A public inquiry into undercover policing is revealing the extent to which the British police have been spying on the actions of political groups in the UK.
While we still don’t have a full list of every organisation that has been infiltrated by the police, there are still lessons we can learn from this.
We can see that the police are taking the far left seriously – perhaps even more seriously than the far right.
I think we should also acknowledge the very real threat of both sides of the extremism spectrum – the far-left anarchists and communists, and the far right Neo Nazis and anti-Semites
The police aren’t going undercover for no reason – so I think it’s time we called on the government to improve political dialogue and stop pushing vulnerable people to the extremes.