Board of Deputies announces public meeting on the threat of the far-right

In the aftermath of yesterday’s appalling far-right attack in Halle, the Board of Deputies of British Jews has announced a public meeting at the House of Commons on the rising threat of the far-right, with a panel featuring former far-right activist Matthew Collins, who now works for HOPE not Hate.

Also appearing on the panel will be Dr Omar Khan – Director, Runnymede Trust; Anna Soubry MP – Leader of The Independent Group for Change; Amanda Bowman – Vice President, Board of Deputies of British Jews and  a representative from the  Community Security Trust.

Amanda Bowman, who will chair the meeting, said: “The past few years have seen far-right terrorist attacks – particularly on Jews and Muslims, not only in the UK but also in Germany, New Zealand, Norway and the USA. We’ve also seen the worrying re-emergence of far-right political parties and rhetoric. This cannot go unchallenged, and fighting this lethal hate must be an urgent priority for the Jewish community.”


Event details:

HATE ON THE MARCH: How should the Jewish community respond to the rise of the far right?

Thursday 12 December, 2019

7pm, Committee Room 14, House of Commons


Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing


The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.