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Leyton Aggression Boils Over: It’s 1965 And World Führer Colin Jordan Is At Large

by | 7th, December 2010

IT is reported that Phil Woolas has given up his fight to hold onto his seat after lying about an election opponent, and there will now be a by-election in Oldham East and Saddleworth. Nick Griffin of the BNP has announced his intention to stand, and it seems inevitable that immigration will be one of the main issues of the election.

There has been much discussion about the ‘robust’ tactics in recent election campaigns, but the clip below, from a 1965 episode of Panorama, shows a time when politicians needed to be ‘handy on the pavement’.

The Leyton by-election that year involved a Labour candidate, foreign secretary Patrick Gordon Walker, who needed a safe seat after losing Smethwick at the general election after a racist campaign by the Conservatives. Cue Colin Jordan of the National Socialist Party. At an international conference in the Cotswolds in the summer of 1962, Jordan and George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, had established the World Union of National Socialists and declared Jordan its ‘World

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