Jack Buckby

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Jack Buckby
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Buckby outside the Houses of Parliament in 2018
Born (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 26)
Lancashire, England
Occupationauthor, newscaster, writer, researcher, campaign manager
Years active2012-present
Political partyBNP (before 2013)
Liberty GB (2013–2017)
For Britain (2017–present)[1]
Websitejackbuckby.co.uk

Jack Buckby (born 10 February 1993)[2] is a British politician, author,[3] political activist[4] and researcher. He is a newscaster for Poland Daily, an English-speaking news channel on the Telewizja Republika television network.[5] He joined Anne Marie Waters's 2017 UKIP leadership election campaign team and served as campaign manager.[6] Buckby frequently publishes content that is critical of Islam, multiculturalism and the European Union.[2]

During his time in the BNP, Buckby was widely viewed as a potential successor to BNP leader Nick Griffin, and has been described in media as a "rising star" of the right[7][8][9] and the "boy wonder of the British far-right".[10] Buckby left the BNP in 2013, claiming the party was racist.[11] He joined Liberty GB as a press officer, where he stood for election in the 2014 European elections and as a parliamentary candidate in 2016 Batley and Spen by-election. In October 2017, it was reported that he'd joined new political party For Britain.[1]

Buckby was the founder of the youth group National Culturists.[12] He was formerly a researcher, columnist and contributor for The Rebel Media.[13][1] He has been published in Taki's Magazine[14] and The Spectator.[15] In May 2017, he released his first book A Paradoxical Alliance with American co-author Matt Palumbo. In April 2019, he released his second book Architects of Betrayal.[16]

Career[edit]

Buckby claims he was expelled from the University of Liverpool after protesting a lecturer who attempted to justify the murder of Lee Rugby.[17][2] Taki's Magazine reported that he was "removed from his studies for refusing to abide by politically correct school rules".[14]

From July 2017, his collaboration with Anne Marie Waters on her leadership election bid with political party UKIP, began to be covered nationally by media.[18][19][20] The Guardian pointed out that Buckby, a former British National Party member,[21] is barred from ever joining UKIP, and speculated whether this could effect the legitimacy of the campaign.[22] On 30 October 2017, Waters publicly defended Buckby's role in her campaign following ITV's Exposure episode Undercover: Inside Britain's New Far Right.[23]

On 10 September 2017, he attended a Gays Against Sharia march from Temple Meads railway station in Bristol, alongside Paul Weston, Anne Marie Waters and other activists.[24][25] Vice published images of Buckby at the demonstration, referring to him as the "boy wonder of the British far-right" for a second time.[26][10]

On 12 November 2017, Buckby was involved in Poland's annual Independence Day celebration, which saw 60,000 people marching in a procession through the streets of Warsaw.[27]

On 14 April 2018, IGN featured his comments regarding The Simpsons character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Defending the show's stereotype, Buckby stated that he'd "never seen a single British person complain about the show's pretty crap portrayal of Brits."[28]

Personal life[edit]

Buckby is engaged to fellow The Rebel Media commentator Martina Markota.[29]

Controversies[edit]

Buckby has been at the centre of several national media controversies.

Jo Cox contested seat[edit]

In June 2016, Buckby received attention from national newspapers,[30][31][32] and wide-ranging criticism for standing in the 2016 Batley and Spen by-election after the murder of MP Jo Cox, claiming the Labour party had "blood on its hands".[33] He drew criticism from Labour MP Jack Dromey, who described the move as "obscene, outrageous and contemptible".[34][35] BBC News noted his intention to stand, despite the commitments from all parliamentary parties to leave the seat uncontested.[36]

Rape comments on Channel 4[edit]

In February 2017, appearing on a Channel 4 live debate,[37] Buckby caused widespread condemnation after he told National Union of Students campaigner, Barbara Ntumy,[38] that "I hope you don't get raped" after challenging Ntumy to "take in" a Syrian refugee.[39][40]

Elections contested[edit]

UK Parliament elections[edit]

Date Constituency Party Votes %
2016 Batley and Spen by-election Liberty GB 220 1.1

European Parliament elections[edit]

Date Constituency Party Votes % Note
2014 South East England Liberty GB 2,494 0.1 Multi-member constituency.
Other candidates: Paul Weston, Enza Ferreri

Bibliography[edit]

Year Book Publisher
2017 A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair With Islam[3][41] CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform[42]
2019 Architects of Betrayal: How Parliament Tried to Thwart Brexit, from Chequers to the Meaningful Vote Independently Published

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "'For Britain', against Islam". Hope not Hate.
  2. ^ a b c "Jack Buckby: The fresh young face of Britain's right". Cafébabel. 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b "A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair With Islam". Barnes & Noble. 15 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Alt-Right's Jack Buckby On Channel 4 News In Shocking Rant About Syrian Refugees". HuffPost. 9 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Jack Buckby on Poland Daily - the Vistula Spit Canal, EU and Russia". POLANDDAILY.COM. 2019-03-07. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  6. ^ "By joining Rebel Media, Katie Hopkins is embracing the British far-right". Huck. 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Who is Jack Buckby, the fascist dropout that contested Jo Cox's seat?". The Tab. 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Former BNP member to contest Jo Cox's seat in by-election". The Times. 19 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Jo Cox report urges UK to help world's troubled regions". The Week. 26 January 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Meet the Boy Wonder of the British Far-Right". Vice. 20 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Jo Cox: Former BNP politician Jack Buckby to contest by-election for murdered MP's Batley and Spen seat". The Independent. 19 June 2016.
  12. ^ "What I Learned From Spending A Year Infiltrating Britain's Far-Right". HuffPost. 9 November 2017.
  13. ^ "About Jack". Jack Buckby.
  14. ^ a b "Contributor: Jack Buckby". Taki's Magazine.
  15. ^ "Terrorism diary | The Spectator". The Spectator. 2017-04-15. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  16. ^ Buckby, Jack (2019). Architects of Betrayal: How Parliament Tried to Thwart Brexit, from Chequers to the Meaningful Vote.
  17. ^ "Jack Buckby: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know". Heavy.com. 21 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Failed Ukip leadership candidate Anne Marie Waters proclaims 'Jihad 1, Truth 0' after shock defeat". The Independent. 30 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Meet Anne Marie Waters – the Ukip politician too extreme for Nigel Farage". New Statesman. 18 August 2017.
  20. ^ "Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott signals he could quit party if Anne Marie Waters becomes leader". Evening Chronicle. 8 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Ukip loser Anne Marie Waters will start far-right party". The Times. 12 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Ukip leadership hopeful gets help with campaign from ex-BNP member". The Guardian. 27 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Response to ITV's "Exposure"". Anne Marie Waters. 30 October 2017.
  24. ^ "Anti-Sharia and counter anti-racism demos planned". Bristol24-7. 8 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Counter demo planned to oppose far-right 'Gays Against Sharia' rally in Bristol". Bristol Post. 31 August 2017.
  26. ^ "How UKIP Is Being Hijacked By Far-Right Islamophobes". Vice Media. 14 September 2017.
  27. ^ "White nationalist and anti-Muslim sentiment prevail at Poland's Independence Day march". Southern Poverty Law Center. 15 November 2017.
  28. ^ "The Simpsons Showrunner Addresses Apu Backlash". IGN. 14 April 2018.
  29. ^ Jack Buckby (2016-11-29). "How Antifa Falsely Accused Me of Terror to the FBI to Destroy My Life - @JackBuckby". Liberty GB. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  30. ^ "Ex-BNP member who said 'LGBT brought the Orlando shootings on themselves' will fight Labour in the Jo Cox by-election to 'stop the left milking her death'". The Daily Mail. 19 June 2016.
  31. ^ "Jo Cox killing: Former BNP member sparks outrage after announcing he will contest seat". The Daily Star. 19 June 2016.
  32. ^ "Jo Cox memorial service remembers '21st-century good samaritan'". The Guardian. 19 June 2016.
  33. ^ "Jack Dromey MP blasts decision to contest murdered Jo Cox's seat as 'obscene'". Birmingham Mail. 20 June 2016.
  34. ^ "Anti-Islam Politician Rejects Other Parties' Gesture of Respect, Vies for Slain MP's Seat". Haaretz. 20 June 2016.
  35. ^ "Jo Cox's grieving colleagues forced to contest by-election against far-Right party in 'obscene' move". The Mirror. 19 June 2016.
  36. ^ "MP slams 'horrendous' Jo Cox leaflets from 'BNP'". BBC News. 29 June 2016.
  37. ^ "Jack Buckby Is No Harry Potter. He May Look Like Him But His Views Are Sickening". HuffPost. 16 February 2017.
  38. ^ "'I hope you don't get reaped': Far-right mouthpiece shocks woman in TV refugee debate". Russia Today. 9 February 2017.
  39. ^ "'I hope you don't get raped' Former BNP member's rant shocks viewers in Channel 4 debate". Daily Express. 9 February 2017.
  40. ^ "'I hope you don't get raped Who is Jack Buckby, what is the alt-right and what did the former BNP member say to Barbara Ntumy during the Channel 4 News debate?". The Sun (United Kingdom). 9 February 2017.
  41. ^ "A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair With Islam". Goodreads. 15 May 2017.
  42. ^ "A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair With Islam Paperback – May 15, 2017". Amazon (company). 15 May 2017.

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