So far I have not given my side of the story in this whole sorry mess. I haven’t needed to because my reputation for financial probity, dedication to the cause, professionalism and hard work precedes me in parts of the country I haven’t even visited yet.
This is not a big-headed boast but a reality borne out by the testimony of so many other well-respected and dedicated party officials and members as well as quite a few people who have argued or fallen out with me in the past whether for ideological or management reasons. In fact, the majority of people in that later category are people who have been miffed at my pedantic and fastidious ways when it comes to financial matters.
I have also held back because I don’t think the party’s dirty linen should be aired in public and I hoped that a resolution could be reached in short order. However given the dirty tactics employed against Sadie and Matt, more than me and the others who today stand accused and expelled for speaking out against management and leadership failings and the deranged and conflicting lies thrown out this week by people I once called comrade, I now make this statement.
I have been a loyal BNP activist since 1992, a local official since 1995, a regional one since 1997 and a national one since 2004; though strangely left off the list of national officers in the 2006 statement of accounts. My efforts have always been to improve the performance and electability of the Party and I believe I have been successful in every post I have held in this respect. I was also the first party publication editor to openly endorse
However, somewhere along the line Nick has become beholden to one individual who has caused more bother among colleagues and embarrassment for the party than any other figure in modern British nationalist history. Many colleagues of more wisdom and experience than I have tried as I have to get this situation – as well as other internal failings – sorted within the mechanisms that exist in the party i.e. the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, the Advisory Council, the Party Manager and more recently the new Central Management Team. Regardless of the evidence presented or the judgements of these bodies and individuals, Nick has always attempted to protect this plague on our party.
I don’t know the reason why
In September Nick gave
This was despite the fact that he thought that we had been excellent employees, with unblemished records and work hours that would exhaust your local second generation corner shop proprietor. To say I was stunned was an understatement, but after discussions with him in my living room it became clear that he did not understand the situation fully and when he and
Sadly two days later we came crashing back to reality when Nick reversed his own decision from the Saturday and that of the CMT to back Collett when he refused to send me items I needed for my work. Since then I have felt that there has been a concerted effort to have me pushed out of the party.
Sadie has already explained the situation regarding the cancelling of our double-header seminars at Conference in November, but her modesty stopped her revealing what Nick told us on the Friday night there and confirmed in front of witnesses on the Saturday night. Just as I’m not shy to speak my mind regardless of the company, I don’t think I should be bashful in repeating them here. Nick said that despite the fact that my department was almost 100% effective and Sadie’s not far behind and despite the fact that neither of us had hampered anybody else’s work within the party over the years or brought negative publicity upon the party, that he would get rid of both of us and keep the other three regardless of the fact that he admitted that the three were either incompetent, liars or both. Such a statement defies logic, but that is what the man said on the Friday and confirmed to others when it was repeated on the Saturday. Such logic, in my humble opinion, suggests that he does not have the best interests of the party at heart.
Separating the wheat from the chaff
So where does somebody go from there? You know there are problems and they are mounting but you are being forbidden from bringing them to the attention of those who could and should act to fix them. In frustration I chose to gather public information highlighting the negative impact of Collett and Hannam on the party in one place. I weeded out the lies and misinformation and just left the facts. I did it anonymously and did not broadcast my efforts beyond a select few.
Then the knock at the door from 3 cowards from Cumbria at 10.40am on that Sunday morning as I prepared for the Scottish Regional Council Meeting that was due to take place nearby later that day. They issued my heavily pregnant wife our letters. We read them and told them we rejected the accusations, the sackings and requests made in them for us to co-operate with the goons on our doorstep. The three accusations made against me were not the same as those made against me on the new BNP website, which appeared shortly after the knock at the door. I told
As the events of the day unfolded I could hardly believe what was happening. Sadie’s home had been bugged. Her home entered by deception and her personal belongings stolen. Our alleged communications broadcast on the main BNP website for the entire world to see. The abusive and insulting texts I recieved from Hannam and Walker.
If we ignore the illegal bugging, home raid and theft – hard I know but let’s pretend – if officers of the BNP had been caught breaching the code of conduct by setting up an anonymous blog then the party should have acted in the same way it did when Collett and Hannam were disciplined for bringing under-age girls back to the Conference Hotel in 2006 and demanding that they have sex with them or f##k off! That is to say the matter is dealt with internally and the accused given a disciplinary hearing! The last thing that should have been done is for the matter to be broadcast to the world via the party website.
Then in the days that followed the lies increased, I was a thief, a red, a neo-nazi, the person responsible for the Treasury problems, the ringleader of a ‘palace coup’, the architect of a plot to shut down the AC and the voting membership scheme, attempting to destroy the BNP and set myself up as the leader of a new party in Scotland. For the record, each and every one of these accusations is false. They are lies and smears spewed out by a cabal of yes-men - and in some cases individuals working to their own agenda - on the orders of Griffin, because I dared to stand up and speak out against management and leadership failings within BNP that are holding us back.
One in particular is so damaging I am still find it almost incredulous that it was done. Simon Darby went to BBC Newsnight and told the world we were Nazis. How can reconciliation take place after such a smear? Earlier this week attempts to resolve the situation and bring about a return of the BNP loyalists to the fold broke down, but can you imagine the field day the media would have about the BNP re-admitting Nazis to its fold. I do hope for an amicable resolution to this current situation to ensure the BNP continues, but somebody has got a lot of explaining to do on that one first.
As I said before I do not know what Collett has on Griffin, though it must be good when even a threat of turning Queen’s Evidence at the first Free Speech trial didn’t dull Griffin’s defence of him, but I do know that the sacking of Sadie and I, our partners and the other brave people who have spoken out about this situation are being made scapegoats for events that took place at the start of the month and which would have gone someway to resolving the problems we and others have been complaining about for three years in some instances.
On Tuesday the 4th of December the CMT recommended the sacking of Collett and Hannam after
I should mention at this juncture several points that should be stated here on the Collett and Hannam ‘final warning’ which was meted out to them for the disgusting behaviour at the 2006 Conference. They only got final warnings because
I have taken legal advice and therefore cannot comment in great detail on the accusations made against me. However I can assure members that I was not to blame for the late accounts. I did not steal any money and no party money was used to produce any bulletin. I am not a nazi – indeed I was winning cases via the PCC against newspapers refute this allegation against the BNP before Griffin even joined the party, I am not a red and I have never co-operated or dealt with reds. I am not an agent provocateur. I don’t want to be the leader of the BNP or become the leader of a separate party in Scotland, in fact at the Scottish Regional Council meeting organised that Sunday the agenda had proposals to re-appoint Scott McLean as Regional Organiser and Gary Raikes as Regional Secretary with me having the role of Regional Fund-holder, which would effectively have meant me dropping down two levels in rank in Scotland. I do want the legislative and the executive parts of the BNP to be separated though, with no dictatorial powers given to just one man. I don’t want the Advisory Council disbanded or the Voting Membership system binned, though I have always campaigned against there being a financial aspect to it – but thanks to Treasury incompetence that didn’t get enforced this year anyway!
I have evidence to back all of the above up and will be happy to co-operate with any of the alleged Police or Electoral Commission investigations
I have fought for the cause for over 15 years now, withstood attacks, threats and insults from left-wing opponents as well as right-wing extremists. I have bent the knee to nobody and will not do so now. I have always stood up for myself, the party, the members and our shared cause. I will continue to do this and more, because I will fight tooth and nail to clear my name and also to expose those prepared to lie and smear innocent comrades to meet their own selfish ends. A bad taste has been left in my mouth but that does not mean the situation cannot be resolved. I pray that it can be because I have worked too hard for too long to see the BNP destroyed by charlatans, deviants and liars.
The public support we have received has been fantastic. The enormous amount of private support has been in truth frustrating, because if everybody who agrees with us privately came out and joined us publicly,
Remember we are the majority, we are the membership, we want change and we must have it soon or this party we all love so dearly will crumble into the dust. For the sake of our children and those like my own yet to come I beseech you to be brave, to be bold like our ancestors and enter the fray. You can save the BNP with decisive action now.
(Former British National Party Head of Administration and Advisory Council Member)