Marquess of Graham

James Angus, the Marquess of Graham and the future Duke of Montrose, held extreme right-wing views and was a member of several anti-Semitic organizations in the 1930s.

In May 1939 Archibald Ramsay founded a secret society called the Right Club. This was an attempt to unify all the different right-wing groups in Britain. Or in the leader's words of "co-ordinating the work of all the patriotic societies". In his autobiography, The Nameless War, Ramsay argued: "The main object of the Right Club was to oppose and expose the activities of Organized Jewry, in the light of the evidence which came into my possession in 1938. Our first objective was to clear the Conservative Party of Jewish influence, and the character of our membership and meetings were strictly in keeping with this objective."

Members of the Right Club included the the Marquess of Graham, William Joyce, Anna Wolkoff, Joan Miller, A. K. Chesterton, Francis Yeats-Brown, Lord Redesdale, 5th Duke of Wellington, Duke of Westminster, E. H. Cole, John Stourton, Thomas Hunter, Aubrey Lees, Ernest Bennett, Charles Kerr, Samuel Chapman, John MacKie, James Edmondson, Mavis Tate, Margaret Bothamley, Earl of Galloway, H. T. Mills, Richard Findlay and Serrocold Skeels.

After the Second World War the Duke of Montrose went to live in Rhodesia where he became a staunch "white supremacist". Montrose served in Ian Smith's breakaway Rhodesian Front government. In one speech he told the audience the "Beatles, international finance groups, colonial freedom movements and student agitators were all agents of a communist plot to achieve world domination".

James Angus, the Duke of Montrose, died in 1992.