Blair to send the wife to give a eulogy? Usual deferential comments all round from prominent members of opposing parties? BBC retrospective on life and career? National Day of mourning? Two minutes silence, surely? Commemmorative postage stamp?
No one to note his passing other than a handful of his mates, then...
Thus passes an era, the era of pretty rubbishy right wing fascist parties populated by skinheads and very dodgy, usually Australian, academics. Tyndall was a very poor successor to Mosley and as a comparison with Hitler or mussolini lacked a lot in the dictator manque stakes too. I remember being taken by our history tutor to one of his meetings in Reading. He really lacked the charisma so essential to farming out extremist policy and was not in any way frightening. As indeed was his opposite number in the socialist workers Party - who we were also taken to see on the hustings.
I remember fighting with the NF skinheads at Hyde Park corner during a SKAN (School-kids Against the Nazis) evenement. Tyndall stood on his soap box surrounded by his pimply, Harrington jacketed praetorians and looked by turns smug, scared and then positively as if he wished to be elsewhere! I am afraid he lacked any redeeming qualities, poor orator, poor philosophy, weak persona and lack of intestinal fortitude.
So farewell then...I wonder who has his jackboots and brownshirt now?
Hmm. I do wonder about the moderation on this board. It seems it is absolutely taboo to discuss impending charges against members of the armed forces, that are being openly discussed in the media, yet apparently it is perfectly okay (nay, hilarious) to use terms like 'turd burglar' and '$hit stabber' and to suggest that being a Nazi, being a homosexual and going to hell are all synonymous.
Of course, everyone is entitled to their view, but must we allow this sort of bigoted language free reign in the Current Affairs forum?
Which is a pale shadow of the language and idealisms Tyndall and his ilk used in their time. This is a contributed article from Tyndall's online prescence "Spearhead" http://www.spearhead.com/9909-cv.html
I will however, delete all references towards Mr. Tyndall's alleged sexual orientation. Judging by some of the editorial and articles on Spearhead, he and his coterie appeared to be none to fond of those with an 'alternative' lifestyle.