113 patriots attended the event despite the best efforts of some of
Former South East Regional Organiser Cllr
Kenny opened his speech by saying he was stood before the audience not because he was a red, state asset or neo-nazi, but because he spoke out in the higher echelons of the BNP against incompetence and lies. Kenny gave an overview of the events that lead to the raids and expulsions of the 9th of December. He explained how some senior officials had begun raising concerns as early as 2002 about management failings and the defence of incompetence and negative behaviour. The main catalyst for the recent events was however the 2006 behaviour of Collett and Hannam at the Blackpool Annual Conference that lead to them receiving final warnings and then the recommendation of the Central Management Team to expel the pair following Griffin’s granting of permission to give them a verbal warning for their behaviour at this year’s Conference.
Kenny also explained how the pre-pl
place within the BNP if it is to become a serious contender for winning big in future
She addressed issues like the setting up of knowledge and experience based working groups to utilise the skills and expertise that lie dormant within the membership, the need for Paid positions within the Party to be advertised internally so that the best people can apply and be hired. Failings in discipline, accountability, internal procedures and security, the lack of policy departments and spokesmen were all mentioned as were the proposed restructuring of the party so that the political (legislative) is separated from the management (executive) and that a proper judiciary is established. Sadie also rubbished the claims that the expelled were seeking to have the BNP run by committee.
The constitution was drawn up by the Party Chairman when the BNP had 1000 members. It is now so completely out of date and at odds with a modern political party that it needs re-writing. Sadie said the Voice of Change group propose that a working party is set up to look at bringing it up to date, because at present its construction is designed to keep the present Chairman firmly in place.
Before the tea break
Steve explained who attempts at negotiation and mediation has so far floundered because of Mr Griffin’s determination to break the long voting membership records of those expelled to ensure none could challenge him for the leadership for the next five years. While the expelled are happy to negotiate on every other point all nine were resolute in their determination to remain as members without break in service.
Steve told how he had joined the struggle for our people as a youngster and how the cause was in his blood – as it was for all the others – and how Mr Griffin’s mocking advice to go away and enjoy non-political lives was not a possibility for any of the expelled. Voice of Change would now be the vehicle we used to get our membership back and challenge the tyrannical
After an excellent lunch – and the efforts of the kitchen staff that included two councillors - there was a question and answer session that lasted well over an hour. Questions were varied but focused mainly on the leadership question and the GLA
A vote on whether a leadership challenge should be launched this year received an overwhelming yes vote from the conference floor. Debate about the GLA
As time raced on
He also reaffirmed the commitment of the Voice of Change team to seek an amicable resolution to the current impasse despite the lies and smears perpetrated by Mr Griffin and his allies, because the cause of British Nationalism needed the BNP to succeed to ensure our people do not become just a footnote of history in a few decades time.