Saturday, 7 July 2007

Our party staggers towards disaster

Much has gone on in the three weeks since our last posting. Firstly, Britain Forward now has over 100 supporters, all committed to turning our party away from the depths into which Nick Griffin is leading us and making it once again an organisation that can head the fight to protect our race and nation.

A fair few of us signed Chris Jackson’s nomination papers. Some would have liked a candidate to come forward who is better known nationally but no one felt ready to take up the challenge this year. Nevertheless we felt it was important that members should have the opportunity now to express their opinion on Nick Griffin’s failing leadership.

Many will already have seen the exchange of correspondence between Nick Griffin and Mike Easter, Chris’s campaign manager, which you can read here []. And many people will have wondered what kind of a party it is in which one candidate tells the other how the election will be run. In any truly democratic organisation, such arrangements would have been decided by an independent returning officer and elections committee and be designed to be equally fair to all candidates.

Nick Griffin has taken it on himself alone to determine the rules, and imposed rules that greatly restrict how candidates can campaign, something that unfairly disadvantages the lesser known candidate. In our view Griffin’s actions not just smell of Stalinism but positively reek of it. If Chris does not mount a challenge in the courts, it will only be out of loyalty to the greater good that is our party.

The Jackson4leader website on which the correspondence has been posted was set up by Simon Sheppard. How odd that Simon should have been arrested and detained by the police within days of the site appearing. Who is looking out for Nick Griffin?

Nick Griffin’s insistence on personal centralised control was apparent in the edict that local units are no longer allowed to have their own BNP websites or blogs but must make clear that the author’s views are solely their own and not the official BNP stance. The June organisers’ bulletin states: “We will give one month for all bloggers to co-operate, after that time we will use the copyright laws to go after individuals misusing the BNP logo and BNP brand name.” What is Nick Griffin frightened of that he must suppress freedom of thought in the party by threatening to take our own members to court? He wants us to be recognised as a major party, but we do not see Labour, Tories or Lib Dems stopping local websites from using party branding.

Another manifestation of our chairman’s Stalinism is the way he desperately trying to recapture control of Solidarity. When it was first set up, much was made of its independence. Yet as soon as people questioned the way in which Nick Griffin’s old mate Pat Harrington was running things, Nick went apoplectic, hurled accusations and called for all party members to join Solidarity and vote at an EGM in the way he instructed. We don’t want to go into all the details here and now, though there are certainly questions to be asked, such as whether Solidarity could ever have been independent and open to all to join, yet remain under the control of our party’s leaders; and why our party is relying so heavily on the support of a man (Pat Harrington) whose politics are far removed from those of the BNP. Suffice it to say that the current spectacle of various people washing their dirty linen on the websites of our enemies is causing a great deal of damage to our party’s reputation.

It is not only over Solidarity that our chairman has allowed our party to degenerate into a brawling mass of backbiting among councillors and activists. All sorts of accusations of malpractice are circulating, according to our contacts around the party, including renewed allegations of financial impropriety.

More disturbing is the complete disregard of security right at the top of our party’s security department. We have previously referred to a man who has ambitions to oust our head of security from his position. We can now name that person as Matt Single, the security department’s secretary, whose brown-nosing correspondence with Martin Reynolds conceals his hatred of the man.

When eventually the postponed summer training school takes place, Matt Single will lecture members on various security issues. All of us have been told several times of the need to use more care when sending any party data by email and that not to do so is a disciplinary offence. Matt Single himself has threatened other members with punitive action for failing in this area. So it is a bit surprising that, as well as bullying and knifing people in the back, another of Single’s less endearing attributes is his big mouth. Whenever he has something to say about details of the party’s security arrangements, he has to tell the world. Anyone wishing to harm Nick Griffin or disrupt our training courses could have a field day as a result of this.

The postponed summer school will take place in Denby Village in the same place as RWB, a relocation that we questioned in one of our earlier postings. It has long been party policy not to publicise the venue of events but use redirection points. Yet when it comes to our biggest event, the media have known the precise location several weeks ahead, well in time for our enemies to make their own plans. This puts at risk our members’ families including young children, whom the reds could well target. However good the arrangements put in place by our security department, the RWB site has a very long perimeter.

In addition, the event may now not get entertainment and liquor licences for fear of public disorder, regardless that such disorder would not be caused by those attending. Though the organisers have said the event will go ahead in any event, it will not be much fun without live entertainment and alcoholic beverages. The fact that Alan Warner is a local parish councillor will not give him any clout with the licensing committee and the RWB organisers are fools if they thought it would. And the views of Sadie Graham, who sits only on a neighbouring council, will count for nothing against local residents who fear their picturesque village will become a riot scene. In the past our leadership had the good sense to hold the RWB on farmland far from a built-up area where there would be no local opposition. Perhaps Dave Shapcott, organising the event from afar, did not realise how near the village the venue is.

Enough about security for now. Many party members were surprised when Cllr Richard Barnbrook was appointed as the representative of all councillors on the Advisory Council in November 2006, with his murky past and his inability, despite the largest BNP council group in the country, to achieve anything positive for local residents or for our party. He cannot even keep his own councillors in order. Only last month Cllr Jamie Jarvis embarrassed our party by getting caught up in a police drugs raid at a local pub that the local BNP group regularly uses for meetings. He should have been at a council meeting representing his ward and our party.

The national representative job was obviously beyond a man who cannot even sort out his own back yard, so it was only a matter of time before someone else was appointed as the party’s “councillor liaison officer”. Nick Eriksen, our London organiser, says diplomatically that he will work “in addition to, not replacing, Richard Barnbrook”, but everyone knows he is there to make sure the job actually gets done. His first email on how our councillors can retain voter support is the sort of thing we should have had from Barnbrook a long time ago. Nick Eriksen once sat as a Conservative councillor in Southwark where he gained a reputation for fighting for issues close to our hearts.

Most people in the party know that the choice of Richard Barnbrook to take on Red Ken in the London Mayoral election next year is a disaster in the offing but Nick Griffin doesn’t seem to care.

Perhaps the problem is that Nick Griffin and those close to him have taken their eyes off the ball and have their minds on a speculative property purchase in Croatia and setting up offshore bank accounts. Where is all the money coming from? Is it part of Nick Griffin’s personal fortune or is it the members’ money? And is Nick Griffin using senior members as a conduit to ship money abroad?

Monday, 2 July 2007

A letter from Nick Cass

Dear Sir,

Can i ask you what this website is aiming to achieve? I do not agree with either the Britainforward website or the britainbackward website. In my opinion this leadership challenge should be fought with integrity and honesty.

If Chris Jackson feels he can do a better job than Nick Griffin then let him have a go at proving it without third parties getting involved spreading false rumours and nonsense. I believe anyone has a right to challenge for leadership but only with the right intentions. These intentions are to further our cause and achieve our goal of power in our own nation, and not out of spite, hatred or jealousy as i feel is the case this time. I wont even begin to address any of the subjects you write about as they are irrelevant to how this challenge is fought.

You have to admit the BNP has been successful. Not as successful as we want, but more so than ever before. I personally don't think Chris Jackson will be a better leader or is capable of being a better leader than Nick. Nick griffin has been the best leader this party has had and is currently the best leader the party can find.

I find it insulting to be labelled a 'yes' man because i am part of the party's staff. I say yes to nobody unless i believe its the right decision, and only after discussion will i backtrack on my decision. I am a hard nosed Yorkshire man not some wimp!

You are insulting a lot of people who work tirelessly for the party with the best intentions at heart, either volunteers or staff who on a peanuts wage have to deal with an increasing amount of pressure and workload. The party's staff work miracles on the budget we have, they deserve congratulations not ridicule. The organisation is not perfect but which is? Every department is improving and members of staff are learning and fine tuning the organisation. This is the important thing. But one thing is for sure, it is a damn site better than it has been under any previous leadership, and its a damn site bigger.

When the right man for the job comes along, i know Nick Griffin will gladly step down, just as all true nationalists will do when its their time. And then I along with the people who care about this party and its aims which include its membership and its staff will back the new blood as we work towards winning our country back. Until this happens we will support out of loyalty to our party and our noble cause and not out of personal loyalty to Nick griffin the best man for the job, and i have no doubt who that is.


Nick Cass
BNP Party manager

Friday, 22 June 2007

David Michael Responds

1. Britain Backward alleges that I resigned from the
BNP because I didn't want to go to the annual college
because I suffer from claustraphobia. (I do not suffer
from claustraphobia and even if I did I don't see how
this would make me not wish to go to their annual
college, unless they were holding it in an elevator!)
The problem here is that the timeline is wrong. I was
unable to attend one annual college because of
business commitments and sent Hannam and Diane
Bridgeman instead. There was no unpleasantness over
this at all. Relations with Hannam and Griffin were
subsequently excellent and I SUBSEQUENTLY handed over
the position of local organizer to him. Another year
passed before I caught him with his fingers in the
till, as it were, and it was only then that the
unpleasantness started. Evidence: eyewitnesses
(probably most of Humberside and Hull and North
Lincolnshire BNP who were around at the time will
recall the local newsletter that made it very clear
that I supported the handover to Hannam. They might
also recall that Nick Griffin and Hannam jointly
addressed a meeting in Hull in which Hannam referred
to me in glowing terms).

2. Britain Backward rehashes the old story that there
was a disagreement between me and Hannam about the
purchase of 50,000 leaflets. There was no such
disagreement. First, email evidence shows that
Bridgeman and Hannam both supported the purchase and
informed me that the leaflets were being printed.
Second, a letter from a Hull printer shows that the
leaflets were indeed printed but that the printer was
complaining that he was not paid. (The letter was sent
to Chris Green who forwarded it to me.) If Hannam
disagreed with the leaflets, why did he not say so
BEFORE the leaflets were printed? He was, after all,
our local organizer at the time. The key question is
this: where was the money when the printer was
complaining about not being paid? The answer is:
Hannam's telephone account.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Here comes the scum

When we set up Britain Forward we engaged in some long and heartfelt discussions about the danger of giving ammunition to our enemies like the bunch of trotskyist scumbags and race traitors who go by the name of Lancaster UAF, now taking pleasure in BNP members “slogging it out”. If we are “slogging it out” it’s so our party emerges stronger and more vibrant than at any time in its history, strong enough to see off red scum like UAF and Searchlies. Be warned, life is not going to get any easier for the haters of our white Christian people.

Their intelligence is so poor that they insult us by suggesting we have something to do with that half-caste vengeful clown Sharon Ebanks. No, Britain Forward consists of British nationalists who want only to build a strong and successful movement that is fit to rescue our proud country from a tide of alien immigration that, if unchecked, will lead to the Islamification of our country. To do this we must first root out the cancerous political growth within our own movement, a leader who sees our party as his personal fiefdom. Our activists have not come through the street battles of the seventies and eighties, in some cases spending time in prison for our beliefs, and experienced the start of ballot box success, to allow either red scum or our own chairman who is betraying us stand in the way of ultimate victory for the British people.

So Mr Lancaster UAF, here’s something to make you choke on your smoked salmon and gefillter fish. We started with 48, two days ago there were 57 of us and we woke up this morning to continue the battle with nearly 70 supporters. This is turning into an avalanche that will destroy the enemies within and without the British people.

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Britain Backwards: Our Response

Britain Backwards

We are pleased that BNP HQ have taken up the challenge of dealing with our questions on their peculiarly named Britain Backward site but disappointed at the number of issues they have merely sidestepped or dismissed. All the matters we addressed were genuine concerns raised by our fellow members. Indeed in the last two days our small band of patriots has grown from 48 to 57.

Let’s see what Backwards have to say in more detail.

BNP constitution and the leadership challenge
Backwards says Nick Griffin is merely enforcing rules laid down in the last leadership challenge in 1999. The truth is that since 1999 NG has successfully tweaked our party’s constitution to reinforce his personal position and the positions of his cronies.

In particular a lot of changes were made at the general meeting on 11th March 2000 (soon after NG took over) especially to Section 4 which regulates leadership elections. Section 4 states that the procedures for carrying out such elections shall be determined by party HQ as the occasion arises. Therefore NG is responsible for the decision to deny access to party publications and websites to Chris Jackson, and the fact that John Tyndall might have made a similar decision in 1999 is no excuse. In fact it is rather strange that NG, who normally prefers to distances himself from JT, insists on following JT to the letter on this.

Red White and Blue
Backward claims the farmer told the BNP to go because it was “the least economically viable for him”. In other words RWB is not the roaring success that our chairman has claimed in terms of income and numbers attending.

Sadie Graham
As we well know, the reds and the left-wing media will seize any excuse to attack our party. We cannot ignore this, if we want to win elections we have to take extra care over our image. They have already accused our community safety patrols in Corsham and Calne of being “vigilantes”. Normally practising martial arts would be quite acceptable, if one ignores the fact that this is not exactly a British sport. However it is only a matter of time before the Blatant Bias Corporation or some other media organisation picks up on a rising star in our party doing martial arts and sharp shooting and accuses us of preparing to take over Britain by military means. Such an accusation is ridiculous as we all know but the image will remain in people’s minds. NG going on about the coming civil war doesn’t help in this regard.

Besides which, was Sadie’s gun and her use of it licensed? Senior BNP officer prosecuted for firearms offence wouldn’t be a great headline for us. Her playing sniper, and having her photo taken doing it, was juvenile behaviour and showed a lack of judgement that we do not expect in a national office-holder in our party.

Sadie’s martial arts skills seem not to have taught her actually to defend herself. When Sadie Graham was confronted by a drunken red thug who spat in her face, she stood there staring like a scared rabbit caught in the headlights of an approaching car.

As for Sadie’s mates, does Backwards think it acceptable for a BNP national office-holder to keep company with a psychotic drug dealer and an equally unbalanced young man who would like to oust the BNP’s head of security from his position? We believe that those who hold positions in our party have to maintain certain minimum standards in their own lives as any dirt the media can dig up will reflect badly on our party.

Mark Collett’s printing press
Backwards says that after the 2005 general election the four high quality digital duplicators, three folding machines and power guillotine bought for £70,000 were given to the regions and no longer kept for HQ jobs. In that case why do the party’s accounts, which do not include the regions, still show the party as owning the equipment centrally at 31 December 2005? Did the auditors check that the party owned the assets shown in the balance sheet, or did NG pull the wool over their eyes?

And why does Backwards say the cost of the printing equipment was £70,000? True we referred to this as the cost, as this is the figure that everyone mentions, but one of our supporters has looked closely at the party’s accounts for 2005 and has pointed out that the party only spent £51,671.13 in total on equipment during that year.

Backwards then goes on to deride our question by saying that a litho printing press would cost a million pounds not £70,000. We know that. Nobody said anything about a litho press. This is just a diversion from the real issue of late delivery of leaflets in many cases and printing charges to branches that were only slightly below commercial rates.

After Mark Collett’s childish appearance in a TV programme, some members thought he had been placed in our organisation by ZOG to destroy at least the youth wing of the party if not the entire BNP. His incompetence at printing and delivering leaflets suggests this accusation might not be wholly fanciful.

Dave Hannam
Backwards defends Dave Hannam’s appointment as deputy treasurer of our party. We say Mark Payne was a good deputy treasurer. He would have been an asset to any organisation being led and run in a financially transparent way. It seems that NG used Payne’s unrepentant national socialist beliefs as an excuse to remove this able man and replace him with a dishonest little spiv, namely Dave Hannam, who was only too willing to do his poetic master’s bidding.

One question for anyone trying to make excuses about the handling of the party’s finances is why our treasurer John Walker went with Dave Hannan to visit the home of the former party treasurer John Brayshaw and force him to shred the party’s genuine accounts. Having committed this fraudulent act Walker and Hannam did not even have the wit between them to take away the bag of shredded accounts. Some of our 57 supporters who enjoy jigsaws are trying to reconstruct these accounts and we think they will make devastating reading if one compares them to the “official” accounts.

On Dave Hannam’s criminal record, Backwards claims that Dave Hannam had nothing to do with Simon Sheppard’s leaflet that showed Hannam’s name and address as the originator. Dave Hannam was only 17 at the time and it is unlikely that a youth court would have sent him to prison for something he didn’t really do. Unless of course he had a long line of previous convictions.

Great White Records
Backwards says there was no proposal to strike off Great White Records Ltd. This is untrue but we accept that the striking off notice has now been removed from the Companies House website. We shall look closely at the GWR accounts when they are submitted to Companies House as promised in October to test the truth of Backwards’ statement that the BNP has not put money into GWR.

We are surprised that Backwards compares Griffin’s poetry to that of John Lennon. We would have though there were plenty of patriotic nationalist poets around without singling out this drug-crazed lefty.

Welsh Assembly elections appeal
A couple of our Welsh supporters were outraged at being asked to finance our party’s campaign in Wales by sending their cash to a box number on the other side of England. Backwards says the appeal came under the aegis of the regional treasurer in Yorkshire. Why couldn’t a Welsh address have been used, especially seeing as the treasurer John Walker lives in Wales.

BNP security
Backwards spends a lot of time evading our questions and responds with a lie to whether Mr and Mrs Reynolds are paid for their work. Perhaps not everyone is prepared to take the word of a recidivist Liverpool gangster, but Joey Owens says that when he was in charge of security for our chairman and party he was unpaid and did the job out of a feeling of duty. He says that NG told him that when the party could afford it he would be paid.

Joey Owens goes on to claim that he was shocked and hurt when NG dumped him in favour of Warren Bennett who was paid. Bennett later fell out of favour and was replaced by Martin Reynolds, a very odd choice. Party members whom he had upset started to circulate pornographic photos of Martin, his wife and a second woman engaged in various sexual acts. A national newspaper obtained the story and made it public knowledge. It appears that two factions within our party were settling political scores. Many respectable and responsible members thought this would be the end of Reynolds’ money-making career in our ranks. Far from it, our chairman totally ignored this embarrassment and offered a job to Mrs Reynolds.

As an interesting aside, who was present in the room to take the photos of Reynolds and the two women?

Overseas funding
Backwards responded to our question with a blatant lie. Everybody knows that the trips to America and to visit wealthy supporters in Germany produce substantial funding for the party. Just listen to the appeal for funds at the New Orleans international conference hosed by David Duke, which NG and Kevin Scott addressed. Taking money through the back door is going to leave us with the same reputation that Blair’s Labour Party has earned.

Nick Griffin’s pay
Backwards says that NG’s pay is a matter of public record. Strangely it does not quote the figure but provides a link to an article in The Times which says he earns £1,800 a month. Since when has our party encouraged us to believe everything we read in the press?

Backwards then claims his salary is way below what his qualifications would command in the private sector. Nonsense. His degree was only a 2:2 since leaving Cambridge his career has been full of financial disasters including bankruptcy. A failed scheme to sell second-hand cars brought shame on our party when the cars turned out to be Japanese and various property schemes all appear to have collapsed. Had it not been for his wealthy grandfather and party money keeping him in the style he has grown accustomed to, he would probably be unemployed and living on benefits.

Nick Griffin’s Arabian nights
Backwards tries to explain at great length why NG tried to tap Colonel Gaddafi for money but simply digs a deeper hole. Why should a true British patriot ever have set his cap in the direction of the Libyan dictator? What had Gaddafi ever done for the British people? He sent weapons to the IRA to kill British soldiers in Ulster, he had WPC Yvonne Fletcher murdered on a London street and one of his agents bombed a jumbo jet over Lockerbie in Scotland causing the deaths of hundreds of men, women and children. What is our chairman’s excuse for pursuing such a link? Blame it all on the late John Tyndall. It was not JT posing for photographs in Tripoli it was Nick Griffin.

Even at his trial in 1998 at Harrow Crown Court NG produced a white-hating black American nationalist as a witness.

Voice of Freedom
What really insults the intelligence of our members is Backwards’ claim that the party did not know that the printer that produced several issues of Voice of Freedom was owned by Saudis. Did they never look at the company’s invoices from which it was clear that it was a Saudi owned company? Did they not notice that most of the management and workforce in the company were Arabs and much of its other printing was in Arabic? Maybe our chairman would like to tell use which infirm member of our party managed to deal with these people without noticing who they were.

Backwards challenge us over our “laughable ignorance international politics”. Perhaps if our Cambridge-educated chairman kept up with international politics he would understand better the double-dealing of the Saudis over Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. And that’s not just in the American or Zionist controlled press.

Abu Hamza
Backwards tries to excuse NG sharing a platform with Abu Hamza by saying that his participation in the Radio Academy event enabled him to promote the BNP to “300 of the most powerful people in British radio”. Backwards claims NG only took part in a panel discussion. We do not criticise NG’s attendance at such an event which let him meet the editors and journalists who are so often hostile to us. He even had the opportunity to meet government ministers such as Tessa Jowell the Arts Minister.

But it was not a panel discussion. The only person on the platform other than the discussion chairman was Abu Hamza, a man known throughout the world as one of the most vocal proponents of the ideas of the world’s leading Moslem terrorist Osama bin Laden. Hamza preached hatred against Britain and its people. British nationalists demonstrated against him when he conducted Friday prayers in the street outside the mosque from which he had been banned, so extreme he was even among Moslems. By debating one to one with Abu Hamza, NG placed our party on the same level, two opposing forms of unacceptable extremism. NG also showed that he was prepared to sacrifice his political principles at the altar of self aggrandisement.

Jonathan Bowden
Perhaps Backwards thinks that by telling a lie often enough it becomes reality. Hundreds of party members know that NG tried to warn Bowden off from speaking at meetings of proscribed organisations or sharing platform with individuals who had been proscribed or expelled from the BNP. Having lied about Bowden Backwards goes on to sidestep the question of the BNP councillors present at the meeting organised by New Right where the speakers included a Muslim extremist and a pagan. Is this lack of discipline acceptable to NG because he fears an open battle within the party?

Backwards claim that Arthur Kemp was never an agent of either the former or the Marxist ANC government of South Africa. It is interesting how adept Kemp is at manipulating the truth to advance his fellow agent Bep Nieuwhof. Backwards claims Arthur’s book nowhere said that Nieuwhof got a 12-year sentence. True the present internet version no longer contains this statement but it was certainly in the old printed version. The fact is that South African intelligence offered Arthur Kemp a deal over the Chris Hani case and as a result he continued his intelligence gathering work for a new master in the Marxist ANC regime. He exaggerated Bep’s sentence in order to enhance Bep’s credibility.

Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey had what John le CarrĂ©’s spy novels called “a legend” created either by himself or by his masters. It is almost certain he did serve in the Royal Marine commandos. However although he has mentioned a number of locations where he served, our checks revealed that before coming back to Britain he was operating in Algeria, a place he never mentioned. What was he doing there? He is referred to as a business man: in fact he was a failed business man though he was able to make a personal donation of £3,000 to the party when he appeared on the scene.

Who is ultimately responsible?
Last week’s by-elections showed that we are still not winning. Yes there were two or three quite good percentages including some second places but British elections operate on the winner takes all principle. NG’s supporters go on about getting 14% of the vote in May, which is a fair achievement compared to a few years ago, but we got over 19% in May last year. And why compare this year’s result with the 4.9% polled in the European elections of 2004? Surely the 16% we got in the local elections that year is a more relevant comparison? One gets the impression that Backwards is selecting its figures in order to prove its point.

And among all the carefully chosen figures and quotes from one of our sworn enemies, the left-wing Labour MP Jon Cruddas, Backwards fails completely to answer our question, namely that if middle management is to blame for the failings in our party, as some supporters of NG have alleged, why has NG not ensured that the right people are in these posts.

Don Black
The facts belie NG’s claim of not having any links with Don Black. They were photographed together at a conference in New Orleans organised by David Duke, a close associate of NG.

In 2004 Don Black, representing Stormfront, and John Tyndall attended a gathering of European nationalists in New Orleans to discuss white nationalism. Both of them signed the New Orleans Protocol. Although JT signed as an individual rather than as a representative of the BNP, NG has since then maintained the connection at international meetings in the USA.

Keep your questions coming. Our party will end up stronger for it.

Friday, 15 June 2007

David Michael responds to Britain Backwards

David Michael responds to the accusations of Britain Backwards.

Dear Britain Forward

Nick Griffin has launched an attack on me in his
'Britain Backwards' blog. This seems to be a response
to material that appeared on the 'Britain Forward'
blog. I would therefore be most grateful if you would
please permit me a little space on your blog to
respond to Mr Griffin's allegations.

You will recall that I resigned from the BNP some
years ago after I was informed that a sum of Party
money intended for leaflets had ended up in the
telephone account of David Hannam. Nick Griffin failed
to take action against Hannam, who is now BNP Deputy
Treasurer. Nick has now decided to attack me for
making this matter public.

First, Nick claims that I am an 'unstable individual'.

Rebuttal 1. If this is the case, why did Nick, who has
known me since 1979, appoint me as organizer for
Yorkshire and Humberside BNP after David Hannam
suddenly resigned due to his first bout of 'personal
problems'? The thrust of Britain Forward's original
allegation seemed to be that Griffin surrounds himself
with odd people. If I am indeed 'unstable' then the
fact that Griffin appointed me to office would seem to
confirm Britain Forward's case!

Rebuttal 2. My record speaks for itself. I have been
running a successful business in this country since
1995 and before that in South Africa since 1991. I
make a profit. I have no criminal record whatsoever. I
am a happily married father. I have never been
involved in any scandals. I am not being treated for
any mental illness. I do not smoke and I drink very
little. I have written a series of articles for Sharon
Ebanks' New Nationalist Party, one of which
deconstructs the Griffinite position on Israel. I
invite your readers to take a look at it (it's here and
consider whether it is the work of an unstable
individual or simply someone who happens to disagree
with Nick.

Second, Nick claims that I 'descended into a deep
depression and resigned in a mad rage when the BNP had
its Annual College in 2001 because [I] did not want to

Rebuttal: Unfortunately for Nick, my letter of
resignation has been circulating on the Internet for
years, ever since I passed it on to the rather dubious
Troy Southgate, who passed it on to Red Action, from
whose Web site it was taken by the Canadian
anti-racist group Nizkor. It may be found on Nizkor's
Web site to this very day
-- typos courtesy of Nizkor, who also appear to have
cut sections. It conclusively refutes Nick Griffin's
version of events and shows, despite the 'editing',
that I resigned because of David Hannam's apparent
theft of Party money as well as political differences
with Griffin.

Third, Nick writes: 'John Brayshaw demanded of David
Hannam to show him the branch accounts (where the
donation had been recorded) and then also show him the
branch cash. From this, it was obvious that there was
nothing missing and that the allegations by David
Michael were utterly fictitious.'

Rebuttal: In my article 'Five easy lessons for British
( I
recounted events thus:

'Finally, I telephoned Hannam. He confirmed that he
had not paid for the leaflets. He had no coherent
explanation. I told him that unless he returned the
money to the party and resigned as organizer then I
would complain to the police. I gave him a short
deadline. Hannam duly returned the loot and resigned
from the position of local organizer. I subsequently
received an email from Tony Lecomber, then BNP branch
liaison officer, thanking me for my good offices in
getting the money back.'

It will be noted that Hannam returned the moneys after
he was threatened with police action. He also resigned
as Hull organizer (he was reinstated some time later).
If Brayshaw checked the accounts AFTER the money was
returned then he will indeed have found none missing
at that point.

However, every time a cheque is cashed it leaves a
paper trail. This can be followed by the police if
necessary. Members should ask Griffin a simple
question. Do the accounts show Hannam returning a
large sum of money to the BNP? If they do, is this not
evidence that I am telling the truth? If they do not
then clearly someone has been fiddling with the
accounts. This would presumably be a matter for the

Finally, I know how much Nick Griffin and Dave Hannam
like money so I want to give them a simple chance to
make some. Nick has stated that my allegations were
'utterly fictitious'. They are also very serious. They
involve financial misconduct at the highest levels of
one of Britain's political parties. If I am indeed a
'wealthy individual', why not sue me for defamation? I
suggested this several weeks ago -- I have still not
heard a squeak.

Documentation exists to prove every word that I have
said about Hannam. I have been reluctant to make it
public because I detest the British press even more
than I dislike Griffin. However, I want to give
Griffin a clear warning. I want an end to the lies on
this issue. If I don't get an end to the lies, I go to
the press with the proof. Right before the next
elections. Simple as that.

As for Hannam, I don't much care what happens to him.
Maybe he has turned over a new leaf. Criminals
sometimes do. If BNP members want to send him their
cheques that is no concern of mine, just as it is no
concern of mine if BNP members want to purchase real
estate on Alpha Centauri.

Yours sincerely

(Dr) D E Michael

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

A sword in the stone or a knife in the back?

On 9th June Falkirk BNP and then the national party website announced that Councillors Chris and Joanna Beverley were stepping down from running the party’s Excalibur merchandise division. Over the coming month management will pass to Nicholla Ritchie of Falkirk branch and Arthur Kemp of South African State Security.

The Beverleys say they are handing over the reigns so that they can spend more of their valuable time on their duties as councillors. Of course anyone who knows anything about the financial goings-on in our party will observe that they have cut and run just when the tax and VAT authorities are sniffing around and asking whether the owners of Excalibur have paid their dues on all the income of this lucrative operation.

Like Kemp himself and Bep Nieuwhof, who Kemp brought into the party, Ritchie too has a security interest in that she worked for MTB (Scotland) Ltd, a provider of a range of private security services. We wonder if they carried out any work for state-connected operations while she was there.

Strangely the party’s announcement credits Chris Beverley with starting Excalibur. While we would not wish to detract from his success in running it for some years, we mustn’t forget Steve Belshaw’s role in getting it off the ground. Steve and his brother have been very active in our cause in the East Midlands for a long time though he seems to have dropped out of favour recently, concurrently with Sadie Graham’s rise in the region.

Elsewhere longstanding members of our party are beginning to openly question the status quo in the BNP. Amongst them is Paul Ballard, a Nationalist with a long and interesting history of political activity for our people.

Many people forget that Paul stood in the dock at Harrow Crown Court alongside Nick Griffin in 1998 when they were charged under the anti-British racist Race Relations laws. Paul pleaded guilty in the hope of getting a reduced sentence because he was worried about the effect of him going to prison on his ailing mother, who had been a steadfast political and financial supporter of nationalist causes.

The fact that he has made his move in the run-up to the leadership contest is significant because he has a very large personal following in Croydon, London’s largest party branch.