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The Struggle for Civil LibertiesPolitical Freedom and the Rule of Law in Britain, 1914-1945$
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Keith Ewing and Conor Anthony Gearty

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198762515

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.001.0001

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The Rise and Fall of Fascism

The Rise and Fall of Fascism

(p.275) 6 The Rise and Fall of Fascism
The Struggle for Civil Liberties

K. D. Ewing

C. A. Gearty

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the rise of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) and the crisis of disorder that the movement's style of political campaigning provoked. The discussion begins by tracing the origin and growth of British fascism. It then turns to a detailed discussion of the political and civil libertarian context of one of the most dramatic events of the inter-war period: the June 1934 BUF meeting in Olympia. The chapter ends with a look at the political and extra-parliamentary pressure for legislation against the fascists, which culminated in the ‘Battle of Cable Street’.

Keywords:   British Union of Fascists, BUF, crisis, disorder, British fascism, meeting, legislation, fascists, Battle of Cable Street

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