Posts Tagged ‘Black Shorts’

UKIP, Britain First and Roderick Spode: The British Knee Resurgent!

March 1, 2015

I’ve just reblogged Tom Pride’s piece on the Fascist group, Britain First, rolling up to guard UKIP’s meeting in Margate with their armoured landrover. As I wrote when I reblogged Tom’s piece, it’s sinister. These are violent, racist thugs, but there is also an extremely hilarious aspect to it. Whatever they do, the wannabe Hitlers of the Far Right are too much like Roderick Spode, the caricature of Oswald Moseley of BUF infamy, from Jeeves and Wooster.

Here’s a clip of Spode, the Nazi superman of the Black Shorts, from the 1990s Jeeves and Wooster TV series starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.