Buckby outside the Houses of Parliament in 2018
|Born||10 February 1993|
|Occupation||author, newscaster, writer, researcher, campaign manager|
|Political party||BNP (before 2013)|
Liberty GB (2013–2017)
For Britain (2017–present)
Jack Buckby (born 10 February 1993) is a British politician, author, political activist and researcher. He is a newscaster for Poland Daily, an English-speaking news channel on the Telewizja Republika television network. He joined Anne Marie Waters's 2017 UKIP leadership election campaign team and served as campaign manager. Buckby frequently publishes content that is critical of Islam, multiculturalism and the European Union.
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 and the "boy wonder of the British far-right". Buckby left the BNP in 2013, claiming the party was racist. 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.
Buckby was the founder of the youth group National Culturists. He was formerly a researcher, columnist and contributor for The Rebel Media. He has been published in Taki's Magazine and The Spectator. 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.
Buckby claims he was expelled from the University of Liverpool after protesting a lecturer who attempted to justify the murder of Lee Rugby. Taki's Magazine reported that he was "removed from his studies for refusing to abide by politically correct school rules".
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. The Guardian pointed out that Buckby, a former British National Party member, is barred from ever joining UKIP, and speculated whether this could effect the legitimacy of the campaign. 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.
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. Vice published images of Buckby at the demonstration, referring to him as the "boy wonder of the British far-right" for a second time.
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."
Buckby has been at the centre of several national media controversies.
Jo Cox contested seat
In June 2016, Buckby received attention from national newspapers, 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". He drew criticism from Labour MP Jack Dromey, who described the move as "obscene, outrageous and contemptible". BBC News noted his intention to stand, despite the commitments from all parliamentary parties to leave the seat uncontested.
Rape comments on Channel 4
In February 2017, appearing on a Channel 4 live debate, Buckby caused widespread condemnation after he told National Union of Students campaigner, Barbara Ntumy, that "I hope you don't get raped" after challenging Ntumy to "take in" a Syrian refugee.
UK Parliament elections
|2016||Batley and Spen by-election||Liberty GB||220||1.1|
European Parliament elections
|2014||South East England||Liberty GB||2,494||0.1||Multi-member constituency.|
Other candidates: Paul Weston, Enza Ferreri
|2017||A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair With Islam||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|
|2019||Architects of Betrayal: How Parliament Tried to Thwart Brexit, from Chequers to the Meaningful Vote||Independently Published|
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- "Jo Cox report urges UK to help world's troubled regions". The Week. 26 January 2017.
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- Buckby, Jack (2019). Architects of Betrayal: How Parliament Tried to Thwart Brexit, from Chequers to the Meaningful Vote.
- "Jack Buckby: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know". Heavy.com. 21 June 2016.
- "Failed Ukip leadership candidate Anne Marie Waters proclaims 'Jihad 1, Truth 0' after shock defeat". The Independent. 30 September 2017.
- "Meet Anne Marie Waters – the Ukip politician too extreme for Nigel Farage". New Statesman. 18 August 2017.
- "Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott signals he could quit party if Anne Marie Waters becomes leader". Evening Chronicle. 8 July 2017.
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- "Anti-Sharia and counter anti-racism demos planned". Bristol24-7. 8 September 2017.
- "Counter demo planned to oppose far-right 'Gays Against Sharia' rally in Bristol". Bristol Post. 31 August 2017.
- "How UKIP Is Being Hijacked By Far-Right Islamophobes". Vice Media. 14 September 2017.
- "White nationalist and anti-Muslim sentiment prevail at Poland's Independence Day march". Southern Poverty Law Center. 15 November 2017.
- "The Simpsons Showrunner Addresses Apu Backlash". IGN. 14 April 2018.
- 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.
- "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.
- "Jo Cox killing: Former BNP member sparks outrage after announcing he will contest seat". The Daily Star. 19 June 2016.
- "Jo Cox memorial service remembers '21st-century good samaritan'". The Guardian. 19 June 2016.
- "Jack Dromey MP blasts decision to contest murdered Jo Cox's seat as 'obscene'". Birmingham Mail. 20 June 2016.
- "Anti-Islam Politician Rejects Other Parties' Gesture of Respect, Vies for Slain MP's Seat". Haaretz. 20 June 2016.
- "Jo Cox's grieving colleagues forced to contest by-election against far-Right party in 'obscene' move". The Mirror. 19 June 2016.
- "MP slams 'horrendous' Jo Cox leaflets from 'BNP'". BBC News. 29 June 2016.
- "Jack Buckby Is No Harry Potter. He May Look Like Him But His Views Are Sickening". HuffPost. 16 February 2017.
- "'I hope you don't get reaped': Far-right mouthpiece shocks woman in TV refugee debate". Russia Today. 9 February 2017.
- "'I hope you don't get raped' Former BNP member's rant shocks viewers in Channel 4 debate". Daily Express. 9 February 2017.
- "'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.
- "A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair With Islam". Goodreads. 15 May 2017.
- "A Paradoxical Alliance: An Anglo-American Analysis of the Left's Love Affair With Islam Paperback – May 15, 2017". Amazon (company). 15 May 2017.