The late 1970s saw a wave of attacks on LGBT people and ethnic minorities by young thugs of identifying as skinhead so what was the motive? Tony McMahon investigates.
1980 was a the high point for the whole late 1970s revival of skinheads and there were Irish boot boys and girls around too
The 1981 Southall riot saw a clash between the Oi! skinhead subculture and local Asian youth in a district of London that was part of a summer of riots
When Shoreditch was fascist territory
The 1980s gay skinhead scene involved both an element of cosplay but also some individuals who were neo-Nazis and LGBT
1980 was described by one newspaper as The Year of the Skinhead marking the revival of a subculture that took off aggressively in the late 1970s
Oi! anti-racism may seem like a contradiction in terms but some Oi! bands wanted to burnish their anti-racism credentials in 1981