August 08, 2009

What happened to the BNP's Great White Hope?

And about time, too!
Last month BNP London Assembly Member Richard Barnbrook failed to turn up at his Standards Hearing because of a "stress related illness"

He's due to appear again next week, but has so far failed to submit any evidence, or to confirm that he will attend. Doubts therefore remain about whether he will ever face the committee.

Since his non-apearance in Dagenham last month, he has been absent from all Assembly meetings, and all entries on his personal website have been removed. Meanwhile, his suspended assistant Simon Darby seems likely to stay with Nick Griffin in Brussels, and his other assistant Emma Colgate has already taken up another role within the BNP.

Rumours of a fallout with Griffin are doing the rounds, as many BNP members lose patience with their self-styled "Richard The Lionheart".

This is all a long way from his victory speech a year ago, where he railed against the 'corruption' of his critics and promised to sweep aside the 'nonsense of political correctness in City Hall'. So far this has involved little more that putting out three press releases (all within one ten-day period last October) and... well not much else really.

Aside from being told off for eating a banana, wearing silly outfits, and lying in a youtube video, his year has been a total non-event.

Yet if Richard Barnbrook is suspended next week, there is a danger that he could become the BNP's first ever political martyr. With the very real possibility of a six month suspension hanging above his head, Barnbrook could pose as the noble victim of a political witch hunt. Or he could just make a fool of himself as usual.

We'll all find out for ourselves next Wednesday afternoon. If he turns up.

The Tory Troll


MYOB said...

He wouldn't be counted as a martyr in or out of the BNP because everyone knows he's a drunken cunt.

Anonymous said...

Luv it.....under reconstruction.....the new Bionic man....we can rebuild him, at the cost of 4 packets of crisps and 2 pints of lager......


Anonymous said...

You made a mistake - it's the Great Beige Dope.

Bulletin said...

"Friday, 7 August 2009
The week ahead at the London Assembly

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Standards Committee (Hearing Sub-Committee)
2pm in the Chamber, Civic Centre,
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,
Rainham Road North,
Dagenham, RM10 7BN

Members of the Committee will meet concurrently with Members of Barking and Dagenham's Standards Sub-Committee (Hearing) and consider an allegation of a breach of the code of conduct against Richard Barnbrook AM.

This meeting will be open to media and the public, although the Sub-Committee may resolve to go into private session in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972."

Go along and have a laugh at Dicky - assuming he can be bothered to turn up.

Jamie The Antifascist said...

Guess it's time to go back into directing gay porno dicky :)

Anonymous said...

He will not be the first BNP martyr, that accolade goes to former BNP councillor and Tipton publican James Lloyd who lost his seat on Sandwell Council due to non attendance at council meetings and not nice goings on at his Nazi pub. The subsequent by election saw Labour take the seat back with the BNP candidate finishing THIRD!

Barnbrook will follow suit.

Anonymous said...

"it's the Great Beige Dope."

Stole my thunder there. Richard Barnbrook Great White Dope.

Anonymous said...

Barnbrook has been spotted recently, he's back on the bottle and franticly telephoning Lee Barnes is legal representative, who he hopes will turn up on the 12th. Try getting a seat at Dagenham Town Hall, if Barnes turns up it will be great entertainment. Rumours are Griffin has left Barnbrook out to dry!

Antifascist said...

'Try getting a seat at Dagenham Town Hall, if Barnes turns up it will be great entertainment.'

If Barnes or Barnbrook actually attend, I'll be very surprised. If they do though, we'd appreciate a report from someone who has been able to attend. :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised about 'poor' Dicky luv. Given his unusual past he always has seemed an unstable individual, even by the standards of British fascism which routinely attracts bizarre types. He is obviously going through some sort of mental trauma at the moment.

He could be the first of the current lot to jump ship and I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up leaving the bnp for a life in the wilderness.

Dick's Arse Dildo said...

Looks like Bumbrook is well and truly bummed!

Mista Whyte Kote said...

It's probably his denial of his true sexuality that has led to his mental breakdown.

So much for "hard-right" reprogramming groups that claim to change a person's sexuality.

If he came out as gay, he might well find himself free from a lot of his troubles.

Of course, his racism itself is a mental illness that needs addressing.

gerrymander said...

Bumbrook's baggage to Gri££in that he has decided he can do without, therefore he's got shut of him.

Bruno said...

What is it with Gay nazis?

Anonymous said...

Camp Freddie in meltdown? Nah, you just watch Lee Barnes (CSE grade 4 Law) come riding to the damsel's distress at the last minute.

We can't lose Freddie, he's a blast.

Anonymous said...

I can assure you all you will get a blow by blow account, but, as yet it looks to be very much on the cards that neither of them will turn up.

If there is any progress we will keep you informed


Antifascist said...

'If there is any progress we will keep you informed'

Excellent. Thanks, tulip. :-)

Anonymous said...

The weather this summer's been bollocks and I'm feeling a bit miserable and charlied off. Let's now have a bit of BNP fun with Barnbrook leaving the party, Griffin saying he wasn't pushed, Barnbrook saying he was, and another famous BNP split similar to the Auty/Graham affair of a couple of years ago.

Oh and of course both men calling the other a Nazi!

Anonymous said...

If its true Barnbook wants griffin to relinquish leadership who would Barnbrook have as the new leader, Barnbrook is popular with the BNP causeof his activism - not his brains, so he's unlikely to win any challenge. Cant think of anyone else though whos been in the party or has a high enough profile to challenge after the last purgings

Anonymous said...

If Barnbrook is relying on 'legal beagle' Lee, then he's in serious trouble!