Updated Weds 06 Mar 2024

CASE FILE: Turning Point UK

Name Turning Point UK
Tags Populist / Radical Right
Categories Organisation
Related People/Groups Laurence Fox
Years Active 2019 – Present
Active Areas UK


Turning Point UK is the British offshoot of the influential American conservative group Turning Point USA, which was launched in 2019 with some fanfare and much derision. The group was intended to emulate the success of its American parent group in mobilising young conservatives on college campuses, but failed to create any organic presence in universities here and has essentially been moribund for some time.

However, following the addition of COO Nick Tenconi to the group, it appears to be in the process of reinventing itself as a street-protest organiser, taking a key role in the demonstrations against drag queen storytelling sessions throughout the year. These included organising regular and increasingly confrontational demonstrations outside the Honor Oak pub in Lewisham, many featuring Laurence Fox as a guest speaker and all of which were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters.

In November the group was involved in the furore surrounding Remembrance weekend. Turning Point UK helped to organise a demonstration based on fears that pro-Palestine protesters would desecrate the Cenotaph but which actually ended with far-right protesters clashing with police. Despite publicly asking that “Nazis, fascists and nutters” not attend their demonstrations, the group has seen a mix of ageing football hooligans from the anti-migrant Patriots of Britain alongside QAnon influencers and other conspiracy theorists arrive.



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