August 14, 2009

BNP nazi guest barred from UK

A white supremacist friend of Nick Griffin, the British National Party leader, was banned from entering Britain yesterday as he headed to speak at the BNP’s Red White and Blue festival this weekend.

Preston Wiginton (left), one of the world’s most active nazis and antisemites, was refused entry by immigration officers at Heathrow airport under laws to keep out “undesirables”. He was to have been the star overseas guest at the BNP’s tenth RWB festival, which opens today in Derbyshire.

It was Wiginton, 44, who organised Griffin’s anti-Islam tour of three US universities at the end of October 2007. As well as financing the trip, Wiginton appealed to users of the Stormfront nazi internet forum to donate money to Griffin while he was in America.

Wiginton had been unknown in the UK before Griffin’s trip and it was Searchlight that exposed him and revealed his extensive nazi activities and connections. This was no doubt what brought him to the attention of the UK Border Agency.

Shortly after his tour Griffin wrote an open letter to “European Colleagues” endorsing Wiginton’s involvement in organising a march in Moscow at which leading nazis addressed a crowd of fascists giving the Nazi salute while shouting “death to the Jews” and “Pure Russia”.

Griffin praised Wiginton as a “very effective organiser [who], rarely among American nationalists, understands the importance of image and popular acceptability to all nationalist parties”. The letter explained that Wiginton “is very well connected in Russia, with good contacts with various nationalist organisations and elected politicians”. The organisations to which he refers are some of the most racist and murderous neo-nazi groups and skinhead gangs in Russia who have been responsible for dozens of racist murders.

Referring to Wiginton’s role in planning a “major march and rally” in Moscow Griffin continued “the BNP supports this endeavour wholeheartedly and asks all our European comrades to do likewise, hopefully thereby creating the beginnings of an effective cooperation between patriots of both Western and Orthodox Christendom against our common enemies: Mass immigration; radical Islamism; Western liberalism and Wall Street/White House dollar imperialism”. The language is typical of neo-nazis.

Griffin and Wiginton have collaborated for many years. Wiginton spearheaded US support for Griffin during his trial for inciting racial hatred, setting up an online petition calling on the British government to drop the prosecution. Together with Jamie Kelso of Stormfront, he also organised a protest outside the British consulate in Houston, Texas in January 2006.

Wiginton’s connections and activities are wide-ranging. He caused a furore at Texas A&M university some years ago by arranging a series of meetings for Frosty Wooldridge, a prominent opponent of immigration. The two men ran a joint campaign to repeal a 2001 Texas law that allows immigrants to pay the same reduced fees at state universities as Texas residents.

These days Wiginton works with the Texas chapter of the Minuteman Project, a group of would-be vigilantes who take violent exception to Mexican immigrants, or the “mestizo parasite” as he prefers to call them.

Kevin Strom, leader of the neo-nazi National Vanguard (NV), was another associate until his arrest on child pornography charges when Wiginton and Griffin dropped him like a ton of bricks. Wiginton boasts of being friends with perhaps the most famous NV member, April Gaede, mother of the nazi pop twins Prussian Blue. Their act is named after the chemical residue left by Zyklon B, the gas used to murder the Jews in the Nazi death camps.

Wiginton also has close ties to Denis Gerasimov, lead singer of the notorious Russian white power band Kolvorat (Swastika), for whom he wrote a racist ditty on how immigration is diluting the purity of Russia’s “blood” and “soil”.

Despite repeated denials to the contrary Wiginton regularly posts antisemitic vitriol to Stormfront to which he also donates money. A typical posting of his, on 13 July 2007, read: “And the jew – how many nations and economies have they destroyed – yes they were doing this in many centuries ago as well. The jew has infested every nation – there is no where else to go.”

That Griffin should invite this hardline nazi to help celebrate his election to the European Parliament at the BNP annual festival shows yet again that the BNP’s claim to legitimacy is just a pretence and that Griffin has not moved far from his fascist roots.

Searchlight/Hope not hate

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Understands the importance of image"? Then what's with the jackboots?

What a weird looking tosser. Another freak who finds himself attracted to the BNP and the rest of the far-right, what a surprise.

Anonymous said...

Griffin is an enigma, one minute pretending he is 'moderate' the next inviting hard-line far-rights types like this American to his festival. What is really going on in his diseased mind?

Anonymous said...

That imbecile Barnbrook 'earns' an incredible £63,000 from the public purse, I think a boycott of paying council tax should begin now until this prick's wages are stopped? I don't want to finance his piss ups! If this toe rag is suspended I hope it's not on full wages?

Jamie The Antifascist said...

No suprise really given the fact that Griffn's close relationship with a grand wizard of the KKK...the BNP will thrive over this publicity though, still that's one less one fash for the RWB:)

An angry Pete Green said...

The invitation to Wigington is a clear sign that the BNP - or the BNP's bosses at least - have in no way renounced their nazi, anti-semitic, violently racist, Holocaust-denying past, and is proof that the suits and ties are just a veneer for public consumption.

Anonymous said...

"Kevin Strom, leader of the neo-nazi National Vanguard (NV), was another associate until his arrest on child pornography charges when Wiginton and Griffin dropped him like a ton of bricks."

Strange how other child-friendly vermin like Mark Collett and Dave Hannam have never been dropped by Nick Griffin....

Ha ha said...

Nick Griffin eat your heart out!

"about 100 people an hour were joining the party"

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/14/pirate_party_uk/

Landale said...

Darby's Blog was denying the suggestion of Le Pen the other day, so who knows who is going to turn up.

My guess it will be whatever of the fascist bastards that can get through as they're not yet on an immigration stop list.

Not sure by inviting these people what Griffin is trying to achieve.

The RWB seemed last year to be a strong lager drinking contest judging by the rabble wearing T-shirts that said something like 'Anglo Saxon' emptying the off licence section of Codnor Tescos on the Saturday. They seem to have left anything that was less than 5%

Wouldn't have thought any of them would be interest in listening to them.

Gardener said...

"That imbecile Barnbrook 'earns' an incredible £63,000 from the public purse, I think a boycott of paying council tax should begin now until this prick's wages are stopped? I don't want to finance his piss ups! If this toe rag is suspended I hope it's not on full wages?"

I don't approve of this drunken moron getting even a penny from the public purse but a boycott of council tax will affect everyone and will do nothing to stop this ass being paid. And, as far as I recall my employment law, (senior management, though retired) I believe he HAS to be suspended on full wages or that leaves the local authority open to charges of having dismissed him before going through the proper procedure.

It's a difficult problem but one with which we have to live. The safety-nets set up to protect employees from dodgy employers also protect the likes of Barnbrook.

Anonymous said...

Your report is a bit strange because there are Jews that will be speaking at this venue.

Anonymous said...

Yet another nazi link to the BNP!

Serves em right said...

This is going to fuck up their 10th anniversary RWB. No best guest speaker. Oh dear. LOL

Antifascist said...

"Your report is a bit strange because there are Jews that will be speaking at this venue."

You mean apart from the BNP's idiotic token Jew Pat Richardson? I don't believe you - if there are, name them.

GJ said...

"Your report is a bit strange because there are Jews that will be speaking at this venue."

Liar.

"Strange how other child-friendly vermin like Mark Collett and Dave Hannam have never been dropped by Nick Griffin...."

Makes you wonder about Nick Griffin himself.

"The safety-nets set up to protect employees from dodgy employers also protect the likes of Barnbrook."

A pity. Scum like him don't deserve safety nets.

Lee barnes LLb hons said...

Look you lot, there is simply no denying that the BNP are now a big party (political party that is)

I have it on good authority that Andrew brons has joined Nick griffin on his campaign to allow us to fix our own bikes.

On top of that Simon darby our second in command is currently refusing to pay his TV license as a dispute about their left wing PC liberal ideals

So in a nutshell since the BNP got into power we will soon be able to fix our own bikes and not pay a TV license Now people That is why the BNP got elected and all you lot care about is a white Christian man who loves God is coming to our party.
Also the most honest man in city hall Mr barnbrook is ill with the stress of trying to save London from invaders and you lot give him a hard time. Is it no wonder he likes the odd tipple?

The real treaths to this country is the likes of Tulip, irishtony. ketlan, anti fascist, wes, barbara kawasaki and the rest of the anti BNPers

Mr X said...

"That Griffin should invite this hardline nazi to help celebrate his election to the European Parliament at the BNP annual festival shows yet again that the BNP’s claim to legitimacy is just a pretence and that Griffin has not moved far from his fascist roots."

That says it all really.

Mr Potter said...

"the BNP will thrive over this publicity though"

I don't see that. Although they always claim that any publicity is good publicity, I don't see how inviting a nazi to their knees-up is going to help convince anyone they're not nazis or do them any favours at all.

Anonymous said...

I don't see any mention of this on any of the mainstream media sites at all.

Anonymous said...

"On top of that Simon darby our second in command is currently refusing to pay his TV license as a dispute about their left wing PC liberal ideals"

Good, let's hope he gets done and goes to jail.

Very ex etc said...

"Strange how other child-friendly vermin like Mark Collett and Dave Hannam have never been dropped by Nick Griffin...."

Makes you wonder about Nick Griffin himself.

There are a lot of rumours about Griffin, him and Webster, him and Jackie and Martin Reynolds and his ex, him and Mark Collett, him and Arthur Kemp, even him and Jim Dowson. Who knows what's true?

DT said...

This is going to fuck up their 10th anniversary RWB. No best guest speaker. Oh dear. LOL

My response exactly. :D

Anonymous said...

Where the hell do all these Nazi nutjobs come from for Christs sake and how many more still are in the woodwork

Jackie.

Mark Collette said...

According to the BNP website on Saturday there will be a "Children’s FUN Pull". I'll definitely be going along to that!

Anonymous said...

Bye bye Mr Wigington. So sorry you couldn't stay to enjoy the sight of a couple of hundred drunk thugs throwing up and trying to concentrate on Nick Griffin's droning speech where he goes on about the poor old indigenous white people of this glorious nation etc etc. Lucky you, you'll be back in the States. Still never mind, at least you won't be getting food poisoning from undercooked burgers (remember that Mr G?).

underlined squiggle said...

"Wiginton spearheaded US support for Griffin during his trial for inciting racial hatred, setting up an online petition calling on the British government to drop the prosecution."

So much for his support then LOL

MYOB said...

"There are a lot of rumours about Griffin, him and Webster, him and Jackie and Martin Reynolds and his ex, him and Mark Collett, him and Arthur Kemp, even him and Jim Dowson."

Him and Dowson? Is that why he seems to be flavour of the month then?

Barbara said...

Let the BNP have their wretched rip-off 'festival'. Every year a few more members will get the message about how they are being exploited, over and over, without any real return.
Begging letters, rip-off merchandise, fund-raisers, over-priced bevvies and barbecue, hierarchical membership fees, more begging letters - even the dimmest member MUST be getting some glimmer of the real underlying truth of how they are being used.

Anonymous said...

"Him and Dowson? Is that why he seems to be flavour of the month then?"

I think it's more that Griffin is making shitloads of money by ripping off the BNP membership via Dowson's crap but successful begging letters. Dowson loves it because he's taking 80% of all the income - he's fucking raking it in. The sheep in the BNP are being fleeced twice - once by that theiving bastard Griffin and once by that fucker Dowson.

Anonymous said...

So Mr Griffin prasied the fruit loop as one of the few who "understands the importance of image". Do take another look at the photo - he is joking right?

Anonymous said...

Is big Martin blowing Griffin?

Anonymous said...

"I think it's more that Griffin is making shitloads of money by ripping off the BNP membership via Dowson's crap but successful begging letters. Dowson loves it because he's taking 80% of all the income"

I've heard this several times now. How strange that the BNP membership don't seem to care. Suckers.

Jace said...

This from the Guardian report

"The BNP today denied reports that Wiginton was due to speak at the festival. Simon Darby, the party's deputy leader, said: "I know Preston, he is an American chap. He came to last year's Red, White and Blue and was coming to this year's but they wouldn't let him in for some reason. He wasn't coming to speak.""

What a lying bastard Darby is.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I can ever remember Donkey Darby EVER telling the truth in one of his press statements!

Red Flag said...

I guess this was Searchlight's little RWB gift to the BNP.

Any chance of a comment?

eric the fish said...

Another begging letter from Cyclops:

"Andrew and I will of course be giving the promised 10% of our salaries (pre-tax) to good causes in our constituencies, but the other Euro monies, €17k for staff and €4k for offices per month is locked down legally and can only be used for parliamentary work. Any breach of this and we could be de-registered - in effect, the BNP would be banned.

As you know, our affairs, more than any other party, will be scrutinised to death. That's why we have employed an independent professional accountant to act as 'Paying Agent' for us. Unfortunately many in the party don't understand the stringent rules on European finances and wrongly think that the party is now financially well off!

This is not only incorrect but it has led to the central Party now being under incredible pressure. In short, we are cash strapped. We threw everything we had at the Election Campaign, and why not, we won didn't we! But our success has unleashed the furies of hell against us, now our very existence is being challenged, and it is costing us dear!"

What was it Barnum said?

Anonymous said...

old dowson hates with a passion all that kkk stuff, thats why he aint at rwb.

eric the fish said...

BNP site down by the looks of it. Not sure how long for:)
(as of 21.52 Friday)
Pergaps they haven't paid the leccy bill!

Marianne said...

""The BNP today denied reports that Wiginton was due to speak at the festival. Simon Darby, the party's deputy leader, said: "I know Preston, he is an American chap. He came to last year's Red, White and Blue and was coming to this year's but they wouldn't let him in for some reason. He wasn't coming to speak."

"What a lying bastard Darby is."

You can always tell when Darby and the rest of them are lying.

Their lips move.

Anonymous said...

Wendy Russel the RWB organiser stated that the turnout so far on the first day of the event was very disapointing. Only 420 people have arrived compared to 2500 on the first day last year.

Anonymous said...

BNP Website is down because the Webmasater "Simon Bennet" has been sacked by Griffin. Bennet pulled the plug out of the website and is said to be inconsolable and furious with Griffin.

Radio3listener said...

The BNP website is still down as of now (1140h Saturday 15th) this is VERY interesting, a split at the core of the party and at RWB weekend as well!

Upsetten Sie der BNP Fuhrer at your peril!!

Anonymous said...

Griffin could always call on the services of South African church bomber turned Welsh country gent Lambertus Nieuwhof to manage his website. Which beggars the question 'what's Bennett gonna do now to spite Griffin?'

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