Two very different wings of the anti-Islam movement

Anne-Marie Waters and ‘Tommy Robinson’ have several times endorsed each other’s campaigns, with mixed results.

This week saw bad results in court and at the ballot box for two very different wings of the anti-Islamist movement.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – better known under his alias ‘Tommy Robinson’ – is a chancer and petty criminal who has made a good living out of the anti-Islam movement (and an even better living from certain sections of international Zionism).

‘Tommy’ is regarded as the founder (and certainly the best known face) of the English Defence League (EDL) an avowedly ‘anti-racist’, fanatically pro-Israel, and militantly anti-Islam alliance of football hooligan gangs that briefly flourished a few years ago before breaking up into competing factions.

Since the EDL’s decline, ‘Tommy’ has fancied himself as a journalist but has continued to be mainly a self-publicist, and had a short disastrous venture into electoral politics when he contested the North West England region at the 2019 European Parliamentary elections, finishing eighth with just 2.2%.

Perhaps because of his public devotion to the Israeli cause, the mainstream media gave ‘Tommy’ soft treatment for many years, which perhaps encouraged this ageing adolescent thug (now 38) to believe he could get away with anything.

EDL leaders Kevin Carroll and ‘Tommy Robinson’ with two of America’s most notorious Zionist promoters of the Islamo-obsessive agenda, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller

Despite his public poses, ‘Tommy’ doesn’t care a damn about the victims of (for example) ‘grooming gangs’: in order to win publicity for himself he risked derailing a trial of two such cases in Canterbury (2017) and Huddersfield (2018).

And now ‘Tommy’ has lost a libel case after he made a series of what turned out to be unsubtantiated allegations against a Syrian-born schoolboy. ‘Tommy’ has been ordered to pay £100,000 in damages and also faces a costs bill that could easily run to £500,000. Since he claims to be bankrupt (despite the vast sums he has milked from the movement), ‘Tommy’ hopes to tear up the bill and carry on regardless, but might face serious questions as to where all the donors’ money has gone.

Yesterday’s judgment ruthlessly punctures ‘Tommy”s journalistic pretensions:
“This judgment – but more importantly – the award of damages will mark clearly that the Defendant has failed to demonstrate the truth of his allegations. The Defendant took on the burden of proving his allegations to be true. He has failed. In reality, and for the reasons I have explained, his evidence fell woefully short.”

Though she has several times eagerly accepted endorsements from ‘Tommy’, and endorsed his campaigns in return, Anne Marie Waters is a very different character and the For Britain Movement she leads is very different from the EDL.

Though we might disagree with much of Ms Waters’ ideology and sometimes doubt her political choices, no one can doubt that she is a genuine, committed, and often courageous campaigner. After she broke away from UKIP to form the For Britain Movement, she bravely accepted numerous former BNP activists as members, candidates and party officials – notably the former BNP and English Democrat electoral strategist Eddy Butler, still best known for his ‘Rights for Whites’ campaigns that won the BNP their first councillor, Derek Beackon in the East End’s Isle of Dogs in 1993.

Anne Marie Waters on an earlier by-election campaign trail with former BNP election guru Eddy Butler and now-councillor Julian Leppert (far right)

Mr Butler’s colleague – H&D subscriber and former BNP mayoral candidate Julian Leppert – is presently the only elected councillor for Ms Waters’ party, and one of very few racial nationalist councillors of any stripe anywhere in the UK in 2021 (though his party leader is very much not a racial nationalist!).

By coincidence, on the very same day that ‘Tommy Robinson’ lost his libel case, two For Britain candidates were heavily defeated in local council by-elections. Both candidates are longstanding racial nationalists of high calibre and both showed courage and commitment in putting themselves forward as candidates, at a time when our movement’s electoral fortunes are at a low ebb.

There was no reason to think that either of the wards was especially good territory for a pro-White campaign, and the nationwide political context remains one in which most racially conscious Whites tend to favour Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, despite its recent loss of support among the socially liberal middle classes.

(Notably, the vast majority of potential voters for our types of candidate/party remain supportive of the government’s policies for dealing with the Covid pandemic: there is little or no electoral backing for the Covid-sceptic or anti-vaccination stances favoured by significant numbers of movement activists, but ignored or opposed by the vast majority of voters.)

FBM candidates Dave Haslett (above) and Gary Bergin (below)

So it was no surprise to see very modest votes for the two For Britain candidates: 26 votes (1.2%) for Gary Bergin in Liscard ward, Wirral; and 37 votes (1.6%) for Dave Haslett in Humberstone & Hamilton ward, Leicester.

Readers should note that in the Leicester ward a candidate for Reform UK (the renamed Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage’s close ally Richard Tice) also polled just 37 votes (1.6%).

There appears to be no magic recipe for electoral success within the space to the ‘right’ of the Conservative Party. Those who are looking towards some form of new racial nationalist alliance have serious thinking to do – at one time it seemed that civic nationalism with an anti-Islamist, pro-Zionist edge was the way forward, at least for those prepared to swallow their ideological objections in the interest of electoral ‘strategy’. That argument no longer holds water.

‘Tommy Robinson’ heads for bankruptcy despite mountain of donations

‘Tommy Robinson’ (above right) with former UKIP leader Gerard Batten

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, better known under his alias ‘Tommy Robinson’ as former leader of the English Defence League (EDL), was yet again in the headlines for the wrong reasons this morning.

The EDL grew rapidly after its creation in 2009 as a reaction against ‘Islamist extremism’. Never a membership organisation and never having any form of constitution or accountability (despite large amounts of cash swirling around), the EDL nevertheless managed to organise mass demonstrations on a far bigger scale than anything 21st century nationalist parties could manage.

Based on an alliance of football hooligan ‘firms’ rather than a political structure, the EDL included many good lads but also numerous petty criminals such as Yaxley-Lennon looking for a fast buck.

There is of course a certain group with many generations of experience in exploiting such petty criminals and their greed: so it was no surprise that ‘Tommy Robinson’ became the most devoted cheerleader for Israel in the (broadly defined) nationalist movement.

Tommy Robinson (above centre) promoting the UK launch of anti-Islam group PEGIDA (one of numerous short-lived attempts to politiicse the EDL) alongside Anne-Marie Waters (now leader of the For Britain Movement) and Paul Weston

But the wheels came off a few years ago, and for some time ‘Tommy’ has seemed an increasingly desperate shadow of his former self. He is presently being sued for libel in a case that H&D cannot discuss for legal reasons, and recently told a court that he couldn’t afford legal representation due to imminent bankruptcy.

Today’s stories detail the vast amounts of cash that ‘Tommy’ has burned through in the past decade.

While H&D has little knowledge of these particular allegations, we have warned readers about ‘Tommy Robinson’ for many years. If our movement is to rebuild itself as a credible force in the post-Brexit, post-Farage era, we must look on the sad saga of ‘Tommy Robinson’ as an object lesson in how not to do things.

Yes, White Live DO Matter – as ALL lives should matter

‘I’d like to apologise… to absolutely f*****g NOBODY’: So, says Burnley fan Jake Hepple, via Facebook, who rightly refused to repent for the ‘White Lives Matter’ banner.

The Burnley fan from Colne in East Lancashire defended his move to help arrange for a ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ banner to be flown above the Etihad Stadium, Manchester just before his sides 5-0 demolition by Premier League champions Manchester City on Monday evening.

Shortly after kick-off at Monday’s game, a plane was spotted flying high above the Etihad stadium displaying the ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ (note – not Burnley FC) banner displaying the slogan and came shortly after all twenty two players, club staff and match officials had kneeled (the so called ‘taking the knee’, copied from the ‘bending the knee’ scene on Game of Thrones – an American fantasy drama television series, which is still shown on British TV) prior to the game in solidarity with the black career criminal George Floyd and the so-called ‘Black Lives Matter’ mob.

Burnley fan Jake Hepple has reportedly claimed responsibility for the display, which came as an apparent riposte to the spate of displays of support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ mob which have become commonplace in the English game since the restart of the Premier League last week and prompted the Lancashire club, as well as captain Ben Mee, to strongly condemn ‘White Lives Matter’.

Hepple, though, remained unrepentant. Borrowing a slightly altered phrase from Irish UFC superstar Conor McGregor, made after a fight in New York City, Hepple wrote on his since-deleted Facebook page that “I’d like to take this time to apologise .. TO ABSOLUTELY F*****G NOBODY!”

“It’s now apparently racist to say White lives matter,” he continued on his Facebook account (which has now not surprisingly been deleted), which also displayed a photograph of Hepple alongside former BNP member, and English Defence League founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA ‘Tommy Robinson’).

Jake Hepple (above left) with EDL founder ‘Tommy Robinson’

Burnley FC fired off a statement condemning the banner in mega quick time. In fact, so quick that it appeared online even before the first half of the match had finished!

Burnley FC Chairman Mike Garlick and his CEO and general dogsbody Neil Hart of course fiercely condemned Hepple’s actions in their grovelling statement, which read:

“Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium on Monday evening.

“We wish to make it clear that those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor.

“This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for and we will work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans.

“The club has a proud record of working with all genders, religions and faiths through its award-winning Community scheme, and stands against racism of any kind.

“We are fully behind the Premier League’s Black Lives Matter initiative and, in line with all other Premier League games undertaken since Project Restart, our players and football staff willingly took the knee at kick-off at Manchester City.

“We apologise unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester City and to all those helping to promote Black Lives Matter.”

Burnley staff and players “taking the knee” before Monday’s game in Manchester

Of course, Garlick and Hart not being amongst the ‘sharpest tools in the shed’ raced their statement out before even checking, or even understanding the facts behind the banner!

The banner read ‘Burnley’ and not ‘Burnley FC’ and was in no way linked to the club. It was paid for by supporters – mostly ex-supporters now – of the Burnley Suicide Squad (BSS), who were a notorious football firm in the 1980s, right up to the mid-2000s, but are mainly ‘retired’ now. In general, the BSS were made up of patriotic English nationalists, who were not in any way linked to the BNP (as some in the media claim).

To quote former BSS leader Andrew Porter; “I’m a proud to be a hooligan. A lot of people out there think we are scum. Well I don’t give a f**k about their point of view. After the Burnley riots I was classed as a nazi who voted BNP. I’ve never voted in my life and I wouldn’t vote for the BNP because I’m English. It’s about time we had an English National Party; the Welsh and Scots have their own national parties so why should we be any different. Is it wrong to display our national flag? Some people in our government think it is. They don’t want us to have an identity. Well, I’ve got a message for them: you’ll never take England out of the English, and you’ll never take the hooligan out of me.”

Garlic and Hart rattle on about those responsible for the banner not being welcome at Turf Moor (Burnley FC’s stadium) anymore and when they find them, they will all get life bans! You could not really make it up, could you? Don’t these idiots realise that the vast majority of the BSS are already banned – mostly for life – from Turf Moor! And those who are not, would never even consider paying the rip off prices that BFC (and all Premier League clubs) charge to enter Turf Moor – with CCTV cameras pointing everywhere – watching a group over vastly over-paid, over-rated, spoiled brats, commonly known as Premier League footballers.

Garlic and Hart then go on about their club having a proud record of working with all genders, religions and faiths through its award-winning Community scheme, and stands against racism of any kind.

Well if that’s the case, why are there so few black players in the Burnley FC team? Let alone the first team squad (three at the most). And why does their club not have any Asian players, or any Muslim players (when the town of Burnley is at least 12% Asian/Muslim)? And why does Burnley FC not have one single Gay player? What sort of ‘proud record’ is this? They must live in some sort of fantasy land!

The statement goes on about how much Burnley FC are behind the violent mob ‘Black Lives Matter’, and how all their team willingly took the knee – Game of Thones style!

One thing the statement did get right about the banner was that it – “in no way represents what Burnley Football Club stands for” – very true. The banner represented the real silent majority of White working-class people in Burnley, who in general have little or no time for Burnley FC, as is reflected in their pathetically low attendance figures (they can’t even fill their tiny ground for most matches!).

Why would ordinary White working-class Burnley people want to have anything to do with the likes of Garlic and Hart, as they may as well be from a different planet. They know nothing and care nothing for the ordinary people of Burnley, apart from wanting to fleece their hard-earned money off them, to pay the inflated wage packets of the likes of Ben Mee.

Ben Mee, himself an embarrassment to most Burnley fans, has played for the club since 2012. After being rejected by Man City – he was there for four years without ever making the Premier League first team – he was loaned out to Leicester City, where he struggled only making 15 appearances in 2011, before being loaned out to Burnley.

Ben Mee cries all the way to the bank after another Burnley defeat

Mee who is now team Captain, could not wait to jump on the politically correct bandwagon and spoke to Sky Sports News directly after the game, whining about his and the club’s ‘shame’ at the banner incident following his teams capitulation to a far superior – and much more enriched! – Man City side.

“We as a group of (White) players condemn it, we’re ashamed, we’re embarrassed. It definitely had a massive impact on us to see that in the sky. We were embarrassed, disappointed, upset. We are embarrassed that our name was in it.

“That they tried to attach it to our club – it doesn’t belong anywhere near our club. Fans like that don’t deserve to be around football.”

Of course, it’s very easy for somebody from a privileged middle-class background like Mee to attack ordinary White working-class Burnley fans. Remember Mee earns more in just one week, than most Burnley FC fans earn in a whole year. In reality its people like Mee that don’t deserve to be around football. And when the peoples of Britain finally awake from their slumber and elect a nationalist government, then he and his ilk will be dealt with.

After the incident Lancashire Police stated that they were investigating the matter to determine if any laws were broken! But later the next day – after spending many hours consulting with their legal team and the CPS – they had to admit that no laws had been broken, and no action against the banner organisers would be taken.

Remember that this is the same Lancashire Police service who claimed for years that they did not have the time or resources to investigate the ‘grooming’ scandals (mainly involving Pakistani men) that have plagued many towns in the county for over 20 years now.

The ‘grooming’ of young White working class and sub-working class girls from towns – including Burnley – have largely been ignored by the politically correct Lancashire Police, who would rather turn a blind eye to these White girls being raped, trafficked and even murdered (as happened in Blackpool) than be accused of being “racist”!

The Grooming which is (mainly – but not exclusively) carried out by second and third generation Pakistani Sunni Muslims, has now reached what was the far north west of Lancashire – Barrow in Furness (moved over to Cumbria in 1974).

In Barrow, a town which was until very recently almost all White, is now enjoying all the benefits of enrichment, with Asian ‘grooming’ gangs operating in the town with almost immunity from prosecution.

In a video statement, Chief Supt Dean Holden said he had to be “very careful … because I don’t want to undermine any judicial processes” but “what I would say is when the question is asked, ‘Is there an organised gang of Asian men in Barrow conducting abuse and exploitation against individuals?’ – our investigation has shown that has not been corroborated or otherwise evidenced.”

In addition, the force said it was investigating a new allegation that “circulated on social media concerning reports of physical and sexual abuse committed against a woman, aged in her late teens” in Barrow.

In fact, Cumbria Police, not only refused to close down arrest these ‘grooming’ gangs, but instead arrested and charged one of their victims!

A 19-year-old White girl has been charged with perverting the course of justice after telling police she was drugged and raped by an Asian sex gang in Cumbria. The teenager from Barrow was held in custody awaiting a court hearing, having allegedly breached her bail conditions! Cumbria Police confirmed it was investigating an incident of physical and sexual abuse that was reported by a woman in her late teens. The girl later alleged on Facebook that she had been beaten, burned, drugged and trafficked for sex throughout the north of England by Pakistani men. Her post included very distressing pictures of bruises, scratches and burn marks, and sparked a social media storm.

But to Burnley FC including their captain Ben Mee, their Chairman Mike Garlic, and their CEO Neil Hart, the lives of young working-class White girls really DON’T MATTER. They just don’t care about working class people, but then again with their money why should they?

Congratulations to Jake Hepple and all the lads from Burnley Suicide Squad, the banner stunt was great, it got the message over in a completely non-violent way – unlike the “Black Lives Matter” mob whose violent demonstrations, vandalism, lootings and stabbings have shown many ‘on the fence’ Brits what their real agenda is – the complete eradication of our history, heritage, culture and even identity.

Burnley’s Steve Smith (above left) addressing an H&D event

End note. Readers should remember that it was not that ago that the BNP, once led by the legendary Steve Smith, were the second largest party in Burnley, and were polling up to 35% of the vote in local elections – 40% in Padiham (where the BNP had all three Borough councillors plus the County Councillor). The England First Party, also once led by Steve Smith, polled well in most of the Burnley wards they contested too. That support is still out there. It just needs a well organised, nationalist party to get back to basics and take advantage of it.

Jake Hepple’s girlfriend Megan Rambadt – sacked for her political views

UPDATE: Jake Hepple’s girlfriend Megan Rambadt has been sacked from her job due to alleged ‘racist’ social media posts, though there is no suggestion that her political views had ever had any negative influence on her work.

A predictable disaster: but don’t let it obscure the truth

This is how it should have been: British patriots including ex-servicemen celebrating victory over the anti-British mob – but our “own” side let them down.

Today’s counter-demonstration in Central London by “football lads” seeking to defend British heritage against the violent “Black Lives Matter” and “antifa” mobs, should have been a victory celebration.

The anti-British rabble had cancelled their own event, no doubt fearing they would come off worse in any confrontation with the “far right”. Late last night, even the most violent hard core of “London Antifa” gave up and advised their followers not to be in Whitehall today – causing some excellent disputes among their own side about lack of planning.

This was a moment calling for leadership and discipline. The “right-wing” demonstrators today should have been friendly and cooperative with the police. There should have been a couple of speeches celebrating victory and warning BLM and “antifa” that any further nonsense from them would again be confronted and defeated.

Then the troops could disperse, vowing to meet at a hostelry for further celebrations as soon as such venues reopen.

Unfortunately a large part of the so-called “far right'” has no leadership worthy of the name and no discipline, just as it has no ideological backbone. Though there were many hundreds of good, decent patriots in Whitehall today, they aren’t the ones who will be featured by the media.

A disciplined demonstration in Bristol today defending the Cenotaph, sadly let down by a section of the London demo: we aren’t going to publish photos of the scum who disgraced the patriotic cause today – but the mainstream media certainly will.

As was sadly predictable, a large percentage of the “demonstrators” supposedly on our “own” side were already incapably drunk before the event began, and like children were unable to control their bladders. Whitehall became an ocean of urine, and one so-called “patriot” was photographed micturating against the memorial to murdered police officer Keith Palmer, killed by a terrorist in 2017.

In other words an absolute gift to our anti-British media, who can now conveniently forget the bigger picture and report on the “far right” literally p*****g on our heritage.

Our disgust at this pathetic display shouldn’t however blind us to the bigger picture. Once this weekend’s headlines have faded, we shall still be confronted by alien mobs determined to tear down monuments across our country and across the White world, so as to impose their own fake history and their own multiracial nightmare.

And once their understandable disgust at the lagered-up yobs purporting to represent Britain has faded, our fellow countrymen will still be on our side rather than on the side of the culture-distorters and the nation-wreckers.

The challenge will be how to mobilise that support. It should now be clear that the likes of “Tommy Robinson” and Paul Golding have nothing to offer the nationalist movement that will rise in post-Corona Britain.

‘Tommy Robinson”s ex-Muslim friend attacks Scottish “racism”

Maajid Nawaz (above left) with onetime ally ‘Tommy Robinson’

Maajid Nawaz is the political establishment’s favourite ex-Muslim. Co-founder of the ‘anti-extremist’ Quilliam Foundation, Nawaz had been a member of the Islamic fundamentalist faction Hizb ut-Tahrir during his years as a student in London, but he later became a high-profile defector and critic of HUT and of what he portrays as a broader Islamist movement.

During 2013 Nawaz forged a curious political alliance with Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, alias ‘Tommy Robinson’, founder of the English Defence League, and promoted ‘Robinson’ across the mainstream media following the latter’s split from the EDL. ‘Robinson’ later claimed that he had been on the Quilliam Foundation’s payroll for about six months.

Both Nawaz and ‘Robinson’ are enthusiastic supporters of Israel, and Nawaz became a Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate. During 2016-2018 there was a legal dispute between Nawaz and the American ‘anti-racist’ organisation Southern Poverty Law Center, after the SPLC labelled Nawaz and his Quilliam group “anti-Muslim extremists”. The SPLC eventually apologised and paid Quilliam more than $3m.

Maajid Nawaz speaking at a Zionist rally in London.

However Nawaz continues to be a controversial character, with some critics doubting the veracity of his stories about the reasons for his embrace and rejection of Islamism. H&D readers can judge for themselves – all we can state for certain is that Nawaz’s account of having been persecuted by rampaging Combat 18 gangs during his youth in Southend is obvious nonsense. As with so much ‘expert’ commentary on the ‘far right’, it is self-evident fantasy, as many H&D readers who actually know the history of C18 etc. will instantly realise.

Now Nawaz has launched an attack on the “racism” of Scottish nationalists, including some within the impeccably liberal, multi-racialist SNP. He writes:

“Violent hostility to outsiders and critics is in the DNA of nationalists, whether on the Left and Right, as anyone who has debated with SNP can testify to. When that outsider has different colour skin the rage seems to be heighted [sic].”

While H&D is no friend of the SNP, it is obvious that what Nawaz really objects to here is not so much Scottish independence (which many of our readers would oppose equally passionately). What Nawaz really hates is the politics of national identity, cultural identity, and racial identity. With one exception of course. He absolutely loves Israel.

Tories expel ‘Islamophobes’

Baroness Warsi, former chairman of the Conservative Party, has called for an inquiry into ‘Islamophobia’ in Tory ranks

The Conservative Party today expelled fourteen members for alleged ‘Islamophobic’ posts on a Facebook page.

This followed the resignation of Peter Lamb, who had been due to stand as a Conservative candidate in May’s local elections for Harlow Borough Council.

Mr Lamb had made several anti-Muslim posts on Twitter and had become the focus of demands by the party’s former chairman Baroness Warsi (herself Muslim) for an internal inquiry into the extent of Tory ‘Islamophobia’.

Peter Lamb has quit as a Tory council candidate following controversy over his anti-Muslim posts on Twitter

Many of the comments by purported Tory activists are remarkably stupid, but it does look as though Prime Minister Theresa May has seized on this mini-scandal in an effort to contrast her party with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, where Jewish activists claim there has been a reluctance to deal with ‘anti-semitism’.

However like many such unprincipled gestures, it risks tainting the Tories among potential UKIPish, ‘BNP-lite’ voters, while failing to gain them much on the other side, because most committed liberal, obsessive ‘antiracists’ wouldn’t vote Tory at present in any case – unless they are Jews on the liberal left who prioritise defeating Corbyn, in which case they probably don’t care about Islamophobia…

Prof. Rob Ford of Manchester University (co-author of a book about the rise of UKIP) has posted interesting comments about the Tories’ dilemma over multiculturalism. (see series of tweets below)

Many H&D readers will think Prof Ford is too obsessed by the supposed need to modernise the Tories long-term in order to capture liberal/non-white votes. An equally plausible route to power would be to appeal to White social conservatives.

At present one big problem is that many of these, while potentially agreeing with a conservative agenda on immigration and other social issues, profoundly disagree with the Tory (and for that matter UKIP) policies on economic austerity, privatisation of former nationalised industries such as rail and the Post Office, and the worship of the ‘free’ market.

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).

 

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

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