Action was the newspaper of the British Union of fascists under Oswald Mosley from 1936 until 1940. This cover promotes the "stand by our king" campaign, which stood against the National government’s calls for monarch Edward VIII to abdicate, who was, at the very least, complimentary towards Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Hitler himself was quoted directly by Speer as having reported the regrettable situation of Edward’s abdication, insisting that, had he maintained the throne, “friendly relations” would have continued. As for Edward himself, upon the outbreak of war, he stated that “it would be a tragic thing for the world if Hitler was overthrown,” and historians argue that if his position as king be maintained, Anglo-German relations would have aided the success of the Nazis in the second world war, and following this, allow Edward to continue a puppet monarch under a Nazi Britain. This appeared to be his intention, having said that;“after the war is over and Hitler will crush the Americans…they (the British) don’t want me as their King, but I’ll be back as their leader.”
October 4 1936 - In 1936, fascism was gaining ground across Europe. In Britain, Sir Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirted British Union of Fascists (BUF) portrayed Jewish people as the cause of the country’s problems. East London had the largest Jewish population in Britain and the announcement that Mosley and his Blackshirts planned a provocative march through the area on October the 4th was greeted with anger and a determination that it should be stopped. A petition was signed and local politicians tried to have the march called off - but to no avail.
On the day, up to 250,000 people gathered to defend the East End. There was a fierce battle with the police when they attempted to clear a path for the march and a barricade was erected and defended in Cable Street. People in their houses threw eggs, milk bottles and the contents of chamber pots from upstairs’ windows, whilst at ground level, marbles were rolled under police horses’ hooves. The march could not proceed and Mosley was ordered to abandon his plans. It was a blow against fascism and that night there was dancing in the streets. [video]
You seem to always be wearing fascist items of clothing, does this ever cause you any problems?
In school it used to, I was often told to remove them but back then I was a National Socialist so all of my insignia was pretty overt. When I went to college and became a fascist I started wearing BUF insignia and it’s slightly more esoteric and so it wasn’t much of an issue, nowadays on campus anyone who knows me knows my beliefs and we’ve probably already had it out aha.
As far as in public, I’ve never had an issue with Antifa or anything like that, I have got into a few arguments before but that’s about it.