6th Baronet ( 1896–1980), English Fascist leader; full name Oswald Ernald Mosley. Successively a Conservative, Independent, and Labour MP, he founded the British Union of Fascists, also known as the Blackshirts, in 1932. The party was effectively destroyed by the Public Order Act of 1936. In 1948 Mosley founded the right-wing Union Movement.
Mosleyite noun& adjective
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- And - more importantly - how did a young Jewish boy who grew up fighting against gangs of Mosleyite fascists on the streets of the East End wind up doing this?
- In 1940, Winston Churchill introduced Defence Regulation 18b under which as many as a thousand British nationals were detained without charge or trial (something latter-day Mosleyites still have the nerve to complain about).
- Kenny has done great work in gathering together the recollections of several old Mosleyites, who still meet under an umbrella group called the Friends of OM.