Bloody Nasty People by Daniel Trilling, a short history of the far right in Britain, concentrating on the BNP and the EDL since the 1990s. Good book, managing to give an overview of the internecine squabbles without getting too bogged down in detail. Documents well how the groups have consciously attempted to appear more moderate without the inner core ever abandoning their hardline racism.
Also exposes how the mainstream parties have helped create the far right, partly through political neglect, and partly through materially abandoning the working class. With a shortage of affordable housing, it's easy for the far right to blame shortages on the existence of minorities rather than a dwindling supply of council and social housing.
Felt a bit odd to read accounts of demos that I attended, but he doesn't seem to have got anything wrong.
Overall, a good overview, though nothing here is very surprising if you've been following things.
Pics. Teddy Girls.
I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. "That’s easy," he replied. "When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice."
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