Tomorrow Belongs to Us
The UK Far-Right Since 1967
Edited by Nigel Copsey, Matthew Worley
Routledge – 2018 – 224 pages
This book traces the varied development of the far-right in the UK from the formation of the National Front in 1967 to the present day. The distinguished group of experts draw on a range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives to provide a rich and detailed account of the evolution of the various strands of the contemporary far-right. It examines a broad range of far-right activity from electoral campaigning and attempts to enter the mainstream of political life to the fringes of conspiracy, neo-Nazism, violence and terrorism. A number of racist ideological positions such as Holocaust Denial and Islamophobia are explored as well as various forms of far-right cultural engagement. It will be essential reading for students of fascism, racism and contemporary British cultural and political history.
Introduction Nigel Copsey and Matthew Worley
1.‘The Men who Rewrite History’: Holocaust Denial and the British Far Right from 1967 Mark Hobbs
2.The National Socialist Group: A Case Study in the Groupuscular Right Daniel Jones and Paul Jackson
3. The National Front, and the search for a ‘nationalist’ economic policy John Richardson
4. Exporting fascism across the Commonwealth: the case of the National Front of Australia Evan Smith
5. The dog that didn’t bark? Assessing the development of cumulative extremism between fascists and anti-fascists in the 1970s Alex Carter
6. White Youth: The Far Right, Punk and British Youth Culture, 1977–87 Matthew Worley and Nigel Copsey
7. Whatever it takes: Designing British neo-fascist rock, 1987-2007 Ana Raposo and Roger Sabin
8. The obnoxious mobilised minority: homophobia and homohysteria in the British National Party, 1982-199 George J. Severs
9. Reflections on women’s involvement in Britain’s contemporary far right Hannah Bows
10. "There’s a vital lesson here. Let’s make sure we learn it": Transnational mobilization and the impact of Greece’s Golden Dawn upon extreme right-wing activism in Britain Graham Macklin
11. Love Will Tear Us Apart: emotions, patriotism and the English Defence League C.M. Quinn
12. The British Far Right Since 1967 – A Bibliographic Survey Craig Fowlie
Nigel Copsey is Professor in the School of Arts & Media at Teesside University, UK.
Matthew Worley is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Reading, UK.