Updated Wednesday 06 Mar 2024

CASE FILE: Heritage & Destiny

Name Heritage & Destiny
Tags Nazi, Fascist and Ethnonationalist
Categories Media Outlet
Related People/Groups
Years Active 1999 – Present
Active Areas England



Heritage and Destiny (H&D), a bi-monthly magazine, is the most important print publication produced by the traditional British fascist scene.

Edited by former British National Party (BNP) organisers Mark Cotterill and Peter Rushton, the publication retains a readership among the old guard of the British far right. It has, however, made efforts to expand its readership in recent years, including establishing a presence on social media.

H&D also hosts an annual conference in Preston, Lancashire, which is held in remembrance of various deceased British fascists and is addressed by a series of ageing activists. The events have received attention after Isabel Peralta, a notorious Spanish fascist and H&D’s “European correspondent”, entered the country to address the 2022 and 2023 conferences.

The most recent event, in September 2023, was attended by roughly 80 people and featured speeches by Peralta alongside Patriotic Alternative (PA) Leader Mark Collett and Deputy Leader Laura Towler, Jim Lewthwaite of the British Democrats, Mark Bullman (AKA Benny) of the nazi band Whitelaw, and Stephen Frost of the British Movement. The meeting proved a source of conflict within the far right, after former PA activist Alek Yerbury and his ally Katie Fanning were barred from the event. The pair subsequently blamed their ban on the PA leadership in a bout of online mudslinging.



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