Chaos is being normalised. It is all part of Boris Johnson’s pernicious plan | Paul Mason

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To expedite his power grab, the prime minister has brought darkness to our democracy and to our streets. We must resist

On Saturday, for the first time in living memory, neo-fascists were chanting the name of the serving prime minister. Supporters of the English Defence League and the Democratic Football Lads Alliance wandered around Whitehall some drunk, harassing random remain protesters and shouting into the faces of journalists until, inevitably, they attacked the police.

It’s part of an unnerving trend that’s emerged in the past two weeks: the normalisation of chaos.

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Outcry as Bolsonaro’s son questions value of democracy in Brazil

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  • Carlos Bolsonaro accused of ‘flirting with coup-mongering’
  • President is an admirer of Brazil’s former military dictatorship

The rumbustious son of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has come under heavy fire from across the political spectrum after claiming rapid political change was unachievable “through democratic means”.

Related: Brazil: tortured dissidents appalled by Bolsonaro’s praise for dictatorship

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