Blood and Honour: Johnson pressed to act

By Leon Symons, October 1, 2009

Shadow security minister Baroness Neville-Jones has called on home secretary Alan Johnson to proscribe the extreme right wing group Blood & Honour.

Only last week the group was reported to the police for distributing racially offensive CDs.

Now the baroness has written to Mr Johnson, complaining that as well as the CDs, the group has a “field manual” that talked of “die-hard Nazis” are still “have an option (of action) through leaderless resistance and direct action ... to stalk the worst enemies of our race. They expect no support and assistance but they deserve acknowledgement and understanding’.”

Baroness Neville-Jones asked Mr Johnson for his assessment of the group’s activities and contended that they were breaking the Public order Act of 1986 and the Terrorism Acts of 2000 and 2006, which specified that “the encouragement of terrorism and the dissemination of terrorist publications are offences, On the face of it, there appears to be a very strong case for the proscription of Blood & Honour”.

She reminded Mr Johnson that the government’s PREVENT strategy had been updated earlier this year to include all forms of extremism, including that of the extreme right.

Last updated: 4:35pm, October 1 2009