Studies of ‘far right’ organisations have inevitably focused on their political successes and failures and yet the prior task of establishing what it means to be ‘on the far right’ is not as easy as it might appear. Academics, in particular, have struggled to establish universal, clear-cut criteria for using ‘extreme’ and ‘far’ right, for the simple reason that what may be considered ‘extreme’ in one historical and spatial setting may not be in another. The need for definitions which are contingent and provisional notwithstanding, I have used the terms ‘far’ or ‘extreme’ right below to refer to those groups and ideologies which have made the defence of whiteness an integral and explicit part of their political agendas. Even this is difficult to sustain, since the relationship between what I refer to as ‘white pride’ and mainstream political discourse has already shown signs of disruption.