Posts Tagged ‘Fascism’

What would British fascism look like?

by James Bloodworth.

It’s been reported that the English Defence League are planning on running in the upcoming local elections, after EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka ‘Tommy Robinson’, signed a pact with the British Freedom Party to field candidates. Presumably an alliance would capitalise on the EDL’s street-level popularity while using the British Freedom Party’s political apparatus – the […]

Tintin in the land of the Nazis

by Andy Newman.

A couple of days ago there was the most extraordinarily lazy piece of reporting I have ever seen on the BBC TV news. In response to the new Hollywood film of the Adventures of Tintin, the Beeb decided to feature Hergé’s “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets”, his first book. The BBC’s angle was […]

The real lessons of Cable Street

by Andy Newman.

This week’s 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street marks an important milestone in British politics; with the benefit of hindsight we know that we triumphed, and the British Union of Fascists (BUF) did not come to power. But the BUF were a serious threat, and despite self-serving banalities from liberals about British propensity towards moderation, […]

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