For years the BNP, NF etc stopped talking about forcible repatriation in their propaganda because it was seen as so outlandish, so politically unacceptable, so alienating and obscene a concept that even fascists blushed when challenged on it.
So how did we get to this place now, where government ministers, mainstream politicians are openly suggesting forcible repatriation of immigrants? Where Labour leadership contenders are talking about places in the UK where there are "too many immigrants"?.
10 years ago, five years, even a year ago, this kind of language was considered political suicide. The language of the neo-Nazi fringe. Now it is the mainstream.
And the scariest bit? Nobody bats an eye.
Scarier still? If you don't parrot it, if you don't nod your head and agree "well, something's got to be done about them", *you* are the one considered beyond the pale (quite literally!).
Fascism isn't going to come wearing a brown shirt and a swastika armband. It's coming wearing a suit and talking about defending "liberal values".
1).We'll send EU migrant 'surge' back: Brexit Minister David Davis says he may send home Europeans who rush to get in before we leave Brussels (source)
2). "Those who abuse the right to hospitality must go back to their home countries - make no mistake about it," (source)
3). Owen Smith: There are too many immigrants in parts of Britain (source)