Let’s be clear: the government is right to note that we face an extremist threat. Fascism is growing in out society. Threats are commonplace. I have no time for them. They are utterly unacceptable, from wherever they come.
But let’s also be clear that as far as I can see the only left wing extremists that will be found are likely to be, in the government’s opinion, Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter. Both take action to affirm the right to live in freedom of fear.
In contrast, on the right what we are seeing is the active promotion of fear. Oppression of others is the stock-in-trade of the right.
Nice to see it so clearly put. Those who are my mates cannot be extremists because would I be mates with an extremist?