Glyn Ford

Glyn Ford, Labour MEP for South West England, is Chair of the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into the Growth of Racism and Fascism in Europe. He was a member of the Council of Ministers Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia and of the European Union delegation to the World Conference on Racism in Durban. He has also served as the National Treasurer of the Anti-Nazi League.

Europe was torn apart by fascism in the 1930s, and when the Second World War ended in 1945, remnants of extreme right parties re-emerged on the margins of politics. By the 1980s, when the forgetting had started, some began to pick up protest votes as immigrants became an issue, driven by tabloid journalists looking for a cheap story.