LONDON (Jan. 15)
The United British Party, the third anti-Semitic Fascist group to be formed in Great Britain, entered the political field today with the proclamation of Captain Edward Ralph Serocold Skeels its candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election at Cambridge.
The new party, in its program, denies antagonism toward any religion, but declared its adherence to British tradition and constitution as far as religious freedom is concerned. Nevertheless, the very first spokesman for the party, Skeels, is known as an anti-Semite, who only a few weeks ago published a lengthy attack on Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of another British Fascist group. He accused Sir Oswald of being an instrument of the Jews and a charlatan who was being paid by the Jews. The attack on Mosley was published in Der Stuermer of Nurenberg, edited by the notorious Nazi anti-Semite, Julius Streicher.
Skeels recently participated in Nazi agitation in Germany, addressing numerous mass meetings with his friend Streicher. Up to a few days ago he was part of the leadership of the anti-Semitic Imperial Fascist group. It is generally suspected here that Skeels is a paid Nazi agent.
The growth of Fascism in England, which has been checked up to now by the continual splits among the Nazi groups, has received its strongest impetus through the five column editorial in the Daily Mail today signed by Viscount Rothermere, who declared “Hurrah for the black shirts,” and urged British youth to join Mosley’s organization, proclaiming that England’s future lay in Fascism.
Mosley, although he originally denied being anti-Semitic, has lately turned openly against the Jews, viciously attacking not only Jewish financiers, but also British Jews of foreign origin.