Britain's Fascist Thread, Episode 3

  • Camilla Schofield

Press/Media: Press / Media

Description

Historian Camilla Schofield explores a century of British fascism.

From the formation of the British Fascisti in 1923, through the BUF, the National Front and the BNP, the history of fascism in Britain is, in a sense, an unbroken thread.

But if the politics – or anti-politics – has remained more-or-less consistent, with a lineage of hatreds, pseudo-science, failed leaders and tactics, the means by which fascism is calibrated and communicated in the 21st century has fundamentally changed.

Featuring:

Iman Atta, Director of Tell MAMA
Paul Gilroy, Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at University College, London
Paul Jackson, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton
Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher at Hope Not Hate and author of British Fascism After the Holocaust
Dave Rich, Head of Policy at the Community Security Trust

Producer: Martin Williams

Period5 Mar 2021

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Media contributions

  • TitleBritain's Fascist Thread, Episode 3
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio4
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size28 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/03/21
    DescriptionHistorian Camilla Schofield explores a century of British fascism.

    From the formation of the British Fascisti in 1923, through the BUF, the National Front and the BNP, the history of fascism in Britain is, in a sense, an unbroken thread.

    But if the politics – or anti-politics – has remained more-or-less consistent, with a lineage of hatreds, pseudo-science, failed leaders and tactics, the means by which fascism is calibrated and communicated in the 21st century has fundamentally changed.

    Featuring:

    Iman Atta, Director of Tell MAMA
    Paul Gilroy, Director of the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at University College, London
    Paul Jackson, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton
    Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher at Hope Not Hate and author of British Fascism After the Holocaust
    Dave Rich, Head of Policy at the Community Security Trust

    Producer: Martin Williams
    PersonsCamilla Schofield