Fascist leader leaves Warwick

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Photo: Warwick Anti-Racism Society

A student who has been identified as the leader of a fascist group is to withdraw from the University of Warwick.

The student was identified as 19-year-old Alex Davies, a first-year Philosophy undergraduate, in an article published by the Sunday Mirror on June 7.

Mr Davies is one of the leaders of the National Action movement, an openly anti-semitic and self-proclaimed racist fascist group.

The group disrupted a Warwick Anti-Sexism protest earlier this year and had been putting up posters around campus.

According to the Mirror, Mr Davies was “fiercely” protective of his identity, but after an investigation which involved a reporter posing as an anti-Semitic student interested in joining the group, the newspaper found that Mr Davies’ emails were sent from a server at Warwick University.

Davies told the Mirror: “I don’t want to say what I’d like to do to Jews – it’s too extreme.”

Davies joined Young BNP (British National Party) at 16 but found it in “disarray”. As a result, he decided to form the National Action group.

The University has been actively examining allegations about the activity of the Warwick fresher which, if true, would be in breach of the University’s dignity at work and study policy.

On June 12, Peter Dunn, spokesperson for the University, told the Boar: “The student has confirmed that the substance of the allegations is true and he has asked to permanently withdraw from the University with immediate effect, and his withdrawal is now being actioned.”

The student has confirmed that the substance of the allegations is true and he has asked to permanently withdraw from the University with immediate effect, and his withdrawal is now being actioned. – Peter Dunn, University spokesperson

Warwick Anti-Racism Society (WARSoc) held a protest against the presence of the National Action group on Thursday 12 June outside Senate House. There was an estimated 150 people at the demonstration.

WARSoc told the Boar: “Different students will feel differently about the effects of a fascist group on campus. But it’s not okay to go around sticking up posters and using campus to hold the movement.
“We want to make sure campus remains a safe place.”

The Boar has approached Mr Davies, but he was not available to comment.

According to the Mirror, Davies claimed that he was ready to go to jail for his beliefs, saying: “If we can stay out of prison we will. But you have to consider race-hate laws. They’re quite ambiguous, so it is possible some of us would go to prison. But we’re prepared for that.”

He said: “We’re targeting universities regularly. That’s something the BNP never had. We’ve built something in a few months the BNP didn’t have in 20 years.”

He also told the Mirror: “I’m not concerned what your readers think about me. All you should know is that we aren’t going to stop.”

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Photo: Samuel Lovett

The University College Union (UCU) passed a motion on June 11. It stated that the “UCU supports the anti-fascist demonstration organised by Warwick Anti-Racism society in protest against the presence of an organised fascist group…

“UCU Warwick would like to affirm that there is no place for fascists at this or any other university.

I don’t want to say what I’d like to do to Jews – it’s too extreme. – Alex Davies

“We call on University management to publicly state what measures it plans to take to protect the safety and freedom of all BME (black and ethnic minority), LGBTQ and Jewish students and staff on campus, in the face of explicit threats by the National Action group that intends to ‘exterminate’ Jewish and ‘non-white’ people in the UK.”

Warwick Students’ Union issued a statement saying: “Warwick SU stands firmly opposed to any form of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism or similar discriminatory behaviour.

“We have conveyed our views in our position as student representatives strongly to the University, and are in daily dialogue with them over this matter.

“While we appreciate the unease created by this situation, we trust that the student body understands that we are not in a position to disclose or discuss any specifics relating to an individual student or students.

“Student safety is of the utmost concern for both the Student Union and the University, and we are doing all that would be expected to ensure the safety of all of our members.”

The national newspaper also unveiled Benjamin Raymond, Essex University graduate, as a leader of National Action. Mr Raymond claims to “love Hitler” and believes that non-whites and Jews in Britain need to be exterminated.

The group has an estimated membership of 60 nationwide.

WHAT DID WARWICK STUDENTS THINK?

“I was pretty shocked, he (Alex Davies) lives in the flat above us. I couldn’t believe it when I found out.” – Ella Hattey, first-year Sociology

“I’m completely disgusted, this is the twenty-first century. The scary thing is that I know people who, as ethnic minorities, have interacted with him. He’s put on a facade when really he’s had these views all along.”– Eloise Millard, first-year English Literature

“I don’t think there is much of a risk of this affecting us. It’s a very international and multi-cultural university. However, if nothing is done, it could become a risk. I could see it appealing to some people, not necessarily in the university, but in its surrounding where they’ve been holding recruitment drives.”– Artin Giles, first-year History and Politics

“It’s disgusting. It’s a threat to students of any minority background and has no place here. It doesn’t make the university a safe place.”– Jamie Sims, second-year Philsophy, Politics and Economics

“I believe it’s giving the university a bad name. It’s not something I want to be associated with.”– Finny Quigly, first-year Maths and Economics

“It was very surprising how Davies was trying to recruit people and how violent and anti-Semitic he was. I don’t want to say there is no risk but we have to face them as they appear… [on the other hand] We can’t be hysterical.”– Mark Best, second-year Maths

“It runs the danger of spoiling the atmosphere at Warwick. There is talk of anti-Semitism and physical violence which is scary.” – Kate Orlandi, first-year English and French

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Comments (21)

  • absolutelydisqusted

    fucking hell were doomed to be the next sweden.

    i bet if he was a muslim preaching about white priviledge they’d lap it up.

    this is everything that is wrong with this country.

    also its a shame union money goes on this.

    remember che the negro spends his money foolishly whilst the white man spends his money on bettering himself.

    • Sod off, you twunt

      Everything that’s wrong with this country? He was inciting racial hatred in an extremely violent way, to the point where he was making a sizeable portion of the campus feel incredibly unsafe. The same reaction would be meted out to someone demanding a “sharia zone” on campus or someone calling for the death of gay people.

      • The facts: demographics set by mass immigration = white Brits becoming a (much abused) minority in their own country, about 25 yrs from now. It is better to repatriate the immigrants now than face their genocidal wrath in 2040 ad.

      • absolutelydisqusted

        nowhere in the article does it say this. it just said he held fascist views and was a member of the fascist party.

        unite against facism is just as bad, those students who are members of that group should be suspended for a month.

        Uaf is a militant anti fascist group which uses violence to intimiate people into following their agenda they are no better than fascists.

        If this man believes that the holocaust was a lie he paid his fee to study at university and should be allowed to study, as long as he isn’t disruptive its no one’s fucking business.

    • yes if he was a muslim preaching about while privilege we’d lap it up because then he wouldn’t be a fascist talking about murdering jews this is not a complicated subject

      • He’s not talking about murdering Jews, the group that did murder 66 million whites during the Judeo- Bolshevik terror, That quote (ahem) does not mean meanness

  • Not condoning his view at all but it’s a shame he’s been pressured into withdrawing simply for having an active political opinion in contrast to the status quo. Part of what can make a political democracy great is competing views no matter how … extreme

    • Liberal bollocks. Advocacy of genocide is not a legitimate political view. Tolerance of people that want to destroy democracy, kill gays and deport or kill blacks, Jews and Pakistanis, is not tolerance. It is cowardice. These people are vermin. They should be ostracised, not legitimised, which is exactly what allowing to stay on at the university constitutes.

      • Except he wasn’t publicly advocating any of that. He wasn’t a threat to anyone.

        • Prominent membership of a group with a genocidal, fascistic agenda is neither public advocacy nor renders you a threat to the out-groups that agenda targets?

          Fuck off, eh?

          • Opinions are a crime now apparently. No evidence of intimation, victimisation or incitement needed. You just need to make people you’ve never spoken to “uncomfortable” by your presence.

          • Aaron Boone

            Where in this piece did the cretin’s beliefs face criminal sanction, precisely? Short answer would be nowhere. You also seem to be implying that Nazism isn’t an expressly violent ideology. It is. Even the most cursory glance at history will show this, clear as day. Where fascists organise, violence against the aforementioned out-groups sharply follows. No academic institution is going to legitimise violent adherents to 40’s pseudo-science and genocidal conspiracy theories, or put the well-being of their students at risk.

  • Would love to take the lot of you liberal airheads to South Central Los Angeles and drop you off where you can be culturally enriched by the eses and the bros. Take your little banners too, LOL. You still live in a white society for the most part. You have no idea how much they hate you. Diversity is chaos.

    • what on earth is an ‘eses and the bros’

      at least make your racist drivel relevant to the country you’re talking about

  • The university just wants its nice safe cushy group think, to wallow in the mud of multicultural political correctness. They want to live in their bubble or echo chamber…they never want to debate and they are more intolerant than Stalin.

    Fascism or nationalism is the correct antidote to today’s Jew led or inspired cultural Marxist swamp that is Britain today.

    If the mass immigration isnt stopped and rolled back real soon, the UK is lost. Just look at the demographics- even a fool can see this.

    • ‘jew led’ what is this the 19th fucking century

      have you ever met a jewish person jesus christ

      • No, this is the 21st century and Jews are more in control than ever, where have you been , under a rock?

        • Mikha'el Wade

          Please stop telling everyone, we’d really like to keep it a secret. It would be awfully inconvenient if people were to find out that we’re secretly in control of everything. I’ll be sure to bring this up at the next meeting.

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