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Exposed This is the face of Britain First fascist behind hate campaign against homeless immigrants

We found Davey Fisher cowering in his upstairs bedroom, where he was forced to isolate after contracting Covid

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Davey Fisher this week looking out his bedroom window where he’s isolating with Covid

Davey Fisher this week looking out his bedroom window where he’s isolating with Covid

Davey Fisher this week looking out his bedroom window where he’s isolating with Covid

This is the prime mover in Britain First who led a hate campaign this week against homeless immigrants in a Belfast hotel.

We found Davey Fisher cowering in his upstairs bedroom, where he was forced to isolate after contracting Covid.

And it emerged that police were investigating the incident outside a hotel in south Belfast on Tuesday morning when foreign nationals were challenged in the street.

But the Sunday World can reveal the ultra-right-wing group's Northern Ireland boss Fisher called a halt to the controversial crusade after he caught the deadly virus.

Fisher and his far-right fringe group leader Paul Golding were filmed confronting foreign nationals outside a hotel. The Britain First representatives demanded to know the visitors' countries of origin.

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Davey Fisher

Davey Fisher

Davey Fisher

Refugees had arrived at the hotel courtesy of the Social Services which had arranged for them to have a meal in the dining room.

But approaching the strangers as they arrived, Fisher and Golding pressed people they branded 'illegal immigrants', asking them to answer their questions.

They demanded to know which country they had come from before arriving in Northern Ireland. And they wanted to know who was paying for their accommodation.

Many of the immigrants were confused, trying to communicate with broken English and obviously believing the people asking the questions were friendly.

In the six-minute video, the Britain First men also claimed every room in the hotel was being 'funded by the British taxpayer'.

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A scene from the Britain First video of foreign nationals in the Belfast hotel

A scene from the Britain First video of foreign nationals in the Belfast hotel

A scene from the Britain First video of foreign nationals in the Belfast hotel

At one point they shouted through a window at an immigrant waiting in an orderly queue inside to order food at a self-service breakfast bar.

"People in Belfast and people in Northern Ireland can't afford to heat their houses or feed their families," said Fisher, who speaks for Britain First in Northern Ireland.

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"They're living in poverty, but look at this. It's an absolute disgrace," he ranted in University Street as marginalised members of society filed past him.

Although the person accompanying Fisher isn't seen on camera, the Sunday World can confirm it was in fact Britain First leader Paul Golding.

But the normally mouthy Fisher remained tight-lipped when the Sunday World caught up with him at his Belfast home to quiz him about the harassment of immigrants.

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Davey Fisher addresses Britain First Northern Ireland (BFNI) leadership meeting in Belfast

Davey Fisher addresses Britain First Northern Ireland (BFNI) leadership meeting in Belfast

Davey Fisher addresses Britain First Northern Ireland (BFNI) leadership meeting in Belfast

"I can't come to the door. I've got Covid," said a pale-looking Fisher.

Speaking through an upstairs bedroom window at his heavily fortified terrace home in the Oldpark area, Fisher said he had suspended the campaign because he was isolating.

But he declined to confirm if he had contracted the virus during his foray into south Belfast two days before.

Bespectacled Fisher then offered to call his party leader Paul Golding. He explained that Golding would speak about the matter, before putting the device on speaker phone.

But the London-based Britain First founder - who has previously been jailed for a hate offence -

was equally stuck of words about why he and Fisher had allegedly harassed hard-pressed immigrants in south Belfast.

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Davy Fisher, centre left, with council members

Davy Fisher, centre left, with council members

Davy Fisher, centre left, with council members

"Tell Jordan to go and f*** himself," the normally smooth-talking Golding barked down the phone at Fisher.

Fisher then said: "Paul doesn't want to talk to you. Take yourself off," before adding: "By the way, I don't speak for Britain First. I'm just an activist."

Despite his assertions, Fisher is listed along with Belfast men Sam Cochrane and Aaron McClenaghan as a joint leader of Britain First Northern Ireland.

Yesterday Claire Hanna - the SDLP MP for South Belfast - said she had been made aware of the Britain First incident outside a hotel in her constituency.

And she said: "Far right groups pop up here periodically to foment anger and division, while never having anything serious to say about poverty alleviation or foreign policy.

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Davey Fisher chats with our man Hugh

Davey Fisher chats with our man Hugh

Davey Fisher chats with our man Hugh

"The odd time they put their dead-end hate-mongering before the electorate, it is roundly rejected by voters here.

"Public services, particularly health and housing have been under funded and neglected here for decades," she said.

The MP added: "The state they are in isn't the fault of people fleeing war, hunger and climate chaos."

The PSNI confirmed its officers were reviewing online footage of Britain First members confronting alleged migrants at the hotel.

Superintendent Gerard Pollock of the PSNI confirmed his officers had attended the scene at the time.

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Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding

Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding

Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding

"We are now reviewing the footage, along with other evidence available to the police to establish if any offences had been committed," he said.

Three years ago, the BBC Spotlight team carried out an investigation into Britain First's failed attempts to get a political foothold in Northern Ireland.

In the programme, the party's then deputy leader Jayda Fransen alleged she had been violently assaulted by Golding.

She further alleged Golding had kept her prisoner in her own home.

hjordan.media@btinternet.com

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