Great Britain

New Issues Group

A secretive organisation in the House of Lords called the New Issues Group (NIG) has been [exposed by anti-racist charity Hope Not Hate]( For more than a decade, the NIG has been collaborating with far-right activists. The group includes former UKIP leader Malcolm Pearson and the Conservative former deputy speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Cox. The NIG’s existence was revealed when Pearson sent an email to 235 people instead of bcc’ing them. The email was sent to Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon and American anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller among others.