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.