Mosley comes a cropper – 1962

This is well worth watching. Of particular historical interest is that around 50 seconds in, Max Mosley appears and is seen to lay into an anti-fascist protester, and then seemingly hits a policeman.

16 comments on “Mosley comes a cropper – 1962

  1. Vanya on said:

    Mosely was also floored in Manchester on the way to Bellevue, close to where I now live.

    A woman named Lily, sister of a CP organiser, belted him with her handbag, which was apparently made more effective due to the fact that it contained a brick.

    This story appears in Dave Hann’s posthumously published, “Physical Resistance”, and was recounted from the audience at the launch of the book a few years ago in the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.

  2. Vanya: A woman named Lily, sister of a CP organiser, belted him with her handbag, which was apparently made more effective due to the fact that it contained a brick.

    In case the Labour Party complaiance unit is watching. of course we don’t approve of such things

  3. Vanya on said:

    #2 I was of course merely recounting a historical event with no commentary.

    Not that I have to worry about the Labour Party Compliance Unit, even if they do know who I am.

  4. Mosley carried on trying to make a comeback throughout the sixties. I remember being involved in trying to break up one of his meetings at Islington Town Hall during the 1966 general election. This picture shows the young Chris Harman who was also there. https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/19236/Letters
    I also remember an anti-Mosley demonstration in Romford in 1969.
    But not everyone was demonstrating. In Mervyn Jones’ biography of Michael Foot he describes how, in the late fifties, when Foot was one of the leaders of the Labour left, he was staying in the best hotel in Venice at Lord Beaverbrook’s expense. One day he went out for a motor-boat ride with two Tory MPs and …. Oswald Mosley.

  5. Ian Birchall: In Mervyn Jones’ biography of Michael Foot he describes how, in the late fifties, when Foot was one of the leaders of the Labour left, he was staying in the best hotel in Venice at Lord Beaverbrook’s expense. One day he went out for a motor-boat ride with two Tory MPs and …. Oswald Mosley.

    Just a few months ago George Galloway shared a platform with Nigel Farage. I’ve also seen the text messages that pass between them. The bonhomie is off the Richter scale.

  6. And Tony Benn went to Enoch Powell’s funeral.
    I don’t want to disparage Michael Foot, who was one of the finest socialist orators of his day. But there is something about those in parliament (and those who have been or aspire to be – Foot wasn’t an MP in 1957) who think they all belong to the same club. There is an old French saying that there is more in common between two deputies, one of whom is a Communist, than between two Communists, one of whom is a deputy.

  7. George Galloway on said:

    John,

    You have seen no such text messages between me and Farage for there are none. All texts between him and me relate to appearances on RT. There is no “bonhomie” on or off the Richter Scale. Andy Newman is welcome to inspect my phone. You are a liar.

  8. George Galloway:
    John,

    You have seen no such text messages between me and Farage for there are none. All texts between him and me relate to appearances on RT. There is no “bonhomie” on or off the Richter Scale. Andy Newman is welcome to inspect my phone. You are a liar.

    Oh dear, I must have been dreaming that you showed me the text he sent you congratulating you on your Daily Politics interview re the EU.

    Sorry, my mistake.

    Anyway, “Left right-left right, all the way to victory.”

  9. jim mclean on said:

    Must of been horrendous for Mosley cruelly imprisoned with his wife in a cottage inside Holloway with only the prisoners as servants.

  10. jim mclean:
    Must of been horrendous for Mosley cruelly imprisoned with his wife in a cottage inside Holloway with only the prisoners as servants.

    …..and some of the screws were BUF too. Must have been hell.

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