So, I’m driving home from the airport at the end of a long day and I turn on the radio to relax. Mistake. I happened upon the first in a new series of File on Four. It was about the terrorist threat we face here in the UK. It was about the extremists that seek to cause mass slaughter. It was about….the “extreme right”.
Intrepid BBC reporter Alan Urry sets it all up by reminding us of those dreadful attacks……on mosques. Then there is the nightmarish English Defence League and their endless provocations. Throw in some Hitler memorabilia, white supremacists and lots of “right-wing” references and the groupthink meme is reinforced.
Now I believe that ALL forms of terrorism need to be tackled in the most vigorous way possible but I find the suggestion in this programme that “extreme right” terrorists constitute the single greatest menace to the UK at this time surreal, Did I imagine 7/7?