John Tyndall (1934–2005) was a British fascist and political activist.
A member of various small neo-Nazi groups during the late 1950s and
1960s, he led the National Front from 1972 to 1974 and again from 1976
to 1980, and then headed the British National Party from 1982 to 1999.
He unsuccessfully stood for election to the House of Commons several
times and to the European Parliament in 1999. Tyndall promoted a racial-
nationalist belief in a distinct white "British race", arguing that this
race was threatened by a Jewish conspiracy to encourage non-white
migration into Britain. He called for an authoritarian state which would
deport all non-whites from the country, engage in a eugenics project,
and re-establish the British Empire through the military conquest of
parts of Africa. He never gained mainstream political respectability in
the United Kingdom but was popular among sectors of the British far-
right. In 2005, Tyndall was charged with incitement to racial hatred but
died before trial.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyndall_%28far-right_activist%29>
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Quartet, won the men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow
MV Arctic Sea, declared to be carrying a cargo of timber, was
allegedly boarded by hijackers off the coast of Sweden in an incident
that remains incompletely explained.
Fifty minutes after departing Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Air
Algérie Flight 5017 disappeared from radar; its wreckage was found the
next day in Mali, with no survivors of the 116 people aboard.
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your delight in momentariness, Walk between dark and dark — a shining
space With the grave’s narrowness, though not its peace.
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