November 17, 2008

Over 200 protest against BNP conference


The demo arrives...
Well over two hundred anti-fascists attended an enthusiastic and lively demonstration outside the wretched New Kimberley Hotel in Blackpool yesterday, in a protest at the British National Party bringing its conference to Blackpool for the third year in a row. Demonstrators and speakers came from as far away as Oxford and speakers for the day represented numerous organisations including Blackpool and Fleetwood UAF, UNISON, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre TUC, Barrow and South Cumbria UAF, Lancaster University SAAR, North-West UAF, the NUT, national UAF, Manchester UAF, Gay Activist's Alliance International and the CWU.

The demo began with us gathering outside the rear entrance to the Winter Gardens, where a couple of pro-BNP louts shouted abuse for no apparent reason. We heard a number of speakers there, then marched briskly along the prom, giving out hundreds of leaflets and receiving many supporting cheers on the way to South Shore, where we gathered for the demo proper outside the tatty New Kimberley Hotel, a hazard to humans though not, apparently, to members of the BNP, which tells us quite a lot about the party.

There is a reasonable report on the demo (that sadly includes a moment of Nick Griffin) which you can access by going here and clicking on Latest News Bulletins over on the right. Just select the one for Saturday and there we are.

Demonstrators arriving at the New Kimberley
To stop them making abusive gestures (as they have in previous years) and generally attempting to intimidate protestors, the BNP conference delegates (once again, about sixty of them, according to an ITV reporter who had been inside the rathole) were ordered to remain behind the closed and filthy curtains of the New Kimberley by the police. To be fair, most of them did as they were told, with the exception of bone-headed Clive Jefferson, who seems to be the current head of security and the Cumbria organiser, who stuck his ugly mug out on at least a half-dozen occasions.

According to our man in the BNP's security team, they spent most of the day concerned with the seating arrangements for lunch and dinner - at least until someone asked for a glass of water and nobody could find any. Headless chickens, was the phrase used. Here's a tip for future members of possibly the most idiotic security team the BNP has ever put together - use the tap.

Security spent a good deal of Saturday worrying about someone who was round the rear of the Kimberley, apparently taking photographs of the hell-hole from the back. This caused major panic, mostly because with the police in close proximity the heavies couldn't just go out and beat the crap out of the guy and nick his camera. Jefferson was eventually forced to order the bovine Martin Reynolds to go and speak to the police while his mates took a note of the photographer's vehicle registration number - no doubt soon to appear on Redwatch. Reynolds had no idea how to do this and was humiliatingly lectured by the appallingly arrogant Jefferson on what he should say, how to say it and told in no uncertain terms to get on with it.

Demonstrators listening to speakers outside the 'conference'
A demo is useful for a number of reasons, not the least of which is to let the BNP know (and to continue letting them know) that there is opposition to their fascism out here and that there are people who are prepared to stand up and voice that opposition despite intimidation from the lunatic element of the far-right party. One demonstrator, who was waiting to meet up with some friends after the demo, was abused and spat at by a BNP supporter. Rather than putting her off organising against the far-right party, this has added to her determination to do all she can to fight against it. Demo's are also useful for making new contacts or re-establishing old ones - a fact that was borne out when I got back and realised that I'd collected twenty-odd email addresses and phone numbers to go on our contact list.

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to turn out, particularly to our many friends who travelled from well out of the area. Many thanks also to our speakers who all did a sterling job and our great thanks to the many members of the Blackpool public who stopped to chat or who were driving past but gave us the thumbs-up. Even the weather behaved itself (for a change).

Remember, this 'conference' was the starting point for Nick Griffin's attempt to heave himself on to the European Parliament. They started their campaign for Europe at Blackpool - for no reason other than that the New Kimberley is the only rancid shithole in the country that will take the scum of the BNP for a whole three days. Saturday's demonstration should be seen as the beginning of a massive and unrelenting campaign to keep Griffin and the rest of his party out of Europe. Let's keep them out!

31 comments:

Jono said...

The BNP aim to introduce fascist policing into british police forces thanks to New Labour.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5167666.ece

I'm sure the political establishment are secretly helping Cyclops gain power and influence within the British establishment.

Perhaps this is because of Edgar Griffin's political contacts.

Gary Glitter said...

Was this time's conference once again open to under 18s for the sake of Peado Boy???

Anonymous said...

Pardon my ignorance, but who is Edgar Griffin and what are his establishment credentials?

Antifascist said...

Thanks, jono. The article from the Times is now below this one.

Anonymous said...

I've just seen a different take on this.

http://thurrockpatriots.blogspot.com/2008/11/200-retards-protest-against-bnp.html

Anonymous said...

Is this Jefferson the bloke who was in trouble for alleged coke-dealing?

Viagra Chemist said...

No doubt the Times article will be targetted by Stormponce for mass trolling, sadly, as newspaper editors still have not realised how the fascists exploit internet comments pages.

To change the subject slightly, the Leeds-based Leicestershire turd called Paedo Boy first started hating black people when he heard that stupid untrue myth about black people being better endowed than white people.

Back in the days before you could buy penis pills from spam emails the ugly fool thought he had better join a nazi party to satisy his inferiority complex.

P Doe File said...

Peedo Boy was manning the BNP Party Conference creché as a willing (yet paid) volunteer, keeping the kids happy.

Anonymous said...

Fawlty Towers, lol

Antifascist said...

'Pardon my ignorance, but who is Edgar Griffin and what are his establishment credentials?'

He's Nick Griffin's old man and he's a freemason. That's more or less it, really. More info here: http://lancasteruaf.blogspot.com/2008/06/quick-peek-under-apron-beagle-attack.html

'I've just seen a different take on this.'

Whoopee.

Anonymous said...

Collett's nickname at Leeds university was "matchstick willy".

A FACT

Antifascist said...

'Is this Jefferson the bloke who was in trouble for alleged coke-dealing?'

Apparently, though I think we'll stay off that subject unless someone has a complete news item to post.

phatkat said...

Funny how BNP members like calling people who disagree with them, "retards".

Perhaps it's something to do with the fact their genocidal idol Adolf Hitler sent thousands of people with learning difficulties to concentration camps.

If the BNP took power, they would start murdering disabled people along with Jews, gay people, black and Asian people and Muslims.

It's important to remind disabled rights action groups that they are an at risk group also.

Unity and solidarity against the Odinist scumbags.

Anonymous said...

I see the comments on YouTube are up to their usual standard.

Blackpool student said...

Some excellent speakers on the demo. Really enjoyed them.

mark's mum said...

What amazes me the most about all of this is that Reynolds has to get advice from Jefferson!

Jefferson is absolute shit and only in the BNP so he can get his fat ego arse photographed; this says a lot about their security.

Things must be getting truly desperate.
Fucking hilarious!

Dave said...

Excellent. Bravo mates.

Flakey said...

60 "delegates", lol, were they outnumbered by their own security team?

The 'hotel' would have done better with a coach party.

Or a local residents association maybe!

Flakey said...

Edgar Griffin is Nicky Gri££ins daddy. Some posters on NWN insist he is Jewish, I dont know about that but it has been shown he is a Freemason and was a high flier in the Tory party

Anonymous said...

Another funny, sarky report. I'll bet there pissed off with you lot. Well done.

Anonymous said...

Just had a look at the BNP website to see what they had to say about their conference - not much! It is a story half way down the page and consists of moans about the "media blackout" which was overcome (allegedly) by their live broadcast to "thousands"! I must report that at the height of idiot Griffins speech I was one of the ....wait for it..... 163 people on line!!!!! Ha ha so much for the thousands who were apparently viewing the rubbish. I was really really bored and had nothing better to do but check in on them, given that I could not be at the demonstration.

Anonymous said...

Short but sweet report that sopports your guesstimate of numbers attending.

"Hundreds protest at Blackpool BNP conference

5:01pm Monday 17th November 2008

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By Citizen newsdesk »

Campaigners came out in their hundreds at the weekend to protest against the BNP.

People marched through Blackpool town centre before descending outside the Kimberley Hotel, South Promenade, where the controversial right wing party held its annual conference.

Dozens of police officers manned the area in the event of any trouble but the event, the third held in the town, passed off without incident."

Anonymous said...

Some dildo on Stormfront is claiming Griffin spoke in front of 500 people at his closing speech. Now take a look at Simon Darby's blog.

Anonymous said...

I also remember Weyman B announcing that the BNP were now banned from facebook, can anyone find a story or press release about this? A quick search shows it has yet to be implemented, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.

Antifascist said...

"I also remember Weyman B announcing that the BNP were now banned from facebook, can anyone find a story or press release about this? A quick search shows it has yet to be implemented, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything."

Weyman said some fascist pages had been or were about to be removed. I think he was referring to this: http://lancasteruaf.blogspot.com/2008/11/facebook-removes-italian-neo-nazi-pages.html

Anonymous said...

You seen this from the Blackpool Gazette?

BNP protester attacked in Blackpool

Published Date: 17 November 2008
A MAN was left with a broken nose when he was attacked after leaving an anti-BNP demonstration in Blackpool.
His companion suffered cuts and bruises during the altercation.

It happened after the pair had walked away from a Unite Against Fascism protest held outside the Kimberley Hotel on South Promenade where the BNP was holding its annual conference.

The demonstration itself was heavily policed and went off without any trouble, but the victims had left the vicinity of the hotel when the incident occured.

The Socialist Party, of which they are members, believes the attacker was a far right supporter.

But the BNP today dismissed claims that it was someone attending their event.

Blackpool Police has confirmed the attack took place at around 2.30pm on Saturday, but said they could not link it directly with the BNP conference.

Anonymous said...

"A MAN was left with a broken nose when he was attacked after leaving an anti-BNP demonstration in Blackpool.
His companion suffered cuts and bruises during the altercation"...

Sounds to me like a couple of nancy boys eyed up the wrong target.

Just shows you, cruising can be dangerous. All the BNP have alibi's as they were in the conference.


Hang on, where was tulip, she has shown some very questionable anti nancy boy tendencies lately... has she turned carniverous???

Antifascist said...

"Sounds to me like a couple of nancy boys eyed up the wrong target.

Just shows you, cruising can be dangerous. All the BNP have alibi's as they were in the conference."

And these comments show precisely why you scum are loathed by 99% of the population.

Paul said...

Demonstrators outside outnumbered delegates inside.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding us that the BNP is incredibly homophobic.

I bet Brighton Rock daren't show his face during Pride however, the wimp.

Flakey said...

Did someone say that Butler and Emma Colegate got it together at the rwb? Look at darbys blog the audience photo shows they are pretty close at the conference, although poor Ms Colegate seems to have piled on the pounds - weight wise.

And the blonde bimbo adjacent to Collett is I understand his latest conquest, at least she looks over 18 but with that much make up how can any one be sure.

If the bnp heavies did ambush a couple of protestors they must be thick because that type of thing leads to reprisals and with it the stcnh of bad publicity. Dumb