Francis Yeats-Brown

Francis Yeats-Brown was a journalist who wrote the best-selling book, Bengal Lancer and edited the journal, Everyman. He became involved in right-wing politics during the 1930s. This included membership of the January Club. In articles published in newspapers such as the Sunday Observer he praised General Francisco Franco in Spain and Adolf Hitler in Germany. He claimed that Hitler had cured unemployment in Nazi Germany and had produced a prosperous society.

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