The Scottish newspaper, the Daily Record, has revealed in its Sunday edition, the Sunday Mail, the identity of a rising leader of the Scottish neo-Nazi movement.
The paper’s investigation discovered that Steven Wright, 45, is a sympathiser of the violent, antisemitic and neo-Nazi group National Action and openly backs other far right groups, including the British Freedom Fighters, the White Brotherhood, and Blood and Honour. Last month, it emerged that National Action is still meeting in secret despite being banned by the Home Secretary in December 2016 following a long campaign by Campaign Against Antisemitism and others.
Wright has been identified as a participant in the recent White Pride march in Edinburgh. Nazi salutes were performed at the march in which up to 40 far-right activists were challenged by approximately 400 counter-protesters. The investigation also names Gary Morrison, who admitted to being a follower of Hitler, as one of two men who allegedly performed Nazi salutes.
Wright was spotted wearing a British Freedom Fighters t-shirt at a Scottish Defence League (SDL) demonstration in Kilmarnock in 2010. In March this year, he appeared at an SDL rally in his home town of Alloa. He regularly wears a scarf emblazoned with Hitler’s notorious SS unit’s Death’s Head insignia. Wright’s fascist connections appear to spread as far as mainland Europe where he was pictured carrying a Scottish flag in Budapest during a far-right demonstration in 2015.
Campaign Against Antisemitism trusts that Scottish authorities will take swift action following this extensive and chilling exposé by the Daily Record. We continue to take a close interest in developments in Scotland.