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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great read. Terrifying in some ways, but so insightful. Would recommend highly. Makes you re-think about everyone in your neighbourhood.
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2.0 out of 5 stars full of errors
It was packed full of mistakes. For further details, read "Liars Ought to Have Good Memories" by Alexander Baron -inspired by me,I admit!
Published 6 months ago by mark taha


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 24 Jun 2013
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Great read. Terrifying in some ways, but so insightful. Would recommend highly. Makes you re-think about everyone in your neighbourhood.
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4.0 out of 5 stars At times exaggerated, others disturbing but fascinating all the same, 14 July 2008
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A remarkable book by a remarkable man. This is the story of one man, a former self confessed fascist and member of the British Movement and National Front who on seeing the effects of his racism chose to work against the same fascists he had once given his life to support in order to bring them down.

Hill gives us brief insight into his life, something of an average working class man who was effected as many by the rising influx of immigrants to the UK during the 60s and early 70s in particular the Asian immigrants who were arriving in such large numbers from Uganda and Malawi. He became well known in the far right not least because he was something of a 'street fighter' and also a man who could rouse a crowd into a frenzy with his speeches.

He soon became acquainted with leading members of the far right and points out statements that they made and provides pictures of these men that prove beyond doubt their fascist credentials. Through lack of financial prospects and with a possible assault charge looming over his head he emigrates to South Africa where he becomes a leading figure in the South African branch of the National Front but it is here where he sees the full horrifying effects of the racism he supports. He decides to work against them by supplying their mortal enemies (Jewish groups and the left and law enforcement) with information that would disrupt and eventually bring them down.

He returns to England and becomes a keen member of the British movement passing on information of planned attacks and names of members who have carried out horrific attacks on Asian (Indian and Pakistani) members of the public (It should be pointed out as Hill rightly does, these attacks are exclusively committed against either elderly people or lone black or Asian people by groups of at least four people, so much for being 'tough guys')

Hill documents attempts by these groups to start riots, attack peaceful protests and individual members of the public. He also documents how these groups were more than prepared to use the democratic process to their advantage while secretly holding nothing but contempt for it.

Gradually Hill begins to find out more information relating to how these groups proposed to link up with Italian fascist groups to commit acts of terrorism in Britain passing on this information and preventing possible mass murder.

Hill also chronicles how he was instrumental in playing one extreme right party against the other (they had proposed to him that one act as a 'respectable leader' while the British movement work hard at stirring up trouble by riots, indiscriminate attacks and criminal damage) and also how he invited the jealousy of the leader of the British movement into expelling him thus, forcing many who had seen Hill as an inspirational figure to leave en mass from the group and playing no small part in the groups political downfall.

This is a fascinating book. At times his writing style can be a little over the top and at times he does seem to be 'lecturing' the reader on the evils of fascism (Yes we already know) While some of these people could quite easily be dismissed as nothing more than 'cranks' on the fringes of both politics and society it is quite disturbing how they could influence a small but violent minority to commit acts of violence that on several occasions mentioned in the book lead to murder.

It is a pity that this book has not been republished for such a long time as it is one well worth reading, especially in our current troubled political times.
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2.0 out of 5 stars full of errors, 25 Sep 2013
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It was packed full of mistakes. For further details, read "Liars Ought to Have Good Memories" by Alexander Baron -inspired by me,I admit!
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