Iain Duncan Smith’s historic links to the far-right

This actually makes you wonder how many other leading members of the Tory party have to resist raising their right arms in salute at the party conferences. It’s all very reminiscent of the 1930s, when Tory grandees joined the Anglo-German Fellowship and The Link, while making approving murmurs about what an excellent job Herr Hitler was doing in Germany. And the French Front National are Fascists. They tried to clean up their image in the ’90s to look more respectable, but Le Pen pere used to sell Nazi memorabilia in the 1970s. I wonder how much he charges for a coal-scuttle helmet and a record of Hitler’s speeches? It also explains why IDS also hates the disabled with such a passion. Nicholas Goodricke-Clarke in his book on contemporary Nazi paganism, notes that many of the Nazi pagan groups and their members not only hate Jews, Blacks, and non-Whites, but also the disabled. By the eugenics standards of the 19th and early 20th centuries, they’re unproductive: life unworthy of life, as the biologists in Germany called them.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s Iain Duncan Smith!)

No one should be surprised by the extremities of Duncan Smith’s attacks on the welfare state.

After all, Duncan Smith has a history of links to far-right politics – including racist and fascist organisations.

  • In 1995,  Duncan Smith was one of a few Tory MPs who met with senior figures of the racist and anti-semitic French National Front in Westminster. Le Pen’s deputy, Bruno Gollnisch MEP, later said Duncan Smith and other Tory MPs they met were “sympathetic” to their views:

I came to meet members of the Conservative Party sympathetic to our views… I met Duncan Smith and others in their offices and later we got together for less formal talks in a bar somewhere in the Parliament building.

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