Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray (L) and a pro-Brexit protester argue as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in WestminsterCredit:Jack Taylor/Getty Images According to HOPE Not Hate, an anti-fascist group, Yellow Vests is also linked to the Liberty Defenders, a group founded by Timothy Scott, who led the Pegida UK group, an anti-Islam group established by Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson. However, the Liberty Defenders last night distanced itself from the Yellow Vests posting a statement online claiming they are “not right wing, just patriotic”. The Yellow Vests is understood to be planning a series of weekend protest in major cities, including Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester, with many apparently targeting offices of politicians who want to remain in the European Union.Nick Lowles, of HOPE Not Hate, said: “With the Brexit clock running down, the threat from the far right is growing and the risk of disorder and violence is on the rise. While everyone should be allowed to protest peacefully, it is time for the authorities to clamp down on the bullying and threatening tactics used by these extremists before someone is seriously injured.” Now, they target the Houses of Parliament on a daily basis standing opposite pro-European campaigners as both camps compete to be seen and heard on live television broadcasts outside the Palace of Westminster.The group has emerged from the dying embers of the English Defence League, and uses social media to rally supporters who are often bussed into the capital for protests. In December, a group of predominantly middle-aged mes wearing high-vis jackets blockaded a few bridges leading into central London.Armed with loudhailers and carrying flags of St George, they chanted slogans claiming the will of the people over Brexit was being betrayed by the Government.Video clips of the Yellow Vests protests posted online show how the demonstrations became increasingly ugly as anyone who dared challenge them was met with a tirade of foul-mouthed abuse.Inspired by the ‘gilet jaune’ French protesters opposed to Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, the British group has also held demonstrations outside Government buildings, including the Cabinet Office and Downing Street, as well as the Labour Party’s headquarters and even a London radio station. Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, AKA Tommy Robinson, founder and former leader of the anti-Islam English Defence LeagueCredit:DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.