Patriotic Alternative

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Patriotic Alternative
LeaderMark Collett
Deputy leaderLaura Tyrie[1] (pseudonym Laura Towler)
FoundedSeptember 2019 (2019-09)
HeadquartersLeeds, West Yorkshire
IdeologyEthnic nationalism
British nationalism
Anti-immigration
Anti-Semitism
Anti-LGBT
Ultranationalism
Political positionFar-right
Colours     Red      Blue
Website
www.patrioticalternative.org.uk

Patriotic Alternative (PA) is a far-right group in the United Kingdom which states that it has active branches in Yorkshire, the East Midlands, the West Midlands, London, the South East, Scotland, the North West, Wales and Eastern England.[2] Its stance has been variously described as antisemitic and fascist.[3]

Patriotic Alternative was founded in September 2019 by the British nationalist[4] and anti-semitic conspiracy theorist[5] Mark Collett, the former director of publicity of the British National Party.

In October 2020, counterterrorism experts reported that extremist far-right groups like Patriotic Alternative were using YouTube to try and recruit people, including children "as young as 12".[6]

In October 2020, Patriotic Alternative members posted leaflets to over 1,000 homes in Hull, England stating that white British people will be a minority in Britain by the 2060s and that the COVID-19 lockdown was an attempt to "take away our freedom".[7]

References[edit]

  1. "PATRIOTIC ALTERNATIVE LTD Company number 12759841". Companies House. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. "About Patriotic Alternative". Patriotic Alternative. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. "Anti-fascists warn of new antisemitic group with neo-Nazi adherents". Jewish News. 17 August 2020. Archived from the original on 17 August 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  4. "YouTube cashes in on neo-Nazi's hate videos". The Sunday Times. 11 August 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  5. Cohen, Nick (18 October 2009). "How the BNP's far-right journey ends up on primetime TV". The Observer. Retrieved 3 August 2018. Earlier this month, Radio 1's Newsbeat cutely allowed "Mark and Joey, two young guys who are members of the BNP", to imply that Chelsea and England footballer Ashley Cole was not really British. It did not reveal that "Mark" was Mark Collett, the BNP's press officer and an admirer of Nazism, and "Joey" was Joey Smith, who runs the BNP's record label.
    - Laura Spitalniak, "Rep. Steve King compares backlash over white supremacy comments to Jesus' suffering", ABC News, 24 April 2019, "retweeting Mark Collett, a neo-Nazi..."
  6. "Far right recruiting children on YouTube". The Times. 6 October 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  7. Mutch, Michael (27 October 2020). "'Utterly insane' far right group bombards Hull homes with leaflets". HullLive. Retrieved 21 December 2020.


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