Martin Webster

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Martin Guy Alan Webster (born 14 May 1943), British neo-Nazi and homosexual. His case demonstrates that there is no contradiction between being a Nazi and a homosexual.

Political Activities

Webster first joined the Greater Britain Movement, and became one of its leaders along with John Tyndall. In 1968, this movement amalgamated with the British National Party (founded 1967), which was a continuation of earlier fascistic or fascist-sympathizing groups. Although this is usually categorized as a "far-right" party, because of its racist policies, its views are in some ways left wing, as it called for abolition of the House of Lords, the Stock Exchange and large private holdings of capital. Its economics have been classified as “Strasserite”. The membership of the BNP has always been predominantly working-class. The BNP then joined a larger umbrella group the National Front.[1]


Webster was openly homosexual and was thought to have a relationship with Michael Salt. In 1979 Andrew Fountaine, a NF member, complained about the prevalence of homosexuals within the NF. However, Webster's homosexuality was not the reason he was removed from his position in the NF. In 1979, the NF governing body rejected a motion to expel him for that reason, by 16 votes to two.

He was eventually expelled in 1983 because of a series of bad election results and his rivalry for power with Tyndall.[2] [3]

Allegations about Nick Griffin

In September 1999 Webster alleged that Nick Griffin, then a young member of the BNP and later its leader, had had a homosexual relationship with him for four years. Griffin denied the allegations, though he did say that Webster had made homosexual advances to him, at a time when Griffin was aged about 16-18. The age of consent for homosexual acts at that time in England was 21.[4][5]


A myth that Webster was expelled from the NF because of his homosexuality has been promoted by the LGBT movement and the far-left, as it feeds into their narrative about a dichotomy between homosexuality and Nazism. But there are no facts to support it.

Some left-wing commentators have speculated that there is a correlation between homosexuality and Nazism, which would be in line with a lot of evidence, particularly in the post-war period. [6]

See also Ernst Rohm, Michael Kühnen, Michel Caignet, Kenneth Mieske, Nicky Crane.


  1. Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations: Parties, Groups, By Peter Barberis, John McHugh, Mike Tyldesley pp 187-188
  3. Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations: Parties, Groups, By Peter Barberis, John McHugh, Mike Tyldesley pp 187-188
  6. Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political, By Lucy Robinson, Manchester University Press, 2013, page 115