As the number of terror offences committed in Britain has dropped dramatically since the London Tube bombings in 2005, the country faces a new peril in far-right extremism, a group of MPs says. The home affairs select committee published its report, Roots of Violent Radicalisation, after looking into why people turn to terrorism and what can be done about it.
Mainstream political parties must tackle far-right groups through doorstep "hearts and minds" campaigns that tackle anti-Muslim sentiments at local level, according to two reports on challenging extremists.
The rise of career politicians, and the fall of grassroots activists, has left a vacuum across Europe for populist anti-establishment groups, warns the paper Right Response, published by the international affairs thinktank Chatham House. These groups now tapped into voters' feeling of being "disenfranchised" by out-of-touch politicians.