In many and varied forms, the Radical Right has been a hyper-nationalist thorn in the side of Britain's liberal political system for over 100 years. During that time its policies have ranged from authoritarianism to anarchism, from de facto nationalization to the redistribution of property. This survey examines its troublesome history, and its critique of British society, from its origins in Edwardian fears of imperial disintegration and racial decay to the current resurgence of the newly modernized British National Party.
Alan Sykes was formerly Lecturer in Modern History at the University of St Andrews, UK. He is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia.