Well you’re right of course, but I don’t think people are saying we (in the UK) are living in a fascist state – they are saying we are currently moving in the wrong direction. Case in point – fashion has changed and they’re not wearing the big burgundy docs anymore, but after a few decades of being laughed off the streets the Nazi types are starting to feel embolded to come out again.

Trump is more than just a buffoon, and the rise of the far right in the US is more than just Trump. And the far right is enjoying something of a resurgence in plenty of places around Europe too. You’d be quite right to call some of the comments we’ve been seeing hysterical hyperbole, but if you’re suggesting we have nothing to worry about you are dead wrong.