UKIP leaders past and present clash over whether party should accept EDL founder ‘Robinson’

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has clashed bitterly with present leader Gerard Batten over whether the party should allow EDL founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – aka ‘Tommy Robinson’ – to become a member. Anyone who has been in the EDL, or certain other proscribed ‘extremist’ groups such as the National Front or British National Party, is banned by UKIP’s constitution from joining the party.

Batten and some of UKIP’s Islam-obsessed faction – notably Lord Pearson of Rannoch – were keen to recruit ‘Robinson’, but Farage and his allies are concerned by the EDL founder’s criminal record and yobbish style.

Caroline Jones – former UKIP leader in the Welsh Assembly – has already quit the party and returned to the Conservatives because of Batten’s anti-Islam stance, but UKIP has managed to win back some former officials who had defected to Anne Marie Waters’ For Britain Movement – including her former deputy Jeff Wyatt.

Former BNP council candidate Robert Baggs at the For Britain Movement’s conference in Liverpool last weekend with (left) half-Pakistani anti-Muslim activist Shazia Hobbs and (right) controversial journalist Katie Hopkins.

While losing some of her original supporters, Ms Waters has won over several ex-BNP activists including former council candidate Robert Baggs, election guru Eddy Butler, 2004 London Mayoral candidate Julian Leppert, former Tower Hamlets organiser Jeff Marshall, and former West Midlands regional organiser Keith Axon.

Last Saturday Farage upstaged his old party by speaking at a rally in Bolton alongside former Brexit minister David Davis and Labour MP Kate Hoey, launching a cross-party effort to prevent ‘betrayal of Brexit’. Farage will speak at a series of further rallies for the ‘Leave Means Leave’ campaign across the country. Joining him on these platforms will be a range of speakers including Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and Tim Martin, owner of the Wetherspoons chain of pubs.

 

‘Antifascist’ confusion over bookshop attack – UKIP suspends three activists

Times of Israel columnist Sharon Klaff (second left) handing in a pro-Zionist petition at Downing St. On Saturday Ms Klaff was accused of being part of a gang attacking a Central London bookshop.

Britain’s largest leftwing bookshop was attacked by a dozen Zionist thugs on Saturday evening, leading the United Kingdom Independence Party to suspend three prominent activists allegedly involved.

Bookmarks (on Bloomsbury St in central London) is linked to the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), Britain’s largest Trotskyist organisation. While several ‘socialist’ bookshops have also acted as headquarters for violent groups associated with IRA terrorism and ‘antifascist’ gangsterism, there is no such particular connection with Bookmarks. Unlike (for example) Red Action or AFA, the SWP and its various front organisations couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag.

The shop was therefore a soft target for the fake patriots of ‘Make Britain Great Again’, led by a Thatcherite Tory called Luke Nash-Jones, who was once President of the Conservative Association at Birkbeck College, London, but is now in UKIP.

MBGA is on the intellectually-challenged, ultra-Zionist wing of the ‘Alt Right’ – obsessed with Islam and natural cheerleaders for Donald Trump and EDL founder ‘Tommy Robinson’.

On Saturday evening a dozen MBGA activists made their way to Bloomsbury after a demonstration in support of online conspiracy theorist Alex Jones whose pages have recently been deleted by Facebook and other platforms following the usual ‘hate speech’ circus. For some reason Nash-Jones and his gang thought that throwing their weight around in a bookshop would help the ‘anti-censorship’ case. Even more bizarrely, they thought it was a good idea to post video of the attack on their own YouTube channel. (This was soon taken down when someone belatedly engaged their brain, but by then it had been copied by MBGA’s leftwing opponents.)

UKIP executive member Elizabeth Jones (seen above right with Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani) was suspended after an attack on Central London shop Bookmarks last Saturday.

Easily identified among the gang outside the bookshop was a member of UKIP’s national executive Elizabeth Jones, who was a candidate for the party leadership in 2016. Ms Jones stood for UKIP in Bermondsey & Old Southwark at last year’s general election, but today was suspended from the party alongside Nash-Jones and a third UKIP activist Martin Costello, who was parliamentary candidate for South Swindon last year. Mr Costello has also served as a special police constable in Wiltshire.

Ms Jones claimed only to have been outside the shop not part of the attack. Also identified by numerous ‘antifascists’ was South African born Zionist Sharon Klaff, who has a regular column on the Times of Israel website.

Had real British nationalists attacked leftwing premises in this way, there would have been ‘anti-terrorist’ police raids across the country within 24 hours. Not to mention had any of us dared to enter a Jewish bookshop and engage in such thuggery. London Forum organiser Jez Turner is presently serving a prison sentence for an entirely peaceful speech in Whitehall: what sentence would he have got for attacking a bookshop?

Sadly the price for Saturday’s attack is likely to be paid by sensible, peaceful British nationalists whose meetings will be attacked in ‘reprisals’: not from the women and pensioners whom Nash-Jones likes to confront, but by the militant ‘antifa’ squads who ironically were expelled from the SWP decades ago.

UPDATE: Sharon Klaff now denies that she was present during the bookshop attack, but the ‘antifascist’ website Hope not Hate claims she was there: whom should one believe given such an unpalatable choice?

UPDATE 2: Hope not Hate has now withdrawn its allegation against Sharon Klaff – smears, denials and counter-smears continue to circulate among embarrassed ‘antifascists’ and Zionists!

Sarah Archibald of Hope not Hate fingers Klaff for bookshop attack

 

Dog eat dog: Klaff threatens ‘antifascists’ with defamation action

 

Sharon Klaff, allegedly part of the Nash-Jones gang on Saturday, seen here (second right) with fellow ultra-Zionists Paul Besser (a Britain First activist); Ambrosine Shitrit; Gemma Sheridan and Jonathan Hoffman.

 

Lewisham East parliamentary by-election: the end of civic nationalism?

David Kurten, former UKIP leadership candidate humiliated in Lewisham by-election

Yesterday’s parliamentary by-election in the SE London constituency of Lewisham East was another tragi-comic episode in the slow death of the United Kingdom Independence Party.

Under the leadership of Nigel Farage, UKIP won more votes and seats than any other party at the 2014 European Parliamentary elections, ending up with 24 MEPs, though never gaining more than two MPs in the House of Commons. The party was primarily responsible for forcing then Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to concede a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, resulting in the historic Brexit vote of 2016.

But that was the beginning of the end for UKIP. Structural problems and ideological confusion (already analysed in several issues of H&D well before 2016) were never properly addressed even under Farage’s leadership, and since his departure immediately after the referendum the party has been scarred by factional infighting and incompetent leadership.

Yesterday was merely the latest demonstration of UKIP’s desperate state. Their by-election candidate was one of their highest profile and most experienced performers, half-caste London Assembly member David Kurten, but he finished a poor sixth with only 380 votes (1.7%), behind not only the big three parties and the Greens, but also behind the Women’s Equality Party!

Tess Culnane – polled more votes in a single Lewisham ward than UKIP managed yesterday across the entire seven-ward constituency of Lewisham East

To put this into context, H&D readers should remember that in 2002 BNP local election candidates Barry Roberts and Tess Culnane polled more votes in a single ward of Lewisham East than Mr Kurten managed yesterday across the entire constituency (which contains seven wards)!

The only good news for UKIP is that Kurten finished ahead of his former colleague Anne Marie Waters. She had been UKIP candidate for this constituency at the 2015 General Election, polling a very creditable 3,886 votes (9.1%) in what were admittedly far better times nationwide for the party. After an acrimonious leadership election last year, Ms Waters quit and with the help of former BNP and EDL activists created a breakaway party called the For Britain Movement.

Yesterday Ms Waters finished a poor seventh, with only 266 votes (1.2%). Her only excuse is that Labour called the by-election very quickly after the resignation of the previous MP, so Ms Waters and her campaign team (which included former East London BNP election guru Eddy Butler) had very little time. Yet it must be admitted that the Liberal Democrats also had very little time, yet they succeeded in building a serious bandwagon and advancing to second place: having lost their deposit twelve months ago with only 4.4%, the Lib Dems polled 24.6% yesterday.

Anne Marie Waters on the by-election campaign trail with former BNP election guru Eddy Butler (third left, back row) and an activist team including several former BNP officials and councillors, whose help could not save Ms Waters from a crushing defeat.

The inescapable conclusion is that the Lib Dem message (almost entirely focused on pro-Remain voters) resonated strongly with a certain section of the Lewisham electorate. We know that there is a different section of the Lewisham electorate who respond to nationalist issues, including immigration and law and order, but the Islam-obsessed campaigns of Kurten and Waters failed to resonate similarly among those voters. This was despite Ms Waters’ ally ‘Tommy Robinson’, founder of the EDL, getting himself jailed during the campaign and creating worldwide publicity. Proof yet again that there is a big difference between Facebook likes, or turning out screaming mobs in Whitehall, and the serious grown-up politics of winning votes.

It probably didn’t help that Lewisham is an odd place to bang on about Muslims: the area has many immigration-related problems, but relatively few of the large non-White population here are Muslims.

The third civic nationalist candidate, Massimo DiMambro of the new Democrats & Veterans party, was always going to be overshadowed by the far higher profile and better financed campaigns of Kurten and Walters: he managed only 67 votes (0.3%).

However the Democrats & Veterans party, which is much less Islam-obsessed than either UKIP or For Britain, but takes a strong line on immigration and other nationalist issues, seems to be having more success than Ms Waters’ party in building a network of branches nationwide.

The best bet is that UKIP-style civic nationalism is dying, but when the dust settles Democrats & Veterans might be the one viable civic nationalist party still capable of making a challenge (at least for local council seats).

 

Jez Turner imprisoned for Race Act ‘offences’

Jez Turner of the London Forum: an ex-serviceman with an unblemished record, today sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for opinions that offended Britain’s race laws.

After a three-day trial, London Forum founder Jez Turner was convicted and sentenced today to 12 months imprisonment for offences against Britain’s notorious race laws.

Mr Turner’s ‘offence’ dated back to 2015 when he spoke at a demonstration in Whitehall against the special Jewish police force known as Shomrim. (H&D‘s assistant editor spoke at the same event – click here for transcript.)

This racially exclusive police force had already attracted opposition from several senior police officers.  When Shomrim first began to appear in North London in 2008, then Hackney borough commander Steve Dann said: I am very upset that no-one has approached me about this.  It has been done behind my back.  I see this as a slight against us, that we are not providing a service.

In 2010 Dann’s successor in Hackney, Steve Bending said: I do not support the concept of any community having their own patrol service.  There is a risk of other communities feeling intimidated by this course of action.

So upset was Bending that he left the Metropolitan Police and emigrated to the United Arab Emirates.

Later in 2010 the Met’s borough commander in Barnet, another area where Shomrim were becoming active, also criticised this exclusive Jewish police force, saying: Uniformed patrols which communities are asked to pay for make me extremely nervous.

Yet Mr Turner’s criticism of Shomrim has today been criminalised.  The Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service had at first not thought to prosecute him for the 2015 speech, but relentless pressure was exerted by the ‘Campaign Against Antisemitism’ and the Community Security Trust, an ultra-Zionist lobby group whose founders were part of the violent Jewish 62 Group, which also spawned Searchlight magazine.

In a sense this was a CST prosecution, not a Crown prosecution.  We now know who rules 21st century Britain. Meanwhile on the very same day as Mr Turner was imprisoned, the Zionist state shamelessly slaughtered another 55 Palestinians, a crime which will go unpunished – in fact simply drawing attention to this mass murder will itself be judged a crime, unless anyone who dares criticise the Jewish state weighs his words very carefully.

Jez Turner addressing a demonstration in London.

Mr Turner’s barrister Adrian Davies gave a brilliant summing up of the defence case last Friday, which might have weighed in the mind of Judge David Tomlinson (son of Mary Poppins actor David Tomlinson). The judge’s interventions had been crudely hostile early in the case, but his own summing up today was far more fair.

H&D will be writing later in more detail about the Jez Turner case and its implications.  For now we shall simply say this: certain individuals have engaged in a disgraceful campaign of personal slurs against Jez Turner, even while he was facing trial and imprisonment.  This treason from within the so-called nationalist movement will not be forgotten nor forgiven.

 

 

H&D assistant editor’s speech at the Whitehall anti-Shomrim demo

Today Jez Turner of the London Forum was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for his speech on 4th July 2015 at a demonstration against the racially exclusive private Jewish police force known as Shomrim.

H&D‘s assistant editor Peter Rushton spoke at that same demonstration (from 23:40 to 30:08 on the video below).

The deafening noise made by Jewish and ‘anti-fascist’ demonstrators makes it difficult to hear the video, so we here attach a transcript of our assistant editor’s speech:

 

I’d like to thank the various forces that have proved the point today about the disgraceful state of double standards that exists in this country.

First of all, the courageous organisers of this event, principally Eddie Stampton over there, who stood up to be counted, who stood up determined to expose the double standards of law and order in this country.

Second, the British Government just the other side of the street there, who similarly proved the point by at the last minute insisting that this demonstration had to be moved from Golders Green down here to Whitehall. They helped to prove again the point about double standards.

And thirdly I’d like to thank the motley crew of ‘anti-fascist’ opponents today because they’ve also turned up to help make Eddie’s point for him. Over here today we see the united forces of anti-British terrorism. We see the friends of the Zionist bombers of the King David Hotel, standing side by side with the friends of the IRA bombers of Harrods, who were of course – as every policeman here knows – the bombers of Harrods were senior activists in the London branch of Anti-Fascist Action.

The united forces of anti-British terror are here today, and they are backed by the World Zionist supporters of the world’s number one terrorist state, the world’s number one gangster state, just over there, the other side of the barrier, proudly flying the flag of terrorism and gangsterism. The flag of a state which owes its existence to terror, and where better, where better than in Whitehall for us to expose that ultimate double standard – that double standard the consequences of which we live with every day of our lives when we face different terrorist groups.

Because the reason why terrorist groups anywhere in the world do what they do, is because they think it works – and why do they think it works? Because the last organisation in the world to proudly call itself ‘terrorist’ – the Stern Gang – helped to form the State of Israel whose flag we see over there today.

That organisation – the Stern Gang – here in Whitehall, you just walk up the street there on your way back from this demonstration, whichever side of the barrier you’re on today, or whether you’re here with the police today, you can see what is now the Scotland Office. What was in 1947 the Colonial Office. The Stern Gang planted an enormous bomb in the lavatories of the Colonial Office in March 1947. It failed to go off due to a faulty timer.

And while we are on about double standards, many of the people here today have been accused of promoting ‘racism’ and ’neo-nazism’. Well, in that same Spring of 1947, just a little bit further up the road there, the organisation that you support [indicating Jewish demonstrators nearby], the organisation that the people with the Israeli flag support, the organisation whose leader became the Prime Minister of Israel, planted a bomb in the British Colonial Club, just off Trafalgar Square, next to St Martin in the Fields.

And you know – we are the ‘nazi scum’ of course, aren’t we [responding to chants from demonstrators opposite], but that British Colonial Club was for non-White servicemen who hadn’t been demobbed. There they were, non-White British servicemen, quietly playing billiards, in their club off Trafalgar Square in March of 1947, and the Stern Gang’s bomb ripped the building apart!

Not a bomb planted by the so-called ‘racists’ on this side of the barrier; a bomb planted by the Stern Gang, whose leader became the Prime Minister of Israel!

If you want to find a ‘racist’ terrorist, if you want to find a bomber who planted a bomb that blew up a non-White servicemen’s club in this country – you can find him! He’s still alive today. He’s in Paris to this day. Prof. Robert Misrahi. Having planted that bomb he went back and instead of being prosecuted he got a promotion from your Zionist friends, and he ended up Professor of Ethical Philosophy at the Sorbonne.

So that’s the double standard in effect that’s seen our demonstration banned in Golders Green and relocated here today; the double standard that sees the supporters of Zionist terror and their useful idiots all screaming and shouting on the other side of the barrier there; and the double standard that allows a bomber whose bomb rips apart a club for non-White servicemen not to be treated as a ‘racist’ terrorist but to be respected, promoted, to be a friend of Israeli Prime Ministers, and to be a Professor at the Sorbonne in Paris.

That’s the double standard: what could better prove it than what we’ve seen here today. The double standard in 1947 is the same double standard in 2015. Thank you very much to everyone who has turned up here today to expose this double standard, and thank you very much to the police for making today such a trouble-free event. Thanks to all concerned.

 

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.

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.

British speaker arrested as German police halt Dresden commemoration

Lady Michèle Renouf was arrested this afternoon in Dresden as police closed down a commemorative rally in memory of more than 500,000 victims of the terror bombing in the city 73 years ago.

Lady Renouf had just spoken at the outdoor rally in the city centre.  Fellow Briton Richard Edmonds and event organiser Gerd Ittner were prevented from speaking and the crowd was forcibly dispersed. This evening Lady Renouf was released after several hours’ questioning at Dresden’s police station.[spacer height=”20px”]

Dr Fredrick Töben and Lady Michèle Renouf as the Australian academic prepared to leave London in November 2008, following the invalidation of a European Arrest Warrant. Today Lady Renouf was arrested in Dresden after speaking at a rally, where a message of solidarity was read from Dr Töben.

[spacer height=”20px”]Sadly the German police have allowed themselves to be used as political tools of a corrupt establishment determined to silence normal historical debate and rational argument.  On the same day as Lady Renouf’s arrest, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were attempting to reach agreement after a “security summit” in Munich on post-Brexit plans to continue the alliance between their countries’ secret state agencies, each determined to preserve a neo-Stalinist order.

Fortunately the German people are beginning to resist tyranny, with the rapid growth of a new political party, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), now the main opposition force in the Bundestag federal parliament in Berlin.[spacer height=”20px”]

Why not just buy the magazine and watch the YouTube videos? ITV spends fortune on pointless ‘infiltration’ of H&D meeting

On October 6th H&D hosted our latest John Tyndall Memorial Meeting in Preston.  As with all previous such events, this was very widely advertised in advance and reported afterwards both on this website and in the current edition of H&D.  All of the speeches were professionally filmed and are publicly available on YouTube.

The John Tyndall Memorial Meeting in Preston, October 2017

Nevertheless a television production company sent two young female journalists ‘undercover’ into the meeting, where they secretly filmed speeches that would in any case be broadcast in full on our YouTube channel.  Unfortunately these ‘undercover journalists’ – who used the names Mary McShane and Mary Mead – also claim to have recorded private conversations with members of the audience at the bar and in cars travelling from the event.
H&D greatly regrets this invasion of privacy.  While our own editor and assistant editor have not said anything in private that we would not say in public, we of course have no idea what members of the audience might say in their own private conversations, especially when these are recorded, edited and taken out of context by journalists.

‘Undercover reporter’ using the name Mary McShane at the October 2017 JTMM in Preston

We would emphasise the following points in reply to allegations contained in a letter sent to our assistant editor by the production company (allegations which may or may not be featured in the programme):
Heritage & Destiny is a non-partisan journal reflecting a wide spectrum of nationalist ideas.  Particular articles in the magazine should not be taken as reflecting an editorial line or shared ideology, still less should it be assumed that H&D promotes any particular position or agenda held by authors of such articles.
– Events hosted by H&D similarly reflect a broad range of ideas – as should be obvious from the fact that such speakers often disagree with each other on particular issues and represent diverse parties and groups.
– The London Forum and allied forums in various parts of the UK again feature a diverse range of speakers – the clue is in the name “forum”.
– Some of the individuals featured in the forthcoming ITV programme have no connection whatever with H&D.  For example, while we fully accept Anne Marie Waters right to her own opinions on Islam, and we deprecate attempts to silence her, there have been many articles critical of Ms Waters and her associates published both in the magazine and on this website.  Within the broad spectrum of nationalist ideas represented by H&D, we have sometimes printed articles which conform with Ms Waters’ anti-Islam agenda, but most articles on this theme have been critical of her approach.  In particular our assistant editor’s ‘Movement News’ column has been consistently critical of the EDL, Liberty GB and the rest of the ‘Islam-obsessed’ wing of nationalism.

Dr Jim Lewthwaite speaking at the 2017 JTMM

– It would be seriously defamatory to accuse our assistant editor of expressing sympathy with any form of terrorism during his speech at the October 6th meeting.  What he did say (and repeated in the current edition of the magazine) was that the Terrorism Act makes a mockery of the English language in its designation of a wide range of purely political activities as ‘terrorist’.  These concerns about the wide-ranging remit and potential injustice of the Terrorism Act are widely shared across the political spectrum.  Serious criminal charges have emerged against some individuals since the October 6th meeting.  None of those individuals was present at the meeting, and for obvious legal reasons we cannot comment further at this time.
– Our assistant editor did indeed state at the October 6th meeting that Ernst Zündel, Ursula Haverbeck and others prosecuted under Germany’s notorious laws suppressing free historical research will be seen as “heroes of the Europe of the future”.  Their alleged crimes are not in any way illegal in this country.  H&D does not promote any particular interpretation of Second World War history, and indeed some articles in H&D have suggested that nationalists should avoid association with historical revisionism (while others have argued that defence of academic and political freedom is central to our cause).
– As regards the Brexit referendum, there can be little doubt that concerns over immigration were the main motivation for many (arguably most) pro-Brexit voters.  It should be noted however that a significant minority of British nationalists took a pro-Remain stance in last year’s referendum, and this debate was featured in the magazine.
– In short, to draw “links” between diverse individuals and groups attending a meeting/forum (and in some cases between individuals who have never met or had anything to do with each other) is at best absurd and at worst defamatory.

Peter Rushton speaking at the 2017 JTMM

Pro-Farage candidate wins UKIP leadership

Henry Bolton (left) – winner of the UKIP leadership race – with Nigel Farage

[spacer height=”10px”]Despite all the hype, UKIP’s small-c conservative membership eventually voted for the most obviously “respectable” leadership candidate.

Former intelligence officer Henry Bolton was today elected UKIP leader with 3,874 votes (29.9%), ahead of the anti-Islam campaigner Anne Marie Waters on 2,755 (21.3%). The party’s peculiar first-past-the-post, single ballot system – and the fact that there were seven candidates on the ballot paper, six of whom had a serious chance – meant it was always likely that the winner would have less than one third of the membership’s support.

Turnout was only 46.6%, reflecting the fact that many of those nominally listed as party members (and entitled to vote) have already quit UKIP and had no interest in its leadership contest.

Bolton had warned that a victory for Waters and her EDL backers would risk UKIP becoming some form of “nazi party”. He will now claim a clear mandate, since the two most obvious anti-Islam candidates (Ms Waters and GLA member Peter Whittle) had only 32.2% between them, so even with a transferable vote Ms Waters would not have won.

Mixed-race GLA member David Kurten finished third with 2,201 votes (17.0%); Welsh businessman and libertarian John Rees-Evans fourth on 2,021 (15.6%); original bookies’ favourite Peter Whittle fifth on 1,413 (10.9%), after much of his support drained to Ms Waters; Rotherham parliamentary candidate Jane Collins a surprisingly poor sixth on 566 (4.4%) despite having been backed by two former rival candidates who withdrew in her favour; and space-travel enthusiast Aidan Powlesland seventh on 85 (0.65%).

All eyes now are on Nigel Farage and his financial backer Arron Banks, who had plans to launch a new breakaway movement within days if Waters or Whittle were elected. Their decision may now depend on whether Henry Bolton is able to secure constitutional changes reducing the role of the party’s executive and enhancing the leadership’s power.[spacer height=”20px”]

UKIP leadership candidate Anne Marie Waters (left) promoting the UK launch of anti-Islam group PEGIDA alongside the EDL founder Tommy Robinson (centre) and Liberty GB’s Paul Weston

[spacer height=”20px”]The most likely short-term breakaway is now from the other side of the party: Anne Marie Waters and her Islam-obsessed faction.

One of Ms Waters’s leading allies, Paul Weston of Liberty GB, reacted badly to the result, tweeting: “UKIP needed a revolutionary leader, instead it got Mr Establishment Henry Bolton OBE who will do nothing whatsoever about Islam.”

Another close Waters associate, EDL founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (alias Tommy Robinson), similarly commented: “UKIP are now irrelevant when it comes to the biggest threat our country faces. We need a political voice to oppose Islam like Wilders & Le Pen.”

By contrast third-placed David Kurten and fellow candidate Jane Collins were quick to tweet their loyalty to the new leader.

H&D will have a fuller report on the UKIP contest later this weekend, and a detailed analysis in issue 81 of what these developments mean for the British nationalist movement.

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