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Six days in and latest EDL splinter...splinters

posted by: Sarah Archibald | on: Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 09:34


Weir is already weary of new formula fascism.

Weir is already weary of new formula fascism.

Last week my colleague reported on the formation of yet another splinter group from the ever dwindling English Defence League.

The United Patriots of Britain are led by Andrew Edge, who is not the sharpest of even these self-described tools. This is a man who, with a conviction for violent disorder under his belt, travelled from his native Stockport to Crewe in order to pick a fight with some schoolkids.

Unveiling UPB Edge said it would have a 12 strong leadership, nearly all men naturally but with Jenna Louca there to show that when it comes to the UK far right, it’s women and children last. As it turned out, he couldn’t even drum up a dirty dozen for the all new formula fascist outfit. Two roles remained vacant.

Within just six days the new unity group did what all far right splinter groups do: splinter. This speed at which this lot fractured is, though, pretty impressive.

After spending days dealing with incoming from foaming former EDL colleagues, Edge & Co. were then faced with an angry Bill Weir aka Bill Sir William. Like the Hulk, Bill is not a man you want to make angry. He’s fabulously febrile when at his happiest, which is usually when ranting in front of a bunch of pissed up street fascists.

Gathered at last Saturday hilariously poorly attended fascist front of an LGBT demo hosted by Thomas Cook (aka Tommy English), Weir claims that he demanded his name be removed from the UPB roll call. Edge denies this and despite Weir publicly making his position loudly and transparently clear, demanded that request be put in writing before action can be taken. That’s the problem with the modern far right; the bloody bureacracy's a nightmare.

Weir declines to state why he wishes to depart what is quite clearly going to be a massive new street movement of Establishment-shaking proportions. After all, there’s been no decree stating that members can’t go out on the lash before defeating IS on some over-policed stumble on a randomly picked English town. That's unlike back at what remains of the EDL where puritanism is in the air, led by Christian-threatening ‘Christian’, John Banks.

Over seven years since it was formed, the new leadership has finally discovered that Eau d’Stella is not the fragrance du jour and that belching Belgian beer fumes and waving tinnies is not the way to win over the great British public. It has to stop says leader Ian Crossland who was last spotted on an EDL demo belching Belgian beer fumes and waving a tinny.

Meanwhile Pegida is also discovering there’s no ‘you’ in unity as former EDL leader Stephen Yaxley Lennon has decided Ann Marie Waters services are now surplus to requirement. To be fair the requirements aren’t much given Pegida under Lennon's reign has done slightly less than bugger all, bar a couple of incredibly sparsely attended marches. Never mind Tommy, there’s always Twitter to keep you and your many fundraising schemes going.

Officially Ann Marie has “stepped down” from what Pegida now describes as her deputy leader, having previously given her co-billing as part of the leadership team. But seasoned observers can still see the metaphorical boot mark on her bum which, perhaps not coincidentally, appeared immediately after she spoke at Cook's ill-fated Stockton event. It bears a resemblance to the one she sported when UKIP threw her out.

Down south Paul Prodromou, shouty leader of earlier EDL splinter, the laughable South East Alliance is getting mighty excited for his next demo. This follows in the wake of other successful day trips organised by the Anglo Greek Cypriot, such as two jaunts to Dover which saw so many of his followers sent down, facing charges or still being sought in relation to widespread disorder (one former West Midlands BNP organiser is said to have a particularly twitchy bum following the latest Kent Police appeal).

Not content with the UK voting to leave the EU Prodromou is demanding that the government invoke Article 50 right now. It’s simply not good enough that a full month after the result Johnny Foreigner is still living in Blighty.

Unable to neither sit nor stand for this, Prodromou and Co are set to march on Downing Street. We know this because SEA’s Facebook page has been constantly promoting the event. This mean it’ll be huge right? Well we already know North East na'er do well Alan Raine is capital bound, fresh from his conviction for assaulting a Greater Manchester Police officer. So that's one of 56 seats gone on the coach the North East Infidels have surely booked for this momentous event?

With days still to go before the history making march Prodromou is already making excuses, claiming his gang's Facebook page is being mass reported by leftist sorts. It's doubtful that anyone can be bothered Paul because your page is a) tiny and b) one long repetitive ad for your pointless demo which you claim is going to be mahoosive.

Anyway, let's be optimistic on his behalf. It'll be so big that Theresa May will have to take notice, ignore the advice of countless diplomats and economists, and begin exiting the EU before a game plan has been formulated. She’ll looked down fondly upon the ragtag mob of balding middle aged drunks and immediately think of picking up the phone to Herr Juncker. Then, of course, sanity will prevail, she'll glance down again, turn to hubby Peter and exclaim: “Oh cripes, that reminds me. It’s bin day tomorrow.”

The SEA demo. They may have mentioned it once or twice...

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Racists reinvent another wheel

posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:03


Weir speaking alongside Lennon and Gower back in February

Weir speaking alongside Lennon and Gower back in February

No surprises last night when people loyal to English Defence League (EDL) founder Stephen Lennon split what remained of the group to form another group that will be exactly the same as the one they split from.

Twelve "tools" (their own words) have come together to form "United People of Britain (UPB)". The problem with this section of the far-right has always been themselves not understanding the difference between England, Britain a Wetherspoons and knife and fork. The United People of Britain will continue to work for the better interests of the English, blah, blah, blah. Like the Tory party.

Billy Charlton: Far-right with C18 flag

Billy Charlton: Far-right with C18 flag

Among the twelve tools is Billy Charlton who until yesterday, ran the Sunderland Defence League (SDL). Charlton is a notorious drunken ranter at far-right demonstrations and SDL had until recently been linked to the drugs gang "North West Infidels." It is understood (though not confirmed) that Charlton jumped ship after not being invited to a series of sit-down luncheons that group are having to discuss who will lead their depleted gang once the courts have dealt fully with their drug dealing and violence.

This UPB should not be confused with the other UPB who are the United Patriots of Britain. The new group has hoovered up a series of one man operations around the country. Most of those behind the new group are also active in Lennon's Pegida. None more so than Bill Weir who is a regular speaker at Pegida's under attended and rain-soaked rallies in carparks. Weir was the man honest enough to admit that the EDL were hoping to make a few bob out of the murder of Lee Rigby.

Another of the new group's leadership is currently on bail after storming his local church a week ago and making a bit of a tit of himself.

The rest are a series of human embarrassments who would not look out of place..... in the EDL. Aside from Charlton, they are all active in Pegida.

The announcement. We think it is in English

The announcement. We think it is in English

Splitting the EDL will obviously please Pegida who were having some trouble working with Lennon's old chums. There has been a few weeks of uncomfortable manoeuvres behind the scenes in Pegida and its supporter groups, namely Liberty GB, led by the quite brilliant Paul Weston. Having excused himself from their most recent demonstrations, word is he was back talking to Paul Golding again about the possibility of moving into a leadership position in Britain First. The murder of MP Jo Cox halted those negotiations as Weston then found himself leading a party that was going to stand in Cox's constituency against convention and general decency.

Paul Weston: frightfully posh but not very useful

Paul Weston: frightfully posh but not very useful

Yesterday the English Democrats announced they would also stand in Batley and Spen. Although yes, in the absence of the mainstream parties in the forthcoming by-election it does stink of sick opportunism, this decision is more about the infighting going on behind closed doors in Pegida. Both the English Dems and Liberty GB operate in the backroom office of Pegida, though there has been a push by some to oust Ann Marie Waters and in return, Lennon's PA Hel Gower in recent weeks.

Interesting but hardly exciting times, again. This new group will be no more dynamic and dangerous than it already was. With the Infidels all but completely going, going and gone to gaol and Pegida floundering, the most sensible thing to do was to reinvent the wheel and give a rust bucket a lick of paint.

EDL leader Crossland drunk on Saturday

EDL leader Crossland drunk on Saturday

After reading yesterday's blog, someone very kindly sent us a picture they hope illustrates just how drunk Ian Crossland was when leading the EDL in London last weekend. We've actually never seen him any other way.

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The EDL is revolting

posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:40


Crossland: Piss head leader of the EDL

Crossland: Piss head leader of the EDL

Saturday was a poor day out for the English Defence League (EDL), even by their low standards.

Their London demonstration was not only poorly attended (even by their poor standards) but descended into a series of drunken brawls. That is standard.

Why the EDL persist with being the EDL is a bit of a mystery. They broke it and it has been beyond repair for a good few years now. Most of those who attended their marches and demonstrations in the past were soon convinced that nothing could be achieved by boozing and brawling in car parks. The endless splits gave and raised no opportunity to advance or improve either the quality of the membership of the group's abilities.

Despite, for many, the EDL being the first and most significant symptom that anti-Muslim hatred in a small section of society could boil over into rampaging and violence and even become a social movement (if that's your thing) it has achieved nothing.

Spence: longtime associate of failure

Spence: longtime associate of failure

The new leadership team of Ian Crossland and Alan Spence are now under increasing pressure from what remains of a small number of EDL addicts. Tonight a small number of activists will announce another split if they fail to remove Spence and Crossland. Most of those involved in this new split have still in some way, an attachment to the EDL's founder Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson), indeed many are also active in Lennon's new group, Pegida UK.

One of those lining himself up to be the new leader is Walsall based Liam Jones. Jones, a veritable and rotund array of colourful clothing has already distinguished himself in "patriotic" circles by being photographed drunk and with urine patches on his clothes.

Much of it is playing out on social media, but the current leadership do have their supporters too. The threats are starting now and should well and truly boil over by the time the beer gardens are crowded tonight.

Liam Jones: Gets excited...

Liam Jones: Gets excited...

They really are the new National Front. EDL News covered much of the argument here:

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Will British Boneheads turn out to help Swedish turnip?

posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 18:21


Peter Kramer: Swedish meatball etc, etc

Peter Kramer: Swedish meatball etc, etc

Who could forget Peter Kramer, the resplendently black-clad and sexually inactive fascist with a uniform fetish who came to Liverpool last year for a riot?

Kleenex Crane: Stockholm on the social?

Kleenex Crane: Stockholm on the social?

Peter is the head drongo in 'Right Wing Resistance' a bunch of grown men with play stations who want to save the world from black people. They dress in all black and sew patches on their uniforms. They prance a lot, too. It's a world wide group of weirdos. About ten of them.

Their modus operandi, other than sitting on the internet in big boots is as a self-appointed mimic of the Nazi Ordnungspolizei.Heady stuff. Like all things daft and crappy, we were bound to get a branch of it here. They can't be doing very well as the Huffington Post are yet to assign somebody to follow them around all day. The British leader (head of Kleenex) is Gary Crane, an unemployable middle aged man who likes to hang around at bus stops bullshitting to teenagers and poncing fags off them.

Crane is also the self-declared toughest bonehead in Britain. Even other Boneheads think he's a bit sad. We've written about how sad he is here and here.

The main activity of Kramer and Crane is to fill the internet with lies about their big armies, their big boots and millions of followers. They're even sadder versions of Gary Raikes!

Kramer: cries wolf

Kramer: cries wolf

When Kramer came to England last year to watch lots of Boneheads getting caved in at the train station in Liverpool, he made a series of promises to people in the pub. One was that he would stage a massive rally in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. He also told people that lots of blonde Swedish women would love to have sex with unemployed English layabouts in ill- fitting uniform and boots. He implored his English brethren to join him. They all readily said they would and Kramer said if they did go to Stockholm, he would put them up in some log cabins where they could get drunk and play with themselves.

Well, Kramer has announced that this weekend is to be the weekend of his mass rally. There's not been much interest in it in Sweden because like here, even the fascists think this kind of kinky stuff is bad for business. But this has not stopped Kramer. Writing on the group's international web page he is very excited about the potential for his British followers to turn up. In fact, he would just like anyone to turn up. As he wrote "If you say yes to come . Please come . You can all do me a favor. Invite your friends and other organizations to this demo." And if that isn't desperate enough, how about this list of luminaries he claims is joining him: "So far we have Infidels of Britain joining us, South East Alliance of the UK, AIFEnglishLions UK. EDL. RWR UK,RWR Finland RWR Spain., and RWR Sweden. "

This should be interesting. The EDL have a demo in London and the Infidels have a do in Sunderland that day. The South East Alliance may go, but their current leader is on police bail (as are most of the far-right in Britain) and since Brexit, the price of a pint of their favourite proletarian beverage has risen to about £8 in Sweden.

Sounds like a sexy, Aryan time to me..

Sounds like a sexy, Aryan time to me..

Kramer is still promising to lay on accomodation but it is now a tent by the airport. But he has added booze to the list of things to entice British Boneheads to spend upward of £400 to head to Stockholm to get filled in by Nordic anti-Nazis.

Last night Kramer was making frantic phone calls to his "friends" in England, begging them to get to Stockholm. Why are habitual liars always surprised when they get lied to in return? Anyway, let's see if any of our lads are brave enough to go. Here's a reminder of the last time some of far-right ended up in Stockholm.

Seriously lads, IKEA is much better in Sweden.

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Far Right not rising, the mainstream is just repeating

posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Thursday, 7 July 2016, 08:14


Far-right: Drowning, not waving

Far-right: Drowning, not waving

Much ado in the newspapers over the last week or so about a rise in the far right in Britain. Apparently the far right is everywhere. If only it was that simple – that every act of racism, and outrageous stupidity was the action of a minor and fringe part of society. I guess believing that allows people to casually ignore that racism has been on the rise for a while now, and has in fact been described as "institutional" previously.

The far right that people are taking about is of course, the likes of the British National Party (BNP) and the English Defence League (EDL). Yes, they are nasty, but rising? There's not a steroid shot big enough to raise those dinosaurs from the dead.

But everyone is at it; today The Guardian even had a video telling us that Brexit will somehow lead to a rise again of the BNP. To prove their point, there was even a short video clip of the BNP's former leader Nick Griffin. You remember him, right? He's the guy currently trying to sell his home and move overseas.

One scientific magazine even went as far as to Nova Scotia to find someone to tell them that the conditions are exactly the same here as they were in Germany in the 1930's. Wow, that's research for you...

I'm sorry to tell many people, that the far right is still tiny, and the only rise it has done was to get out of bed in some prison this morning to slop out.

The conditions for a rise of the far right are definitely ripe. They have been for ages and no doubt, if this was the 1990's they would rise (like they did). So why isn't it?

Our report from earlier this year is still the most accurate assessment of the state of the far right in this country. It's nasty, it's active, it's violent and has been for decades. But it is less than a quarter of the size it was in 2009 when the BNP had 60-odd councillors (some were very odd) a seat on the Greater London Assembly and two MEPs. And I’ll tell you something else; a large number of those old BNP members were not flag waving, Sieg-Heiling Hitlerites. Sure, their party was, but it did its best to hide that fact for as long as humanely possible.

I did an interview with TIME magazine earlier this week that gives a pretty good outline as to what we are experiencing. Swastika-waving boneheads do not have the sole rights to racism in this country, and to suggest they do, is infantile. Wake up!

Does this video we found of serial wally Paul Prodromou (aka Paul Pitt) from a couple of weeks back look like the far right is rising? No, but they are probably enjoying an unwarranted bit of spotlight from people who have gleefully ignored them for years and were suddenly handed a video camera and some old footage.

We've had an explosion of racism since the EU Referendum, that is true. It probably was not a good idea to hold the Referendum while the football was on. That leads to jingoism and violence at the best of times. Perhaps people think racism was merely confined to Facebook?

The main problem the media has is that it can only report (however badly) on the far right if they are saying it is rising. Otherwise, what is newsworthy? Previously ignored, we must now expect every sighting of a bonehead or one of their leaflets and stickers (they never stopped putting them out, you know) to lead to the mass assumption that a siege of Stalingrad is somehow just around the corner.

This is not the BNP, this is the mainstream

This is not the BNP, this is the mainstream

Even when changes of tactics and personnel become apparent, they assume that a change is either a change in fortune or an indication that millions of people are queuing up to be Britain’s next Fuhrer.

I hate to sound like a Brexiter, but we are not Europe; this is not Germany and this is not the 1930’s. Much of Nick Griffin’s more palatable rhetoric from the last decade is now so mainstream that you probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between him and a local election candidate on your doorstep. To redress that, Griffin’s gone back to even more extreme ways and was last seen stuffing his face with Goulash in an upmarket restaurant in Budapest (at the EU’s expense).

By my rough count there are around 200 far-right activists currently in gaol and another 40 either on bail or due for sentencing soon. Their places are not being filled, but they are becoming more and more desperate. They are not even interested in elections any more. They’d prefer a race war. They always have, even before Brexit. Even while you were opening your Christmas presents last December.

The language and rhetoric now worrying us, should worry us. But perhaps we should worry about the rise of a mainstream where this language, narrative and behaviour has until now been so apparently acceptable.

Prodromou: Next PM?

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National Front splits again

posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:17


Newcastle on the weekend

Newcastle on the weekend

When they're not drug dealing, wife beating or glue sniffing, the National Front (NF) manage to occasionally have political disagreements too.

Next year the party will celebrate its 50th anniversary by smashing up a pub somewhere. That it has survived this long is a miracle. Since its inception it has had well over a dozen serious splits and possibly another two dozen that verged on the ridiculous. Even for the National Front.

In fact, just about every blog we have done on the National Front over the last three years has been about its drug dealing, wife beating etc, etc. That it ever had time for a little nazism was always a surprise.

The particular incarnation/faction that has split only won control of the name last year in rather acrimonious circumstances. We've been predicting a split since after last year's General Election, when some sections of the party fell in with the wholly disreputable drug gang, the North West Infidels.

Then along came National Action early this year and with it some wholly unsavoury pastimes around the sexual abuse of young men. As the NF fought amongst themselves this year, there were violent visits to homes and pubs by rival gangs who were not entirely sure as to who or what they were being loyal to.

Last year, Simon Biggs left the party after throwing kicks and punches at two other members of the party during an activity.

The last month had been relatively quiet in terms of the NF. Those members who are not on bail or already in prison have been keeping their heads down. However, things appear to have changed when on Saturday there was much reporting that the NF had turned out in Newcastle (as they often do) with a large banner.

Trying to cover up the NF logo

Trying to cover up the NF logo

I can confirm that although the banner said it was the National Front, it was in fact the remnants of another tiny nazi splinter group, the Northern Patriotic Front (NPF). Holding the banner was none other than Simon Biggs, the former NF man with a string of convictions ranging from burglary to violent assault. In fact, Biggs had left the NPF for the NF some years previously, stealing their membership lists.

Evidence Bigssy nicked a banner

Evidence Bigssy nicked a banner

Now it looks as if the NPF and sections of the NF have merged to form a new gang. No doubt with stolen membership lists, flags, plant pots and sausage rolls. This group is apparently friendly to National Action so it would probably be best to keep your kids away from them. They have ingeniously called themselves 'Northern Nationalists.'

What's leff of the NF (not a lot) are furiously claiming that Simon 'Biggsy' Biggs stole their banner. He denies it. He has even published pics on his new website to show he did not use the NF's banner. A pic we came across proves something a little different...

Kevin Watmough who has a history of campaigning for the release of paedophiles and downloading pornography appears to thrown his inconsiderable weight behind this new group too.

Same old rubbish. Just another name.

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I say, I say, I say..

posted by: Sarah Archibald | on: Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 21:55


Turkeys voting for Christmas

Turkeys voting for Christmas

Did you hear the joke about Polish and British neo-Nazis out together in London campaigning against the EU?

Kevin once got this close to a woman..

Kevin once got this close to a woman..

You couldn't make it up. These wallies probably want to deport themselves. Kevin Layzell, serial nazi wally and self-confessed police grass (with a dodgy criminal conviction) managed to get this close to a memebr of the opposite sex.

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Trouble at mill

posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 20 June 2016, 12:39


50 year old Paul and friends on the weekend

50 year old Paul and friends on the weekend

News of the foul mouth that is Paul Prodromou often appears on our pages.

He is the most unsuccessful organiser in the history of the far-right. And for a grown man, he has a very filthy mouth.

Paul likes to dream. Paul likes to pretend. Everything he does is for 'unity' but everything he touches turns to dust.

His little group, the 'South East Alliance' (SEA) are experiencing more than a little trouble at the moment. People have had enough of Prodromou ranting and raving. Thing in particular came to a head after his laughable attempt to regenerate Dover- the town whose reputation has been damaged by the riotous behaviour of Paul's colleagues back in January.

People have continued to snipe that Podromou still has not been arrested for what is best described as his 'marginal' behaviour and activities. And it hurts.

Last night Prodromou ranted and raved that he had to drive an empty mini bus to the Rock Against Immigration gig he organised. Where were his supporters? How can a grown man dress and behave like he has done in the picture at the top of the article and still expect to be taken seriously?

His former followers are walking away as they have had enough of him. It's believed one of the issues is regarding the administration of the 'Prisoners Support Group' that has been set up to raise funds for fascists in prison. This dubious honour has been passed to Prodromou's rival, Joe Turner (aka Jeff Marsh). The split is exacerbated further by a divide between those who have been sent to prison for their activities after pleading guilty and those who are holding out by refusing to plead guilty.

Following is a private video address that Prodromou issued last night in desperation to his follower(s). Be warned, he is a very angry and foul mouthed individual. He'll be even angrier when he sees we have this video. So much for Unity, eh?

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A Hater At Heart

posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Friday, 17 June 2016, 13:35


A clearer profile is beginning to emerge of Thomas Mair, the man police have arrested for the murder of Batley and Spen MP, Jo Cox. A man in his 50s who apparently struggled with mental illness for many years, Mair was also a long time far-right sympathiser.

Overnight our colleagues at the Southern Poverty Law Centre released information that showed Mair had bought manuals and other materials linked with terrorism from one of America’s (and the world’s) most virulent neo-nazi movements, the National Alliance (NA).

In 1999 Tommy Mair bought a manual from the Alliance which, among other things, included instructions on how to build a pistol.

Over a number of years from the late 1990s until the mid-2000s, invoices from National Vanguard Books, the NA’s printing imprint, show that Mair spent over $600. These included manuals instructing readers on the “Chemistry of Powder & Explosives,” “Incendiaries,” and a work called “Improvised Munitions Handbook." Under “Section III, No. 9” (page 125) of that handbook, there are detailed diagrams on constructing a “Pipe Pistol For .38 Caliber Ammunition” from materials that could be purchased from general hardware stores.

That Mair purchased this material in 1999 is probably indicative of his mindset and suggests that he was far more politically-hardline and calculated than a man driven to a violent act through mental illness alone.

Neo-Nazi Britain

The neo-nazi scene in Britain in 1999 was very different from what it is now.

Throughout the 1990s the dominant ideology had been one of confrontational race war, with the State itself being far more of a target than minority communities. While Combat 18 (C18), a hardline neo-Nazi group that had emerged in 1992, was on the decline, its violent rhetoric and anti-State stance had permeated throughout the far right here and in much of Europe.

Fuelling C18 ideology were the teachings and materials from the National Alliance, whose leader, William Pearce, wrote The Turner Diaries, a fictional account of a race war in the US which quickly became a bible for violent neo-nazis. The book acted as an inspiration for the Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh and the London nailbomber David Copeland.

The book and associated writings by the likes of Louis Beam, inspired people linked to the British National Party (BNP), Combat 18 and the National Socialist Movement (NSM) – to which London nail bomber David Copeland belonged – in this country.

Bringing much of this literature into the UK was a British branch of the National Alliance, led by Paul Jeffries and John Cato, which ran a nazi booklet called Life Rune Books.

Certainly while Mair was ordering material from the National Alliance in the US, Jeffries was living no more than a couple of miles away.

Mair appears to have left little identifiable footprint in the UK that we are currently aware of. He was linked to a number of small groups on the very periphery of the extreme far-right, including the Springbok Club, which served as pro-Apartheid outlet for South African ex-patriots and their supporters. It has also been claimed that Mair has attended meetings of the ultra-Conservative Swinton Circle/London Swinton Circle.

More will no doubt come to light as investigations continue into a man described as a “loner” by those who lived near him.

‘Britain First’

In the immediate aftermath of the murder and arrest of Mair, a number of witnesses have claimed that the shouted ‘Britain First’ or ‘Put Britain First’ at the time of the attack. As far as we are aware, Mair is not a member of Britain First, the far-right militant Christian group run by Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen. But we are also acutely aware that few people on the periphery or even active in such circles actually take out ‘memberships’.

What we do know is that Jo Cox was a brave and principled MP who was opposed to the politics and hatred of Britain First. When the group marched through Dewsbury in West Yorkshire in January this year, she tweeted of how proud she was of the people of Dewsbury and Batley (part of her constituency) for facing down the “hatred and racism of the extreme right with calm unity.”

We also know that Britain First has been targeting public officials, MPs and councillors, which it deems to be “occupiers”. Ostensibly this was in reference to Muslims, but there is no doubt that pictures of Cox with a shawl around her head and in celebratory company of Muslim constituents on the night she was elected would have infuriated Britain First. In a press release the group issued in May, it promised to “track down” and take “militant action” against those it did not approve of.

And we also know, that in preparation of some kind of ‘Holy War’, Britain First was out in Wales only last weekend dressed in military clothing and training with combat knives.

Britain First

Britain First

Across the far right, Cox’s murder appears to have been welcomed, with many believing disgustingly that she got what she deserved. Many of these online statements, plus some other threats to MPs, have been passed on to the police.

Sickening

Sickening

Nick Griffin, the former leader of the BNP, shared a post on social media last night that described Cox as a warmonger who was somehow responsible for immigration and crime. It finished by extolling people to ‘Vote Leave’ with very little regard for the misery, hurt and suffering this murder and those words cause.

Showing sensitivity

Showing sensitivity

And National Action have just weighed in again, on Vote Leave's behalf.

Jo Cox stood for everything decent in society. The reaction of the British far right to her murder shows that there is still a lot of work to do.

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In an hour of darkness, fascists live out their sick fantasies

posted by: Duncan Cahill | on: Thursday, 16 June 2016, 09:53


Daniel Hall brags and issued more threats

Daniel Hall brags and issued more threats

Many of us are still desperately trying to comprehend the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, the member for Batley and Spen.

The entire political process has ground to a halt as members from all parties join us in trying to come to terms this horrendous crime.

These people are beyond words

These people are beyond words

Words can hardly do justice to something so vile, so indescribable and wicked.

That is except, for the very sick fringes of our society, from where it is alleged the very killer of an elected member of our parliament comes from.

Daniel Hall: Writer of threats and more threats

Daniel Hall: Writer of threats and more threats

Daniel Hall from Sutton in Ashfield, is from the 'Notts Casual Infidels' gang, a hybrid of both the English Defence League (EDL) and the nominally northern west based 'Infidels' gangs.

He has taken to social media to welcome the murder of an MP and predict more of the same. Hall, who is the brother of a UKIP and Pegida activist named Jordan, only yesterday put on social media a threat that another Labour MP needed to "disappear."

Also today, the South East Alliance greeted the murder of Cox with the hope that her killer was a Muslim.

Do we really need these sick individuals in society?

South East Alliance: More nazi sicknes

South East Alliance: More nazi sicknes

David Coppin is a well-known member of the EDL who likes to drink his days away in 'Sheldons' a pub at the top of Margate High Street, in Margate. He is another sick individual who has taken pleasure in the murder.

These words are like their deeds. A warning that our democracy is at risk from both sides of a soiled coin.

Coppin: Sick, sick little man

Coppin: Sick, sick little man

Margate's Coppin with back to camera

Margate's Coppin with back to camera

 Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | There are 4 comments | make a comment/view comments