Posh bows out

Matthew Collins - 04 01 13
Weston: He had a jolly good time

Weston: He had a jolly good time

As we predicted at the end of last year (if you were able to read between the lines) Paul Weston has stood down as leader of the British Freedom Party. It has been on the cards for some time according to sources in the party frustrated by his behaviour.

Weston is standing down according to himself, because he is writing a book. One supposes it is a safer bet waiting for Weston to write something rather than waiting for Stephen Lennon, the incarcerated EDL leader who uses the name Tommy Robinson, to produce his own version of Mein Kampf.

By all accounts, Weston’s book will be available to anyone who is proficient with crayons and does not mix their colours when filling it in.

Weston 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.”

In accordance with that wish, EDL deputy leader Kevin Carroll will take over for some reason.

The political world is not in turmoil, surprisingly, though a few jugs of Pimm’s are probably being quaffed in west London for the hell of it.

Weston has been desperate to vacate the position since it became apparent that the BFP was not going to perform as well as he had hoped. Weston was under the illusion that EDL members would flock to the party and it would overtake the BNP as the main force on the far-right.

Not only did it not, leading the tiny party exposed Weston to all kinds of scrutiny and questions were raised not just about his political competency but also whether he had the “bottle” to mix it with the street thugs he hoped he could lead.

After the EDL’s humiliation in Walthamstow last year, many pointed to Weston’s performance on the day as he dithered and wiltered under the pressure.

Neither could he rise (as Lennon had hoped) to the on-going tussle with BNP leader Nick Griffin. If there is one thing Griffin can do, it is beat rivals into submission. As Griffin poured scorn on the EDL and the BFP Weston did nothing to return fire and Lennon, leader of the EDL and the supposed deputy leader of the BFP, quit the party in disgust.

Now Weston has fallen on the sword that has slept by his side all along.

We’ll miss him. His escapades and political expertise are legendary. At least the BFP is in the safe hands of Carroll.


Carroll: New wino, old bottle

Carroll: New wino, old bottle


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