Support for British far-right groups hits 20-year low

Far-right groups in the UK are at their lowest ebb for 20 years despite the apparently “favourable” factors of Islamist terrorism and the Rotherham abuse scandal, a watchdog has said, while also attributing the decline to internal splits and the rise of Ukip.

Labour Holds Off Ukip in Byelections

Labour scored comfortable victories in three byelections early on Friday morning, bringing in a hat-trick of new MPs for the party. Ukip also enjoyed a strong performance, coming second in two of the votes, and third in the other.