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The hatred sickness

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 14:40


Griffin: Bloated by hatred

Griffin: Bloated by hatred

The BNP leader Nick Griffin has tweeted how he hopes a visitor to the House of Commons tonight blows himself up in what would presumably be, some sort of suicide bombing.

A controversial Muslim cleric is due to address a meeting at the House of Commons this evening. Griffin wrote: "..they've invited a banned Islamist to speak in House of Commons this evening. Hope he blows himself up there! "

Griffin, who has failed in a number of attempts to get elected to the house himself, shows his bitter and vile disregard not just to the democratic institution itself, but to the loss of innocent lives that would follow such an outrage.

Time and time again we warn people about the vulgar, true nature of the BNP and having as good as smashed his tiny Nazi party to pieces by his own vulgar egotism, the truth about Griffin, his policies and his hatreds is becoming more and more obvious to everyone.

Who on earth would want to benefit for instance, from a suicide bombing at the House of Commons or indeed anywhere in a country that they purport to love so much?

After the dreadful 7th July suicide bombings in central London back in 2005, the BNP took images of the carnage and distress and turned them into a vile leaflet which the BNP delivered three days later in Barking and Dagenham during a council by election there. The candidate standing against the BNP was a Muslim, something that the BNP tried to make a great deal of. The BNP were hammered by the electorate, who were rightly disgusted.

This disgusting party will be trying to get itself elected back on to the Greater London Assembly (GLA) again next year. The people of London have long memories. We will make sure they do not forget the BNP leader’s vulgar cynicism and hatred.

 Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Brons accuses Griffin of Euro fraud

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 09:16


Relations between the two BNP MEPs hit an all-time low yesterday when Andrew Brons accused Nick Griffin of attempting to defraud the European Union. In a statement posted on his website, Brons claimed that Griffin has been using European Union funds to bankroll the BNP and support his friends in a clear violation of EU rules.

Brons claimed that in 2009 Griffin asked him to pay half of the office costs for the BNP-front trade union Solidarity, run by Griffin loyalist and former National Front leader Patrick Harrington. Brons refused but he has still been sent a bill to cover 18 months of rent.

He also alleges that Griffin has tried to get him to pay the wages of Christopher Barnet “who was in charge of the Party’s Alfred programme to put canvassing returns onto a data base for future elections.”

Brons refused but was still sent an invoice for £2,000.

The Yorkshire MEP has also revealed that the party is already under investigation for using an EU-funded MEP office as the party headquarters.

It appears that Brons has exposed this alleged corruption ahead of a series of claims of financial mismanagement against him by Griffin.

With the BNP leadership election only weeks away it is clear that the acrimonious split between the two MEPs is going to result in one, undoubtedly Brons, leaving the party.

 Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Infidel leader praises the Protocols

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Tuesday, 28 June 2011, 14:46


John "Snowy" Shaw

John "Snowy" Shaw

The leader of the EDL's “Infidels” faction, John “Snowy” Shaw, has spoke out in support of the notoriously antisemitic book, the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.

Hot on the heels of praise for the Book of Revelations, Shaw announced yesterday that his head is being turned by another historical document, the “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”.

With “the Protocols” Shaw has immersed himself in one of the most vile and dangerous forgeries of all time.

According to Shaw, the book has already begun to make things “click” in his head, and he advises “all true British patriots take the time to read this”.

Despite the book being discovered as a forgery, it has long been viewed as definitive proof of a Jewish conspiracy by Nazis and antisemites ever since. Adolf Hitler even had put it in the school curriculum in Nazi Germany. More recently, it was even among a selection of books that the BNP recommended for “patriots” during the 1980’s because they insisted it was still of historical interest.

The book is a crude record of the supposed minutes of a meeting of the Jewish community in the late 19th Century where plans for their world domination are discussed.

The book first surfaced in Russia in the early 1900’s and was used as a justification by antisemites to carry out pogroms against the Jewish community. It’s popularity spread as far as notorious Jew-Hater Henry Ford of Ford Motor car fame, who had a further 500,000 printed for distribution in the United States.

Having opened the book, Shaw is convinced by its authenticity. He is now adamant that both Jews and Muslims are conspiring together and that he “must stop them destroying our country”.

 Posted: 28 Jun 2011 | There are 9 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Bend it like Griffin

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Tuesday, 21 June 2011, 15:22


Griffin: A little bit of history repeating itself?

Griffin: A little bit of history repeating itself?

There’s a very exciting week ahead for the BNP, what with this weekend being their EGM (Emergency General Meeting). Never let it be said that party leader Nick Griffin is not a man of great imagination and resourcefulness.

Old Nick is desperate for the vote on changes to the party’s constitution to go his way, in essence guaranteeing him as leader for at least another five years.

So, arriving hot on many a good Aryan’s doorstep this morning was a letter from the party concerning the EGM and how to go about voting on the proposed constitutional changes.

It also asks members if they would like a proxy vote. Not a problem if they do, as Griffin can arrange this for them too if they so wish. “There’s nothing out of the ordinary about a proxy vote” you may well be thinking, and normally you would be quite right. However:

The five names all designated by the party to handle the proxy votes are:

1 Nick Griffin (Chairman)

2 Adam Walker (National Organiser)

3 Steven Moore (Northern Ireland Organiser)

4 Brian Mahoney (Wales Organiser)

5 Davie Orr (Scotland Organiser)

Of course all of those are Griffin loyalists, Old Nick’s hand-chosen favourite sons. They’re hardly what one might describe as “neutral”.

So once more I’m doffing my cap at Herr Griffin. Why should he play by the rules when so many of his political heroes never did either?

 Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Threats and fear

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Sunday, 19 June 2011, 00:14


The EDL: Turning to threats

The EDL: Turning to threats

We have just learned that one of the young Asian males attacked in Dagenham has suffered a broken jaw.

He is also complaining of pain around his cheek and eye socket.

We all wish him a speedy recovery.

The anount of threats of violence against us posted on this blog's comment section today is to be expected I suppose. Searchlight has been fighting and exposing racism and fascism for nearly fifty years. We are used to it.

Thankfully these days, the death threats and the gloating and the absolute vile hatred that pours in can just be passed on to the police with the IP address of the people who post these things.

So, if I was a certain woman in Merseyside who posted a rather unsettling message on here last night, I'd be slightly concerned.

Some people have also asked why we have blacked out the faces on the photograph of the violence in Dagenham yesterday. This is so the police investigation is not prejudiced.

We will not be intimidated by threats or acts of violence. We see this as proof that we are doing something right.

 Posted: 19 Jun 2011 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Proof positive

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Saturday, 18 June 2011, 19:55


EDL attack in Dagenham today

EDL attack in Dagenham today

Some in the EDL are claiming we are lying about the attack on the young Asian lads in Dagenham today.

Well here is a photo of the attack.

It is one of series that we have justed handed over to the police. Whatever our criticisms of the total lack of police presence today we look forward to swift action now.

 Posted: 18 Jun 2011 | There are 6 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Update

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Saturday, 18 June 2011, 16:46


The EDL: Where were the police?

The EDL: Where were the police?

The police in Dagenham appear to be taking the assaults today very seriously. Thankfully our photographer is ok, unlike the two young Asian men who required medical treatment.

One young man is still in hospital, but we hope he will be released later this evening.

I am not really able now to go into all of the details as there is an investigation now ongoing. Suffice to say there are a number of questions to be unanswered about how a criminal organisation like the EDL were allowed to march from Redbridge to Dagenham without any police marshalling whatsoever.

The EDL are still in Dagenham/Redbridge and shall be for the rest of the evening where they are being entertained by a local publican who even opened early for them. He has plans this evening to even lay on a barbecue for the EDL.

We are in the process of handing over photographic evidence of the assault to the investigating police officers. These photos capture the attack and the perpetrators are clearly identifiable.

We will shortly be issuing a statement about the whole incident.

 Posted: 18 Jun 2011 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments

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EDL violence update

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Saturday, 18 June 2011, 13:51


I've just spoken to one of our people on the ground. He confirms that three Asian teenagers were attacked, one seriously enough to require urgent hospital treatment. We do not know how badly this lad was attacked but there was a lot of blood.

We've also received more information about the police operation. It seems that Dagenham police were prepared and had 12 vans waiting for the EDL march as it was to enter their borough. The problem, it seems, was in Redbridge, where the march began. The only police presence was a community support officer on a bicycle and he did not intervene when the three lads were attacked. Apparently the police in Redbridge had no intention of diverting any resources to the EDL demonstration.

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Breaking News: EDL thugs attack Asian youths as police are nowhere

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Saturday, 18 June 2011, 13:38


EDL arrive in Dagenham

EDL arrive in Dagenham

Three Asian youths have just been seriously assaulted by racist EDL thugs over in Dagenham. They were viciously set upon as they were standing on the side of the road as the racist rabble walked past. Over 250 EDL supporters and hangers on are in the area to protest against a disused butchers shop which is being converted into a local Muslim centre.

Shockingly, the EDL are marching without a police escort. In fact, the only police presence was a single community support officer on a bike.

The EDL have taken over the road and are even directing and stopping traffic. Searchlight photographers have also been assaulted.

Given the violent assault by EDL supporters on a recent UAF and Labour Party meeting in Barking recently you would have thought that the police would have taken this march more seriously.

The racist march is still happening and there is of course further potential for violence as they reach the site of the planned Muslim centre.

In the meantime questions will be asked of the police operation and the local police’s general approach to the EDL. Innocent people have been seriously assaulted and the absence of any police presence has allowed this to happen.

* Further to this blog I can now report that one Asian youth has been hospitalised.

 Posted: 18 Jun 2011 | There are 8 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Breaking news: BNP loses two more councillors

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 16 June 2011, 09:58


Paul and Linda Cromie

Paul and Linda Cromie

I've just got news that Paul and Linda Cromie, the two BNP councillors in Bradford, have left the BNP.

I'll write more when I get further information but this is another hammer blow for Griffin as he fights off a leadership challenge from fellow MEP Andrew Brons.

 Posted: 16 Jun 2011 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Comedy night in Wigan

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 21:59


Want a laugh? Then watch this video of a recent BNP meeting in Wigan. The party is clearly tearing itself apart – and doing it quite openly as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP8n143G7Vo

 Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments

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BNP lose another councillor

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 11:11


Cliff Roper

Cliff Roper

The BNP last night lost another councillor when Amber Valley member Cliff Roper resigned from the party whip and became an Independent.

In his resignation statement he said:

"It is with sadness that I have this evening resigned the British National Party whip on Amber Valley Borough Council. I will now sit as an Independent Member of the Council, though I retain my membership of the British National Party and, of course, my nationalist views.

This change will make no difference to the way I assist and deal with enquiries from my constituents, but is a symbolic protest at recent events within the British National Party, both at a national and local level."

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Of pots and kettles

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 20:32


The English Defence League claims that they are about to begin distributing 20,000 pieces of literature against ASDA supermarkets in the north of the country. It will be a campaign against the chain selling Halal meat.

Of course, the EDL always bang on and on about Halal meat, even when they're fighting outside of kebab shops on Friday nights. Or the large numbers of them who stand outside KFC outlets eating their fried chicken whilst also protesting against that chain.

In a bid of desperation to be more "consumer friendly" this time, one of the things the EDL says it wants to highlight is cruelty to animals.

How people will feel about being lectured to on animal cruelty by people who regularly attack police dogs and horses remains to be seen however.

 Posted: 14 Jun 2011 | There are 5 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Ebay & Paypal dump the EDL

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 01:18


No surrender to Al Qaeda, just Ebay and Paypal

No surrender to Al Qaeda, just Ebay and Paypal

News has reached us that both Ebay and Paypal have closed down accounts owned by The English Defence League.

Announcing the news on their Facebook page,admins tried to reassure angry members who had paid money for items so far not received.

It isn't clear yet as to the reasons behind the closure, however there is a strong possibility that after months of flaunting Ebay's strict rules and regulations, the EDL broke one rule too many.

Paypal along with closing down the EDL account have frozen all the EDL's money held in their account.

This will no doubt leave a serious dent in the EDL's all important merchandising operation.

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Of wonky satnavs and tax returns

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Sunday, 12 June 2011, 23:35


Triple Challenged: Squire, Griffin & Dalgleish

Triple Challenged: Squire, Griffin & Dalgleish

It appears some of the leading lights in Nick Griffin’s BNP hierarchy need a little lesson in geography.

Steve Squire, the ultra Griffin loyalist organiser for London, is one such person. In fact, it’s probably best that he stays in London. Squire’s girlfriend, Claudia Dalgleish, has been posting messages on her Facebook page from her geographically challenged partner as the two do the dirty work as Griffin attack dogs.

‎“I wonder if Mr Brons will follow in the footsteps of Richard Barnbrook and others and go Independent if he is unsuccessful at this challenge? Can he confirm or guarantee the people of the North East that he won't?” asked Dalgleish, quoting Squires.

Of course, the North East isn’t represented by Griffin’s leadership challenger. Andrew Brons is the BNP’s MEP for Yorkshire and Humber.

Elsewhere, we’re told that another story is soon to break to cause further embarrassment to the BNP. For the moment, I guess I should leave it to the tax man (or woman) to complete their investigation before going public.

 Posted: 12 Jun 2011 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments

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BNP gets ready to rumble

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Saturday, 11 June 2011, 14:42


Brons v Griffin: Early blows to the challenger

Brons v Griffin: Early blows to the challenger

The gloves are well and truly off in the British National Party’s leadership election battle. The two heavyweights of British fascism, Nick Griffin in the right corner and his fellow MEP Andrew Brons in the ultra right corner, have come out punching at each other and their corners are pretty feisty too.

On Brons’s mirrored BNP website, described as “a new ideological website”, his team has described the amendments to the BNP’s constitution as proposed by the Griffin corner as “a shocking and gross perversion”. For the first time in his charmed life as a BNP leader, Griffin knows he is well and truly up against a strong challenger with the pedigree to deliver some quite cutting blows against his rocky leadership.

Although Brons has been involved in Nazi politics since the 1960s, he has managed to avoid being photographed wearing Nazi uniforms, unlike Griffin’s predecessor John Tyndall who founded the BNP. Old Nick is up against a suited and presentable former politics lecturer who managed to put Griffin on his backside more than once when they last went head to head in the 1980s when they were in the NF and grew tired of each other.

This contest appears to have finally brought the BNP to life. After a good couple of years of diminishing resources and returns for all of the begging letters, during which Griffin has smeared and seen off his political rivals, he now faces a man of considerably greater intellect than himself. With Brons is one Arthur Kemp, a south African who once worked for the South African security services and another disgruntled former ally of Griffin.

Kemp points out that “the amendments which have now been distributed to members are NOT the proposals which were submitted online”.

The challengers to Griffin’s 12 years of rule have been calling for a totally new constitution, while Griffin is accused of trying to amend the constitution to ensure him five more years in power, which would take him up to a respectable early retirement age. Griffin has retained the party leadership by virtue of an almost impossible list of hurdles set for challengers and their supporters before there is even a vote. Members at first agreed to these bizarre terms when they were suggested as a way to stop black and ethnic minority members launching a coup against the party. Having suggested an entirely new constitution, Kemp has due reason to be bitter; the former web editor and ideological guru drafted the new constitution that was approved at a previous conference but never implemented. Now Griffin has called an EGM to make amendments to the old constitution further ensuring his tenure until such time that his daughter can take over the party leader’s role.

At the wedding of a Liverpool BNP sycophant recently, Griffin held court on this very subject, convinced that it was what the vast majority of party members wanted.

But Brons is fighting back. In his corner are a weighty load of BNP members and former members, who have been expelled or suspended for not endorsing the idea that Griffin is God-like and brilliant.

It looks like this going to rumble on for quite a while until the magical date of 26 June, when I hope to bring you a blow by blow account of what is happening inside the BNP’s EGM when all those still standing will get to slug it out for the future of the BNP.

As I’m not an independent referee over this fight, I’m firmly in the Griffin corner. After a shaky start, his service to anti-fascism over the past two years has been commendable.

 Posted: 11 Jun 2011 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Today's post

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Saturday, 11 June 2011, 06:13


Earlier this week BNP leader Nick Griffin tried to outwit his internal opponents when he announced that the long overdue EGM to discuss constitutional changes was to be held on Sunday 26 June.

Of course Griffin is already bending the rules as the changes he is proposing will allow him to remain in office for a fixed five-year term and have little relationship to the issues that brought about the call for an EGM in the first place.

For the 26 June date to be met, notices will have to arrive with every BNP member today. Will Griffin honour his promise of a meeting? We shall know in the next few hours.

 Posted: 11 Jun 2011 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments

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More breaking news

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Friday, 10 June 2011, 19:09


Suspended : Brons to pay the price for challenging for leadership?

Suspended : Brons to pay the price for challenging for leadership?

Word is that Nick Griffin has moved to suspend his leadership challenger and fellow MEP Andrew Brons. Not for standing as a candidate, you understand, but for organising a factional meeting in Wigan last night.

See last blog post … BNP MEP Andrew Brons, another former chair of the NF like Griffin, has decided he will stand against Nick Griffin for the leadership … http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/blog/article/1271/breaking-news-game-on

 Posted: 10 Jun 2011 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Breaking news game on!

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Friday, 10 June 2011, 15:50


Griffin and Brons: No longer singing from the same hymn sheet

Griffin and Brons: No longer singing from the same hymn sheet

News just in – BNP MEP Andrew Brons, another former chair of the National Front like Nick Griffin, has decided he will stand against Griffin for the leadership of the party.

This could be a major setback for Griffin. Although Brons has little chance of winning (due to the way the party’s electoral processes have been stitched up), the BNP’s lie and smear machine that it unleashes against dissenters will struggle against the popular Yorks and Humberside MEP.

Brons’s supporters have already clashed with Griffin after Griffin turned on Brons during a Q&A session held for BNP members at the European Parliament.

Brons and Griffin fell out previously in the 1980s for control of the National Front. It seems history has a habit of repeating itself.

 Posted: 10 Jun 2011 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments

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The BNP disease

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 9 June 2011, 12:08


Marshall: The BNP's would-be Dr Death

Marshall: The BNP's would-be Dr Death

The British National Party has further proved that it is nothing if not desperate. The party has quietly announced the reappointment of Jeffrey Marshall as its East London organiser, not two years after he was embroiled in a scandal over his call for children with disabilities to be killed.

When David Cameron’s son Ivan passed away in February 2009, Marshall went onto an internet forum writing: “We live in a country today which is unhealthily dominated by an excess of sentimentality towards the weak and unproductive. No good will come of it.” Cameron’s son had cerebral palsy and was described by the Camerons as their “beautiful boy”. David Cameron said that Ivan had brought “joy and love to those around him”.

Not content with attacking Mr and Mrs Cameron and others mourning Ivan’s death, Marshall, who is not known to have any children of his own, stated that although it would be “a kindness” to kill children with disabilities, this was not the same as advocating such a measure as compulsory state policy. “But so what if it is?” he asked. “At least we would all know where we stand. There is actually not a great deal of point in keeping these sort of people alive, after all.”

It is not the first time that the BNP has called for those with disabilities to be killed. They once suggested that people who lived in poverty were a drain on society, that this showed an inherent “weakness” in them and that measures should be taken to stop them from having children.

As more and more people in this country slide into poverty, it is noticeable that the BNP has nothing to say about spending cuts and the damage they could do to “their” country. Instead, the BNP prefers to sink further into internal acrimony and the continued promotion of its own disease of racism and fascism, a disease which we will resist for the good of all, regardless of where people live or their colour, religion, sexuality and ability.

 Posted: 9 Jun 2011 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments

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BNP fight club

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Tuesday, 7 June 2011, 12:28


BNP: The great white hope on the ropes.

BNP: The great white hope on the ropes.

BNP members (and the wider public) finally got to see the much sought after footage of the BNP's fractured leadership rounding on each other angrily, after it was finally put on the net last night.

The bitter confrontation happened in Brussels a couple of weeks ago when a group of BNP members on a trip to the European Parliament at taxpayers’ expense were being treated to a Q&A session by Yorkshire & Humberside MEP Andrew Brons, when in popped the uninvited Nick Griffin to launch a quite extraordinary attack on the people there.

Most of his vitriol was directed at Michael Barnbrook, the BNP's self seeking "sleaze buster" who never quite seemed capable of turning his attentions onto his own party leader, until recently. Described as a "show pony", Barnbrook was given the full "hairdryer" treatment by Griffin, while last year's beaten leadership challenger, Eddy Butler, was accused of being a liar. For his own efforts, Griffin even accused Brons of publishing a website "full of lies".

News of Griffin's decision to hold his EGM on June 26th (as exclusively revealed here), also came as somewhat a shock to Brons, as he was initially scheduled to speak to party rebels in the North East on that day, on the very subject of a need to call an EGM.

 Posted: 7 Jun 2011 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Time running out for BNP rebels?

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Monday, 6 June 2011, 22:11


Griffin: Leader of a small fascist party

Griffin: Leader of a small fascist party

BNP leader has Nick Griffin has tonight decided to call the party's EGM [Emergency General Meeting] for Sunday 26th June in the Liverpool area. Not many people know this, but our source has just confirmed it and this could be the end of the party rebels' attempt to oust their troubled leader.

What with the expulsions and suspensions Griffin and his cronies have handed out of late, the meeting would probably be better suited to the nearest available phone box, whilst any remaining dissenters will no doubt be firmly dealt with by the Griffin loyalists who run Liverpool BNP.

There's a slight chance at this late hour that the BNP's other MEP, Andrew Brons, may feel the time is right to throw his name into the leadership contest. Brons has already set up a rival BNP website mirroring when he helped set up a rival newspaper to Griffin's when the two of them fell out while in the old National Front back in the 80's.

If Griffin gets his way at the EGM, he'll be party leader for five more years. And judging on his performances of late, I'm not going to call that a bad thing!

 Posted: 6 Jun 2011 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments

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Old 'soldiers' reunited

posted by: Nick Lowles | on: Thursday, 2 June 2011, 10:51


The Griffin Circus Is In Town

The Griffin Circus Is In Town

I’m just returning from a meeting in Brussels, home of the European Parliament, which sadly also plays host to two of our less than salubrious MEP’s.

There was no sign there of one Nick Griffin however. What with all the inner turmoil in his own party now landing on his own doorstep in the guise of a coach load of angry BNP members recently shouting abuse at him, Griffin has gone to Sicily with Roberto Fiore a former Italian MP from the Forza Nuova Party, an extreme far-right party that is both ultra nationalist and third positionist. Or as some would say, it’s a fascist party..

Fiore is one of Griffin’s oldest and closest political confidants, helping Griffin during the 1980’s wrestle control of the old National Front. Together, they succeeded in turning the National Front from a racist street army into a secretive gang of racists who studied and advocated bizarre ideas and clerical extremism, describing themselves as “Political Soldiers”. Their opponents on the rest of the far-right described them as dangerous “Loonies”. The radicals eventually marched up a revolutionary garden path into political oblivion.

Their little sojourn to Sicily together is of course, to try and tap into people’s fears there about immigration and to try and whip that up in to votes. Griffin has never of course, turned his own anti-immigrant sentiments on Fiore’s business interests in London, which include accommodating, housing and finding jobs for Italians wanting to live in England.

The two must have a lot to talk about. Neither of them leaves much of a footprint in the European Parliament and neither of them has really anything good to say about many other Europeans. Their visit to Sicily is merely designed to antagonise people there trying to cope with difficult economic conditions and their own fears over immigration.

So close as they are, can we expect to see Nick taking it one step further and making the short trip across the water to visit another of his old political mentors, his old hero Colonel Gaddafi of Libya? Many of the immigrants arriving in Sicily are of course fleeing from Libya which when Nick and Roberto formed a formidable double act in destroying the old NF, was lauded as some kind of revolutionary utopia.

Sicily's problematic visitor

Sicily's problematic visitor

 Posted: 2 Jun 2011 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments