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Corbyn Going Global – A New International Movement

Mike Holmes - 26 August 2018

A spectre is haunting Europe – the sweaty, unshaven spectre of Steve Bannon.

The ideological godfather of the American alt-right is currently plying his trade throughout Europe. Having been exiled from his post editing Breitbart, the far-right American news outlet, and from his role advising Donald Trump, Bannon has slithered into our waters to support figures like Tommy Robinson and to advise Boris Johnson on his plans for leadership.

One of Bannon's goals is to create an alliance of European political parties which share his toxic ideology. The aim will be to strengthen far-right organisations such as the neo-Nazi Alternative for Germany party, and Le Pen's National Front, enabling them to gain enough support to take power.

In response to this, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has called for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party to form a new international movement to oppose the far-right in Britain, Europe and further afield.... See more