May 22, 2010

From the bunker - desperate Griffin blames Bennett

Wildly flailing about for ideas to head off growing rank and file disaffection and to find scapegoats for the widespread demoralisation of the BNP membership in the wake of a disastrous general election performance, Nick Griffin has determined to fix much of the blame for his own abject incompetence on ousted webmaster Simon Bennett.

In an email sent on Friday afternoon, Griffin writes:
At the height of the General Election campaign, at a time when millions of leaflets were hitting doorsteps around the country, our website was destroyed by a treacherous former employee.

This unforgiveable act of treason contributed to the loss of dozens of election deposits around the country. [Our emphasis]

For several weeks a group of loyal Party officials and volunteers have been working hard getting the entire BNP internet operation up and running once again.

"It has been a hard slog but now things are moving once again. Instead of depending on one person to run the entire BNP cyberspace presence we now have a team of people working together, technicians, designers, writers and moderators," said BNP webmaster Paul Golding.
The idea that the loss of the BNP's website cost the party any votes at all is inane and is already being ridiculed for the fiction it is by formerly loyal Griffinites.

In the past few days leading figures in the BNP have taken out a free blogspot called "The BNP Truth Chronicles - Countering the smears, lies, crackpots and traitors" aimed squarely at vilifying Simon Bennett. The location of the blogspot has been widely disseminated, not least by tame poodles "Bev Kerry" of the snake-pit VNN, and the cringingly sycophantic Paul Morris (who has sacked the entire moderating team of his barely visited grovel-fest of a forum).

Scales have been falling from previously unquestioning BNP eyes by the hundred since the magnitude of the BNP reverse became apparent as the hours of May 7th ticked on. The myth of Nick Griffin's infallibility has been firmly pricked. Formerly pliant members are now admitting that his Question Time performance was a disaster, that the BNP's Euro "success" was not quite what it seemed, and that the party's Griffin-led general election "strategy" was a complete failure.

The more intelligent of the grass roots and middle-ranking members aren't buying Griffin's excuses or his crude attempts to scapegoat Simon Bennett, and seem fairly resolute in their demand that Griffin stand down from the leadership.

Griffin is undoubtedly watching and waiting to see who comes forward to head up any putative rebellion, the name most talked about being that of Eddy Butler, who left the Barking and Dagenham count openly discussing ways and means of deposing Griffin with Richard Barnbrook.

Butler, of course, is already in the frame to take a share of the blame for Griffin's ineptitude, while it is believed that Barnbrook continues to smoulder that he was abruptly shoved aside as the BNP's Barking PPC by the carpet-bagging Griffin on the promise that he would lead the BNP group on Barking and Dagenham Council - an empty promise, as it turned out, and one which inevitably angered drink loving street-fighter Bob Bailey, the sitting group leader, who resigned as the BNP's London organiser this week.

In the meantime the beleaguered Griffin has launched his standard containment strategy of shifting the blame for his own yawning deficiencies and smearing his enemies as traitors and plants, a strategy he has deployed with unimaginative predictability ever since he first rose to exceedingly minor prominence in the 1980s National Front.

Previously untroubled backwaters of the Internet, where BNP members debated in a quietly deranged way among themselves while contending with the odd anti-fascist interloper, have become targets for blunt but counter-productive Griffinite and Covert Tactics trolling, notably the BNP sub-forum at the British Democracy Forum, where BNP members and supporters are overwhelmingly in favour of change at the top of the BNP. A rash of quickly banned new arrivals whose presence threatened to turn BDF into a replica of VNN caused the forum's owners to institute a "zero tolerance" policy in tandem with "draconian moderating".

Zero tolerance is something practiced by Nick Griffin throughout his turbulent, purge-filled years as leader of the BNP. Self-preservation was never so well embodied in the being of one man. He isn't big enough to admit his failings and walk away. Self-sacrifice for the good of the cause isn't a thought that ever entered into his head. With a year to pass before local council elections are due, and several years to come before the next Euros, he has all the time in the world to identify his real and potential internal enemies and isolate them before danger threatens.

The question is, now that the spell of Griffin has been broken for so many, will those preparing to topple him - as we know they are - just for once have the wits and strategic sense to attempt to outsmart him on their own terms instead of his; that is to say, will they realise, as they fight over whatever remains of the BNP, that from the beginning a desperate Griffin can be relied upon to play dirty, and that there's very little point to upholding the Queensberry Rules when the man they are fighting has loaded his gloves with lead?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

"unforgiveable act of treason". Did he mean treachery or did he really mean treason? If he meant the latter he seems to have confused the BNP with the British state. The defeat obviously hasn't sunk in yet.

Anonymous said...

Barnbrook has been seen recently in Barking constantly pissed and mumbling incoherently. Click on the Mayor's Question Time and then drag on to 1 hour 54 minutes and 15 seconds on the media player to watch this half-wit, imbecile's comical performance in City Hall on Wednesday, Boris Johnson really takes the piss out of this fascist prat.


http://www.london.gov.uk/who-runs-london/assembly

Anonymous said...

2014 is the next European Election year. MEP's serve the EU Parliament for a 5 year term.

AndyMinion (BatsMan) said...

Thanks for another cracker, Denise. Keeping you busy aren't they? Rats in a sack.

Anonymous said...

"Griffin-led general election "strategy" "

What strategy? You mean, there was a strategy?! What? To lose as many deposits and council seats as possible.

Anonymous said...

"Boris Johnson really takes the piss out of this fascist prat."

V. Funny. Barnbrook comes across as a very bitter and pissed off moron. A totally isolated and rather pathetic figure stuck at the end of the table.

B31 Antifascist said...

Sit back and enjoy the show!!

Griffin seems to be comparing a simple political disagreement with people like Anthony Blunt and Guy Fawkes, and possibly even Abu Qatada! Anyone who doesn't agree with the leadership and that's that, they are traitors, undeserving of British citizenship, commie reds, parasites, Searchlight spies...send them to South Georgia immediately!


Politics is all about disagreeing - look at the Conservatives under Major in the 1990s or the David Owen saga in Labour (it's always happening in some form with Ukip) But as all of us know the heart and soul of Nicholas John Griffin BNP is not in democracy and fairness, more like 'what I say goes' Aryan nationalism/totalitarianism.

Don't know about the Man of Straw calling him Dr. Strangelove on QT, he's more like Judge Dredd!

Anonymous said...

"Moderators" - would those be the people who trawl comments on the BNP website/s removing everything that opposes the BNP

And the BNP criticise the left for curtailing their "free speech"!

Anonymous said...

B31 Antifascist said...
Sit back and enjoy the show!!

Griffin seems to be comparing a simple political disagreement with people like Anthony Blunt and Guy Fawkes, and possibly even Abu Qatada! Anyone who doesn't agree with the leadership and that's that, they are traitors, undeserving of British citizenship, commie reds, parasites, Searchlight spies...send them to South Georgia immediately!


Yup you have nailed him there. i left when i discovered the real agenda. I was a red, commie,spy etc. Griffin thinks hes at war and he has thick fucking generals like Jefferson.Hes as bad as 'new labor'.If you dont agree with griffins version of what is British your a red and likewise if you dont agree with the recently ousted labor your a racist.
Brown and Griffin split at birth ,one eye,half a brain

Anonymous said...

You play serious hardball with Griffin or you lose. Simple as.

Anonymous said...

There's an outside possibility of a parliamentary by-election in Barnsley Central, one of the BNP's top 10 seats. Labour MP Eric Illsley is due in court over his MP expenses. In theory this could result in imprisonment and expulsion from the Commons. It's still a bit early but it needs to be watched.

Anonymous said...

Griffo has never been held accountable for anything in his life. I blame the parents myself.

Anonymous said...

I think Marmite-gate was the start of the meltdown.

Anonymous said...

I've just been over to Simon Darby's blog. I think he's dead, or he might as well be.

Anonymous said...

Members are looking for a new leader. Someone who has no conections with anyone at the top. There will be no talk of a leadership challenge until they have the right person, and they don't care how long it takes. A nieghbour near me has been a member for some time, and she has this on good authority. This is bound to come out fairly soon I would think.

ken red said...

I suggest you read post 37 from Albert Manglesdorf(Peter Mullins) on british democracy forum thread How dangerous would a leadership challenge be?
What the new "malcontents" have done is fire at Griffin's weak spot - the financial improprities! Some have not been gentleman like the aforementioned Albert but gone straight to go by handing their eidence straight to the police! It will be interesting to see how long the leadership clique on the porridge!
http://www.democracyforum.co.uk/bnp/76733-how-dangerous-would-any-leadership-challenge-4.html#post863722

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've just been over to Simon Darby's blog. I think he's dead, or he might as well be


all the blogs are the same, wingfield aint posted for months,jefferson is getting less frequent..the only person still posting is barnes, sitting somewhere in his survival module surrounded by tinned food,bottled water and wearing his tin foil hat