Many BNP members including visitors to this blog are still confused about recent events and have had to endure the lies that are being peddled by
I took on this role when it was offered to me by my predecessor and sanctioned by
I was not one to withhold power to myself as
There is a ludicrous lie being peddled that I must be a state spy due to the fact that I was left alone at university by reds. This is utterly baseless as I did receive harassment whilst at university but not to the extent that they campaigned to expel me. This was simply due to the fact that I kept my head down whilst I was there and concentrated on doing party work away from campus. It was a decision that I took because I just wanted to get through it without any trouble and complete my degree. I started university in 2000 and stood for election in 2003 when I was only two months away from completing my degree. When it was discovered that I was standing for the BNP a story was run in the student paper (this can be checked online) and my tutors met to discuss whether they would continue teaching me or not.
Group Development Officer
I took on this role in February 2006 after my predecessor Tony Lecomber was removed from the position. I expressed an interest in this role because I could see the improvements that needed to be made and I had already held group development meetings in my role as EM Regional Organiser.
My role as Group Development Officer has been directly attacked. I was informed by several people who attended the
Just for the record and this is in no way an exhaustive list but the following are just some of the areas where I held Group Dev meetings; Amber Valley (Derbyshire), Walsall, Ribble Valley, East Lindsey (Lincs), Dover & Folkestone, Dartford & Gravesham, Eastbourne, Lincoln, Derby, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Burton Upon Trent, Nottingham, North Shropshire, Alsager & Cheshire, Chesterfield, Peterborough & Fenland, Hereford, Newcastle Under Lyme, Telford, Ashfield, Oxford & Abingdon, Reading, Slough, Newark & Sherwood, Mansfield, Hyndburn, Brackley, Warrington. There were many others as this is just a partial list from memory. There were also many other places were I travelled to speak to give advice on developing their unit or to hold mediation meetings.
One of the first tasks I undertook in my role was an initial review of all units, having discussions with regional organisers about their regions and gaps within them. I also appointed regional organisers in
There was very little, if any, regional training taking place before I implemented it starting with
None of us have disputed the fact that the BNP under
The nonsense about us wanting Councillor Lawrence Rustem expelled has been completely made up. I know
It is very ironic that
This fight is far from over. I am still proceeding through legal avenues to have my computer and property returned. The police are still investigating as are proceedings against my wrongful dismissal from my employment. We are in an awkward situation where we do not wish to harm the party, we have our hands tied behind our backs because we still passionately want the BNP to improve and prosper. However,
I firmly believe that the BNP can be salvaged but certainly not under the current leadership. We therefore call upon all members and supporters who believe that important changes must be made to improve our image, to strengthen the foundations of democracy enshrined within the parties constitution and a total overhaul of our obscure and rather chaotic finances, to write, email and call the chairman and the party manager to make their own voices heard.