There's actually been quite a lot of work against the far right in the UK
This is true, at this level, Fia. And I have met Hope not Hate before - excellent site.
I was thinking more about the population as a whole. There have been cases where large "crowds" have been raised in Britain in response to some things (including the anti-globalisation movements which is another matter), have these reached the levels of passion that are raised in other countries?
I am saying the passions raised to a high degree are necessarily a good thing, but there does seem to be a pattern where, if there has been a large popular response with a threat of violence this can translate into action by the authorities or new laws against the radicals.
To beat the far right white organisations it is going to take a strong "white British" backlash against them to have any real effect. Is there any evidence that, in terms of demonstrations, this is happening? I do get that feeling that legislation against racially aggressive groups comes after a series of "passionate" demonstrations. Web sites etc. are preaching to the converted mainly, such things must be stuck under the public nose to get them really noticed and attract action by the authorities. Ensuring that such action goes in the right direction must take a lot of carefully planning and a degree of discipline.
If the anti-right groups consist of a very high proportion of immigrants and members of ethnic minorities and act in a violent manner they risk giving the radicals ammunition.
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."