London — Two Britons were jailed on Wednesday after being convicted of belonging to a banned white supremacist group, following a trial in which another defendant had earlier pleaded guilty to plotting to kill an elected MP. Christopher Lythgoe and Matthew Hankinson were found guilty at London’s Old Bailey Court of being members of National Action, a neo-Nazi organisation that claimed a race war was imminent. The organisation was banned in 2016 after it praised the murder of Jo Cox, an opposition Labour MP, in a frenzied street attack by a Nazi-obsessed loner, the first far-right group to be outlawed in Britain since the Second World War. At the start of the trial, defendant Jack Renshaw admitted to buying a machete for the purpose of killing another Labour MP, Rosie Cooper, as well as making a threat to kill a police officer. Prosecutors said the aim of National Action, which was formed in 2013, was to start a race war. The group had said it wanted to free white Britain from Jewish...

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