Drive-by Planet: UK police racism: tirade of abuse recorded by black victim

Met police in the UK have been accused of racism so often it has led more than a few critics to claim that racist attitudes are “institutionalized” in the force. Incidents have kept recurring over the years with no convincing evidence that Scotland Yard is getting serious about dealing with the problem. Now Met Police ...

Drive-by Planet: UK study finds hardcore far-right support for ‘armed conflict’

An important new study out of the UK suggests that a hardcore of far-right supporters believe conflict between ethnic, racial and religious groups is unavoidable. Guardian: The study, From Voting to Violence? Rightwing Extremists in Modern Britain (pdf), by Matthew Goodwin, of the University of Nottingham, and Jocelyn Evans, of Salford University, was launched at ...