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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 31 May 2012, 14:03
Much has been written already about the dubious political aspirations of the EDL and in particular their leader, Stephen Lennon.
One is most grateful that Stephen has not turned his attention to joining the fire brigade, what with his stated propensity for fighting fire with fire.
Elsewhere in Stephen’s patriotic mob and monoculture, people who want a more fair and just society are deemed to be worthless radicals who can only be silenced by violence and victimisation, and people who groom or and rape young women are entirely evil, unless of course, they are EDL members and supporters.
Part of the EDL’s ongoing moaning and whining is of course, that they are denied free speech. I dunno, what came first? The silencing of these poor white lambs, or their attempts to violently assault those they do not agree with?
This weekend in Newcastle a bunch of good hearted people are getting together to celebrate the Jubilee. It’s light hearted, they’ve called it “Stuff the Jubilee” as like me, and a few others I’m sure, they think there are probably more important reasons to clean streets, talk to one’s neighbour, break bread and show a moment of tolerance and respect.
It’s a democracy still, you see. And perhaps we can thank the Queen for that, if that’s your way of seeing things. But it is also a little bit of a protest. Unlike the EDL’s protests, no-one (not even the Queen) is being maligned, threatened, assaulted, urinated on, battered, persecuted or accused of being a paedophile. It is in fact, a perfectly British way to spend the day, in polite and congenial surroundings. They may even have cakes, a few biscuits and some friendly chatter.
Unsurprisingly, the EDL are bitterly opposed to this get together. Not that they are decking the bunting outside their own homes or sweeping the broken glass, mattresses and empty cans of foreign lager away from their front doors and front gardens to honour her Majesty in their own way you understand. No, they’re doing it the EDL way. To honour Her Majesty, the EDL up in Newcastle are going to attack these people with violence. “God save the Queen” they declare.
Bizarrely, given that most of them have served time at Her Majesty’s pleasure, they probably think they’re repaying her some kind of favour!
The EDL and the BFP? They really just are not British.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 22:12
A few weeks ago I found myself indoors on a Saturday night watching the final of "Britain's Got Talent".
I guess that having just turned forty, Saturday nights indoors watching endless hours of nonsense is something I shall just have to get used to. I found myself even turning to twitter to express my surprise that not only was I indoors on a Saturday night, but that it would seem apparent that the most "talented" person in Britain according to the viewing/voting public (of "Britain's got Talent"), was in fact a dog called Pudsey trained by a 17 year old girl from Northampton.
How was the dog going to record an album of cover versions, I wondered. Would it end up doing a version of "Sheep" by the Housemartins, too?
Now here comes the shaggy dog story, as it were. Meet Gary Marsden. He's never been on "Britain's Got Talent". It's almost three years since he got the sack from his job with West Yorkshire Police over his links to the BNP. In fact, he was arrested before he was sacked after a two-year investigation by West Yorkshire Police. In a statement issued at the time, the police said that Marsden was dismissed for the "excessive amount of working time he used to compile music CDs and DVDs and for his association with and contribution to BNP funds which is incompatible with values of West Yorkshire Police."
In 2010, Marsden, who was still unemployed, lost his claim for unfair dismissal. He claimed it was a "sad day for freedom of speech, artictic expression, liberty, democracy and human rights. It is a good day for political correctness."
Many of us thought it was actually a good day for good taste and common sense, and further evidence that the BNP's legal team is little more than a ruse to try and get members to cough up cash on get rich quick schemes to sue their employers.
Marsden you see, is better known as "Anglo Saxon", a rather dire one- man and a guitar- and drum machine, Karaoke act who has been banging out cover versions of "cult" punk classics to both the BNP and now the EDL for a good five years.
He even sings the Angelic Upstarts classic "England", without actually understanding the lyrical content of the cult lefty classic.
Those of us who attend the odd (yes, very odd ) EDL demonstrations often have to cover our ears when Marsden warms up the crowd with his "songs".
Sadly for Marsden, the EDL is not paying him for his efforts. Marsden has now resorted to begging EDL members and supporters to buy his wares so that he can get "pissed". He's not even going to go up to the attic and write a classic. For Marsden, there is no crossing his bridge over troubled water. The mighty has fallen. The king, as it were, is dead skint.
So let that be a listen to Pudsey the pooch. If you lay down with dogs, you'll get fleas. I doubt he will, though. Because it seems that unlike Marsden, Pudsey's got talent.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 21:16
Hands up who uses Twitter?
For those that don't know, Twitter is the hugely popular social network where you can communicate with the world using no more than 140 characters.
That doesn't sound a great deal, and it can be a challenge trying to get across your message without running out of space.
One fan of Twitter is the BNP chairman Nick Griffin.
Griffin has huge problems using Twitter. He also has huge problems telling the truth. The two combined regularly catch him out.
Just today, Griffin posted the following message on his Twitter account: "Romanian at Tesco suppliers Vion Broxbourne plant in hospital with TB. All workers having jabs today."
Now I like to deal with facts so I thought I'd give Vion a ring and try to establish what was the truth.
I spoke to Robert Smith, Group Communications Controller for Vion UK and he confirmed that most of Griffin's message was incorrect.
So let's look at the facts:
Griffin claimed that the victim was a Romanian.He wasn't, he is actually Polish and has already returned to his native Poland.
Griffin claimed that the location of the plant was Broxbourne, which is in Hertfordshire. Wrong again, the plant is located in Broxburn, close to Edinburgh in Scotland.
Griffin claimed the Vion plant supplies Tesco. Whilst it is true that Vion supply meat products to most of the UK's supermarkets, the Broxburn plant does not deal with Tesco.
Griffin claimed that the victim is in hospital with TB. Vion confirmed that the Pole was thought to be suffering from TB and it was believed he was in hospital in Poland, only discovering his illness on his return to Poland.
Griffin claimed that all Vion workers at the plant were to receive anti-TB jabs today. Vion's Robert Smith said this was "complete nonsense". Vion was closely working with the authorities to establish who had been in contact with the Pole. Once this was ascertained, screening would be offered to those potentially at risk. However, this was non compulsory.
Vion is a large employer with up to 14,000 staff in the UK. Robert Smith and Vion were understandably annoyed with Griffin's irresponsible posting and immediately wrote to Griffin, informing him of his numerous errors. Smith invited the North West MEP to contact Vion so that the correct version of events could be relayed to him.
It's unlikely that Griffin will take up their offer.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 17:08
Such a good job does Claire Khaw do at ruining the political careers of even the most ardent of those left in the tiny British Nazi scene, some people have written to us questioning whether she is somehow in our secret employment.
Not that we would ever comment on such things either way, but it does make one wonder whether it is worth starting an irregular column about the dining and social habits of the far-right?
Claire's appearance at a function in Newcastle last week so soon after the demise of her former best friend David "lonesome Nazi" Jones, has ruffled a few feathers.
Indeed, the Nick Griffin camp inside the BNP are absolutely delighted that Khaw chose to support Griffin's bitter rival, the MEP Andrew Brons, the man who came within a whisker of beating Griffin in last year's bitter leadership battle to become the leader of Britain's fastest shrinking political party.
Khaw attended and was (coincidentally) photographed next to the rather uncomfortable looking Brons at another of his ill attended "Unity" meetings. These "Unity" meetings are in reality a get together for those who can still be bothered with hating Nick Griffin instead of getting a real life. They were all there too; Holocaust deniers, perverts, race haters and violent thugs. In fact, it was pretty much an exact mirror of a "mainstream" BNP meeting.
Brons has been relatively quiet of late, fearing he is facing the same fate of the BNP's founder and former leader John Tyndall, who was feted in pretty much the same way by the same bunch of Jew hating cranks once he fell out of favour with Nick Griffin too. Even in death Tyndall cannot escape them.
So here he is, the man who could not save the BNP from Nasty Nick, sitting next to a woman who is basically the kiss of death to any Nazi she throws her weight behind. She wrote earlier today how she sometimes feels "like some Old Testament prophet." Nice job, Claire.
So, join us next week, when Claire dines with Tommy Robinson in Nando's...
Posted: 30 May 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 30 May 2012, 11:48
Despite rumours that he had fallen off his perch as it were ‘Casuals United’ supremo Jeff Marsh continues to think he is one step ahead of the game as he and his ilk plot to attack a UK Uncut event in Brighton this weekend.
However, we can reveal the plans by far-right thugs to attack progressives in Brighton on June 2nd.
The Cardiff City football hooligan has been playing a game of cat and mouse, even publishing false meet up details for his venture to the South Coast from where March For England and their fans in the EDL were chased away last month.
Unfortunately for Marsh, a fake account on various internet forums to garnish details about the UK Uncut event has provided him with only some very minor details and his main concern is that he and his “crew” could be outnumbered.
Not only does Marsh have absolutely no intention at all of meeting up at the Yates Wine Lodge in Brighton, he and his closest and moronic followers have booked themselves in for a long weekend in nearby (and cheaper) Worthing from the Friday night, which is where they are planning on actually staying and causing most of their misery and mayhem for the weekend. So far he and six others are booked into a hotel in the sleepy town. He’s been desperately ringing around to get others to join him.
Any actual soiree into nearby Brighton by Marsh and co will be decided by local hooligan “spotters” employed by Marsh to make sure that the numbers are in his favour should he actually decide to go ahead with the attack.
Marsh’s gang are planning to leave Worthing early on Saturday morning after a curry [I kid ye not] the night before, making their way to Brighton and to a different venue than advertised to meet up with their fellow gang members.
Another six fascist hooligans from Manchester will join Marsh and co in Brighton on Saturday morning and London and Essex EDL’s will bolster their numbers by travelling from London Bridge and Victoria train stations.
The south London EDL team, notorious for battering pensioners, will be discussing their battle plans in a meeting on Thursday night in the Charlie Chaplin pub at the Elephant and Castle after first redirecting their hooligans from nearby Borough Tube Station.
Marsh is even bragging this morning that he has pulled the wool over everyone's eyes. Well, not any longer.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Monday, 28 May 2012, 15:21
An EDL activist has admitted threatening to kill his neighbours and forcing his way into their home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Daniel Smith, 39, was told that he should expect a long jail term when he returns to Leeds Crown Court for sentencing on June 22.
Smith has admitted 10 offences including burglary, common assault, affray, four counts of making threats to kill and two counts of possessing a knife linked to events that took place on August 26, 2011.
He denied aggravated burglary and possessing a screwdriver as an offensive weapon – charges which he had faced at an earlier trial where a jury could not reach a verdict.
A re-trial had been ordered and was expected to start at the court on Wednesday morning.
But when Smith entered guilty pleas to the majority of charges, the prosecution decided a second trial was not in the public interest.
Judge Guy Kearl QC told Smith: “This is going to result in a long sentence of imprisonment. I do, however, think it will be helpful to me if I can have the assistance and benefit of a pre-sentence report upon you.”
He said it would be in Smith’s interest to co-operate with the probation service while they prepared the report.
Smith was remanded into custody until his sentencing.
Posted: 28 May 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 23 May 2012, 17:46
BNP leader Nick Griffin has just posted a rather interesting message on his Twitter account.
He has a lot of experience on this matter.
That would be convicted criminal and elected politician Nick Griffin.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 23:22
After revealing over the weekend about another paedophile in the ranks of the English Defence League, our message box was predictably full of abuse, threats and denials from the EDL and their friends.
One EDL member even complained that we had no evidence that Matthew Woodward had been an EDL member. We were apparently, "deflecting" from other stories concerning the vile practice of grooming and raping young women.
As you will be aware, not only has the EDL been incredibly silent on the issue of another in a long list of child abusers in their ranks, Nick Griffin has desperately been trying to promote the EDL's rivals, the "Infidels", and of course, the loony brigade that go by the name "Combined ex-Forces".
Here is said paedophile Matthew Woodward in the uniform of the Combined ex-Forces, where until recently he was leader of their Deeside Division.
The CxF never said a word about his quiet departure. It's believed that Woodward was even to address one of their meetings about the dangers of paedophiles in society, 'Muslim' paedophiles of course!
Paedophilia is disgusting. So is trying to profit from the misery it causes. So is covering it up. The far-right in this country are experts at both.
Posted: 22 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Monday, 21 May 2012, 21:24
Leading member of the North West Infidels Shane "Diddyman" Calvert was arrested over the weekend Hope not Hate has learnt.
Calvert from Blackburn was charged with domestic related criminal damage at a house in the Hartlepool area.
It is thought the property belongs to that of Calvert's heavily pregnant ex girlfriend Sami Pearson, who is due to give birth to Calvert's baby in just over one month.
Calvert is very close to Infidel leader John "Snowy" Shaw but has grown ever more extreme over recent months, taking part in various activities with the National Front and the miniscule CxF.
Shane Calvert has been charged and bailed to appear in court on June 7th.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Sunday, 20 May 2012, 18:25
A member of the EDL was in court on Friday charged with possession of Level 1 images of children as young as ten years old, and a video recording of another child that was rated as Level 4.
Matthew Woodward had been living in Derby, but had also lived in Doncaster as well as Deeside.
You may not have heard about this case, as the EDL and the BNP decided not to protest against this man.
According to embarrassed EDL members who are desperately trying to keep this case quiet, Matthew Woodward was a well known member of the EDL and a regular at their demonstrations. He was a keen user of internet aliases to also attack Muslims and antifascists too.
He was given 120 hours community service and a five year residential order. Other information relating to this case we are unable to publish at the moment, but we shall be bringing you the story as soon as possible.
Posted: 20 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 17 May 2012, 16:18
This just taken from the Liverpool EDL Facebook page.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Thursday, 17 May 2012, 13:48
I was just flicking through some photographs taken at the recent March for England St Georges Day march held last month in Brighton and a familiar face caught my eye.
In the photos was our old friend the very violent EDL youth leader Joel Titus.
Titus has actually been banned from attending any event of this kind after he received an Anti Social Behavioural Order at Uxbridge Magistrates Court in 2011.
He received the order following his involvement in a string of incidents between 2009 and 2010, which police say were overwhelmingly related to EDL protests.
The conditions of the order are that Titus is barred from entering or loitering outside mosques or Islamic prayer rooms, attending any EDL demonstration, or visiting an area of Whitechapel for three years.
He is not allowed to be part of a group of ten or more people, whose actions could cause alarm or distress, display a sign or placard, or use defamatory or insulting language which could cause alarm or distress.
Titus was also jailed for nine months last year for his part in a brawl involving up to 40 football hooligans outside Liverpool Street Station.
Brentford fan Joel Titus was part of a mob which fought with rivals from Leyton Orient. Bottles and other missiles were hurled and passers-by were lucky not to be injured, the Old Bailey was told.
I wonder what the police might say if they got to hear that Joel was in Brighton ?
Posted: 17 May 2012 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 17 May 2012, 00:25
I'm not sure what Nick Griffin's doing for lunch tomorrow, but it seems that EDL leader Stephen Lennon has decided he wants to fight the world (or as he eloquently puts it, those people "giving it" to him about his latest social networking mishap).
Lennon, who still persists in calling himself Tommy Robinson snapped late tonight-probably once he'd got home from the pub.
He's invited all of his (many) detractors to be at Nandos tomorrow at midday so he can no doubt have another one of his highly publicised public brawls.
I suggest he extends the invite to Griffin personally, having threatened to give the BNP leader a "slap" for "giving it" to him last month too.
It should be a great day. Nandos in Luton is a Halal restaurant, and we all know how much Nick Griffin likes a Halal meal too.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 16:54
With the European Championships fast approaching, most football supporters can't wait until the tournament kicks off next month.
One person who isn't quite as enthusiastic is Hartlepool BNP activist Ashley Harwood.
Harwood, who is also an EDL supporter would quite like to travel to the continent to watch England take on the likes of France,Sweden and hosts Ukraine. Unfortunately he can't.
The reason he can't is that Harwood is a violent football hooligan who is currently on a 4 year banning order following violence which left a rival supporter fighting for his life, leaving him with injuries from which he may never recover.
A group of Hartlepool hooligans including Harwood attacked Sheffield Wednesday supporter Kevin Taylor in 2010 leaving him with multiple skull fractures and brain swelling.
Taylor had to be airlifted to hospital and was left in a coma for ten days needing round-the-clock care in a rehabilitation unit.
Harwood admitted affray for his part in the attack and received an 8 month suspended sentence along with a four year football banning order. His friend Paul Bennett, also from Hartlepool was jailed for three years for GBH,Affray and Unlawful Wounding.
Posted: 16 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 18:29
Is there hope for Stephen Lennon, leader of the mighty naughty, nutty, neo-Nazi EDL?
Well, it may be illegal because of her age, but that has never stopped EDL members before.
Perhaps with time, "Tommy" will see that love has no colour. I think I'll ask our Facebook guys to dedicate a song tonight to Stephen. Or alternatively, ring the police about him grooming a teenager.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | There are 3 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 21:40
Channel Four tonight gave over two minutes airtime to a man with strong recent links to the BNP and with a history of violence, intimidation and extreme anti-abortion activities. '4thought' was aware of the true nature of James Dowson, but decided not to inform their viewer as much.
What makes it all the more interesting and disturbing, is that Dowson could be about to make a dramatic comeback to the BNP!
Shortly before the elections last week we had a tip off that Nick Griffin was seriously considering asking his former concigleri to return to the beleagured party.
The word was that Griffin was tearing his hair out at the way the BNP's London campaign had descended into sectarian late night drinking binges by key personnel while 150,000 election newspapers were in a lock up undelivered.
There were other problems weighing on his mind too. Since Dowson's acrimonious departure the party had sunk into desperate financial trouble and were becoming extremely persona non grata in Northern Ireland, from where Dowson had run the party's offices and where the BNP had run up almost deadly unpaid debts.
Looking at his campaign team, Griffin knew that he had chosen sides badly. He backed the wrong horses after his party's 2010 election nightmare and he had refused to listen to Dowson who had suggested Griffin dumped the likes of Clive Jefferson and Patrick Harrington. The party was already heading for meltdown and a damaging split
Dowson may had been an expensive and often controversial fundraiser, but he had helped the party get two MEPs elected to Brussels in 2009 by running a large and professional call centre for the BNP for next to nothing.
Two nights before last week's elections, Griffin rung his Press Officer and de-facto deputy Simon Darby to discuss contacting Dowson and asking him to run his quest to be re-elected to Brussels as an MEP next year. Darby was by all accounts non-committal. Dowson had been very unpopular when he was with the BNP, but after his departure the party haemorrhaged both cash and members.
Darby was charged with going on line and now talking down the BNP's chances of winning back their seat on the London Assembly, a huge climb down.
Reappointing Dowson would mean that Griffin would have to dump almost all of the party's current senior management team who had formed a gang against Dowson in the dying days of 2010. The problem with dumping Clive Jefferson would be that Clive not only knows where more than a few BNP bodies are buried, but also that Clive as treasurer, was the sole beneficiary of £500,000 recently left to the party.
People close to Griffin also state that he would appear to suffer separation anxiety when away from Harrington for any period time. Driving back to his home in Wales and not even bothering to attend the count at City Hall Griffin is said to have spoken to at least four senior people to sound out whether they could work with Dowson.
Last week, Dowson was thrown out of an office in Chichester Street in downtown Belfast after an investigation by antifascists into his ongoing business and political activities in Belfast. Like Griffin, we're fully aware that Dowson is not somebody to rub up the wrong way
Tonight Dowson was on Channel Four tonight arguing against "designer babies" at a time when the BNP complain they get no airtime themselves. Channel Four labelled Dowson a "Christian" despite knowing in advance his past and present involvement in the far-right as a virulent, sectarian extremist as well as an extreme anti-abortionist. They may have also just given him his way back into the leadership of the BNP.
Posted: 9 May 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 7 May 2012, 16:39
Fresh from keeping us up to date about a cuckoo in his back garden on the very day the BNP were getting wiped out across the country, there's more comedy gold today from the BNP's leader Nick Griffin.
In the run up to the elections, his candidate for mayor was exposed as a sex swinger. Nothing wrong with that (if that's your thing) except of course, he wanted to attend couples swinging parties on his own.
Then the BNP's London Organiser Steve Squire, who topped the BNP's London list was exposed as a sex shop owner who had previously sold date rape drugs and unlicensed sex films. The hatrick as it were, was then how another one of the BNP's London list was then exposed in some rather adult (not tasteful) poses on a series of anti-BNP websites a week before polling.
Not at all. It appear that porn has rotted his brain. According to Griffin, it's teenagers who are downloading porn on a wet bank holiday and not his own diminished membership.
Griffin really should not judge the youth of this fine nation by his party's own poor standards. The country has already rejected Griffin and co on the very basis that the BNP is morally flawed.
Posted: 7 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 7 May 2012, 12:02
Plenty of EDL members have spent the last two days complaining about their near wash-out in Luton.
Still, even if the EDL is becoming a smaller organisation, it most certainly isn't perfectly formed.
Al Francis works hard for the "cause". When he's not helping out the EDL or his party the BNP, he's marching with the National Front. Al does these things no doubt because he feels the white man is some sort of superior being; the sort of person one can trust.
Far be it for me to tell Al he's wrong, he could just ask himself this morning about how he feels about his mates in the EDL's Essex division.
One of his fellow "Crusaders" pinched the mobile phone of Al's wife, Shirley when they were on the Essex Division's coash. That's very uncomradely of them, particularly as an HTC Wildfire mobile phone weighs in at over £100!
Despite appeals for its return, it appears not only was the phone not returned to Al and Shirley, the cheeky bugger who stole it then went and used Shirley's internet too!
Not only is there no honour among thieves, it appears there is very little among thugs either.
Posted: 7 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Sam King | on: Sunday, 6 May 2012, 23:46
Gil, I'm a 27 year old chef with the entire collection of Star Wars episodes on VHS.
Posted: 6 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 20:19
Poor old Andy Snipers is not a happy bunny. You'd think he would be grateful that we thought his words were worth repeating.
I guess not. I apologise for that, Andy. I am the "Hot Swedish blond" on your friend list. Please do not delete me.
Posted: 5 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 16:57
This is Professor Pongoo, a man dressed as a penguin.
He stood as an election candidate in one solitary election in Scotland.
That is one more candidate than the BNP put up in the whole of Scotland as their feckless Scottish organiser Davie Orr Jr forgot the date of the elections.
1-0 to Professor Pongoo.
Professor Pongoo received 444 votes in the one election he stood in.
The National Front stood 8 candidates in Scotland, unlike the BNP they marked election day in their diary. Their combined vote was just 369, 71 votes fewer than the penguin on his own.
2-0 to Professor Pongoo.
The BNP splinter group "Britannica" led by former Glasgow Organiser Charlie Baillie managed to scrape together just 73 votes over 4 wards in Glasgow, 369 votes short of the penguin.
3-0 to Professor Pongoo.
Professor Pongo received more votes than the combined far right vote in the whole of Scotland.
4-0 to Professor Pongoo.
Conclusion: The good people of Scotland prefer penguins to fascists.
Posted: 5 May 2012 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 15:46
Kasper Mortensen photographed at today's EDL demo in Luton.
Mortensen was recently sacked as head of The Danish Defence League after he was jailed for 28 days after he launched a violent attack against a night club bouncer in his native Denmark.
Here he is photographed with Mark Carlton, an EDL activist from Huddersfield
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 14:36
AS well as wanting to hang democratically elected MPs, the EDL's Kevin Carroll also wants EDL members to make their children wear Christian crosses.
Perhaps it would be better if they actually acted like Christians?
Posted: 5 May 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 14:18
EDL deputy Kevin Carroll has announced to the crowd in Luton that Bradford MP George Galloway should "be hung for treason".
Obviously, we look forward to Kevin and the rest of the EDL standing for election themselves so they can put their "patriotism" to the electorate, who will be able to judge them on their criminality and violence.
Kevin's now describing the fascist British Freedom Party as the EDL's "political wing". Not bad is it, the EDL have linked up with a party that intends to stand candidates for the House of Lords...
Posted: 5 May 2012 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 13:51
Giving it a good count, it looks like it is closer to 1000 EDL in Luton. Many could not be bothered to listen to the speeches. Andy Snipers is not happy. He went to Luton from his home in Northampton expecting a lot more members to be there.
Many didn't even stay around for the speeches. Tommy Robinson has attacked the local media as "apologists for extremist culture in Luton". Someone needs to remind Tommy, that he leads one half of that extremist culture.
He certainly does not represent the answer to Luton's problems. He is part of the problem...
Posted: 5 May 2012 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 13:30
Mixed figures coming in. Some are saying there are about 12-1500 EDL. The EDL will no doubt say it was 15,000
They're continuing to attack police officers. Lots of very drunk EDL supporters on the march too. Police now starting to make some arrests.
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 13:17
Tommy Robinson is in Luton with a badly scratched face, his cousin Kevin is in a suit.
The police are being pelted by the EDL with bottles, fireworks and beer cans. "Tommy" was announced formally as the deputy of the British Freedom Party this morning.
I guess this is how his politics pan out
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 10:12
It might be all lager and fun for the North East EDL, but Anders Breivik supporter Gil Gould from Essex EDL has not had a good start to the day. Gil prefers to use the internet under the name Mick Wittman who I'm told was a famous tank driver for the Nazis during the second world war..
It would seem quite a few EDL around the country have cried off from going to Luton already...
I think we'll be seeing quite a few less EDL today than in previous national demonstrations
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Saturday, 5 May 2012, 09:47
As ever, North East EDL have made an early start for the trip to Luton. Here's Dane Old from Sunderland who no doubt will complain later that he could not get to a toilet.
Posted: 5 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 3 May 2012, 15:21
Word is out, as are the knives now it seems the BNP may struggle.
Clive "Rodney" Jefferson is being lined up for a big fall once he has to go back to Cumbria on Monday.
Posted: 3 May 2012 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 16:37
Today, Nick Griffin has been hard at it, and I do not mean a Chicken Korma, either.
The BNP has had a quite quiet campaign. What with lack of leaflets, few members, sex scandals, swinging parties, date rape drugs, sex shops, filthy candidate pictures being leaked on the net, assault, stalking, theft, violence, and armed police to contend with, is it a surprise they have hardly done much?
So the leader Griffin has been out and about in London today. It's not his favourite place. Too many black people for his liking if I recall. Some parts of London even look like Kenya according to the one-eyed pig farmer from Wales. It was only two years ago he fled the count in Barking and Dagenham saying that London was "lost".
I also recall that B&D was lost partly because even the white voters there did not like him much.
Still, it's all hand to the pump for the BNP in these last two days of electioneering and they are not a happy bunch of campers either, in case you did not know.
Clive "Rodney" Jefferson was out in Dagenham this lunch time, looking his usual challenged self. Clive's the person who has taken it upon himself to run the BNP's campaign this year. He's put everything the BNP had (or at least claimed they had) into their campaign, but it just is not working for them. Despite lie after lie to their members that they were doing really well, the Party's full time bore and connoisseur of bargain bangers Simon Darby, began the unpleasant task of talking the party's hopes down yesterday.
Simon too felt there were just too many black people in London, basically. Of course, the BNP insistes that it's not half as racist as it used to be. Griffin has done almost everything to try and convince us of that, except actually go out and kiss a black baby, have black people visit his house or even acknowlegde that he loves to slip a bit of Barry White on the CD player when he's eating a curry in his favourite car park in Kent.
One of the other problems with being a BNP member is of course, being a little bit dim or daft. Also, most people seem to have far longer memories than BNP members. Who could forget the daftie David Orr ? He forgot to put in the BNP's nomination forms for Scotland, meaning that Scotland really is the lucky country this year as the BNP are not standing there..
Orr tried to blame a non existent change in election date for his stupidity. What with that being nearly a whole month ago, Orr is sat at home lambasting the silly people who did manage to get their nominations in on time. In fact, Orr is now absolutely certain that he did the right thing: "We are not even asking for your support in Scotland this year, just your support" he writes.
Yes, David. That's because you forgot.
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posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 14:13
It seems even the BNP are now deeply embarrassed by their London mayoral candidate Carlos Cortiglia.
We wrote last week about the BNP's poorly made election broadcast for London where Carlos Cortiglia failed to appear in the footage and in fact wasn't even mentioned by name.
We also wrote recently about Cortiglia's colorful past where he posted a large volume of messages to “Adult” groups on what was known as Usenet before it was taken over by Google Groups. Among the groups frequented by Cortiglia were several involving Swinging, though he seemed to have no partner to take to swinging parties with him.
The most damaging revelation about him is that Uruguayan Cortiglia allegedly offered to fight for Argentina against Britain during the Falkland’s War in 1982. You can still read the Interview online with the Argentinian newspaper La Nación, where Cortiglia said "I am Argentine Eastern, or in other words, Uruguayan of birth, and I feel very bound emotionally to the Argentine Republic. In 1982 I offered myself as a volunteer to go to the Malvinas."
If that wasn't damaging enough, one day before the polls open and more damaging revelations have come to light about Cortiglia's past.
In 2005, writing about World War 2 on the internet site of the German broadcaster "Deutsche Welle", Cortiglia wrote: "My family was pro-German and was a leading family within the National Party headed by Luis Alberto de Herrera. "
He continued "The family of my ancestor former Senator of the National Party - General Dionisio Coronel - had slaves".
Two years later Cortiglia set up his own blog on The Daily Telegraph's website. He later deleted this, but unfortunately for him we can still access postings via its web cache.
In 2007 Cortiglia wrote an entry titled "How Britain Helped the Nazis". Cortiglia wrote "In the 1970's I met former German officers, amongst them some SS commanders, in Montevideo".
A day later, Cortiglia commented on his own article: "I met them [the SS] in person and they and by they you know who I mean lived free and without any restrictions with full knowledge of the Latin American governments".
In 2007 Cortiglia also wrote that "My father used to say that everything German was better and the best in the world.I grew up listening to him saying that he hated Hitler because "he did not finish the job".
We've included the grabs of Cortiglias comments should he once again claim the comments are nothing but a "left wing smear", or perhaps a Jewish Conspiracy of some sort.
Posted: 2 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 11:45
How do you know when Tommy Robinson is telling lies?
Easy, you can see his lips moving.
It's starting to get a little silly now, every time an EDL demo approaches, Tommy gets mysteriously beaten up by "Muslims".
Yet no arrests have ever been made.
With the Luton demo this weekend it looks like he is up to his old tricks yet again.
What is rather strange is that Bedfordshire Police haven't a clue what Tommy is on about.
Posted: 1 May 2012 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Simon Cressy | on: Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 01:53
The BNP website announced earlier this month that a visiting Spanish Nationalist had signed up to become a member of the BNP.
Manuel Camzo has become Manchester BNP’s newest and high profile member.
Described as a published Nationalist author who has come to this country to study English, the real facts about Camzo are a little different.
Manchester BNP’s new Spanish pal “Manuel Camzo” is, in reality, Manuel Quesada Campos, a Nazi publisher of Holocaust denial books.
Campos, born in December 1983, is resident in Alicante and his publishing outfit is called Ediciones Camzo (Camzo Editions).
He is a supporter of the fascist Plataforma per Catalunya (PxC) who gained 66,000 votes in last year’s local elections.
Campos took part in a Nazi revisionist meeting in Madrid in November last year, introducing books touted by his publishing firm. The meeting was organised by satellite organisations of the Republican Social Movement (MSR) which shares membership of the international Nazi Alliance of European National Movements.
One of the “writers” he publishes is Enrique Ravello, a Nazi businessman from Valencia. Ravello, an ex-member of the now defunct Nazi CEDADE organisation, holds the key position of responsibility for the PxC’s international relations. In that capacity, he has rubbed shoulders with such hardcore Nazis as the convicted Holocaust denier Pedro Varela and the convicted terrorist Manfred Roeder as well as with Pavel Tualev, editor of the Russian Nazi magazine Athenaeum. He is also linked with the French extremists Front National number two Bruno Gollnisch and raving Islamophobe Guillaume Faye.
Camzo appears to enjoy the company of Nazis and Holocaust Deniers, No wonder he chose the BNP.
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