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22 July 1965
|Education||University of Kent at Canterbury (1994–97)|
Troy Southgate (born 22 July 1965) is a British far-right political activist and a self-described National-Anarchist. He has been affiliated with far-right and fascist groups, such as National Front (UK) and International Third Position, and is the founder and editor-in-chief of Black Front Press, a publisher of neo-Nazi works.
Southgate joined the National Front in 1984 and began writing for publications such as National Front News and Nationalism Today. In 1987, Southgate was charged with actual bodily harm (ABH) and affray and sentenced to Lewes Prison for eighteen months the following year. According to Searchlight magazine, in 1987 he joined the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).
In 1998, he and other ENM members founded the National Revolutionary Faction. In 2001, Southgate and the NRF were the subject of a Sunday Telegraph article, in which the NRF was accused of being a neo-Nazi organisation infiltrating animal rights groups to spread fascism.
New Right (2005–present)
The revolutionary conservative concept of the Anarch is central to National-Anarchism and its supporters view liberalism as a primary cause of the social decline of nations and cultural identity. National-Anarchists also reject fascism and communism as statist and totalitarian, and reject National Socialism as a failed dictatorship of a totalitarian government. However, Southgate's National-Anarchism has been criticised as an opportunistic appropriation of aspects of leftist counter-culture in the service of a racist, right-wing ideology.
Southgate, who, in 1997, became a history and theology graduate at the University of Kent in Canterbury, comes from a non-religious background, although he converted to Catholicism in 1987 and was in that same year, according to Searchlight, associated with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).
According to Searchlight, in 1998 Southgate was partly the subject of a smear piece by former colleagues in the International Third Position (ITP), in the booklet Satanism and its Allies – The Nationalist Movement Under Attack, published by Final Conflict, and linking him and others that left the ITP to Satanism, which he has never been involved with. Graham D. Macklin refers to this slander as an "attack" due to leaving the "staunchly Catholic ITP" in footnote 30 of "Co-opting the Counter Culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction", Patterns of Prejudice, Vol .39, No.3, September 2005, although he points out that it was only later, after the original publication of the booklet, that the ITP decided for some reason to produce an update that "singled out Southgate as a ‘Satanist’ and ‘pro-faggot’". Southgate responded to this in Paranoia in the Pews (Rising Press, 2000).
Other neo-Fascists have been equally critical of Southgate. Giacomo Vallone of the European Knights Project described Southgate's politics as "more a product of cultural marxism than nationalist thought".
- Nigel Copsey, John E. Richardson (eds). Cultures of Post-War British Fascism
- Miron Fyodorav, Interview with Southgate, Kinovar (Russia), 17 February 2006[unreliable source?]
- Adam Carter, "Troy Southgate – A Timeline", Searchlight, January 2012, pages 7 – 8.
- Daniel Foggo, "Neo-nazis join animal rights groups", Sunday Telegraph, 16 June 2001
- Adam Carter,"Packaging hate – the New Right publishing networks", Searchlight, 1 March 2012