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British Movement

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The British Movement was a British neo-Nazi group. It was founded as the National Socialist Movement by Colin Jordan in 1962, changing its name to the British Movement in 1968. Under Jordan's leadership the BM campaigned on an openly neo-Nazi platform, with members wearing the swastika and picture of Adolf Hitler appearing on party literature. It published a number of journals including British Patriot and British Tidings.

Following an embarrassing shoplifting incident Jordan left the British Movement with leadership falling into the hands of Michael McLaughlin, a Liverpudlian former milkman, in 1975. McLaughlin would later clash with another leading member Ray Hill, who was later revealed to be a "mole" for the anti-fascist Searchlight magazine, and as a result about half of the membership followed Hill in joining the newly launched British National Party in 1982. The BM failed to recover from the split and McLaughlin announced its liquidation in September 1983.


This group is not directly related to the present group called the National Socialist Movement, which was formed in 1997.

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