November 22, 2008

Teacher at prestigious prep school faces probe after her former job with BNP is exposed

Chamberlain while working for the BNP
A teacher at a top prep school has been exposed as having worked for the British National Party.

Drama mistress Emma-Louise Chamberlain, 32, has been teaching at Dulwich College Preparatory School for two years. Pupils at the school, which caters for three to 13-year-olds, include the son of a senior Tory politician. It has emerged that Miss Chamberlain lost her previous job after her employers found she had done work for the far-Right party.

The former actress had presented online videos broadcast on the BNP's website. In one she interviewed a senior party figure charged with inciting racial hatred. She also lectured party activists on public speaking, giving advice such as: 'The sound of Winston Churchill's voice provokes feelings of pride and victory in the hearts of every true Briton.'

This week her name appeared on the list, leaked on the internet, of 12,500 alleged members and contacts of the party.

George Marsh, headmaster at the £13,000-a-year school, said he had previously been unaware of Miss Chamberlain's BNP links and has begun an investigation. But one parent said: 'The school should have examined Miss Chamberlain's work history more closely - they should never have hired a woman with such close links to Right-wing extremists.'

University-educated Miss Chamberlain lost her job teaching drama to children between four and 14 for the Astor Theatre Arts Centre, in Deal, Kent, after it was revealed that she had presented filmed interviews on the BNP website.

One online interview was with the head of publicity Mark Collett during his 2006 trial alongside party leader Nick Griffin on charges of inciting racial hatred. Mr Collett was cleared.

Miss Chamberlain's boyfriend David Green, a lawyer, said: 'Emma bitterly opposes the BNP and so do I.'

Her lawyer said she 'is not a member of the BNP and never has been. Neither is she a sympathise'. She was approached whilst working as a freelance actress and voiceover artist to carry out work for the BNP over which she had no editorial control.'

Mr Marsh added: 'We are aware Miss Chamberlain is an alleged contact of the BNP. She has categorically denied she ever has been a member.'

Daily Mail

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you read this?

http://www.nwn-forum.co.uk/showpost.php?p=992&postcount=15

Anonymous said...

I'm glad she's gone - my child is to attend Dulwich College nursery and then go on to Dulwich College Preparatory School. At least I know my son will be much safer with this BNP racist gone - at least she can't harm my child's education, mental and physical safety.

Anonymous said...

I was particularly concerned to see an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher on the list.

Anonymous said...

The BNP ran stories about how thier member Miss Chamberlain lost her job for being a member - FFS is every racist on that list going to deny membership?

John P said...

I thought that was Michael Winner with a brown wig on

Anonymous said...

BNP members are even more stupid than I had realised.

Some business owners have used their business email addresses and others have used ones for the educational institution that they work for or attend.

What utter morons!

Anonymous said...

'The BNP ran stories about how thier member Miss Chamberlain lost her job for being a member - FFS is every racist on that list going to deny membership?'

Do you really believe the BNP have 13,000 members?

I reckon only half of them are.

JohnC said...

"The BNP ran stories about how thier member Miss Chamberlain lost her job for being a member - FFS is every racist on that list going to deny membership?"

Apparently yes. For all Simon darby's nonsense about 'I am Spartacus', hardly any seem to want to stand up and be proud of being a member. Says a hell of a lot about the BNP really.

Anonymous said...

What's going to happen to Russell Kellett the UFO spotter from Filey who might well be Loony Lee Barnes under a different name?

LOl

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

'The BNP ran stories about how thier member Miss Chamberlain lost her job for being a member - FFS is every racist on that list going to deny membership?'

Do you really believe the BNP have 13,000 members?

I reckon only half of them are.

In a desperate attempt to look like they have a decent membership amount I'm betting that ALL those people on the list have been a member at one time or another. The BNP have complained that they have a high turn over of members with most not renewing after a year.

Anonymous said...

Any relation to Neville Chamberlain, another fan of fascism who denied he was such.

Anonymous said...

Her TV appearances are just part of the work she did for the BNP.

Does anyone else remember noticing the BNP website's "Eminently Speaking" column articles?

The introduction of the column was as follows:

Emma is the fresh face on BNPtv, also a professional actress, media presenter and trainer of youngsters wishing to enter the acting and broadcasting sectors. This regular column will grow into a library of material to assist everyone in the party who is asked to speak to the media, appear in front of the cameras, address a private meeting. It will help boost confidence in even the shyest and newest members.

She only produced three three articles, all on presentational skills, which were written between January and March 2006.

At the end of March 2006 the long introduction disappeared and all references to "Emma" changed to "Emily".