A line in the sand
Today the British National Party stands at a crossroads. Potentially it is the most successful organisation created in the defence of our people, but it seriously risks becoming the victim of internal strife similar to that which befell the NF, which was the most powerful nationalist organisation in Britain since the war in terms of membership numbers.
The BNP has huge support among the people. Millions of Britons understand the threat to our country posed by mass immigration, a threat far greater than we faced in two world wars and from Communism in the Cold War. Al Qaeda terrorists roam unchecked. Islam is imposing its Sharia laws on us and no-one in our dhimmi government dare oppose them. Our young people cannot get jobs, cannot afford homes because of immigrants who have priority in housing, benefits, jobs.
Yet we still only have 49 councillors. Yes it was under Nick Griffin’s leadership that we first achieved electoral success in 2002 (though we should never forget Derek Beackon’s victory in Tower Hamlets long before Griffin). But promises of over a hundred councillors this year came to naught. Why? The support was there, the activists were willing to work for it, but the leadership blew the chance.
The phrase “a line in the sand” has been much used and abused and easily drips off our tongues. Now we use it in the full knowledge that we have but a short time to restore the good name of the British National Party and ensure it acts in the best interests not only of its leader and members but of the indigenous population.
This is where we draw our line in the sand in our people's defence.
Chris Jackson after three years of threatening to do so has stated he will challenge for the leadership of our party this year. He and his Reform Group has the support of a growing number of present and past officers of the party including one of our best loved members Richard Edmonds, as well as Mike Easter, a long time financial and political stalwart of the party.
Jonathan Bowden has clashed with Nick over his right to address other nationalist audiences. One of the most damaging elements in what may appear to be a one-sided power struggle is the way the party has become a gossip mill, with on one hand Nick’s way of dealing with dissent with an almost Stalinist ruthlessness and on the other hand irresponsible members damaging us by spreading unfounded gossip.
Stories circulating include one that makes out that Edward Butler, who achieved so much for us since 1993, is being ignored by the people Nick has appointed and whose advice led to our disaster at this year’s elections.
The imposition of Richard Barnbrook as our candidate for London Mayor next year has shocked even those members who are most loyal to the leadership. The chances that looked good for us to gain at least one seat, if not more, on the Greater London Assembly in 2008 are being destroyed because Nick’s actions are failing to bring key London activists into line and ensuring the continuance of disunity in London region.
A recent very well attended meeting in South West London was used by Jackson’s supporters as a recruitment opportunity. Many of us think that Jackson is just a stalking horse for a stronger candidate being groomed to step out of the wings and take centre stage in the coming months for a challenge next year.
Britain Forward consists of 48 members with a joint membership running into hundreds of years in the cause of British Nationalism and defence of our land and its people. We include party officers, former officers, candidates, financial backers and hardworking long suffering activists who publicly and privately have helped carry us forward and now dismay at our chairman’s stewardship of the party and the antics of some of those who now stand in growing numbers to oppose him.
It is not because of cowardice that we do not sign our names to this declaration; it is common sense seeing the way in which Nick deals with criticism of his leadership and did in the past. Stormfront threads on the Reform Group were quickly removed because of Nick’s close links to Don Black its owner.
Britain Forward does not define itself by a precise strand of nationalist opinion or align ourselves to any past leader of our party. We encompass the widest possible views save only that we support the defence of our people and Britain’s white Christian traditions. We want what is best for the BNP.
Who can deny the 14 words of David Lane, sadly no longer with us. David Lane took up armed struggle on behalf of the white people of the USA, something that many might disapprove of. Our leader has double standards on this. He condemns Richard Edmonds, who has an impeccable nationalist track record going back more than 30 years, because of his loyalty and friendship to fellow nationalists in Europe, but he continues his close political relationship with a multi-millionaire who has a terrorist conviction.
If Nick wants those who have served this movement since the start to fall in behind him in any election for chairman of the party, he will need to come up quickly with answers to the questions about his own behaviour and that of our party under his stewardship. Talking to over 300 party members over the last six months we have accumulated a series of questions that we want Nick to answer before anybody decides how they are going to vote.
If you have ideas for the betterment of our party, views on how to secure a fair election for the leadership (incredibly, the way the contest is to be run will only be decided after nominations close on June 30th), more questions for our chairman or matters that you think should be brought to the attention of fellow members, you are welcome to post a comment here.
We only want what is best for the BNP and the future of white Britain.
We will resist all attempts to silence us.
Britain Forward Steering Committee