The Esoteric Ideology of the National Front in the 1980s

  • Roger Eatwell


The National Front (NF) was created during 1967 by the amalgamation of several small groups. Earlier neo-fascist parties, like Mosley’s Union Movement, had failed to attract significant and sustained electoral support in spite of potentially helpful issues, most notably primary immigration and growing social problems which had begun to emerge in some urban areas by the late 1950s. Indeed, Sir Oswald Mosley had retired from politics shortly before the NF was formed, believing that it was impossible for a radical insurgent group to gather widespread support — at least short of some catastrophic economic crisis (Eatwell, 1995a; Skidelsky, 1975; Thurlow, 1987).


Union Movement Conservative Party Marxist Theorist National Front Holocaust Denial 
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