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Britain First couldn’t have wished for better press coverage if they’d designed it themselves

After Trump retweeted a comment from the far-right group, the media on both sides of the pond scrambled to, apparently, give them as much airtime as possible

By Steve Bloomfield  

The deputy leader of Britain First is interviewed. Photo: YouTube screengrab/National Libertarian

When the Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik appeared in court after killing 77 people in 2011 he gave a Nazi salute. It was a dramatic moment which led news bulletins around the world and was plastered across front pages. Which was exactly what Breivik wanted. When Osama Bin Laden released a speech on the eve of the 2004 US presidential election, warning he would strike the US again and criticising President George W Bush’s response to 9/11,…

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