Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.”
Britt’s thirteenth characteristic of fascism is cronyism and corruption. Britain First is rife with both. Their misuse of money obtained under false pretences (including fraudulently collecting in the guise of charity work) is well known. The way they misuse other peoples’ copyrights and get their supporters to pay repeatedly for the same things are just too obvious to ignore.
It’s clear to even the most casual observer that Britain First isn’t at all concerned about fair dealing with anyone. They regularly take money from supporters for branded merchandise that never arrives. Their reputation for double-dealing is so poor that PayPal refused to work with them anymore.
The story is just as interesting when it comes to cronyism. Their leadership is little more than an old boys network (except that Dutchy’s a girl).
Founded by Dowson and Folding (latterly of the BNP), the deputy leader, Dutchy Fransen was an old mate of Fuhrer Folding from his EDL days. Yes, we know it’s hard to believe but Jayda used to be an ‘angel’.
The unholy trio at the top were all mates to start with. Then there are the RCOs. Broomfield (the Biffers’ resident convicted paedophile) has been a mate of Dutchy for a while and Adrian Riley was also EDL at the same time as the Fuhrer. So was RCO Biffer Amanda Slatter (the asthmatic chain smoker).
What we see here is a rogues gallery of mates and mates-of-mates in charge of a group of gullible fascist ‘footsoldiers’ commanded (if that’s the right word) by people whose only qualification for the job is racism and an old boys’ network of far right wannabes.
It doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it?
Based on the article ‘The 14 characteristics of Fascism’ by Lawrence Britt