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Colin Jordan, British Nazi, Sentenced to 18 Months’ Imprisonment

January 26, 1967
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Colin Jordan, 43-year-old leader of Britain’s National Socialist Party, was convicted today of conspiracy to violate the Race Relations Act of 1965, and sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. His co-defendant, Peter Pollard, a 19-year-old former sailor in the Royal Navy, was also found guilty, and given three years’ probation.

Both have been on trial this week in the Levon Assize Court, charged specifically with desecrating a synagogue at Plymouth, where swastikas and Nazi slogans had been smeared on walls and doors. In testimony before his conviction, Colin denied that he had approved German Nazi atrocities and the Nazi program for the annihilation of European Jewry, but conceded that his organization had used the swastika as its emblem.

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