For those of us involved in anti-fascism in the 1990s, Waterson was a permanent feature on our horizon, as she headed a series of SWP front groups and initiatives in that period. My abiding memory of her however comes from a demonstration that was starting out at Hyde Park, probably in 1994 or so.
Trevor from Class War had hit upon the idea of bringing Class War posters - I think against the Criminal Justice Bill - and stapling them over the ubiqutious SWP placards. As a few of this did this, I heard a guttural roar and saw the hefty Waterson physically throw her bulk at Trev, sending some of the placards flying. Having wrestled one, she withdrew, before turning to a comrade and pointing at me:
"Thanks for coming over, he was about to punch me, but he changed his mind when he saw you".
The thought had never entered my mind. As irritating, damaging and politically flawed* as Waterson was, I had no desire to thump her. That she was willing to invent such a claim though, is how I will remember her. And I suspect at this time many anti-fascists will have similar, equally critical thoughts.
* Julie Waterson's most notorious comment was to blame the BNP's electoral success on 'scum off housing estates'. See the second letter in Weekly Worker 15 May 2003 on this.