28 April 2015 — Media Diversified
Senior Tory peer and former Times editor, Lord Finkelstein, sits on board of think-tank promoting far-right racism and extremism
Lord Daniel Finkelstein, a close confidant of Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, has expressed his pride in providing a platform for racist far-right extremist views, and leading figures who have promoted such views. He sits on the board of a controversial little-known American think-tank that has endorsed calls for the forcible depopulation of ethnic minorities and Muslims in parts of Europe, and published discredited racist myths such as the idea of “Muslim no-go-zones.”
Lord Finkelstein is a political columnist and former executive editor at The Times of London. Until recently, he was chairman of the well-known Conservative think-tank Policy Exchange and a longtime adviser in the Tory Party. He is currently still a director at Policy Exchange according to company records.
According to the Center for American Progress in Washington DC, a leading think-tank, Nina Rosenwald and the foundations controlled by her and her family are part of “a small, tightly networked group of misinformation experts” that “peddle hate and fear of Muslims and Islam.” Gatestone is an integral part of that network.
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