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Sans moustache; the characteristic grimace already evident

Conservative MP for Harrow

With his first wife Cynthia (Cimmie), his grimace more evident than ever

Taking the salute in the East End (note the BUF emblem on his armband)

Maybe the local Jewish populace are justifiably ill-at ease
(that aside, it’s a very good image of Mosley in BUF uniform)

In its early days, the BUF was derided by the British public at large. In his humorous novel The Code of the Woosters, P G Wodehouse incorporated a character Roderick Spode, 7th Earl of Sidcup, head of the Blackshorts, a parody of Mosley and the Blackshirts, particularly when Bertie Wooster tells him in no uncertain terms just what an ass he is:

“The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone. You hear them shouting "Heil, Spode!" and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: "Look at that frightful ass Spode swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher?”