Terror suspect likened National Action ideology to Labour Party, court hears

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A neo-Nazi terror suspect likened the ideology of the outlawed National Action group to views held by the Labour Party, a court heard.

Garry Jack, 23, claimed that accusations of antisemitism against Labour proved that controversial opinions were not unique to the banned group, and asked police if Corbyn should also be regarded as a terrorist.

He also claimed that President Trump's description of African countries as “s**tholes” and Mexicans as “rapists” were further proof of this.

Jack along with Mark Jones, 24, Alice Cutter, 22, and Connor Scothern, 18, deny a charge of belonging to the terror group, which was proscribed in December 2016.

The defendants are alleged to have been posting in an online chat group entitled Triple K Mafia, which the prosecution claim was National Action under a new name.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard a transcript of comments Jack made in police interview after he was arrested in September 2018.

Prosecutor Naomi Parsons read out the statements made by Jack, in which he told police: “A lot of the ideas expressed in the chats were not unique to National Action.

"Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party has been accused of antisemitism. Does that make him a member of National Action?".

The trial continues.

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