August 29, 2007

The latest Ebanks tirade against the BNP - revelations or rubbish?

As we all know (to our cost) Sharon Ebanks, former BNP activist and Griffin-favourite until a major fall-out last October has been posting on our comments sections in increasingly strident tones for the past week or two, claiming to have revelations that will be guaranteed to bring down her Nemesis, Nick Griffin.

Despite offers of space to air her accusations against him, Ebanks refused to pass on the information about Griffin, choosing instead to keep her information to herself until she decides the moment is right. She now seems to have made that decision, having posted a series of badly-written and completely unreferenced statements and accusations against Griffin, the BNP and other BNP-linked operations in the comments section of a 'nationalist' blog. Assuming these to be the revelations, we'll take a quick look at them.

'Griffin certainly has become untouchable since Darby became Deputy Leader and Griffin spoke with Barbara Amiel.'

Strangely, Scott McLean is still listed on the BNP's website as the Deputy-Chairman of the party, despite the fact that everyone knows he's gone and precisely why he's gone. As far as we know, Darby has never been Deputy Leader, though Griffin did designate him as de facto leader should he have been jailed during the trials in 2005/6.

The reference to Barbara Amiel, former director at The Spectator and wife of Conrad Black is presumably a nod towards a Martin Webster allegation of April 2006 that Griffin had been in telephone contact with the Jewish Amiel, this conversation rapidly being followed by a major shift in the public stance of the BNP indicated by a much-criticised article ostensibly written by the party's legal head Lee Barnes (August 2006) in which he stated, 'As a Nationalist I can say that I support Israel 100% in their dispute with Hezbollah. In fact, I hope they wipe Hezbollah off the Lebanese map and bomb them until they leave large greasy craters in the cities where their Islamic extremist cantons of terror once stood.'

Whether the conversation between Amiel and Griffin happened or not is, as far as we're concerned, irrelevant. The shift away from anti-semitism (at least publicly) to anti-Islam has been going on over a number of years and is simply one of Griffin's weak attempts to make his party more appealing to the general public, who he clearly regards as being more likely to fall for his line on Muslims than they are that on Jews. Griffin is a populist, prepared to change his public image in a moment if he feels a change will gain him some power.

The fact that he has apparently shifted his viewpoint has not made him untouchable, or at least more or less untouchable than before. He was done for inciting racial hatred nearly a decade ago and the government tried (twice) to have him done again last year. The fact that he wasn't convicted was due to the jury in the case, not to the allegation that he is 'untouchable'. Presumably, Ebanks is trying to suggest that Griffin's new pro-Israel stance allows him to say or do anything without fear of retaliation but the evidence, such as it is, doesn't really support that statement.

'Why indeed did the press not print Simon Smiths resignation when under any other circumstances they would have leapt at the opportunity for blasting across their front page "BNP COUNCILLOR ACCUSES BNP OF FINANCIAL IMPROPRIETY". Why did the press remain silent on Websters accusations and why has the press, the police and the Electoral Commission and Silvers and Co not done anything about my complaints regarding BNP money?'

There are a lot of questions in that small paragraph but we'll take a look at them one at a time. Regarding Simon Smith's purging from the party, which was turned into yet another resignation, the Birmingham Post reported the party line on the resignation with a report including quotes from Simon Darby but obviously didn't want to drag the story on with Smith's own version of events that appeared in his letter which we reprinted here. Nevertheless, we do agree that the press missed out on an opportunity to generate discussion of Croatia, Solidarity and the BNP's lucrative Trafalgar Club, which were all mentioned in Smith's letter and could have reaped large rewards. Being charitable, we can assume that the potential was either missed by a busy sub-editor or that the general embargo on BNP-related rubbish forced it to hit the bin. In either case, it was an excellent opportunity for good copy that was missed.

The answer to the complex question 'Why did the press remain silent on Websters accusations and why has the press, the police and the Electoral Commission and Silvers and Co not done anything about my complaints regarding BNP money?' is that while many people suspect and there is mounting evidence to support the ever-growing claims of financial impropriety, there is little hard evidence - patently not enough to generate a police enquiry or an enquiry by the Electoral Commission, for the moment at least. Once the BNP's accounts have been submitted, we may find the evidence we already have suddenly becoming far more valuable.

If Ebanks felt she had enough evidence to take to the EC, the BNP's auditors and the police, there must have been something relatively substantial to present to them. If so, Ebanks needs to put this information where it can do some good. At the moment, her only options appear to be to place the evidence before the public via her own New Nationalist Party, which one suspects doesn't want to get involved, to post on a forum like Stormfront, where the BNP-allied moderators will probably delete it instantly or to take us up on our offer to publish it - though that offer has a limited life-span and it's rapidly running out.

'Why does Griffin allow idiots at the top when he claims from a platform on a daily basis that he wants some semblance of Britain back? Why are thieves and cranks promoted through the ranks and decent honest people ignored? These are not the actions of a political party and certainly not the actions of those wishing a winning one.'

We couldn't agree more and we suspect, like Ebanks and many others, that we know why the scum rises to the top in the BNP - simply because they will assist Nick Griffin to achieve what he aims to achieve (the personal enrichment of Nick Griffin) and/or they have something on him. The more we and other observers look into the BNP and the more that is exposed about the internal workings of it, the more we tend to regard it as less a bona fide political party and more of an undernourished Mafia - a low-grade criminal organisation with pretensions of grandeur and less murders (though probably not if Tony Lecomber had his way).

'Why is Griffin ditching local politics in favour of Europe, a place where nothing can be achieved for British people at grassroots level?'

Because Griffin and his pals at the top of the BNP have absolutely no interest in doing anything for anybody except themselves. The European elections are where Griffin sees his opportunity to sneak a seat and rake in the money, incidentally making lots of connections all over Europe via the group of far-right MEPs, which should be handy for Griffin when we wants to buy more land abroad with his ill-gotten gains.

'Where are the BNP accounts? Why is GWR trading without filing accounts for 2yrs when it has made thousands of pounds?'

We've no more idea than Ebanks why the BNP's accounts are so late in being submitted to the Electoral Commission though we suspect it has a lot to do with cooking the books and concealing the drop in membership in some way that it won't cost Griffin and co any money. Regarding Great White Records, the BNP's musical wing - we're told that the idiotic Dave Hannam has less than six months to get it making a profit or he's out on his ear. The lack of accounts simply indicates that financial disaster is pending but being concealed - for now. Griffin is juggling all the BNP's financial cock-ups in the air at the moment but he's rapidly losing control and we firmly expect the whole lot to collapse in the very near future.

'Why does the BNP PayPal line empty into several different numbered accounts instead of remaining static and traceable?'

We have to wonder how Ebanks could possibly know that this is the case? We'd welcome some evidence...

'Why has Griffin hijacked the money and members of Solidarity?'

Presumably because he sees it as yet another potential scam, where he can rip off members of his own party ad nauseum. It's always worth remembering Griffin's own quote from way back in Spring 1999's edition of Patriot magazine; 'In increasingly hard economic times, a group of people the size of the BNP and its support base can provide a significant assured market for a variety of small businesses.' Oh boy, has he taken that to heart.

'Why is Civil Liberty allowed to commit fraud and nothing is done?'

We reported that the Electoral Commission had launched an investigation into Civil Liberty after the Guardian had provided information to Scotland Yard last April. Since then, no-one has heard anything about either the possible investigation or indeed, Civil Liberty itself.

'Why are decent people resigning only to be rubbished by morons after their personal sacrifices?'

One assumes Ebanks is referring to herself here though one would expect her to be aware that it's an old trick of the far-right to attack those who have left acrimoniously, just to discredit anything they might say about the party before they say it.

'Why is the BNP swiping money from peoples credit cards without them knowing? Once again this is fraud perpetrated against those who have joined online and entrusted them with their details and trusted them full stop.'

If this is the case and if Ebanks has any evidence to support this statement, she should see it as her duty to go straight to the police. Credit card fraud is criminal and if the BNP can be shown to have committed it, heads will roll. This is probably the one line that really means anything in her post. If she has the proof, she has the party by the throat.

'A party cannot exist without intellect and activism but the heads of the BNP do everything in their power to repel such people.'

This is probably a reference to Jonathan Bowden, who seems to be much admired by Ebanks. We don't really care but we'd assume that the last thing Griffin wants around him is someone with intelligence who might see through him and tell the rest of the BNP what a fraud he actually is.

'And last but not least, why was one of Britains most dangerous criminals contacting me 2 weeks ago with the police claiming to know nothing and do nothing but Simon Darby knew everything even the bogus name that the man was using? If the police couldn't figure it out how the hell could he?'

Unless she's referring to Tony Lecomber, Nick Griffin's favourite terrorist, we have absolutely no idea what Ebanks is going on about here. We'd like to know more though so if anyone has more information, feel free to provide.

So there you have it. Sharon Ebanks' most recent attack on the BNP - revelations that could damage the party beyond repair or rubbish that can be shrugged off as the ravings of an embittered former favourite?

40 comments:

Dan said...

The gist of the article is right, she obviously suspects loads probably accurately, but without proof its all useless.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, nothing of any substance there, only lots of questions, and ones that many an ex-BNP member would like to have answered!

I would take a slightly different take to you on a few points, these being:

'Griffin certainly has become untouchable since Darby became Deputy Leader and Griffin spoke with Barbara Amiel.'
I think she is referring to Griffin being untouchable within the BNP, rather than by the law or establishment, although why he was prosecuted on charges which would obviously never stick, and why the Le Comber assassination fiasco and numerous financial irregularities, plus the illegal use of numerous logos, have all resulted in zero charges and almost zero publicity is a question. Most of the media also seems to be taking a softly-softly approach to the BNP, either ignoring it altogether or else walking on egg-shells so as not to offend it; and this applies in spades to any comments on Griffin himself!

'Why are decent people resigning only to be rubbished by morons after their personal sacrifices?'
I don't think she was primarily referring to herself here - there are so many names that could be on this list, and a large number of them from the last few weeks, with several more likely to be added soon.

'Why is the BNP swiping money from peoples credit cards without them knowing? Once again this is fraud perpetrated against those who have joined online and entrusted them with their details and trusted them full stop.'
Agreed this is a very serious allegation; I suspect (but do not know) that one of the new supporters of the NNP has told her that money was taken from his card without his knowledge. Again, I suspect that this is either rubbish, or else some sort of error. These things do happen, in any business, and if it was an error and the money repaid, then there would be no legal case to answer. I cannot see the BNP (or Griffin) being so stupid as to empty new members bank accounts, much though they would like to. Their system to to take it bit-by-bit by various scams, not straight out-and-out theft.
This claim is probably similar to the one about fraud becuase money given by BNBP members for Sharon's court costs ended up in Griffin's mucky little paws, and he wasn't letting it go. The claim was 100% true (I donated to her fund, and my money was never returned nor used for the purpose I donated it) but as all money was just paid into a BNP account, there is nothing to be done about it, or, if there is, any legal action would probably be out-of-date and very expensive to undertake.

'And last but not least, why was one of Britains most dangerous criminals contacting me 2 weeks ago with the police claiming to know nothing and do nothing but Simon Darby knew everything even the bogus name that the man was using? If the police couldn't figure it out how the hell could he?'
Much more likely to be Joe Owens than Le Comber, as Owens is still in touch with many within the BNP, just not Griffin. I can't think of anyone who would call Le Comber one of Britain's most dangerous criminals; a sometimes-violent crank with a rapidly vanishing hold on reality and low intelligence, yes, but much more dangerous to himself than anybody else, and much more given to talking a good fight than actually taking part in one, at least against someone who is capable of hitting back.

Overall, I feel that Sharon is probably close to being 100% correct in everything she says about Griffin and the way he runs the BNP, but agree that she lacks any real evidence, at least any that would stand up in a court of law. It seems that her hatred of Griffin is so all-consumming that she is unable to stand back and evaluate the evidence she has calmly, and work out a sensible strategy. She seems to accept all allegations against him at face value, and is on to the next Griffin cock-up or fraud before she has fully looked at what she already has, and she doesn't discriminate between the genuine and the cranky. A shame, as with others (mostly on the pathetic soft left), the amount of evidence seems to be reaching critical mass for poor old fingers.

Love the description of the BNP as an under-nourished Mafia, by the way!

Also get the feeling that Griffin is juggling figures and debts, and trying to keep the wolf (or at least the EC) from the door long enough to find a new source of income to cover his losses so far - probably crossing his fingers and waiting for a few members to die and leave him their houses in their will, or get himself elected to the EU gravy train. Either might happen, but he looks ever more like a gambling addict continuing to play the horses while praying that his aunt will die and leave him enough to pay off his bookie - so he can start all over again, of course, but this time he will have a new system, and it'll work!

Anonymous said...

A great post an a very excellent comment to go with it. I think Anti-fascist was joking about Tony LeComber though.

Anonymous said...

Sharon is a bitter, dried up husk of a cow.

Anonymous said...

"we're told that the idiotic Dave Hannam has less than six months to get it making a profit or he's out on his ear. The lack of accounts simply indicates that financial disaster is pending but being concealed - for now"

So do'nt send any monet to great White!!! How the hell have they got in that kind of state if dvds only cost about 20p each to cut?

pete r said...

Someone should ask Sharon Ebanks how she manages to claim benefits (more than enough to lead a comfortable life) but can't go out and work but can run her silly party? If she can afford to pay for websites and is able enough to declare herself head of an organisation that also produces accounts surely the Department For Work And Pensions will be interested?

Antifascist said...

'Sharon is a bitter, dried up husk of a cow.'

Any more comments that are simply offensive remarks will be binned.

observer said...

Ketlan/Gary W (on Stormfront) is about to be unmasked.

Why don't you come clean on here, Ketlan?

Save us all the gnashing of teeth and wailing on SF!

BTW, what does the 'W' stand for?

john p said...

The problem is that if any of these accusations are true ( and we have been hearing about them for the last year since the bank holiday from hell) then Griffin will have covered his tracks.
It's time to put up or shut up for Ebanks.
Personally I hope she has got the evidence to bring down Griffin and she has had many chances to do so and had a few times to do it at very damaging times ( court case, local elections)but she hasn't and she has missed her chance.
Personally I would give her a chance to get it sorted for once and for all or place her rantings in the file marked rantings of a mad woman.

Anonymous said...

Its a bit like pulling teeth trying to get facts and hard evidence from Ebanks. i agree with a number of the comments she probably is 100% on the nose with her accusations, but no hard evidence, and unless she comes up with the goods instead of tantalizing tit bits we might as well move on.

Old Sailor said...

It is a fair comment to ask how these people can manage to draw benefit, manage to ngive the appearence of looking for work, and still manage to give full time hours to a "political party".

JohnC said...

"Ketlan/Gary W (on Stormfront) is about to be unmasked."

That should be interesting. I look forward to it (knowing that Ketlan is actually John Joy Tree). :D

Not THAT Pete said...

Come on Ketlan. Fess up! :-D

Anonymous said...

Anyone know any truth in the story going round Leeds at the moment that Young Nazi and Stupid star Mark Collette has abandoned his search for a girlfriend and taking a liking for a bit of Boerewors in the past few weeks?
"Oohh, your book is so big and so hard. You can set your titans to march over me any day you big butch Boer hound you"

Antifascist said...

Collett and young Arthur. Oh yes, we've heard that one. Another nice bit of hypocrisy from the BNP leadership, if it's true.

Anonymous said...

"So do'nt send any monet to great White!!! How the hell have they got in that kind of state if dvds only cost about 20p each to cut?"
They got in that state because the fuckwit Dave Hannam was put in charge of it. Everyone knows what Hannam is like and nobody in there right mind would put him in charge of a packet of fags let alone a business.

Beep-beep said...

"So there you have it. Sharon Ebanks' most recent attack on the BNP - revelations that could damage the party beyond repair or rubbish that can be shrugged off as the ravings of an embittered former favourite?"

And as usual there is a two-edged answer. Sharon obviously has knowledge of illegal activities within the BNP and is willing to share the information but lacks the evidence that will take the storey to the next stage. All you need is someone to sling a few pertinent hard facts at you and that's the end of Nick Griffin.

Anonymous said...

So what if Collett is bisexual? It's common knowledge he doesnt confine himself to just 50% of the population -male and females find him very attractive and alluring. It's not a crime and nor is it hypocrisy. The BNP has quite rightyl in my opinion a senisble dont ask, dont tell policy, So whats the big deal with that.

He has made mistakes in the past with his ill thought out statements in the heat of the moment when the cameras are on him but the contribution he has made to the professionalism of the party has been immense. There are plenty of bone idle slackers, people who think they are doing a good job but just produce dogshit and people who just embarrass the party with their dinosaur views on events of the 1930s but Mark isnt one of them. Give the lad a break. If every member of staff was as hard working, contactable and professional as Mark the BNP would be knocking on the doors of power and the massed ranks of stewdent gwants in UAF couldnt stop them.

Anonymous said...

Colletts words of wisdom

On Winston Churchill: "Churchill was a f*****g c**t who led us into a pointless war with other whites [i.e.The Nazis] standing up for their race".

On the Prince of Wales: "He's a f*****g traitor."

On the Royal Family: "The Royals have betrayed their people. When we're in power they'll be wiped out and we'll get some Germans to rule properly."

On whether British-born blacks are British: "Just because a dog is brought up in a stable doesn't make him a horse."

On Aids: "A friendly disease because blacks, drug users and gays have it."

On Jews: "There's not a European country the Jews haven't been thrown out of. When it happens that many times, it's not just persecution. There's no smoke without fire."

On Adolf Hitler: "Hitler will live forever; and maybe I will."

He's a hypocritical little shit!

Sam said...

"If every member of staff was as hard working, contactable and professional as Mark the BNP would be knocking on the doors of power"

I assume thats a joke. The guys an amateur at what he does and a fucking idiot in front of the camera. If every member of staff was like Mark Collett the BNP would be long dead.

Anonymous said...

male and females find him very attractive and alluring

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mark,
wondered when you would start posting here.
To get the view that most of the BNP membership have, try taking off the rose-tinted specs when looking at your artwork, or into a mirror. What the rest of us see is pretty horrible!

Anonymous said...

2the contribution he has made to the professionalism of the party has been immense"

He's been a disaster for the party repeatedly, he's a useless speaker, his leaflets are shit (ask Andrew Spence) and he's a cunt. Now he's a fag too. One of the master race yeah.

Anonymous said...

anon said....collett and professionalism to the party Oh please......pass me the sick bucket.

Anonymous said...

"pass me the sick bucket"

Me next

Anonymous said...

The post about Collett being professional is absolutely laughable. It was probably Collett himself who posted that, but for argument's sake if it wasn't, then the poster is severely deluded. The main problem with the BNP is that it is far from a professional outfit. Every leaflet produced by the party, in fact every aspect of publicity is of a very poor and amateur standard.

Whilst it is true that many members of the public agree with many BNP policies, yes, even those that are racist, but tacky, dreadfully designed and printed leaflets, aggressive and negative wording, and of course a leadership and advisory council who continue to embarass the party (Collett being the prime example) will ensure the party hasn't a hope in hell of ever being in government or even close to it.

The other main fault is that Collett and Griffin themselves are deluded and blinded by their own stupidity and arrogance by believing that one day the white British public will rise up and stand shoulder to to shoulder with the BNP. They won't, as long as the likes of Collet continue to drag down to the dirt what could be an effective and successful political movement.

As a journalist recently wrote of Griffin - he is the party's biggest asset, yet their biggest liability. That's true. But Collet is just a liability. Period.

fat bugger at the bar ! said...

For god's sake Sharon, if you've got the goss then stop spouting and start spreading!
I think we'd all like to see graspin on his uppers!
Go do it gal!

As for Collett, well what can you call a wanker, except a wanker?!
He's so far up graspin's arse, it's untrue.....you could tell him to wake up and smell the coffee, but it's a bit hard when your nostrils are full of shit!!

C'mon folks......lets bring NG to his knees!!

Antifascist said...

'C'mon folks......lets bring NG to his knees!!'

Amen to that!

Anonymous said...

Here's a question for UAF. You do realise that if Griffin and his useless gimp Collett are booted out of the BNP or perhaps have the good sense to resign before the party implodes, the BNP will become more electable, don't you?

I for one will stand in an election for the BNP once the Griffin regime has been cleared out. That way, people can concentrate on my policies, which aren't racist, without me being linked to Griffin and Collett. Every time I've considered standing, all I've been asked about is Griffin's past and the ridiculous garbage spouted by Collett every time he opens his mouth.

Or is that you think without Griffin, there is no future for the BNP since, with the possible exception of Simon Darby, there is nobody in the party capable of leading them to further electoral success. Seriously. Thanks in advance.

observer said...

Oh, and it's rubbish from Ebanks!

Anonymous said...

Ebanks is an animal born in a butcher's shop.

fat bugger at the bar ! said...

Anonymous said...
"I for one will stand in an election for the BNP once the Griffin regime has been cleared out."

Bloody hell, I admire your bollocks, but you're gonna have a long wait methinks!

I've stood before, but, to me, I did it for the party. I WONT do it for graspins benefits!

asshole that he is!

Anonymous said...

"Collet attractive" thats a laugh he looks like a startled Meer Cat or a weasel and a Jewish one at that.

"Professional" bigger laugh still, praising Hitler on national TV PR at its best? I dont think so!

Collett is a twat. Arrogant and vain. A complete dickhead. If he got kicked out (as he should have done ages ago) few would miss him.

He must be the most unpopular person in the party

Anonymous said...

Its always about money with the bnp, i note the latest is Dicky Barnbrooks plea for £200,000 to fund his campaign to run against Ken Livingstone.

He states that he has worked out his budget and thats what he needs to win. Well if he stopped drinking for a year he could pay for it himself.

Anonymous said...

'Why has Griffin hijacked the money and members of Solidarity?'

These assertions without evidence are really quite tiresome. Solidarity is a Trade Union and subject to many regulations. Accounts have to be professionally prepared, audited, submitted to the Certification Officer and then sent to members. Nick Griffin does not get any money from our Union but instead has provided it with free advertising and political support. As we know from our experience that the allegations regarding Solidarity and Griffin are complete tosh we suspect that the other allegations might be too!

Anonymous said...

"He states that he has worked out his budget and thats what he needs to win."

What a pity he didn't spend as much time coming up with a budget or arguing the current one for the people of B&D. He is an elected councillor isn't he? The idea of him striving to be mayor of London is laughable but no doubt the BNP'ers will put their hands in their pockets.

Anonymous said...

"Much more likely to be Joe Owens than Le Comber, as Owens is still in touch with many within the BNP, just not Griffin. I can't think of anyone who would call Le Comber one of Britain's most dangerous criminals; a sometimes-violent crank with a rapidly vanishing hold on reality and low intelligence, yes, but much more dangerous to himself than anybody else, and much more given to talking a good fight than actually taking part in one, at least against someone who is capable of hitting back."



The man was John Cronin ex BNP member.

Hit By The Ugly Stick said...

Mark Collett also has a small penis, I have discovered, not that size is everything.

Just a shame he looks like such an ugly twat!!!

pete r said...

Several fake messages have been made to this blog using the name "Pete R"

This is part of a Griffinite dirty tricks operation

Apart from this message, none of the others were posted by the "Pete R" who posts on NWN

Anonymous said...

'Why has Griffin hijacked the money and members of Solidarity?'

Solidarity accounts are published and audited. Nick Griffin hasn't had any money from Solidarity. Sharon doesn't know her arse from her elbow it seems.