20 Facts About the National Front


The National Front is a far-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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It is headquartered in Kingston upon Hull and is currently led by David MacDonald.

Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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It has no elected representatives at any level of UK government.


During its heyday in the 1970s, it had a small number of local councillors, although has never secured a seat in the British Parliament.


The NF was founded by A. K. Chesterton in 1967 as a merger between his League of Empire Loyalists and the British National Party.

Arthur Kenneth Chesterton MC was a politician and journalist who helped found extremist right-wing organisations in Britain, primarily in opposition to the break-up of the British Empire, and later adopting a broader anti-immigration stance.


It was soon joined by the Greater Britain Movement, whose leader John Tyndall became the Front's chairman in 1972.

The Greater Britain Movement was a British far right political group formed by John Tyndall in 1964 after he split from Colin Jordan's National Socialist Movement.


Under Tyndall's leadership, it capitalised on growing concern regarding Asian migration to Britain, rapidly increasing its membership and vote share in urban areas of East London and Northern England.

Northern England or the North of England, also known as the North Country or simply the North, is the northern part of England, when considered as a single cultural area.

East London is a popularly and informally defined part of London, capital of the United Kingdom, lying east of the ancient City and north of the River Thames.


Its public profile was raised through street marches and rallies, which often resulted in clashes with anti-fascist protesters.

A pub, or public house, is a house licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to the general public.


In 1982 Tyndall left the party to form his own British National Party.


Many NF members defected to the BNP, while the Front's electoral support deteriorated heavily.


During the 1980s, the NF split in two; the Flag NF retained the older ideology while the Official NF adopted a radical Third Positionist stance before disbanding in 1990.


In 1995, the Flag NF's leadership transformed the party into the National Democrats, although a small splinter group retained the NF name; they continue to contest elections, albeit without success.


Ideologically positioned on the extreme or far-right of British politics, the NF has been characterised as fascist or neo-fascist by political scientists.

Neo-fascism is a post–World War II ideology that includes significant elements of fascism.


Various different factions have dominated the party at different points in its history, each with their own ideological bent, including Neo-Nazis, Strasserites, and racial populists.

National Socialism, more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practice associated with the 20th-century German Nazi Party and Nazi Germany, as well as other far-right groups.


The party is ethnic nationalist, and espouses the view that only white people should be citizens of the United Kingdom.

White is an achromatic color, a color without hue.


It calls for an end to non-white migration into the UK and the compulsory deportation of settled non-white populations from the country.


It promotes biological racism, calling for global racial separatism and condemning mixed race relationships and miscegenation.

Miscegenation is the mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations, or procreation.


It espouses anti-semitic conspiracy theories, endorsing Holocaust denial and claiming that Jews seek to dominate the world through both communism and international capitalism.

In political and social sciences, communism is a social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money, and the state.

The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and its collaborators killed about six million Jews.

Capitalism is an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit.


It promotes economic protectionism, Euroscepticism, and a transformation away from liberal democracy, while its social policies oppose feminism, LGBT rights, and societal permissiveness.

Laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people vary greatly by country or territory—everything from legal recognition of same-sex marriage or other types of partnerships, to the death penalty as punishment for same-sex romantic/sexual activity or identity.

In economics, protectionism is the economic policy of restraining trade between states through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, and a variety of other government regulations.

Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social rights for women.


Along with the BNP, the NF has been described as the most successful extreme-right group in British politics since the Second World War.

World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier.

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