Nigel Farage: A Lone Wolf or Symptomatic of a Wider Fascist Malaise In Brexit Britain?

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readJun 13, 2024

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The great fascist. Image via Twitter.

Anyone who is conversant with modern British history will appreciate that it has produced more than its fair share of fascists.

Oswald Mosely, an English aristocrat, after having spent time as a Conservative, Independent and Labour member of parliament, plumbed for fascism by creating his own political party — The British Union of Fascists.

For a minute it was incredibly popular among the English working classes, who thought that the unions and Jews were responsible for the collapse of the British economy in the years following the first world war.

Fascism was also incredibly sexy back in the 1930s, with the Royal family and leading politicians sympathetic to the views of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.

King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in 1936 after marrying an American divorcee — Wallis Simpson — was accorded a very warm welcome when he went to see Herr Hitler.

David Lloyd George who was the British Prime Minister from 1916–1922, went to see the German chancellor and Winston Churchill thought that Mussolini was a brilliant and wise leader.

And it wasn’t until when things took a sinister turn that Britain decided to declare…

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Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible