Yesterday we got a few calls from worried members because they received ‘unsolicited’ extremist literature through the post from a PO Box address in
Yes, the same Simon Sheppard who distributed illegal racist leaflets in the name of the BNP with
The literature is very anti-Semitic in nature and is without doubt illegal. The first few calls we got were from people who destroyed and binned the mailing straight away because they suspected they were being set up for a police raid, because multiple copies of the literature were sent with a letter asking them to distribute the items. Our advice is to do as the callers did and shred the vile filth and then put it in your recycle bin or better still make a police complaint and let them investigate the source.
The couple of threads on the BNP forum have included claims that the BNP loyalists have sold a form 3 database to the crank Sheppard – including one with a direct quote from
Hannam database leaked
There were initial suspicions from BNP loyalists that Sheppard used the leaked ‘Form 3’ database from November 2006. This was the Form 3 database that
Sadly all three of these procedures were ignored by Hannam as he sent an unedited and unencrypted copy of the Nov06 Form 3 database to Shapcott at his Hotmail account rather than his official BNP e-mail address. The following month Searchlight published a complete breakdown of BNP branches, groups and contacts that matched the database Hannam sent. We are not saying either of them leaked the database directly but Hannam breached Party security procedures (not for the first or last time!) including delivering to an unsecure e-mail account. Whether by accident or design that database fell into Searchlight’s hands because of Hannam’s incompetence and wilful dereliction of duty.
The matter was raised by
The recent ‘Mad King Nick’ mail shot from Searchlight used that specific database. The evidence for that lies in the fact that those with multiple entries received mailings for each entry. People on the database in November 2006 (and some since removed from it) got a mailing but those who were added later did not. People who had moved house got them at their old addresses.
When another AC member raised the issue again with Griffin after the ‘Mad King Nick’ mail shot but it was again dismissed as Griffin absurdly tried to blame one of the BNP loyalists for leaking info to Searchlight instead.
The initial breach by Hannam and the supporting evidence for it being the database used in Searchlight and by them for the ‘Mad King Nick’ mail shot was not previously publicised to avoid damaging the confidence of officials with regard to the safe keeping of their personal details. However, given that
Supporting evidence to show that the Sheppard mailing was not connected with the Hannam leaked Form 3 database or any other Form 3 database however, exists in the fact that people who have never appeared on any Form 3 database have received copies of his vile mailing. There are also anomaly’s that we cannot answer like why did one of our councillors receive the Sheppard mail in her maiden name when she has never been a member in that name and never had contact with Sheppard before? One person who got the rubbish received it at an address they left almost a year previously. Some people who have never stood as candidates or had their details in the public domain have had mailings while others who have, have not. In short, we don’t know what list the nutcase Sheppard is using, but it not a BNP membership list or Form 3 database. We found that out after just a short investigation. Griffin didn’t even bother doing that before he jumped on the BNP forum to blame us and then onto the main BNP website to deliver a New Year message that will do more to damage the BNP than those he is now so determined to destroy with lies.
None of the sacked/expelled BNP loyalists would leak or sell any BNP database to anybody inside or outside the party. In fact, Kenny, Ian and Sadie in particular have been the biggest advocates of tightening of the party’s security and data protection measures to ensure that such things don’t happen despite opposition from some other senior figures within the party. Other AC members will be able to verify this, which makes it even more telling to us that
We BNP loyalists are defending ourselves with one arm tied behind our backs because we don’t want to destroy the BNP. Griffin however appears to have no conscience and is willing to say and do anything regardless of how it damages the BNP in his paranoid lie-filled rantings against people he knows full well are not just loyal party people but true modernising nationalists. He has already told people that he has it within himself to rebuild the BNP if he has to destroy it to destroy us. Those are not the words of somebody who has the best interests of the party at heart are they?