Candour (magazine)

Candour is a British far right-wing magazine founded and edited by A. K. Chesterton until his death in 1973.

Candour magazine
September 2013 issue of Candour

History and profile

Candour was founded in 1953 as the successor to Truth newspaper of which he had been deputy editor. Truth had been acquired by the Staples Press, who insisted on a new editorial policy and as a result Chesterton resigned.

Chesterton issued a statement "Truth has been murdered" and asked his readers for backing for a new journal in the style of the old Truth.

The initial response was not enthusiastic and the idea might have been still-born had it not been for funds received from R. K. Jeffery, a Chile-based British millionaire. Further backing then followed and Candour was born, with the first issue appearing on 30 October 1953.

Candour was intended to "serve as a link between Britons all over the world in protest against the surrender of their world heritage."

After Chesterton's death, Candour was edited by Rosine de Bounevialle until her own death in 1999.

It continues to be published irregularly, with the latest issue printed in August 2018.[1]


  1. ^ Candour, BM Candour, London, WC1N 3XX


  • J Bean, "Many Shades of Black", New Millennium, 1999.
  • "A.K. Chesterton M.C. - A Memorial Booklet", Candour, 1973.
  • "Candour, vol.73, number 1", July 2000.
  • "Candour, vol. 34, number 1", January 1983.
  • H McNeile and R Black,"A History of the League of Empire Loyalists and Candour", A.K. Chesterton Trust, 2014.

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Candor or candour may refer to:

Candor or parrhesia, the quality of speaking candidly in rhetoric

Candour (magazine), a British far-right magazine

"Candour", a song by Neck Deep from their 2014 album Wishful Thinking

Duty of candour, a concept in British law

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