The British Liberal was a series of protests which gripped the British Union which raged through the summer of 1989 and the led to the fall of the British Union and the end of the British Union of Fascists' (BUF) 50 year rule over Britain.
Since the Fascist Coup of 1933 and victory in the subsequent civil the BUF had ruled Britain unchallenged, however beneath the surface tensions were building as more information began to leak in from the outside world and increasing call for democracy began to appear throughout the nation, at first these were kept in check through the use of repression.
The Onset of Demonstrations
After the assassination of the BUF Chairman by the Communist Worker's Army, the Paramilitary Arm of the Worker's Party, the BUF leadership attempted to pursue a policy of moderate reform. However upon the legalization of the right to gather in public place on the 3rd April 1989, thousands of protesters took to the streets of London calling for the re-establishment of Parliament, which had not been in place since it's dissolution by Oswald Mosley in 1950.
Ultimately the regime was forced to give way and called for elections to a new Parliament, which were to be held on the 18th May 1989, upon election day it was clear the elections were not to be free and fair, with armed guards surrounding polling stations and members of the BUF being given two votes whilst the general population were only to have one vote, the results of the election were a landslide victory for the BUF who had won 89 out of 100 seats in the Parliament, with the rest of the seats being held by pro-BUF parties such as the National Front of Great Britain.
Reactions to Elections
The result of the elections led to further demonstrations with people now not just calling for the establishment of a Parliament, but the dissolution of the British Union altogether and the end of BUF rule. Whilst the BUF initially tried to crush the protests with force this tactic failed after a mutiny within the armed forced which occurred in July.
Formation of the Provisional Government of Great Britain
In early August in an attempt to unite the disorganized opposition forces together representatives of the main opposition parties, the Social Liberal Party, the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the Green Party, met in Somerset House and declared the formation of the Provisional Government of Great Britain as an alternate government to that of the BUF's British Union.
Fall of the BUF
Despite the loss of military support the British Union managed to carry on until the end of August 1989, when it was finally announced that the British Union would be dissolved on the 1st September and power would be handed over to the Provisional Government of Great Britain which oversee elections to a Constituent Assembly which would draw up a Constitution for the country.
The Provisional Government of Great Britain faced significant challenges, it had establish its authority over the country, deal with the growing power of the communists who were talking of overthrowing the Provisional Government, and had to oversee the elections to the Constituent Assembly. Ultimately the difficulties in tackling these issues would lead to what is now known as the Little Anarcy (Fascist Coup Britain).