List of British fascist parties

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Although Fascism in the United Kingdom never reached the heights of many of its European counterparts, British politics after the First World War saw the emergence of a number of fascist movements, none of which ever came to power.


A flowchart showing the history of the early British fascist movement

A number of fascist movements emerged before the Second World War. Amongst those that were founded were:


After the Second World War a handful of groups emerged which looked directly to fascism and Nazism for their inspiration. Those who have openly done so are:

National Front demonstration in Yorkshire, 1970s


  • R. Benewick, Political Violence and Public Order, London: Allan Lane, 1969
  • M. Cronin (ed.), The Failure of British Fascism, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996
  • R. Eatwell, Fascism : A History, London: Pimlico, 2003
  • R. Thurlow, Fascism in Britain, London: IB Tauris, 1998


  1. ^ Martin Pugh, 'Hurrah for the Blackshirts!' Fascists and Fascism in Britain between the Wars (London 2005)
  2. ^ RJB Bosworth, "The British Press, the Conservatives, and Mussolini, 1920-34", Journal of Contemporary History, 1970