The British Fascists were the first political organisation in the United Kingdom to claim the label of fascist. Whilst the group had more in common with conservatism for much of its existence it nonetheless was the first to self-describe as fascist in Britain. William Joyce, Neil Francis Hawkins, Maxwell Knight and Arnold Leese were amongst those to have passed through the movement as members and activists.
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