posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 11:26
We have never judged how dangerous the far-right in Britain is merely on account of its size. The ten year growth of the British National Party (BNP) between 2001-2010 however, was a major cause for concern.
Little seemed to dampen the BNP's rise. They had a representative on the Greater London Authority, a smattering of councillors and two MEPs at its peak. They were a sizeable fringe party of just under 15,000 members by the end of 2009.
The rest of the far-right was moribund. The National Front (NF) faced (again) extinction, British Movement rarely left the house and even the hard-line Nazi rockers of Blood & Honour seemed content to play quietly in the background without drawing too much attention to themselves.
The catalogue of events that led to the BNP's demise began not long after Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons were elected as MEPs in 2009. Those who had said it was better to ignore their party suddenly sprung to life. By 2010, with almost the world (or at least, Barking and Dagenham council) at their proverbial feet, the BNP was near to collapse. Few people seemed aware of this.
Also in 2009 sprung like a rather knackered old salmon given a shot of some Class A's, the English Defence League (EDL). They said they were not Nazis, they believed they were not racist. They were however, very, very nasty. Oh yes, and they were very racist and just a little bit Nazi. Many a car-park that has hosted one of their rallies can testify to as much.
The EDL and the BNP played a see-saw game of who could be the most nasty in public. As the BNP went to war with themselves, the EDL went from super strength lager to super strength lager and inevitably to prison after prison after prison. They also split, like the BNP, into many different warring factions along the way and also, eventually, went into decline.
The shocking and brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby on the streets of south London last year did little to revive the fortunes of either the BNP or the EDL. Yes, the EDL managed to add some 100,000 extra "likes" on their Facebook page and hold two well attended and angry demonstrations in the immediate aftermath, but even their decline could not be arrested. Mosques were attacked and both BNP and EDL supporters went to prison for some of the attacks, but even the EDL's leader called it a day not long after.
Since the decline of both the BNP and the EDL, Britain has seen some eight or nine groups emerge to try and fill the vacuum. In most parts, they are just the same people as before but the groups are smaller and the members are interchangeable. More second rate Fuhrers have been thrown up than any real tangible increase in numbers. However, the approval of their anti-Muslim ranting increases almost daily on their Facebook pages.
The EDL is now just a symptom of the problem in this country with Islamophobia and racism in general. Not every racist attack, not every racist or disgusting tweet is done by an activist of any group. You don't have to even leave the comfort of your home, or even be fully dressed these days to cause offence.
Because we now have some 100-150 hateful, spiteful and bordering on illegal websites and Facebook pages purporting to represent groups with genuine interests in this country's political and social direction, there is a growing scaremongering that the far-right is somehow bigger and more dangerous than it was five years ago.
Because we have public outrages in places like Rochdale and Rotherham, people want to believe that there is a growing backlash that only people with allegiances to Adolf Hitler can profit and gain from. This is simply not the truth. In terms of people actively engaging in hateful activity, out in the community, on doorsteps and on high streets, there is no greater increase in the number of activists or activities. Their numbers are dwindling, their numbers have dispersed. But it has never stopped.
Are they more dangerous and more angry than they ever have been? Well, could they be more dangerous and angry than David Copeland was in 1999, when the BNP could feel themselves on the cusp of something great?
The far-right has always been dangerous. Their voters come and go/came and went as did/do most of their members. Their mouths spew great words of hatred and bile about their true sick intentions and desires and that is what drives away many of those people who join them on Facebook every time something awful happens that leaves people feeling isolated.
This morning, the police began kicking the doors in of Britain First activists. For the last month, the uniformed group have been in free-fall. They've lost their office, their phone lines, their leaders. Perhaps the authorities think this is when they are at their most nasty.
Their votes have gone. Their leaders' are divided. Their numbers have dwindled. The far-right are just as dangerous as they have ever been.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 14:54
A sad day for us here at HOPE not hate. Sad times, indeed. Maybe it was something paternal or maternal in us, but we had a soft spot for Kevin Layzell. He was everything a young Nazi should be; he was daft, he was cowardly, he was silly and now he's been dumped by the BNP.
Those tears he is crying into his Sugar Puffs this morning will be full of salt. Aryan salt.
I for one cannot believe that it is actually less than two years since Kevin burst into our affections with a tea strainer on his head dressed like some cast-off from an amateur pantomime.
We warmed to him. He travelled the country with starched shirts and his Golliwog telling the diminishing world of the BNP how much he hated Gay people and black people. He even gave himself rave reviews on the BNP's website.
Yes, we'd warmed to Kevin like a strange fruit. Every time he left the house to go on another Nazi activity, I'd breathe silently into my ashtray "take care, little one" as he is, after all, precious cargo.
But I need not have worried about Kevin. He practised nothing if not, self-preservation. Whilst on his Nazi demonstrations calling for people to be attacked and maimed by his comrades, Kevin made sure he was always out of the way when the trouble started. Not for Kevin, ever, a Greek tragedy. Even if it meant ditching his Nazi flag under a table in a pub and hiding, Kevin always made sure he was Ok.
I remember when it was time for Kevin's first overseas trip. I was furious with his Mother that she had allowed so many dangers and temptations to potentially fall Kevin's way. Yes, you may recall he went to Sin City... Not Amsterdam, but Brussels, where the BNP were sinning for so long. Cheap beer and cigarettes, women of the night-and day, vino, foreign people etc, etc. The list was endless. But I need not have worried. As the rest of the BNP's youngsters planned their own carnage, Kevin worked late into the night under typewriter light until he'd ripped his ribbon to shreds, preparing document after document for his wayward chums to read. Yes, they ridiculed him a little.
But as they were out in town, on the "lash", Kevin kept himself decent and slept under a union flag towel he had brought with him, and not some harsh, foreign linen. Had I been there, surely I would have placed a frozen pea under his mattress to test his holiness.
How things have turned so dreadfully for the future of the white race, is beyond us all. He is young, I suppose. As he aged, Kevin became tempted to do many stupid things. Oh, how I wished the strange case of Benjamin Button had really been the strange case of Kevin Layzell.
He ditched his glasses for a whole week recently thinking he could have a Clark Kent moment. As he sprinted away from a fight he had helped instigate, everyone was impressed by his superb running skills.
But there was also much darkness. Kevin turned against the very man he had sworn to protect, Nick Griffin. He teamed up with a pornographer to remove the Fuhrer. We were shouting "No Kevin! No Kevin!" but he did not or would not listen. We felt Griffin had not done a good enough job of killing off the BNP yet, but Kevin had been bought off.
Back to his bedroom went Kevin with the lucre. An ageing VHS cassette documenting a woman travelling through Dallas in the 1970's, was all it took Steve Squire to convince Kevin to dump everything he and we, held so dear.
We hit the panic buttons over here. We talked to Hamble, Big Ted and Little Ted, but they could not make Kevin see sense. Golly had gone for a sulk over the whole matter. Kevin was backing the Walker faction! It was selfish of him; just because he was out of school, there was no reason to potentially subject other young children to the dangers of Adam Walker.
But there is always time for good men to come to the aid of the party and Kevin, unable to find a VHS player, began to query Adam Walker's leadership.
There were tears. After (not) two years of solid heroism came the dreaded expulsion from the party last night. There was a minor tantrum that then became a hurricane. Kevin was expelled. He had not been in the party the two years it takes before you can attack the leadership. Our tea-strained St George had fallen on his plastic sword.
The final insult, perhaps, was that unlike all others, Kevin did not get a letter from the new Chairman telling him he was expelled. No, that pleasure went to Squire, the jilted date-rape boss who Kevin had betrayed.
What Kevin will now do is a mystery. He can hang around with National Action like the rest of the BNP youth wing, but he is hurting. Wisely, he opened the letter from Squire wearing some Spiderman mittens he got for Yuletide.
But it has been fun, Kevin.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:54
Little Jack throws in his quite inconsiderable weight to the argument in the BNP.
Renshaw, who studies at Manchester University and worryingly has a gay dog, will be backing whichever faction is most likely to protect him from Trots climbing up his drainpipe at night to have a word with him about his racist campaign on campus.
I guess he and Kevin Layzell can always get the Thunderbird team back together, again.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 09:46
Supporters of Adam Walker's leadership of the British National Party (BNP) held a meeting in Croydon last Thursday, addressed by none other than the notorious Jew-hating and Holocaust denying Richard Edmonds.
A founding member of the BNP, Edmonds has been one of the most notorious Anti-Semite’s on the British far-right for nearly forty years, something which he is obviously incredibly proud of.
Edmonds was suspended from the party by Griffin not long after he took over in 1999, and the two have fought numerous wars of words ever since. For a short time, after the death of his mentor and party founder John Tyndall, Edmonds was allowed back into the party and sat on its Advisory Council.
In 2010 Edmonds announced he was going to stand against Griffin for the leadership of the party but decided instead, to re-join the National Front (NF), where he cut his political teeth back in the 70's.
For the last few years Edmonds has been travelling the country speaking until he is hoarse about his hatred of Jews, blacks, Asians, Muslims and Nick Griffin. Edmonds was jailed in 1993 for being part of a gang that attacked a mix raced couple with a broken glass.
The Croydon branches of both the BNP and NF have always been influential. It was through Croydon BNP that Griffin made his comeback into the far-right in the early 1990's. Always large branches of whichever party they support, the Croydon fascist scene is always the first to splinter and factionalise when their party is in trouble.
Joining Edmonds was the party's London Organiser Steve Squire, a notorious pornographer who has helped split the party down the middle in London by his support for Walker. Squire gave a talk on the issue of "party unity and the position of party chairman and how Adam Walker became the new acting BNP chairman." At no time, interestingly, has Squire mentioned the rather seedy reasons for his belated fall-out with Griffin.
Edmonds appears to have fallen out with the National Front, which is unsurprising, given that the faction he chose to support all live 200 miles away and spend most of their time fighting with each other in pubs.
According to the BNP, "Edmonds gave a rousing speech on the dangers of Islam, and how it's taking over our country and the rest of Europe." No doubt he also littered his speech with references to "chosen people", because there is very little else he has ever been able to talk about...
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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 09:09
In last week's far-right round up I made passing reference to an argument in the National Front (NF) as to whether they should have a section for female members. One woman in particular felt this would lead to all kinds of trouble; the wearing of trousers, forgetting they lived in Stepford, forgetting their place etc, etc.
Well, it's all coming out in the wash now. It seems the good (I use that term loosely) women of the National Front have been up to no good. Some of them have been trying to steal others Aryan males, and their leader Debbie McMahon is not happy about it.
Some women have been flirting on Facebook with Aryan males who already have a partner. What this flirting consists of, I do not know. Maybe it is posting pictures of roast pork or a burning cross. Or perhaps roast pork with a burning cross, but it has to stop!
Of course, this sort of activity is nothing new to the NF. When they had an office in Pawsons Road, Croydon, there was even a room upstairs with a mattress on the floor so that tired/stoned/amorous young revolutionaries could "relax" after a busy day writing drunken letters to local newspapers praising Colonel Gaddafi. It was actually a full time job for one member whose wife left him for the guy who sat next to him licking the envelopes.
Back in those days (the early to mid 1980's) there was a shortage of women in the party but certainly no shortage of VD. Bizarrely, because they had all converted to some kind of obscure Catholic cult, they all refused to use protection.
The story only came out when the jealous caretaker, a staunch a saddened local member named Adrian, stumbled across one party in the upstairs room. He later told a meeting during the split which followed, that "there were bibles, knickers and copies of [Gaddafi's] Green Book strewn all over the floor."
The NF has form, ladies. And not just for violence. Nick Griffin wrote about it quite extensively when he too quit the NF.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Sunday, 14 September 2014, 21:08
Ousted BNP chief Nick Griffin has been in Italy speaking at a conference of far-right activists this weekend.Griffin jetted out of the country on Friday night but not before he delivered another attack on Adam Walker in an interview that was very quickly pulled from the BNP's website.
Griffin loves a foreign trip
Griffin's interview was with the aging racist and housewife Lynne Mozar of Gurkha-hating infamy. Other people may recall her performance of calling other woman "slags" and "Pakis" in an infamous documentary about the BNP which aired a few years ago. At the time I dubbed her as some kind of racist Mrs Slocombe-on account of her endlessly banging on about her pussies.
Like many other BNP officials, Mozar has been relieved of her position by Walker. Being an idoliser of Griffin, she was obviously one of the first to get the chop. During the interview with Mozar, Griffin denied all knowledge of how his attack on the party leadership was leaked online.
Even when he is not leader, Griffin is a still a very poor liar. He knows full well that it was leaked on his behalf by Mark James, a YBNP activist from London who was acting on Griffin's instructions. James is one of a number of YBNP activists who are also involved in the tiny group National Action. Griffin began encouraging his youthful fans to join the group last year when the BNP was becoming almost incapable of raising a flag, let alone a demonstration or activity.
"I don't know who leaked the report, there's at least one person in the clique who have seized control... who are actively out to cause trouble for one reason or another" he lied to Mozar.
Griffin's language on this whole issue is very similar to the language he used some thirty years ago when he had similar trouble in the National Front. Back then, Griffin described himself as a "young radical" who was out trying to save the party. These days he does not need to produce a glossy document full of pictures of Nazis on horses looking revolutionary to back him up in his his argument with the party. He now has the internet to fight his battles
Now though, somewhat older, Griffin is just some bloated, failed politician trying to squeeze a few more quid out of another diminishing, racist party. He is not the young "revolutionary" who destroyed the National Front.
"There's a growing wave of disciplinary actions and expulsions" an outraged Griffin told Mozar. Having already expelled and sacked the anti-Griffin elements in the party over fourteen years (including its founder), Griffin is no longer a fan of such actions. Sacking people, is of course, one of the very things that got Griffin into the financial mess he is currently in and led to his declaring bankruptcy. It also leaves him without his supporters in positions in the party to bring him back to power.
Griffin goes on to call Walker's leadership a "dictatorship" where "they're [the leadership] not only refusing an executive council meeting, they've also said there's no chance of an EGM until sometime in November."
Now joining the chorus within the BNP for an Emergency General Meeting(EGM) is Jack Renshaw of "gay dog" fame. He does a nice job however, of trying to remain permanently on the fence. Both factions think he's a "gobshite" (to quote the London Organiser).
Certainly there is a growing anti-Walker faction within the BNP. Most of their venom is being directed at Clive Jefferson, which probably suits Walker. However, Walker's speech in Bolton the other night has also been attacked as being "weak" by his detractors. It looks as if his brother, Mark, even threw his laptop down in disgust.
In place of the Griffin interview, the BNP website has put up an interview with Walker that was conducted in Rotherham yesterday. Conducting the interview is Soho porn baron Steve Squire who also doubles at the London Regional Organiser of the party. Squire is another Nazi who has had to change his name. Whether it is because his real name is too "ethnic" or because he is better known for selling date-rape drugs, is up to the reader to decide.
Squire travelled all the way to Rotherham, primarily because no-one in London will talk to him other than Giuseppe De Santis. De Santis, who has a fetish for leather, was bought-off with one of the most bizarre transactions in political history!
Squire and Walker both congratulate each other on being in Rotherham, in what Walker described as a "show of unity and support" from Squire. And so begins a rant about "hundreds of thousands of young girls who are being systematically gang-raped by predator Muslim paedophile gangs."
Squire looks shocked upon hearing Walker's regional accent. "I just imagine what must be going on in London" offers Squire. Where does this shock come from? He is after all, a man who peddles date rape drugs for a living. Drugs that are used to rape young women.
Yes, the BNP's London Organiser makes a living doing that. He also makes a living selling some of the most disgusting and depraved sex videos available.
"They've got a lot to answer for at the moment" says Squire. Who has, I'm not entirely sure. Then, speaking of the trouble in the town that afternoon, Squire offers "if they set light to this town they'd have got off lightly in my opinion."
Their racism and their duplicity is a sickness all on its own.
Posted: 14 Sep 2014 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Sunday, 14 September 2014, 12:12
The English Defence League (EDL) has been there for nearly a month, camped outside the police station drinking heavily, urinating against walls, smoking joints in their tents and generally reminding local people why they dumped two far-right councillors that they did once have in the town.
The BNP has popped in and out of town too. The self-appointed undertaker for dead Nazis, Clive Jefferson, has been waxing on and on that if the BNP had been on the council, "just one councillor" then there would have been no grooming scandal. He really is as ignorant and stupid as he is potentially corrupt. His real name is Clive Aitken by the way. Google alone gives you an idea about what sort of man he is.
By the time the pubs opened in Rotherham yesterday, there were already hundreds of drunken far-right activists milling around looking for trouble. They found it, the National Front joined up with the North West Infidels and the South East Alliance to launch a series of attacks on the EDL after being thrown off the march.
Serial idiot Paul Prodromou who suffers from dialectical diarrhoea, travelled up from London to hang around like a bad smell, surrounding himself with a few renegade BNP activists, egging people on after the EDL march to attack stragglers.
The BNP stayed a mile away at a small shopping centre where they almost outnumbered shoppers. Their new leader, Adam Walker, himself not trusted with school children, skulked around his car, rarely bothering to engage with the public or even his members.
Was this really all for the children, the 1400 young women raped and assaulted by grooming gangs whilst the authorities turned a blind eye? Did the fighting, drinking and aggression of the day do absolutely anything to highlight the outrage of what has happened in the town?
Of course it did not. Rotherham does not need these "heroes" parachuting in to cause trouble any more than it needs Shaun Wright hanging on for dear life.
We must support the good people of Rotherham, we must support those in communities threatened and targeted by racists and we must support them in driving out those who have caused this almost incomprehensible misery.
The people of Rotherham have seen what the racists have to offer and it is a road of sheer darkness and hatred.
Posted: 14 Sep 2014 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:46
I almost had to do a double take, but yes, the World Church Of The Creator were in Rotherham today.
This group, formed in the United States by a paedophile named Ben Klassen, was formed in 1973 with Adolf Hitler as their God!
The group preach "Creativity" which is not to be confused with the [obscure] Christian belief Creationism. it is not a Christian group, though they do appoint people they call pastors and ministers. For years they tried to get tax breaks in the United States by posing as a legitimate religion.
The group has been behind a number of hate crimes in the United States and they have their own bible, obviously, called "The White Man's Bible."
During the 80's there was a small number of them attached to the British National Party (BNP) and they (four of them) would spend their time praying to Adolf Hitler and trying to persuade young skinheads to pose for them with their shirts off. Eventually they were ran out of London by the Nazi gang C18.
The group openly preach race war, and they use the phrase RaHoWa which is code for "Racial and Holy War."
That a group with this reputation is now active in the far-right campaign is worrying, particularly for those with genuine concerns for the welfare of young people. There is a brief description of the group in HNH's recent publication about the far-right.
Posted: 13 Sep 2014 | There are 6 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:15
There are about 60 National Front and other Nazi groups still hanging around in Rotherham wanting to get at the EDL.
The police are kettling them, but there is a horrible atmosphere in town.
Elsehwere, 50 BNP activists did not leave Rotherham Parkway. Their leader Adam Walker did not leave his car for the whole time!
Posted: 13 Sep 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 13 September 2014, 14:10
The National Front have been attacking the EDL march in Rotherham. About 600 EDL marchers are under attack from the front and the back of the march. We did predict this would happen yesterday. The police are unable to tell who is who.
The EDL stewards are being battered- the EDL are chanting "Nazi scum" at the NF!!!!
Posted: 13 Sep 2014 | There are 11 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 13 September 2014, 14:09
The whole of the British far-right, bar-Britain First, are in or on their way to Rotherham today.
The British National Party (BNP) have decided to stay away from the drunken and brawling ranks of the EDL, SEA and National Front.
The BNP's leader, Adam Walker does not seem to keen to leave his car. Maybe it's because he is under intense pressure from the membership or maybe it is because he is himself, not allowed to work with children. There are about 30 BNP activists in town, compared to about five hundred EDL activists who are being very noisy and aggressive down in the town centre.
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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 12 September 2014, 13:07
A lot to get through this week. Since Nick Griffin's sulking exploded into a full-on attack on the leadership of the British National Party (BNP), new leader Adam Walker has responded by sacking/removing some half a dozen Griffin loyalists from post.
Now we hear that Walker exceeded himself late last week by sacking Martin Vaughn, the fundholder for the North East region, and replacing him with himself! You may recall the number of times I mentioned on here how annoyed Walker was being turned down on numerous occasions when the region refused to pay him for doing the job he was already paid to do. Now he is the "fundholder" he should have no more problems with accessing Sky Sports and Movies on Demand from home anymore.
The big push now for a stormy Emergency General Meeting in the BNP is being led by Mick Braun from Essex, a hardened Griffin loyalist and violent moron.
Whether or not the BNP's internal troubles will boil over tomorrow when they hit Rotherham remains to be seen. The planned coach from London appears to have stalled as nobody wants to sit next to each other. What fun. Donna Treanor has also jumped into the Nick Griffin camp after Steve Squire, the party pornographer, gave her the elbow and went back to his wife.
The National Front (NF) has been having internal problems for a year now. Both factions of the party have applied to the Metropolitan Police to stage the annual NF parade to the cenotaph in memory of Nazi war criminals this year. If that's not enough trouble for them another row is now brewing over whether the party needs a women's section or not. The wife of police grass and drug dealer Kevin Watmough thinks not.
My, she has changed. When her and Kevin ran the tiny British People's Party, she had her own website as leader of the "Women's Section" from where, like her husband, she campaigned for the release of Nazi paedophile Martyn Gilleard. These days Kate Watmough advocates women stay at home and cook up their partner's fix other wise they turn into bra-burning feminists. My only advice further, to dear Mrs Watmough, is to fix it-don't take it too.
The NF are somewhat furious that they were kept out of Rotherham a fortnight ago. Tomorrow they claim they will be in the town in force. Their main gripe appears to be with the English Defence League (EDL) and not so much grooming gangs. Jock Shearer, formerly of the BNP and Combat 18 appears to be set on settling some scores with the EDL. He's been egging himself on all week for an attack on the EDL after they moved the time of main demonstration. As most people going to Rotherham will be pissed by midday, we're running a sweep on what time the first Nazi gets arrested. I'm pleased to say I drew 10.59am.
Traveling up from London is Paul Prodromou from the vanishing South East Alliance. "Stavros" as he is known to both friend and foe, has found himself a niche of late as being something of a professional arrestee. To appear more "British" Prodromou uses the name "Pitt" for his political purposes. He's been all over Facebook this week trying to drum up dome friends for the big day, and absolutely murdering the English language in the process. It seems the only friend he could find is Chris Livingstone of the BNP.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 11 September 2014, 09:13
Last month I wrote (twice) about the re-emergence in the British National Party (BNP) of Derek Adams under the leadership of Adam Walker.
Adams was positively filling the empty space on the party website, lauding Walker as the new Messiah. Adams waxed lyrical about Walker making the sun shine on Salford and the astonishing fact that he had made a trip to Scotland. "This party really does need some sort of order and Adam is just the man to provide the way forward" he wrote.
So good and so racist was the praise he was heaping on Walker, they even allowed him to pen an article on knife crime (something Walker knows very well about) a day later.
It was all very high praise indeed. Adams had been a loyal and fierce friend of the deposed Nick Griffin. He'd even been a spoiler candidate back in 2010 when Eddy Butler tried to oust Griffin in a leadership election.
But now the worm has turned. Adam Walker is no longer the Messiah and Adams is calling for an Emergency General Meeting to discuss the "crisis" in the party. Across the country people are horrified by Nick Griffin's attack on Walker and Clive Jefferson, and the allegations made against them. Jefferson is apparently hopping mad at Griffin for also detailing his personal problems. It could have been worse for Jefferson, Griffin could have revealed why Jefferson changed his name from Aitken..
These are now very interesting times. The party's paid staff are split down the middle. Chris Barnett who overseas the BNP's "IT" department and is one of those most harshly dealt with in Griffin's document, has been ringing around a number of members to try and rubbish Griffin and his allegations. He's even volunteered to run the counter-smear campaign against Griffin and spent hours on the phone last night detailing to people a series of nasty tales about Nick Griffin that he says will be released soon.
For legal reasons we cannot repeat the allegations here, but they stretch from Newcastle to Bristol. In response, Griffin is likely to tell a host of people where Barnett lives, least of all so that the student loan people can finally ask him about his income and when he will start paying back what he owes them.
Derek Adams has set the ball rolling. Walker's "breath of fresh air" leadership is already on the ropes.
To save himself, Walker may now have to move against Jefferson. Previously Walker has had no issue with thumping Jefferson as the two really are not great pals. But Jefferson has the cash Walker needs to keep the party and himself afloat. He’d better be quick.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 12:16
Bolton is currently experiencing its fair share of hate campaigning. It's in Bolton where former British National Party leader Nick Griffin made the fatal error of teaming up with the NF just before election day.
The local BNP cheese there is Bryn Morgan, who has spent a lot of time too with the EDL, Britain First and the North West Infidels. He also one of those believed to be behind a vile Facebook group linked to an anti-Mosque campaign in the town.
The BNP are holding a meeting in the town tonight to continue their campaign of hatred and fear.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 10:24
There's not much fun in being the former leader of the British National Party (BNP). All of your old friends turn against you. If he wasn't dead, I'd say "ask John Tyndall" about it. Tyndall founded the BNP in 1982 and led/owned it until Nick Griffin unceremoniously ridiculed him out of a job in 1999.
Tyndall founded the party after quitting the National Front in 1980. The NF said he was a Nazi. He said it was being overrun with militant homosexuals.
Tyndall was a notoriously workshy bludger who lived a life of luxury perilously close to Brighton (also overrun with militant homosexuals, apparently), living off bequests made to the movement by old Nazis and a generous father in law who shared a name with a famous Jazz musician.
Like Tyndall, Griffin did very well out of the BNP. Not that Griffin did not come from a wealthy background of his own, but once he'd spent all of his inherited wealth and travelled the world like some kind of Alf Garnett cum Citizen Smith, he did find himself for a while eating road-kill and lodging with his Mother in law. Seizing control of the BNP from Tyndall, quite naturally, Griffin built an extension to his farmhouse with BNP monies.
Like Tyndall was, Griffin himself has now been dumped by the party (although the members got to vote Tyndall out). Griffin's legacy to the far-right in this country was proving that Nazis could get elected if they would just hide their jackboots and pretend they were not mad jackboot wearing, workshy cranks. I won't however, bother linking to all of the numerous articles on this site and others about how Griffin also proved that workshy, Nazi bludgers are notoriously untrustworthy around other people's money.
Bankrupted and then dumped by both the electorate and his own party in the space of just a few months, 2014 has been a dire year for Griffin. As the party had slammed headfirst into one disaster after another they finally tired of Griffin and his family's hold on it. They made Griffin President in July of this year in a vain hope that he would sit quietly in the background while a new generation of incompetents tried to bleed the remaining monies available to them.
However, Griffin has decided to not go quietly and has from almost the day he was dumped run a campaign against acting Chairman Adam Walker, who was once Griffin's bestest ever friend. If there is one question that comes immediately to mind from reading Griffin's attack on Walker, it is: "Is there no-one from the Griffin family who did not make a few bob out of Nick being the Chairman of the BNP?"
It seems there is some confusion over what the role of President actually means in the BNP. Griffin quite obviously sees the role as one where he still runs the party, whilst Walker, fond of footballing analogies, sees it as a ceremonial role that involves not much more than free tea and biscuits. Of course, the fact that Griffin recently charged visitors to his home £1 each for a cup of tea is not lost on anyone.
Now Griffin has released a set of documents that tear into those who remain in the party and who no longer bow to his every command. He lays into the office staff for their incompetence, their laziness, their duplicity and outright stupidity. He dishes the dirt in particular, on his former partner in crime Clive Jefferson who stabbed Griffin in the back and is apparently in sole charge of an apparent £10m the party expects to receive in bequests.
It's amusing reading. It is of course disingenuous; these systems of incompetence, lack of transparency and the dishonest feathering of personal nests’ are exactly what the party inherited from Griffin's own reign.
The EU is holding thousands of pounds owed to BNP members who were employed in the European Parliament while an investigation is made into the BNP's activities. So far the European Parliament has demanded over £21,000 be returned. They will no doubt be demanding more very soon.
Griffin's pleading (as usual) poverty as he has not been paid out. His daughter and her daft husband have also had their party credit cards stopped. Why did they have party credit cards in the first place? Griffin loyalist Alwyn Deacon, like internal treasurer James Mole, are also facing the sack. A whole swathe of Griffinites’ face losing their jobs, their credit cards and potentially their homes, as Walker undoes all of Griffin's gold bestowed upon them. Except, it was never really Griffin's gold to give them.
Pro-Zionists, militant homosexuals, Hitlerites, liberals etc, etc are out to destroy the party according to Griffin. They are all of course, people that Griffin personally employed and only now, after just two months, can he see what they are really like.
Most of what Griffin and Walker are discovering about each other and the BNP has been going up on this blog for years. Just like John Tyndall did, Griffin is about to find that when the party bites back, it does so with little regard for anybody’s past contributions to it.
No doubt Tyndall would be saying “let it continue.”
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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 09:01
There's a surprise! Adam Walker and Clive Jefferson arrived in Bolton tonight as part of their plan to reinvigorate activism in the party, but our person in the meeting tells us that by the time they arrived at Dirty Girty's, the majority of the thirty people inside were so drunk that not a lot could really happen.
Jefferson left the meeting about ten minutes after he arrived to run around the corner to make a phone call. Inside the meeting were some thirty people drawn from the BNP, NF, EDL and North West Infidels (NWI). The mood inside is described as "tetchy".
The BNP now appears to be really at war with themselves. This is exactly as Nick Griffin has wanted. The revelations about Jefferson in particular have stoked fury, possibly enough to make people forget Griffin's own alleged sticky fingers.
The split in the party is no better exemplified than in the youth wing. A website set up to run a smear campaign against Walker has been traced back to prominent YBNP member Mark James (below) who is close to Griffin. James has now been joined by Kevin Layzell, who has changed his politics and opinions on the BNP leadership more times than he has changed his Spiderman underwear. The other lead member of the YBNP has fallen straight under Walker's wing. The "adorable" Jack Renshaw is not a popular boy as a result.
Also backing Griffin is the Nazi drug gang North West Infidels and the tiny group National Action which Griffin had previously planted a number of his youth activists in. In Essex they are backing Griffin, but in London they are backing Walker.
News out of the capital today is that Walker is working with a number of people there to produce a rather nasty document on Griffin. Griffin is already aware of this, having been tipped off by Patrick Harrington, who although working for Adam Walker just could not help himself and tell his old mate.
Both sides are resisting the calling of an Emergency General Meeting. If they do hold one, may we suggest they hire a venue with a boxing ring?
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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 20:45
I read something yesterday written by some people who believe that Nick Griffin is still pulling the strings in the British National Party (BNP). I guess some people have to persist.
Our insiders in the party have been telling us that he most definitely is not. Now, Griffin has finally let rip with a document for his supporters that details a whole host of wild claims about the leadership of Adam Walker, the betrayal by Clive Jefferson, and a whole host of other things that went on under Griffin's leadership, supposedly unbeknown to Griffin.
Since taking over from Griffin, Walker has been going out of his way to rubbish the memory of the final few years of Griffin's leadership. Pretty banal stuff and nothing that we were not aware of, to be honest. Most of it Walker got from reading this page.
Let's be clear about this, as we always have on this page, anyone who was anyone has had their fingers in the tills at the BNP. There were plenty of tills, too. Nick Griffin however, despite us constantly dropping hints on these blog pages, appears to want to pretend to be shocked that Adam Walker has had his own little slush fund. And the response from Griffin, is very instructive!
A series of documents and letters that Griffin has been compiling have been released, and very interesting reading they are. And bitter.
Griffin's daughter and her rather challenged husband have had their party credit cards stopped apparently. Yes, the Griffin family really did bank with the BNP. Griffin complains in a letter to Walker that "Having for years allowed their credit cards to be used for party business, Jen and Angus are now forced to worry about over £3,000 of party debt outstanding on their cards that Treasury refuses to discuss with them, let alone repay."
Diddums. People may recall that Griffin sacked his office staff in Belfast on the eve of Christmas 2010 and not one of them has been paid.
The documents Griffin has produced are long and extremely damaging. The pot has definitely called the kettle black. We're going to give them a good read and report on them further, a little later. Griffin claims there is some ten million pounds on its way to party coffers.
Posted: 9 Sep 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 12:51
Britain First leader Paul Golding does love to write political obituaries for his former nearest and dearest.
The one he wrote for his former mentor, funder and supplier Jim Dowson was one of the best ever. It was soon removed from the party's website once it was confirmed that Dowson had told the Daily Mirror that Golding and co were a bunch of Godless thugs.
Writing at the time of Dowson's departure, I wrote that it did not appear to be very long before Deputy Leader Andy McBride would quit the group. I suggested that he may even have left already.
This suggestion upset Golding greatly. Off he went on one of his usual rants, so strong this time, I was concerned he may overdose on his sulphur. It was claimed that McBride even wrote the rebuttal himself to which I replied, if that was the case, perhaps Golding should let McBride himself do one of Britain First's notorious lectures down the camera. Nothing happened, unsurprisingly.
Well, late last night Golding announced that McBride was leaving the group, leaving Golding "sad beyond words", but I'm guessing, not entirely surprised. Whether McBride is as sad to be gone is another matter. A Christian chap, he has long taken umbrage with the alleged cons, theft and violence in the group. Rumours of a party sex-video would most definitely have broken the proverbial camel's back- had he not already left over a month ago.
Despite ill health, we expect to see McBride team up with his old buddy Dowson very soon.
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posted by: Nick Lavigueur | on: Friday, 5 September 2014, 09:35
Two men who tried to send a letter bomb to a Halifax solicitors from prison have had several years added to their sentences.
Bret Atkins, 24 from Leeds and Jamie Snow, 27 from Humberside posted crude explosive devices and racist letters from HMP Full Sutton at York to solicitors in West Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Officers from the Counter Terrorism Unit were alerted by prison officers after they intercepted a letter containing an incendiary device.
In July, a Leeds jury found Atkins guilty of Conspiracy to Send an Explosive Substance with Intent.
Snow pleaded guilty to Sending an Explosive Substance with Intent and two offences of Threats to Kill.
Yesterday at Leeds Crown Court, Atkins was sentenced to seven years and Snow to six years three months.
Det Chief Supt Ian Wilson, Head of the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “Bret Atkins and Jamie Snow waged a campaign of hate against innocent people, choosing victims purely on the grounds of their race or religion.
“They expressed deeply racist and anti-Muslim views and sent a series of threatening letters designed to instil fear in their recipients.
“Snow and Atkins took their hatred beyond threats to kill and even tried to post explosive materials in an attempt to cause harm or injury.
“Thankfully this mail was intercepted by vigilant officers within the Prison Service and was never able to enter the postal system.”
Posted: 5 Sep 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments