LONDON (Sep. 10)
The new headquarters of Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists in North London were wrecked by a crowd of 200 persons, the News-Chronicle reported today.
Police arriving on the scene in lorries warned a half dozen officials of the Union to leave. Recently, Mosley led a procession through this district. Last week the Home Office extended its ban on political parades, hitherto in force in the East End, to the entire London municipal area.
In a circular issued to his followers, Mosley said: “I am not offering to fight in the quarrel of Jewish finance, in a war from which Britain could withdraw at any moment she likes with her Empire intact and her people safe.”
Handbills expressing similar sentiments were posed by unknown persons on houses and fences in Cape le Ferne, near Dover, stirring indignation among the houseowners. The handbills said: “Conscript the Jews. It’s their war. Let them fight it, not finance it.” The bills, which were apparently directed particularly against persons giving hospitality to Jewish refugees, were removed by the houseowners.