The man who advised David Cameron on anti-terror policy is himself on a watchlist used by banks to blacklist potential customers, it was revealed today. Maajid Nawaz, a former Lib Dem candidate and chair of the think tank Quilliam Foundation, was secretly given a “terrorism” designation on a confidential database run by banks. The list […]

Controversial anti-extremism group Quilliam were left red-faced this weekend — after far-right goon Tommy Robinson revealed they had paid him £8,000 after he quit the English Defence League. What’s more, the news comes nearly two years after a Quilliam spokesman vigorously denied a financial relationship with Robinson when queried on the issue by Scrapbook.

While funding for a controversial anti-extremism body was explored by Newsnight as a proxy for tensions between Michael Gove and Theresa May last week, what has drawn less scrutiny is Gove’s role in securing a £120,000 bail out for a think tank whose advisory board he had sat on until he entered government. The Quilliam Foundation had its ‘preventing […]

Quilliam denied claims they would pay ex-EDL leader But emails reveal they planned taxpayer-funded bung FOI exposes begging letters to Eric Pickles’ department Having brokered Tommy Robinson’s exit from the EDL, the anti-Islamist Quilliam Foundation faced accusations that the link-up was motivated by their less-than-great financial position. Indeed, Maajid Nawaz is rumoured to have approached at least one other […]

With former EDL leader Tommy Robinson currently banged up for mortgage fraud, connoisseurs of goonish far-right behaviour are having to sate themselves with the antics of Robinson’s EDL sidekick Kevin Carroll. Carroll sat alongside Robinson (and Quilliam Foundation executive director Maajid Nawaz) at the press conference heralding their exit from the EDL — and their rejection of violence […]

While rumours abound that newly-reformed-pleasant-chap Tommy Robinson is looking to feather his nest through anti-extremism speaking and “consultancy”, it nevertheless comes as something of a shock to find the former EDL leader is to embark on a tour of SCHOOLS. According to the Mirror, Robinson will be speaking to children about, errr, tolerance. Scrapbook has had a […]

Yesterday Scrapbook published figures which show that government funding for the Quilliam Foundation — the anti-extremism body linked to former EDL leader Tommy Robinson — has now fallen off a cliff. But they nevertheless received some £186,000 from the Home Office after April 2010. So why did Quilliam chairman Maajid Nawaz claim on Twitter last month that their […]

Anti-extremism group The Quilliam Foundation has denied suggestions it was threatened with closure before making the high stakes gamble of jumping into bed with convicted thug and fraudster Tommy Robinson. Speaking to Scrapbook, a spokesman for the organisation also refuted claims its financial circumstances had forced it to explore the possibility of a merger with other organisations. While […]