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“Europe A Nation” or “Common Market Suicide”? Fascism, European entanglement and the ideology of Britain’s extreme right, 1945-75

LeCras, L. (2018) “Europe A Nation” or “Common Market Suicide”? Fascism, European entanglement and the ideology of Britain’s extreme right, 1945-75. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 64 (3). pp. 436-449.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12482
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Abstract

Recent attempts to analyze the outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum have prompted a renewed interest in the history of fascism, nationalism and right‐wing Euroscepticism in British politics. By considering the ideology and political experiences of two key figures in the post‐war movement, this article examines the distinctive and diverging approaches of extreme right‐wing parties to the European issue in the decades after the Second World War. It further presents an explanation for why, despite their forthright engagement with the issue of European integration, extreme right parties remained a marginal voice in the debate leading up to Britain’s entry into Europe in 1975.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Copyright: © 2018 The University of Queensland and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/42375
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