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Colin Jordan

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Colin Jordan (born 1923) was a leading representative of postwar National Socialism in Britain and around the world.

As a student at Cambridge, Jordan had formed a "Nationalist Club", from where he was invited to join the short-lived British Peoples Party, a group of former British Union of Fascists members led by the Duke of Bedford. Jordan soon became associated with Arnold Leese and was left a property in Leese's will, which became the base of operations when Jordan launched the White Defence League. Jordan would later merge this party with the National Labour Party to form the British National Party, although he would split from this after a quarrel with John Bean, who felt that Jordan's open nazism was a bar to progress.

As a result he founded the National Socialist Movement (1962, later becoming the British Movement in 1968) along with John Tyndall and was involved in attempts to set up a paramilitary group Spearhead. Tyndall split with Jordan in 1964 to form the Greater Britain Movement after Jordan married Françoise Dior, a perfume heiress and former fiancee of Tyndall. By the mid 1970s Jordan had been forced out of the British Movement and began to devote his energies to the World Union of National Socialists (WUNS).

Jordan remains a voice on the British extreme right, although he is no longer affiliated to one party.

Works

  • National Socialism: Vanguard of the Future, Selected Writings of Colin Jordan ISBN 8787063409
  • Merrie England — 2000
  • Fraudulent Conversion: The Myth of Moscow’s Change, 1951

References

  • Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, 2001, ISBN 0814731554
  • Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the postwar fascist international by Kevin Coogan, Autonomedia, Brooklyn, NY 1998 ISBN 1570270392
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