Following a long campaign by Campaign Against Antisemitism, violent neo-Nazi group National Action will now finally become a “proscribed organisation” when Home Secretary Amber Rudd declares it a banned terrorist group tomorrow.
National Action is a growing neo-Nazi group in Britain. Whilst seeking prosecutions for its relentless incitement against Jews, including calling for a new Holocaust, Campaign Against Antisemitism has also long campaigned for the Home Secretary to declare the group a terrorist organisation.
In common with other terrorist groups, National Action radicalises and indoctrinates the young, teaches them violence, attacks the police and the public and demands the annihilation of Jews.
In recent weeks, National Action has lauded the murder of Jo Cox and attempted to assert control over territory in Liverpool and Newbury. Last month we increased our work in the media and on social networks, including releasing our five-minute video exposing the true nature of National Action, and successfully freezing donations by the public to the group.
Tomorrow, under section 3(3)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary will issue an Order adding National Action to the list of Proscribed Organisations, which will instantly render it a criminal offence to recruit for, be a member of or in any way support National Action, including displaying National Action flags, posters or banners.
Campaign Against Antisemitism has worked hard for this change, along with others. This decision by the Home Secretary is something we have long called for and sends a strong message that the far-right is in the government’s sights and will not be permitted to continue its incitement and violence.
We would also like to thank everyone who supported our work.