Old friends & new enemies

Matthew Collins - 05 04 12
Beackon: Now makes a living impersonating ex-Australian PM John Howard...

Beackon: Now makes a living impersonating ex-Australian PM John Howard…

For those old enough to recall, the name Derek Beackon should be famliar.

Back in 1993 Beackon shocked the country (and indeed some parts of the world) when he was elected on to Tower Hamlets council for the BNP with 33.9% of the vote in a by-election in Millwall ward. It was the culmination of years of aggressive and racist campaigning and division by the hardline of what was at the time, an openly neo-Nazi party, backed up by the thugs of their “security wing” C18.

Since then Beackon has been in and out of the spotlight. He was never very good at his short lived job, remembered mainly for his short period on the council for standing in front of the world’s media mumbling to the TV cameras before kicking out at a woman journalist.

Beackon is now standing in Thurrock in Essex but this time for the rival National Front, the party where he has been for a while now,where perhaps his intellectual capabilities are more suited and appreciated. He’s probably about as close to a councillor as the NF have ever had!

Up in Nuneaton, former pub Landlord Alwyn Deacon is standing for the BNP in the same ward as Martyn Russell Findley who is now an ex-BNP member stading for re-election in Barpool Ward. There’s obviously no love lost between those two.

Elsewhere in the BNP reports are coming through of a major clash developing at the head office between two now very distinct factions. There’s even allegations of spying…!

I’ll bring more on that tomorrow.

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