The London Swinton Circle was founded in the mid 1960’s. Its original membership was composed solely of those who had attended Conservative Party training schools at Swinton Castle in Yorkshire, and who wished to maintain contact with each other through regular meetings in London. Since that time, however, the London Swinton Circle has expanded its membership, and now welcomes members from all backgrounds who support traditional Conservative and Unionist principles.
The Circle holds regular meetings which are addressed by speakers on issues of interest to the Circle. Over the years the Circle has been addressed by members of the Conservative Party, the United Kingdom Independence Party and from the Ulster Unionist parties. The Circle has also been addressed by a number of authors, journalists, campaigners and other political commentators.
On 2 July the Circle was addressed by Sam Swerling on “Why National Populism is Superior to Internationalism”. Firstly, Sam Swerling reviewed personalities in the UK, France, USA, Hungary and Italy whom he felt had contributed positively to nationalism in the past and present; there was an extensive list for all nations. Second, he indicated nationalism should be populist. In contrast Internationalism was the rule of an international moneyed elite. Third, there was a discussion on whether the League of Nations had been superior to the United Nations and why the UN had failed in modern times. Fourth, there was a discussion on the successes of the Trump Presidency so far, and what tactics Trump used to secure his objectives. Fifth, there was a discussion on events in Syria and the effects of Russian Intervention; we also discussed why British forces might intervene in any particular conflict. Sixth, the interests Russia and the UK had in common. The meeting was reminded that Russia had been allied to the UK in three global conflicts in the past two hundred years – vs Bonaparte, vs the Central Powers and vs the Axis Powers. Finally, derision was heaped upon Teresa May’s efforts to water down the sort of Brexit which the country had voted for two years ago. There was a discussion on her possible successors.
Full details of our next meeting will be circulated to members.
Anyone who upholds the aims and objectives is invited to join the Swinton Circle.
The aims and objectives of the Swinton Circle include:
- National Sovereignty
- Maintenance of the Union
- Support for the Commonwealth Realms
- Proportionate punishments for crimes, including the restitution of capital punishment
- Qualified and justified immigration rather than mass immigration
- Equitable taxation and greater accountability of public spending at both the national and local level of government
- The promotion of values and morals within a Christian framework
- The celebration of British culture
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