London (Aug. 2)
Fascism in Great Britain would mean a far different state of affairs from that produced by so-called Fascism in Germany, Sir Oswald Mosley, head of the British Union of Fascists, an organization which asserts it is not anti-Semitic, declared here in the course of an attack on Germany.
“I give my assurance that under Fascism, Great Britain’s traditional policy of religious and racial tolerance would be preserved,” Sir Oswald said. He stated that in his opinion the attacks against the Jews in Germany are not connected with Fascist principles but are “a manifestation of an inherent quality of the German character.”
Mosley said it was foolish to blame Fascism for something due to the mentality of the mass of a particular nation, or at least of a considerable section of that nation.
“We have no quarrel with the Jews as Jews,” he asserted.
The British Union of Fascists is the most important of the three Fascist groups existing in England at present, though, like the others, it wields little power and is looked upon mainly as a political plaything by the greater part of the population here.