Thursday, 17 January 2008

A personal perspective – Ian Dawson

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.

Emails

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!”

Bank Statements

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.

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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.



52 comments:

Anonymous said...

A good post Ian - i think many people can now see the lies and dissembling spewing from the top of the party.
The unit accounts were a nightmare to keep on top of during my time as a fundholder.
I look forward to meeting later this month.

WHITE KNIGHT said...

Well said Ian,
I am very pleased to see that you have put into words how angry you feel. It is also disturbing to read the depths that Griffin has sunk to.

Yes he has surrounded himself with 'yes' men and this will of course be his downfall.

I have as said before that the BNP belongs to it's paid up members not Griffin.

He was voted in as chairman to be a figurehead to run 'our' party to his best ability, to make it electable, to offer our people an option to the corrupt three lib/lab/con.

He was not voted into to set up the NG party was he.

Ian what you said about the 'new BNP email accounts' is totally correct, in fact griffin set me an email 'ordering' me to obtain BNP offical email accounts asap.

It was you that actually set them up and I remember the hours you spent on my behalf to get them working correctly.

In fact I admired your patience and professionalism when it came to dealing with unit problems, it cannot have been easy.

Well done Ian

Paul said...

If Collett is in charge of producing the BN monthy bulletin now it goes a long way to explain wy people are still waiting for January's edition.

Bring back Kenny he got it sent out begining of the month!

Head office cannot even be bothered to answer emails because I asked them wht the delay about a week ago. Load of Numpties!

Anonymous said...

When Griffin calls you a traitor he means to him and his money making scam whereby he fools honest Brits into thinking he will champion their cause.
The whole gang are in on it. You work your socks off and they live the life of the gentry.

You have to come up with something better than a challenge because I and many more haven't renewed and won't while he is in control.

WHITE KNIGHT said...

Well said Ian I know you and respect you very much.
You are a very decent trustworthy and hard working young man.

I am absolutely disgusted at how you and the others have been treated and lied about.

I cut my membership card up when all this started, I know who the decent people of this party are and it's certainly not the 'dictator' and his yes men at the top.

I will not rejoin the party until they are all gone and all the decent people reinstated.

I obviosuly don't know how this is all going to end but I support you and all the others 100%

Julie

Anti-gag said...

I started out making some quick notes while reading Ian’s posting, half way through I found I was agreeing with absolutely everything Ian was saying. From my personal experience of trying to start, and then restart, a group here in the NW I know how true Ian's comments about Hannam’s incompetence are. And as for Mark Collett, people have suspected he is deliberately damaging the party for a long time, I have often been asked ‘do you think he’s a Searchlight/UAF mole?’. Personally I just think Collett’s a megalomaniac, whose loyalty is only to Mark Collett.

Lastly Ian I’d like to apologise to you, for an email I sent after a NW regional meeting (the first of Griffin’s road shows) last month. I came under some pressure at that meeting, to fall into line, and was even asked to leave (kicked out) the meeting by Nick Griffin because I was asking too many difficult questions. Speaking to people in the kitchen later (the meeting was held in a private home, so Griffin could not throw me out of the house) I was persuade that, for the greater good, shutting up and following the party line was my best course of action. I sent that email, to you, when I got home that night. I just can’t tell you what a spineless bastard I felt the morning after, but I decided jumping back and forth was not going to help anyone, so decided to try to fight for a more reasonable attitude without rocking the boat, so to speak. I now do of course realise that was a mistake, and by Christmas it was clear that only a victory by your modernising group could make the party fully electable, and acceptable to British voters. To that end I resigned both my positions as organiser for the Preston & Lancaster group, and as the Chorley contact.

Once again Ian, I’m sorry for that email, but if even a spineless git like me is willing to stand up to Griffin, then he really is in trouble now.

From
Chris Hill
(Lancaster)

Aberdeen Patriot said...

Ian Dawson. I had the pleasure of meeting you a couple of times over the last year; I was struck by what an unassuming, helpful, polite chap you were. No problem was ever too much bother. I had the pleasure of phoning you on a number of occasions for advice on the new Aberdeen group, and the best way of going about things. Kenny Smith likewise was always available when problems arose or advice was needed.

The lasing impression I got from dealing and speaking with you Ian was one of “What a great advert for the BNP” the thought of people like you in the BNP knocking on doors and meeting the public really did fill me with hope that our nation could be saved. For that feeling of hope I am eternally grateful.

That feelings of hope are diminishing now due too the way that Griffin is destroying the party and trying to get rid of people like yourself. I really do fear for my children’s future now as I see Griffin as someone trying to destroy the BNP.

Our last hope is the real patriot’s in the E is E team who are sticking together, because our nation, culture, and children’s future depend on it.

Cracking truthful post Ian and yet again I thank you for giving me hope

Salvation said...

However, the most pertinent question Nick is this: What on earth has Collett got on you?
Think about it! Look at the dominant facial features. Look at the relative ages. 'Nuff said.

William Mccarthy. Probably no longer Salvation in another place as all my postings are either pulled after a very short life span or don't get posted at all. So much for the party of free speech and members being allowed their say. Probably should be renamed BFP.

Souwester said...

Thank you for an excellent, informative post, Ian.
It is just what many of us need to pore through in order seek out the truth of the situations.

It is an ideal 'article' to send out as an email to all those we cannot otherwise reach with the truth.
There are those hundreds of members who are left with only the smears on the Website, the heavily censored Blogs, and the likewise, heavily censored BNP Forum.

Can anyone please tell me if there can be admin trouble in the Griffinites cabal?
In the first week of December I paid for continuation of 'Voice of Freedom' via credit card online, and it shows on my statement. I have not heard a dicky bird since!
Can anyone please offer an opinion?

Friar Tuck said...

Souwester....that's what happens when the party fires the people who made it tick on a daily basis. Some of the replacements are very good people but will have a steep learning curve.

As for Chris Hill's post, you do yourself a disservice. It's takes real courage to stand up to a bully and a tyrant. Others will look to your courage as inspiration to take a similar step themselves.

Crush Griffinism! said...

Great post Ian. Your courage will see you through mate.

You too Chris H. That was a fine comment.

The difference between you and the Griffin cabal is there for all to see... honest and the courage to admit when your wrong and better still the ability to ensure such mistakes are not repeated.

I'm behind you all, all the way. Down with Griffinism!

waiting for my jotters! said...

No BN yet and it's the 17th of the month. Looks like the Collett/Griffin editorship and production has returned us to the bad old days before Kenny shifted production to Scotland to cure the problem.
Under Kenny and Nicholla we got BN and EBNS at the start of each month.
Well done Griffin.
BTW I don't think for one minute Collett is the author, it contains all the signs of Griffin's style in the main.

Angie said...

Well done Ian! I know you are a honest hard working guy,you know how I feel about this whole situation as its done its rounds long ago and we spoke days before I resigned in my house, I can remember Ian the look on your face when I told you what Griffin had said and done to myself just before I resigned, you were in my house as I had invited you to let you know what Griffin had done to Warren Bennett too,I will never forget the look on your face! you looked totally shocked.

your post sums it up what a total scum bag that man is, not that I didn't already no this long before all this happened.

Jean said...

Lancaster UAF is reporting that Voice of Change" is on line--they even have a picture of it.
Can anyone give me the web address as it is not coming up on my computer

Aberdeen Patriot said...

Collets BN going the same way as ID big big pictures ( you get Crayons next month) Big Adverts and little else, well apart from lies.

You get better write ups in the Dandy now, well more truthful ones anyway.

Aberdeen Patriot said...

Jean you will get link from this handsome scotmans blog.

http://scottishbritishandproud.blogspot.com/

Hi to Hammy, Brian, Charllie and the Glasgow patriots from windy wet miserable Aberdeen

Steve Blake said...

To Jean et al

The fledgling web site is available at www.voiceofchange.org.uk

It is pretty bare at the moment and is a work in progress but we will get there and I'm going to make sure this site becomes the number one political web site in the UK.

Contributions sought and submissions please to my new email address webeditor@voiceofchange.org.uk

Thanks

Steve Blake
(ex BNP web editor, purged by Griffin)

Marie said...

Ian, Chris, and all the rest of you officials and members have our great respect.
It takes time and dedication to compile such clear, well-written, honest, from the heart posts.

We are speaking as a group of ordinary, South West Nationalists, and having given it all very deep thought and much research, we recognise how great and honourable a step it must be to act so positively as you have against the lying dictatorship of Griffin. You all show real guts and obviously have a strong conviction in the truth.

The sickening, Collett videos on Utube and various television interviews are proof enough of his side of things! His horrendous, vulgar and common behaviour, and the company he keeps, are yes, sickening, to say the very least.
Whatever behoves Griffin to hold onto him? There must be something - - - - - !
Without doubt MC has lost the British National Party many thousands of votes.
Griffin has now alienated himself from all decent nationalists. Is that not apparent to everyone? Surely?

We were surprised that some other, good, patriotic officials are still managing to hold with the Griffin line. But during the course of a few days we were in contact with various party officials and learnt that there is a reason for each individual’s temporary stance.
For instance, some have elections to fight very shortly. Others are using a little strategy. More are simply waiting for ‘the right moment’ when some ‘other issues’ are first to be resolved! A couple will stick with Griffin for obvious reasons, but almost all were sympathetic to EIE and the Voice of Change.

Bald Old Geezer said...

Ian,

Being scum, I voted for Chris Jackson, so you will know my views on Nick G. Your post proves my opinion to be correct!

However, you seem to have missed one vital fact, Martin Wingfield may be an excellent journalist, but he is an extreme LEFTY. Just the job for a so called British Nationalist?

See you on the 27th?

merchant banker said...

Anyone who has made a payment to Griffin and not recieved anything in return, if you used credit cards not debit cards, you have up to six months to reverse the payment, if you can convince the credit company the services offered were fraudulent.

shirl said...

Hope Griffin's bnp do particularly badly in London, so Griffin is forced to resign.

This is the only way, barring a pre-election leadership challenegd that the crooks, perverts, liars and thieves can be toppled.

If the bnp so much as win a single seat in the London Assembly, we will be forgotten, and there will be no chance of sadie returning to lead the bnp.

Anonymous said...

Good honest post from Chris Hill admitting his error on here.
I have had minor dealings with Ian and I think I'm a good judge of character. That said, it's very difficult on the outside looking in to know 100% I'm doing the right thing in supporting this action whatever that leads to.
My group will hate me if this party splits but how do I convince them to join us.
The local success we have blinds them to the bigger picture and the fact that we will never get far under Griffin's leadership.
The party is ready to move forward and everyone thinks that this trouble will blow over and the progress will continue, it won't.
Once we reach a level that makes us interesting to the press, they will destroy us with ease under Griffin and Collett. They make the hideous Peter Hain look like a Mother Theresa.
Griffin is fighting for his career, we are fighting for our country, don't forget that. Barnbrook has a chance to make the bigtime and good luck to him and his group. He is smart enough to know who is right and wrong but getting elected is a real breakthrough for the BNP. Griffin will have his fifteen minutes and soon be forgotten so let's not assume London is pro Griffin.
This will be our one and only chance to make a change and if we fail the BNP is doomed.
I support this group largely because of Ian Dawson, please let me be right.

Simon Smith said...

From Ian's Post:

"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."

That is a very important observation. Simon Darby has made some very dubious appointments as officials in the West Mids. Some who can deliver a half decent patter but have lacked activist aspirations. Three or four of these come to mind who couldn't be trusted with the dosh.

I've only met Ian a couple of times. He did seem a very professional and good representative of the BNP. Another heart felt testimony on the EIE blog that hopefully wakes people up.

I would urge people to look a little deeper at things. There's much more to this than Gri££in's crookedness in my opinion. To not understand what's really going on now will cause problems later after nationalist reconstruction.

Anonymous said...

i am from london and i most definately dont support the liar griffin but unfortunately alot of londonders are just ignoring what is going on

Anonymous said...

On Stormfront, Joe Owens confirms Marc Collett was in contact with him whilst he was proscribed.

She-Ra said...

Aaahhh now I understand why Joe Owens keeps bad mouthing Sadie Graham it's because he is trying to cover up for being a searchlight grass. It makes perfect sense now I know the information from the AC meetings were passed from Mark Collett to Joe Owens to searchlight.

Pppfffttt, and there was me thinking he was bad mouthing Sadie because she spuned his advances (or something along those lines).

Crush Gri££inism!

Final Conflict said...

heartfelt and sincere.

all nationalists can appreciate that, especially those who faced Griffin's smears many years ago.

mikeinengland said...

This is all well and good and whilst it's good to get such detailed information from Ian Dawson (damning stuff indeed and exactly as I suspected) I think we're waaayyy beyond this type of analysis as it's pretty clear that (a) the BNP is Griffin's cash cow and not "our" political party, (b) Griffin will not have a change of heart/do the right thing/convert to decency/take any notice of bland comments about his supposed "skill as an orator" and (c) That we already have a de facto split.

A week is a long time in politics and five weeks is too long a time to get another focus organised and yet we still hear claims about the consulting of solicitors, Griffin doing the "right thing", the need to stand as "independent nationalists" - a meaningless vehicle if ever there was one - and a whole lot of confusion about what we should do, when and where.

This is allowing Griffin to win by default. As the poster says elsewhere, "most of London is ignoring this split" or whatever. So are most people. Ignoring it. Which is a great shame and tonight we have the awful spectacle of BNP wives just to rub salt into the wound and making us look like a bunch of kooks again on TV.

You cannot reclaim the BNP for "decency". It's never going to happen. "Independent Nationalist" candidacy is a watered-down non-starter. So what next apart from claim and counter claim?

Voice of Change? Change what? When and for whom? With what aim????

Come on people...can't we do better than this. And faster!

Anonymous said...

I agree with mikeinengland, there is no going back. We must steal the support Griffin has and leave him isolated by being decent, honest and open.
We don't need to be secretive and devious like him.
Honesty is the best policy.

Sunday's meeting will be Griffin's Waterloo

Richard Chadfield said...

Bald Old Geezer said...

Martin Wingfield may be an excellent journalist, but he is an extreme LEFTY.
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What is your evidence for this statement?

millie said...

When I resigned as a moderator on the BNP forum I said that I had to stand by my local group which happens to be Broxtowe.I said that they were the people I knew and trusted.
I didn't expect a life time ban but I must admit that I did say that those who should have been suspended came out of it smelling of roses.
We all have to look forward to the future now because we are the true Nationalists.

no more documentaries said...

Just watched that BNP wives documentary, what a total and utter bunch of morons those people have just made us look. Who on earth sanctions people like Marleen Guest to talk to camera crews, NG I suppose. The man needs replacing just for being so stupid let alone so arrogant, did you see how he walked off when he was being talked to at RWB! Yet again we never learn from past mistakes and here we have now female BNP members talking about the holocaust. Why don't they get sensible women on these programmes like some of our female councillors? And not useless idiots, well done everyone who featured in that documentary. Although Nick Cass wasn't too bad and its awful how he was shoved out as party manager. I like Nick Cass and think he has a lot to give. Please please no more documentaries we dont need UAF when we damage ourselves like this.

millie said...

We have just watched BNP wives on Sky as well.
The only good part they showed at the Red White and Blue was our Cavalier King Charles spaniels,
We were at the other end of the leads.
I wonder why they cut us off ?

Anonymous said...

BNP wives.
It wasn't as dire as I expected. The Cass family came across very well and Marlene handled the Jewish question very honestly.
I am so relieved it wasn't worse I can look at it positively - just.

Anonymous said...

Well done folks, blog going very well... almost 50,000 hits in seven weeks, very impressive!

stranger in the camp said...

Not being a member of the BNP and just an inquisitive and concerned onlooker, I think it might be a bit of a cheek making a comment on your blog. You might not even post it but here goes.

It would appear that the troubles you are experiencing are being caused, not by something new, but by something that is deep rooted in the way that your party has been plodding along for so long. The party is now, to all intents and purpose, split into four parts. 1) Those that, for various reasons, have severed their loyalty to the leader, 2) those still loyal to the leader, 3) those that are being cunning and waiting to see what happens to suit their own purpose and 4) those that are in the uncomfortable position of sitting on the fence for the parties sake. Let’s look at all four groups:

1) This group have, to use union speak, downed tools and come out in favour of the latest, and maybe past, members that have, I would suspect, been unfairly ousted from the party. After reading much about this situation on this blog and other sources it would appear that over time that many of the top workers in the party have got the bullet. This is a simple case of allowing the leader of your party, Nick Griffin, to take constitutional control with which he can rule by oppression. You numpties, you trusted him and let him take it over. You must wrest back the party otherwise you will just carry on plodding

2) This next group are people that range from being blindly loyal to the leader, because of personal feeling, and those wanting to believe that their hero can do no wrong. Almost nothing will change their mind, even if the truth jumped up and bit them in the arse. Does ‘I’ve always voted Labour’ sound familiar? The trouble is that, if and when, these members suddenly have an awakening they are, unfortunately, to late and to embarrassed to admit they were taken in or they just quietly leave. This is a great shame because they could be good dedicated workers and should not be lost.

3) The cunning can be the most deceptive, having developed a niche for themselves, they are reluctant to give it up, and in fact, see the possible chance of moving up the ladder a rung or two. Selfishness and the desire for personal gain are human traits and sometimes come to the fore regardless of how small the prize is and how great the treachery.

4) ‘Don’t upset the apple cart’ This could be the watchword and in many cases it would be the correct if you are not sure. The problem comes when you start to consider who is obviously in charge of steering the damn thing. If this cart is making slow progress down an already rough road those in charge had better think ahead, slow down and listen to advice when they hit some very large bumps. If not, you’ll lose the load and they will go off in all direction. After spending precious time gathering up the untidy mess many will be very battered and bruised. The fence sitters will watch with concern and, maybe in some cases, a little amusement at the fiasco unfolding before them. If only they had been a little braver and allowed a little common sense to prevail, If they would only risk a few splinters up the rear end and jump off and shout loudly ‘NOT ON MY WATCH MATE’ For a few the height of the fence is to great and they will never jump, even if their backsides end up looking like a hot cross bun.

It’s all a great shame really, I’m not a political person but, like so many, couldn’t believe what is happening to this country. Then the BNP started to be noticed and I thought, maybe, just maybe, there’s a chance. But when the top working members are constantly ejected how can a party grow in stature. Ask yourselves, where are the top councillors and MPs going to come from? The answer is simple, the members and front line workers make it happen, that’s what.

Please make it happen.

millwall fan said...

Any way the "kept in-the-dark" london members can be mailed out the first public Voice newsletter, to let them discover the nasty truth about their "sop-idol" Griffin, so his london PR plans can be sabotaged internally without fuss, to intelligent nationalistic leaders with more than two brain cells to rub together, like Sadie for instance, can take over?

It might be hard to swallow for loyalists to the bnp, but we need to make it clear, every vote for the bnp in london, is a vote for fraud, paedophilia, bestiality, buggingl, spying, tax dodging, embezzlement, libel, and cronyism.

This would save us having to stand dissident candidates in the London elections against Nasty Nick, which would have be financially costly to Voice Of Change, in terms of deposits needed.

Cos, there's no doubt that if Barnbrook or the bnp london assembly candidates win votes, they will also win publicity which griffin will use to consolidate his sordid grip of power. Griffin's corrupt as hell, but he's not stupid. He knows a good photo opportunity if he sees one, and would milk any London success to his full advantage.

Media-savvy Griffo will indeed be the flavour of the month, like Ian Dawson says in his letter, and it's obvious, or should be to us all, that no-one will ever bother listening to the rebels if Griffin wins newspaper headlines about a newspaper breakthrough.

This would be an absolute nightmare, and would mean Sadie's rebellion would be in vain. Surely this can't be allowed to happen.

No public funding for London Assembly will mean Griffin's cash cow will be struck down by a "monetary BSE", surely meaning the fuhrer's swift departure before the party is rendered worthless like the old national front, another of griffin's momentous failures.

If my father Ralph had been alive, he would have confronted Griffin face-to-face demanding immediate answers. He was a true Romford lad through and through, if you know waht I mean.

Anonymous said...

The big problem with standing a candidate as an independent nationalist at a local council election, is I suspect that on the ballot paper they will be described as Independent. This business is very much a stop gap.
Really the bottom line for people who will not put up with Griffin's antics is to form another party, he will hang on to the bitter end and we are sitting waiting for hell to freeze over....it aint going to happen.

Bald Old Geezer said...

Richard Chadfield,you said;

Martin Wingfield may be an excellent journalist, but he is an extreme LEFTY.
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What is your evidence for this statement?
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Can't offer you 'evidence' regarding Martin Wingfield being a LEFTY, but I can offer some facts, now unverifiable due to the 'new BNP website'.

However, Martin’s blog seems to be written as a personal view on the world rather than that of a journal editor. What editors, and indeed any writers will do, is to mix words and grammar together to produce sentences and phrases that carry a message. No message, no point. The problem that some writers have is that a lot of their readers will read the words, but miss the message entirely. This could be due to a lack of understanding on behalf of the reader, or the writer has gone on too long and the piece is boring. This happens on these posts here too! I could give you some fantastic examples of this, but this is not the place to do this.

To the point then, in the pieces that Martin writes in his blog, he quite clearly shows that he has had a left wing upbringing, of which he has some pride. He also stated that he hates the BNP members who were Tories (this takes care of a fair number of members I would guess?). This message is clear to any reader, as I believe this is a message that he wants to convey, not just a jumble of meaningless words.

These are the facts your Honour, but you will have to ask Martin nicely if you can still read his earlier entries as the nice people at the website have removed them to give us this second rate site in its place.

Richard, if you can recover the ‘lost posts’, then please feel free to use the facts ‘from the horses mouth’ contained therein, as evidence! Otherwise I am sure that Martin, being the upright citizen that he is, will confess all to you.

Roger said...

Great post, Ian.

I've only met you the once - at RWB last year. You immediately came across as someone who is honest, capable and helpful. Isn't it ironic that while the LibLabCon trick reward their talented people by promoting them, the BNP sacks theirs but retains the incompetent ones?

How long would a precocious talent such as a nationalistic equivalent to the 16 year-old William Hague last in the BNP? He would immediately be deemed a threat to the leadership and be either marginalised or proscribed.

I was astounded to hear that one of the party's best speakers - Jonathan Bowden - had been removed. If there's anyone out there who has not heard Jonathan speak, let me tell you that he is absolute dynamite. I guess Griffin couldn't bear the thought of being upstaged or challenged so Jonathan had to go. Not content with that, Griffin had Jonathan smeared too.

I wonder if Griffin is descended from the captain of the Mary Celeste?

Anonymous said...

I disagree that the bnp wives on sky was so bad. TV producers pick over their filming to portray us in a bad light. If thats all they came up with, then thats not much to worry about.
Marleen is a wonderful woman, very down to earth, calla a spade a spade.
All women stood their ground and wernt phased or detered by the questioning.
try to imagine the rest of how the film would have been and theyve picked the worst...and thats all theyve got!
Marleene has done hell of a lot for us, is intelligent and has got more balls than alot of men!
as regards other matters, i cant believe london is in the dark as much as they reckon and anyone who does confront our glorious leader face to face consequently gets the boot!
Apologies for the state of this, got my granddaughter on my knee!

Kay

Anonymous said...

The BNP website's popularity is sinking like a stone. When it was very well looked after by the previous web editor Steve Blake, the website was getting more than twice the viusits of the Conservative Party site. This was in the Telegraph in September.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/13/nbnp113.xml

The awful mess the "new" site is in is not popular anymore and the BNP site shows figures (at the very bottom, best place for them as they are embarresing) from Alexa which showing that the popularity has declined. The BNP used to be about 50,000th most popular site, now it has sunken to 119,000 and the site isnt getting even double the number of visits that the Conservatives get.

So much for progress and Griffin's new team being better than the old ones.

Oh and one other thing anyone else still waiting for the January issue of BN, I mean it is only the 18th of the month. The new good team have some living up to expectations, but we are just ordinary members.

Louise said...

Well said Ian.

I can vouch that those who have withdrawn their resignations were not "duped" and they most certainly do not support Griffin. I have not withdrawn mine, nor do I ever intend to, but please do not think that all those who have are Griffinites, nor will they vote for Griffin in a leadership challenge.

When I read about who had taken over the website, I felt sick. I had already packed in as Regional News (or Regional Voices as it says nest to my name on the "list of honour"!) correspondent for the north of England after I had found out about Steve Blake's disgraceful sacking. I would never, ever work on a website which is run by foreigners (what happened to BRITISH National Party and "British jobs for British workers"?) I did not join the BNP to take orders from a mere immigrant.

I am with you guys all the way, sorry I can't make the meeting in Nottinghamshire, but Scarborough being the backwater that it is, the first train doesn't leave on a Sunday until 09:20!!

East Birmingham BNP said...

This from Nick Griffin, sorry Purging the Droid, on SF

"Meanwhile on LUAF the greatly-wronged, "we are loyal to the BNP, we never sought to take the party over" fringe grouplet are now openly bragging of their intention to prevent the BNP - Britain's only hope - from winning seats on the GLA later this year by fielding "spoiler" candidates who, they hope, would ensure the re-election of Lab-Con-Lib candidates at the expense of the BNP.

I would urge real nationalists to take a look, and then to come back here and tell us whether there remains any doubt whatsoever that the state is driving the wrecking campaign of which certain contributors to this thread, and we all know who they are, are so clearly a part."

I warned that Griffin would use this line if the idea of standing independent nationalists was adopted. I have offered a viable alternative and I think its time to seriously consider it.

I used this exact argument to batter Sharon Ebanks and her NNP from one end of SF to the other in a former life. It wasn't particularly challenging, please do not make the same mistakes she did.

Spencer

NB For a comprehensive look at Griffin's failure as Chairman check out my lastest blog "Lions led by Donkeys"

Anonymous said...

A good post Ian. Some shocking revelations im sad to have to admit. I cant go into detail (yet)but i first met you in 05. I met you and Sadie again at the Group developement meeting in Newcastle in 07. I know you to be a genuine, hardworking Nationalist, and a truthfull person. As is Sadie too. Iv tended to disbeleive some of the more ridiculous, statements and alegations that have been made against Nick, but im afraid there is more to this split than meets the eye! I have been reluctant to put my name to the list of "rebels" because i fear the breakup of the BNP, and the nulification of all the hard work i have done. I have hoped that this spat would blow over. Iv even called for an amesty to Nick (through a post on here)but its obviously fell on deaf ears. I dont like the term "BNP rebels" either? I dont class you as rebels. You are LOYAL and genuine Nationalists as far as im concerned, and im still proud to class you as my Comrades!

We Tyneside BNP activists, are supposed to be "Neutral" in all this? But how can one be neutral? Surely everyone has a veiw on this? Mybe its time i spoke to my comrades on Tyneside, and suggest we stop "sitting on the fence"

Im also pleased you spoke highly of Jonathon Bowden. It was when he was ousted from the Party, that i started to have my doubts about how the party was being run. Its doubtfull i will vote for Griffin in the next leadership contest.

Sunderland member said...

I agree the NE needs to get off the fence. Alan I cannot believe you plan to invite Collett to speak in Sunderland. As a local member I will be asking all the awkward questions of him if he addresses our meeting and I'm also gonna call for the members to come out in support of Sadie, Ian, Kenny and Steve.
Well done Lesley for being the first official in the NE to come off the fence.

fjc said...

To all those who have doubts about Griffin but are either sitting on the fence to see how things progress, afraid of damaging the nationalist cause and forthcoming elections or are sticking with him for “old time’s sake” should seriously consider their positions before it is too late.

SITTING ON THE FENCE.
This may seem like a nice safe option and one which you believe will protect the party and your position within it.

AFRAID OF DAMAGING THE NATIONALIST CAUSE AND FORTHCOMING GLC ELECTION.
This is understandable since we are all on the same side trying to gain a democratic foothold and nationalist say in the political management of our country. In the case of the GLC elections, it should be considered that any short term success under the “Official BNP” ticket here, may be at the expense of evolving a nationalist party with policies and management that is acceptable to the British electorate

STICKING WITH HIM FOR “OLD TIME’S SAKE.
Again this is understandable, many of you have known “Nick” since your NF days or since the BNP was formed. It is unlikely that any of you will question his leadership since he has led the party out of the political wilderness into a position of some respectability. If any of you have any doubts now is the time to check out the facts regarding Nick’s behind the scene corruption, manipulation, purging of party members, etc, etc, etc, and make a considered judgement regarding your continuing support for Nick Griffin as Party Leader.


There are normally very few opportunities to correct years of mismanagement and corruption in any organisation. We in the BNP have such an opportunity available to us today, don’t throw it all away.

SILENCE NOTIFIES SUPPORT AND CONCENT.

pastytom said...

Looks like scumbag Griffin is "playing the GLA card" to erase all his troubles, knowing a few seats and several hundred thousand pounds of london taxpayers money will keep him in power, and keep his farmhouse looking pretty.

We know your games, griffin, so cut the crap. We don't want to run our own candidates, but you are forcing us to do this, by not returning our positions within the party. Legal action is costly, and there is no recourse for sacked party officials, so what other option have we, Herr Griffin, in the words of the Dad's Army to "stop your little game"

Stopping you consolidate your power through the london elections is not spoiling. Any actions taken by us, should be seen as clipping your wings, as you have become too big for your boots, love.

The only other way to starve you of money, is to refuse to renew our memberships, but that way, Sadie will never be elected, and you will have got your cheap thrills at the expense of all those hardworking bnp members you hate, Purger Griffin.

Anonymous said...

Anybody planning to ask "awkward questions" of MC will be quite astonished at the answers they recieve.
With a straight face, left shoulder forward, arm extended,sneer on face, MC will admit he over charged for leaflets (at the time when it had been decreed all leaflets had to come through him), because at the time his income was only £500 / month and he creamed off the excess to supplement his income.
Minutes later, switching to right shoulder forward,right arm extended, finger jabbing, same sneer on face, he may well be telling you that yes, he has subsidised the party via his credit card to the tune of £5000 / month.
Don`t even bother to query that you can never contact him, every fool and his dog should apparently know he is uncontactable because he is hiding from the TV license man.
So good luck with your questions Sunderland, we heard them at Leeds.

WHITE KNIGHT said...

anonymous said...
re Collett
"he has subsidised the party via his credit card to the tune of £5000 / month"
Please tell me more

Anonymous said...

"he has subsidised the party via his credit card to the tune of £5000 / month"
Please tell me more

NG said it at the North West meeting, I gather it was repeated in Nottingham.The question was asked at Leeds,"has MC supported the BNP to the tune of £5000 in a month".
It was denied.
Good job he managed to up his income or the leaflets would have become mighty expensive.
Wonder how he did it.
NG said the party owns identity so that cant be the source?

Anonymous said...

correction to post.

The question was asked at Leeds,"has MC supported the BNP to the tune of £5000 in a month".
It was NOT oxevvdenied.