Generation Identity (GI) UK co-leader Tom Dupré was fired from his banking position at the City of London firm Standard Chartered earlier this week following a campaign by far-left activist group HOPE not Hate (HnH).
Mr. Dupré, who has been co-leader of the UK branch of the Identitarian movement, was found in breach of Standard Chartered’s internal diversity policies following a number of articles in the mainstream media that cited a report from the far-left activist group, City A.M. reports.
The 23-year-old, who joined the Identitarian movement in December, told Breitbart London that he had initially been suspended and was waiting for a review of his case after HnH initially released a report on the UK Identitarian movement entitled “A New Threat.”
BREAKING: Identitarian Activists Unfurl Giant 'Defend London, Stop Islamisation' Banner on Westminster Bridge https://t.co/kQixwu3ruN
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 23, 2017
Following the initial report, Dupré said that HnH senior researcher Dr. Joe Mulhall had emailed and made at least one telephone call to Standard Chartered in order to get him fired for his anti-mass migration and anti-Islamisation political views, claiming that they were a violation of the company’s diversity policies.
Mulhall, who has previously tweeted out to Twitter accounts of the violent far-left extremist Antifa movement asking their “thoughts” on work he has produced for HnH, was also featured in a recent high-profile article about the Identitarians and Dupré published in The Sunday Times.
In the article, Mulhall claimed that GI was “much more extreme than people think and more extreme than groups like the English Defence League”.
HOPE Not Hate Identified in Swedish Military Report on Left Wing Extremist Violence https://t.co/cIX09Mhx7y
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 24, 2018
Generation Identity later responded to the assertions by Mulhall in The Sunday Times saying: “This pseudo-advocacy group has built a platform upon the idleness of contemporary journalists. Whenever a piece is being written on a patriotic group, HNH can be relied upon to supply an alarmist and misleading statement.”
“Presenting themselves as simply being concerned with ‘extremism’ and ‘racism’, this group is continually peddling niche politics that go far beyond its alleged raison d’etre,” they added.
Dupré said that his termination came in the wake of the Sunday Times article as well as several similar articles in other mainstream media outlets, including The Sun which chose to highlight that Dupré plays the clarinet which Mulhall later mentioned on Twitter posting a picture of a Nazi SS soldier playing the instrument.
Oooh this sounds fun! Is @tomdupresh going to play his clarinet for us at this party? Maybe a little number from his favourite album pic.twitter.com/UI1S3Pchdo
— Joe Mulhall (@JoeMulhall_) May 21, 2018
The firing comes after HnH and Swedish “anti-hate” organisation Expo, both of which receive funding from left-wing billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, were included in a Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) report on far-left extremist violence.
The report cited the two activist organisations as intelligence gatherers on various right-wing and far-right groups, information that is sometimes used by violent far-left organisations like Antifa.
This was the case last month at the GI UK conference in which HnH published the private venue holding the event on Twitter, which was republished by Antifa extremists who turned up hours later initiating violence that led to the arrest of one far-leftist.
Dupré said that he was planning on appealing his termination and refused to rule out potential future legal action against HOPE not Hate.