April 04, 2011

Newsflash – Chris Beverley defects to the English Democrats

Chris Beverley, a Leeds BNP stalwart and personal assistant to Andrew Brons, the BNP MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber has defected to the English Democrats Party (EDP) and is standing for them as a candidate in the forthcoming local elections in Leeds.

Beverley, who is also Brons Constituency Officer manager and the BNP’s long term link-man with the openly neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) in Germany is standing for the EDP in Morley South on 5 May. Beverley was also responsible for posting photographs of anti-BNP campaigners to Redwatch together with his then sidekick Mark Collett whose pronouncements on the virtues of the Hitler and the Third Reich became widely known as a result of the undercover television documentary Young, Nazi and Proud.

The move comes after Beverley, who is well liked and respected within the BNP, was recently suspended by the party chairman Nick Griffin as part of his on-going war on internal dissent within the party which has become increasingly vocal in its criticism of his lacklustre leadership.

Beverely who describes his decision to defect to the EDP as “huge” has promised to reveal his reasons to for defecting from the BNP tomorrow morning. “I am very excited about the coming campaign,” said Beverley, “and am proud to have been selected as a candidate for the English Democrats”.

Quite how EDP members themselves will react when news filters down that the party leadership have allowed a hard line fascist to join their ranks will be of interest.

Hope not hate


Anonymous said...

Beverely who describes his decision to defect to the EDP as “huge”

There's modesty for you.

Anonymous said...

This from the BDF

"Chris Beverley's wife, Jo, is also standing for the English Democrats party in Leeds - the Ardsley and Robin Hood ward.

BNP activists were out campaigning for her on Saturday."

LOL Bye-bye BNP

JN said...

SO many people in the BNP are thinking of following him. My local branch has all but disappeared over the past couple of years but a few of us meet up regularly and talk about the party. Chris was much admired locally and his expulsion has made BNP members around here say enough is enough. There are going to be a lot of defections in the near future.

Anonymous said...

With the English Democrats now openly accepting fascists, anti-fascists must now look to target this party.

The EDP could take over from the BNP as England's main fascist outfit.

Anonymous said...

This is going to set some BNP members thinking.

Anonymous said...

Chris Beverley,one of the biggest Nazis in the BNP trying to get elected in the back door under the English Dems.We must stop him!

Anonymous said...

At least they'll stay the fuck out of Scotland. ;)

Anonymous said...

I thought that the English Democrats were derided as "civic nationalists" by Beverly? Has he suddenly changed his "ethno nationalist" views? I wonder what the candidates from our ethnic and faith minorities who have stood for the EDs make of their latest 'comrade' or should I say kamarade?

Anonymous said...

Him and His fat wife Jo are standing for the English Dems.May be he's not a hard core nazi any more or does him and his wife just want to get on the gravy train of Leeds council.Funny how money changes peoples opinions.

Anonymous said...

All thses tells me is that the 'Rebels' have finally caught on that they have no hope of ousting Griffin. The Enlish Democrats are a piddling tiny little party who struggle to beat the Raving Monster Looney party, look at Oldham.

Anonymous said...

He looks like a nasty one. It doesn't surprise me to here that he's one of the worst nazis in the BNP.

Anonymous said...

Interesting defect, his best buddy Gary Pudsey is still standing for the BNP. I'd have thought Chris might have taken a few of his nutzi pals with him.

Anonymous said...

UKIP are a bigger danger than the English Democrats. Not surprisingly, the fascist BNP aren´t happy to see the populist UKIP leaving them standing in the polls. The latest issue of the BNP´s magazine Identity contains a long rant about how UKIP aren´t "real" nationalists. In fact, squeal Britain´s fading fascists, their rivals are "an Establishsment safety valve/neo-cons (read "run by Jewish conspirators")/Zionist-backed (read "run by the Learned Elders/Green Lizards/I like chewing carpets").

But recent developments in UKIP suggest that the BNP analysis isn´t exactly acurate (there`s a surprise!). After supporting the war in Iraq and involvement in Afghanistan (i.e. staying true to form in terms of their origins as a splinter from the pro-American Tory party), UKIP are opposing British involvement in Libya. Now, regardless of where we stand in such matters as socialists, we neeed to be aware that when a populist party like UKIP switches from gung-ho Conservative foreign policy positions to an isolationist one as UKIP are now taking on Libya, they give us warning of a seismic shift from obnoxious mainstream right and into the realms of fascist ideology and anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

This has been reinforced by the latest speech by UKIP´s Yorkshire MEP Godfrey Bloom, which combined this new fascist analysis of the Middle East crisis with a piece of crude racism of the kind not seen in the BNP since Griffin ousted the old fascist dinosaur John Tyndall. Asking why Britain should be involved in Libya, while doing nothing to stop human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, Bloom referred to Robert Mugape as "a baboon".

If antí-fascists and socialists think that the rise of UKIP at the expense of the BNP is a good thing, it is time to think again, or at least to watch very carefully indeed for further signs of the creeping fascist radicalisation of UKIP. There is one further factor to consider: In recent years, Britain`s hardcore fascists have, the joking above notwithstanding, shown themselves sophisticated enough to lay long term plans, assess situations tactically and strategically, and to build enough support and momentum to infect the political mainstream with their rhetoric and prejudices. If UKIP´s rise brings an end to that process, they are certainly sophisticated enough to engage in ideological entryism into UKIP. The elderly, petit-bourgeois membership base of that party are classic fodder for fascist ideas and mobilisation in times of economic crisis. We have been warned!

Anonymous said...

UKIP's racism is of the Tory Powellite variety. Nasty but not fascist.

What marks out groups like the BNP as fascist is their belief in a 'racial folk community' and class unity through supposed racial ties, opposition to big business Capitalism and globalism , a covert belief in a 'Jewish world conspiracy', an attachment, in theory, to street politics and language and key, a desired replacement of existing national Elites with themselves and their party.

Roger Griffin defined fascism as thus:

Fascism is best defined as a revolutionary form of nationalism, one that sets out to be a political, social and ethical revolution, welding the ‘people’ into a dynamic national community under new elites infused with heroic values. The core myth that inspires this project is that only a populist, trans-class movement of purifying, cathartic national rebirth (palingenesis) can stem the tide of decadence

I can't see UKIP developing into that.

Anonymous said...

"we neeed to be aware that when a populist party like UKIP switches from gung-ho Conservative foreign policy positions to an isolationist one as UKIP are now taking on Libya, they give us warning of a seismic shift from obnoxious mainstream right and into the realms of fascist ideology and anti-Semitic conspiracy theory."

Talking of conspiracy theories you're not Gary who used to be in Red Action, are you? He used to write bollocks like that all the time. The last thing anti-fascism needs now is scaremongering akin to a Phd written by a 10 year old.