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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Sunday, 30 November 2014, 21:16
Not so much a conference, but a Nazi piss up and an assortment of oddballs, police grasses and employees of the Iranian government were outside of the Greek embassy yesterday to demand the release of the violent thugs of the Greek Nazi party Golden Dawn being held in Greece. A gang of Polish Nazis turned up the demo which immediately pleased serial grass Eddie Stanton who apparently fancies himself as a pimp as well as a wife beater these days (more on this later!!)
In Blackpool over the last two days no fewer than 58 people attended the British National Party (BNP) post-Griffin conference. That it, I believe, the smallest BNP conference in 32 years. By the end of Saturday afternoon, there were less than thirty people present.
The BNP were keen to put the story out that "200 members" attended. That's an extravagant lie even by their high standards, particularly as we're not even sure the party has two hundred members any more.
One story doing the rounds is that Clive Jefferson, the "Wigton Soviet's" Kruschev, is currently sleeping in a caravan having been thrown out of the marital home he shares with his long suffering partner.
In St Helens, a similar number of former BNP members attended the launch of 'British Voice' a sort of do-it-yourself BNP replacement on Saturday. Having been robbed of their party symbol by the already departed Nick Griffin, the party has gone for a phoenix as its new symbol. Yes, the phoenix that rises from the ashes etc, etc. It must feel great to be able to act like proper Nazis again.
Posted: 30 Nov 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 28 November 2014, 19:22
Nick Griffin has been active in fascist politics for close to forty years. He's been a thinking man, a revolutionary, a conservative, a facilitator, a splitter, a moderniser, a rebel, a revolutionary, a reactionary, a factionalist and always, without fail, a fool.
He's squandered more wealth and opportunity than any of the few thousand that have ever followed him into the political limelight and then political oblivion on countless times would ever even get a sniff at. He's wasted his inheritance, bankrupted himself (twice), "destroyed" his well off parents financially, lumbered comrades with debts they could not afford to pay and of course, endangered his own family at the hands of Loyalist paramilitaries who are not the sort to lie down when feeling ripped off.
Having helped agitate the British National Party (BNP) to the brink of complete self-destruction over the last four months, I had sharpened for myself a brand new pencil in anticipation of a thoroughly good ding-dong with the misfits who followed him out of the party he failed to bankrupt.
Griffin was removed as leader of the BNP in a rather more polite manner than the manner in which he took over the party himself. He and his supporters at the time hounded, humiliated and humbled the party's founder until he died of a heart attack awaiting trial with Griffin on charges related to racist speeches they had both made.
Griffin drove the BNP into the near mainstream of British politics before crashing headfirst into a dead end of paranoia, egotism, factionalism and disaster. Throughout his time in politics he has always had people who would cling to his coattails as he fed them scraps off his overflowing plate. Tony Lecomber, Richard Barnbrook, Mark Collett, Simon Darby, Jim Dowson, Patrick Harrington, Clive Jefferson have all been, at some time, close confidantes and most trusted friends of Griffin. They all had their fingers burnt, they all turned against him-always poorer than when they first met. In fact, Griffin's filled graveyards with the political reputations of once close friends. Some, like Martin Wingfield, Tina Wingfield and Andrew Brons even came back for second helpings in humiliation.
Some have pitied Griffin's wife, Jackie, who has followed Griffin through every minute of his bizarre political twists and turns. She originally fell for Griffin during his "young radical" phase of running the National Front (NF) into the ground in the 1980's. She spent much of her working life after meeting him, financing Griffin's lavish political stupidity. Her NF detractors labeled her the "night nurse", and for years had to put up with a long lasting whispering campaign against her and her husband. Still, she eventually, like the rest of the Griffin family, got her reward. (The occasional humiliations continued, however.)
Nick Griffin has always loved Europe and looked up to his European counterparts longingly. They were cultured, intelligent and worldly in comparison to him. Even though he'd lived in France for a while after an accident with a shotgun lost him one of his eyes, he'd barely bothered to learn the language there as he convalesced.
To the Europeans, Griffin was always seen as just a "little piggy" by his counterparts. Even as an MEP, as he trotted around Brussels and Strasbourg holding out his grubby hands for grubby handshakes from fellow fascists, they saw him as little more than a leader of low class, drunken thugs. If they knew (maybe they did?) what Griffin's loud mouthed thug who provided Griffin's security did to coffee tables, it's unlikely they would even have reciprocated his limp handshake. The Austrians positively hated Griffin and much preferred to dine out with Andrew Brons, Griffin's renegade former comrade and fellow MEP.
When he went travelling Griffin had to make do with friends from Bulgaria, Greece and Hungary. The Germans put up with him (even though he could not speak German) and only the tiny Italian fascists entertained him because he apparently liked to booze as much as they did. Yes, to quote one senior BNP official exasperated by another of Griffin's boozy foreign trips, "hasn't he got any white friends in Europe..." Charming! Still, even racists don't always like each other.
Griffin's stubby, grubby fingers contributed to him being removed from the BNP as much as his foreign trips did. Travel may have broadened Griffin's horizons a little, but to those excluded from the boozing in Europe it hardened their attitude toward Griffin's dismal behaviour as the party collapsed around him.
Griffin very quickly lost control of the battle to win back the BNP. Unable to operate a modern day factional fight as he can barely operate email unaided, the whole battle descended into a slanging match on social media and against his will and instructions, Griffin's supporters hastened their own destruction with mass resignations from the party.
Griffin tried to put a brave face on it- as we reported from his meeting in St Helens, but as Griffin's camp descended further into the mire by vulgarity and threats of violence it appears he decided quite privately to also dump the initiative of "British Voice" without telling anybody. Yes, he took the monies from the meetings they held, but did not tell them that he was not going to be a member of the new group. Unbeknown to many of his new sponsors, he also took himself off to Spain to join hundreds of people celebrating the life of José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the fascist lunatic who led Spain towards disaster.
All hell has now broken loose. Griffin claims he is launching British Unity instead of British Voice and will not be attending the British Voice launch this weekend. Oh dear. British Unity will obviously be far more high brow than the sort of people who have joined British Voice believing they were following Griffin. It has totally split Griffin supporters down the middle. Some are incredibly hurt, others are saying that those hurt clearly were not paying attention to what Griffin had told the meetings he spoke at in support of British Voice.
Griffin sees himself and the small team around himself at 'British Unity' as the cutting edge of British fascism, and the ignorant but loyal thugs like the heartbroken Mick Braun are not part of Griffin's new idea to build a "central nationalist ideological hub and online resource centre, together with a powerful Social Media operation to give us the platform from which to spread our ideas and activities into the public’s consciousness."
The other explanation is, that Griffin is desperately trying to shake off a mole he feels is too close to him. When he was expelled from the BNP, he was accused of leaking information to HOPE not hate. That is interesting, as it had been mainly the Head Office faction bombarding us with little bits of tittle tattle about Griffin.
Griffin decided that Mike Whitby, who came to Griffin's initial rescue was to be sacrificed and left holding the stillborn British Voice. The suspicion in Griffin's new inner circle was that Whitby was financially compromised! That coming from team Griffin!!!
Others are claiming that Griffin has joined a select few fascists that have received funding from the Russian government. Who really, really, knows? If Patrick Harrington suddenly jumps ship back to Griffin that would be a good indicator.
But, all appears lost in confusion, subterfuge and mystery. Griffin announces that British Unity is a "very different animal from what the people promoting the would-be mass movement, The British Voice, want and need to create. They are not rivals; they are two different things for two different but related purposes."
He also asks for people with "practical skills to help use social media platforms to build a powerful Nationalist Alternative Media, and to use it to catch Ukip and street movement Patriots and turn them into Nationalists," to "please get in touch with me." In other words, he still has not got a clue what he is doing, but he has managed to smash another great big and very welcome hole in the fascist movement.
Posted: 28 Nov 2014 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 27 November 2014, 17:08
Who really knows what goes on in former BNP leader Nick Griffin's head? It certainly has never been anything nice or useful, and certainly has very little to do with the interest of anybody other than himself.
Now it appears his new franchise could be in trouble already. 'British Voice', with a logo stolen from a certain film, appears to be old hat already and Griffin has decided he would prefer to call his new group 'British Union'.
That would be some light relief to the genuine British Voice, a genuine charitable organisation.
Griffin is now pushing to some the idea that the new group will be called British Union, but others are determined it will be called British Voice and will fight elections. My, a split already?
The confusion started over the weekend and unsurprisingly, Griffin's supporters got all confused and angry with each other and Griffin was nowhere to be seen.
Griffin was, surprise, surprise, unobtainable due to being out of the country-in Madrid of all places. Yes, despite pleading poverty, there's nothing that can keep Griffin away from a few glasses of red wine with other fascists. And my, what a nice meeting it was, with really nice people.
Griffin was speaking at a meeting commemorating the life of José Antonio.
Griffin is promising to reveal all very soon to his supporters, but it seems some have split away already and have decided to keep the name British Voice. Another bombshell from Griffin was that he does not even want to lead the new organisation.
So all those people who put fivers into his numerous collections in the last three months are somewhat confused. Understandably.
Still, at least he got another foreign trip out of it, eh folks?
Posted: 27 Nov 2014 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 21 November 2014, 10:48
Nick Griffin held his "way forward" meeting in London last night. It seems just about every dreg in the far-right attended. In the pic with Griffin and tatty banner, is Paul "Stavros" Prodromou, the failed leader of the near defunct South East Alliance (SEA).
Another attendee was Gil Gould, formerly of the English Defence League, UKIP and also a long time and idiotic admirer of Nazi tank drivers.
Yes, Griffin really does have the recipe for success here...
Talking of success, the 56 votes Britain First got in last night's Rochester and Strood by-election (0.14%) of the vote is not the lowest ever far-right vote in a parliamentary election. That is a great result no doubt for Paul Golding, their fearless leader.
In a (pointless) interview on the eve of election, Golding told one reporter that he and his party are "inspired by Jesus Christ". How bizarre, as far as I'm aware, Jesus does not appear on any pound coin, by far Golding's most favoured prophet.
Pushed to expand on his Christianity, Golding told the IB Times "This is a Christian country, whether it's our legal system, our system of government, all our historical figures, Churchill, Nelson, Cromwell, Elizabeth... all of them are Christian. This country is built on Christianity, and we do take it very seriously.
"People think of Jesus as some tree-hugging, sandal-wearing liberal, which is not the case.
"[In the bible] Jesus Christ uses physical violence at times, like in the temple in Jerusalem, when he physically attacked people who were trading in the temple grounds, and it says in the Bible he came to bring a sword, not to bring peace."
I wonder what Jesus would think of Britain First's attitude to "trading".
"A lot of people think we're knuckle draggers" Golding conceded. I would say, given last night's election results, about 99.5% of the electorate do.
On the point of Golding's "Christianity" I would say calling him a knuckle dragger would be quite unfair. Even a "knuckle dragger" knows that Golding running around shouting at elderly Muslims to "embrace Jesus Christ" is pointless; they already do.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | There are 6 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 17 November 2014, 11:15
Well, that was a busy weekend for British fascists. Nick Griffin gave a rather boring speech to his supporters in the North East about his new movement, British Voice. Most at the meeting had already read about it on Friday.
There was some desperation in Griffin's meeting too. It seems even those Griffin had previously expelled from the British National Party (BNP) were allowed along, even if it did upset Muriel Malley. Muriel uses the name "Mary Claire" on Facebook these days after being exposed for being a nasty little racist when she worked at the post office. It seems she has taken exception to the presence at Griffin's meeting of a few others she has harboured a grudge against for a while. It's nice to know that Griffin's latest venture will start off with a nasty little row brewing. Let's hope nothing got lifted from the pub this time...
Sadly not at the meeting was Griffin's number one cheerleader, Mick Braun from Essex. Braun is a right "card". He normally writes about things like throwing acid in the face of women, and other wholesome, patriotic activities he likes to engage in. Of late he has been writing all kinds of nasty things about his former colleagues in the BNP-most of it homophobic and libellous, some of it also true, but cannot be reproduced here, sadly.
Like most British fascists who have never lifted an actual finger in defence of this country, Braun has an obsession about the British military, covers himself in poppies once a year and pretends he gives a toss about those brave men and women who have served this country. That is of course, unless he does not like their politics. Take Former infantryman George Gill, 69, who lost his medals and had his beret and poppy stripped off when he was attacked by thugs in Lund Park, Keighley, while on his way to a Remembrance Sunday service. Like most fascists, Braun was up in arms at the outrage and immediately, like all fascists, offered to rally around for the former soldier-from the comfort of his armchair in Essex you understand.
Being a good man, Mr Gill did not want help from the sort of people who worship Nazis. He even told his local paper so. Good for Mr Gill. It appears that has outraged Braun, the do-nothing lard arse who posts pro-Hitler crap on his Facebook page and writes adoring of another lazy incompetent fool, in the shape of Nick Griffin. Below is what people like Braun and Griffin obviously really think of decent people like Mr Gill.
In Rochester, Kent, 500,000 Britain First "supporters" failed to turn up as the group tried a march of their 49 activists through the town. Sadly for Britain First, locals blocked their way and their march did not happen. Cue then, some extraoridinary scenes where Paul Golding (the group's leader) and Jayda Fransen (their candidate) had public meltdowns. Golding found himself ranting about the spirit of the D-Day landings and Fransen rabbiting on about "all of the men and women who shed blood for this country, for democracy..."
Oh yes, those brave men and women who fought fascism. Let's just have a look Britain First's true opinion of brave men and women who fought for this country. They are little more than a cash cow for fascists. Britain First, the National Front etc, etc. The whole lot of them do not give a toss.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 14 November 2014, 20:57
Some people may have missed it, but there really was two National Front marches to the Cenotaph in London last Sunday.
Neither side in the split in the party is particularly nicer than the other, and although the rebel faction had by far the bigger march (148 on their march versus the 46 on the 'Official' NF's march ten minutes later,) the smaller southern faction that controls the party, insist they will persist and have even offered to endorse people who want to stand for the party as candidates as long as they are "respectful" to their leader Ian Edward.
On the point of being respectful, the Official NF accuse the other faction of the NF (based primarily in the north of the country) as being "prolific drunks." Do we really have to have these vermin trampling over the memory of the British and Commonwealth soldiers who fought Nazism, every year? Someone told me that those brave men and women died just so the likes of the swastika tattooed morons of the NF could do just that-march to the Cenotaph. I beg to differ, those brave men and women died so that Britain was not overrun with Hitler worshiping thugs.
The split in the British National Party (BNP) has turned out like one of London Organiser Steve Squire's films. Really exciting for the first five minutes, and then, really boring and one cannot wait until it ends. Neither side has done itself any favours in the past week, but I shall most certainly doth my cap to the Kings of Calamity, Adam Walker and Clive Jefferson, who are charged with destroying what is left of the party.
The pair of idiots actually missed Remembrance Day by a full twenty four hours. They also managed to send the party membership bulletin out late after they plugged in the franking machine they removed from Alwyn Deacon's possession only to discover it would not work at the party's offices in Wigton. Undeterred, Clive Jefferson then drove from Wigton in Cumbria to Deacon's old office in Nuneaton and tried to make it work there. Silly Clive then remembered how he had unceremoniously cut off the phones there to teach treacherous Deacon a lesson. When the membership bulletin did finally arrive, it appears to have been sent out from Edinburgh in Scotland, the home/dungeon of non-party member Patrick Harrington. If our bulletin arrived stamped with the number 225 it gives you a fair idea how few members there really are left in the BNP and how fewer there will be come the new year.
Still, there is some light for Walker, Jefferson and Harrington. There has been much excitement that another one of their elderly supporters has taken very ill and she is worth (said Clive licking his lips) "over six hundred grand."
Nick Griffin's launch of his new scam/venture has had a few hiccups along the way. They have decided to avoid clashing with the rest of the BNP in Blackpool later this month and will return to St Helens instead.
Griffin will be addressing a meeting of his supporters in South Shields this Sunday. As usual they have gone for the Chichester Arms pub as a meeting venue. From there it will be off to London for another meeting on the 21st if Griffin can keep Mike Whitby's fingers out of the collection bucket, that is.
Whitby appears to have taken the role of Griffin's deputy in this new venture. Whitby is currently in the process of trying to register the new party but, according to Whitby, "we are a lot more than that." Yes, criminal conspiracy springs to mind. Whitby is very keen on getting people to hand over cash to this new venture. He also does not want people calling the any meetings the group has "meetings." Getting excited, Whitby says "we’ve received the excellent suggestion of using the word ‘event’ instead of ‘meeting’, as it sounds much more interesting and may encourage more younger people to get involved. The North West group will definitely be using this word from now on."
Yes, the excitement is infectious.. Whitby has also kindly sent me an application form and discussion document and a request I donate up to £1000 to his Griffin's new group. Given that Whitby owes the BNP over £500 in monies he borrowed, I shall decline to fund either body.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Sunday, 9 November 2014, 19:30
The National Front (NF) held their annual shuffle to the Cenotaph in London today. In fact, there were two NF marches as the NF is currently having a bit of "bovver" with itself and the two factions had to be kept apart from each other by the police.
In the picture above is Luke Pippen from Wales, a notorious and violent racist. Today he looked very sombre paying homage to Britain's war dead on behalf the National Front.
In the picture below is what he looks like with that shirt off.
These Nazis don't give a toss about this country or its war dead.
Posted: 9 Nov 2014 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments