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(not satire – it’s the Daily Mail!)

The founder of the far-right English Defence League Tommy Robinson has announced he is to head a new-ish far-right group called Pegida.

In fact Pegida isn’t at all that new. It has been operating in Germany for some time now – where its leader is infamous for doing impersonations of Hitler:


But Pegida also has supporters in the UK – not least the Daily Mail which has praised the German movement in fulsome terms and even referred to its members as “decent German people” and “rational folks“:

“Decent German people” – Daily Mail on far-right group led by Hitler impersonator

The Mail of course has a long and wretched history of supporting far-right German movements…