Bob Batten RIP

National Front chairman Kevin Bryan writes:

On Tuesday 10th April I attended the funeral of Nationalist stalwart Robert Batten. The funeral was held in Wallsend, North Tyneside.

Bob Batten was for many years a member of the National Front and he stood in many elections, they include three General Elections, two Mayoral Elections and seven Council Elections.

The late Bob Batten (left) on a National Front activity in Newcastle with his longstanding friend and comrade Simon Biggs.

We believe Bob was the first National Front candidate since Martin Webster to retain his deposit. Bob achieved this as the North Tyneside Mayoral candidate for the National Front, Bob polled over 2500 votes and exceeded the 5% needed to retain his deposit.

Bob Batten died of a heart attack aged just 68: all his working life Bob had been a grafter, a very honest, loyal & proud man.
For many years Bob had been very good friends with Simon Biggs and his wife Hazel, and Simon paid a fitting tribute to Bob with an excellent speech in the church.

Simon and fellow Nationalists clubbed together for a beautiful Union Flag floral tribute. I was proud to travel to the North East to pay my respects on behalf of the National Front.

RIP Bob Batten

Kevin Bryan
Chairman, National Front

 

H&D’s Peter Rushton adds: Bob Batten was for many years the most reliable stalwart of nationalism in North East England – an area traditionally dominated by a monolithic Labour vote. As NF candidate for North Tyneside’s Wallsend ward in 2004 he took more than 10% of the vote, then in 2007 he polled more than 14% in Howdon ward.  He contested the same area again in 2010, 2011 and 2012 – on the latter occasion finishing runner-up to Labour.

With the collapse of UKIP a radical nationalist challenge will once again be the only true opposition to Labour in areas such as North Tyneside. Bob Batten’s premature death deprives the NF of a loyal standard bearer in the battles to come: a new generation of nationalists will have to live up to his example.

Gerd Honsik, 1941-2018

Poet and historical revisionist Gerd Honsik died on Saturday 7th April at his home in Sopron, Hungary, just across the border from his native Austria.

A political activist since the 1960s, Honsik had been a federal executive member of Austria’s National Democratic Party, which was banned in 1988 under increasingly draconian anti-democratic laws designed to protect the political establishment.

That same year Honsik wrote a book titled Freisprüch für Hitler? (Acquittal for Hitler?), questioning the historical orthodoxies that are now backed by the full force of criminal law in much of Europe.  This began thirty years of legal persecution.  In 1992 he was given an 18-month prison sentence by a Vienna court, having already been convicted in Munich: both the Austrian and German legal systems ruled that historical revisionism amounted to “incitement” and that, as under British race laws (which do not yet criminalise revisionism), the truth is no defence.

Honsik fled to Spain to escape this persecution, and while in Spain published further revisionist article in the magazine Halt.  He remained in exile until Spanish law was changed to permit his arrest and extradition to Austria in 2007, then began serving the 18-month sentence from fifteen years earlier, and in 2009 was convicted of additional offences and given a further five year prison sentence. This was reduced on appeal to four years, but an extra two year sentence was added in 2010.

Gerd Honsik (left) with Spanish patriot, author and publisher Pedro Varela in 2012

The famous 2006 Tehran Conference on the Holocaust was partly at Honsik’s instigation, after he had asked Iran’s Ambassador to Germany in December 2005 whether the Islamic Republic could provide legal or diplomatic assistance for the Canadian-German revisionist publisher Ernst Zündel.  Honsik was forbidden to travel to Iran, but the Tehran Conference was addressed by his attorney Dr Herbert Schaller. In 2011 Dr Schaller won his client an early release from prison, but nevertheless Honsik had served four years merely for the normal pursuit of historical enquiry.

Gerd Honsik took refuge in Hungary last year, as the Austrian authorities were threatening further legal moves against him. His death marks another heroic milestone in the pursuit of historical truth and justice. Within the last eight months we have lost Ernst Zündel, his widow Ingrid Rimland Zündel, Don Salvador Borrego, Dr Herbert Schaller, and now Gerd Honsik. They lit a flame that younger generations must now carry forward.

 

Nationalist candidates at 2018 local elections

Tess Culnane, BNP candidate for Downham ward, Lewisham

Regular H&D readers will not be surprised to see only a small number of nationalist candidates at this year’s local elections, even though the London borough councils are up for election this year, which usually means a big increase in candidates from a normal year. We are in a transitional period, with UKIP in terminal decline, but its remnants still blocking the way for the re-emergence of a large scale nationalist effort.

The big story is the retirement of long serving BNP councillor Brian Parker, who is standing down in Marsden ward, Pendle. There is no new BNP candidate to replace Mr Parker, so the party is giving up its last borough council seat.

The list below shows every nationalist candidate that we know of, and will be updated if further information arrives. If you have a candidate in your area, try to get out to give him or her a helping hand, regardless of party/faction.

BNP: 16 candidates

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Eastbrook – Tony McKay
Goresbrook – Bede Smith

London Borough of Bexley
East Wickham – Michael Jones
Erith – Pamela Mackie
Falconwood & Welling – Jaymie McCoy
Northumberland Heath – Robert Howard
Sidcup – John Brooks

London Borough of Croydon
New Addington N – John Clarke
New Addington S – Dave Clarke
Selsdon & Addington Village – Michael Collard

London Borough of Ealing
Northolt West End – David Furness

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Coldharbour & New Eltham – Cliff Adams

London Borough of Havering
Saint Andrews – Denise Underwood

London Borough of Hillingdon
West Drayton – Vincent Evans

London Borough of Lewisham
Downham – Tess Culnane

Exeter City Council
St Thomas – Chris Stone

 

National Front: 4 candidates

London Borough of Havering
Gooshays – Kevin Layzell

London Borough of Sutton
St Helier – Richard Edmonds

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough
Todmorden – Chris Jackson

Rossendale Borough Council
Irwell – Kevin Bryan

 

British Democratic Party: 1 candidate

Bradford City Council
Wyke – Dr Jim Lewthwaite

 

British Resistance: 1 candidate

Worcester City Council
Nunnery – Carl Mason

 

Independent nationalist candidates

Burnley Borough Council
Brunshaw – Steven Smith

Liverpool City Council
Kensington & Fairfield – Joe Owens

 

English Democrats: 4 candidates
(we include the EDs in this list because in recent years the party absorbed some former BNP members and therefore included some people who would be regarded by H&D readers as part of our movement; we should however make it clear that none of the candidates below are former BNP members)

Sheffield City Region Mayoralty
David Allen

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough
Rockingham – Kevin Riddiough

Bury Metropolitan Borough
Besses – Steve Morris

Salford City Council
Swinton South – Craig Holmes

 

New “anti-fascist” party stumbles at first fence

For Britain founder Anne Marie Waters (left) promoting the launch of her earlier anti-Islam group PEGIDA alongside the EDL founder Tommy Robinson (centre) and Liberty GB’s Paul Weston

Former UKIP leadership candidate Anne-Marie Waters has succeeded in winning lots of publicity for her new party, the For Britain Movement, which she describes as “anti-fascist”.  According to its website, “For Britain is a party for everyone except racists, fascists, Marxists, collectivists and identitarians.”

Unfortunately Ms Waters’ “party for everyone” has failed to recruit many candidates for its first electoral outing. They have six candidates in Leeds, three in Sandwell, and one each in Hartlepool, Sunderland, Hart, Plymouth, Hastings and the London Borough of Bromley.

A far less publicised rival splinter group from UKIP – the ‘Democrats and Veterans Party’ founded by former leadership candidate John Rees-Evans – has succeeded in recruiting far more candidates than Ms Waters, despite only being registered as a party since the end of January.  There are more than forty ‘Democrats and Veterans’ candidates for various English councils, plus mayoral candidates in two London boroughs, while For Britain seems to have only fifteen candidates nationwide.

Even the Thurrock Independents – another UKIP breakaway who, as their name suggests, are only contesting Thurrock Borough Council – have more candidates than Ms Waters. It seems that Islam-obsessed “anti-fascism” has a very limited electoral appeal.

 

Black “rising star” of Tory Party admits criminal hacking of opponent’s website

Kemi Badenoch (left) with former PM Margaret Thatcher

Kemi Badenoch MP, a vice-chairman of the Conservative Party responsible for Tory candidates nationwide, has admitted having hacked into the website of Labour rival Harriet Harman (at that time a cabinet minister and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party).

Mrs Badenoch’s actions are a serious criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment and/or a fine.

What makes it all the more serious is that Mrs Badenoch (who is of Nigerian origin, thus confirming that not all national stereotypes are wrong!) was not engaged in casual nonsense on Facebook, which has ended so many political careers.  Her deliberate criminality involved misusing her professional skills for the purpose of political chicanery.

Mrs Badenoch has a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Sussex University, and worked in several high-level computer-related jobs before entering politics – including as an associate director of the exclusive private bank Coutts. Her husband Hamish Badenoch works for Deutsche Bank and is stepping down this month as a Conservative councillor in the London Borough of Merton.

Kemi Badenoch with her husband Hamish and Prime Minister Theresa May, after she was guest speaker at Mrs May’s constituency dinner last Friday evening.

Political careers have ended for far less serious offences than this; in fact many people are in jail for far less serious offences. Mrs Badenoch is presently Tory MP for Saffron Walden: her predecessors included Tory gentlemen of unimpeachable integrity – former Deputy Speaker Sir Alan Haselhurst and R.A. Butler, a former Deputy Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary.

The voters of Saffron Walden deserve better than Mrs Badenoch.

London demo in support of White farmers in South Africa

On Saturday 7th April 2018, National Front activists, supporters and friends organised a demo at the South African Embassy in central London, opposite Trafalgar Square. Here is the statement made in front of the Embassy by the National Front spokesman:

We are here today before the South African Embassy in the centre of London. We are here to remember and to condemn the betrayal committed against White-ruled South Africa, the betrayal committed by the British and American governments of Margaret Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan; and we are here to remember and to mourn the victims of the vicious crimes that since the ending of White-rule, have engulfed South Africa.

British citizen Sue Howarth – tortured and murdered in February 2017 – is one of the many White South Africans who have been killed on their farms

Modern South Africa has become the murder and rape capital of the world: forty thousand women are raped every year in South Africa; and twenty thousand murders are committed every year in that unhappy land. That means a hundred rapes are committed every day…day after day after day; and fifty murders are committed every day…day after day after day.

We remember in particular the thousands of White farmers and their families hideously tortured and murdered; the very farmers who grow the food that feeds the country.

We also remember the victims of the so-called necklaces – the hideous form of murder invented and promoted by Winnie Mandela, whereby a rubber-tyre is fixed around the neck of the victim, the hands bound or hacked off, and petrol poured into the rubber-tyre and then set alight, the heat and the smoke and the flames smothering the face and engulfing head of the victim; it might take up twenty minutes for the victim to die.

We deplore the passing of White-ruled South Africa;

We say: Rest in Peace all the victims of murder, hideous torture and barbarism;

We condemn the British and American governments for their betrayal and destruction of White civilisation in Southern Africa.

Further details are available at the National Front’s website.

BNP gives up its last council seat without a fight

Pendle BNP councillor Brian Parker is stepping down this year, and the party is not putting up a candidate in his Marsden ward – the last BNP council seat in the country

Today the BNP surrendered its last council seat without a fight.  Just a few years ago the party was hitting the headlines with council victories in many areas of England, and even two Members of the European Parliament.  Yet today the press didn’t even notice when the last BNP council seat – Marsden ward, Pendle – was given up.

Nominations closed this afternoon for the local council elections, and it can now be confirmed that long-serving Cllr Brian Parker will not be defending his seat.  No one can blame Cllr Parker for retiring: he has put in a big effort sustained over twelve years, first gaining the seat from Labour in 2006, then winning re-election in 2010 and 2014.  He also contested the Pendle Central division four times at Lancashire County Council elections, most recently last year, and was parliamentary candidate for Pendle at last year’s general election.

The truth is that the BNP has collapsed around Mr Parker and a handful of other nationalist true-believers, and its national leadership is now devoted to hunting financial legacies rather than genuine political activity. The six surviving BNP candidates so far declared (all but one in London) are: David Furness in Northolt West End ward, Ealing; Vincent Evans in West Drayton ward, Hillingdon; Denise Underwood in Saint Andrews ward, Havering; Bede Smith in Goresbrook ward, Barking & Dagenham; Tony McKay in Eastbrook ward, Barking & Dagenham; and Chris Stone in St Thomas ward, Exeter.

Elsewhere veteran nationalist Richard Edmonds will be National Front candidate for St Helier ward, Sutton, unfortunately facing a full slate of three UKIP opponents, as is Kevin Layzell in Gooshays ward, Havering.  NF chairman Kevin Bryan is more lucky, facing no UKIP opposition in Irwell ward, Rossendale where he is in a three-way fight against Lab and Con. Similarly Chris Jackson as NF candidate for Todmorden ward, Calderdale, has no UKIP opponent.

NF chairman Kevin Bryan is contesting his home ward of Irwell, Rossendale

Dr Jim Lewthwaite, chairman of the British Democratic Party, will be British Democrats candidate for Wyke ward, Bradford – the sole nationalist candidate in a city which once had four BNP councillors.

Former BNP, NF and EFP candidate Steven Smith (architect of the BNP’s success in Burnley sixteen years ago) is standing as Independent candidate for Brunshaw ward, Burnley, where he has no UKIP opposition.

Controversial nationalist author Joe Owens is Independent candidate for Kensington & Fairfield ward, Liverpool.

The almost extinct English Democrats have a candidate in Salford, yet another city where a once strong BNP branch has completely disappeared.  Probably the most high profile ED campaign will be for the new Sheffield City Region mayoralty, where David Allen is ED candidate.  This new region includes Doncaster, where the EDs won the old mayoralty in 2009. Another longstanding ED Kevin Riddiough will again be contesting Rockingham ward, Barnsley, and similarly Steve Morris will again contest Besses ward, Bury.

In most of the country the breaking news is of UKIP decline and in many cases disappearance, most notably in their former stronghold of Thurrock, where the entire UKIP group of councillors (including MEP Tim Aker) has left the party.  These councillors will be standing for re-election as ‘Thurrock Independents’, while the official UKIP has mustered only five candidates across the borough.

There are no UKIP candidates in Oldham, where the party is failing to defend the two seats gained in 2014.  Former UKIP councillor Warren Bates is standing for re-election as an Independent in the Failsworth West ward. Another old BNP stronghold where UKIP has now completely disappeared is Barking & Dagenham.  It is rare this year to find a council with a full UKIP slate of candidates for every ward: two examples are Derby and Swindon. In the whole of Birmingham there is only one UKIP candidate, though at least one ex-UKIP parliamentary candidate is standing as an independent.  Former UKIP leadership has candidate John Rees-Evans now runs a ‘Democrats and Veterans’ party which has candidates for several councils this year, including several in Yorkshire: Bradford, Leeds, Barnsley, Harrogate, Wakefield, Kirklees, and Hull.

So far it looks as though Mr Rees-Evans’s party will have substantially more candidates than another newly registered party led by another former UKIP leadership candidate. The ‘For Britain Movement’ created by Anne-Marie Waters on an anti-Islam platform is contesting the Washington North ward in Sunderland, another area where the UKIP branch seems to have collapsed. The strongest For Britain branch appears to be in Leeds, where they are contesting six city council wards. This should give them a chance of some decent results, because following boundary changes the entire Leeds council is being elected this year, with voters in each ward having three votes. Usually this gives a big boost to small parties (as with Burnley BNP in 2002).

There are seven UKIP candidates in Leeds, and only one ward (Crossgates & Whinmoor) has both UKIP and For Britain.  Another of the few areas where For Britain is making progress is the Black Country borough of Sandwell, where there are three For Britain candidates and only one UKIP (the latter has For Britain opposition in Charlemont with Grove Vale ward).

A For Britain candidate is also standing in Yateley East ward, Hart.  On the opposite side of the European debate, another new party seems to be having the same marginal impact as Ms Waters.  The self-styled ‘centrist’ and pro-Remain party Renew, founded by former anti-terrorist officer Chris Coghlan, has twelve candidates so far: eight in its main London base of Wandsworth; two in North Tyneside; and one each in Ealing and Hounslow.

H&D will report further on the 2018 local council elections as nominations are announced.

p.s.: Any nationalists feeling a bit depressed by the state of our movement should spare a thought for the lavishly funded ‘anti-fascists’ of Hope not Hate, whose ‘expert’ election article today predicts that Anne-Marie Waters and For Britain will have Rotherham as one of their target areas in this year’s election.  In fact there are no council elections in Rotherham this year (not until 2020). We do hope none of that Soros money has been spent on special anti-fascist leaflets for Rotherham…

The advertising industry and 21st century brainwashing

Recently the Russian-based television station RT broadcast a programme about British nationalism, The Patriot Game presented by former MP George Galloway. Amid the usual leftist hysteria there were several minutes from an interview Galloway conducted with veteran racial nationalist Martin Webster.

Mr Webster stood up well to Galloway’s standard line of liberal outrage and moral blackmail, and among the issues he raised was the incessant and insidious propaganda campaign by advertisers to promote multiracialism.

By coincidence in the very same week, an article appeared in the London Review of Books, mainly focused on the over-hyped ‘scandal’ of online campaigning and data analysis by the UK firm Cambridge Analytica during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The relevant sentence from the article was as follows:

New digital advertising billboards at Piccadilly Circus are harvesting data (they contain cameras to analyse the facial expressions of people in the crowds passing by).

This form of intrusive surveillance has obvious commercial attractions, turning Piccadilly Circus into a gigantic ‘focus group’. But is it too paranoid to imagine political / propagandistic implications also?

For example, if advertising billboards were to contain such cameras, it would be possible to compile mountains of data aggregating the responses of the general public to particular depictions of multiracialism. This would reveal public attitudes far more accurately than an opinion poll (where many respondents will give polite or ‘politically correct’ responses on racial questions).

Such data collection would allow propagandists to calibrate their approach more carefully and precisely: to promote multiracialism (or other agendas) in the most effective manner, whether gradual or blatant, according to what proves effective among the covertly surveyed passers-by.

 

H&D’s Peter Rushton to speak in Blackpool – April 28th

‘Millennial Woes’ – seen here with fellow Alt Right video star Brittany Pettibone – will speak at the South West Forum this month

Two highlights of the nationalist calendar have just been confirmed for the coming weeks.  On Saturday March 31st there will be a meeting of the South West Forum, venue to be confirmed nearer the date, with speakers including the widely followed YouTube video blogger ‘Millennial Woes’.

Tickets for this SW Forum event are £20: please contact SW Forum organiser Hannah for details on 07973 725361.  This event will be another giant step towards establishing that nationalists cannot be driven out of the South West, despite red violence, police complacency and media treachery.

Meanwhile in the North West of England, following the first two gatherings by Boadicea Events, tickets for the third event are now being booked.

It will be held in Blackpool on the 28th of April and will feature an array of our movements’ finest movers and shakers.

 

The speakers are shown below and we expect that some more people will wish to be added to the list of speakers.

The current line up is: Alison Chabloz; Andrew Brons; Peter Rushton; Mike Coleman; Jim Lewthwaite; Mike Whitby.

Once again, Alison Chabloz will be providing immense enjoyment with her excellent musical satire. This event is not to be missed!

If you would like to be included either as a guest or a speaker, or if you would like to book a leaflet table to represent your own group or party, please contact Paul on 07434 757750 and book your place.

Keep in mind that attendance at this event is only open to genuine patriotic nationalists.

 

Text of Richard Edmonds’ speech on Dresden commemoration

This is the translation of an intended speech to be given by Richard Edmonds in the centre of Dresden, 17th. February 2018. Unfortunately the Police closed the meeting down before Richard was called to speak. There now follows what he intended to say:

Richard Edmonds at the 2014 NF Remembrance Day ceremony

Friends, my name is Richard Edmonds. I am British and I have travelled here to Dresden to say that the bombing of Dresden in February 1945 was a crime, a crime which was committed by the British government. As we know, in the final weeks of the Second World War hundreds of British bombers mercilessly attacked this city. The blood of the victims stains and besmirches the hands of the government that ordered this dreadful attack.

It was Churchill’s government which ordered the attack on Dresden. And it was Churchill’s government which started the bombing war: the bombing war which deliberately rained terror, mutilation, fire and death onto the homes of millions of defenceless civilians, women, mothers, children and old folk. And the British government openly and shamelessly confirmed in the official history of the British Royal Air Force that it was Britain that started the dreadful and pitiless bombing war. I quote from the official history of the Royal Air Force:

“It was we British who started the bombing war which aimed deliberately to target civilians.” End of quote.

Fact: it was British bombers which deliberately bombed the German city of Muenchen Gladbach as early as April 1940; in the early summer of 1940 British bombers repeatedly bombed the towns of the Ruhr district. The reaction of the German government against these repeated bombing attacks on German towns and cities came only months later. For example, the notorious attack by the German Luftwaffe on Coventry came as late as November 1940.

The role of Churchill’s government in initiating the bombing war and its increasing barbarism is clear. For example the leading British official and Secretary of State at the British Ministry of War, James Spaight, described in his official book, “ Bombing vindicated”, and I quote:

“We British started the bombing war which was aimed deliberately at civilians living in homes hundreds of miles behind the fighting front-lines.” And the British Secretary of State, member of Churchill’s government said that “we are proud, proud of what we did”: Quote from “Bombing vindicated”. These are the words of the British Secretary of State and member of Churchill’s war-time government. Hundreds of thousands of civilians fell victim to the British and American bombing war. It is of course a war-crime for a soldier to aim his weapon at a civilians. The British and Americans gave themselves permission a million times over to commit this particular war-crime. And Churchill’s Secretary of State was “proud” of what they had done. One sees the source the of the cold-blooded barbarism.

In war-time Britain there were principled individuals who publicly spoke out and condemned Churchill’s merciless bombing war. One of these brave individuals was the British academic, Charles Percy Snow, and I quote:

“The British plans to bomb and to destroy German working-class residential areas, were plans motived by a deep sadistic impulse to kill thousands of women and children.” And Charles Percy Snow continued, “ What will future generations think of us Britons ? Will future generations say that we were but wolves in the form of men ? Will future generations think that we British forswore our humanity ? They will have the right to say so. “ End of quote.

As a British person in the centre of Dresden here on this day of mourning, I would like to say that with all decency, the present British government should apologise to the German people for the crimes committed by Churchill’s government and in particular for the sadistic impulse of Churchill’s government to murder defenceless civilians, mothers and children.

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