May 02, 2010

BNP 'star' quits to expose racist party

Simon Nicholson (left) with racist buffoon Nick Griffin
A rising star of the BNP has quit the party so he can expose Nick Griffin and his cronies for what they really are...incompetent racist thugs.

Ex-soldier Simon Nicholson joined the party in 2007, believing leader Griffin's claim that the party was no longer racist and would campaign on local issues. He was even praised by Griffin when Simon came within 16 votes of overturning a 1,000-vote Labour majority on Cumbria County Council.

But after growing disillusioned with the party's racism, Simon agreed to work with the Sunday Mirror just before and during this General Election campaign. For nearly three months he kept a diary exposing the sickening racist extremism of BNP members and the true face of the party's far-right views.

Simon, 37, got right to the heart of the BNP 's election machine, At one rally in the North West, he watched as Griffin branded women in burkhas "big, black crows". At a meeting in Cumbria, BNP National Organiser Clive Jefferson hit out at plans for a Muslim school in Burnley, labelling the scheme "a breeding programme". Other BNP activists criticised mixed marriages and branded an area of London which has a large black community as "Coon City".

Simon also secretly filmed senior figures admitting how Griffin had taken advantage of the generous expenses system for Euro-MPs, bragging that "we play them at their own game".

Simon told the Sunday Mirror: "What I found was a party dominated by thugs who were still obsessed by race - and Griffin was the worst of the lot. The British National Party is a shambles and Griffin is telling lies to voters when he says he has the answers to their problems."

A history Of Hatred

Fascist John Tyndall formed the British National Party in 1982 after a split in the farright National Front movement. The party quickly gained a reputation for racism, anti-semitism and intimidation of opponents but won its first council seat in 1993 in London's Tower Hamlets.

Under Nick Griffin, made leader in 1999, the party has made further gains and last year won two seats in the European Parliament. In March the BNP was forced by the courts to allow non-whites to join the party.

Revealed: their sick world

'Muslims are going to fly the black flag of Islam over Downing St ' - Nick Griffin in Blackburn

Here is a selection of entries from the diary kept by Simon Nicholson during his time in the BNP...

Saturday Feb 13

Drive overnight from Cumbria for "national day of action" in Barking, where "the boss" Nick Griffin is standing against Labour MP Margaret Hodge. Arrive at hotel and see a couple of Orthodox Jewish men in the street. Regional Organiser Clive Jefferson mutters: "Look at those fucking Yids." Three of us crammed into tiny room, Clive rants about Muslims gang-raping "our women" and mixed marriages making him sick.

Griffin puts a couple of leaflets in letterboxes but barely speaks to a single local voter. Chaperoned through a few empty streets with two security cars and his bodyguards. Later 30 members, including Griffin and other ex-National Front members, gather at The Crown pub in Epping Forest.

A party veteran tells us he used to live in Edmonton but moved out after it became "Coon City". Hates Enfield - "they're breeding like rabbits" - and didn't think much of the BNP's target area of East London today: "They'll fucking blow the place up. I couldn't wait to leave there after what I saw today."

Thursday Feb 18

At a pub in Sandwith, Cumbria. Clive Jefferson claims "teams of militant Asians and Islamics" will be trying to infiltrate the party. But makes clear new constitution allowing ethnic minority members will be phrased carefully so even those who pledge loyalty to the BNP will be outcasts.

When Sikh member Rajinder Singh's name comes up, one member shouts "black bastard". Another asks: "What are we supposed to call them when they come to meetings? Niggers? They like being called niggers, don't they?" Clive suggests putting local Muslims "under surveillance" at Friday prayers and claims Burnley has metal detectors because kids have been stabbing each other in race rows.

Has a go at plan for all-girl Muslim school there, falsely claiming it will house 5,000 Muslims. Calls it "a breeding programme".

Later communications officer Martin Wingfield admits Euro-MPs Griffin and Andrew Brons - despite slamming MPs over expenses - are gladly milking the generous EU system for all it's worth.

"We play them at their own game", he says, then reveals BNP support is dropping off a cliff ahead of General Election. He warns: "Suddenly our votes are tailing off. They're going down and we can't understand why."

Weds and Thur Mar 16-17

Just 10 card-carrying members on big trip to see Griffin at EU parliament, with another 28 of the 50 seats filled by random crowd, mostly blokes picked up around Cumbria - some necking vodka. Hellish journey. At Brussels hotel a few of our lot spot two dark-skinned men and start banging the window and making monkey noises. On way to parliament, bus stops at traffic lights near a mosque - hard-core members smash their fists against window shouting abuse.

Told that on a recent trip to Brussels a BNP official spent the night in a brothel. We give that a miss. But our group, many of them out of their minds on booze, still causes chaos - reports of naked women running from room to room at 3.30am.

Journey back hellish, drunkenness and couples copping off. One female member hands in her card in disgust a few days later.

Sunday March 28

In charge of Griffin's security at Moorclose Hotel, Workington. He's massively paranoid, but his security team love all the cloak and dagger stuff. Would usually be hundreds here but only about 20 today. Reflects what people think - they feel cheated. Griffin's abandoned them and gone down South to campaign for a Westminster seat.

Griffin's answer to the scourge of knife crime: "Most of the disaffected youths carrying out knife crime and gun crime in London aren't ours at all - they're criminals from other countries. They can go back there." He claims Muslims "14 times more productive than us" and soon UK, Ireland, France and the Netherlands "will be Islamic".

In Blackburn, Griffin claims burkhas nothing to do with religion: "It's their way of saying, 'We're here, we're outbreeding you, your Government's paying us to take over and we're going to fly the black flag of Islam over your No 10 Downing Street'." Describes women in burkhas as "like big, black crows".

Thursday April 1

Civil war among the leadership. Total chaos. Jefferson says Mark Collett, the publicity director, has been sacked, because he was "a bad influence on the party". National organiser Eddy Butler and staff manager Emma Colgate have also left their posts - Clive getting Butler's job.

Bulletin for key staff later reveals allegations that officials plotted a "palace coup" against Griffin. Then Collett arrested over alleged threats to kill Griffin. All the talk is of a catastrophic split and massive dissatisfaction with Griffin.

Friday April 23

St George's Day in Sandwith - small event in local pub. Apparently there's been a massive cock-up with election leaflets and hundreds might be useless - Jefferson can't make the event because he's been up all night trying to sort it.

He's already in trouble for failing to take part in live web debate, answering questions from local voters. Campaign up here is in disarray.

Wednesday April 28

Unbelievable. Been asked to take a job at April 28 party's North West office in Wigton as well as standing in the next council elections. Party is falling apart at the seams and unpopular Griffin struggling to keep it together. Cock-ups left, right and centre and they can't get respectable people to work for them or stand in elections.

No way I could say yes. Regret ever joining them. I want to stand against them next year because now I know how bad they will be for working class people like us.

Mirror

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done Simon, a few other ex members will be vocal very soon to back you up. It wont hurt Griffin though

Mikey (from Barrow) said...

"Arrive at hotel and see a couple of Orthodox Jewish men in the street. Regional Organiser Clive Jefferson mutters: "Look at those fucking Yids." Three of us crammed into tiny room, Clive rants about Muslims gang-raping "our women" and mixed marriages making him sick."

Clive Jefferson is a total cunt.

Anonymous said...

Too true griffin thinks theres plenty more fish in the sea but the river is running dry and sharks cant survive without water.

Anonymous said...

"The British National Party is a shambles and Griffin is telling lies to voters when he says he has the answers to their problems."

How many times does that have to be reported before people start taking notice?

Cl*ve J*ffers*n said...

Clive Jefferson is a lovely, intelligent, law-abiding and thoughtful chap, not an almost-illiterate, racist, thick, drug-dealing, ignorant, violent, arse-licking, thuggish, toadying benefit fraudster, like everyone who meets him seems to think.

Anonymous said...

Wait till Jefferson gets the propaganda machine going, Simon has mental problems;hes a Marxist;hes a Trotsky;hes a red;hes a traitor blah blah blah they did it to Alby Walker.Alistair Barbour, Michaela Mackenzie; Donna Hancock;etc etc etc

Anonymous said...

OK people we've got less than a week to make sure every BNP member we can reach is made well aware of this - time to break out those Membership lists and get e-mailing, sharpish!

Anonymous said...

See the BNP are trying to smear the Mirror by bringing the Blackshirts into it...except that the picture of the article clearly says the author's name as Rothermere who as everyone knows was the owner of the Mail and the Mirror at that time...nice try guys.

http://bnp.org.uk/2010/05/the-daily-mirror-winston-churchills-prediction-come-true/

DS said...

It's good that the Mirror has kept this story for the final weekend before the GE but here's hoping that more of the media pile in with some more stories to make up for the shocking amount of soft press the BNP has been given, for instance, that ridiculously soft interview with Paxman last week, where Griffin was given the easiest ride I've seen anyone get from Paxo. Watching that made me wonder if the media was deliberately HELPING Griffin.

Anonymous said...

Jefferson sounds like a hardcoe nazi.

Shame the general public in Barking who don't read the Mirror won't get the chance to find out the truth about this violent fascist rabble.

Towards A Higher Man said...

Clive Jefferson works for searchlight. This article fools no one.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Simon has mended his ways and joined our fight against the Fash.
Sasha.

Kid England said...

Shame the general public in Barking who don't read the Mirror won't get the chance to find out the truth about this violent fascist rabble.

Worry ye not, Anon, Hope not Hate are already there!

Another victory. Congrats to Mr.Nicholson for quitting the (non-representative of the English working class) BNP.

B31 Antifascist said...

He should have gone to the BBC ITV or Sky, or failing that to the local press in Cumbria, I think.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFn-_9n6-70&

Mrs Duffy.

Anonymous said...

LOL that people think Clive Jefferson is standing in Barking.

He does seem to be spending quite a lot of time there as Griffin's agent, but he is in fact the BNP candidate for Copeland, Cumbria.

He hasn't been seen much around here which can only help his campaign.

Anonymous said...

If Jefferson's wife sees it she will dump him , he has sworn to her he is not a racist

Anonymous said...

Go Rudeboy! Go Rudeboy!

It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.

Anonymous said...

"He should have gone to the BBC ITV or Sky, or failing that to the local press in Cumbria, I think."

The local rag has gone soft on the BNP nowadays and wont say anything that they know of jefferson or other party members in cumbria , shamefull really when the editor is one of the leading lights of the press association

Anonymous said...

"OK people we've got less than a week to make sure every BNP member we can reach is made well aware of this - time to break out those Membership lists and get e-mailing, sharpish!"

That's not going to help anyone that knows about the BNP has quit only loyal arse lickers are sticking it out!

S said...

The BNP lie machine is at work again just like it was with Alby Walker.

"Labour Rag Pays Liar to Invent Smears on BNP
May 2, 2010 - By BNP News

The Labour-supporting Mirror rag, which pretends to be a newspaper, has resorted to paying people to lie about the British National Party for the sake of a made-up story, according to BNP national organiser Clive Jefferson.

Responding to a particularly pathetic smear story published in today’s edition of that newspaper, Mr Jefferson dismissed as “outlandish” and “pure lies” the vast majority of the claims made therein.

“The Mirror’s source was a person who had once stormed out of a BNP meeting and then left the party a few months ago,” Mr Jefferson said.

“He then came back a few weeks ago and said that he wanted to help us once again. Now it transpires that he had been paid £6,000 by the Mirror to manufacture a set of lies about the BNP which include things which I know for a fact were never said,” Mr Jefferson added.

“To make matters worse, he sent us a text message this morning from his mobile phone admitting that he had done it for money and asking for forgiveness.

“At least he was honest enough to say that he had made it up for money. It is sad that people can be persuaded to make these sorts of outrageous lies for the sake of money. The BNP will not, however, allow itself to be deflected by attacks of this nature.

“Quite frankly, if this is the worst they can throw at us — a pack of lies generated out of paid liars — then we have nothing to worry about,” Mr Jefferson concluded.

The text message from the Mirror’s source follows, complete with errors:

“As you wake up today you will find out im a traiter. It has not been easy.but i was contacted last week wot i was offered well it cleared debts .debts which were killing us.it is my opinion that you are all been taken for fools.while they line there pockets. I hope 1 day you forgive me it has not been easy as i like you guys and feel terrible . But thats politics as clive would sat ! Well all i can say is sorry to you all .”"

Bullshit all the way.

Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

Ahh, some of the 'loyalist' comments (together with atrocious spelling)on the nutzie website will make you giggle.

He he he he

Anonymous said...

Da da da da da da da da

Who do you think you are kiddidng, Mister....Griffin!'

It was on BBC2 again yesterday and, as I always do each time it gets re-repeated that is what I always sing along with!

Quite apt, I think!

Anonymous said...

The BNP always claimm this stuff is made up and complete lies. If it is then why don't the BNP simply sue the Mirror and make loads of money through a settlement?

Anonymous said...

"The BNP will not, however, allow itself to be deflected by attacks of this nature."

Everything of a contentious nature would be on tape. The Mirror's lawyers would have gone through the journalist's notes with a fine-tooth comb making sure all claims were backed up prior to publication.

That's why the BNP, and Jefferson individually, won't be suing.

Anonymous said...

My life is so dull by comparison. I must join soon and enjoy the frolics.