[ National Front members and anti-racism demonstrators at Parliament]
It’s tempting to be relaxed about the issue of hate speech in this country, when the sort of racist extremists who are a scourge internationally can muster only a half-dozen miserable specimens for a protest at Parliament.
Our so-called National Front may be risible. But the same weekend its feeble protest was drowned out by anti-racism demonstrators, Iranian Embassy first secretary Hormoz Ghahremani was reported as giving an inflammatory anti-israel addess at a mosque meeting at which others called for the annihilation of Israel and denied the Holocaust.
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