Martin Webster

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Martin Webster
Martin Webster

National Activities Organiser
of the National Front
In office

Born 14 May 1943(1943-05-14)
Political party League of Empire Loyalists,
National Socialist Movement
Greater Britain Movement
National Front
Our Nation

Martin Guy Alan Webster (born 14 May 1943) is a British national liberation activist and formerly a leading figure in nationalist politics.[1] Webster is best known for his activism in the 1970s with the National Front under John Tyndall, where he was for a time a Deputy Leader. Webster opposes "populist" nationalism, which do no not tell the truth about who the real hand is behind the destruction of European countries through multiracialism; Jewish supremacism.

Early political activism

An early member of the Young Conservatives, from which he claimed to have been expelled, Webster was associated loosely with the League of Empire Loyalists until he joined the National Socialist Movement in 1962.[2] He became John Tyndall's closest ally within the NSM and followed him in joining the Greater Britain Movement.[3] Webster also spent time in prison for knocking Jomo Kenyatta to the ground outside the London Hilton hotel, for helping to organise the paramilitary organisation Spearhead,[4] and was convicted under the 1936 Public Order Act.[5] He attracted further notoriety in 1972 when he was recorded as saying: "We are busy setting up a well-oiled National Socialist machine in this country."[6]

National Front

With Tyndall

Webster continued to be a lieutenant to Tyndall and followed him into the National Front. Webster proved an early success in the NF, being appointed National Activities Organiser in 1969.[7] and, in this position, effectively shared the leadership of the party with Tyndall until 1974. Webster clashed with Tyndall's replacement John Kingsley Read and the clash set in motion Kingsley Read's downfall, allowing Tyndall to return to the leadership.[7] However, Webster later broke with Tyndall, while remaining a most prominent figure in the NF during the subsequent chairmanship of Andrew Brons.[8]

In October 1977 after the police decided to ban a National Front march through Hyde town centre on the grounds that it was likely to be a focus of "serious disturbances", Webster undertook one of the most famous acts in post war British nationalist politics. He announced that there would be two NF marches, the second being conducted by him alone. Then, watched by a crowd of members of the public and surrounded by an estimated 2,500 police, he marched down the main street of Hyde carrying a Union Flag and a sign reading "Defend British Free Speech from Red Terrorism". Webster was allowed to march as 'one man' did not constitute a breaking of the ban. The tactic split the Socialist Workers Party's ANL in two and made a farce of the ban whilst attracting more media publicity for the Front.[9] [10] [11] [12]

In 1982, Webster - after making claims about the activities of the SWP's ANL - was sued for libel by communist Peter Hain, a long time Europhobe and then one of the leading members of the communist-terrorist ANL.

Later NF activity and expulsion

Webster's homosexuality led to him becoming criticised within some nationalist circles and he also fell foul of the Political Soldier wing of the NF. In 1983, they ensured that he lost his position as National Activities Organiser, then deprived him of his place on the National Directorate, before expelling him from the party altogether.[13] Many activists also reproached Webster for being too friendly with the police. He briefly attempted to lead his own group, Our Nation, although this proved unsuccessful despite the financial support he received from Françoise Dior and the organisational involvement of Denis Pirie.[14]

Current activity

Webster has been semi-retired from politics for some time (although he was associated with Lady Birdwood before her death[15]). He re-emerged in 1999 to claim that he had a four-year homosexual affair with newly-elected British National Party leader Nick Griffin beginning in the mid-1970s, when Griffin was a teenager.[16] Webster composes occasional e-bulletins,[17] and "Electronic Loose Cannon".[18] In 2010, Webster spoke at the 29th meeting of the New Right, giving a lecture on the Middle East conflict in favour of the Palestinian cause. In August 2011, he spoke at the 29th New Right meeting on Justice for the Palestinians.[19]

Elections contested

Date of election Constituency Party Votes %
24 May 1973 by West Bromwich NF 4789 16.0
February 1974 West Bromwich East NF 2907 7.0
1979 Bethnal Green and Bow NF 1740 6.1
28 October 1982 by Peckham NF 874 3.9



  1. Copsey, Nigel (2004). Contemporary British Fascism: The British National Party and the Quest for Legitimacy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, inter alia. ISBN 1-4039-0214-3. 
  2. Martin Walker, The National Front, Glasgow: Fontana Collins, 1977, p. 45
  3. Copsey, pp 8–9
  4. Gerry Gable "A Century of British Fascism1958-1968 Rivers of blood - Fascists begin to unite", Searchlight website, [c.2000].
  5. Copsey, pp. 13–14
  6. "The Listener". BBC. December 1972. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Copsey, p. 16.
  8. Copsey, pp. 23–24.
  13. Copsey, p. 34. Template:Com
  14. G. Gable, 'The Far Right in the United Kingdom', L. Cheles, R. Ferguson & M. Vaughan (eds.), Neo-Fascism in Europe, London: Longman, 1991, p. 252 Template:Jew Template:Com
  15. Nick Lowles, 'A very English extremist', Searchlight
  16. Copsey, p. 111.
  17. "Electronic Watch on Zion" Martin Webster-CURRICULUM VITAE
  18. Martin Webster has another go at the BNP's Nick Griffin