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The British Dream

How Far-Right Rhetoric Became the New Normal

Our politics podcast looks at how racist dogwhistles and fascist apologia infiltrated the national conversation.
Simon Childs
London, GB
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Are we seeing the normalisation of fascism? There's a disturbing pattern of politicians making extreme statements, columnists writing apologia for racism, and far-right figures taking to the airwaves for soft interviews with sycophantic journalists.

On the British Dream this week, Simon Childs chats to Hussein Kesvani about what to make of this new reality, and look at how far-right ideology related to mainstream conservatism and gullible journalism.