I joined the BNP in 2000, became Regional Organiser for the
I don’t need to go into the work that I have done within the Party since then as most of you will be well aware of the things that I have organised and improved.
I would like to tell you all that I have not been earning huge amounts of money for this. In fact for a year I have been contracted by the Party as self-employed so that they can save on paying my tax bill. Something I was not happy about at all, but had no choice. I have been in receipt of £1,250 per month, out of which I have to pay my own tax and national insurance. I also received remuneration for direct expenses incurred during my
When the problems started
I could write an essay on the problems caused by the two individuals that have been the cause and centre of all this, but most of you are well aware of the issues by now.
I do want to say that we tried for nearly two years to raise these issues with Nick
The problems continued until a further meeting at
On September 17th, just 2 days after the summer school I received a letter from
On the 28th September, just after
In the run up to the Annual Conference 2007 I was working and preparing hard for it, including two seminars that Kenny and I were due to give entitled ‘Organisation and Structure’ and ‘Administration and Regional Development’ as agreed with Nick in September. We had prepared departmental flow charts but
Theft of Computer
I cannot go into the precise details of the theft of my property by the security department because it is now part of a Police investigation. In any case the full details have already been posted on this blog for all to see. I see from the BNP site that they have posted up a receipt claiming to be for the purchase of my computer. I will be speaking to the police about this and why Nick was claiming initially that the computer I had was from an employee, now sadly deceased, and now suddenly there appears to be a receipt for it!
If the party wanted party property returned then they would have only had to provide an inventory of what was theirs and they would have got it. There is no doubt that security entered my property illegally and used deception to tell a friend of mine that they had spoken to Matt and me and that we had given permission for them to enter my house. This is certainly not the actions of a lawful and legitimate political leadership, which is why the police are taking this so seriously.
I can say that I am absolutely appalled that the Party that I have worked so hard for on both a voluntary and paid basis has treated me in this way. I have never wanted to run this Party, but I was in a position to see the changes that needed to be made to the internal construction of the Party. This is only ever what we were trying to do.
Nick is now touring the country with
I have received no formal written notification that I have either been expelled or sacked from the party or my employment – I learned about my expulsion from the website. The party appear to think that they have reasonable grounds because I have been illegally employed by them for over a year now as Self Employed. They are entirely wrong and according to no less than four solicitors I have a very strong case against the party. Once again this is a last resort but is a serious option unless this is remedied immediately.
Breaking of Privacy Laws
Smears and Lies
I have received emails and texts forwarded to me by supporters that
Simon Darby has now stated on Newsnight that we are ‘Neo-Nazis that they have purged from the Party’. This is an outrageous slur. If I was a nazi then why has the press never reported this, why was I elected as a councillor with a huge majority, why has Nick celebrated the work that I have done within the party like organising conferences and training events, and even only at a meeting last Saturday stated that I had done great work for the party? What terrible irreparable damage does this do for a party that has been working so hard – my own efforts included - to shake off this image, when our own Press Officer says something so stupid on national television?
Another lie that is being peddled is that we were trying to set up a coup to oust people from the Advisory Council and replace them with our own, even to disband the AC altogether. This is certainly not the case at all, in fact I strongly support AC meetings and have organised at least three of them. Councillors at the Blackpool Conference voted in Cllr
This past week has literally torn me in two. I have had to deal with friends of ours stealing our property, my home being bugged, I have lost my job, there are traitors trawling through my private and personal emails, posting lies about me over the internet, and the thought of never having my computer returned which has irreplaceable holiday photos, sc
There is no doubt that the Party has acted illegally. They cannot justify the actions that they have taken because the party was never under threat, neither was Nick Griffins position as leader. The action that we took was simply about preventing further internal damage from the actions and behaviour of Mark Collett and Dave Hannam. Nick’s actions over the past week have amounted to paranoia of inexplicable proportions. He has now damaged his reputation as Party Leader beyond repair. This situation has reached the wider public, Parliament and the National Press. I really cannot understand why he is resorting to these lengths to keep just two members of staff. He has already lost some of his hardest working members of staff and very senior and important regional and local officers. He is claiming that this will all be over within a couple of days but that is simply not happening. The party is now in a crisis that Nick has created. I honestly and sincerely believe that Nick is no longer fit to lead this party. He has shown the desperate lengths that he will go to stifle criticism of his leadership, these are not the actions of a democratic leader with the interests of the party membership as his number one priority.
In the past 24 hours there have been serious and very sinister developments that any party member would find shocking. Unfortunately we are unable to release this information at this time. However, as soon as we are able to it will be reported on this blog.