24 December 2008

‘The BNP has changed’ - Supporters’ blogs tell a different story

Ever heard of synchronicity? We were putting together our last post of 2008 when we came across virtually the same thing on the excellent Harry's Place website - so we've used that instead!

In a great post Edmund Standing demolishes the BNP's claim that it's made up of people "just like you". It ain't - if you saw just a small part of the filth the BNP's keyboard army leaves in our comments section you'd see that they're just a collection of inadequates, Nazis, racists and foul mouthed morons who can't even spell.

Over to Edmund:

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Previously, I have looked at BNP supporters and their activities on YouTube. In this post, I turn my attention to some of the many blogs run by BNP members and supporters and things get no better here.

Thurrock Patriots‘ is a blog run by three BNP supporters. Upon opening the page, the visitor is greeted by a browser-slowing combination of a slide show of images of BNP newsletters and leaflets, including local BNP rag ‘The Thurrock Patriot’, and a streaming video of Nick Griffin. The current title banner features a festive theme, including an image of a ‘golly’.

For the Thurrock Patriots there are many pressing issues that need addressing, and polls aimed at their readers ask questions such as ‘Should the Racist Black Police Association be thrown out of Britain?’ and ‘Is Porn Tube a good thing?’ Then there are these polls:

‘Golly’ dolls have become something of a cause célèbre for the BNP, and recent news items have excitedly reported that, for example, Hastings BNP has sold out of its stock. The BNP’s ‘Excalibur’ outfit also sells ‘golly pens’: ‘A sure fire talking point, to spark a conversation on how innocent cultural expressions are censored by the mad political correctness of the far left’.

Unfortunately for the Thurrock Patriots - who, like many racists, find ‘golly’ dolls amusing precisely because they are known to be offensive to many black people - they give the game away in a post entitled ‘No Carols in Corringham, It Might Upset The Wogs’. The ‘wogs’ referred to here are, of course, not dolls, but people.

Browsing through the Thurrock Patriots links section we find the usual - links to the BNP, David Duke, Lee Barnes, Thurrock BNP’s YouTube account which hosts a video by a neo-Nazi band - and we also find links to further blogs including one called ‘Unrepentant British Nationalism‘.

‘Unrepentant British Nationalism’ is run by a BNP supporter who explains why he votes for the BNP:

There is only one political party that’s willing to actually go against the grain and speak up for the down trodden indigenous population, and in my opinion that’s the BNP. UKIP, the English Democrats - I considered joining them both, but their continual bleating that they’re ‘not racist’ implies to me that they have no real backbone.
Someone who does have backbone, according to the unrepentant one, is Joe Owens, whose site the blog promotes. Owens is a long time right wing extremist who, by his own admission, has served prison time for violence and weapons offenses, and was a suspect in the case of ‘a string of gangland killings’. Owens is a BNP supporter and has served as a ‘personal body guard’ for both Nick Griffin and Jean-Marie Le Pen, and through his website - ‘Pure Rage’ - he sees himself as ‘Guiding Today’s Angry White Youth’.

Owens’ website features various self-improvement tips for teenagers, and he claims that ‘Nationalist politics and competitive sports saved me from becoming a bigger loser than I am now, and it hurts me to say this’. So what advice might this self-confessed loser have to offer?

Well, there’s this sensible suggestion: ‘Don’t associate with criminals, losers, and defectives. These types will drag you down to their level’. The only problem being that this would involve his readers avoiding him and many other BNP members.

There’s also some advice on eugenics and avoiding ’sub-humans’:

Young people must, at all cost, start breeding the untermenchen out. If we don’t they will breed us out. Start by looking for a healthy, tall, athletic and obviously attractive partner.
And warnings about homosexuality:

You see, even though these are predominately-gay clubs, they still allow straights in. I wonder why? Girls in these clubs who are not Lesbos or bi–sexual, go to watch men at it, for a twisted thrill. Young naïve kids on drugs can easily be lured into this perversion, when it could easily have been avoided had they been educated. The amount of so–called gay or gay friendly clubs that have sprung up out of nowhere is frightening. Some even have transvestites as DJ’s.
With views like these it should come as no surprise that another BNP supporting blog invited Owens to an online ‘chat’ session last month with viewers of the blog’s online TV show.

The blog in question is ‘Covert Undercover Nuisance Tactics‘, which is run by BNP voters who are also fans of the neo-Nazi Blood & Honour Radio. The bloggers at CUNT think of themselves as somewhat amusing, as you can tell from the title of their blog. Other ‘amusements’ on offer at the blog include ‘Guess Who’s The Jew‘:

Fed up of watching a film and trying to suss out who is jewish and who’s not? Well now you can find out with this new game. A celebrity will appear on each page. Cast your vote ( Jew or Not A Jew) on each page and see the results on right away!
The CUNT forum also has a ‘Funny Stuff’ section, where you can find ‘jokes’ such as the following, which was applauded by the forum admin:

People keep saying that Americans are stupid! I totally disagree. Anyone that builds a city 10 metres below sea level in a hurricane zone and then fills it full of niggers is a fucking genius in my eyes.
Believe it or not, the CUNT crew do actually have their fans, such as BNP blogger ‘Red Squirrel’ who runs the ‘Red Squirrel’s “Nut Cracking” Nationalism!’ blog. The Red Squirrel is proud to support the BNP (albeit anonymously) and states: ‘I am a member of the BNP, the Only Party willing and able to stand up for the Human Rights of The indigenous People of Britain’.

This particular BNP rodent has a pseudo-scientific theory about those who oppose the BNP and explains ‘Why I Find The Feeble Minded Left Disgusting And Pathetic‘:

For a start, they seek to elevate those who are uncivilised, crass and degenerate to the highest positions of society and seek to impose a feeling of inherent guilt upon those who are naturally their intellectual superiors.

The Marxist mind sees those who are the weakest and the most unintelligent and inept as being superior in the moral sense to those who are by nature evolutionarily superior.
Presumably, people who laugh at ‘jokes’ about Jews and black people are, therefore, ’superior’, and we who oppose racism have ‘no backbones’ and are ‘untermenschen’. The Red Squirrel offers a link to another BNP supporting blog entitled ‘Britain Awake!

Here’s what one of our ‘intellectual superiors’ had to say over there in response to a Hope Not Hate video:

What a bunch of bell-ends, who do they think they are telling people who they should or shouldn’t vote for? One of them lives within striking distance of me, and will be getting ‘VOTE BNP’ punched into his scruffy little head if i bump into him!
The ‘Britain First!’ blog continues in a similar vein on the usual topics of interest, and illustrates a recent post with this image:

The ‘Britain First!’ blog hates the police:

The police are scum, pure fucking scum, 10,000 tazers have been issued for use against British citizens, whilst our troops risking their lives in a foreign land are denied vital equipment. The video below highlights the type of work the police are now carrying out - beating the shit out of drunken whites! If this guy who received the kicking was a negro, there would be a riot and the police would suddenly start licking black arse!
It hates them a lot:

The police are a pathetic bunch, they are not to be trusted, they’re always snivelling up to ethnics and queers. The McPherson report transformed the service into the shambles we have today. FUCK ‘EM!
It is anti-Semitic:

The star of the show was Lee Barnes of course, he absolutely slayed everyone, especially the jug-headed zionist scumbag that goes by the name of melanie phillips! All phillips could muster was the same old boring self centred pro-jewish piffle!
It also justifies homophobic murder:

A respectable father has been jailed for life for stabbing to death a faggot in a public toilet. Mark Malone, 30, of Clement Road, Walton-on-Thames, was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years at the Old Bailey.

30 fucking years?!


Homo’s flaunt their perversion in public, if they are attacked, they have only brought it upon themselves!
Of course, we’ve heard a similar line to this somewhere before - from Nick Griffin, head of the BNP, no less. Following the 1999 homophobic nail bomb attack on the Admiral Duncan pub by former BNP member and neo-Nazi terrorist David Copeland, Griffin had this to say:

The TV footage of dozens of gay demonstrators flaunting their perversions in front of the world’s journalists showed just why so many ordinary people find these creatures so repulsive.
Griffin isn’t the only BNP figure to have shown sympathy for Copeland’s murderous actions. A BNP supporter called Philip Bryant runs a blog named ‘Battle For Britain‘, which links to ‘Redwatch’, a site run by Blood & Honour which provides personal details of anti-racists and has been linked to several serious assaults. Back in 2006 he was singing the praises of the ‘moderate’ BNP:

Anyone who doubts that the BNP have successfully rid themselves of their ‘extremist’ label should visit their website regularly and in particular the BNPtv section … The BNP are the only hope indigenous white Britons have left. Those who still see them as racist nazi’s are allowing themselves to be misled by the MSM [mainstream media].
However, on December 19th of this year, he had this to say about David Copeland:

I must admit that when Brixton nail bomber (I heard/felt the explosion from Streatham) David Copeland was finally caught I shed a tear (yes, I have tear ducts), not because I advocate violence as a means to an end, but because if every other avenue of protest is closed down the only avenue left open is Bullet and Bomb Street (I live nearby).

The government are doing their level best to reduce people like me to download the ‘Anarchists Cookbook’ ( I don’t need to download it, I’ve memorized it) but it won’t work. I have Russian friends who know how to make bombs from condoms (strange, but true)!
Bryant isn’t the only BNP blogger talking about turning to terrorism. ‘The Nationalist News‘ is a BNP supporting blog run by ‘The Bournemouth Nationalist’, who identifies himself as a BNP member, claims it is ‘a political party with values and principles’, and seems to be descending into paranoia. In December last year, ‘The Bournemouth Nationalist’ had this to say:

Mark my words the pot is begining to boil and it wont be long before it boils right over and civil war breaks out, a war in which it will be ordinary British citizens (the peasants) against the newly legalised EU army (jack booted fascists of French, Polish, German, Spanish etc ancestory) and the political elite. Genuine migrants will unfortunately be targetted as the riotous Brits seek vengance against tyranny. Dangerous times lie ahead, be aware, make preparations. Or you could vote BNP at every opportunity and bring about a peaceful revolution with no loss of life, the choice is yours.
Shortly after, he stated:

So perhaps next time there is an election we should learn from our cousins in Asia and Africa and consider whether the bomb, the bullet and the bayonet might be usefuls tools to be used, not against our fellow citizens of course but against the necks of our true enemies, the politicians, so that the increasingly aggrieved publics voice is actually heard and listened to next time.

Given the BNP has a history of producing violent extremists, this is worrying stuff.

In 2007, for example, a three times failed BNP candidate, Robert Cottage, was jailed for 2 and a half years for possession of explosive chemicals which he was hoarding in anticipation of ‘the outbreak of civil unrest’. During the trial, Cottage’s wife testified that he ‘often boasted’ of wanting to shoot Tony Blair and Liberal Democrat peer Lord Greaves.

Then this year there has been the case of Nathan Worrell, whose affiliations included the BNP, and who was recently jailed for 7 years for possession of bomb making manuals and materials.

2008 is also the year that saw another British far-right extremist, Martyn Gilleard, convicted of ‘preparing for terrorist acts and possessing articles and collecting information for terrorist purposes’, having been found to be in possession of four nail bombs, as well as bullets, swords, axes, and knives.

A look around the blogs of BNP members and supporters is a fairly eye opening experience. Despite the party’s current attempt to paint itself as a mainstream ‘patriotic’ organisation, what we find in the writings of some of its grassroots supporters is blatant racism and anti-Semitism, rabid homophobia, talk of ‘untermenschen’ and people being ‘evolutionarily inferior’, and references to the use of ‘bombs and bullets’. So much for the BNP being a party of average people ‘just like you‘.

Harry's Place

15 December 2008

Internet anti-fascism - YouTube

While there's nothing like getting on the door-knocker to oppose the BNP and other racist groups at election times, there's no doubting the increasing importance of the Web as a tool for organising and discussing strategy and the dissemination of accurate and up to date information to the general internet public.

Many unsung people are involved in the growing counter-offensive against the divisive lies and distortions of groups such as the BNP. One such is GHDF1, whose YouTube page we're pleased to highlight today.

At GHDF1 says, The BNP (British National Party) and their supporters constantly try to pretend that the only people who oppose the BNP are "Reds", ie - Communists. Like many statements made by the BNP that claim is NOT TRUE. As well as socialists, by definition all liberals oppose the BNP, all normal right wingers oppose the BNP, most people who aren't even interested in politics oppose the BNP, all real British patriots oppose the BNP, and all people who understand why we fought the Nazis in WW2 oppose the BNP.

And just to prove that:

From GHDF1's YouTube page:

The BNP (British National Party) and their supporters constantly try to pretend that the only people who oppose the BNP are "Reds", ie - Communists. Like many statements made by the BNP that claim is NOT TRUE. As well as socialists, by definition all liberals oppose the BNP, all normal right wingers oppose the BNP, most people who aren't even interested in politics oppose the BNP, all real British patriots oppose the BNP, and all people who understand why we fought the Nazis in WW2 oppose the BNP. For instance a leading member of the anti- BNP group Unite Against Fascism is the right-wing former Tory MP Sir Teddy Taylor, and a leading anti- BNP website called Unity Web Wing is run by a former Tory. Other well-known "Reds" who've publicly condemned the BNP include the Conservative Party leader David Cameron, and London's Tory Mayor Boris Johnson. On 8 April 2008 Boris Johnson said on TV (quote) "I utterly condemn and despise the BNP".

Celebrities who've publicly opposed the BNP include England goalie Dave Seaman, Sir Alan Sugar, Linda Lusardi, Torville and Dean, Billy Connolly, pop stars Dannii Minogue, Damon Albarn (Blur and Gorillaz), Lily Allen, Basement Jaxx, Faithless, Hard Fi, Panjabi MC, Coldcut, The Kooks, Rowetta, Jermaine Jackson, The Proclaimers, Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood, Jerry Dammers (The Specials) and The Sugababes, boxers Amir Khan, Jamie Moore and Lloyd Honeyghan, the Bishop of Stafford and TV chef Dave Myers from The Hairy Bikers. Soap stars who've publicly opposed the BNP include Sammy Winward (Katie Sugden in Emmerdale), Steve Halliwell (Zak Dingle in Emmerdale), Jane Cox (Lisa Dingle in Emmerdale), Chris Chittell (Eric Pollard in Emmerdale), Petra Letang (Naomi Julien from Eastenders), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Haley Cropper in Coronation Street), Michael Starke (Jerry Morton in Coronation Street), Tupele Dorgu (Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street) and Tom Hudson (Paul Clayton in Coronation Street).

The BNP is a front organisation whose core members in private follow the the beliefs of the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, therefore all BNP supporters (whether they admit it or not) collaborate with Nazis, even if those supporters themselves don't even agree with Nazi ideas. One example of how warped the BNP are is that the BNP constantly claim anti- BNP activism is a "Red" plot because one anti- BNP campaigner called Gerry Gable stood as a Communist candidate 46 years ago, while the BNP website accuses people of being "Fascist" (!) for reminding people about the BNP's own MUCH more recent Fascist activities! Senior BNP officials Scott McLean and Steve Cartwright were for instance filmed leading a Nazi camp as recently as 2006 - so much for the BNP pretending to be "patriotic"...


More BNP thuggery exposed in The Sunday Times and in The Daily Mail...



14 December 2008

'I'm scared of the backlash'

Nathan Worrell's victims tape up their letterbox every night and have had a panic alarm fitted in their family home.

Such is the height of fear suffered by Mohammed Chowdhery and Susan Crofts, who were the target of Worrell's racial hatred. They described themselves as "on the frontline" of the racial divide in their community.

After the sentencing at Grimsby Crown Court, Mr Chowdhery (28) said: "It is not long enough. He will be out in three or four years. He will probably come out and still hold the same racist beliefs. We have had enough. He is not going to get the same backlash. He will do his time in prison and then come out, but we will have to put up with this for longer.

"My wife has to go to the shops and pass his house. It has affected her a lot, but our role is to protect our daughter, that's all that is important."

He said a number of friends and people in his community questioned why he went through with the allegations against Worrell. And he expressed his fears of reprisals among the associates of Worrell's racist groups.

Mr Chowdhery said: "If he had bomb-making materials in his home that is up to him, and to support the Ku Klux Klan is his business."

Mr Chowdhery was pessimistic about the action which needs to be taken to stamp out racism in North East Lincolnshire.

He said: "It is never going to stop. I am a Muslim. I have lived and worked in this country all my life, as did my father. We work hard. But a lot of people have this hatred and go on about it behind closed doors. You never know what is in their hearts."

He urged parents to take a greater role in preventing racist beliefs being nurtured in young people.

Mr Chowdhery said: "My main thing is to protect my daughter. I have lived with racism all my life, but I want to look after my daughter and protect her and my family from it."

He said in the 14 years in which he had lived and worked in Grimsby, he had seen a change in attitude towards foreigners.

He said: "Society has changed. I understand the problems, but I am scared more of the backlash."

This is Grimsby

Neo-Nazi jailed for race-hate campaign

A "DANGEROUS" neo-Nazi who waged a racist campaign against a couple because they were mixed race has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

Nathan Worrell, 35, who signed his texts with "88" – a coded reference to Heil Hitler, as each word begins with the eighth letter of the alphabet – was found guilty at Grimsby Crown Court of possessing material for terrorist purposes and racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress.

Books and manuals containing "recipes" to make bombs and detonators using household items such as weedkiller, lighter fluid and sugar were found during a police raid at his flat.

Also found were numerous boxes of matches, 171 match heads, two tubs of weedkiller and three bottles of lighter fluid. A video by far-right group Combat 18 – also a coded reference to Adolf Hitler – showed how to prepare and make a bomb from household items.

Prosecutors said that unemployed Worrell, a member of the Ku Klux Klan and the British People's Party, was behind a campaign putting racist stickers on the gate and a nearby lamppost at the couple's home.

They bore offensive comments about mixed-race relationships and repatriation and police found piles of the stickers at Worrell's home.

Worrell, of Grimsby, who left Havelock Upper School aged 16, and has had no long-term employment since then, was described by police as "a dangerous individual who harbours extreme anti-Semitic views."

Det Chief Supt David Buxton from the Counter Terrorism Unit in Leeds said: "Literature found at his flat exposed his interest in creating explosives and even more concerning a number of items were recovered that could have been used to create these devices. We are thankful for his early arrest that has stopped Worrell from taking his interest further.

"Worrell's racial intolerance and his hatred for religion are more than obvious. Worrell showed he had the ability and readiness to use threats and intimidation to promote his beliefs and, because of this, his actions became of a terrorist nature.

"It is to my sadness that one family in particular have suffered at the hands of these extreme beliefs and the unforgivable actions of this man.

"No-one should be made to feel like an outsider in their own community because of their race or religion. I wish to thank them for their bravery during this investigation during what has been an extremely difficult time for them.

"Worrell had already crossed a line and was demonstrating the potential to move towards even more dangerous actions. Today's verdict and sentence recognises this and sends out a clear message that terrorism in any form will not be tolerated."

Worrell was arrested in January after police raided his flat looking for race-hate material. He denied the charges, but admitted in custody he occasionally "stickered" on his estate as there was no-one else in the area who was "like-minded". He claimed they were not aimed at anyone in particular.

Yorkshire Post

11 December 2008

Neena says NO to BNP

Hard-working Neena is a West Midlands Labour MEP. Visit her website and her YouTube page.

Named and shamed: BNP squirms under the spotlight

As the British National Party was preparing for the official launch of its campaign to get Nick Griffin elected to the European Parliament, the wheels were about to come off the party’s wagon big time.

The BNP had ended its annual conference in Blackpool on 15-16 November bemoaning the “deliberate media blackout” of the event. But Nick Griffin, the party leader, was hoping for publicity for the announcement the following Tuesday that he would head the BNP list for the European elections in the North West, where it has a realistic chance of winning a seat.

But Griffin’s campaign launch was completely overshadowed by the discovery that a list of BNP “members” had been posted on an internet blogsite. It included home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and interesting notes about their jobs, hobbies, whether they were activists or party donors and concerns about individuals who might prove an embarrassment to the party, including a prominent activist with unspecified convictions.

It unleashed a media feeding frenzy. The national papers and radio and television stations pored over the names searching for minor celebrities, service personnel, teachers, doctors and anyone else who might spark a “shock horror” reaction in readers. There were former members of all the three main political parties, which was no great surprise. Two members of Queen Elizabeth’s staff were said to be on the list, though one turned out to be retired and the other said he had never actually joined.

And that was the problem. The list contained 12,801 names compared to the BNP’s current membership of around 9,300, down from 9,784 at the end of 2007. So there were at least 3,500 who were lapsed members or people who had merely shown some interest.

Several newspapers produced maps and all kinds of statistical analysis. Local papers counted all the members in their readership area. But it meant little because the list was unreliable.

The names appeared largely to date from late 2007 with a few more recent additions. Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, seized on the date to blame a “former head of administration of the party”, who had kept a “membership and skills list”. This was Kenny Smith, one of the leaders of last winter’s unsuccessful internal rebellion in the BNP.

Since then, Smith has become a convenient scapegoat. When the BNP’s 2007 accounts embarrassingly failed to pass audit, Griffin wrote, “Accurate accounting for this year is problematic owing to the point-blank refusal of the former head of Administration to account for large amounts of expenditure”. Smith was also blamed for failings with the 2006 accounts and their lateness, which resulted in a fine.

Smith strenuously denied leaking the list and grabbed another chance to hit out at Griffin. “Whatever the reasons for the publication of the list, ordinary BNP members should not have to suffer because of the crass incompetence, flawed personality and arrogance of the Party Leader.”

It does seem unlikely that Smith and his supporters were responsible for the publication of the list, in contravention of a court injunction and legal proce-edings by the BNP which have already cost them money. The BNP has never been very good at data security and such lists were undoubtedly held and circulated by several senior members. It is not the first time such a list has leaked, though never before in such spectacular form.

A more likely explanation is that it has come from a senior BNP member with a more recent grudge against the party. There are plenty of possibilities. Griffin runs his party in an autocratic manner and stamps firmly on any dissent. The annual party conference debates motions supposedly put forward by the party’s regions, but in fact selected by its central Advisory Council. Although it is possible to force a leadership election, every obstacle is put in the way of a challenger. And although the party website allows comments, only those supporting the party’s line are posted and anyone expressing hostile sentiments has their website registration cancelled.

Whoever did it, Griffin had to act fast to save his embattled party. A few members insisted that the leak only confirmed their allegiance, many others were worried. Police officers are prohibited from BNP membership and joining the party could constitute gross misconduct leading to dismissal. Officers have already been suspended and several police services are combing the list carefully.

Others too feared for their jobs. It is interesting to consider why someone in a sensitive position, perhaps working in teaching, local government, the civil service or the NHS, should join a party that they clearly realise is so disreputable that it would cause them to be ostracised.

Here the BNP apparently scored a bit of a coup. “One of this country’s top employment law firms … has offered pro bono – free – representation to any person who is threatened by their employers as a result of the ‘leaked membership list’ smear,” announced the party website. The firm was not named. Solicitors often work pro bono, partly mindful of the good publicity this generates, but these solicitors must have realised that helping the BNP for free was more shameful than charitable.

In reality it would be difficult to sack an employee with more than a year’s service simply for belonging to the BNP unless the employer can show that membership is incompatible with the individual’s job or has a negative impact on colleagues, customers and the local community, and that there is a clear policy spelling this out. It was under this principle that Serco dismissed the former BNP councillor Arthur Redfearn from his job as a driver transporting vulnerable adults and children to schools and day centres, a decision upheld by the Appeal Court.

Protection of the law was not enough for the BNP’s self-styled “legal eagle”, however. Writing on his blog the day the story broke, Lee Barnes advised: “For those people who have been named on the list all you need to do is deny you are a member if asked. Your employer cannot ascertain whether you are actually a real member of the BNP, and we will confirm that you are not a member if you ask us.” In other words the BNP was prepared to back up its members’ lies with more of its own.

The BNP also played the victim card as hard as it could. There were ridiculous accusations from Griffin and Simon Darby, the party’s deputy leader and press officer, that “call centres” were being used to make threatening phone calls to BNP members. The media sought out members who expressed fears that they or their families would be attacked.

We would condemn absolutely anyone who thinks the way to fight the BNP is by physical attacks on individuals or their property. But history shows it is the racists who call for violence against opponents. The vicious hate website Redwatch posts photographs and personal details of hundreds of people, many supplied by BNP organisers and activists, as a way of intimidating their political opponents. Some have had threatening phone calls and abusive letters as a result. Others have been attacked. They include two teachers whose car was firebombed outside their home in Leeds in a case of mistaken identity, and Alec McFadden, president of Merseyside Trades Council, who two years ago was confronted on his doorstep by a man wielding a knife and slashed repeatedly across his face in front of his two young daughters.

Indeed Darby’s initial reaction to the publication of the list appeared to be a threat of violence. If the culprit was found, Darby declared, “it will turn out to be one of the most foolish things they have done in their life” and “I wouldn’t be sleeping very well tonight”. Griffin had to leap in to explain that Darby was only threatening legal action with a potential prison sentence.

Griffin, a conspiracy theorist par excellence, claimed the list had been leaked to coincide with a hearing of the General Teaching Council (GTC), which he expected would stop a BNP member from working as a teacher. “Had that been the result,” Griffin wrote, “the verdict would have been a big news story, which would have set things up perfectly for the follow-up publicity storm about thousands of BNP members being ‘exposed’ which would have broken over the rest of the week.”

In the event the GTC postponed the hearing, but the publicity storm happened anyway and Griffin worked desperately on spinning it in the BNP’s favour. “Nothing could show better just how frightened the liberal ‘elite’ now are of our coming breakthrough,” declared Griffin in an “urgent message” two days after the story broke.

“The publicity about the high quality of our membership has massively improved our image,” he claimed. “The whole affair has blown up in the faces of the plotters and the anti-British traitors. The public are more eager for our message than ever, and many of our new website visitors will keep coming back, become committed nationalists, and join our ranks.”

“High quality” would not describe the two men sentenced in Blackburn at the end of the week for sexual activity with 14-year-old girls. Ian Richard Hindle, 32, and Andrew Paul Wells, 49, had exploited the girls’ vulnerability, police said, welcoming the total of five years and three months imprisonment the pair received. Their BNP connection did not emerge in court or in a local newspaper report, but both their names can be found on the list. Wells is also a convicted football hooligan and has acted as a bodyguard to Griffin. (See pages 18-19 for more details of criminals and extremists in the BNP.)

The BNP may gain a few members out of the thousands who visited its website, assuming they accept Griffin’s assurances that the party’s “investment in new technology and procedures” will stop any more leaks. What the party finds hard is keeping members. Less than 40% of members renew after the first year, the party itself admits.

We have been contacted by people on the list who say they joined but quickly became disillusioned when they found out the truth, which is that the BNP is still a racist party infested with thugs and Holocaust deniers. The presence of a few managers, IT professionals and ex-servicemen will not change that, just like two years ago when it was revealed that a principal dancer with the English National Ballet was a BNP member, despite the BNP milking the connection for all it was worth.

© Searchlight Magazine 2008

BNP Councillor thrown out of Barking Town Hall

Barking and Dagenham BNP councillors - the only ones applauding their performance
One of Richard Barnbrook's fellow BNP councillors was thrown out of a Barking and Dagenham council meeting last night, after refusing to apologise for comparing sex education to paedophilia.

Councillor Lawrence Rustem (second right) was asked to say sorry for his previous statement that teaching sex education to children before secondary school was akin to paedophilia. But rather than withdraw his statement, Rustem instead launched into a long rant about the Labour government and immigration declaring that he would 'answer the question the way I want to answer it.'

When even calls from his own party members to 'shut up' were ignored, Rustem was escorted from the chamber. Not willing to leave it there, he turned on a Labour councillor and offered him 'outside for a dance.' The offer was understandably declined.

Other highlights from the meeting included the BNP group leader Robert Bailey calling a Labour councillor a Nazi and Richard Barnbrook boasting about his rugby skills. Other vital matters raised by the BNP concerned the supply of Halal meat in schools and the plight of the 'native minority' in the 'Labour borough of Ealing'.


As I left the pubic gallery, people around me complained about the 'squabbling' that always takes place at these meetings. And as I stepped outside a clearly distraught woman turned on the assembled BNP councillors and screamed at them for failing to talk about 'the kids'. Ignoring calls from Richard Barnbrook for her to return, she quickly walked off down the street, crying as she went.

This was my first time in Barking and Dagenham and whatever grief or worries she was feeling I cannot tell you. But from watching the paralysis caused by the BNP in the council chamber last night, I can see little chance of her concerns being met any time soon.

Tory Troll

8 December 2008

Richard Barnbrook investigated over murder claims

Richard Barnbrook, the BNP's only London assembly member, is under investigation after being accused of wrongly alleging that three murders took place in the borough.

Mr Barnbrook, who is GLA member for Barking and Dagenham, claimed in September that a girl and two others were murdered in knife attacks. He made the claims on Youtube website, accusing London Mayor, Boris Johnson and councils of failing to do more to tackle knife crime.

GLA's standards sub-committee referred the allegation for further investigation after viewing the broadcast last month. Mr Barnbrook could be suspended by the GLA for up to six months if the complaint is upheld.

Executive Member for Safer Neighbourhoods and Policing, Cllr Val Rush, lodged the complaint, after stating that there had been no murders during this period.

Mr Barnbrook said in the Youtube video in September: "In Barking and Dagenham three weeks ago there was murder of a young girl. Again two weeks ago there was another attack by knives on the streets of Barking and Dagenham and two people were murdered."

Mr Barnbrook has been advised to make no comment while the investigation is underway.

Barking and Dagenham Post

Community centre bans BNP after Golliwog row

The venue set to host the British National Party's controversial Christmas party tonight has pulled the plug on it after a host of complaints.
The Ore Community Centre in London Road had been hired by the party to stage its festive fundraiser at a cost of £10 an hour.

However, the BNP sparked widespread outrage after announcing it would be selling Golliwog dolls at the event alongside St George crosses, Union Jacks and BNP regalia.

Critics branded the dolls racist and condemned the BNP as biggotted far-right extremists - demanding to know why a community centre would allow such a group to use its facilities.

At the time (last Thursday) a spokesman for the centre said the BNP used the hall on a monthly basis and that they "had never had any problems with them".

However, the later confirmed a meeting would take place to decide whether or not the BNP was a suitable client.

Now, hours before the event was set to take place, it seems the committee has decided to ban the right-wing party - much to the disgust of its local organiser.

BNP bigwig Nick Prince has slammed the decision. He said: "The British National Party has used the venue since April 1 2008 and has always treated the venue with total respect and there had never been a problem or an incident."

He claimed he was informed by telephone and told the decision was taken after pressure from certain individuals - individuals Mr Prince believes include a host of local politicians.

Hastings MP Michael Foster and local Labour leader Jeremy Birch were among those who criticised the controversial BNP last week.

Mr Prince said: "I believe it is pressure from the likes of Cllr Birch and Mr Foster that has started this.

"A community centre should be used by all for all and there is no reason for the British National Party not to be allowed to use it."

The Christmas party, which was set to include a quiz and Activist of the Year prize, was due to be picketed by anti-fascist protestors.

Representatives from Hastings and District Trades Council, Unite Against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism had all planned to protest against the BNP outside tonight's event.

Rye and Battle Today

5 December 2008

The membership list leak - the truth at last!

From the Little Coddling Parish Newsletter and International Times Tribune Herald Journal Star.

Mystery of BNP membership list leak shock solved

By Sinead De Regis

Braindead Neanderthal Party leader Nick Grabbit has admitted that all might not be as it seems in the mystery of the BNP membership list leak shock.

Mr Grabbit told me last night that on closer inspection the leaked list could not be the BNP membership list, as there were more than four names on it. In fact the leaked document appeared to be Mr Grabbit's 2007 Christmas card list, since the 12,000 names on it all corresponded to those of close personal friends and neighbours of his. Taking out an onion, Mr Grabbit expressed his deep regret for any anxiety caused by the leaking of his Christmas card list.

Speaking at his pig farm just outside Little Coddling, the BNP leader told this journal: "Bugger. This all blew up at the wrong time. I was expecting to be in Australia by now, visiting my little friend Darrin the Newt. Rest assured that everybody on the list will receive a hand-written mail-merged personal letter from me, and by way of making it up to them I'll be offering everybody the chance to invest in a fantastic Croatian time-share opportunity. Want to hire a skip? Lend me a fiver until next Thursday?"

The news was welcomed by local primary school teacher Mrs Delia Pustule, who found herself outed on the list. In the front lebensraum of her cottage, Mrs Pustule said she knew she would be vindicated. "I'm not a Nazi and this proves it - but that Hitler had some good ideas," she said, humming along to a CD of the Horst Wessel Lied. "I am not now and never have been a member of the Braindead Neanderthal Party, except for a very short period when I made a mistake and joined for fifteen years running. It's an error anybody could make. Wasn't that Goering a handsome fellow?"

Also appearing on the list was Mr Podney Fullbucket, owner of the Whips and Chains Gay Sado-Masochist Club and Eel Pie Shop on Coddling High Street. "I was outraged to find myself of this list, and wish to state that Whips and Chains would never associate itself with an organisation like the Braindead Neanderthal Party," said Mr Fullbucket. "I want to make it clear," he said, adjusting his strong-smelling leather thong, "that we have an open door policy here. Darkies and hook-noses are as welcome here as poofs and dykes. In fact since me and the business were associated with the BNP we've had all sorts of perverts in and business has boomed. But I'm glad the truth is out, because I was never at any time in the BNP other than as a paying member, and that was only because somebody calling himself 'Tony' took my wife and kids hostage and said that if I didn't stand as a candidate he'd make sure they slept with the fishes. Or it might have been pigs. Got to go now - one of our members is getting married and we're having a whip-round."

Long suspected of secret membership of the Braindead Neanderthals is Pat Snarkspore, general secretary of Little Coddling's Swindle trade union. We surprised Mr Snarkspore as he ran off a number five bus in Little Coddling High Street, hotly pursued by a bus-company inspector. There ensued an altercation in which the inspector demanded to see Mr Snarkspore's ticket. Mr Snarkspore said he could not produce the original ticket, but he did have a copy, certified by a solicitor who he did not care to name. When the inspector alleged that when he was asked to purchase a ticket by the bus driver Mr Snarkspore had told the driver to "Eff off", Mr Snarkspore retaliated that he had a minute of that conversation, signed as a true and accurate record by himself and his friend Graham, and he would produce it in a few days' time.

"I've never been a member of the Braindead Neanderthal Party," said Mr Snarkspore. "Nick's had that little moneypot stitched up for years. I just take what the poor saps have got left by getting them to join my union, which I originally purchased off-the-peg at a charity shop, Potter's Lost Causes Foundation. It was on a rack marked 'corrupt fascist unions', next to the bra's amd panties. It isn't true that I grabbed the union and made a dash for it. Nor is it true that I'm a secret fascist. Mussolini was a liberal like me, you know. One darkie has flocked to our big fighting union, Swindle. I fancy him something rotten, and so does my ex-wife. There are hundreds of thousands of Swindle members living in Little Coddling, and we're not going to take this lying down. Well, my ex-wife does, but she's always been a disappointment."

The biggest shock of all came when it was revealed that Little Coddling's Chief Constable Herbert Nazi-Walker was on the list. When we interviewed Nazi-Walker he was prodding his truncheon at a bloodied Asian man sprawled on the ground. "He just fell down the stairs," said Mr Nazi-Walker. "It happens a lot. I'm just resuscitating him with my truncheon now."

Told of the mix up that led to Mr Nazi-Walker being wrongly outed as a Braindead Neanderthal, the chief constable's right arm shot into the air and he shouted something that sounded like "see file".

"Thank God," he said. "I'm not a Nazi, but that Gestapo had some good ideas. And I haven't got anything against darkies. Just last week I went into Abdul's Curry Restaurant in the High Street, and took eighty of my police friends with me. We had a real good bash, and we did send our commiserations to Abdul's widow the next morning. She didn't thank us, though, but you know what these bloody darkies are like. No, I've never been in the Braindead Neanderthal Party, and neither have any of my fellow members of the BNP Advisory Council. Isn't that Redwatch site bloody good?"

The Little Coddling Parish Newsletter and International Times Tribune Herald Journal Star would like to apologise for the distress caused to all 12,000 Little Coddling residents who were wrongly outed as Braindead Neanderthal Party members in our columns as a result of Mr Grabbit mixing up his Christmas card list with the membership list.

We have had access to the real membership list, on which only four names appear. We note with interest that these members are located in Lancaster, Kirklees, Great Yarmouth, and a PO Box number in Ilford.

Mr Grabbit says he is very suspicious.

Councillor arrested over BNP membership list

A councillor who was kicked out of the BNP last year has been arrested in connection with the unauthorised release of the party's membership list. The Post understands Sadie Graham was one of two people arrested by Notts police officers last night.

Several police cars and a number of officers remain outside a property in Church Lane, Brinsley. Coun Graham, now an independent nationalist at Broxtowe Borough Council, was dropped from the BNP in December last year.

A spokeswoman for Dyfed Powys Police said: "We can confirm that Nottinghamshire Police arrested two people as part of a joint investigation with Dyfed Powys Police and the Information Commissioner's Office in conjunction with alleged criminal offences under the Data Protection Act. The arrests followed an investigation into a complaint received about the unauthorised release of the BNP party membership list."

The spokeswoman said that an army bomb disposal team was called to the address in Brinsley after a suspicious item was found during a police search of the same property. She added: "This was purely a precautionary measure and the item was declared safe, with no further reaction required."

The BNP membership list was published on an internet blog last month and was removed after complaints from the party. It featured more than 12,000 names including addresses, jobs and contact details. The BNP says the list was based on its 2007 membership list, although a number of names of people who were not, or are not, party members had allegedly been added.

The party said it obtained an injunction at the High Court in Manchester earlier this year, banning the publication of the list. Speaking last night, a BNP party spokesman said: "Police have confirmed they have arrested two people in the Nottinghamshire area."

Coun Graham left the BNP last year for allegedly being involved in the writing of an internet blog which the BNP claimed had aimed to "attack and smear fellow party officials".

Her expulsion was not heard before a panel and she appealed. At the time, she said: "I am absolutely disgusted by the way they have treated me when I have done nothing but work hard for the party and have been responsible for bringing them forward in the East Midlands. I am now an independent councillor for Broxtowe. I would like to assure people that I am still nationalist and still believe in the principles of the BNP, but just disagree with the bad management of the party. I work very hard as a councillor and will continue to do so."

Coun Graham was unavailable for comment.

This is Nottingham

1 December 2008

Union man who is behind the door about BNP membership

BNP member Tim Clarke pictured at his home in Lisburn.

Civil servant faces calls to quit Nipsa after list leaked

This is the outspoken BNP member who faces the boot from his frontline trade union role because of his hardline views. Right-wing activist Tim Clarke isn’t usually ‘behind-the-door’ about his opinions — but he’d kept his British National Party membership a secret from his colleagues in the Nipsa trade union.

But the Social Security Agency civil servant was outed along with thousands of supporters of the right-wing organisation when a disgruntled former member published their details on the internet.

Now Clarke’s union colleagues want him booted out of their trade union . . . and out of his civil service job.

They’re understood to have complained to the union’s hierarchy about Clarke’s continuing role as a branch secretary in the public service union. Nipsa’s general secretary John Corey yesterday confirmed that inquiries had been received from local union branches about the BNP membership issue. He said that the matter would be raised by the union’s general council.

Said Mr Corey: “Across the UK, trade unions have made clear they consider BNP membership to be incompatible with trade union membership. Trade unions stand for upholding the rights of every person, equality for all and against any forms of racism.”

Clarke has represented Nipsa members at the union’s annual conferences in his role as the secretary for Branch 34 of the union, which covers workers in the Social Security Agency in Lisburn. He describes himself as a Nipsa member of more than 25 years who has been a constant target for “abuse” from the union’s left.

Our exclusive snaps show him taking his seat at this year’s annual Nipsa conference in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle and standing behind the union’s leaders — including Mr Corey.

When Sunday Life called at his Lisburn home yesterday, the BNP man denied even BEING Clarke.

“I don’t know who you’re talking about,” he said from behind the door.

He later called our office to complain about being “rudely awakened” by our reporter. “I didn’t want to say anything incriminating. The media are very biased against the BNP,” said Clarke. “I joined the party because I’m concerned about levels of immigration and the way I see things developing. But it’s a perfectly legally-constituted party so I don’t see anything wrong with joining it. It’s accused of being racist. I’m certainly not (racist) in any shape or form. I don’t consider the BNP to be an extreme party. They are the only patriotic party there is.”

In relation to suggestions that there could be a conflict of interests between his membership and the civil servants’ code of conduct, he said: “I deal with everyone fairly and impartially, regardless of their views.”

And he said he intends to challenge fight any attempt by Nipsa to expel him, saying that they had “no evidence” he was a member of the BNP...even though he CONFIRMED it to a Sunday Life journalist!

Said Clarke: “They don’t even know for a start that I am a member. They can’t accuse me of anything they don’t have any evidence of. If I thought the BNP was as racist as people make out they are, I would not be a member. If they had the same image they had years ago when it was a completely different party — they were knuckle-dragging skinheads — I would have nothing to do with it. I believe anyone should be entitled to be a member of a trade union because they pay their membership fees to protect their employment rights.”

But Clarke’s Nipsa colleagues don’t agree.

Said one union official: “Membership of the BNP is completely incompatible with the code of conduct of the civil service which requires full respect for equality and diversity. Membership of our union and all public service unions demands we adhere to that code. If you’re a member of a racist party such as the BNP, you clearly have no right to be a member of Nipsa and you shouldn’t be employed by the civil service.”

A spokesman for the Department of Social Development, which oversees the Social Security Agency, said: “The Social Security Agency does not comment on the individual circumstances of staff.

“The civil service is permitted to take the view that they judge an officer by what he or she does — not what group he or she belongs to.”

Nipsa’s members aren’t alone in wanting BNP members out of their trade union. Trade unions throughout the UK have backed a recent amendment to the Employment Bill currently before the House of Lords that would allow them to ban racists.

The proposal — that has been labelled ‘Stalinist’ by the BNP — comes amid concern that the BNP is using unions to strengthen its electoral footing. It follows a landmark case in the European Court of Human Rights, which upheld the right of the train drivers’ union Aslef to expel one of its members for also holding membership of the BNP. If the law comes into force — and it would apply equally to Northern Ireland — it would come into immediate conflict with Northern Ireland’s fair employment laws which prohibit discrimination on the grounds of political opinion.

Clarke is one of dozens of members of the BNP from Northern Ireland to be identified after a disgruntled former member leaked the names and addresses of more than 10,000 members.

Sunday Life revealed last week how the local supporters of the far-right organisation have included a lonely-heart ex-copper, a soldier who hates England and a former fire chief. Ex-RUC officer Sandy Baxter said he was proud to be a member of the party.

Following our revelation that the Co Londonderry man had won admirers among a string of Thai beauties on an online dating website, the ex-cop quickly removed his profile from the Friendster social networking website. He had previously been seen on the site in a number of photos posing with a sports car, in RUC uniform and even with a heavy-calibre mounted machine-gun.

Squaddie Gary Wilkinson, we were told, had no interest in the BNP literature that had been posted to his former Ballycarry home. He had used his Bebo website to complain about how much he disliked England, claiming that many English people were “ignorant”.

Young professional couple Andy and Lisa Giltrap told how they had attended a number of local BNP meetings but had since left the organisation. Husband Andy told Sunday Life: "I would stress we are not racist in any way."

He added that the BNP had been unfairly branded as a Nazi group by the media.

“I do care about being British and I do believe we are being overrun by immigrants,” said the Bangor man.

Former Dungannon fire chief Harry Martin, a one-time vice-president of the Retired Fire Fighters Association, appeared on the BNP membership list after making a donation to the party. The retired fireman, now a lollipop man, said he had “changed his mind” about joining the party a short time after paying into their coffers.

Belfast Telegraph