The number of far-right prisoners convicted for terror offences in Great Britain climbed by a third last year to their highest recorded level, and accounts for more than one in six of all terrorists held in prison, according to official figures.
Labour said the disclosure underlined the “dangerous threat” posed by the far right, which comes after last weekend’s counter-demonstration in Westminster where more than 100 were arrested following violent clashes.
The Home Office data shows that 44 “extreme rightwing” prisoners were in custody for terror offences across Great Britain, up from 33 a year ago. Three years ago, the figure was nine and no higher than five before that.
Those who have been jailed in recent years include Thomas Mair, who murdered Jo Cox four years ago this week, and a neo-Nazi who plotted to killanother Labour MP, Rosie Cooper, with a machete a year later.