SHOULD WE REVIVE FASCISM?
I have spent some time looking into
the BUF and really enjoy your site and hope to promote FOM on Facebook (the page is called Black Shirts).
I was the leader of the BNP in Scotland
for a number of years and, more recently, chairman of Britain First Scotland, now resigned.
British nationalist politics are now
a laughing stock as it has fragmented into so many factions, so many small groups fighting over so few scraps.
The Establishment has played its part
well and completely castrated the nationalist movement, where once there was an eagle now only its droppings remain.
I feel what is required is a movement
of the people for the people, members and supporters must break away from the various groups and their egoistical 'leaders'
to unite as one.
is at the grassroots that the fight back will begin. No longer should we have any regard for how our enemies view us.
The fact is, no matter what we do we
will be called, by people who have no clue to what it really means, fascist, well if they mean British Fascist then I say
yes, you are right I am a fascist and a Blackshirt, a European socialist.
It is under the banner of 'action through unity' that we must
now stand, of that I am convinced. British Union Movement is the phoenix rising from the ashes ready to take our country back
and place us at the head of Europe one nation.
As you know, the UM was de-registered as a political party in 1994. I was wondering if you
know who the last officers were of the party and if any records survive.
I am interested in maybe re-registering UM with the electoral
commission and would like to discuss this with any surviving members and officers first to see if it would be viable or even
would be interested to hear your thoughts.
Raikes, Hill of Colp Croft, Turriff
replies: Dear Mr Raikes,
First of all, we have no connections with FOM, whatsoever. FOM is a small club of amateur
researchers and collectors of memorabilia with no political purpose to it. European Action is political through and through.
Your Facebook page title is entirely your own business but I would draw your attention to the fact that political uniforms
were banned in 1936, which includes the simple black shirt.
I take your points regarding British nationalism which has always been
plagued with factionalism. The reason for this is simple: British nationalism has no clearly defined ideology apart from the
vague term "right wing". European Action is neither right nor left, of course.
The Establishment did not undermine
British nationalism. It was undermined from within by the ineptitude of its own leaders. None of them were up to the mark.
When you say, "We should have
no regard how our enemies view us", you are making an error. First of all, you need to decide who and what you are and
define it in ideological terms. It is equally important to decide how you view yourselves.
We are European Socialists first
and last and do not compromise on this.
As for calling yourself "British Fascist" and "Blackshirt", you need
to understand that fascism ended in 1945 and was never revived. Mosley stated in 1946 that he had "gone beyond both fascism
and the old-style democracy". He never revived fascism which was a phenomenon of the 1930s and belongs there. You should
read our editorial of January/February 2013, now up on the website under the page title, Are We Fascist?
As for contacting former members
and officers of the old Union Movement, I am a former UM Area Organiser for West London. Union Movement stood for the promotion
of Europe a Nation and not British nationalism. Mosley was never a British nationalist.
The idea of re-registering the title
Union Movement for your own purposes would be self-defeating. Union Movement was formed in 1948 for a specific purpose, to
promote the idea of complete European unification. European Action continues that great purpose and idea.
You are encouraged to study the
movement far more, including Oswald Mosley's autobiography, My Life. We also publish a long list of both pre-war and post-war
booklets and pamphlets.
I trust this helps you.
Regards, Robert Edwards]