Swipe File: V For Vendetta And British Unity

This is Nick Griffin.

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He used to be a leader of the BNP, the British National Front, a fascist political party.

I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that six million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also once held that the world is flat

That's the fellow. But even they couldn't stand him, so he got kicked out and formed his own splinter movement.

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British Unity. A nicely ironic title for such a splitter party. Same policies, new label, utterly ignored. Except it does have a familiar logo does it not?

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Itself a reversal of the anarchy symbol.

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Surely Norsefire would have been more appropriate?

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And, yes, another Alan Moore-related iconographic enters popular culture in a new and… very different way.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.