Firstly I’d like to start off by saying a massive ‘thank you’ to all the people who have sent in messages of support, made contributions to the Family Defence Appeal, and those who have put their head above the parapet to speak out about the actions of the Griffin leadership.
I apologise for the length of this posting, yet I have been quiet for a few weeks training for the new job and thus have a lot of things to say and comment on. The rest of this posting should make very interesting reading.
I’ll briefly start with a quick run-down of my role in the Party up to this present day. I have been a member for eight years, having joined up when I was 17 years old. I was only ever interested in Nationalist politics and had no reservations about joining a Party that back then had a very bad reputation in the public eye. As far as I could see, the Party was made up of honest and decent British people sick to death of what was happening to their country. For sure, a few people were rough around the edges yet they were, by and large, still fundamentally decent people, while the massive majority of people were model citizens through and through.
For the last five years I have been a fantastic activist for the BNP. Also, over this same period I have worked on and off for the BNP, most notably as the Group Support Officer from June 2006 to October 2007. Just like the rest of my fellow ‘rebels’ I am not one to blow my own trumpet or seek compliments and attention for the things that I do. Some people in the Party think nothing of over-stating the role that they do, of being arrogant and big-headed, and of wanting to be told every five minutes what a great job they are doing. I would rather just get my head down, keep out of the public eye, work hard and be respected for it. Despite my usual down-to-earth and modest style, I will say the following: I have always succeeded at what I have done and I was one of the most professional and efficient people working for the BNP. I made a few mistakes, for sure, though they were honest mistakes, soon corrected and rarely replicated. I was either always available or made sure to return calls and emails in a prompt and professional manner. I sorted out peoples’ problems; I acted with courtesy and dignity. I spoke to people as though they were my equal, and expected the same in return. I do not go in for this ‘I have a better title so I can speak to you how I want’ mentality. The roles that I was given I performed professionally and confidently.
As well as my professionalism in working for the BNP, I was also a great activist. I have sold thousands of VoF both door to door and in the street – I have leafleted tens of thousands of leaflets, organised meetings all over Yorkshire, spoke at meetings (having overcome an irrational fear of public speaking to do so), canvassed all over the country for elections, visited new members and enquiries etc. etc. This has mainly been done on a voluntary basis and the cost of which I have borne myself – just as the majority of our activists also have to pay money to be a BNP activist.
I am not usually the type of person to write something like that about myself, yet these are extraordinary circumstances that require it to be done. I certainly think it is worth pointing out that all those expelled are great local and regional activists for the Party, as well holding other roles, while those pulling the strings to expel these people, such as Collett, Hannam, Walker, Kemp, Barnes, and Darby do either nothing or next to nothing as activists, bar speak at meetings that other people have arranged. One of the fore-mentioned is not even a member (although he recently claimed to have just become one on his blog, though seeing as he said he paid £25 and not the correct £30 this can’t be taken as given), while another has been a member for around three months. Simon Darby may well be titled ‘West Midlands Regional Organiser’ yet this is just a title. Despite there being many good people in the West Mids, and also bucket loads of potential, the West Mids as a region has stagnated. Darby now lives in Wales, near Griffin, yet is still the West Mids RO. If he could not do the job properly living in the heart of the region, how can he do it living miles away from the BNP heartlands of the West Mids? He has been kept on as RO because he is a personal friend of Nick Griffin – jobs for the boys and all that. If Sadie had tried to replace him with someone more competent then no doubt Griffin would have squealed about trying to get Simon of the AC etc. as that seems to be Griffin’s latest line of attack.
I will now go on to completely expose some of Griffins more blatant lies. The situation has now spiralled way out of his control* and he is resorting to farcical suggestions and accusations to try and get him out of it. He knows there is no going back and admitting he is wrong so he has to try and get rid of us and alienate us once and for all.
* A few well respected people have spoken to me about this point and suggested that this is not out of Griffin’s control yet it is panning out exactly as HE wanted it to. His main allies are people like Barnes, Darby & Kemp and it is they who have, through their shocking handling of the situation, created a massive mess that will ultimately set the Cause back for the short-medium term at least. So the question may even be ‘Is it Griffin who has intentionally exaggerated this situation? After all he has a track record of splitting Nationalist parties - more on this later.
“VoF is too soft for the rebels”
Nick Griffin claims that the ‘rebels’ detest Voice of Freedom (VoF) and that they think it is too soft for their extremist beliefs.
I’d like to briefly analyse the number of VoF’s sold by those on both sides of this dispute. The number one unit for selling VoF is Leeds, and it has been for well over a year. They take 1000 VoF every month, the majority of which are sold door to door. 1000 every month is more than the smallest 25+ units put together, and nearly double the next highest amount. Chris Beverley, the Leeds Organiser, while not solely responsible for this, is largely responsible for it, though this did not stop Griffin calling him (and me at the same time) “vermin” saying that the Leeds meeting in December “would be the last BNP meeting that we would ever go to”. He vilified Chris, along with the other ‘rebels’, of being supposed ‘neo-Nazi 14 Words extremists’ and got his legal sparrow Lee Barnes to email out to all Yorkshire officials just before the meeting in Leeds an article saying how we were all hard-line Nazi’s etc. Chris Beverley got elected on the back of a successful VoF paper-round even though the Leeds City Wards are literally massive. I can’t see at this point how the most successful unit Organiser in the country would organise the sale/distribution of 1000 VoF every month while at the same time hating the paper as it is ‘too soft’.
Sadie and I both had VoF paper-rounds, and sold many papers in the street. Sadie also got elected on the back of a VoF paper-round. We both constantly pushed VoF at all the Regional Council meetings we went to. I have sold literally thousands of VoF in the street, in my own time, with my local North Yorkshire friends and colleagues. We have sold VoF in York, Scarborough, Whitby, Thirsk, Pickering and many other places. I have sold more VoF then Collett, Hannam, Walker, Kemp, Darby & Barnes put together. Sadie and I both wrote articles for VoF pushing VoF sales (feel free to check past copies). On the back of the membership card is a statement about knowing your rights to sell VoF that I researched and sent out in an Organiser’s bulletin (it was taken from a longer article) while Sadie was away on holiday one month. I still can’t see how the ‘rebels’ hate VoF so much?!
I know for a fact that Kenny and Nicholla have sold many VoF in Scotland, sometimes in Glasgow where that unit sells hundreds per month, though also in Falkirk, and even the Highlands and Islands! They pushed the sale of VoF at Regional Council meetings and thought, like the rest of us, what a professional and fantastic publication and recruitment tool it was. Bev Jones was instrumental in setting up VoF paper-sales in the Greater Manchester area. In fact, all those expelled were promoters of VoF and did a large amount of activism to make sure it reached the general public and helped boost the profile of the BNP.
Even Huddersfield (South Kirklees) Organiser Robert Walker was called a ‘naughty name’ by Nick Griffin when he did not buy Griffin’s nonsense, though South Kirklees are always near the top of the VoF sales league. Oh dear Nick, something really is not stacking up.
So there we have it – Griffin says that the rebels hate VoF and think it is too soft, yet the proof shows otherwise.
However, this is not all. If those who hate VoF should not want to sell it or promote it and are in fact hardliners who need expelling, then I think Nick should have checked a little closer to home. When John Walker was Wales Regional Organiser, the whole of Wales took precisely 0 (that is zero) VoF for units to sell. Thankfully now that Brian Mahoney and Bill Murray are running the show in Wales, things have come on tremendously and units do take VoF to sell and distribute. What don’t you like about VoF John?
Dave Hannam is to political activism what Roy Chubby Brown is to the English National Ballet. Needless to say his contribution to the sale and promotion of VoF does not register. However, he was good at charging units for VoF that they had never ordered, making more money for Head Office. Maybe he was put off activism due to his one brief liaison with it ending up with him in jail for distributing a ‘Nazi’ style leaflet? Remind me again Nick, who are the hardliners? And what don’t you like about VoF Dave?
Arthur Kemp, Lee Barnes, Simon Darby et al – what do you all despise about VoF, seeing as you do so little to promote or sell it?
The real reason for Griffin’s ill thought out accusation, as Griffin the Liar knows too well, is that Griffin desperately wants to keep Martin Wingfield on board for the sake of his iron like grip on BNP publications. If Martin can be convinced that we ‘rebels’ all hate VoF then he is more likely to ‘hate’ us and thus allow Griffin to spread his bile and lies in VoF. John Bean is already behind Nick (I am not going to criticise John as he has been a good servant of the Cause and long-term Nationalist so being temporarily duped by Griffin the Liar, while unfortunate, will not undo all his hard work and commitment) and I have the utmost respect for both Martin and Tina Wingfield, who I have always found to be courteous, professional and efficient. However, it is only because they don’t speak out about the incompetence and rotten core of the Griffin cabal (though they will not know the full extent of it as they do not have to put up with it every day) that their jobs are safe.
If Griffin can win over Martin then he has the four publicity mediums in his vice-like control. BN – Kenny Smith was the editor (someone who spoke out against Nick often), yet now it is Nick’s ‘special friend’ Mark Collett. The website is now in the hands of two non-British Griffin ‘Yes-men’ Arthur Kemp and Emmanuel Brun d'Aubignosc after Steve Blake (who also often spoke out about Nick’s actions) was sacked. Identity is the realm of John Bean and Collett. So that just leaves VoF! Did someone somewhere mention Griffin acting like a dictator?
The London Elections
Griffin seems to have used the London elections as the smokescreen for his cleansing from the BNP of any known ‘No’ men. If it was next year he would scream “it was all a plan to stop us winning seats in Europe”. If it was the year after, he would scream “these local elections are vital for us and this little clique has tried to bring the BNP down right before we start campaigning etc”. Basically, Griffin has acknowledged that he wanted rid of Sadie and Kenny a while ago (I was already out of the way) as it seems both Sadie and Kenny asked too many questions. All in all, this whole thing was a plan by Griffin to make it look as though people who only really wanted rid of Mark Collett (I’ll put my hand up to that), a better internal structure, and a more competent and transparent Treasury Department, were really after running the BNP and turning it into a Hitler Worshipping Club. Well, either that or they all work for Searchlight and were trying to wreck the BNP! I have said it before and I’ll say it again – Mark Collett has done more damage to the BNP than any Searchlight mole or State Asset could ever do.
All the ‘personnel’ changes were planned well in advance by Griffin, make no mistake about it. He could not do as he wished and not be questioned if certain people remained in the BNP yet he knew that they would not just up sticks and leave – after all they are the people with the best interests of the BNP at heart. Thus he had to plan. He had to invent a ‘plausible’ story. He has to make those sacked/expelled out to be the vilest of all things otherwise people would wonder just what on earth was going on. Griffin has a track record of calling people thieves, Searchlight moles, cranks etc. when they leave a prominent role in the BNP – after all he has to be seen as the saving grace, not the person who caused many good people to leave. No doubt if the BNP do not manage to make a breakthrough in London this May – Griffin has a ready made excuse. After all, he couldn’t blame himself for all this could he?
A Blind Eye
Griffin the Liar seems to think that by suggesting that info was leaked by the ‘rebels’ to the far left will somehow make people believe it and thus scowl with derision. He goes on about info from AC meetings being leaked and ending up in our enemy’s hands. He says that one of the ‘rebels’ must have been doing this and that is why he had to take action. He says that he knew about this and suspected it for a while. Damn right he knew about something not being quite right. In January 2006 there was a security meeting in West Yorkshire. Those in attendance were Griffin, Darby, Martin Reynolds, Barnes, Nick Cass and I. There were two main topics of conversation. One was how to tighten up the Form 3 regulations. The second was that Griffin “was sure” Mark Collett was leaking AC information to Joey Owens, and Griffin “was sure” that this was in turn ending up with Searchlight. He tasked two of those present with having a word with Mark to get him to stop it.
So Nick knew that there was a serious potential security breach with Mark (and although Joey Owens was proscribed by Nick Griffin at the time, he knew that Mark still conversed with him - which to me or you would have lead to a serious disciplinary offence). Now weigh this up. Griffin wants to blacken people’s names so accuses them in public of leaking info to our enemy, without any evidence whatsoever. He then says that this was intolerable (which it would be) and that he needed to expel people. However, why the hell was Collett not expelled if this is the case? Why was he not even disciplined? The whole thing stinks. I’d look a bit closer to home for the leak, though then again that would mean dispensing with the services of your ‘special friend’ and we can’t have that now, can we? However, the most pertinent question Nick is this: What on earth has Collett got on you?
Deliberately Leaked Resignation Email
Nick Griffin has accused me of deliberately leaking my resignation email, which he claims contained disgraceful lies and misinformation. I can honestly say that I did not leak that email to anyone. That is the honest truth and people can have my word on it. (That is my word Nick, not your word, as the former can be taken as gospel the latter should not be trusted). Also the resignation letter did not contain any lies (you seem to think that the claim about Mark making money from leaflets is libellous, yet I never said I could prove it with firm evidence, just that I would ‘stake my life on it’ based on the things which I had seen, heard and experienced – and Mark Collett HAS made money from leaflets in the past. There is a difference and as Mark’s reputation would unlikely suffer, being as low as it is, then your claim for libel (don’t forget you have libelled me and both you and Collett have slandered me with your Searchlight/State Asset and various other accusations) does not stack up – though feel free to try it as my legal representative would have a field day with that one. The email was an internal email and was sent through the proper channels to AC members only.
Griffin and the North West
Did someone somewhere mention Nick that you were acting like a dictator? Please can you explain to me how come you are now the North West Regional Organiser? Chris Jackson was voted as the North West Regional Organiser at the last proper Regional Council Meeting, by a massive majority (that is by his peers). Since then, you have stepped in and declared that you are the North West RO! Yet you live in Wales? Has it got anything to do with the fact that the BNP website boldly announced that you were going to spearhead the Euro Elections push with you as the Number 1 North West Euro candidate?
Hang on one minute, when were you elected as the Number 1 candidate, or does your title insist that it is you who should be there by default? You seem to think that it is your right to get prime chance of a big salary and live it up in Brussels and Strasbourg. Why did the Voting Members of the North West, the Councillors, the Officials, not get a chance to vote on who they wanted to represent them, like you said they would on internal emails? All the existing Councillors, and Officials in the North West should all have a chance to put up for that position (as they should in any region). How will they feel now? You don’t even live in the North West! Also, if you can’t run the Party properly when in the country for a whole year, how the hell are you going to run it when you’re only in the country half the year?! Or is the plan to leave your ‘special friend’ and ‘successor to your throne’ in charge in your absence?
Bugging Personal Conversations
A few people have commented that although Sadie and Kenny were wrong to set up the blog outlining what a liability Mark Collett was, they were right in thinking it. However, I can assure anyone that all proper channels were used, repeatedly in fact, to bring things to the attention of Griffin about the incompetence of Treasury and the walking liability that is Mark Collett. Sadie and Kenny were on the verge of getting sacked for asking too many questions and exposing the likes of Hannam and Collett too many times, thus what choice did they have? They could have resigned in protest for sure, yet I did that and it did not matter one bit.
All that happened is that Nick went around saying that I was no big loss and when it got out that I had criticised Collett, Hannam & Walker, the former two at least started telling all that would listen that I was a Searchlight grass! I have an email (on my personal computer – BNP Security please take note) from Dave Hannam gloating “well I’m going round telling everyone you’re a Searchlight grass!” This was after I had emailed about £45 that York had been overcharged for May election leaflets. The money had been taken by Vanguard Promotions, Mark Collett’s trading name – though neither Dave nor Mark would reply to sort it out, and when Dave did eventually reply, nothing was done. Thus Mark Collett had made money out of York election leaflets, (the money was returned in October, seven months after being taken though only after constant badgering from me) £45 in fact on one transaction – did I hear you say something about libel Nick? When I reported the Hannam email to Griffin his reply was “What goes around comes around”. Indeed it does Griffin.
Now, back to the subject matter – bugging personal conversations. The last I had seen of this, Griffin is claiming that “someone anonymously sent in a recording”. This is very very doubtful. In fact no, it is bullsh*t.
A) If they had of done then Griffin would have claimed this right away, rather than waiting until now. After all most people think that Sadie was bugged as until now Griffin has not convincingly denied it and it is the only logical explanation. If it was the case they has received an anonymous tape then they would have made it clear from the outset and thus there would have been fewer accusations about bugging. Or did the recording come courtesy of the State? This is a question that is actually quite serious and is not intended as light humour – maybe it was not the BNP who bugged Sadie, yet those who knew that this could be a situation to exploit considering they surely know what Collett holds over Griffin and that Griffin would have acted in this way.
B) However, during the North West Stage Show, Griffin stated “I’d bug again if it meant getting rid of traitors” – to which a few members of the BNP drinking club tried to start a round of applause. Undone by your own words Nick. That is unless you have bugged someone else in the past perhaps? Was it someone who has criticised Mark? Or were they being critical of you? Or are you becoming stuck in a web of lies? My Mother always says that if you lie you have to cover your tracks and you will eventually be caught out. Why are Mother’s always right?
Triumph of the Will
On an email from Lee Barnes sent to Yorkshire Officials before the now infamous Leeds meeting, someone pulling the strings referred to me as Ian “I get my inspiration from Triumph of the Will” Dawson. This, to me, just shows exactly the type of rotten and corrupt charlatans we are up against. I will clarify where this came from. In June 2006 I stayed at ‘the house’ on Deeside (North Wales) for one night to go over some of the jobs that I would be doing in my then new Group Support role. I refer to it as ‘the house’ as this is the same one that is lived in rent-free by various Griffin ‘Yes’ men while all the ‘No’ men are struggling to pay their mortgages.
Dave Hannam had been sent a copy of the film ‘Triumph of the Will’ and he had it playing in the background. I had never seen the film before and have not since so it is a little strange how I can “get my inspiration from it”. I never actually watched the entire film or even the most of it, as it was on in the background (Dave Hannam had put it on) and we had some serious work to do re. handover of roles. Therefore the film belonged to Dave Hannam, and was put on by Hannam in the house he was ‘renting’ at the time. I have not seen the whole film, or even most of it, so how can I get “my inspiration from it”? I do, however, get my inspiration from seeing good overcome evil and that Griffin, is why I’ll never allow you and your lies to go unchallenged.
Griffin the Liar has insinuated that I was passing on information from people’s BNP accounts to the opposition and that I was always trying to get people to use BNP accounts so that I could monitor what was going on. I find this an incredible insult. I spent literally hours, usually at unsociable times, helping people with email problems. I did this because I am professional at what I do and had been tasked to do it. Nick Griffin himself wanted more people on BNP emails as this was more secure than using third party providers such as Hotmail etc. Both Steve Blake and I agreed and also suggested it looked more professional on leaflets than a random @hotmail.com address. Griffin’s accusations can be dismissed quite easily.
A) There were quite a few Fund-Holders who wanted bnp.org.uk emails, as well as Organisers and Contacts. However, providing all the Fund-Holders with an email address would have created double the amount of work and double the amount of hassle. I was already overstretched and email problems took up an alarming amount of my time. Thus I said no to all requests saying that the priority was for every unit to have an address, not every Official. If I had wanted more information from more accounts, then surely I would have said Yes to all these requests?
B) I was tasked, by Griffin, with getting new passwords for all high-ranking officials (incl. all AC Members) in the days when people could not change their own passwords. After initially drawing passwords up, I then declined to proceed and said that I was not comfortable with knowing so many passwords. I said this to Nick Griffin, and emailed him the reason also. I instead emailed all AC Members asking them to contact Emmanuel who would change the passwords rather than them going through me. Surely if I wanted to monitor emails then I would have jumped at the chance of knowing everyone’s email password who sat on the AC!
C) Instead of changing the passwords of all ‘high-ranking’ officials, it was decided that it would be better if Emmanuel would set up a password changing capability for all existing users. When it was set up I immediately emailed all bnp.org.uk email addresses with the new facility details. I then made sure that it went out in at least two Organiser’s Bulletins. Surely the last thing I would want is for everyone to be able to change their email password if I was going to lose ‘my sources of information’!
Now that both Steve Blake & I have gone, Griffin seems to have abandoned the use of BNP emails by Officials. He has done this for two reasons. Firstly, there is no one left to sort people’s problems out and thus the last thing Nick wants is people complaining to those that are left and it looking like Griffin had sacked/expelled the wrong people. Secondly, by trying to insinuate that people have been violated by ‘this clique’ he wants to foster a sense of togetherness by all those who had a BNP email address. Clever stuff yet still bullsh*t.
Also, the man making these accusations is the person now responsible for going through Sadie’s personal ntlworld.com emails and printing alleged emails from that account online! I notice that Nick has used alleged comments by Sadie in private emails to try and ‘win over’ other officials e.g. Peter Mullins. Even if these emails are indeed genuine, they are completely selective. Shall I go on about the emails from Sadie that I genuinely have where she recognises what hard work Peter Mullins does, that he is a nice guy and that anyone would struggle in the South West as it still such a nice English political back-water? We all fall out with people on occasion and say things we should not. It is usually the case that for every bad comment that you should not have made about someone, there are ten cases where you have been complimentary. Yet Griffin, in complete desperation is resorting to saying “Do you know what such and such says about you in private? Well if not, I am going to ignore all the good comments they say and show you this!”
Despite Griffin having no evidence for it, he has said to some people that I was doctoring bank statements to make Dave Hannam look incompetent. Qoute “When Ian Dawson was sending them out for other areas, the same was happening”. What a complete disgrace you are Griffin. You are not fit to call yourself a Nationalist. The main reason that I resigned was because of Dave Hannam’s incompetence, and now you try to blame it on me!! Well Nick, I really have no need to help make Hannam look incompetent, he does a fantastic job himself. I certainly have never doctored any bank statement whatsoever. I guess that I had also cut Dave Hannam’s mobile phone off so that he never answered it (you say that Steve Blake was hard to get hold off yet you fail to mention that he was only part-time unlike Hannam and thus he has a website business to run and clients to see in order to make a living), or did I sneak into Hannam’s house and delete his VoiceMails every day so that he could never return them? Maybe I was stealing the Petty Cash Books out of his local Post Box? Maybe I was also working in the bank and losing all the cheques he was paying in? Maybe, just maybe, I was able to control what Dave Hannam said and thus made him lie to people about things being ‘in the post’. Come on Nick, get real.
Here are some of the complaints that I and others have regularly brought to your attention regarding the incompetence of Dave Hannam, yet you have not done anything about it and are now trying to blame it on other people who have seen through you:
It is very hard to track Dave down at times, he is often un-contactable for long periods, he rarely responds to voicemails or emails and does not get back to people with answers to their questions. Even though one question from a Fund-Holder may seem trivial, the reality is that our local officials are primarily concerned with their local group, and if they are not getting help or feedback then they are going to become displeased regardless of how busy other people are or make out to be.
Petty cash books and paying in books take an infuriatingly long time to get sent to new units. This leads to a high number of complaints when all that is needed is once every ten days to send a treasury pack to new units. Also, people complain that they don’t get things returned within a reasonable timescale when they submit things for auditing etc. Examples of units to complain about the lateness of treasury packs includes Southend, Exeter, Nuneaton, Castle Point, West Lindsey, Yorkshire, Richmond, Solihull, New Forest etc. etc.
Length of time to process standing order forms for North Yorks and East Mids, for every month that is lost the cost can be £000’s.
Mistakes on bank balances, and bank balance not being sent out often enough or up to date. This is a major bugbear in that local groups often get bank balances that are wrong. This is of especially great concern to me, as it is myself that sends them out and often gets the complaints back in. Many groups complain that money has not been credited to their account that they have banked, that things have not been explained in full on the account, and regional officials often complain that agreed local to regional transfers have not been completed. This is one of the most important roles of the regional treasurer and it is one that at the moment is not being done competently in any shape or form. The statements sent through for me to send out in August were shockingly bad – they had to be sent back twice with a long list of corrections that needed to be done. Lincoln for example, have had a nightmare time with the management of their account.
The fact that statements are rarely up to date and seldom correct means that unit debt is difficult to control. It becomes impossible to know who is, and who is not struggling financially, and thus sending out publications each month becomes a lottery. For the first time in a long while this month I have accounts to work from to make sure that struggling units either get publications stopped or reduced. I have seen it said that Group Support ‘sees it fit to send things out when the unit has not the money’ yet as I have no up to date or correct statements to work from, there is little that I can do.
Dave often lies. This is an exceptionally infuriating trait that makes already annoying situations ten times worse. Instead of saying that something has not yet been done, people are often told ‘is in the post’ or ‘I’ve just sorted it now’, when in reality nothing has been done. This then means that people are under the illusion that they will be receiving documents in the next couple of days only to find that nothing arrives as nothing has been sent.
Cheques not being cashed – ***** in London and ******* in Basildon are two examples of people who have sent in large cheques without them being cashed.
All in all, things have to be repeated several times before anything happens, and then if it ever finally gets done, it is usually incorrect. There is a great consensus locally, regionally and indeed nationally that the incompetence has become too much and needs addressing ASAP. This is not a personal vendetta it is incompetence on a level that can no longer be ignored.
People Back on Board
You make the claim that some people who had initially been ‘duped’ by this ‘rebel faction’ have now changed sides. This is complete nonsense. I know for sure that most of them are not on anyone’s ‘side’ – they just want to get one with their local political work and are not prepared to let that go because the man at the top is a Pratt. You suggest that they are on your side yet things could not be further from the truth – they are sick of this entire situation, though they don’t want to be involved by and large. How many of them will vote for you in June I wonder?
The Nick Griffin Party or the British National Party?
Despite Griffin thinking that he is above the rules of the BNP, of the UK in general, and of natural justice, I can assure him that the BNP is not his Party. It belongs to the membership, the activists and the local officials, just as much as it does Griffin. He is running it like a dictatorship yet it is running out of steam. He is getting stuck in the web of lies that he has strung. He is clearly paranoid and deluded. Nick - if you won’t ditch Collett and Hannam then the Party will ditch you.
While I agree wholeheartedly that Griffin is the best politician we have in the Party, and one of the best political speakers, his man-management skills and general running of the Party is a disaster. Those who did so much to hold it together for so long have all been expelled. I would much rather have a 25% reduction in the ‘politician quality’ of our leader if the ‘organisational and management capacity’ of the leader increased by 200%. Talking of great speakers, one great speaker no longer in the BNP is Jonathan Bowden. Mind you, once Griffin got wind of a rumour that Jonathan was considering standing for leadership there were some nasty rumours spread on the web about Jonathan and when he had resigned over it, Nick did next to nothing to bring him back on board. That tends to be the case when Nick things his divine authority is threatened. Chris Jackson stood against Nick and then he and his supporters were labelled ‘vermin’ in public after the election. If Nick thought this then why on earth make it public – what is there to gain? Nick has to rid the BNP of any opposition to his rule, and stamps down on anyone showing a desire of leadership. He has to protect a small clique of trouble causers because ultimately they know “where his skeletons are buried”. This is not Democracy, it certainly isn’t Meritocracy. It is a Dictatorship and Griffin is the Dictator.
Splitting Nationalist Parties
The common denominator in the major splits in Nationalism over the last few decades is Nick Griffin. I am fully aware that many new members, supporters and officials think that Nick can do no wrong. However, after finishing this article I shall go back to reading some excellent commentary from John Tyndall who exposes Griffin for what he is – that he has used the exact tactics he is using today to try and split Parties in the past. I am only halfway through reading it as the article is colossal though once this article that I am writing now has had a couple of days to be digested then it will be posted in full on the enoughisenoughnick blog. While Nick likes to make out that he is saving the day it is in fact his flawed personality that leads to situations like this, and will continue to do so in the future, unless of course we rid Nationalism of this liar for good.
At some point in the future I will be attending, with my legal representative, a show trial dubbed a ‘disciplinary tribunal’. I have already been found ‘guilty’ by Griffin as his articles and statements suggest, yet I do not even know the full extent of the charges against me, something that my legal counsel has already picked up on. I was informed of my expulsion on the BNP website. I have not done anything wrong though I am being victimised along with other people who I call comrades and friends. I will fight Griffin to the very last – the British people, and certainly those who are members of the British National Party, deserve better.