National Action timeline

February 2013

Ben Raymond, Alex Davies and the former leader of the Young BNP, Daniel Lake, launch a recorded discussion about the creation of a new far-right group that would ‘wipe away the dregs and the losers’ of the British far-right, attracting younger more violent and militant members.

Ben Raymond and Alex Davies
Ben Raymond and Alex Davies

July/August 2013

National Action release their 11-page “strategy and promotion” document. With a startling design, it falls short in coherent content, and is contradictory in parts but it is a robust presentation. A new movement, full of confidence, is born.

National Acton’s Strategy and Promotion document 2013
National Acton’s Strategy and Promotion document 2013

September 2013

National Action launch their website.

National Action launch their website
National Action launch their website

November 2013

Paul Hickman, a BNP regional organiser for the West Midlands, performs a “banner drop” for the group over a motorway bridge.

Paul Hickman
Paul Hickman

December 31 2013

National Action announce themselves as a revolutionary youth group on the worldwide far-right forum, “Stormfront.”

National Action on Stormfront
National Action on “Stormfront.”

January 2014

National Action violently disrupt a meeting at Warwick University, repeating allegations of sexual assault against leading members of the Socialist Workers Party.

October 2014

Garron Helm jailed for sending abusive and threatening tweets to Liverpool MP Luciana Berger. This unleashes “Operation Get Jew Bitch” which encourages Nazis across the world to send offensive and threatening messages to the MP.

Threatening messages to MP Luciana Berger
Threatening messages to MP Luciana Berger

November 2014

10 National Action activists arrested on their way to the offices of Luciana Berger MP.

January 2015

Zack Davies, a member of National Action, attempts to murder a Sikh dentist who happened to be on his lunch break at Tesco in Mold, North Wales. Davies was following the mantra of “White Jihad” that National Action espoused. As news of the attack spread, those who would immediately falsely claim the perpetrator was a Muslim extremist would be far-right leaders Paul Weston and Nick Griffin.

Zack Davies
Zack Davies

March 2015

National Action members, many of them masked, hold a “White Man” march and rally in Newcastle. Matt Hankinson tell the crowd that there will be casualties and innocent people will be victims of a forthcoming race war.

Matthew Hankinson
Matthew Hankinson

June 2015

National Action film themselves defacing a Jewish monument in Birmingham.

National Action defacing a Jewish monument in Birmingham
National Action defacing a Jewish monument in Birmingham

August 2015

National Action members forced to hide in “left luggage” office at Liverpool’s Lime Street Station after a failed attempt to march in the city.

National Action members at Liverpool’s Lime Street Station
National Action members at Liverpool’s Lime Street Station

January 2016

National Action unfurl a ‘Hitler was Right’ banner in the centre of Liverpool.

Hitler was Right banner
‘Hitler was Right’ banner

January 2016

HOPE not hate expose one of the speakers at the Newcastle banner unfurling as Ryan Fleming, a convicted sex offender.

Ryan Fleming
Ryan Fleming

February 2016

Riots in Liverpool as National Action attempt to return to the city with the aid of Polish football hooligans and fascists from the North West Infidel drug gang.

Polish football hooligans
Polish football hooligans

March 2016

Jack Renshaw makes speech in Blackpool calling Jews and immigrants “vermin.” He was subsequently prosecuted and convicted for this speech.

Jack Renshaw
Jack Renshaw

April 2016

Renshaw, speaking to a Yorkshire Forum meeting in Leeds, calls for Jews to be hunted down. He was subsequently prosecuted and convicted for this speech.

May 2016

National Action involved in clashes in York after arriving at The Minster with another pro-Hitler banner.

National Action involved in clashes in York
National Action involved in clashes in York

June 2016

Labour MP Jo Cox murdered. National Action adopt her killer, Tommy Mair as a mascot and his murderous slogan, “death to traitors freedom for Britain” as their own in honour of their new hero.

Tommy Mair
Tommy Mair

October 2016

NA members march in Berwick in complete black uniform and masks.

November 2016

Darlington march by NA, accompanyed by professional propaganda video. The speaker at the event was Nicholas Waugh from Aberdeenshire.

November 2016

National Action leader Chris Lythgoe restructures organisation into regional groups.

Chris Lythgoe
Chris Lythgoe

December 2016

National Action hold town centre protest in St Helens where Andrew Clarke warns shoppers of the Jewish vermin and sub-human hordes invading the country.

Andrew Clarke
Andrew Clarke

December 2016

National Action is banned by then Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

Amber Rudd in Parliament
Amber Rudd in Parliament