Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones is a doctoral researcher in history at the University of Northampton, focusing on post-war British fascist and anti-fascist cultures. Educated at Northampton and Oxford Brookes, Jones manages the Searchlight Archive and has provided expert media commentary on the contemporary extreme right and its historical context. He has also co-authored a book chapter on the extremist paramilitary National Socialist Group of the late 1960s.

The Far Right Has a History of Infiltrating the British Army

Mar 21, 2019

The far right recognizes the value, both in training and in terms of access to arms and equipment, that active and former soldiers bring to its organizations. In early October 2018, a photo emerged that showed former leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) posing with...

The Far Right's Transatlantic Money Train

Sep 07, 2018

Why are American groups funding a figure on the British radical right? Since the arrest of former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson for breaching reporting restrictions on a trial and his subsequent imprisonment on contempt of court charges, a large movement has gathered to demand his freedom. Despite Robinson’s...

The Hidden Success of the Far Right's "Free Tommy" Campaign

Jul 11, 2018

If you thought the campaign to free Tommy Robinson was a failure, think again. On June 9, London saw a convergence of thousands of demonstrators to protest the jailing of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, known to most as Tommy Robinson, formerly of the radical-right English Defence League (EDL). Robinson had been arrested...

The British Radical Right's Connection to the Past

Jun 26, 2018

History and legacy provide an explanation as to why the radical right has a stronger presence in some parts of the UK. Anyone listening to the news coverage of the 2018 British local elections would have heard a clear narrative around the radical right — that, at least electorally, things were...