30 June 2008

Auty's challenge called off

The following statement has appeared on BNP Cllr Colin Auty's blog:
From Roger Robertson, Colin Auty's Campain [sic] Manager.

I regret to inform those members and supporters of the BNP that, this evening, 30th June, after consultation with Colin, we have acknowledged that there will not be a challenge to Nick Griffin's leadership in 2008.

It is extremely disappointing that the challenge fell short by just a few signatures; a major factor being that many members have failed to renew their 2008 subscriptions plus the fact that the churn rate of the membership precludes many who do not have the requisite 2 years qualification to become a voting member.

Colin was the ideal candidate to lead our Party out of the wilderness after 9 years of stultifying slow growth under the present Chairman.

I will not here dilate upon the reasons for the challenge to Nick Griffin's leadership.

This will come next week after my 'tribunal' on 6th July when I become an ex-member of the BNP.

Suffice it to say that both Colin and myself wish to thank most sincerely those nearly 90 people who had the courage to put their names to Colin's nomination.

We may well have lost the first skirmish but the battle for a democratic BNP is far from over.

Roger Robertson

Ed - The names of those who did sign will not be disclosed to Griffin or any of his stooges, as we do not want to see another internal bloodbath of dedicated nationalists.

Colin Auty has the nomination forms and they will be staying with Colin - he will not put them to the sword of the hierarchy. This is a sad day for internal democracy - how can we convince the public that we are committed to democratic elections when internally the current leadership seem allergic to them?

This news comes following an unconfirmed report on the Tyndallite North West Nationalists blog that an "independent nationalist group" intends to undermine the campaigns of BNP leader Nick Griffin and deputy leader Simon Darby in next year's Euro-elections. According to NWN, 17 ex-BNP members intend to stand in the constituency to be fought by Griffin, and five against the widely distrusted Darby.

28 June 2008

Leading BNP member resigns: "the party is corrupt"

Scottish BNP webmaster Paul Johnson has resigned from the racist party, citing the organisation's corruption and lack of democracy among his reasons for leaving.

Johnson's statement (unedited) is reproduced here without further comment:
What have I learned about the BNP in almost a year of being a paid member and as a BNP Scotland official, that a lot of the rumours are true and the party is corrupt, and is not democratic in any shape or form. Infact one might go as far to say that its not necessarily British but more of lets follow Griffin and blow smoke up his arse!

The party is full of a lot of lemmings that think Nick Griffin/ Mark Collett are some sort of 'Gods' in the making. I suppose when you surround yourself with lemmings it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you are the greatest person who walked the earth.

I had a person that wanted some answers with regard to the parties constitution. I didn't have a copy so I thought I would contact other officials for advice or to obtain a copy. The first person I contacted was Mark Collett who said he has never seen a copy and wouldn't know where to get one from. In the end he suggested that I contacted Nick Griffin as at the end of the day he was the one who wrote it.

Before I went that far up the official line I thought I would contact the deputy party leader, Simon Darby. His words on the subject were why do you want it? Just tell him to "F*$k Off!" He is only a 'red' trying to wind you up!"

I could add more to this but I will only be called a 'Red' or a 'Traitor'. Would I reccommend joining the BNP? As it stands with the current lineup It would be a resounding NO! If the party changes its current team leadership and how its run then Yes! Only time will tell if the party changes for the better as currently it is stuck in the dark ages.

22 June 2008

New anti-fascist forum link

Here it is: http://www.unitywebring.com/forum/yabb/

Self-registration is currently enabled, so we do expect heavy fascist trolling - but we'll sort that out as we go along.

Enjoy, and happy posting.

21 June 2008

Join the fight - join the forum!

If you joined in the "live" blogging experiment at Lancaster Unity on election night you'll remember that we had a lot of fun, and that we said we'd repeat the experience in the future.

Well, it set us thinking - elections and breaking news (like the BNP rebel expulsions) are real anti-fascist crowd-pullers, and while we can blog news and moderate comments in near real time, the process is cumbersome, especially for you as you need to constantly hit page refresh to keep up.

There is a better way, of course, and sometimes visitors have asked us to provide a regular forum for continued, more flowing discussion - so we have!

It's simply called Unity - because that says it all.

The forum is complementary to Lancaster Unity (and other Unity and anti-fascist websites), and we hope it becomes a major weapon in the fight against the far-Right.

We'll post the address of the Unity forum here at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday morning, and there will be a permanent link in the sidebar.

Self-registration is currently enabled, but we intend to move to Admin-approved registration soon after launch, so come early and get on board.

The Great Rock and Roll Swindle

The following article is taken from the No Platform blog.

While Norfolk Unity does not agree with every sentiment expressed, broadly speaking we concur. Although a small number of NU supporters have gone down to London to support the UAF/LMHR march, as a group we felt that the event was badly timed, ill-thought out, and lacked any clear focus beyond the negative "Stop" message.

Our belief is that defeating the BNP can only be achieved where it matters - one-to-one on the door-step. It's time-consuming, labour intensive and unglamorous, but it's an approach that works.

We proved this to our own satisfaction in the 2007 local elections when - late in the day - it became alarmingly clear that the BNP was on course to win one, and maybe two seats in King's Lynn, having encountered little or no opposition. We could have stood in Lynn town centre shouting slogans and perhaps made the pages of the local weekly newspaper. If we had, the Norfolk would almost certainly have added to the roll of BNP councillors.

As it was, we targeted North Lynn ward for an intensive door-step canvass over two days. There were only three of us then, driving over from Yarmouth with a small stock of hastily printed leaflets, but we did just enough - and I do mean just enough - to convince would-be BNP voters to change their minds. Nevertheless, the BNP came within spitting distance of winning the ward.

There are issues in Lynn and all over Norfolk of general disquiet at the scale of migrant labour coming into the county, and of its impact on jobs, wages, housing and local services. These are legitimate concerns which a dozen "Stop the BNP" marches will do nothing to address.

Reminding our visitors, then, that we do not agree with every sentiment expressed, here's the article from the No Platform blog:

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What's all this then? Not wanting to go on another Stop The War/Ban The Bomb/Stop The Nazis march?

Well, no. As much as protest is a valid and valuable way of stopping the BNP it is not and must not be the only way. In fact, it cannot be, because it just does not work on its own.

The BNP will only be beaten by actually challenging their message with ours, and sadly with a large dollop of pragmatism.

The BNP is a party building itself up on the backs of the disenfranchised white working class. There is no point denying it.

Rock concerts to teenagers too young to vote-indeed as was the case at Victoria Park-not even told to vote -(the gig was held after the closing date to register even)is a postive way of building a progressive movement for the future. It was however, no substitute for the genuine hard work actually being done where the BNP was both strong, and where there was a large BME vote waiting to be galvanised.

But, sadly, in the case of the current UAF/LMHR swindle on the antiracist movement in case you have not realised it folks, the horse has somewhat already bolted. What is the point of marching in protest to city hall when there will not even be anyone in??

Searchlight's Nick Lowles has already dealt with the dissapointment of the BNP's election breakthrough here and here It's quite sobering reading. We might not all agree on his entire analysis' but it's probably more than just hitting the proverbial nail on the head: He's given it brain damage here and HERE

Still however, the UAF insist that marching alongside floats on a Saturday afternoon to an empty building to make an empty gesture will defeat the BNP.

And yes although marches are nice, good fun etc, etc you have to wonder why when there are two council elections being held in outer East London where the BNP has very good chances of winning, the UAF are having a march instead through the centre of London to protest against one already elected BNP official.

Why are the UAF not going to actually join trade unionists and anti-fascists in actually doing some hard graft and trying to actually stop the BNP in the areas where they are standing, some 7 or so miles from where the UAF are having their march?

This is not the first time the UAF have been called into question. GMB steward Sam Tarry has attacked the UAF twice in the past month for their lack of campaigning during the elections.

In a recent interview on the Islam Channel Tarry told the viewers that the £400,000 spent by LMHR and UAF to hold their undersubscribed activity at Victoria Park, could have actually have been spent on employing eight full time anti-BNP organisers instead.

Further, in an article in Labour Briefing, Tarry claimed that the UAF had not put out any literature during the election campaign other than materials advertising their concert. Again, a concert where nobody was told to vote, and where the large majority were possibly not even registered.

This lack of voter registration is an enormous worry, something with planning and of course common sense, that the UAF could have addressed but did not.

In the latest edition of Socialist Worker, UAF joint secretary Weyman Benette goes some way in explaining why the UAF cannot and do not engage with voters who may well be voting BNP.

Weyman says:

United we will smash the Nazi BNP

Who will, and how? Well suggests Weyman, the SWP of course. "The BNP trades on whipping up fear and creating scapegoats out of immigrants and ethnic minorities".

He certainly agrees with Mr Lowles on that, then. Then he goes on "It’s important to tackle these lies. But there are deeper reasons for why the BNP is attracting so many votes. One is the fact that the mainstream parties have significantly less local involvement and engagement than they once had".

I agree. So how are the lies being told in Barking and Dagenham and in the two elections currently being held actually being addressed by a march in central London? He doesn't answer. But he does continue..."The BNP has exploited this political vacuum to present itself as some kind of political alternative. We need to expose their claims on this front too." Erm, could you be a bit more clearer Weyman, it reads to me like you're not really confident that you can engage on these issues yourself. So come on, HOW WILL YOU DO THIS EXACTLY?

"..we need to mobilise this anti-fascist majority. That means getting ordinary people out in their thousands – like at the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) carnival back in April, or on this Saturday’s demonstration"


He gets even better...."We have to challenge the Nazis where they are trying to build a base." This he can obviously do from a march in central London and not in the constituencies where the BNP is actually standing!!

He goes on to even claim the "BNP want another Nazi Holocaust." Is he totally mad? Has he ever knocked on the doors of Mr and Mrs Smith who are voting for the BNP. Try telling them that, when all they want is whichever ridiculous pot of gold the BNP has made quite accessible to them by simply putting out leaflets.

Running around shouting "Nazi" and "Fascist" is becoming a little bit long in the tooth. Rather like this great drain on the resources of the many genuine and decent people inside and out of the UAF, wanting to genuinally fight the BNP.


Just another Great Rock and Roll swindle.

19 June 2008

News from Fantasy Island

Page was created by user:dissidentcongress who, based on other things (c.f. Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress and MediaWiki:VfD-Populist Party UK) appears to be a vandal who is updating pages for either vanity or publicity reasons. No evidence that Harrington is a major figure in any way, shape, or form. Snowspinner 22:25, 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)

That's taken from the edit history section of Patrick Harrington's ego trip of a Wiki page. It means that Snowspinner had the Great Fantasist sussed for the nobody he was (and is), so Snowspinner deleted the page. Of course the Fantasist put it back.

He spends a lot of time on Wiki, does the Fantasist - it's what general secretaries of fighting unions do when they're not ordering blogs into existence.

For instance, when Harrington and his BNP buddies hijacked the One Big Union the Fantasist began playing the fascist with the Onion's Wiki page, deleting links and references to the "official" Potter/Hawke faction using his regular name, "doublethink" - which goes clear against Wiki's policy on conflicts of interest (but that's the skulking way the Fantasist operates).

Now don't forget that just as the Fantasist created a Wiki account and began telling the world what a Very Important Person he was, YOU can also create a Wiki account - it takes seconds and you can immediately begin editing some truth into the pages of the Fantasist, the Onion, Third Way, the BNP and all the other fascist liars making a corrupt joke of the peoples' online encyclopaedia.

In the post below this we deal with the emergence of the Accentuballs PR company as a Force To Be Reckoned With when it comes to stopping Pentecostal churches pastored by black people being built in east London, but all the resources of the mighty Accentuballs couldn't save the Fantasist's "moneybomb for liberty" scam from going straight off the rails.

We're not interested here in the scam or the lying claim that the "moneybomb" raised only £2050 (which had better show up in the accounts next year, Patrick) of the £100,000 it wanted, what we are interested in is the fact that the Fantasist's pretend political party registered itself with the Electoral Commission as "The National Liberal Party - Third Way".

It's a fact that the Electoral Commission would not have registered the name "National Liberal Party" without the qualifying " - Third Way" as a legitimate (and decent) Liberal Party was already in existence. The Fantasist and his former National Front buddies who run the NLP-TW knew this very well, so it seems that all along they have been conning the Electoral Commission as they have completely dropped the all-important " - Third Way" qualification from almost every mention of the "National Liberal Party", even the title of their website:

That's very naughty, as the Fantasist and his band of dreamers aren't playing a fair game - so we thought we'd let the EC (and the real Liberal Party) in on the plot. Why not do the same yourself?



Rounding off (yet another) week of failure for the Fantasist, we see that the One Big Huge Vast Onion allowed its domain names to expire...

...but the Onion has (just) gone back online, so if you want to read the "Aprill 2008" bulletin (the latest) and cough up towards the £250 answerphone appeal (the Big Idea at this year's Onion conference), you can.

We'll pass. Always wants somebody else's money, that Fantasist.

16 June 2008

Accentuate PR rises without trace - until you read about it here

It's here at last! (But we're not linking to it.) The brand-spanking new website of Accentuate PR - public relations consultants to (apparently among others) "a Trade Union, political parties and a range of community groups".

Whoo! Not bad, eh?

Well... yeees, it is bad, because it's nonsense.

Accentuballs is a one-man band run by ex-National Front man and long-time friend of Great Fantasist Patrick Harrington, Graham Williamson, and like everybody associated with serial failure Harrington, Williamson has a penchant for making extravagant claims that have no basis in reality, such as:


The classic public relations company will be an independent business contracted to promote another company in general, to manage a specific campaign or promote products or services. It may use advertising, press coverage or printed material to build brand awareness and values.

Whilst Accentuate may use these tools too campaigning groups are not usually trying to sell a product or services but a message.

This message is the product. It determines the limits of the marketing strategy and which particular audiences to target. For campaigning groups the message is paramount. The message and the publicity generated will be altogether different from that obtained by the normal PR Company. Accentuate specialises in promoting Campaign groups, whether community groups, single-issue pressure groups or non-establishment political parties. It can also replicate this for individuals. We already list amongst our clients a Trade Union, political parties and a range of Community Groups.

The only place we've seen Accentuballs "strategy" in action is the free post-it-yourself PR-Inside website.

But let's humour Williamson.

His brand-spanking-new Joomla-powered website carries three ringing endorsements, viz:

Graham Williamson has handled or publicity and marketing almost from the beginning. We have found ourselves pitched against multi-million pound organisations. Graham Williamson has been able to present and publicise our position to the media and wider public at a fraction of the cost and is usually more succesful!"

Secretary - Adamsgate Action Group

"We could not have handled the launch of our website without Accentuate's help. They not only promoted the launch but helped focus our message to maximum effect".

National Secretary - National Liberal Party

"Graham Williamson has helped to bring our independent Nationalist Union to the attention of a wider public and helped to devise and implement our recruitment campaigns. He has attended meetings and worked closely with our National Executive at all times. Graham and Accentuate are doing a great job on behalf of ordinary working people in this country who want their views represented and communicated."

President - Solidarity Trade Union

Let's take them in order, shall we?

The Adamsgate Action Group is active in east London, and one of its major successes was a campaign against the construction of a Pentecostal church. Well, of course, ex-National Fronter Williamson worked hard against that - and when you know that the Pastor of the church rejoices in the name Dipo Oluyomi you get a better idea of where the Adamsgate Action Group is coming from.

Oh, did we forget to mention that Graham Williamson is also the Chairman of the Adamsgate Action Group? Well we have now.

The grandly titled National Secretary of the deliberately misleadingly named National Liberal Party is one David Durant. Guess what? Durant is ex-National Front, too. And what's this other name we see on their 20 member roster? Williamson? Graham Williamson? Can't be the same, surely?

Oh, but it is...

Funny thing about the allegedly ultra-successful launch of the NLP website that could not have been handled without Accentuballs' help - nobody noticed then, and they still haven't. We give 'em more publicity than Accentuballs ever did!

Accentuballs is handling the PR for the Great Fantasist's "Moneybomb" campaign, a scheme devised to chalk up £100,000 to the National Liberal Party's bank account by midnight on June 15th. It's well past that deadline now and the "bomb" part of the title seems to be the only part that went according to plan. It bombed. Currently the cheap and nasty webpage put up to milk the moolah is claiming that 205 people have donated £2050 - another resounding success for Harrington and Accentuballs. And almost certainly the biggest load of pony this side of Newmarket racecourse.

And so, inevitably, on to the endorsement from the One Big Vast Huge Useless Onion, general secretary the Great Fantasist. What can we say? What did you know about the Huge Onion before you read it here? 'Nuff said.

So there you go.

Accentuballs - not so much a PR company as a state of mind. As in "delusional".

13 June 2008

Anthrax hoax postman jailed

A neo-Nazi postman who targeted the Attorney General in an Anthrax hoax has been jailed for four years.

Brazilian-born loner Jefferson Azevedo, 45, posted packages containing caustic soda and letters filled with "racist and depraved" threats to his victims. Azevedo's targets included Government figures and an elderly man whose family was wiped out in the Holocaust.

One person was slightly burnt by the chemicals stuffed into parcels, another suffered a skin rash, and many people were left "extremely frightened". London's Southwark Crown Court heard how Azevedo also caused traffic chaos with a hoax bomb on a bridge.

He targeted more than 150 organisations and individuals, singled out because of their support for foreign nationals in Britain or opposition to the far right British National Party.

Schools, mosques, churches, restaurants, the Royal Navy's dockyard at Portsmouth and the Voluntary Overseas Organisation were all sent hate mail.

In what the judge called "sheer nastiness", 79-year-old Julius Klein, whose family was murdered by the Nazis, was sent a letter with a swastika.

Alex Agbamu, prosecuting, said Azevedo was obsessed with immigration.

"He wanted to bring what he said was the problem to the wider British public. He said he had the idea from the US when anthrax had been sent through the post to various people in that country."

Father-of-one Azevedo, of Langley Road, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to 19 charges from February 2003 to March last year, and asked for a further 140 to be considered. One charge related to February 7 last year when he planted an "imitation explosive device" on a footbridge over the A27 in Havant, Hampshire.

Eight other counts detailed "hoaxes involving noxious substances or things" including white powder that was sent to the Attorney General and to St Albans primary school in Havant. The other nine counts, under the Malicious Communications Act, concerned "conveying threatening messages".


11 June 2008

BNP comes to Norfolk

Far-right politician Nick Griffin last night defended his right to visit Norfolk despite an outcry over his controversial views.

The British Nationalist Party leader, pictured, spoke at a pub in King's Lynn in the afternoon before attending a meeting at a conference centre in Stoke Holy Cross, near Norwich.

Police said they were aware of his presence in the county and were monitoring it but did not expect trouble. A spokesman added: “They are a legitimate political party.”

Mr Griffin dismissed those who objected to his visit as “a bunch of silly students and elderly University of East Anglia lecturers who do not represent Norfolk people”.

Mr Griffin was famously cleared of inciting racial hatred in a 2006 trial after attacking Islam.

Stoke Holy Cross resident Jason Wallmsley said many had been shocked at the party's decision to visit the village. He said: “Decent people live in this village and the owners of the venue should be thoroughly ashamed.”

Nobody from the Old Mill in Stoke, where Mr Griffin addressed about 70* people, was available to comment on their decision to host the meeting. The party would not identify the pub in King's Lynn but said about 50 people attended**.

Norwich Evening News

*This is, as usual, a lie. We don't have the exact figures for that meeting yet, but our source disputes that anything like 70 BNP members attended, or that all of them were from Norfolk. **Strange, then, that our very reliable source in Norfolk BNP gives a figure of 26, again, many of them NOT from Norfolk. DG

10 June 2008

Green Arrow sinks to new low

The Green Bigot is better known than he should be, mostly because like all windbags he's got a lot to say for himself and it's hard to miss his windbaggery on the Net.

Mostly the Bigot likes to tell BNP activists what they should be doing and how they should be doing it, and he's been telling them that ever since he turned up on the Nazi Stormfront forums a tad more than a year ago.

The Bigot himself only joined the BNP just before Christmas, like his useless pal Brighton Rat, and neither of them have ever managed to do anything for the party they say they support that doesn't involve skulking in front of a computer - which sort of got to the real world BNP activists who hang out on Stormfront, especially as the windy Welshman and the Rat never turned down an opportunity to attack them if they showed less than total loyalty to the corrupt BNP leadership.

The pair could have been a couple of Searchlight agents, they did so well between them. These two quickly became standing jokes on the fascist right as they watched Stormfront 24/7 calling anybody, even fascist veterans, "trolls", "Reds", "traitors", and such and so forth if they voiced the slightest hint of unhappiness with old One Eye Griffin.

The Bigot runs his own blog, where he's not so much windy as blowing a Force 10. One of those hypocrites I remember all too well from my days as a full-blown racist, the Bigot typifies the BNP mentality of acting and sounding like the racist he his then crying foul when anybody calls him one.

But the Bigot is much more than a hypocrite.

The Bigot likes a sick picture of a beheaded young Muslim girl so much it's appeared on his blog several times. He also likes to get his mates together to lay siege to the blog of a young Pakistani woman, then brag about it on Stormfront and his own cringe making forums. And you've got to see his God-awful YouTube videos to believe them.

The Green Bigot's really surpassed himself now, though.

We're not going to stoop to the gutter language of the Bigot by repeating the title of a post he made today. The gist of it is that the police have objected to the BNP's annual fascist-fest being held at Denby on the grounds of potential public disorder.

This upset the Bigot (who you can bet your boots never had any intention of going himself) so he thought he'd start to threaten the police and the UAF.

Denby Police, sh*t eaters, who will one day have their pensions stripped from them by a vengeful British Public [read: fascist BNP] who never forget.

The UAF, pathetic sad losers who must blush with shame when they take their pieces of silver from their government pay masters. Rest assured we will not forget them.

The BNP learns the lessons of history and never forgets and will use the same tools against those who assist in the betrayal of the British People. Think about that Plod if you are capable of thought. We are watching you watching us.

The Bigot illustrated the post with a picture taken from a pornographic fetish website (he's done that before, too - he must visit them regularly), showing a man lying beneath somebody's backside having something unmentionable fed into his mouth.

The Bigot obviously intended to convey that the police were being fed excretia, missing the irony that if anything that pic conveys his own relationship with the BNP.

Anyway, enough people complained to Blogger that the pic was removed by them.

Now the main BNP website links to the Bigot's blog of bull manure so we can safely assume that the Bigot is repeating official BNP policy when he calls the police "sh*t eaters" and makes threats against them - something friendly journalists might like to ask the BNP's Henley by-election candidate about when he holds his first press conference.


And just to show what a wuss the Green Bigot really is, he's just removed the post. Unfortunately, we've saved it!

9 June 2008

Why YOU should join us on the march and parade on June 21st - leading political and cultural figures speak out!

Pete Doherty, a long-time suporter of LMHR, said: “There will be no passage of evil through these isles without a proper, good struggle. This island has always been a melting pot and personally I am 100% mongrel in the great dog stew of history. Bona fide scouse, London Irish, Jew, Geordie, BiloRussian. Closed borders are like closed minds. What of humanity’s horizons? How infinite are they or how barricaded are they? Racism is upon us and let us not forget it is still within living memory that six million people died in gas chambers because of a hateful ideology.”

Gurinder Chadha, celebrated Director of films like Bend it Like Beckham, said: “Britain is a fantastic place made up of a wonderful mix of people. There is no room in our society for small-minded, small-thinking, racist people. That is why I’m supporting the march on the 21st”

Diane Abbott MP said: “The BNP are a Party of xenophobia, racism, homophobia and sexism. But their election to the Greater London Authority in May shows that they are capable of fooling ordinary people into believing they stand for a better Britain. The only way to beat the BNP is to show people that the BNP’s vision for Britain would take us back to the dark ages. We must reach out and encourage all communities to use their voice and their vote to protect multi-cultural Britain.

Ben Summerskill of gay rights group Stonewall said: “Less than three years after Jody Dobrowski was kicked to death in London just for being gay, no one should forget that extremism still thrives unless it’s challenged. Decent people should stand shoulder to shoulder to prevent extremists from terrorizing Britain’s minority communities.”

Glyn Ford MEP said - ‘The results of the GLA elections, where for the first time a BNP candidate was elected, show us that we must have a sustained campaign to block Nick Griffin and the BNP in next year’s Euro Elections.”

Dawn Butler MP said-It is important that we continue to come together to fight the scourge of fascism and racism. This national demonstration and carnival parade of Unite Against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism sends out a loud message to organisations like the BNP that we will not tolerate groups that promote hatred and deny the diversity of our society.”

Dr Abdul Bari, Muslim Council of Britain said- “The fascist BNP are targeting Muslims and we should all stand together as a united community against those who would use racism to divide us. Multiculturalism and diversity provide richness in British society and vitality. Though the BNP are targeting Muslims, they are a threat to us all. We have to stand together against Islamophobia.”

Billy Hayes, Communication Workers Union, General Secretary said - “I am glad to be playing my part in this year’s National March Against Fascism and Racism. The election of the first BNP candidate in the GLA elections was a disgrace and we need to show our opposition to this on the streets of London on 21st June!!

Christine Blower, National Union of Teachers, Acting General Secretary said - “Teachers are alive to the damage to children’s’ lives that can be caused by those who preach racism or fascism. There should never be place for such views in our classrooms or, for that matter, in the wider community. The time is right to take to the streets, celebrate our diversity and ‘NO’ to fascists and racists”.

Mark Serwotka
, Public and Commercial Services Union, General Secretary said - “We cannot sit by and let the BNP pass themselves off as respectable politicians. They are fascists and votes they got in May are a warning to us all. We must oppose them in our workplaces, our schools and colleges and our streets. The bigger the demonstration on 21st June, the better the start to that campaign.”

Steve Hart
, Unite the union , Regional Secretary for London said: ” We need to be aware that racism isn’t just about the BNP. It is a matter that goes on in people’s lives each day. We need to address the issues that cause racism. Issues like poor housing, poor wages and poor working conditions. The BNP distracts people from the real issues and turns people against each other. Unite campaigns everyday to fight the causes of racism. Being a part of a trade union gives people the strength in numbers they need to fight racism”

Jerry Bartlett , NASUWT Teaching Union, Deputy General Secretary said - The demonstration on the 21 June is crucial. NASUWT supports Unite Against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism in wanting to see tens of thousands of committed anti-racists on the street to send a clear message to the BNP and other fascists that their messages of hate are not welcome in our multi cultural and diverse society.

Tony Benn
said - “If we stand together we can protect all the communities in Britain from racism and from racist attacks. That is what this march is all about. This is the right thing to do.”

Weyman Bennett
, Unite Against Fascism’s National Joint Secretary said- ” The BNP is not a legitimate political party, it’s Leader Nick Griffin is a convicted Holocaust denier and a life long supporter of fascist and racist groups. We have to act now to stop them. In the day the fascist BNP wear suits and stand in elections but at night they carry out racist and bigoted attacks. The fascists tell lies in order to build, we must expose them for what they are - Nazis want to repeat the Holocaust in the 21st Century.”

Love Music Hate Racism

Assembly point details, coaches, etc

6 June 2008

When the Bigot met the Rock

I notice on one of my increasingly rare visits to the decreasingly interesting Green Bigot forum that the Bigot has got so desperate for posters that he's even allowed Brighton Rock's old mate Rizla on board.

Rizla goes by many names on the internet and the holocaust denying Hitler lover has been called "real scum" or just "scum" more times than I've had hot dinners.

A real racist dunderhead he fits right in with the Bigot's BNP crowd.

Being very fick (it's a requirement mates of the Bigot have to meet) he still reckons I'm my old Nazi chum Ostle, just like the extremely fick Brighton Rock - who still hates Jack Black to the marrow of his bones, mostly because Jack Black sussed the Rock for the fume of hot air he is.

Here at NU we love the Green Bigot and his useless gang - armchair internet warriors to a man they even made a big thing about their heroic assaults on the blog of the Pakistani Heretical Girl. Oh, whoopy-do! Advance the BNP!

Maybe the Pakistani Heretical Girl doesn't know it, but the Brighton Rock is such a wuss that he's never dared tell his wife that he joined the BNP!!! And the PHG might like to know that the Rock has weaseled out of every activity he's been invited to - even when they were right on his doorstep in Brighton. This is the same feller who talks about marching on to victory and has a lot to say about what BNP activists should and shouldn't do.

That's the Bigot, the Rock and their ilk all over, though.

Still, courageously using anonymous proxies to chuck your racist poison at a young Asian woman beats going out in the real world and doing something for your cause, doesn't it lads? Wouldn't want to risk coming face to face with those nasty Reds now, would you?

2 June 2008

BNP man in fraud probe

Police and council officials are investigating allegations that a newly-elected BNP councillor has broken strict election laws.

John Burgess was elected to represent the far-right party in the Meir Park and Sandon ward on Stoke-on-Trent City Council on May 1. But concerns have been raised about statements he made on his nomination papers.

It is claimed he incorrectly stated he had a business interest at an address in Stoke-on-Trent.

Mr Burgess lives outside the city, in Blythe Bridge, and has been a BNP councillor on Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for a year. But he used a business connection in Longton to stand for election in Stoke-on-Trent.

He stated that his military memorabilia business, J & J Antiques, operates from a premises in Wood Street, as well as from his home address in Crossfield Avenue. But a Meir resident claims he has breached the Local Government Act 1972 and the Representation of the People Act 1983 by making false declarations on his nomination papers.

Now Staffordshire Police, the city council and the district council are all investigating complaints about Mr Burgess's conduct.

A police spokesman said: "Officers from our economic crime unit, which oversees electoral issues for the force, are liaising with Stoke-on-Trent City Council following a complaint concerning the May local elections."

City council head of legal services Paul Hackney said: "We have received a complaint which we are investigating. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

The district council has passed the matter to its standards committee, which is assessing whether to investigate further. Breaches of the Local Government Act can see defendants jailed for up to a year or given a heavy fine.

An Electoral Commission spokesman said: "We do not investigate breaches of the Act, as they are a police matter."

Mr Burgess vehemently denies any wrongdoing over his nomination papers and insisted the election campaign and result were legitimate.

He said: "I won that seat fair and square. This is just sour grapes from someone. I make pottery at the building in Wood Street, and although I don't have a rental agreement, I have an arrangement with the owners where they let me work there in return for some of the pottery I make.

"I also hold a military memorabilia fair twice a year at Longton Town Hall, which I rent from the city council, and I've done that for nine years. I'm not worried about these allegations and will continue to serve my ward and the city council as normal."

Stoke Sentinel

1 June 2008

Huddersfield attack press release

Kirklees Unity

Press Release
31st May 2008


The fascist BNP and their far right friends have stepped up their intimidation of trade unionists and political activists in Kirklees.

On Friday morning a young female student was attacked on her way to work by three armed members of the far right.

They pulled her to the ground, kicked her repeatedly in the ribs and slashed at her head with a knife. Whilst attacking her they called her “A Dirty Red” and “Filthy Lesbo” the latter being a reference to the victims sexuality. She suffered a fractured rib and severe bruising, but given the severity of the assault the injuries could have been far worse.

The attackers singled out this student because she campaigns on her campus to drive out the BNP.The victim is also a member of Unison and the NUS.
They knew her name and route to work, and deliberately targeted her to intimidate her and others campaigning against the far right.

The incident has been reported to West Yorkshire Police and they are currently investigating the attack.

The victim may be available for comment but will require anonymity in the media for fear of reprisal.

For further information regarding this press release you can contact Kirklees Unity at the following email address.