The far right in Britain has mobilised its biggest ever demonstration. Around 15,000 people joined the “Free Tommy Robinson” demo in Whitehall, central London on Saturday 9 June. We look here at what the march means in the context of the fast-developing new far right movement in Britain. Saturday’s demo was far bigger than anything produced by the English Defence League (EDL) or by the National Front in the 1970s. Even Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists was only able to stage events on this sort of scale indoors. It came just a month after 5,000 turned out for the “Day for Freedom” protest called by Robinson, also in Whitehall, a professionally produced rally which we argued marked a turning point for fascists and the far right in Britain. And in the run-up to Saturday’s huge turn-out of racists and fascists, we saw three major far right mobilisations in the space of a week, in a sudden speed-up of the far right street movement. The 9 June demonstration called for the release of Tommy Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – who was jailed last month for contempt of court, an offence to which he pleaded guilty. Saturday’s events began with thousands of Tommy Robinson ...