Posted by Richard Haut on January 15, 2003 at 09:28:35:
In Reply to: Re: architecture for the people posted by neals on January 15, 2003 at 05:28:29:
"He arrived in a long black sports car. He was wearing a new uniform in place of the severely plain black shirt and trousers he has affected formerly. Now he was wearing a black military cut jacket, grey riding breeches and jack boots. He had a black peaked military cap and a red arm band. As his car moved along the ranks of some 5,000 Fascist escorted by a guard of Fascists on motor cycles, the Blackshirts shouted out letter by letter. 'M. O. S. L. E. Y. We want Mosley:" - quoted from the East London Advertiser of 5th. October 1936.
This was decsribing what happened when hundreds of thousands of ordinary Londoners turned out by the Royal Mint in what has become known as the Battle of Cable Street. They were stopping Mosley's Fascists from entering the East End and persecuting and attacking the Jewish community. To stop the Blackshirts they also had to fight the police who strenuously sided with Mosley's supporters.
In 1932 Labour Party MP Mosley had formed the "New Party" which became the BUF (British Union of Fascists). The Fascist-loving part of the press blamed the communists.
When British people try to protect Muslim immigrants in the coming year or two, that same press will blame the "terrorists". Sadly today the "New Party" is in power.