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Martyn Findley Video

Martyn Findley Video

Following on from last week’s shambolic appearance by the EDL on Armistice Day where the police arrested 179 members, the EDL leadership are feeling a little upset.

The police made the arrests following violent threats made on the EDL Facebook page to burn down the tents of protestors camped out at the Occupy protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

In the aftermath, the EDL leadership cried foul and accused the Metropolitan Police of brutality.

A number of videos have been posted on both Facebook and the EDL’s own website; one such video is described as an “Independent Video of Police Heavy-handedness(sic) ”.

However, on watching the video all isn’t quite as it seems. The origin of the video can hardly be labelled “Independent”. The person appearing is none other than Martyn Findley who up until the summer of this year was a BNP councillor in his home town of Nuneaton.

This is the same Martyn Findley who in February 2010 faced a standards board investigation after he described an Asian garage attendant as “fucking filth” on an internet blog.

Findley quit the BNP in July of this year after he accused the party of “going backwards” and has continued to sit as an Independent for the Barpool ward on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council; He was elected on to the council in 2008 and had been a BNP member for ten years.

Hardly an independent view.

Martyn Findley with West Midlands Organiser Alwyn Deacon

Martyn Findley with West Midlands Organiser Alwyn Deacon


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