We have been contacted by a number of Organisers and Fundholders who have publicly stated their support for the expelled officials asking where they now stand with regards to BNP membership.
An astonishing notice was posted on the BNP website on the afternoon of December 22nd, incredibly demanding that any official who had made a posting on the EiE blog or declared their support on this blog must phone Nick Griffin and pledge their allegiance by the evening of Christmas Eve, December 24th.
Whoever is advising Mr. Griffin these days clearly doesn't live in the real world. The poster failed to take into consideration the time of year. Most officials would have been preoccupied with preparing for the festivities, not glued to their screens for the latest diktats and threats to be posted by the increasingly irrational coterie of advisers. Furthermore the threat of expulsion has not been followed through which is a disaster for the leadership team.
To date no one has been contacted by the Party Leader or his cabal of advisers by post, phone, email or text confirming their status. Has the deadline been extended? What are the new terms and conditions? Will officials who posted their support on the EiE site but who have had a change of heart, have to bend one knee and kiss the back of Nick Griffin's extended hand, the cringing humiliation all to be captured on BNPtv? Perhaps the threat of expulsion has been completely rescinded as the cabal realise the gaping hole that would leave across almost every region of the country at a time when the Party is desperarlty needed by our kinfolk and our communities.
It is yet another example of the confusion, muddled thinking and disastrous decision making that is the hallmark of the current administration who have made mistake after mistake in this whole sorry and totally avoidable debacle since day one. Starting with the unlawful removal of personal property from the home of Sadie Graham; the expulsions of other officials by email and text; fabricating evidence allegedly taken from the stolen computer which was posted on the BNP web site and blogs of Griffin's advisers; the rolling road show of the cabal which ended in chaos and scuffles at Leeds; the folly of the Party’s very own Press Officer announcing to 4 million BBC viewers that the BNP had quashed a rebellion of "hardline neo-nazis"; the attempted framing of Matt Single by getting the Police to raid his homes. It has been three weeks of utter confusion and mayhem and reinforces the growing view of many in the Party that there is a lack of leadership at the very top. Nick Griffin has been personally badly wounded by this debacle and the Party has suffered as a consequence, but there is still an opening for him to demonstrate his integrity and honour by acknowledging the mistakes made with a view to reinstating the memberships of those wrongly expelled, a commitment to overhauling the Party structure and dealing with the underlying internal issues. There is still a hope and furthermore a universal desire by the entire membership that the Party can survive this mess, draw a line and move on.
A Party dogged by uncertainty, Police investigations, expensive legal cases being drawn up, senior Party managers and officials expelled merely for trying to make sure the Party thrives and prospers; this is not how single sincere BNP member expected to see 2007 come to a close.
2008 promises to be an excellent year for our Cause with plenty of opportunities to show the British electorate that there really is a choice at the ballot box and that their votes should go to the BNP. However that promise can only be fulfilled by each and every card carrying member demanding answers from their “up-line”; their branch, unit and regional organisers, to the pressing questions of just what on earth is going on, why has the current leadership acted in a wholly tyrannical manner, expelled the very people who have helped build this Party to its current level of professionalism and acted completely against the ethos of the Party which, after all stands for democracy, freedom of speech and is opposed to tyranny.
Why has the current leadership refused to deal with the underlying key issues of Party (mis)management and constantly tried to defend the indefensible actions of individuals who have brought the Party into disrepute on repeated occasions?
What hidden secrets lie behind the relationship between these notorious individuals and the Party leader?
Do not the generous and trusting donors to the Party deserve to be told the truth?
Do not the hard working foot soldiers, those courageous and dedicated souls who knock on doors, leaflet in all weathers and suffer the brickbats as well as the bouquets selling the Party message at every opportunity deserve to be told the truth?
Many questions, but will any answers, truthful answers of course and nothing less, be forthcoming and if those questions remain unanswered it further demonstrates a thorough contempt by the leader towards the rank and file activists, the very same key people who have backed the leader time after time to advance the appeal of the British National Party to the wider electorate and who are now the ones on the front line of the tyrannical purge of those souls who dare ask questions and bring issues which have been festering for far too long into the open.
The widespread support for change has been truly phenomenal, caught those of us who demand and rightfully expect change, off guard and we have been briefed that the calls for change have personally wounded the Party leader. Whether those personal wounds can be healed and the leader emerges with some integrity and honour intact or whether those wounds have been mortally inflicted, the next few days will tell.
One thing we all know for certain is that imminent change is inevitable and nothing will be the same ever again.