I’m Right Wing but not a Hater

At Resisting Hate we get a lot of criticism that we only focus on hate from the right wing and we have a strong left wing bias. This is probably true but it is important to look at balanced views as at best we can learn from other people and at least we can start […]

The Scale of Casual Racism

I’m here to fight the extremism, because it’s filthy, hateful and unbelievably evil in a way which I have never quite realised before (becoming involved with Resisting Hate). And yes, it’s immensely dangerous, it risks contagion and am I am totally committed. But thankfully support for far right extremism isn’t huge so we have every […]

Resisting Hate – Our Beliefs and Values

As Resisting Hate have grown as a group and a community we have started to receive a lot more coverage. Some of this has been very positive, some not so positive and some downright libellous. But one thing it has shown us is that it is important to be transparent and  consistent with the messages […]

Give Our Young People A Voice

The divisions in Britain since the EU referendum a year ago have been written about extensively. Our group Resisting Hate and many others have publicly discussed the increase in racism, in Islamophobia and in Anti Semitism. In particular we have witnessed a surge of hostility to non British nationals. What has not been so well […]

21,500 Reasons Not To Vote Conservative

When atrocity happens right in the middle of an election campaign it is a knee jerk reaction for some to say that the event should be referenced by neither party and that, out of respect, for the victims no attempt to make political capital should be undertaken. While I applaud the humanity of respecting the […]

Why Not Everybody Should Vote

It has been my custom for several years to encourage people to use their vote at local and general elections. I have always believed that the right to express an opinion at the ballot box is the cornerstone of a working democracy and a responsibility that should be taken seriously. Voter apathy frustrated me and […]

The Problem With The Will Of The People

Possibly the most oft quoted catchphrase of the post Brexit referendum world is the statement ‘The Will of the People.’ It is hard to find a single article on the EU referendum that doesn’t make reference to the words that have become synonymous with the concept of democracy. However when discussing democracy it is important […]

Politics And Our Relationships

Last year was one of the most politically turbulent in living memory for the citizens of Britain. The impact of the country voting to leave the European Union will be debated and discussed for years to come and Brexit will take its place in the history books as one of the pivotal turning points of […]

Government Accountable To People

Looks like the bleachers are full of…..one person it seems. Hmmmmmmmmm. The inauguration was quite an eye opener. The only time I’d seen protests on around the same scale was when Bush Jr had his inauguration- If one this is very clear, the US voting system needs to be addressed so that you don’t get […]

So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

Guest article from an associate of Resisting Hate who wishes to remain anonymous. Last year I was assaulted and heavily injured, my crime, wearing a Remain button and having a slight accent, luckily my dog who was roaming in the bushes heard me scream and saw the attacker off, which stopped him from doing more […]

Claiming 2017 Back From The Haters

There is little need to recap the chaos of 2016. Certainly to anyone with a social media presence or who reads the newspapers the horrors have been all too evident. From an increase in worldwide terrorism to the shock Brexit referendum through the rise in Nationalism, evidenced by support for hate groups like Britain First […]

Why We Could Never Have Voted Brexit

It is rare to find our pro diversity group agreeing unanimously on anything. The strength of our group lies not in conforming our views to fit a party line but in respecting the different views and beliefs held by our members. This defines tolerance as opposed to conformity which pretty much encapsulates the ethos of […]