As we all know, the BNP swerves between being just generally skint and completely legally bankrupt. While this situation suits some people (Nick Griffin, for instance, who can send out an endless stream of badly-written begging letters on the back of it) the membership appears to be getting a tad pissed off with forever being asked to underwrite Griffin's schemes and scams rather than just getting on with campaigning - which, after all, is what a political party should be doing if it has any real intention of gaining power.
Whether Griffin actually wants the party to gain power or not is a moot point and one that is up for discussion: many people are of the opinion that he is perfectly content to stay where he is and to keep the BNP where it is, futile hope being all that keeps the BNP members throwing money at Griffin.
As we reported here, the party's Red, White and Blue event only happened because it was subsidised heavily to the tune of £5000. Without that money, the whole weekend would have been a financial disaster - with it, the BNP has once more teetered back from the edge of the abyss. Speculation has been rife over which rich idiot might actually have been moronic enough to hand Nick Griffin £5000 in readies.
Glasgow BNP member and Stadium Manager for Hamilton Academicals Walter Hamilton allegedly provided the £5k, though there is a rumour, not heard until yesterday, that there were actually TWO donations. This fact is mentioned in a peripheral way by a poster on another blog, who says;
'I overheard Griffin bragging about "2 Scottish idiots with money" at RWB...'
We only know of Hamilton but we'd love to hear who the other RWB-subsidy was from. Answers via email or the comments section please, if you have them.
One wonders about Hamilton's position within the club staff and how that relates to his membership of the notably racist, homophobic and fascist British National Party. The club's website has a clear Anti Discrimination Policy on its site which doesn't seem to gel much with the views of the BNP.
'Hamilton Academical Football Club is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by everyone, equally. Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination or any other conduct that could be deemed as unacceptable whether by reason of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.'
Perhaps we ought to ask some of the people Mr Hamilton works with. Those with available email addresses include:
Les Gray - Vice Chairman & Director of Youth Development: email@example.com
Ron McKinnon - Stadium Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Struthers - Secretary: email@example.com
Ken Blake - Associate Director Finance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Cairney - Associate Director Youth: email@example.com
Denis Gowans - Associate Director Stadium: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur Lynch - Commercial & Hospitality: email@example.com
John Vint - Commercial Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Gray - Children's Programme Co-ordinator: email@example.com
Ross Hughes - Sports Scientist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frankie McAvoy - Academy Director: email@example.com
Anthony Burns - Community Programme Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or of course, we could ask Mr Hamilton himself. His email address is email@example.com
If you do decide to get in touch with Mr Hamilton or any of his colleagues, please remember to be polite, whoever you communicate with and however you communicate with them.