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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 29 January 2015, 20:26
This morning I blogged about the troubles in the English Defence League (EDL), namely the allegations of financial and sexual impropriety levelled against two senior figures in the organisation.
We have been inundated since then with pictures and messages from people offering us more information.
It seems that the EDL has ordered its troops to either support Dave Bolton or leave. This has split the EDL in London as much as the Yorkshire region has been split over the Gail Speight allegations, but it is against Bolton the pressure is really mounting.
There has also been the usual threats towards us. We're used to them.
You may recall how the EDL often tell you how progressive and family orientated they are. Bolton himself often rants about Muslims and what Bolton believes is their derogatory attitude towards women.
A number of EDL supporters are accusing Bolton of harassing, pestering and intimidating women inside the organisation with demands for sex.
Some of the documents, pictures and messages that have been passed to us by EDL activists, would seem to back up the claim, as well as paint a wider picture of the nefarious nature of the group.
We've now passed all of the information we have to a Sunday Newspaper as we really cannot print and reference half of the filth we have been sent.
Those of a nervous or delicate disposition should probably turn away now before looking/reading any further.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 29 January 2015, 16:29
Like their bastard spawn the British National Party, the National Front (NF) is also in a terrible state.
One of the world's oldest hate organisations, the NF experienced a split in 2013 which led to a 'Northern' faction and an 'Official' Faction fighting for control of the party name.
At the end of last year, the Official NF, led by London based Ian Edward, were informed by the Electoral Commission that his faction would have to re-apply to use the name National Front after the frustrated northern faction pestered the commission to adjudicate on the issue.
The two groups had already gone to war for more than a year, with allegations of computer hacking and threats of violence. They narrowly avoided bumping into each other at the cenotaph last November when both factions had their own marches.
Although the Commission is not expected to announce its decision until tomorrow, the Northern faction, led by Kev Bryan, has already begun announcing that they will be standing NF candidates at the 2015 General Election, which will be sure to antagonise both the other NF faction and the Electoral Commission further.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Thursday, 29 January 2015, 14:35
Long time readers of our blog may recall the Welsh football hooligan Jeff Marsh of "Casuals United" infamy.
A football hooligan, Cardiff City "fan" Marsh went to prison a few years ago for stabbing two young Manchester United fans.
He then joined up with the EDL and like many others with "problems" he drifted away to do his own thing.
His own thing, mainly, has been issuing internet threats to people that they would fall victim to his violence-or the violence of his followers if they did not do what he wanted.
The reality of Marsh is that wherever he goes, people who follow him normally end up face down in a gutter after a local takes offence to their stupidity.
Only last week Marsh was bragging how he manages to avoid detection by "reds" while he is decorating a house in London, by being smarter than your average fascist.
Well, we all know how smart the average fascist actually is, don't we? Marsh has a habit of issuing threats to people and not turning up. The main problem is, nobody told Paul Prodromou that when he went looking for a fight down in Southend, believing that Marsh would be there, too.
Marsh found it very amusing that Prodromou got taken to hospital as a result of believing that Marsh would actually be there to back him up.
Now Marsh is very, very upset that we have rumbled him again. Should we expect another death threat or perhaps some rather shitty doors getting painted badly?
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:22
We've been covering the ongoing troubles in the English Defence League (EDL) since before Christmas.
Of course, the EDL has always been trouble and has always had splits, but it finds itself in a situation now where none of the of protagonists' want to leave the organisation and are prepared instead, to stand and fight-quite literally, for control of the organisation.
There has been a series of allegations of financial and sexual impropriety levelled against two of the EDL's most senior organisers.
Gail Speight from Leeds, the former Yorkshire regional organiser, was removed from post last weekend after accusations were made from a number of EDL activists that she had misappropriated EDL funds.
Speight has already been removed from the shareholders group-led by those still close to the EDL's founder Stephen Lennon. Speight only held her "membership" of the EDL after her partner Ian Crossland and illiterate punch-bag Dave Bolton came to her rescue and began a series of expulsions from various groups.
Speight is "head" of the EDL "Angels", the EDL women's group, and reacted furiously when allegations surfaced on EDL media about the group's behaviour during the EDL's alleged drunken orgy during the group's time camped out in Rotherham last year.
Worse was to come and in the last 48 hours, a number of female EDL supporters have come forward to allege sexual impropriety against Dave Bolton, the under-fire London organiser and supporter of Speight and Crossland.
It has been alleged that Bolton has organised a "party" in his hotel room for the night before the EDL's rally in Dudley next weekend. When I posted reference to the story on here last week, it appears a number of female EDL supporters came forward to complain that they had been harassed by Bolton on social media and then before and after EDL demonstrations. They have since been expelled from the group, by Speight, for coming forward.
The EDL organises now almost completely by social media so being banned from a Facebook group is as good as being expelled from the whole organisation. We are no longer talking about a group in its thousands, but a group in its dwindling hundreds. Control of an active EDL Facebook group elevates an individual to the group’s “management” group, which meets sporadically and only communicates internally on invite-only private Facebook pages.
Bolton is holding on for dear life and in hope that his wife does not hear about the allegations against him. He, Speight and Crossland have now begun a campaign of bullying against those making the allegations which has now led to other far-right groups getting involved and issuing threats too.
In London, supposedly Bolton's "stronghold", a number of people have rallied around Daniela Lucas who has led a campaign to have Bolton held to account for his actions.
For legal reasons and good taste, we can print neither all of the allegations, nor the pictures that have been made available to us concerning Bolton, Crossland's and Speight's alleged behaviour.
Since day one, the EDL has been nothing but a gang of drunken thugs terrorising people up and down the country. It would seem now that the terror, threats, harassment and violence is now going to be fully turned in on themselves. If it does not come in the shape of the usual fists and bottles, then it looks set to come in the shape of some rather shameless pictures that people have taken of themselves or each other over the last five years.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 26 January 2015, 12:55
A bizarre video came out of the far-right last week, more bizarre than usual. It's been a long time since we have mentioned the New British Union (NBU) which is led by former British National Party (BNP), organiser and Britain First activist, Gary Raikes.
Raikes went to bed one day a few years ago and woke up the next morning in the 1930's. Since then he has stomped around the internet in grainy black and white videos believing his body has been possessed by the spirit of Oswald Mosley.
Ever since that life-defining moment in his life, Raikes has never left the house without a pair of Jack boots and a shouty expression on his face. He also wears a hat. Because he has gone bald.
Evenings in the Raikes household are spent with Mrs Raikes knitting coats for dogs (true), and Raikes (the 'Leader' to, well, mainly himself) sitting in their backroom in Aberdeen fiddling with his wireless and trying to pick up updates from the Berlin Olympics.
So weird is Raikes, that like the far-right, we have thought it better to ignore him. Even when he appointed a 'Health & Efficiency' officer to the organisation, I refused to be drawn on gags about nude table tennis etc, etc. I showed the leader the respect he deserved.
At the end of last year, Raikes and seven others met in the backroom of a pub in Preston where Raikes outlined his vision for a new Britain under his leadership; women doing the ironing, Germany winning the World Cup, Alsatians reading the weather report on the wireless, a new tram network for central London and polished boots for every blond haired-blue eyed young boy in the land. Those Alsatians would have snazzy winter-warmers, too. Courtesy of Mrs Raikes's fine, Aryan knitting needles.
Raikes also demanded that other far-right groups disband and join the NBU and purchase their uniform of black shirt and pants for a bargain £37.50 which was (for some daft reason) being imported from Target stores in the United States. He warned that all other far-right groups in Britain were destined to failure unless they appointed him, with lashings of Brylcreem to slick their locks in an appropriate manner, as their leader.
At the end of the meeting, those present (except Jack Renshaw who thought it was too homoerotic) had to kiss the Leader's ring and swear undying loyalty to him. Afterwards, they had a buffet of chicken sandwiches and four sausage rolls. On the drive home, Raikes stopped to offer some on the spot guidance to some people at a bus stop. Such is his life, leading white people to the supermarket and beyond.
Since that triumph-of the will meeting, Raikes is upset that no other far-right group has acquiesced to his demands and desisted with their own plans. So bitterly angry is he, he has turned to making a video-in colour!!
Sadly- due to him probably using the same amateur film maker as Britain First, much of what he says is drowned out by music that sounds like the B-Side to the Emmerdale soundtrack. It does open with a siren however, which gives it the sense of urgency it deserves.
Seriously, there is six minutes of music and an inaudible and vexed Raikes for three minutes shouting into the camera that nobody is listening to him. The last three minutes had pictures of fascists being beaten up, but by then I felt like I'd already eaten a Mars bar with the wrapper on.
Next week, Raikes is going to run a marathon from the back of his German motor car. It's onwards and upwards for the 1930's Nazi.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | There are 6 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 26 January 2015, 09:33
There seems to be no end to the marvellous talents of Paul Prodromou, the leader of the South East Alliance fascist gang.
There was a time when Prodromou would use the name "Pitt" to convince his Nazi mates that he was as white as they were, but it seems there is no point hiding it now. As he admitted on 'White, Angry & Proud' he spent a lot of his childhood living in Cyprus before settling in the United Kingdom.
In a further example of Prodromou's racist hypocrisy, he spent yesterday shouting through a microphone how Britain must end all immigration. Actually, as is his usual want, it was 'facking' immigration.
It didn't go well for the fascists, either. Kevin Layzell did his usual trick of running away when he saw antifascists turn up to counter-protest. The rest of the fascists eventually did the same, too.
It seems Prodromou really does have the magic touch. Even his own supporters laughed when he spoke of the great race, the English.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Sunday, 25 January 2015, 10:37
The split in the English Defence League (EDL) has worsened after the group's leadership group removed Gail Speight as the Yorkshire regional organiser yesterday.
Speight had been under pressure after supporters of former EDL member John "Snowy" Shaw became embroiled in the internal wrangling and arguments as to whether Speight had stolen money from the organisation. The alleged collection of monies was to be distributed to a number of causes the EDL had promised the monies to.
Shaw and his cronies allege that Speight instead spent the monies collected on alcohol and food for herself and her family.
Arguments within the Yorkshire region began to surface towards the end of last year and were not helped when drug dealer and police informant John "Snowy" Shaw (better known for his mistreatment of animals) took advantage of the leadership vacuum within the organisation to launch a bitter campaign against Speight, to which no-one in the leadership came to her aid.
I say a 'bitter' campaign, when in fact much of the campaign was in fact just vulgar rumours and some appalling picture graphics that alleged very unsavoury activities on EDL away-days on coaches. We cannot show them here, but I’m sure anybody that has a teenage son can imagine the sort of puerile vulgarity therein.
Speight, a share holder in the EDL's moribund merchandising wing was eventually removed from position yesterday and all hell has broken lose as a result of it. Threats of violence are not uncommon between EDL members, and this now has threatened to spill over to the London activists who are supposed to be in Dover today.
Much of the anger in the EDL has been directed as serial punch-bag Dave Bolton who is himself the target of moves to oust him.
One female member has told us that the activities that Bolton and his small group of friends have planned for the hotel they are staying at the night before the Dudley rally next month are "sick and depraved", and of course, likely to be paid with out of EDL funds. If Bolton shows his face in Dover today, some people from Yorkshire will want to know why the proverbial pot has called the proverbial kettle black.
As well as the EDL in Dover today, a small gang of the shrinking gang around the South East Alliance are making an appearance to, they claim, 'pay back' the hiding they took from football fans recently.
Their glorious leader Paul Prodromou will no doubt be delighted to his hat that he lost that day being waved at him, but do not expect to see cucumber wielding Nazi Eddie Stanton; he apparently "bottled" it at the last minute and will not be making the trip.
Posted: 25 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 08:41
The leader of a Welsh gang of Nazis, the self-styled "North Wales Alliance" has been jailed for 17 years for rape and child abuse offences.
Merfyn Jones, 52, of Rowden Street in Shotton, had denied 13 offences of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault against four complainants, when they were children, dating back to the 1990s.
The offences dated back to the 1990's when Jones repeatedly raped and abused four young girls.
Jones was convicted of six charges of rape, one charge of attempted rape and six charges of indecent assault. he has been placed on the sex offenders' register for life.
Jones led the North Wales Alliance (NWA) after a split in the English Defence League (EDL) and the Welsh Defence League (WDL), but he still worked closely with the EDL, and the Scottish Defence League (SDL).
He was also well known in British National Party (BNP) circles and joined the party in a campaign against a local Muslim centre and later campaignbed with the BNP against suppoed Muslim "grooming gangs".
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Sunday, 18 January 2015, 12:13
Good news for the people of Wales. Britain First have returned to bring more shame upon your nation. If it wasn't bad enough them standing in Wales last year and upsetting the family of Lee Rigby, they've now pounced on library closures to secure the services of Cory "Tewks" Tewksbury, who has now been christened the "Commanding officer" of Wales.
Yes, roll over both William and Harry Windsor. Cory is going to blow a big scoobie and free the Welsh people from the dangers of Islamic tourism.
The teenage boys at National Action have finally found an Eva Braun character to buy their bottles of cheap cider. Bryony Burton appears to be the mother of all Nazis for the moment.
I guess we'll be bringing more about her (and including her real name) soon. As for NA's leader, Ashley Bell, if he does not get rid of those flares, knives and facemasks from under his bunkbed in Garforth, Leeds, he'll be in a lot of trouble with Tiffany's parents. And if Tiffany was thinking of hiding them at work.... think about the kids first, love.
Posted: 18 Jan 2015 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 16 January 2015, 21:49
Two heart-warming events during the week. The British National Party (BNP) leader Adam Walker must have been feeling unloved, and to his aid, came a man with a big heart.
Yes, life is tough being responsible for helping to destroy the most successful fascist party in British history and also not being able to be interviewed about your big job because every interviewer only wants to ask about why you're banned from teaching.
Plus, life is apparently dreadful up at the BNP's bunker in Cumbria. So far, only 443 people have renewed their memberships and Clive Jefferson is now, by all accounts, living with the party's office manager. There is all kinds of domestic strife and bickering going on, but at least Clive's now shifted the caravan.
To the rescue of all of this misery then comes Steve Squire, the man with 850 hard core porn movies and sexual lubricants for sale on his office wall in Soho, London. For a man who likes to bang on and on about how great it is to be white, a hell of a lot of Squire's stock has black males with large appendages doing to white women what the BNP find most unacceptable and would like to make illegal.
Squire has gone out of his way since helping remove Nick Griffin, to prove to the party that he is the "real deal". As well as flogging porn movies to what is left of the party's youth wing, he's also expelled people from the party who bring the wrong kind of peanuts to party functions. But Squire's biggest challenge has been to make Adam Walker feel good about himself.
And so last week Squire proved himself the king of good publicity for the BNP, and Adam Walker, when he rung the radio station he listens to, to tell the world how wonderful Adam Walker is.
"Good looking. He's a very attractive man. He's big," he bragged when asked about the new leader of the BNP. When questioned as to whether that was relevant to Walker's role, Squire added "Voters, especially the women, like attractive people to vote for." It was almost as if he was reading the back cover of one of his hard core porn movies.
"That's what we're told. We're like the other parties, we have our focus groups" persisted Squire. What women detest however, is men who harm children. Something the BNP's "focus group" probably did not mention.
I'm no prude, but even I can't repeat what most of the far-right had to say about Paul Prodromou and his tiny gang of friends who appeared on the C4 documentary "White, Angry & Proud" on Wednesday night. It was actually a very, very good documentary. One has had a few worries about C4 and BBC3 of late on the subject of the extreme right, but filmmaker Jamie Roberts did quite a good job.
How brilliant that 1.5 million people got to see the charming Paul Prodromou running around England shouting "You facking cant" at just about anyone or anything that moved (or didn't move), and his drugged and drunk charges behaving like pillocks. There was not one redeeming thing about them and a timely reminder for the lardy among us all, that running from plod is a waste of time.
My only query with Jamie Roberts is his memory. Writing about his film in the Radio Times,Roberts recalls an English Defence League (EDL) rally in Bradford [in 2010].
"Several years ago I contacted the EDL through Facebook and booked a place on a coach to Bradford with them. At the time the burgeoning far-right street movement was making waves as a controversial and explosive pocket of society and I wanted to take some photos. I had one of the most memorable days of my life....
" The scenes I photographed reminded me of photos I’d seen from Northern Ireland: 3000 EDL bayed at police and anti-fascists, scores of military-style police.."
There were actually 800 EDL in Bradford that day, but as he says, he was excited.
But then this: "Back in London, the driver got lost and we ended up outside an East London mosque, just after Friday prayers. The EDL members were banging on the coach windows like rabid dogs as Muslims poured out of the mosque."
Now, they are pretty committed to prayers at East London Mosque, but it’s unlikely they would just be leaving Friday prayers late on Saturday night. I think he’s been on more than one EDL coach..
Posted: 16 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 16 January 2015, 19:34
Well, a week has passed since the terrible events in France and Nick Griffin has still not apologised for another one of his outrageous lies.
Griffin excitedly lied to his small army of followers that there was going to be a beheading whilst the whole terrible affair was initially unfolding. I guess that's what does it for him, these days. That and curry, obviously..
The far-right enjoyed the Paris terror attacks. It had Muslims killing non-Muslims, killing a Muslim, and also targeting Jews. One thing the far-right did not have, was any sympathy for the victims- rather like a small section of the ultra-left. Getting either to condemn Antisemetic attacks is almost impossible. One MP even managed to totally airbrush Jews out of the Paris victims.
What the fascists saw in France was another supposed step closer to the race war we're all going to have to fight, and of course, the opportunity to make money! I'm not a particular fan of the magazine targeted, I prefer my satire more along the lines of Private Eye, but between them, the far-right and the ultra-left, could not decide whether Charlie Hebdo is a fascist magazine or a Communist magazine.
For Britain First, money seems to be the most important thing at the moment-as always. Their Dartford "battalion" has quit the group over, allegedly, the leader and his Frau purchasing themselves a large house and a nice, large new car. The story is apparently not true, but the party is awash with as many rumours as it is bottles of vodka and diet pills. When will Paul Golding actually get around to sending out all the items of merchandise he has sold? Answers on a postcard to the Inland Revenue...
Britain First still have not expelled the sex offender in their ranks. This may be because he is not a Muslim. Their Wigan organiser is Steve Chriscole. He runs self defence classes in Wigan but probably not for Muslims. Now don't call Steve a racist, even if he is part of a fascist gang, because he has an Asian wife. Steve just hates Muslims. One can't even be killed in cold blood without Steve thinking there's a conspiracy afoot. Perhaps Wigan council should stop harassing antifascists and actually check who is using their premises instead?
The conspiracy theories about the Paris attacks were predictably good. But who would want to be Al Qaeda's PR man? The bloke even admits his group planned and financed the terror attacks in France, but everybody on the loony fringes prefer to believe, instead, that the Jews actually did it. Mossad in fact. And also, for some, that the attack on the Kosher deli would somehow help the Palestinian people in their struggle with Israel. There is a concerted effort in France, to drive Jews forcibly from France- their home, but nobody seems to want to condemn it. Maybe it is politically unfashionable or worse still, would make them some kind of supporter of Israel for doing so. it seems some sections of the ultra left would hold Jews in France and Britain responsible for the actions of the state of Israel.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Antisemitism is rife in the UK. Is it concerted or just silliness? Tim Willcox at the BBC is probably the man to ask about what lies behind it. He seems to be very gaff prone whenever he has to tackle the tricky subject of Jewish people.
British Voice, Nick Griffin's castoffs, tried to take over a Pegida style rally in Manchester during the week. Mike Whitby, who now leads British Voice, made a speech laden with Antisemitism to a few hard core head bangers form the far-right who were there not to show solidarity with the people of France, but to complain about Jews and Muslims living in the UK. We're not going to sleepwalk into this again, are we folks?
Posted: 16 Jan 2015 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Friday, 16 January 2015, 14:34
A man from North Wales has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged racially motivated attack in a Tesco supermarket.
Zack Davies,25, from Mold, North Wales was arrested by North Wales Police after the incident that saw the victim, Sarandev Brahambra left with life changing injuries on Wednesday.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Alun Oldfield said: "I would like to reassure the local community that this appears to be an isolated incident and from our inquiries to date, we believe Davies was acting alone and we are not seeking anyone else in connection with this assault."
"Crimes of this nature are extremely rare and we are encouraged by the large number of witnesses who have so far come forward to help us build a complete picture of what took place yesterday. However if others can also assist I’d ask they contact police."
"The 24-year-old victim remains in hospital with serious life-changing injuries. He and his family are being supported by specialist family liaison officers."
"I am aware there is speculation on social media about the assault and I can confirm we are treating it as a hate-related, racially and religiously-motivated incident."
Davies appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody to reappear at Mold Crown Court on January 23rd.
Posted: 16 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 20:43
The people at Britain First are a notoriously crooked bunch. We've covered that here before. Sordid tales of impersonating military personnel, ripping off the poppy appeal, being drunk and wearing ladies underwear over the head at the Cenotaph-there is nothing too sordid or shameless for them. Even trying to cash in on the memory of Lee Rigby.
This evening things have become even more appallingly and sickeningly vulgar for this group. The events in Paris have shocked the entire world. What has happened there is beyond belief.
Not at Britain First, however. They have taken a video of the murder of a French police officer off of YouTube and embedded it into their Facebook and web pages. They have managed to make one slight adjustment to the video, however.
Yes, they have added a link to their on line store.
Posted: 7 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 16:39
If you're off to see Billy Elliot in London tonight, keep an eye for two suspicious looking Nazis.
Kevin and Debbie McMahon of the National Front are visiitng the nation's capital. They don't get out much, but they're very excited to be going to the theatre.
Let's hope they learn to appreciate some culture and we haven't spolied the surprise.
Posted: 7 Jan 2015 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 10:38
The last time we heard of John Broomfield, he was face down in the streets of Bournemouth with a police officer's gun pointing in his face in 2010.
He was with a car load of English Defence League (EDL) activists and others arrested at various addresses on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque.
They were taken to Poole and Southampton police stations for questioning before being release.
Mr Broomfield, a former soldier, told the Daily Mail how "There was an unmarked police car in a lay-by and within seconds of me stopping police appeared from it, ran up the road and shot at my tyres and smashed the window in.
"It was extremely scary. I was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion at a Bournemouth mosque."
He then vanished. Well, it turns out he went to prison for downloading child pornography. Broomfield, who gave his address at the time as Bell Street, Swanage, admitted 20 counts of making indecent images of children.
After his computers were forensically examined, 236 indecent images were found, depicting children and babies.
Broomfield told the court at the time that he downloaded the images to "stitch up" his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, but they never made their way to the boyfriend's computer,and Broomfield was "disgusted" with himself.
The court was told that he was “anti” child pornography and had been “disgusted” by the images he had made.
Sentencing Broomfield, Judge Samuel Wiggs told him: “I regard your potential use of these images as being particularly serious.” As well as being jailed, Broomfield was stuck on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.
Whatever the truth, this vermin has resurfaced in the moral crusaders of Britain First as a "Regional Commanding Officer".
Over to you Paul Golding to explain away this one. It's probably the fault of some Muslim, somewhere. The EDL disgusted by his return. And that says something....
Posted: 7 Jan 2015 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 6 January 2015, 09:59
Much excitement yesterday for the beer swilling, bible bashing, military impersonating fascist gang, Britain First.
Paul Golding-bigger than John Lennon in his home town of Swanley, was up before the beak at Chelmsford Magistrates in Essex charged with harassment and wearing a political uniform.
There had been an extraordinarily breathless build up to Golding's court appearance. On the eve of the trial Jayda Fransen, Golding's sort of deputy cum Eva Braun, donned her black mascara to address the troops via the interweb.
Jayda gushed that Paul had enough money to pay his barrister and that it was all thanks to those good Christian folks who had been sending in monies. She gushed, I gushed, probably even Jim Dowson blushed.
Most of the money it would appear has actually been diverted from the group's online shop. It must've been. There's currently a nine week wait for orders and yet the diet pills and cheap vodkas keep on coming into Castle Golding.
Britain First kept us all updated on twitter as to the goings on in court. Golding went for a wee three times, ate a pork pie, went to the toilet again etc, etc. Steve Lewis took forty winks, Jayda did her lippy, twenty-three bible bashing supporters drank cans of lager on the steps of the court. It was, after all, a big deal. No doubt the commander of Al Qaeda broke off from sunning himself at Bahía de Guantánamo in Cuba to keep himself abreast of the activities of his most mortal fundraising enemy.
Now, I don't want to be accused of being a Godless sodomite, or whatever it is Britain First accuse people of, but Paul Golding did look rather fetching in his suit. I had half expected him to turn up to court in his bin bag, but it appears (all to except one poor woman who missed the missive) that the green bin bag is soooo last year. Golding looked gorgeous in his off the peg, light charcoal number. It reminded me of the good old days when you could just walk into C&A a scruffy oik and nine minutes later and with the help of some carefully inserted hat pins, bowl down Oxford Street like you were king of the world.
Yes, being at court did most definitely suit Golding. Half way through proceedings, Jayda apparently held up a sandwich board thinking that there was some sort of half time break. Golding fiddled with his badge, the 30p special he flogs for £3 on street corners.
There was a lot of legal stuff to take into account. Golding apparently dispensed with Jesus's legal advice and took on wise legal counsel instead.
Shortly before four o'clock, the judge had heard enough and he went off to deliberate. Outside, the streets were hushed as thirteen people waited for news. A pigeon lost control of its bowels, such was the tension. Paul went to the toilet. Jayda gave him an Opal Fruit for the journey.
Not long after, the terrible news was in. It was like one of those days where you remember where you were when you hear life-changing news. Paul Golding was found guilty!! Whatever happened while the judge was out of the room we'll probably never know. Did he convert to Islam? Is Chelmsford a Sharia court? "GUILTY" it screamed. Well, their twitter account did.
I was in the pub with a woman named Sandy who is doing a documentary about people like Paul Golding. "Share this awful news" screamed Britain First's twitter account at me, with a picture on it of Golding back in his bin bag. Sandy bought me a packet of cheese of onion crisps.
Golding was fined £325 for harassment and £100 for wearing the political uniform. He was also ordered to pay £532 costs,
It's not a lot of money. Poor Paul is no longer very poor at all. Now we await the tax man.
Posted: 6 Jan 2015 | There are 6 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 5 January 2015, 17:35
Britain First leader Paul Golding has been found guilty of harassment at Chelmsford magistrates court. More details to come..
Posted: 5 Jan 2015 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 5 January 2015, 15:11
One of my last blogs of 2014 was about how the English Defence League (EDL) is still having its ongoing civil war.
One of the things that causes most antagonism in a group dedicated to drunken violence is the eternal question as to who owns all of the beer tokens the group collects.
Some people inside the organisation actually gave up asking such difficult questions after the Preston rally in 2010, when an alleged £3000 raised for a forces charity vanished into thin air/the back of someone's car, and was never seen or heard of again.
Last year, we did an article about who owned the EDL and it led to some rather uncomfortable questions being asked inside the group about missing monies and the ownership of merchandising rights. As ever, we were pleased to assist...
For a group that does not appear overly blessed with those who engage in hard work or the paying of taxes, people have often wondered how do so many EDL high flyers manage such louche lifestyles while claiming benefits? After all, they always seem to be awash with drugs and alcohol while pleading poverty. My, some of them positively give the dreaded Asylum seekers of Daily Mail infamy a bad name.
Gail Speight, the Leeds based shareholder of the EDL has been accused of pocketing, but we prefer the more legal term "misappropriating" monies collected at the EDL's demonstration in Luton back in November 2014. It does appear that the monies did actually find their way to the rightful place, but it has opened an can of the proverbial worms inside the group over a number of issues, mainly appearing to be that no one else in the EDL actually likes the Yorkshire region or Speight's habit of getting drunk and aggressive as well as falling down drunk.
Stirring the trouble is none other than then infamous poisonous Dwarf of "Infidel" fame, Shane "Diddyboy" Calvert who was released from gaol just before Christmas.
Calvert makes a living from dealing drugs so it has always been pointless asking him where his money goes-it goes up people's noses, but it seems he has decided to make splitting the EDL in Yorkshire his main priority. Who knows why?
To be honest, I'd never trust anyone who takes their curtains to a demonstration, but some of accusations against Speight are woefully poor. Other regions of the group have complained about the chanting of "Yorkshire" on EDL demonstrations, but not the racist and abusive nonsense also. Strange?
The EDL bit back last week by turning on Jamie Ray Upton from Nottinghamshire. No doubt the attack comes from those, like Speight, who own shares in the EDL. Upton has been accused of "ripping off" the organisation by pocketing (not misappropriating) funds from the sales of EDL merchandise he has had made, as well as profiteering on travel to and from demonstrations.
Upton has been told to produce his bank account details to the group for "scrutiny" by a committee of shareholders. Upton is also accused of taking EDL money donated to his "North Notts" division, and investing it in a new charitable front called "stand together".
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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 5 January 2015, 12:59
As they do every year the British National Party (BNP) has written me an email asking me to help save the white race. The number eight seems to be quite important...
1. Reaffirming your loyalty: This can apparently be done by giving the BNP access to my bank details and allowing them to remove at will, payments that will go to prove not only am I still a patriotic Briton, but that I am still white too.
2. Join the British Resistance:Yes, this one confused me. Are the BNP in power already? And why are they recruiting for a resistance army? Worrying times, however, should the BNP ever come to power, I shall be a part of the resistance. I have plenty of piano wire, too.
3. Set up a direct debit:The only person ever likely to do this would be Jack, had he failed already to buy some magic beans on his way to the market. By giving the BNP a fiver per month, I can ensure that all future British babies will be born white. And with small willies. That's the way Hitler wanted it.
4. Subscribe toVoice of Freedom:This is the BNP's 'monthly' newspaper. According to the email, I should make sure I "never miss a copy." Brilliant. They have only produced it seven times in the last two years.
5. Trafalgar Club:I am encouraged to join the Trafalgar club. This used to be Nick Griffin's private slush fund of boozy lunches in posh hotels. Glad to see it's back. Not such a good idea as the people at HOPE not hate have a copy of the membership list and made it public a couple of year's ago. According to the BNP "Attending the Trafalgar Club black tie dinners gives you the chance to meet Chairman Adam Walker and the top officials of the British National Party annually on the eve of the Battle of Trafalgar."
Can you imagine it? Meeting Adam Walker while Clive Jefferson rifles through you dinner jacket and Patrick Harrington offers to tie you up? But here's the best bit: What an excellent opportunity to support our British Resistance and meet a living political legend!(their emphasis).
Legend? How many political leaders can you think of that have convictions for chasing young boys with a knife? I think the more appropriate term is "bad babysitter". But, at least he won't be coming to a school near you, as he is banned.
6. Donate today:Yes, there does appear to be a reoccurring theme here.
7. Sign up a friend - for HALF PRICE:I've said it before and I'll say it again. People in the BNP do not have any friends.
8. Get active:Yes, do something less stupid instead.
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