SMC’s director is Fiona Fox, a contributor to Living Marxism (which closed in March 2000 following a libel lawsuit brought by British news agency ITN) and an apologist for the 1994 mass slaughter of Tutsi and moderate Hutu by the Hutu majority in Rwanda.

Under the pseudonym Fiona Foster, she wrote a 1995 article arguing that “this was not a pre-planned genocide of one tribe by another” (Living Marxism/the LM Group also denied Serbian war crimes).[21][22] SMC and the related Institute of Ideas (headed by Fiona Fox’s sister Claire Fox) and Spiked Online (both of which also have ties to the LM Group) all push genetically modified organisms (GMOs).[23]