Updated Wednesday 06 Mar 2024

CASE FILE: New British Union (NBU)

Name New British Union
Tags Nazi, Fascist and Ethnonationalist
Categories Organisation
Related People/Groups
Years Active 2013 – Present
Active Areas UK


The New British Union (NBU) is an attempted revival of Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, headed by former BNP organiser Gary Raikes.

Launched in 2013, the organisation has failed to meet its initial goal of becoming an electoral force. The group regularly changes strategy, voicing its intention to register as a political party while also arguing that fascism cannot win at the ballot box.

The latter position came to the fore in May 2023 when a journalist from The Mail on Sunday filmed Deputy Leader Clive Jones expressing support for “lone wolf” tactics at one of its meetings. The exposure prompted the organisation to change names of its branches, from “cells” (which was considered too terroristic-sounding) to “units”.

The NBU’s extremism and clear fascist aesthetics has proved attractive to some, and it continues to draw in small numbers of young activists to its ranks. Over the last year, it has made a renewed push towards its younger audience by using Instagram to recruit members, restarting its video channels and creating a TikTok account.



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