As most of you will know, Generation Identity has been planning and organising a major conference, which is taking place tomorrow on April 14th. As part of this, we had arranged for several activists from other European branches of Generation Identity to come to the U.K. to deliver talks on the progress made in their respective countries, and the implications for the European movement as a whole.

It seems that unlike rehousing returning Islamic State jihadists in Council properties, the idea of our conference going ahead as planned was unacceptable to the Home Office. In a violation of the right of free movement across the European Union, our activists Abel Bodi and Martin Sellner have been detained at the airport this evening. The idea that either of these two individuals are “dangerous” is clearly ludicrous – as is the notion that a major disturbance could occur  at a private event, attended only by our supporters. In reality these are both simply poor excuses.

What seems to be going on is that the Home Office is being advised, either by the Police or much more likely by disreputable NGOs such as “Hope not Hate”, that Generation Identity is a threat to public security. We have repeatedly debunked the various mischaracterizations of Generation Identity, but it appears the Home Office is more concerned about an explicitly non-violent group of young people talking to one another, than the now near-nightly slaughter on London’s streets, the large areas of our country left to rot in the “new economy”, the ever-present spectre of Islamic terrorism, or indeed the stifling and silencing of free and open debate which Theresa May’s government has presided over and which this latest detainment is yet another example of.

This setback will not affect the growth of GI in the U.K., will not prevent our development of strong ties with the Identitarian movement on the continent, and certainly will not prevent a lively and enjoyable conference tomorrow. All of the speeches prepared will be delivered, and will be broadcast live along with addresses from our British activists. We look forward to seeing many of our friends and supporters there tomorrow, and look forward to a renewed focus on the implications of politically motivated “travel bans” in the ongoing debate around freedom of speech in Britain.