September 26, 2009

Bond of hate: The BNP and the British Freedom Fighters

What’s on under the suit? Two faces of Shaun Grimsley.
(Skrewdriver was a leading Nazi bonehead band.)
The BNP has shunned the old image of the “boots and braces” skinhead, instead favouring cheap suits, old school shoes and tacky gold jewellery. Simon Cressy proves that the neo-nazi bootboys in the BNP haven’t gone away.

When John Tyndall formed the British National Party in 1982 it inherited a large number of skinhead followers from both the National Front and the British Movement. Tyndall was quite happy with this as he saw the skinheads as the natural foot soldiers of his racist ideology.

After Nick Griffin took over the party leadership in 1999 the attitude towards skinheads cooled. Griffin realised that skinheads did not equate to votes (or membership fees) and publicly shunned them.

However the reality is somewhat different. Last month Searchlight revealed that Eliots Bistro, the Nuneaton pub run by the BNP’s new West Midlands organiser, Alwyn Deacon, hosted a nazi shindig.

Embarrassingly for the BNP, which holds meetings in the pub, and for Deacon, photographs were taken of the drunken event which show skinhead members of the nazi British Freedom Fighters (BFF) along with members of the violent Racial Volunteer Force giving Nazi salutes outside the premises. The incident caused some anger among BNP organisers in the West Midlands and at least one, Chris Turner of Coventry, resigned his position because of it.

But the links between the BFF and the BNP do not stop there. Also pictured with the BFF at Eliots Bistro is Shaun Grimsley, who claims to be the West Midlands commander of the BFF.

Grimsley is the BNP candidate for a Cannock Chase District Council by-election in Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury ward on 15 October 2009. He also admits to being a member of the NF and associated with Blood and Honour, the nazi skinhead organisation.

He says he attended the English Defence League protest in Birmingham on 8 August, which ended in violence, and intends to be present if the EDL marches in Manchester as planned in October.

Grimsley is an unabashed National Socialist. One statement on his Facebook site reads “Hail The British Freedom Fighters, I am a Nazi HAHAHAHAHAHA 88 red scum”. The number 88 is code for HH – Heil Hitler”. Commenting about Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s deputy, Grimsley wrote: “The man I most admire ever”.

When one of his friends made a lengthy posting about the London nail bomber David Copeland, who killed three innocent people including a pregnant woman and injured 129 others, Grimsley left the chilling note “Hero 88”.

Another BFF nazi from the photographs taken outside Eliots Bistro was part of a contingent of Liverpool BNP activists who handed out leaflets outside the TUC Congress in Liverpool last month.

He is believed to be close to Liam Pinkham from Wirral, yet another BFF activist who visited Deacon’s pub. Pinkham was arrested with three others at the BNP’s European election victory rally in Blackpool in June and was charged with racially aggravated intentional harassment.

Pinkham also pleaded guilty to intentionally causing harassment to bookshop staff in July after he took part in a BNP rally in Liverpool city centre. Staff said he burst into the News From Nowhere bookshop and threatened to burn it down.

Griffin claims he does not want nazis in the BNP. We await news of the expulsion of these BFF activists.

Hope Not Hate

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of former BNP Membership Secretary Lee Windridge, and Uncle Fester from the Addams Family! Will people really want to vote for such a scary looking creature with Halloween so close....

eric the fish said...

Why is not interesting the press?

Jamie The Antifascist said...

The sooner we can publish leaflets containing info on this proud nazi the better, the BNP won't stand a chance in this by-election if the people of Cannock Chase knew the real Shaun Grimsley...

btw, I thought B & H, BFF were both proscribed terrorist organisations? How dumb must you be to say that you're the BFF "commander" for the West Midlands?!

& what exactly is he commanding? an invisble army of proud fascist skinheads? cause I haven't seen anything yet!

Anonymous said...

''I thought B & H, BFF were both proscribed terrorist organisations?''

That's funny that, I thought the BFF were pointless nobodies who can barely spell, speak or think.

Will everybody stop mentioning their name please. They're losers, absolute unmitigated losers!

Simple as that. It really isn't good to big these people up into something they aren't.

Tossers and idiots that's it.

EDL Suck! said...

"He says he attended the English Defence League protest in Birmingham on 8 August, which ended in violence, and intends to be present if the EDL marches in Manchester as planned in October".

This goes to prove the EDL Casuals are 100% neo-nazi, the evil racist fuckers.

The EDL are just the British Freedom Fighters and Combat18 under another alias. No wander they are keen to fight anyone who disagrees with the bastards, on the streets!

Anonymous said...

Apparently there dropping like flies in the West Midlands since Alwyn Deacon and Mike ecky thump Bell were put in charge who cant organise a piss up in eliots wine bar between them.

Jamie The Antifascist said...

From HnH:

BNP Blame Zionists for EDL:

BNP leader Nick Griffin has claimed that the English Defence League is being manipulated and directed by Zionists to create a race war on the streets of Britain. Trying to distance the BNP from any potential problem, Griffin and his deputy Simon Darby have set out in a audio message their position on the hooligan-based group.

And surprise, surprise – it’s all the fault of the Zionists. Griffin explains how he initially thought the EDL was a State-sponsored honey trap to embarrass the BNP but now he doesn’t believe that even they would do that. In fact, he argues, there are far more sinister forces at work.

It is Simon Darby who begins to point the light on those behind the EDL. “It’s been set up by a powerful organisation,” he tells his leader. “People with the power to manipulate, who are used to manipulating and have the organisational structure, the facility and the financial clout to promote it.”

Full story at HnH and WMU

Anonymous said...

Apparently there dropping like flies in the West Midlands since Alwyn Deacon and Mike ecky thump Bell were put in charge who cant organise a piss up in eliots wine bar between them.

The nazi pub is now closed,rumours have it his lovely wife(sarcasm)turned the beer sour. lol