“Nick Griffin’s discredited regime has dived deeper into the sewer today with the mass suspension of people who are known to support my leadership challenge. This has been expected for several days. Part of the reason was clearly to protect Griffin’s failed regime at the Advisory Council meeting scheduled for this weekend when a version of the party’s accounts are supposed to be put on view.
These accounts have still not been published by the Electoral Commission.
One word out of line and your name goes on Paul Golding’s list (make no mistake it is his list).
It is like that famous scene from ‘Dad’s Army’.
Private Pike sings a song disrespectful to the Golding character’s boss.
The Golding character says: ‘Your name vill also go on ze list. Vot is it?’
Captain Mainwaring says ‘Don’t tell him Pike.’
Once when faced by a tyrant wishing to grind down dissent, in order to show solidarity and to identify with honourable rebellion we might have said ‘I am Spartacus’.
In today’s BNP it is more appropriate to say ‘Don’t tell him Pike’. Those in authority in the BNP are now a joke. It is more honourable to join the list of the suspended than it is to shrink back and avoid notice.
The list of suspended persons will be updated when people have got home from work and been able to obtain their registered letters. The list so far can be found below.
Members who acted as agents at this year’s elections will be interested to know that due to the collapse of the party’s finances, approaching £100,000 worth of General Election expenses have still not been paid.
This is in contravention of electoral law – specifically the Representation of the People Act (1983) – as follows:
Section 78(3) – Paying a claim in respect of election expenses where payment was made more than 28 days after the date on which the election result was declared.
Breaching this makes the agent liable to a fine not exceeding £5,000.
Section 82(6) – Making a false declaration as to election expenses.
As our candidates and agents will have wrongfully (as they have been lied to by the leadership) stated that all expenses have been paid, they could be liable to a fine or up to one year’s imprisonment.
These expenses are owed to printers scattered round the country and also to the courier firms who had to transport the leaflets from our depot to Royal Mail sorting offices. This is despite the fact that our branches, groups and regions paid had the necessary funds in their accounts to meet these expenses.
Head Office has stolen this money to pay for the bloated central bureaucracy – particularly to pay for the over staffed and highly costly Belfast operation and also to pay for the court cases which we are embroiled in due to Nick Griffin’s incompetence and irresponsibility.
Rather than act as a petty jumped up tyrant, spending all his time at our expense writing out suspension notices, our National Elections Officer/National Organiser Clive Jefferson would be better employed sorting this mess out. As a start he should issue an immediate apology to our election agents on behalf of our failed Fundraiser Jim Dowson and our incompetent National Treasurer Dave Hannam for this appalling mess.
As always the buck really stops with the Party Chairman Nick Griffin. Nothing happens in this party without his say so.
LAST LEADERSHIP ELECTION MEETING
The final leadership election meeting in the nomination phase took place in Chatham in Kent on Sunday 8th August. It was well attended. No matter what the outcome when the nominations are opened this week, this is just the end of the beginning. We now move onto phase two!
After the meeting a large group of us went for a meal in Rochester to celebrate the massive success achieved so far in our ongoing campaign to save our party from destruction.
HERE IS ZE LIST… SO FAR
Suspended unless otherwise stated – some have pre-empted this by resigning
Bob Gertner (London)
Charlotte Lewis (London)
Rowena Savage (London)
John Savage (South West)
Charlie Baillie (Scotland)
Simon Bennett (South West)
Mark Collett – expelled (Yorkshire)
Max Dunbar – resigned (Scotland)
Andrew Emerson (South East)
James Fitton (South West)
Robert Lassen – expelled (West Midlands))
Peter Lucas (South West)
Peter Mullins (South West)
Frank O’Brian – expelled (West Midlands)
Peter Phillips (South East)
Peter Squire (North West)
Peter Stafford (North West)
Richard Trower (South East)
Anthony Ward (North West)
Jeffrey Marshall (London)
Christine Mitchell (Eastern)
Simon Deacon – resigned (Eastern)
Chris Roberts (London)
Bob Gertner (London)
John Savage (South West)
Carl Whelpdale (North East)
Roy Jones (Scotland)
Shelley Rose (Eastern)
Julian Leppert (Eastern)
Lawrence Rustem (London)
Tony Avery (London)”