It was a post put up on the Green Arrow website that finally tipped me over. This is the paragraph that did it.
" The BNP by all accounts committed the enormous sin of recovering some of their property from a disgruntled former employee. And having worked in the IT business, I can tell you this. Anyone facing the chop is allowed nowhere near their PC or desk. Anything could happen. Client lists go missing and bogus letters sent out. ""
I can’t let this attempt at a Ministry of Truth whitewash stand without answer. I tried to respond with a comment that was similar to what I say here, but Green Arrow has comment moderation on, and has not allowed my comment through. So instead of appearing as a Green Arrow comment to be read by a few people, it’s found its way here, cleaned up and properly posted where many more people will read it.
About myself: I’m nobody special. I’m just a minor party official – fundholder in a small BNP Group. I have never had any intention of seeking higher office within the party, or standing for any elected public office. I am content to make my own small contribution as a fundholder, with a little sideline as BNP Election Agent for my town, and the occasional talk at our meetings, leafleting etc. So probably, nobody will miss me when I’m gone. What I say now though still has to be said.
Where to start? … They bugged someone's private conversations. They used deception to gain entry to someone's home. Their HOME! They removed property the ownership of which is disputed. They read private correspondence (even IF the computer belongs to the party, the private correspondence does not) including correspondence between an elected councillor and her electors - nothing to do with the party. They published some of said private correspondence where millions of people could read it. This is ALL illegal. Any single one of those things can get you jailed.
Who’s “They”? Seemingly, our own party leadership and its Intelligence Department.
They (or somebody - personally I think the Security Department, but that’s just my opinion) wasted police time by alleging Matt Single had an illegal firearm and forced a pregnant woman to endure having her home and belongings gone through with a fine tooth comb. I’ve been on the receiving end of that; it’s not pleasant and leaves you feeling violated.
Then there's the bile
But worse than all that is the lack of sound judgement displayed by the party leadership.They seriously misjudged by making it all so public. I spoke to
And I'm not even going to try and defend Young Nazi and Proud on the doorstep or to journalists. There’s nothing that even can be defended about it or him. He’s an ongoing liability to the party. He opens his mouth, and, if there’s a journalist around he promptly puts his foot down his throat. He couldn’t discredit the party more if he deliberately set out to do so. What will you answer when someone asks you “If you don’t support him, why is he still part of your leadership?”
And how could anyone even attempt to defend an "Intelligence Department" headed by ex-S. African security personnel? Who knew the BNP even had such a department? Have you ever heard of Pastor Neimoller? Do you understand the implications of what he famously said? Just ask yourself: who's next?
It's not a matter of what you think, or what I think, or what any other party member thinks - it's what the British public is going to think when they read it all in their papers and see it on the television, at election time, which they will. They quite simply will not vote for us in anything like large enough numbers for the BNP to make any sort of difference to our country. The BNP is going nowhere for the foreseeable future, and it's going nowhere anytime at all as long as Naziboy is up there anywhere near the leadership.
Do we really want a BNP government, or are we just playing games? Because if you want to one day govern this country then you'll always be disappointed as long as people like Collett, the Intelligence Dept. and
Supposing the BNP did win an election, I suppose we can guess who would be Prime Minister (well, maybe); how about Chancellor, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Transport Secretary, Agriculture and Fisheries, Health, Defence, Education - and numerous other departments large and small? We don't have the organisation, or the people who know enough about either these departments of government nor about how the civil service runs. So people who know nothing will get appointed to all these and other positions on a cronyism basis - and the civil service will run rings around them. And nothing will change. The public isn’t stupid and can see this. Why vote for a new government if it isn’t going to lead to change?
So why don’t we have some equivalent of a Shadow Cabinet in place? People elected by the membership to form an inner core leadership of the party, at least one person shadowing every government department, a couple more studying the workings of the civil service? The elected party chairman to be no more than first among equals, with one vote equivalent to the other ‘Cabinet’ members when it comes to policy decisions? This would probably comprise somewhere in the region of twenty people, and elected not appointed by the chairman. Sure there would be arguments, sure there would be rows. Then they’d be settled on a ‘Cabinet’ vote, and all would then follow the party line. Collective responsibility. That’s how politics works. Look at us right now – just look: journalists have a question about defence policy –
That’s just a first draft sketch, if you like, and by no means a definitive prescription for what we need. But it’s a start. We need something because what we have isn’t cutting it. Why aren’t we at least talking about it? This has been and is a deficiency in leadership.
And what little structure and knowledge we were putting together has just been either removed from the party or has removed itself in disgust. Because the young men and women doing it had the temerity to tell the leader where he was going wrong.
I will be renewing my party membership in the first weekend of January. That same day I'll be resigning as a fundholder and election agent. Nobody will miss me. I’m not vital. But that’s the whole point, isn’t it: no single person is vital in any properly functioning organisation. Not me, not Mr Collett, not anyone. However, having a proper organisational structure is vital.
And we don’t have one. Most of the people capable of creating one, and who were trying to do so, have been expelled or have resigned.
Nationalist, not Nazi.
Fundholder and Election Agent.