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Union Movement

The Union Movement was a Fascist organisation founded by the former British Union of Fascists leader Sir Oswald Mosley in 1948, incorporating a number of smaller far-right groups. The UM continued Mosley's anti-Semitism, and the increasing presence of non-white immigrants in post-war British cities provided a further target for the xenophobia of his followers. A Union Movement demonstration in the London district of Notting Hill in 1958 provoked street disturbances when fascists and criminals roamed the district attacking Caribbean immigrants. Mosley remained leader of the UM until 1973; it was subsequently renamed the Action Party, led by Mosley's lieutenant Jeffrey Hamm, which continued in existence until the finance provided by Lady Mosley dried up after Hamm's death in 1994.