Great Britain: A Case of Failure

Piero Ignazi

in Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293255
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601903 | DOI:

Series: Comparative Politics

 Great Britain: A Case of Failure

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This chapter explores the lack of success of the extreme right in Great Britain. Fascist leanings were kept in check in the 1930s, when a fascist party was formed, and in the post-war years when right extremists tried to obtain political relevance. Right extremist parties never benefited from full political legitimacy, and their attachment to the traditional fascist mould precipitated their demise.

Keywords: Great Britain; extreme right; ideology; fascism; political parties

Chapter.  6604 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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