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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 28 February 2013, 16:00
The BNP are a party that likes to talk. It's normally rubbish, but that has not stopped 8 or so people coming out to listen to Nick Griffin imploring them to help get him re-elected to Europe next year. The last thing anyone wants is to see an unemployed Nick Griffin reverting back to crawling on his knees up country roads picking up roadkill for the family.
When it's not Nick Griffin alluding to his own greatness, there's still plenty of others in the party who also have the Führer complex.
Kevin Layzell, an organiser with the YBNP, the party's youth section, made his maiden speech to the party last week. According to the perfectly formed and almost breathlessly excited report of Kevin's Aryan abilities, "Kevin went on to explain that he had always been interested in politics - and is studying politics at college - and after looking round other political parties he decided that only the British National Party ticked all the boxes for him."
Unsurprisingly, "Kevin's speech was highly successful and was greeted with generous applause and support from those in attendance. "
The report was written by Kevin Layzell, but don't let that take anything away from Kevin or ticked boxes, come to think of it. I'm sure there would have been no harm in boring the members to death either..
Kevin's got a long way to go until he reaches the dizzy heights of pomp and importance mastered by the BNP's Jack Buckby, of National Culturist unimportance.
Jack's studying at Liverpool University, which according to himself "is full of reds". So important is Jack, whose mum tells him that he's also handsome, Channel Four is apparently desperate to make a documentary about him. For Kevin, this seems perfectly normal given the brilliant future ahead of him. I'm not sure what it is that Kevin is studying, but he seems to have learned well already from the BNP.
Declaring himself "proud" of his "Jewish roots" he described Holocaust Denial by the BNP and its wonderful leader as rubbish. Indeed, talk of the BNP doing such things are merely "conspiracy theories" by antifascists. Here you go Jack...enjoy.
No such ignorant luck for the English Democrats. Nowadays, the ED like to mix it with hard men, terrorist sympathisers and Portuguese lodgers. The Irish are of course, most definitely not welcome to kip at the home of Steve Uncles. Maybe that is why his blog has been removed?
One Nazi forum is even suggesting that the leader of the English Dems, Robin Tilbrook, has told (English) porky pies to a court. I have no opinion, but thanks to them for the head's up which I reproduce here anyway.
To those of you heading to Manchester this Saturday to witness another Nazi nail in the EDL's coffin, spare a thought for the poor residents of delightful Hebden Bridge.
Nobody told them until yesterday that the EDL from Leeds plan on stopping off there at 0900hrs on their way to Manchester, for a toilet break.
The rest of the idiots will be downing Australian lager at the Walkabout in the town centre, sadly.
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 11:11
The circus comes to Manchester this Saturday. Initially it was an EDL protest, but just days after the announcement that they were heading to Manchester, the EDL's leader Stephen Lennon was sentenced to prison for immigration offences.
Since Lennon's imprisonment, if at all possible, the EDL has splintered even further. People have walked away from the group in either outrage at the behaviour of Kevin Carroll, Lennon's joint leader, or when their own Fuhrer ambitions took over.
By the time the EDL fell into Cambridge last Saturday, it was clear that there is little for Stephen Lennon to rush home for. The hilarious video of their day out has gone viral and then there is always this one too that shows the EDL doesn't need thousands of members to have a fight with themselves. It's no wonder that Lennon has decided to take a 'break' from the EDL for the time being. He may as well take his break now, dear cousin Kevin has sacked most of their previous regional organisers.
If that's not confusing enough for you, the North West Infidels are threatening to also turn up and "take back" the EDL. They've been aided somewhat by the decision of Manchester local and demo organiser, Lacette Brooks, deciding to defect to the Infidels no sooner had Lennon been released!
So, confusion reigns. The EDL are claiming it is their demonstration but the locals are now calling it a North West Alliance (NWA) demonstration, where anyone with a can of strong lager and a foul mouth is welcome.
If there are any EDL members still loyal to the EDL leadership planning on attending, they may even find themselves outnumbered.
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 25 February 2013, 17:34
A lovely email arrived from the BNP on Friday morning proclaiming they were back on track and with the necessary "reserves to fight a long war for electoral, social and political victory."
The email was purportedly written by Clive "Rodney" Jefferson who has been installed to the grand title of BNP National Treasurer, for just over a year. Clive also cannot spell the word opposition by the look of the email.
Clive even provided evidence at just how well the party was doing, comparing the rise in income for the BNP: "The BNP received £265,987 in donations in 2012, compared to just £32,000 in 2011." No wonder clever Clive was so breathlessly excited about sending out such an important email.
It's been no secret that the BNP has been ripping - off businesses and even employees for years in a desperate bid to avoid paying bills from their rapidly plummeting funds. So, perhaps, one would raise a glass to clever Clive and demand what exactly is the secret of his success. Nazi gold? Substituting horsemeat for beef at a Trafalgar Club dinner?
It certainly isn't a large influx of members, is it? No, the secret to the BNP's success has been their old friend death. Back in 2006, the BNP even tried their hand at life insurance! That went a little quiet..
"The figures reveal that Albert Stanmore left £200,000 to the party, received in two separate donations in 2012, while further bequests of £35,000 from Brian Mincherton and £28,736.97 from Edward Hart were also received" writes Clive.
You work the figures out..
Clive is absolutely delighted to announce that it is he who chases coffins for the BNP: "This sensitive but vital work goes on quietly in the background all the time." One can only imagine where this quiet place is. Hospices are probably a favourite, though I wouldn't actually rule out a funeral either.
So, well done Clive. Three dead members. if only the buggers were more pro-active, eh? Life getting you down? What says the party sends the boys around to help you along?
"Those anti-British hopefuls who bleated that we were “finished” and “on the brink of bankruptcy” are now eating their words – and how bitter they must taste!"
Well, to honest, not many of us are lamenting the passing of BNP members if we're to be entirely honest. But the thought of Clive ringing a little bell on his desk and screaming in pleasure every time another party member pops his or her Nazi clogs is probably in even worse taste. The BNP are as good as wishing that more of its members would die.
Because, that's exactly what they wish. "It shows that we engage in a variety of good old-fashioned (and some new) fundraising techniques."
Yes, Clive. Death is an innovative business idea all of your own.
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 | There are 7 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Monday, 25 February 2013, 15:45
We have been reliably informed that one of Nick Griffin's loyalist servants has been sacked by the very leader he once worshipped.
Chris Vanns, Burnley BNP organiser and key member of Griffin's security team has been dismissed from his post due to the decline in the fortunes of the once flourishing Burnley BNP branch.
The BNP leadership are said to be frustrated with Vanns who took over the reins of one of the busiest BNP areas in the country to only see the BNP come to an almost stand still in the Lancashire town.
Where Vanns political path leads is anyone's guess. Chris Vanns is a hugely unpopular and divisive character who has managed to upset and insult just about everybody in the far right community and there won't be too many takers for his obnoxious brand of politics.
Looks like it's back to flipping burgers Chris !
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 23 February 2013, 14:09
In case you were unaware the EDL are holding a regional demo in Cambridge today.
400 police officers were drafted into the city to control the anticipated racist mobs about to swarm into Cambridge.
The EDL however have flattered to deceive and so far only a paltry 30 racists has turned up, albeit a little red faced from such a poor show.
Apparently only 6 members of London EDL could be bothered to travel the short journey up the M11.
Isn't the population of London 8 million ? It's hardly a mass movement is it ?
Posted: 23 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 22:01
Everyday it seems I get another begging letter from the English Dems. The party are what our American friends would describe as "pumped up" for the Eastleigh by-election.
Party Chairman Robin Tilbrook even emailed me an "urgent" Electoral Comunication to tell me what a great guy their candidate, Michael Walters is.
I'm sure Mike's just glad he's not Irish...
Mike's even designed a little card for himself on his facebook page and DIY campaign website. It's great, in the card Mike is a knight, a white, English knight, obviously.
Sadly for Eastleigh's great white hope, the silly sausage cannot even spell the name of the constituency he's standing in.
Mike's a big idiot too, then.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 16:24
One of the leaders of the English Democrats has launched a hate filled anti Irish rant on Facebook we can reveal.
Steve Uncles, the South East organiser and number two in the party behind chairman Robin Tilbrook used his Facebook page to launch the attack on the Irish.
Uncles wrote " Just to confirm, I dislike all Irish people, Nationalist, Unionist etc. I am sick and tired of English lives and English money being wasted in Northern Ireland......get rid.......sooner the better."
The party see themselves in steady decline, following the resignation of their Doncaster Mayor Peter Davies who left The English Democrats following infiltration of the party by members of the BNP.
Robin Tilbrook will once again have to pick up the pieces following yet another gaffe by Steve Uncles.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | There are 5 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 02:53
Last week I wrote about Chris Hurst, the BNP's London regional secretary and his reappearance at a Croydon BNP meeting despite the fact he was expelled from the BNP following a three day exposure by The Sun newspaper.
I wondered if the BNP had developed a touch of amnesia?
Well it seems to be spreading like wildfire throughout the BNP and appears to have infected the BNP leader Nick Griffin.
Last week, Griffin wrote on his Twitter account.
" Happy to tell you that Stuart Freeman & other Essex stalwarts have left collapsing EDs & rejoined BNP. Welcome back! More to come."
Griffin, who was obviously delighted by a few more membership fees rattling his piggy bank also included a photo of himself shaking hands with the one time Southend BNP organiser.
What he fails to mention is that Stuart Freeman was expelled from the BNP in 2011 following a number of threats made by him towards the then Eastern regional organiser Geoff Strobridge.
Freeman, rejected by the BNP went off in a huff and linked up with his friend Eddy Butler in the English Democrats.
The BNP appear to be in a forgiving mood, I wonder how long that will last ?
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 01:21
This time it's the North East.
No doubt Nick Griffin and his deluded disciples will claim there was a further 100 BNP supporters who had just nipped to the toilet.
Griffin won't spent too long counting the collection from this one.
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Sunday, 17 February 2013, 15:18
Well known Nazi Karen Marsden hosted a party at her home in last night, in the very shed she uses for her dog grooming business.
Lots of Karen's Nazi friends turned up, getting drunk and apparently abused animals while they were there.
We're unsure whether it was a birthday party or a farewell gathering as she is soon to be sentenced for assault on an Asian man and resisting police arrest following a failed NF demo led by Kevin Watmough & Shane Calvert.
Let's hope magistrates in Kirklees, where she is soon to appear, take a good hard look at Karen Marsden and her grooming of children & young people into Nazi hate politics whilst condoning the cruelty of animals.
Posted: 17 Feb 2013 | There are 5 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Sunday, 17 February 2013, 15:15
Nick Griffin has never been too hot with figures, unless of course he is counting the thousands of pounds fleeced from his feckless BNP members.
After last night's humiliation that saw Griffin and the BNP booted out of The Bridgewater Hotel in Worsley, Manchester, the BNP leader angrily took to Twitter to claim that the meeting took place after all in another local pub and that it was possibly the best meeting he had ever attended in his life.
He included a photograph of the rather small congregation and claimed there was a further 20 not actually in the picture.
I counted 26 people, including the extra 20 Griffin mentions that would take the meeting up to around 50 people.
More photos of the meeting have come to light, and there doesn't appear to be anywhere near 50 people listening to his every word.
Can Nick Griffin count or is he incapable of telling the truth?
Posted: 17 Feb 2013 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Sunday, 17 February 2013, 11:10
Nick Griffin and his moronic Salford BNP team are busy trying to persuade people that they had a great meeting last night, despite getting the bum's rush from their venue of choice.
They've even been tweeting pics of last night's 'meeting' apparently going ahead at a new venue. However, one of our team has spotted some continuity problems for Griffin and co.
Still, whether it went ahead or not, it's nice to see that when Griffin is allegedly there, BNP members Nazi salute for the camera. Thanks for this Mr Griffin.
Posted: 17 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 16 February 2013, 19:49
Well done to the Hope Not Hate research team. Following on from last week, tonight they have trailed Nick Griffin to the Bridgewater Hotel in Worsley, Manchester for his secret meeting. The BNP do not advertise their meetings in listings magazines like Time Out, for instance.
It was hard work that got our boys and girls to the venue to make sure the BNP was meeting there.
We're pleased to say the pub has turfed Griffin and his cronies out after our facebook supporters rung the unsuspecting venue to warn them that Griffin was having an important fundrasing meeting there.
No wonder those wonderful boys and girls from the "A team" are the envy of the movement!
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 16 February 2013, 15:47
Sad scenes in North Belfast this afternoon as the top of the table Irish premier League clash between rivals Crusaders and Cliftonville has had to be called off due to threats and protests.
A full house of some 5000 spectators was expected to be at 'Seaview', Crusaders' home ground today, to see the two teams, with victory for Cliftonville as good as guaranteeing them the Irish Premiership. They lead the table by twelve points.
Ahead of the game, both clubs issued a statement that they wanted this game to be a derby match, and not a flag issue. Crusaders are a nominally Protestant supported club and Cliftonville's support is drawn from the Nationalist community. Only a few hundred metres separate the two clubs' grounds.
A quick look at the team sheets for both clubs however, tells you that neither club fields a team drawn exclusively from one community. Despite the short distance between the two grounds, it has not been uncommon for fans to travel between the two club's using transport to avoid walking through flash point areas.
A carnival atmosphere had been planned by the two sets of supporters and the two clubs. At 2pm today, a group of Crusaders supporters in club colours were to meet Cliftonville supporters who wanted to walk to the game in a wonderful gesture.
Unfortunately, it appears that hundreds of protestors have moved into the area to block the route of Cliftonville supporters and there has been some disorder and threats making the game impossible to proceed. Police are now on Shore Road, where the Seaview ground is, as thousands of now displaced football fans can no longer make their way home.
The protestors have in the main travelled to North Belfast to stop Cliftonville fans displaying the Irish tricolour as they do, legally, at all their football matches.
As someone who regularly watches Crusaders play, even holding the Irish FA Cup after they won it, I am bitterly disappointed and saddened people have brought this to the football club, a club that thrives on building an environment that is sectarian and racism free.
Linfield were away today.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 14 February 2013, 20:55
My colleague Simon Cressy has done a story on the BNP's most recent case of memory loss. It seems not only has the BNP ignored the Eastleigh by-election (where they have failed to put a candidate forward,) news reaches us that the BNP has also allegedly forgotten to pay its legal bills. That probably does not surprise anyone, but word is that a certain law firm in Welshpool is chasing the party for £60,000 in unpaid legal fees...
One solicitor who probably wouldn't be daft enough to do legal work for the BNP is the Chairman of the English Dems, Robin Tillbrook. That would be too weird, what with him already having the BNP's former fundraiser and a few hundred of the BNP's former members on board his own party. Tillbrook has even began to make dud begging videos in the style of the BNP, the latest one being an absolute corker.
Unlike the BNP, The ED has announced a candidate to stand in the Eastleigh By-election. Michael Walters is not one of their usual far right recruits, he used to be in the SDP.
Why he has been parachuted in from Kent to stand when National Council member Mark Lancaster, and fellow leading activist John Edwards actually live there is a mystery. People assume they must either be too embarrassed to stand or have just quit instead.
Talking of quitter's, things are looking up for David Jones. Having been ditched by Claire Khaw recently, David's response has been to launch a vicious Facebook page demanding she is deported from the UK! What with it being Valentine's Day, one of our reader's from Hebden Bridge was delighted to see David patching things up with Kevin Watmough in Todmorden today. They're either trying to rekindle their plan to sell Ken Booth a load of dodgy paper from the market or David wants Kev's hand in helping him put out his latest hilarious leaflet in the town.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 14 February 2013, 14:41
Do the BNP have amnesia? It certainly appears that way.
I can clearly remember two years ago The Sun newspaper had a three day story exposing the BNP's London regional secretary Chris Hurst and his Nazi holiday antics in Eastern Europe.
Hurst was caught on camera giving Nazi salutes whilst shouting Sieg Heil at a far right music concert in Hungary.
The concert in Veroce, 25 miles north of Hungarian capital Budapest, was packed with stalls selling Nazi memorabilia, copies of Mein Kampf and T-shirts bearing images of Hitler, his deputy Rudolf Hess, swastikas and the gates of Auschwitz concentration camp.
Hurst was at the rally with a Hungarian born BNP member Zsolt Benczik who is also a member of the Hungarian far right Jobbik party.
Chris Hurst's grandfather disowned his grandson after reading the story in The Sun. The 91 year old WW2 veteran was horrified and wept when shown photos of Hurst saluting.
Highly embarrassed, the BNP quickly expelled Hurst from the party and little has been heard of him.
That is until now, it appears Hurst is back on the BNP scene.
Posted on the BNP website today are details of a BNP meeting that took place in Croydon last week.
Included in the report of the meeting was a photograph of some of the people in attendance, one of those pictured was Chris Hurst.
Which opens up a bit of a poser. Did the BNP lie when they said that Chris Hurst was expelled because of his Nazi antics or have the BNP lifted his expulsion?
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 10:53
Darren Lumb will be a name well known to many Hope not Hate supporters.
Lumb, a violent racist thug from Hemsworth, West Yorkshire has packed an awful lot of hatred into his short Nazi career.
Starting in the BNP, Lumb quickly rose through the ranks, due to his sycophantic level of support for the BNP leader Nick Griffin. Within a short period of time Lumb climbed the greasy pole to become Wakefield BNP organiser swiftly followed by a promotion to West Yorkshire regional organiser.
The BNP turned a blind eye when Lumb was found guilty in 2011 of using racially aggravated threatening or insulting words and behaviour after he called a petrol station worker “a black bastard”. In court it was also revealed that he also had previous convictions for assault and disorder.
The rise of Darren Lumb came to an abrupt halt however, when Lumb posted the following on Prime Minister David Cameron's Facebook page;
" Oh c***, I'm going to rip your f***ing head off when I see you. The one thing I don't like is traitors and Jews. Get ready w***er Im going to rip your arms and legs off. "
Fearful of prosecution and bad publicity, the BNP sacked Lumb and for the next 12 months the Yorkshire Nazi flitted between the thugs of the EDL,NWI and CXF before finally joining The National Front.
It was here that Lumb picked up a passenger on his poisonous journey, his favourite nephew Ashley Bowler from nearby South Elmsall.
Bowler, a promising student at Doncaster College soon fell under Lumb's spell, accompanying Darren Lumb to the many far right demo's and meetings that he attended around the country.
In time, Bowler himself became a fully fledged neo Nazi, much to the annoyance and despair of his parents who questioned the influence Darren Lumb was having on their son.
Sure enough, Bowler became a carbon copy of his uncle, and was eventually arrested and charged with GBH following a violent incident in 2012.
Bowler, aged just 18 appeared at Leeds Crown Court on February 5th and pleaded guilty to GBH and has been told he will possibly face going to prison. He will be sentenced on March 1st.
Lumb's indoctrination is complete and the victim is Ashley Bowler .
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Sunday, 10 February 2013, 19:51
The fledgling British Democratic Party have appointed a familiar face to the post of London organiser.
Former BNP councillor Julian Leppert has been given the duty of organising the tiny number of BDP activists in the nations capital.
Leppert, a postman from Loughton in Essex is thought to be the first appointment made after the party held its launch meeting yesterday in Leicestershire
Posted: 10 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Sunday, 10 February 2013, 14:25
I'm surprised the BNP haven't mentioned this election result on their website.
But then again, they don't talk too much about elections on there anymore, seeing as they haven't won one or even come close in years.
As can be seen from last Thursdays by election in Hammersmith & Fulham's Wormholt & White City ward the BNP appear to be far more comfortable in last place these days.
The BNP candidate Andrew Donald only managed an embarrassing 45 votes, finishing in last place with a tiny 2.1%
What will irk Griffin and the BNP is that their fierce rivals UKIP once again easily beat their candidate.
Max Schmid (Lab) 1,419
Jamie McKittrick (Con) 251
Chris Whittaker (Lib Dem) 209
Andrew Elston (UKIP) 122
Jeffrey Boateng (Ind) 75
Andrew Donald (BNP) 45
Posted: 10 Feb 2013 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 9 February 2013, 21:37
65 people made it to the launch of the British Democratic Party in rural Leicestershire today.
Despite Nick Griffin claiming there was only 31 people at the meeting, and the BDP is set to claim over 100, HOPE not hate have the precise figure. No elections were held for party positions, with the party's founding group deciding they will run the party by committee for the moment, with Kevin Scott remaining nominal chair.
£1300 was raised in the collection, but this included a single £1000 donation. Hope Not Hate got a mention, seems as they feel we are the biggest threat to their new Nazi party.
For some reason party founder Adrian Davies mentioned I live on a council estate! Is that going to be a crime should the BDP ever get to power? We will produce a full account of the meeting in the next edition of the HOPE not hate magazine.
Posted: 9 Feb 2013 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 9 February 2013, 12:08
Oh dear, our new found friend Robin Tilbrook, leader of the increasingly far right English Democrats has a little bit of a problem.
The English Democrats have had an open door policy to any BNP refugee who was lost without a political home, anyone willing to pay the membership fee was welcome.
One such traveller is Gary Pudsey from Bridlington. Once of Combat 18 and the National Front, he eventually became the Bridlington organiser for the BNP in his home town. After falling out with the Griffin leadership, Pudsey along with many others made their way over to Tilbrook's English Democrats, with Pudsey becoming the organiser once again in Bridlington.
So we laughed out loud when we saw that Gary Pudsey was in charge of security today at the BDP launch in Leicestershire.
Has he abandoned his new found comrades in the English Democrats?
Also protecting the meeting today with Gary Pudsey is his close friend David Preston again from Bridlington. I wonder who else we will spot Robin ?
Posted: 9 Feb 2013 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 9 February 2013, 11:36
Apparently there is a lot of stomping around in Queniborough Village Hall, LE7 3DH now the fascists inside know their meeting has been rumbled and those attending have been photographed.
The caretaker of the venue has asked us to make clear that he had no idea that neo-Nazis, race haters, Holocaust deniers et al were meeting there.
Our team has actually just left the hall, for their own safety, as the nazis came out to see where our people actually were! At least some of them found it funny...
Our guys were the ones with hair...
Posted: 9 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 9 February 2013, 11:00
No matter how secret the British Democratic Party wanted to keep their launch, they could not keep Hope Not Hate from infiltrating their get secret together.
Less than fifty fascits turned up amid tight security for breakfast at their rendezvous at the KFC just off the A46/A6 junction in Leicestershire.
The fascists are now being directed to the secret meeting venue some six miles away, in Queniborough Village Hall, LE7 3DH.
Posted: 9 Feb 2013 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 8 February 2013, 13:36
Weston was supposed to be stepping down from the high life of BFP/EDL street brawls to write a book about Britain's rapid decline. Yet here he is, minus book, preparing to re-start his political career. I for one salute you, sir. The month since your retirement has been incredibly dull..
Nick Lowles asked what could well be the easiest of questions earlier this week, when he asked 'Are the English Democrats the stupid party?' The answer is of course, yes.
The ED leader Robin Tillbrook was most upset. Worse was to come for Tillbrook when the ED Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, then quit in apparent horror at how far-right the party had become. And mad.
Tiny Tillbrook wrote of his nasty party response that "the English Democrats, as we are the sensible and moderate English nationalist Party and our tide is rising," apropos that Mr Davies has gone surf crazy, perhaps. But most if us see this tide as being more like that tide mark around the bath. It can also be scrubbed into oblivion, Mr Tillbrook.
So nice are those English Democrats, that once more they have emailed the BNP membership asking them to join the ED and even consider being council candidates for the "English Fightback". More evidence if it were needed that Jim Dowson continues to do their fundraising came in the line "chip in a tenner" which will by all accounts equip ED candidates with a "full colour, glossy, professionally designed election address."
Of course, those leaflets, like the begging letter, are also being designed by another former BNP leading light.
With so many former BNP members on board comes of course, shenanigans. Quite a lot of said shenanigans are about to boil over, so we cannot legally mention half of what is going to be keeping the court system busy in the coming months. In the meantime, we've got a whole drawer full of tales about Portuguese boys renting rooms, people tripping over vacuum cleaners, red, felt sofas, "arty" photo-shoots etc, etc to be getting on with.
But on the point of Peter Davies quitting the ED, for those who have not heard it, spend six minutes of your life listening to this award winning interview with the then newly elected Mayor of Doncaster.
It'll be a busy day for the Leicestershire Constabulary tomorrow, with both the BNP and the British Democratic Party holding meetings in the county. We're expecting fireworks of some sort, so do not be surprised to see car loads of BNP, EDL and former C18 activists travelling up and down the motorway. Griffin has asked for a "ring of steel" around his meeting in a certain working men's club in Thurnby Lodge, while the BDP has more security lined up than it does attendees to their actual meeting.
Interim BDP leader Kevin Scott has spent a good part of the last two weeks winding up the BNP, and while this gives both of his sponsors’, Andrew Brons and Adrian Davies, heart palpitations, it's certainly been interesting to watch.
Posted: 8 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 6 February 2013, 11:57
Much excitement from the Andrew Brons camp as they prepare to launch their new party this weekend.
This morning I received my invite to attend the conference via veteran Newcastle fascist Ken Booth.
Claiming that the BNP has lost between 85-90% of its members in the last three years, Booth claims that the new party,The British Democratic Party, with Andrew Brons MEP being their President and political mentor, "must be transparent in its activities, democratically led and free of the incompetence and misconduct that has blighted the BNP."
This from Booth, who probably keeps the new party's administration in an old shoe box in his shed!
The BNP will be keen to disrupt the launch and a small gang of BDP-aligned thugs have now been assigned to protect the party's launch in case Martin Reynolds and Adam Walker do follow through on their rumoured plans to attend and disrupt the proceedings on behalf of Nick Griffin.
Two weeks ago, BNP leader Nick Griffin was not particularly bothered by the threat of the BDP. But with the BNP having already lost the benefit of Brons's European money and potentially more funding, the last thing they will want is a debt-free Andrew Brons MEP trying to sweep up their members.
Posted: 6 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 6 February 2013, 08:17
Back in October 2011 The Mirror newspaper did a great expose where it revealed the identity of the British leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Chris Hopgood, a tattooist from Easington Colliery, County Durham was revealed by The Mirror to be the Grand Dragon of The European White Knights Of The Burning Cross’ England."
The European White Knights is officially recognised by the original KKK in the US and is linked with several other US groups – including the racist, homophobic Keltin Klan Kirk, whose masked leader appears in videos hosted on Youtube preaching hatred in front of a swastika, armed with a rifle.
He initially denied his KKK membership but later admitted to The Sunderland Echo that he was a member of the KKK, joining back in 2003 when visiting the USA.
Hopgood told The Echo " They put me in touch with some members in Germany. I got in touch and went to meet them in Berlin. It was suggested I try to open a UK branch and I set up a website"
The website based in the UK described homosexuality as a "cancer that threatens our way of life”. It has since been removed from the internet.
The KKK is still classed as a terrorist organisation in the USA.
As well as supporting the KKK it was revealed Hopgood was also a supporter of the BNP and had links to the EDL's biker division as well as sporting a Swastika on one of his biker jackets.
So knowing all this you would have thought that the EDL would steer clear of Hopgood and his fancy for wearing KKK robes and pointy hoods?
Not so, instead of distancing themselves the EDL's biker division, now known as The Crusaders have embraced Hopgood, inviting him to an EDL Christmas party last year.
The event, organised by Sunderland EDL activist John Morrow saw a number of Crusaders travel up to the North East for the Christmas shindig. Some bikers travelled with Morrow to the tattoo parlour, Greko Designs owned by Chris Hopgood in Easington Colliery.
However, Hopgood isn't the first members of the EDL Crusaders to have been involved with the KKK. Founder member of the biker division Mike Shore, a former BNP and NF official was the Midlands organiser of the Ku Klux Klan, joining the United Klans of Europe in 1997.
During the 1990s, Shore was also involved in Combat 18 and its political wing, the National Socialist Alliance (NSA). In 1995 Shore was noted to have sat on a committee, convened by convicted murderer Charlie Sargeant and which comprised of members of C18, Blood and Honour and the NSA.
Posted: 6 Feb 2013 | There are 7 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 09:39
At the start of the year my colleague Matthew Collins wrote about the resignation of the BFP leader Paul Weston.
Weston claimed he was standing down as leader of the BNP splinter as he was in the process of writing a book.He told the BFP's website "I am writing a book about the current dire state of Britain, which is going to take up the majority of my time over the coming months, and I feel it would be better for British Freedom to be led by someone who can devote more time to the party."
Well either it was a very short book or the diminutive far right leader is a liar as Weston is back and is planning yet another foray into politics.
He is intending to register the name of a new political party with the Electoral Commission along with a launch of a new party website. Weston claims his party is aimed at the "patriotic vote" which is far right code for racist and bigoted votes.
Weston intends to launch his new party on March 1st, much to the annoyance of his one time political comrades in the BFP.
Paul Weston's political track record isn't a good one and with the number of "patriotic" parties increasing on a daily basis it is unlikely Weston will be taken seriously by the far right, let alone the voting public.
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posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 2 February 2013, 20:12
The English Defence League aren't too well known in the Oxford area, that is until today.
Let me present to you Jason Smith who lives in the Headington area of the city.
Smith has the potential to become a living EDL legend in Oxford, especially when the armed response unit of Thames Valley Police kick down his front door after we supply them with the attached photo.
Well done Jason.
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posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 2 February 2013, 16:16
If there was a competition for the most feckless BNP organiser of all time the cup surely would be presented to the now ex Scotland organiser Davie Orr Jr.
Orr has just resigned from his post after two troubled years. Speculation is rife amongst Scottish BNP activists who believe Orr was actually sacked rather than resign after a catalogue of embarrassing errors that made the BNP in Scotland a laughing stock.
Who could forget last year when Orr had to make a grovelling apology on the Scottish BNP website when it was revealed he had forgotten the date of the local elections and had failed to submit paperwork for the intended BNP candidates, leaving Scotland with zero candidates.
Orr, who is the step brother of singer KT Tunstall was also sacked from his job as head doorman at CC Blooms, one of Edinburgh's most popular gay venues in 2012 after they found out about his membership of the BNP.
He has been replaced by Kenny Macdonald, the Lothians BNP organiser, let's hope he is as useless as his friend Davie.
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posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Friday, 1 February 2013, 19:47
Last night saw yet another humiliating election result for the BNP.The by election took place for the Wollaston & Stourbridge Town ward of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council following the death of the former Mayor of Dudley Councillor Malcolm Knowles, who died last October. Standing for the BNP was veteran fascist Ken Griffiths, who has only recently rejoined the party after he defected to the National Front. The BNP could only manage a meagre 96 votes (4%) finishing in 6th place, beating only the Green Party. Dudley well and truly rejected the hatred of the BNP last night.
Posted: 1 Feb 2013 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 1 February 2013, 12:55
The EDL suffered another blow last night when a large chunk of what remained of its supporter base in the North West left the organisation to join up with the “Northern Alliance”, a coalition similar to the hoodlums of the South East Alliance (SEA), who can no longer work with interim EDL leader Kevin Carroll.
One leaving statement described the departing group as being “still loyal to Tommy”, in reference to the EDL’s imprisoned leader Stephen Lennon, presumably because Lennon is much nicer to them than his cousin. The EDL responded to the news of their further shrunken core of thugs and customers' support by blogging that they are, in fact, growing, are bigger than ever, have never been bigger etc, etc.
If I had the time or could be bothered, I’d create one of those Downfall parodies on Youtube, where Hitler is barking out daft and desperate instructions to his terrified generals. Still, should someone be bothered, how about a year’s subscription to HOPE Not Hate magazine for the best version?
As we predicted, this means that the Manchester demonstration planned for 2nd March will no longer be an EDL punch up demonstration, but will instead be an open invitation to all the naughty, nutty, neo-nazis to get together and, just like in the old days, get drunk and fight among themselves.
This being the case, expect to see the ‘English National Resistance’ recruiting there. Jim Dowson’s puppet Paul Golding will no doubt be doing what Jim tells him to do, while Paul Pitt will be looking at this as an opportunity to assert himself as the overall commander of all things that steal, mug, sniff, snort and burp in defence of this peculiar brand of Christian values.
While everyone continues to pick over the carcass of the EDL, the BNP seems to be having another Irish problem , this time with the EDL’s leader again. Now, by all accounts, the EDL boss has even been to an IRA funeral! I’ve never heard that one before, but let’s not let that get in the way of a good rumour.
It is true however, that Lennon (aka Stephen Lennon) did once describe forming the EDL as his own “Bloody Sunday” moment. “Some of the Irish are very proud Britons” writes Jack Renshaw, trying to reason with other patriots. Well yes, he has a point. Thousands of them have taken to the streets in Belfast to demonstrate just that...
Mock outrage from the BNP this week that half the country found themselves laughing at their leader NIcholas 'Del Trotter' Griffin’s suggestion that BNP members collect scrap metal to help keep the party afloat. In these desperate times, the whole thing was actually planned to ensure the party actually generated some publicity from its kindergarten/ organisers’ conference in Coventry.
Also, as if eBay is not already stuffed full of Nazi nonsense, the party suggest that BNP members further add to it with their own junk. If the party was that upset by the publicity, it didn’t stop Simon Darby gleefully cutting and pasting all of the publicity onto his website. Or, as the party’s Treasurer, Clive “Rodney” Jefferson, told the BNP’s website “Oh, Cassandra..... “
News that Griffin also trawls country lanes picking up road-kill to cook makes one wonder if he has been supplying supermarkets with meat from his own little farm in Wales. This news should also concern people who attended his “lavish luncheons”, where Griffin serves some good old fashioned “English fare” on his Welsh farm, whilst trying to empty their wallets and purses.
It turns out that not only was the scab union Solidarity’s leaflet about UKIP more than a bit misleading, it could also be illegal. This didn’t stop desperate Pat Harrington emailing their 228 supporters this morning, declaring that there is more to come and that “Solidarity has produced this leaflet to expose the truth about UKIP. If you send a book of second class stamps you will be sent 50 leaflets.”
So, that’s a 10% commission that Solidarity would charge you if it ever won you fifty quid (should that ever happen). But not only that, you also have to pay in stamps to take delivery of their potentially illegal leaflets. Class.
Posted: 1 Feb 2013 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments