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posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 27 June 2014, 11:34
Traditionally this is the quiet time of year for the far-right, but things have been cooking away nicely out of sight in the last couple of weeks as things go from bad to worse for them.
In the British National Party (BNP) no-one has heard much from the Leader as he is probably away somewhere burying the last of his lucre in the gardens of one of his holiday homes , but you too could get close to him for a mere forty quid a week if you feel that way inclined or are indeed a police spy. Griffin's bag carrier, Simon Darby, has been cock-a-hoop all week; he seems to have been paid for the pleasure in food tokens.
The word in what is left of the party (1334 paid up members at the beginning of the month according to Griffin's idiotic son in law) is that a fifth column is preparing any day now to do nothing to remove Griffin. Adam Walker, Peter Molloy, Donna Treanor, Steve Squire and Kevin Layzell are, I'm told, the chief protagonists in trying to get rid of Griffin, but they're all too scared to make the first move.
What probably has not helped getting things moving was poor Layzell popping round to visit Squire to discuss their not-so-secret plans in his Soho shop . The poor lad has apparently become quite distracted ever since.
News of the group's plans reached as far as sunny Bolton and caused local BNP organiser Bryn Morgan to get very, very upset with them about their planned disloyalty. Being the smart sort he is, he then sounded out both the British Democratic Party (BDP) and Britain First to see if they had room for him.
There appears to be neither room nor interest in the BDP for anything much these days. Half of the party (about eighteen people) are carrying on without a leader, a President or hope, while the other half appear to be under the impression the party has folded. If the party has folded, that's bad news for their "administrator" Ken Booth, who was recently seen taking in some stock of paper for the printing of election leaflets in his living room. Still, I guess, what they don't know down the social about Ken's printing enterprise won't hurt them. Some in the BDP would willingly return to the BNP if Griffin would just finally depart.
He's been out of prison two weeks now and all we know about EDL founder, criminal and thug Stephen Lennon is that he believes British prisons are run by Muslims and not the Ministry of Justice or Group 4. If you do not like the holiday resort, one should really go somewhere else, Stephen. It's refreshing to know that his 'deradicalisation’ is going so well.
Stephen's old chums in the English Defence League are off to Middlesbrough tomorrow to protest for a living wage and an end to austerity.... Not! Never mind, Kevin Smith is making a return to protesting with the gang though, the most anticipated return to Middlesbrough since Juninho. Smith is a notorious wally who has been arrested and locked up on something like fifteen previous EDL demonstrations. He disappeared for a while not long after the Walthamstow debacle and has been telling everyone how looking forward he is to marching with "thousands" of other like minded souls once more. Er, that should be a good eye opener for him, then.
What he's not been so open about is the bizarre incident of a girl friend who converted to Islam, his near conversion to Islam, his domestic "squabbles", his trawling some of the more lurid social media sites for short-term "mates" and allegedly, his preparedness to sell information on his "mates" when he was short of cash.
Interestingly, the EDL has postponed its planned demonstration next month in Colchester because they feel police resources could be better spent investigating the shocking murder of Nahid Almanea, and whilst I shall not criticise them for that rather surprisingly sensible decision, I will point out that it would help it they were more circumspect and truthful on other occasions
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Monday, 23 June 2014, 16:11
One of the longest surviving Nazi groups in this country is the British Movement (BM). Yes, if you have a bonehead and lust for lederhosen, this thoroughly un-British back-water for Hitler admirers is a must.
The "BM" has of course, seen better days. Nowadays they just hang around in near secrecy-since the world is run by Jews, but they do manage to get out occasionally and sit around the odd inhalant making plans for world domination.
The BM had its better days in the late seventies when most kids idled away their leisure time making model aircraft neatly packaged by those kind folks at Airfix. Most of us liked to build the model of the Spitfire, that hastily cobbled-together destroyer of the Nazi bombers and fighter planes that blighted the skies of Blighty during the Second World War.
For British Movement kids, Airfix also obliged by supplying models of Nazi planes, but the best thing was, for the BM kids, the glue that came with the model making kits. One whiff of the stuff and you were positively climbing the walls in your jack boots. Like the BM, sadly, making model aeroplanes appears to be a bit of a past time these days.
So, there wasn't a lot of glue at the British Movement's shindig named "Sunwheel" in Yorkshire on the weekend, but there was camping, big boots, boneheads, warm lager and lots of young kids getting sun burnt. Obviously, getting too much sun is a bad thing if you want to be part of the Aryan master race; a little bit of pink in the face is good, but going brown is very, very bad.
And so it came to pass that two Mothers (no less) came to blows over the care and consideration of the children.
Yes, that's right; while the kids were playing the mothers were fighting, apparently over who was the best mother of white offspring. For obvious reason we cannot show too much about what we know about the incident, but we can say that in one corner was Danni Brooks, partner of the dubious and out on license Liam Pinkham and in the other was Janni Hägglund, better known as Janet Haggerty, the partner of senior British Movement figure John "Benny" Hill.
Brooks launched into Haggerty whilst her friends from the National Front cheered her on. Brooks is of course now bragging that she did what she did because Haggerty is a bad mother. Never mind that Haggerty's child (by Brooks’ own admission) saw the whole thing.
How Jeremy Kyle missed this event is beyond belief. Let's just hope for Liam's sake that the probation service do not find out that he was there, either...
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Friday, 20 June 2014, 09:28
People may well recall how last year seven members of Nazi gang called the "Infidels" were jailed for a cowardly attack on a father and his two sons in Liverpool town centre.
The Nazis claimed that their three victims were part of some elite antifascist gang, but in fact, it was a father with his son meeting his other son who had just finished playing a gig with his band.
One of the Nazi hardmen did a runner so missed sentencing. However, Michael Kearns, 41, of Liverpool, Liam Pinkham, 24, Wallasey, Merseyside, Shane Calvert, 31, of Blackburn, Peter Hawley, 53, of Blackburn, Matthew Coates, 22, Southport and Steven Dumont, 18, of Liverpool all pleaded guilty to violent disorder and were sent to prison.
Most of the gang were released last month having served a fraction of their sentences. One of the gang got it quite easy in prison given his admitted predilection for sex with underage teenagers. Such is the life of a Nazi.
It's now been confirmed that Calvert and Hawley were returned to prison last week- and Calvert will not be out before he has served his full sentence-some time around Christmas.
Calvert is the leader of the gang as well as the supplier of designer drugs to most of the Nazis in the north west. He likes to go by the name “Diddyman”, however, we have preferred to call him “Diddyboy” on account of him being a silly little boy. His favourite past time has been assaulting woman photographers-groping them at every opportunity.
He won't be missed by any decent people. All attention now turns to Stockport to see if any other members of the gang think they're brave enough to try and pick up where they left off.
It'll be particularly interesting to see if two in particular turn up at the British Movement party in East Yorkshire this weekend
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 19 June 2014, 09:02
Last night Britain First caught wind of what was in the offing and issued a rather wild statement on their Facebook page about tracking us down etc, etc.
This morning, using their right to reply to media enquiries, they said the report was full of rubbish and best ignored.
This evening, they have now issued a statement threatening journalists who repeat or run stories on the back of our report.
On the back of this, we have received further threats ourselves.
Unfortunately, this is part of the job. It is not a nice part of the job, but it is a part of the job we recognise comes with the territory in researching and exposing fascists.
Realising that this is what we do at HOPE not hate, Britain First has now issued a warning to journalists who report our report into their activities. That is wholly unpleasant and unacceptable. They have had their right of reply and it seems it is to issue threats.
They will not win.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | There are 14 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 12 June 2014, 15:35
When the British National Party (BNP) was serious about pretending to be a political party, they used to head up to Blackpool for a "conference". Nick Griffin would stand at the door grubbily welcoming delegates, while up at the windows of their chosen venue, his moronic thugs would make unpleasant gestures at people outside.
They chose to hold their conferences at the Kimberley Hotel, which the BNP waxed lyrical about to their members as being some kind of Hilton for whites only.
Boycotting the hotel proved pointless as nobody ever wanted to stay there, anyway. Soon, shocked BNP members began complaining it was filthy and disgusting, but still the BNP persisted on going there because the owner was after all, "one of us."
Yesterday the owner was jailed, finally, for running what sounds like little more than a filthy death trap for years. During the whole time the BNP used it, it was only every given a cleaning once-by two BNP members from the north who gave the toilets a forensic cleaning just in case the police were ever called to investigate allegations about their behaviour. Of course, they never were.
Such disregard for the members has been a particular slant of Nick Griffin's leadership. I'm surprised he didn't try and tie in conferences held at the Kimberley with their "dead member" package.
It appears that the knives are really out in the BNP for Griffin, finally. What with everyone waiting for the opportunity to make their move, it has rather bizarrely, been left to Kevin Layzell to fire the first shot, lamenting on his Facebook page that the party's founder, the Hitler admirer John Tyndall, would be "turning in his grave if he could see what his party had been reduced to."
Not that Kevin ever met Tyndall. He was about 9 when Tyndall popped his jackboots otherwise he would know that is not entirely true of Tyndall. When Tyndall ran the party it was a tiny Jew-hating sect of Holocaust deniers, perverts and weirdoes. So in fact he would heartily approve of its current state. And as long as it remains tiny, so do I.
It seems I may have missed a trick about the meeting of Britain First's Jim Dowson and Liberty's Paul Weston which I reported last week. It seems Dowson has appointed Weston's former sidekick Lee Cooper as party Chairman.
Lee's full name is Lee Tang-Cooper. He was involved in UKIP for a few years and later became the communications director of Weston's disastrous British Freedom Party, the political wing of the English Defence league. Whilst that was falling apart he registered a new political party website called the New Dawn Party.
Welcome Lee, you've probably just becomes the world's most gullible fall-guy.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Saturday, 7 June 2014, 23:44
Last year, hardline neo-Nazi Paul Duffy from Washington in Tyne and Wear was sentenced to five years in prison.
Police found a Webley 8mm pistol and two rounds of ammunition when they raided Paul Duffy's house, after a tip-off.
It appears that Mr Duffy has had an accident while at HMP Northumberland and is currently in hospital, accompanied by a prison officer.
One does wonder however, how it is that Mr Duffy has been able while in hospital to update his Facebook page. It seems the television he is using also has internet access.
Is it because the prison officer(s) minding him are unaware that he has spent the last two days posting to Facebook the sort of filth shown here?
Answers to a post card to the prison guvnor.
Posted: 7 Jun 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 5 June 2014, 21:02
As we have been reporting, things in the English Defence League (EDL) are dire.
This evening, the EDL's Chairman Steve Eddowes issued a press release that is more aimed at the writers' of Viz magazine, such is the comedy gold therein, than Fleet Street.
Eddowes has attacked Hel Gower for trying to destroy the EDL. Today the group's website was also taken down, no doubt another result of Gower's fury at being kicked out of the organisation.
Eddowes, is not happy. And whichever four year old he got to write his press release for him has captured his anger perfectly.
But in great adversity comes great humour. First of all, Eddowes seems to think it is July and not June on the date of his release. However, he is apparently very proud of the English tradition for "black humour". The idea of anything black or intentionally humorous coming from the EDL is a joke.
Eddowes claims that he has been aware since the recent Rotherham demonstration that Gower has been trying to cause trouble inside the organisation. For someone who so prides himself on being a security aware person, he is in fact the last person to find out! Most people have thought ill of Gower since the inception of the EDL.
Eddowes is also finally aware of a north-south divide in the EDL, something we have written about for around three years.
I would go on and keep dissecting the nonsense of their arguments, but to be honest, it appears our readers know more about the EDL than the current moron running it does. So below, here is the press release by Eddowes, the chair of the EDL and security supremo.
To be honest, the bloke is so dopey it's a surprise that Gower didn't pinch his computer while he was writing it. Eddowes had to release it on the Leeds Division's page on Facebook as he cannot get on the EDL's main page!
STEVE EDDOWES PRESS RELEASE
The recent departure of Helen “Hel” Gower has brought with it attacks
on the EDL leadership including accusations of anti-semitism,
homophobia, and underhanded conduct. This press release addresses
those allegations and put to rest the many rumours that have been
circulating since her departure.
“Since being elected Chairman I have had to alter the way I do things
to a degree. As Head of Security my job was to be seen, yet not be
seen. As Chairman I am now very much in the public eye, and that is
alien to me. I'm finding it difficult to adapt. One element that I
have avoided in the past but that I now find myself embroiled in is
public spats on social media. Time and time again I have witnessed
these events- it seems some people are not happy unless they are
For the record, I have never nor will I ever air dirty washing in
public. I get no enjoyment from petty Facebook fisticuffs, but the sad
reality is some people thrive on it. They live for that sort of thing,
and when you take away the forum for that drama which is the EDL you
find that they were never loyal to the cause in the first place. The
sad thing is the EDL loses a lot of good people in the wake caused by
these spats. I have had it up to my neck with this! Hence I find
myself having no choice but to publicly respond to the campaign that
has been launched against me and the Regional Organisers.
Before I proceed I want to appeal to all those with whom I have done
business over the years. Those of you who have come to me in
confidence, I want to ask you- have I ever betrayed your confidence? I
ask that question safe in the knowledge that I know the answer. NEVER!
I have never betrayed anyone’s confidence.
My response to the allegation of underhandedness is simple- welcome to
the world of security. When a security threat materialises, you have
to resort to less palatable means to ensure the integrity of what you
are protecting. You do not approach a suspected risk and advertise
your intentions. That said, everything I have ever done has been for
the good of the EDL. I was given the job because I was trusted. I
could not betray that trust.
As Chairman, all of a sudden I have to get to know the people around
me on a personal level, which is very different from building a
picture of someone from a security perspective. Fact is I inherited a
very rocky ship, being blown around in rough seas, some might say on
the verge of sinking. One of the biggest problems was trust, or lack
of it. One of the biggest trust issues was the North/South divide.
The first objective in restoring trust and breaking the North/South
divide was getting to know who’s who, who’s with who, and who has a
vested interest in preserving that divide. Fast forward a few weeks
and things are going beyond anything I ever envisioned. I have however
identified the individual who is intent on keeping this divide firmly
in place. There are a lot of screenshots emerging and I believe there
will be recorded voice calls published in the near future. Some will
undoubtedly be real and some will be altered to suit the motives of
those who are publishing them.
It has taken a lot of hard work to climb over the obstacles that were
in my path at the start. The RO team is made up of sound people with
strong personalities and different opinions. Whilst all in my opinion
believe in the core Mission Statement of the EDL some have slightly
different takes on how we should portray ourselves and pursue our
goals. This provides for good debate and I feel it is vital to get a
balanced outlook on things. It also provides for some heated arguments
at meetings as we have agreed to air our thoughts openly, however at
odds they may be. This is because it is vital to be honest in
maintaining trust. Don't forget that we are English, and black humour
comes naturally to us. We do not run our remarks through the PC filter
in any way so please take that into account when the next salvo lands.
Please feel free to contact me or your RO and we will be happy to
explain the truth of things.
Another allegation that has been made is that myself and the ROs wish
to exclude Jews and gays from the EDL. This is categorically untrue.
Everyone is welcome in the EDL regardless of sexuality, race or
religion. We have always supported Israel in their fight for national
survival against the very same forces of Islamic extremism we are
fighting here in Britain. Some of our leaders have wanted to place
greater emphasis on the “English” in the English Defence League. Some
have questioned Kosher slaughter methods as part of the debate over
halal. This in no way means we wish to exclude Jews from our
organisation, merely that we have a healthy debate on the issues we
undertake. That said, I have seen very little activity on the part of
the Jewish Division for some time now. The Jewish Division Facebook
page, which was recently taken down, was also relatively inactive and
I have been led to believe it was also under the control of Hel Gower,
hence it’s disappearance. Therefore I would like to extend an
invitation to anyone from the Jewish community who wishes to start a
new Jewish Division to contact me. I will be happy to discuss this
with you. You are still very welcome in this movement.
The same goes for the LGBT Division. Some members of the leadership
want to place more emphasis on the LGBT community, others less. This
debate in no way means we are “homophobic” or hostile to the gay
community. Quite the contrary. That said, other than Tommy English and
his mate, I have seen very little activity from them as well. I
believe Tommy English is speaking at Stevenage, and I hope to settle
this matter once and for all at that time.
In regards to Hel’s departure, the truth is she was asked to leave
after a unanimous vote with all but two ROs present. During the first
meeting I attended as Chairman, concerns were raised about Hel being a
risk to the EDL's welfare. This split the room into two camps; those
who wanted her to stay, and those who wanted her gone. At the time I
was in her corner. It was agreed that her presence was causing
problems and a vote of no confidence was raised. This was watered down
to us requesting that she no longer post in her own name on EDL FB
pages, but for her to remain as the liaison to the media support
groups. At the time it was suggested that she might leave the EDL on
her own anyway when Tommy gets out from prison as her loyalty was
primarily to him, and not the EDL. She has since confirmed that to be
true. She referred to herself as “Team Tommy” (a “team” mind you, of
which she is the sole member), saying that despite his departure nine
months ago, the EDL is Tommy’s alone and that she would rather see it
destroyed than have it continue under the Committee’s leadership.
Despite our best efforts to convey the Committees' wishes to her she
would not listen. It came to my attention prior to the Rotherham demo
that she was attempting to sabotage my leadership by stirring up
trouble amongst parties I had been trying to mediate. When I asked her
to stop she refused, telling me to “go fuck myself” and threatening to
take down the Facebook page, .org site, and media support groups. It
was at this point that I transitioned from Chairman to Head of
Security. Open threats of sabotage do not warrant a diplomatic
response, they warrant a security response. No one is going to hold
the EDL hostage. This is not Hel’s EDL, this is not Tommy’s EDL, it is
I have been and always will be a friend of Tommy’s. He does not want
to see the EDL destroyed, but neither does he want to reassume his
role in the EDL. He is not a part of the “Team Tommy” myth that Hel
has created. When Tommy left it was a massive hit, and we have had to
effectively start all over again. Well, we have started over again and
we are just as strong and determined as we were before. No amount of
petty personality disorders and soap opera theatrics can derail this
great organisation we have created. I have a keen desire to dispense
with the nonsense and get back to the business of defending our
country from the REAL threat. People come and go, but the EDL will
live on. In fact I am actively looking for a new Chairman, and have
been since I took the job. I am a footsoldier at heart and always will
God bless and NO SURRENDER!"
Posted: 5 Jun 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 13:21
The English Defence League (EDL) is in a bit of a mess. Yes, no-one said the "defence" of England and her Christian values was going to be pretty. It was always going to be a bit turgid at the core, but at least the drug culture and regular visits to high street boozers gave it a foundation of some sorts, something for thick necked males to do when not on probation.
We're used to them fighting among themselves, splitting, going to prison and urinating against churches, attempting to murder people-the usual sort of activities that any other ordinary "non-violent" organisation would engage in.
There's no doubting that the EDL have loved England. They've loved it so much they flew the cheapest and most tatty flags to prove it. The question was always, what exactly did they know about England, anyway? And why did they need the name of their beloved country printed on its national flag?
Less than a week on, the departure of Hel Gower is beginning to prove problematic for them. Helen has been using her position as co-owner, Dowager and Madame of the organisation to air its dirty linen to the public. Some of you (really? Own up if you are) will be surprised to hear that behind closed doors, the EDL is a bit racist. A bit homophobic, a little Anti-Semitic and quite wholly illiterate.
Who knows what will happen in Stevenage this weekend. No doubt there will be a few drunks ranting on about Muslims, but it really does seem Hel Gower is doing her best to destroy all that her beloved Stephen Lennon did not rip-off before he went to prison. The poor old EDL has even had to open a new twitter account because Helen insists on tweeting evidence that the leadership is racist and illiterate.
What a great friend Lennon has in loyal Helen.
Posted: 4 Jun 2014 | There are 1 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 16:28
It would be wrong to pick just one favourite far-right extremist, but at a push I would say Paul Weston comes pretty close to mine.
Ever since we first met on a muddy field in Amsterdam way back in 2010, I knew then that Weston was going to be special.
The former UKIP man was the first to spot the non-potential of the English Defence League (EDL) and very quickly threw himself into making them his chief project. As leader of the short lived British Freedom Party (BFP), the political wing of the EDL, Weston caroused his way around the world with EDL founders’ Kevin Carroll and Stephen Lennon like they were his personal pet monkeys and a meal ticket to a life time of aperitifs.
Weston sincerely believed that the EDL were about to be elected as the government of Britain and in preparation, told American television that he and his political party were prepared to stand in every constituency for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Queried as to how many seats that would mean Weston and chums standing in, Weston seem rather non-plussed. He was even more surprised to hear that the House of Lords was non-elected. Cripes, what fun he was!
Then there was the time he claimed he had gone to bed in Stockholm as the victim of a vicious assault by hardened anarchists, but as it turned out, he was just pissed and entirely the author of his own apparent misfortune the next morning.
A loyal type, he even stormed a London prison when pet monkey Stephen Lennon was sent there for being a naughty monkey and demanded his release. Sadly, Weston had the wrong bloody prison and was even demanding the release of a fictional character. To make matters worse, he found himself banged up too and there was no-one willing to bring him his Horlicks.
Weston eventually gave up on the British Freedom Party and the EDL, feeling perhaps, he was far too mighty to be hanging around with the likes of Kevin Carroll. One of Weston’s parting gifts was to help humiliate Lennon and Carroll during their bungled escape from Walthamstow-from which the EDL has never really recovered.
For a while Paul took up letter writing to the PM, perhaps an old chum from the Bullingdon Club, demanding all kinds of things be done to save the nation
Then he tried to jump into bed with the neo-Nazis of the British Democratic Party (BDP), but they decided they already had enough self important Oxbridge careerist types of their own, plus they thought, bizarrely, that Weston was a little dim.
Weston resurfaced during the recent elections with a Jonny Foreigner and an ass as head of the culturally superior Liberty GB. He even had one of his minions email us and demand we include them in our list of hate groups. But instead we just had a chuckle at how stupid they were.
We even ignored Weston’s attempt to martyr himself by getting arrested. So too did the electorate, with even the posh folk in the South East region only giving them 0.11% of their beastly votes.
Now it seems Weston thinks he is some kind of gun for hire. Or perhaps, he needs someone to fork out for the odd knees-up on the Muslim-hating gravy train. He is currently touting himself around the far-right looking for a political home. We’re still waiting to hear the result of his secret-sit down with Britain First on the weekend.
Our sources tell us that Weston sat down with moneybags Jim Dowson in a London hotel for a whole two hours. What exactly was discussed we do not know (yet), but Weston was seen arriving with a bundle of holiday brochures with pages earmarked as to where he thinks he can spread his counter-jihad nonsense in a five star environment with a swimming pool and 24-hour buffet. As there are as yet, no reports of any stones admitted to hospital bleeding profusely, it’s fair to say he got short-shrift from Dowson.
This does not leave much of the rest of the far-right for Weston to offer himself too, which is a shame. He might not do politics very well, but he does make a bloody good Martini. Maybe he’ll end up giving Nick Griffin a foot rub.. who knows..
Posted: 3 Jun 2014 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments