1949 Oswald Mosleys Union Movement Membership Card & Documents

1949 Oswald Mosleys Union Movement Membership Card & Documents

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For sale is a Post WW2 Oswald Mosleys Union Movement 1949 Membership Card & Documents all belonging to Leslie Norman Parkinson who was the Brighton Constituency Organiser for the Union Movement. 

 
This grouping includes Leslie Norman Parkinson Union movement application of membership for the Union movement dated 23rd February 1948, The Brighton branch Union Movement 1st pattern 1949 membership card complete with all his Union movement stamps for the year. These are also accompanied by a list of all the events he organised & was involved in starting from this enrolment date on the 23rd February 1948 right through until the 17th October 1949. There is also some notes from his time when he was a member with the British-Union-of-fascists in 1941. This is an incredibly are grouping! 
 
The Union Movement (UM) was a far-right political party founded in the United Kingdom by Oswald Mosley. Before the Second World War, Mosley's British-Union-of-Fascists (BUF) had wanted to concentrate trade within the British Empire, but the Union Movement attempted to stress the importance of developing a European nationalism, rather than a narrower country-based nationalism. That has caused the UM to be characterised as an attempt by Mosley to start again in his political life by embracing more democratic and international policies than those with which he had previously been associated. The UM has been described as post-fascist by former members such as Robert Edwards, the founder of the pro-Mosley European Action, a British pressure group and monthly newspaper.
 
These are in good condition and are very rare pieces of ephemera from the Union movement.
 
This will be sent via Royal Mail special delivery and dispatched within two working days.