December 13, 2009

Of infiltrators, liars and cheapskates...

In the latest BNP begging letter - sorry, newsletter - Nick Griffin (or rather, Paul Golding, for it is he who usually writes this rubbish) is still trying to get the party's tired and bored membership irate about the supposed 'sting' by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, where the EHRC 'attempted to entrap the BNP by planting fake ethnic recruits and getting them to join our Party'. If they were allowed to.

Regular readers will know that, despite the BNP's continued claim that its meetings are open to all who wish to attend, they suddenly become exclusive (see here and here) if someone who happens to be darker than Griffin himself attempts to walk through the door. BNP members generally have failed to show any real sign that they are indignant about such tactics because, after all, it's one way of seeing how racist the party remains and that is, when you get right down to it, what the Equality and Human Rights Commission is all about. Naturally, that doesn't stop Griffin/Golding fuming about the 'arrogant, anti-British immigrant agitator Trevor Phillips' and seething through gritted teeth 'doesn't it make you absolutely livid with rage!'. Well, no, actually. The party membership doesn't appear to care one way or the other.

As if this isn't enough to make a podgy, Holocaust-denying, racist incandescent with fury, the newsletter goes on to fume about how the EHRC 'forced us into accepting a freeze on our membership list', conveniently forgetting or choosing to ignore the fact that Griffin himself offered to freeze the membership pending the conclusion of the case. Nobody was forced into anything but the truth has never been an important part of Nick Griffin's make-up. One does wonder though, why Griffin should tell such an obvious lie, and the reason is revealed a little further on;
'Before the European Elections, we announced that in the event of victory the BNP would contest every single seat in the entire country in the forthcoming General Election...now, we find ourselves cash strapped and are consequently having to drastically scale back our General Election plans. Gutting as it is, there is nothing we can do about it! If you want to blame someone, blame the tax-guzzling foreigner Trevor Phillips.'
Well, no. We've known when the next election was going to take place for at least a year and even the incompetent accountants of the BNP could have managed to tuck some money away for it, if it hadn't all been spent on getting the pig farmer into Brussels - a complete waste of time if, God help the people of Barking, he wins there and resigns his EU seat. But we're veering away from the subject. According to the quote above, the BNP was going to stand for every seat in the country? I think not. At £500 deposit per seat and 646 seats, that would cost £323,000, to say nothing of the cost of leaflets, posters, ads and God only knows what else goes into a GE campaign. Was the BNP ever likely to have £323,000 plus to throw away on a pointless countrywide full-slate? No, is the simple answer. And considering some of the morons the party puts up at the moment (the useless slob Mike Ashburner and the insane religious freak and liar Robert West spring to mind) it wouldn't be able to find enough candidates who were mentally capable of standing in the seats anyway.

What has become very clear from the machinations around the EHRC court case, is that Griffin has used the membership issue to tell lies to both the public and the membership of the BNP itself. Using the oft-repeated dictum that a lie that's told often enough will eventually be believed, Griffin has repeatedly stated as fact that the EHRC has frozen the BNP's membership - or that it is at least responsible for that freeze, and that the freeze is itself responsible for the BNP being unable to stand in every seat in the coming GE. Complete lies, all from Griffin. Griffin himself proposed the freeze on new members, there was NEVER an intention to stand a full-slate and the first lie is now being used to support the second. For what purpose? Money, what else? Wherever you find Griffin, you find money, and he is only interested in himself and those who can be used to further his own 'career', 99% of which involves getting and staying rich.

Griffin has been able to tack a whole lot of other lies on to these to make his begging letter more acceptable to a weary membership, throwing in a few impressive (though unlikely) numbers to make the whole thing appear authentic;
'To give you an example of the scale of the problem, since the freeze we have had some 6,000 new, fresh people try to join the BNP...if we do a modest calculation and reduce that number to 3,000, that is a potential £105,000 that Phillips and Co have robbed us of...those lost funds would have allowed the BNP to drive its way through the quiet Christmas period and launch an impressive General Election campaign the likes of which have never been seen in Britain.'
Ignoring the bullshit about the General Election, that's a most peculiar paragraph. Are these 6,000 mythical people who tried to join after the freeze began so fickle that 50% of them will go off and join another party? Are they so annoyed at not being able to join up that they churlishly turn away from politics in a fit of pique? Or is it simply that the figures are made up to diguise the fact that the BNP is haemorrhaging members (either to the National Front or simply off into the non-political void according to the rumours we hear) following the news that the party may be forced to accept non-whites into it no matter what the undeniably racist membership thinks, and Griffin is trying desperately to convince the existing members that the party is still growing? The latter, I suspect. The truth will, of course, out. When the freeze is over, these three (or six) thousand can join if they actually exist, giving a tremendous boost to the party's income just before the GE campaign. They won't of course because they don't exist.

And the point of all these lies in a single Chairman's newsletter? I don't really have to tell anyone, do I? Money. Increase your membership to Gold/buy a lifetime membership/send us a donation - it all equates to the same thing - give us your dosh.

Just one question for the BNP membership: where are the accounts? Your hard-earned donations are going to the party to pay for the fines incurred by the leadership's incompetence - if the accounts aren't in by January 1st, the fine could hit £1,000. Is this a good use of your donations?

And while we're on the subject of money, many of you may remember Nick Griffin's promise to donate 10% of his Euro Parliament earnings to the party. As this is illegal, Griffin was forced (though I doubt if he was forced against his will) to rescind his offer and as an alternative has now made a contribution to what the BNP calls the English Fair Fund - a BNP-run fake fund designed to bolster little projects in which the BNP are already involved or from which donation the party can gain some propaganda return. This week saw the FIRST donation from Nick Griffin towards this fund and after six months in the job and taking around £45,000 off the taxpayer for himself, all he could muster up was a measly and Ebenezer Scrooge-like £150. The tight bastard.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

This week saw the FIRST donation from Nick Griffin towards this fund and after six months in the job and taking around £45,000 off the taxpayer for himself, all he could muster up was a measly and Ebenezer Scrooge-like £150. The tight bastard.

You're not kidding!

Anonymous said...

This is going to hit griffin in the face with a vengance,many members are now waking up to what a capitalist bastard the bloke really is and the BNP is really griffin plc.Especially after putting his daughter on the payroll and theres still another 3siblings to come ?

NN said...

There isn't one BNP member who isn't sick to death of this endless stream of begging letters. All the members I know have long since stopped donating and after seeing all he donated to the fund was £150 I'd imagine most others will too.

Anonymous said...

It is true that Nick Griffin will use every excuse he can to demand more money from party members, and does not baulk at telling lies, but there are some inaccuracies in this article.

It does seem from reports in the more reliable press that the EHRC stupidly tried to get BME staff members to join the BNP, so not a "supposed sting".

Although it is true that Griffin offered the membership freeze and was not forced into it, the offer was part of a deal to buy time. We don't know whether he would have got the three-month adjournment otherwise. I doubt that he wanted a membership freeze as an excuse for not standing a full slate in the general election. There are plenty of other ways he could have wriggled out of that one, eg not the most effective use of resources. A membership freeze does not benefit the BNP because, as every salesperson knows, you need to sign people up as soon as they express interest or they are likely to change their mind.

Nevertheless the stated 6,000 expressions of interest is undoubtedly another big lie.

Unfortunately many BNP candidates in the general election will have their deposit returned because in many areas they will achieve 5% of the vote, so the £323,000 is not an absolute cost. And there are no further costs to standing a "paper candidate" as leaflets and campaigning are not compulsory. As parliamentary candidates do not need to show any ties with the constituency (unlike in council elections), it would not be that hard for the party to put up a full slate if they wanted to. However there is not much point to it and the BNP might prefer not to stand in constituencies where they could not mount a proper campaign or are unlikely to retain their deposit, rather than bring home hundreds of poor results.

We have not known for at least a year when the general election will take place. We still don't know. There is increasing speculation about an election on 25 March, which would limit everyone's campaign including that of the BNP. The government only needs to give about three weeks' notice.

The BNP accounts need to be submitted to the Electoral Commission by 7 January to avoid the fine going up from £500 to £1,000, not 1 January.

It would not be illegal for Griffin to donate 10% of his salary to the BNP. It would only be illegal for the BNP to require him to do that as a condition of being a candidate. As far as I recall, he has long promised to give 10% of his salary to local causes. The point is that he has played this up as the answer to all his region's problems, when in fact it amounts to just £700 a month, of which he appears only to have actually given the £150 you mention.

Finally, if Griffin were to win in Barking, his MEP seat will be offered to the next candidate on the North West list, Martin Wingfield, and if he doesn't want the job, the next person. So Griffin's victory in the North West will only have been a waste of time if he cannot persuade someone else on the candidates list to take over.

Dave said...

"Griffin's victory in the North West will only have been a waste of time if he cannot persuade someone else on the candidates list to take over."

Griffins 'victory' in the North West wull be a wast of time for those who voted for Nick Griffin. They didn't vote for Martin Wingfield and a lot of them would have voted for NG because he was a known face. If he'd rather have stood for Parliament, why didn't he wait and stand in the GE? Because he wanted the money one way or the other.

Mark Smollett said...

I see Sharon Ebanks is off on one over at NWN again, curiously at the same time as Antifascist writes about BNP money. Is Antifascist actually Sharon Ebanks?

"Nicholas and Jackie Griffin trade as? The Trafalgar Club Every single penny going into the TC actually goes into a joint bank account held in their names.

All monies and property owned by the Griffins is held in his wifes name.

Mark Collett and secret partner Nicholas Griffin of Vanguard Promotions (which under electoral law should be included in the BNP accounts as it is in fact a BNP party subsiduary) Overcharged the BNP membership by £40,000 for printing during the recent European elections. I know you always wanted to know how Collett could afford handmade Italian shoes, a BMW, Armani suits, and a swish flat

The printing of the leaflets was not allowed to go out to tender.

James Dowson takes 71/2% of every penny raised in the BNP, and all fundraising must go through the Dowson

Simon Darby is the real treasurer of the BNP. Reddall is just being used to sign the cheques etc

Why have the BNP accounts not been signed off yet? Because certain people are afraid to sign them off because large donations have been made that have not been declared to the EC.

What can you do about it? BIG FAT ZERO"

Mark Richbastard said...

"It does seem from reports in the more reliable press that the EHRC stupidly tried to get BME staff members to join the BNP, so not a "supposed sting"."

Its a "supposed sting' because its not any kind of sting, its just the EHRC doing its job. Seems pretty clear to me.

wogerino said...

Speaking of BNP liars and cranks the Southern Poverty Law Center has included in the Winter 2009 edition of its Intelligence Report an article entitled "Children of Hate" which is about the children of white supremacists/neo-nazis overcoming their parents warped ideological indoctrination.

http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=1110

In the final part of this article we read the story of ARTHUR KEMP´s son Stephan and how he overcame years of Kemp´s indoctrination and insanity.

James C said...

"We have not known for at least a year when the general election will take place."

Everyone has known the general election would be this year for ages. What's your problem? Stop trying to split hairs.

"Unfortunately many BNP candidates in the general election will have their deposit returned because in many areas they will achieve 5% of the vote"

That's crap and you know it. Local elections are completely different from general elections, people tend to vote for the main parties (if they bother at all). The BNP will maybe get a couple of deposits back and that'll be it.

"The BNP accounts need to be submitted to the Electoral Commission by 7 January to avoid the fine going up from £500 to £1,000, not 1 January."

Gosh, a mistake. Ketlan, you bad bastard you. Who the fuck cares? It's the beginning of January. The point's made.

Barbara said...

It is incredible that BNP members have not yet seen through the charlatans and con-artists who run the party.
They are so quick to see conspiracy theories all around except in their own organisation.

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iliacus said...

Can I offer a further possible explanation for the "recruitment freeze"?

On 31 December each year the BNP closes its accounts for the year, and is required to lodge said accounts [which include details of membership] with the Electoral Commission by 30 June the following year ..... yes, I know they never manage it, and this year is worse than most ... BUT what emerges each year is that the claims during the year of 'booming membership' , 'Britain's fastest growing political party' etc etc are a load of baloney.

Each year Griffin needs an excuse for the reality not matching his bombast during the year. Usually he can blame it on infiltrators, Sadie Graham, sacked treasurers etc

For 31 Dec 2009 he can blame the membership freeze and the EHRC.

When he publishes and people see the low membership he can come out with b****hit along the lines of "our true support was 5-6,000 higher than the published figure, which was artificially depressed by the freeze imposed by EHRC, ZOG, LibLabCon, Trevor Philips etc etc etc"

Anonymous said...

Cheeky neo-Nazi troll, 'eh?

Anonymous said...

"That's crap and you know it. Local elections are completely different from general elections, people tend to vote for the main parties (if they bother at all). The BNP will maybe get a couple of deposits back and that'll be it."

A lot of people are disillusioned with all three main parties, which was not the case in 2005. Granted many will not vote at all, but there will be enough people who have voted BNP in local elections, who will not care whether Labour or the Tories win and so will vote the same way in the general election. A party only needs 5% to save a deposit.

Anonymous said...

Griffin did not donate £150 to anyone. He explains to bnp TV, as he hands a cheque over to Sharon Wilkinson that he was paid 100 euros a while back for filling in a survey. He adds that he has "topped up" the 100 euros with about £60 from his expenses.

What a charlatan! He also had a face like a slapped arse as he parted with the cheque.

I thought I'd share this comment from Newcasle bnp facebook:
Peter Curry
i want 2 join 2 so i signed up and got leaflets thru the door constantley asking 4 money each week or month of course i want 2 join but im paying fuk all me like fuk that
Yesterday at 9:41pm · Report

SL said...

Anonymous of 12.55pm sounds like Golding to me.

Anonymous said...

peter curry of newcastle sounds just like the kind of chap who would feel at home in the bnp. pity he changed his mind about joining.

Anonymous said...

They didn't vote for Martin Wingfield and a lot of them would have voted for NG because he was a known face.

Which is probably why he stood knowing it would increase their party vote. Euro votes are different than 'First past the post' ones.