February 06, 2009

Kemp is given Excalibur as Collett resigns. Just a day in the life of the BNP...

No, he's not gone yet...
The BNP's Advisory Council meeting minutes are far more interesting for what they don't say than for what they do, and January's AC minutes are a good example.

The Advisory Council meets at least three times a year and is the guiding body (it says here) of the party. And who sits on the AC? Everyone who is anyone, of course - or at least, anyone who is anyone in the fantasy world of the BNP. Thus we see the steroid-enhanced Martin Reynolds rubbing chubby shoulders with the idiotic Dave Hannam, while the emphatically lunatic Bob Bailey sits alongside the detestable Mark Collett. And who do we not see at January's meeting? Who is missing from this gathering of the BNP's glitterati, who we would usually expect to spot? Deputy Chairman and National Press Officer Simon Darby, for one. The reptilian Arthur Kemp, for another. And Richard Edmonds.

Edmonds' position of the AC was one of the consolation prizes offered as a sop to the rebellion of last year - clearly intended to pacify those on the harder right of the party who felt that Griffin was leading the party directly into the no-go area of, as it has been labelled, 'Tory nationalism'. For Edmonds is no soft nationalist - he is a fully-fledged neo-nazi, as Denise pointed out in an excellent article pondering Edmonds' placement on the AC back in October.
'A former mathematics teacher, Edmonds has a record that - anywhere beyond the shores of the fawning racist Right - is eminently unenviable. In 1987 Edmonds sustained a conviction for causing damage to a statue erected in honour of Nelson Mandela, and more seriously in 1994 he was convicted for his part in a 1993 racial attack in which a black victim was hit in the face with a glass. Sentenced to six months in gaol, Edmonds was released immediately, having already spent three months on remand.

The BNP's former National Organiser was also a long-time purveyor of Nazi and Holocaust-denial literature, notably Holocaust News, which found a wide circulation among the racist Right in the late 1980s. Edmonds told the BBC Panorama programme that Holocaust News was a "wonderful statement of the truth".

Not long after that, Edmonds told the journalist Duncan Campbell that the BNP was "100% racist". Note that he did not pettifog with the word "racialist" and the often-made inference that a "racialist" merely recognises and respects racial differences, upon which supposed differences the credo of "separate development" (apartheid) is allegedly built. He went directly for the word "racist", with its naked (and only) meaning of one who harbours an unreasoning emotional hatred against those of other races.

Nothing Edmonds has said or done in the intervening years could lead any unbiased observer to believe that the man is not now what he always was - an unrepentant anti-Semite, a racist, a Holocaust denier, and very much a standard-bearer for John Tyndall's brand of National Socialism.'
Missing from the meeting - and with no apologies for absence. Does that mean his job is done and he is no longer on the AC? If you know, let us know.

An anonymous correspondent has been in touch and has mentioned a number of points from the meeting which are worthy of note (and a big thank you to whoever you are). I've highlighted some of these below:
  • Student membership accounts for only 0.01% of total membership. So much for the BNP's drive to engage young people.
  • A 'properly constructed budget has been drawn up for 2009'. This is something of a surprise as the party has been going for twenty-seven years, ten of those under the authoritarian leadership of Nick Griffin. One would have expected a budget to have been an essential component of running a political party - even one like the BNP - but apparently it hasn't been until now.
  • The party is investigating data protection principles – a bit late I would say. Mark Collett is now responsible for Data Collection (including date of birth and telephone number, which might be useful for him).
  • All local BNP blogs must change their names and operate instead as a local community website. Use of the BNP logo must be discontinued. They report that it is impossible to control and oversee local websites centrally for legality of content and this measure protects the Party from any potentially costly legal challenges though it seems a tacit admission that the party is unable to control the lunatics in its midst.
  • Members and officers whose personal e-mail addresses include ‘bnp’ should remove this reference for security reasons. Any officers who have an @aol address must switch to another service provider since AOL have blocked customers from receiving e-mails from @bnp.org. uk senders. For the first time ever, AOL gets my vote as an ISP with some moral courage.
But the two big items that are just casually mentioned in the AC report are the admission that 700,000 Euro warm up leaflets have been printed without an official imprint, prompting the moronic Collett to offer his resignation (sadly rejected), and the handing over of the tatty Excalibur 'merchandising' arm of the BNP to the ubiquitous Arthur Kemp.

Collett's cock-up will cost the party a fair amount of cash and goodwill as the party is offering branches (or units as it so kindly refers to them) free stickers to be adhered to the offending leaflets and a third of the money they paid back by way of compensation. Had an independent printer made the same mistake, he would have been expected to cover the cost of his error out of his own pocket. It'll be interesting to see whether Collett has to cough up or whether the party (and thus its members) take the financial hit. Personally, I'd've sacked the useless bastard for this, his umpteenth mistake. In any case, the party now has a 'National Proofreader and Marketing Consultant' who, along with the Chairman and National Elections Officer, will peruse all publications to ensure that Collett actually does what he's meant to do.

With regard to Kemp and Excalibur, the AC report has this to say;
'The Excalibur merchandising operation will now be run privately by Arthur Kemp under an annually renewable license from the Party. This is a saving to the Party in terms of storage costs and postage. Arthur will continue to work on the website, write the Party’s Education and Training manuals and will be overseeing Radio RWB.'
As our correspondent puts it, 'So much for all the lies in November about moving to bigger premises etc – is this the start of the end for Excalibur and Mr. Kemp?' Not too sure about the latter point but it certainly seems like the Excalibur operation is considerably smaller than party members and the outside world have been led to believe.

A number of questions immediately arise (though I'm sure our readers can think of a few more).
  • Were the members ever consulted about this disposal of their assets? After all, they paid for Excalibur and have subsidised its existence up to now.
  • Has Kemp paid anything for this 'licence' to run Excalibur as his private company? If so, how much?
  • Why has Kemp been effectively given Excalibur anyway? Why not put it out to closed tender - restricted to party members?
  • If it is now run by him as a private concern, one assumes Kemp will keep any profits that might be made - if so, how much will that cost the party/members per annum in lost revenue?
  • If it is (as we suspect) loss-making, who will pick up the tab?
There's a whole host of questions that need to be answered regarding this highly dubious transaction - though the membership of the BNP will not be encouraged to ask them. They already paid for one company - Great White Records - which ended up being privately owned by the arch-twat Dave Hannam, and they pay Mark Collett for running a design company with a single client (the BNP) as a highly profitable and guaranteed business, and now it looks like they are to subsidise Kemp's own business (albeit on a annually renewable licence). None of this might actually be corrupt but it certainly stinks.

It really is time that the BNP membership woke up and realised that it's been taken for a very long and very expensive ride.

41 comments:

Mr Pastry said...

"Collett resigns"

Damn. I thought you meant it. LOL

What a con (again) said...

"Were the members ever consulted about this disposal of their assets? After all, they paid for Excalibur and have subsidised its existence up to now."

I think you know the answer to that.

"Has Kemp paid anything for this 'licence' to run Excalibur as his private company? If so, how much?"

And that.

"Why has Kemp been effectively given Excalibur anyway? Why not put it out to closed tender - restricted to party members?"

Because Arthur is one of Nicks little friends who has to be kept sweet with a non-job that earns him pots of money for doing fuck all.

"If it is now run by him as a private concern, one assumes Kemp will keep any profits that might be made - if so, how much will that cost the party/members per annum in lost revenue?"

Your guess is as good as anyones.

"If it is (as we suspect) loss-making, who will pick up the tab?"

Now I KNOW you know the answer to that one. The members of course.

Anonymous said...

Be very careful that you use 'reliable' sources for your information on the BNP.

Anonymous said...

Seems Collett has more lives than than a cat. The question is why? He is hardly an assett for the BNP. He has let them down evrery time he has been on telly, he is disliked even amongst their ranks.

And this latest cock up from Collet the clown wont do much for his credibility. Good job in a way he has a massive ego

Doug the Bounty bar Hunter said...

Now that's what I call an article, great fun to read.

It makes me laugh, the slime-bag Gri££in lies and squirms in every direction, he tries to make up the personality deficits that he alone infected his cult with using excuses . It has gone nowhere, and it simply never will. Even if the bastard wins in June, it will make no difference whatsoever; he’ll just cream off whatever he can out of it - the BNP are doomed. The membership are being royally shafted but his own internal propaganda keeps them dulled and inert to the obvious facts of the matter. Its interesting also that over a year ago when he sacked the ‘December rebels’ that all the moles and grasses had been ‘dealt with’. What a laugh! That whole thing still leaks like a fucking sieve – hilarious!

Antifascist said...

'Be very careful that you use 'reliable' sources for your information on the BNP.'

On this occasion, we used the AC minutes from the BNP website for all the information in the article.

Though, come to think of it, that's probably as unreliable as you can get.

DT said...

Now that's what I call an article, great fun to read.

Yeah, gotta agree with that! :D

Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

"Student membership accounts for only 0.01% of total membership. So much for the BNP's drive to engage young people."

0.01% of the membership.... So that will be 1 then!

Anonymous said...

"The Excalibur merchandising operation will now be run privately by Arthur Kemp under an annually renewable license from the Party."

It's so difficult to know what that actually means that one wonders if it's been stated so ambiguously deliberately. Will he run it completely on behalf of the party or is it now his own private business? Who can tell?

Anonymous said...

Student membership accounts for only 0.01% of total membership.

If the BNP had 10,000 member, which we all know it hasn't, then a single student members would account for that 0.01%. So, given the probable membership of around 6000, unless the BNP cuts students in half who ever calculated this figure need to take some basic maths lessens.

Anonymous said...

"Mark Collett is now responsible for Data Collection (including date of birth and telephone number, which might be useful for him)."

Filthy fucking pervert that he is. British Nonces Party is right. They should have sacked that bastard straight after the incident with the underage girls along with dimwitted David Hannam.

Anonymous said...

So, given the probable membership of around 6000, unless the BNP cuts students in half who ever calculated this figure need to take some basic maths lessens.

It sounds like the work of the mathematical genius treasurer, Jenny Noble.

Jace said...

"Thus we see the steroid-enhanced Martin Reynolds rubbing chubby shoulders with the idiotic Dave Hannam, while the emphatically lunatic Bob Bailey sits alongside the detestable Mark Collett."

LOL You really don't like these people do you.

Anonymous said...

How come they refused to accept Mark Colletts resignation? It's not the first time he's made a huge mistake like this.

Anonymous said...

Deputy Chairman and National Press Officer Simon Darby, for one.

That's cos he's off reporting to MI5.

John P said...

They had a chance to get rid of Collett and they didn't.
Idiots

Anonymous said...

"How come they refused to accept Mark Colletts resignation?"

He can offer to resign four times a day until he retires but they'll never accept because he knows all the gory details about Griffin and has threatened more than once to spill the beans if he's pushed hard enough.

sxcsdc said...

"He can offer to resign four times a day until he retires but they'll never accept because he knows all the gory details about Griffin and has threatened more than once to spill the beans if he's pushed hard enough."

Spot on.

Anonymous said...

"They had a chance to get rid of Collett and they didn't.
Idiots"


Sorry John I disagree. It is not in our interest to remove incompetant &/or corrupt officers from the leadership of the British Nonces Party.

There is a danger that they may be replaced by more competant and active individuals.

Old Sailor

Mr Bleeding-Sarky said...

Odd how nobody is sharing information regarding Arthur Kemp and Excalibur isn't it. It's almost like they didn't know anything about it.

Anonymous said...

Laughable man,you are being feed bullshit.


bnp lidder.

Antifascist said...

'Laughable man,you are being feed bullshit.'

Perhaps you should read the minutes for yourself. They are, after all, on the BNP's website.
http://bnp.org.uk/resources/ac-meetings/january-2009/

FW Woolworth (retired) said...

See, these fucking idiots don't believe them even when the proof of what you have been telling them is supplied by there own lot. Just let them rot. BNP members and Griffin and the rest of the thieves at the top of the BNP deserve each other. Fuckem.

Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

Leave Collett alone.... the lid can only be kept on for so long, and when it explodes the glow will be seen worldwide!

Kemp will take excalibur down whilst lining his own pocket.

This is going to be good to watch!

Anonymous said...

The BNP site gives the membership as;

Gold memberships 13.02%
Family memberships 16.15%
Standard memberships 39.68%
Senor Citizen memberships 18.96%
Unwaged memberships 10.02%
Student memberships 0.01%

That's 97.84% leaving over 2% missing perhaps they come under the heading of fairys or gibbons.

Anonymous said...

fairys or gibbons? That's an odd coupling.

Anonymous said...

"BNP members and Griffin and the rest of the thieves at the top of the BNP deserve each other. Fuckem."

Wise words!

Anonymous said...

"fairys or gibbons? That's an odd coupling."

Not so odd when you think of Collett.

Anonymous said...

alls not well in the birmingham camp i hear since it split into three ? the north is non existant,the south has had two organisers quit recently and the east is loosing members and activists hand over fist

Dicky's Arse Dildo said...

Where's Bumbrook in all of this?

Anonymous said...

Another slice of BNP PR to prevent anyone asking for Collett's head.

'Bullshit'N'Prats'

Anonymous said...

BNP membership is 14000, not the 6000 claimed.

Who needs maths lessons?

Anonymous said...

alls not well in the birmingham camp i hear since it split into three ? the north is non existant,the south has had two organisers quit recently and the east is loosing members and activists hand over fist

9:41 AM, February 07, 2009


It might be why Griffin has told Butler to get Ebanks back.

Someone who knows said...

"BNP membership is 14000"

Dunno who told you that but its a lie. Membership is currently under 10000.

Anonymous said...

"BNP membership is 14000, not the 6000 claimed."

Funny that so many of the list published on Wikileaks deny membership, or say it was a mistake.

Meantime Anon do thier membership figures include these two nonces ?

http://lancasteruaf.blogspot.com/2008/11/evil-paedos-are-secret-bnp-thugs_23.html

BNP = British Nonces Party

Old Sailor

Anonymous said...

Things also bad in Walsall nobody prepared to stand in the Rushall-Shelfield bye election a ward that the BNP has come a close second in before.

John P said...

They had a chance to get rid of Collett and they didn't.
Idiots"

Sorry John I disagree. It is not in our interest to remove incompetant &/or corrupt officers from the leadership of the British Nonces Party.

There is a danger that they may be replaced by more competant and active individuals.

Old Sailor

You are absolutely right

Anonymous said...

It might be why Griffin has told Butler to get Ebanks back.....

it has gone down the pan since her and rob purcell quit,whos in charge there now ?

Anonymous said...

I heard a rumour that Collet and Reynolds hated each other and Reynolds was gonna kick his head in. Be funny if it's true.

Anonymous said...

This is the first sign that Kemp is falling out with the BNP - this has been his pattern with every political group he has ever been involved with. His ego does not allow him to accept any criticism and he is firmly of the belief that everyone else in the party is actually an illiterate idiot. When he does not get his on way he throws a tantrum and will eventually leave. He thinks he is ideologically superior to everyone.
If you look carefully at the goings on you will see that he is suddenly not so involved with the leadership and is not addressing so many meetings.
The writing is on the wall - he is trying to ease himself into an alternative income stream and the BNP leadership can now see the prat for what he is and is only too happy to ease him out.
I am pretty sure that Kemp is trying to start an independent business for himself and his tatty books and is going to try and use Excalibur to do so.

Anonymous said...

"he is firmly of the belief that everyone else in the party is actually an illiterate idiot."

Well he's not far wrong there, is he?