Praxis revolucionaria: la estrategia de la protesta callejera

Durante los últimos días, los nacionalistas británicos y europeos han tenido que elegir cuándo y cómo participar en protestas callejeras. El editor asistente de H&D, Peter Rushton, ofrece esta introducción a la estrategia de protesta callejera en 2023. This article is also available in English.

Isabel Peralta en primera línea de las barricadas en el centro de Madrid este fin de semana

España se está volviendo rápidamente ingobernable a medida que los patriotas (incluida nuestra corresponsal europea Isabel Peralta) salen a las calles en protesta contra el sórdido y traicionero acuerdo de amnistía ofrecido a los subversivos catalanes por el primer ministro Pedro Sánchez. Mientras tanto, en Londres, el criminal de carrera Stephen Yaxley-Lennon –más conocido como “Tommy Robinson”– está intentando otro regreso político como líder de las contraprotestas contra los partidarios de Palestina. Y en París, la principal líder de la oposición, Marine Le Pen, pasada y futura candidata presidencial por el partido nacionalista Rassemblement National (anteriormente Frente Nacional Francés), ha participado en una manifestación pro-Israel.

¿Qué factores deberían tener en cuenta los nacionalistas raciales al decidir si adoptan una estrategia de protestas callejeras?

En primer lugar, debemos centrar nuestra mente en el objetivo de la protesta. Esto puede parecer obvio, pero lamentablemente en 2023 muchos nacionalistas están demasiado dispuestos a calzarse las botas de marcha simplemente para “hacer algo”, porque están frustrados por las evidentes crisis de la sociedad europea y la aparente incapacidad de los partidos nacionalistas para montar un serio desafío político (tras, por ejemplo, el colapso del BNP en el Reino Unido hasta convertirlo en un mero canal de recaudación de fondos para sus líderes corruptos e indolentes).

Tomando los tres ejemplos anteriores, el caso más obvio es la manifestación parisina que pretendía única y descaradamente ser una manifestación a favor de Israel. La postura de Marine Le Pen fue bien recibida nada menos que por Serge Klarsfeld, el principal “antinazi” francés que ahora tiene 88 años y tiene vínculos de larga data con la inteligencia israelí. Klarsfeld dijo al periódico conservador Le Figaro: “Cuando veo a un gran partido de extrema derecha abandonar el antisemitismo y el negacionismo y avanzar hacia nuestros valores republicanos, naturalmente me alegro”.

Marine Le Pen con dos de sus principales aliados, Jordan Bardella y Sébastian Chenu, se unieron el domingo a una marcha multipartidista en París contra el “antisemitismo” y en defensa de Israel.

Los lectores de H&D comprenderán que no me alegro. Pero tampoco me sorprende. Este fin de semana es simplemente la culminación de una relación de larga data entre la dinastía Le Pen y los servicios de inteligencia israelíes, que finalmente lograron apoderarse de los dos principales partidos políticos de la “extrema derecha” francesa.

El llamado de Tommy Robinson a los patriotas británicos para que descendieran sobre Londres y se opusieran a los manifestantes pro palestinos fue sólo un poco más complicado. Robinson saltó a la fama en 2009 como líder de la Liga de Defensa Inglesa (EDL) con una agenda explícitamente antimusulmana. Aunque era declaradamente “antirracista” y contaba con numerosos activistas no blancos, el EDL creció justo cuando el BNP comenzaba a implosionar y atrajo a muchas personas que alguna vez habrían sido partidarios del BNP.

Aunque ha sido desacreditado varias veces en la última década, Robinson recibe una fuerte promoción de los medios de comunicación y algunos nacionalistas sinceros todavía lo consideran un líder de algo que se parece vagamente a nuestra causa patriótica. Es especialmente popular entre las bandas de fútbol y otros que están (a menudo por razones honorables) deseosos de enfrentarse a los enemigos de la Europa blanca en las calles.

Pero el objetivo del llamado a la acción del sábado pasado en Londres fue obviamente fraudulento, como se apresuraron a señalar tanto H&D como el líder de Alternativa Patriótica, Mark Collett.

Una amplia gama de reaccionarios, incluidos periódicos conservadores y la entonces ministra del Interior, Suella Braverman (una india casada con un judío), amplificaron la falsa afirmación de Robinson de que el Cenotafio estaba amenazado por manifestantes pro palestinos (principalmente de origen extranjero). El hecho es que la marcha del sábado hacia Gaza nunca iba a amenazar el Cenotafio, ni siquiera pasar por Whitehall.

El criminal y falso “patriota” Tommy Robinson (segundo a la derecha) muestra su verdadera lealtad con esta repugnante bandera híbrida antes de la caótica protesta antipalestina del sábado pasado en Londres.

En otras palabras, el objetivo central del grito de guerra de Robinson era fraudulento. Su objetivo era principalmente incorporar a los nacionalistas británicos (una versión diminuta, fragmentada y de baja categoría del partido de Marine Le Pen) como aliados explícitos del sionismo. Y en segundo lugar, dividir, desviar y desacreditar a aquellos patriotas que de otro modo podrían contribuir a construir un auténtico desafío nacionalista racial a nuestra traicionera élite política.

El variopinto grupo de Robinson logró ser a la vez una “mala óptica” para el nacionalismo y representar una ideología contraproducente y fundamentalmente defectuosa. Como dijo una vez un analista francés (atribuido erróneamente al estadista Talleyrand): C’est pire qu’un crime, c’est une faute. Es peor que un crimen, es un error.

Por el contrario, el objetivo central de las continuas manifestaciones en Madrid es totalmente válido: oponerse a la desintegración de España. Esta traición nacional es un acuerdo cínico del primer ministro Pedro Sánchez, líder del falso partido “socialista” español PSOE. Como explicó Isabel Peralta en el número 116 de H&D hace dos meses, el circo político partidista español resultó en unas elecciones parlamentarias inconclusas. Para obtener una mayoría en el parlamento de Madrid (las Cortes), Sánchez debe llegar a acuerdos no sólo con sus principales aliados de la extrema izquierda, sino también con una variedad de partidos regionalistas/separatistas vascos y catalanes.

Entre ellos se encuentra el partido separatista catalán de línea dura Junts, cuyos líderes han estado prófugos de la justicia española durante varios años. Fueron declarados culpables de sedición y otros delitos después de que organizaran un “referéndum” ilegal como parte de un esfuerzo inconstitucional para separarse de España. Y a pesar de ser políticamente conservadora en otros aspectos, su conspiración antiespañola se ganó el apoyo de la habitual galería internacional de subversivos antieuropeos, incluido el abogado paquistaní “escocés” Aamer Anwar, que comenzó su carrera política como un vándalo marxista destrozando el monumento erigida en homenaje a Rudolf Hess cerca de Glasgow.

Sánchez ha ofrecido una amnistía a Junts por los crímenes de sus dirigentes. El propio Primer Ministro está subvirtiendo deliberadamente tanto la Constitución española como el Estado de derecho, simplemente para obtener una mayoría parlamentaria que le permita mantenerse en el cargo. La situación es en cierto modo similar a la de Gran Bretaña en 1913-14, cuando el líder conservador Bonar Law denunció un pacto con los “nacionalistas” irlandeses diseñado para mantener en el cargo al primer ministro liberal Asquith:
“No reconocemos al gabinete liberal como el gobierno constitucional de un pueblo libre. Los consideramos un comité revolucionario que ha entrado mediante fraude en el poder despótico”.

Manifestantes antigubernamentales corearon anoche a la policía de Madrid: “son las diez, gaseadnos otra vez”

En respuesta al escandaloso acuerdo de amnistía, los patriotas españoles se han manifestado durante las últimas diez noches en el centro de Madrid, enfrentándose a filas masivas de policías armados frente a la sede del gobernante PSOE. Mayores madrileños junto a bandas de fútbol; conservadores, nacionalistas cívicos, falangistas y nacionalsocialistas; Todo esto y más han llenado las calles de su capital, y la autoridad del gobierno de Sánchez se está desmoronando.

Por lo tanto, en el caso de las manifestaciones de Madrid –en marcado contraste con París y Londres– el objetivo de las protestas callejeras es claramente válido y vale la pena apoyarlo. De hecho, es deber de los nacionalistas raciales asumir un papel de liderazgo en tales protestas, incluso si están organizadas por reaccionarios conservadores con quienes tenemos poco más en común.

Entonces, la segunda pregunta es: ¿cómo contribuye una protesta callejera en particular a promover nuestra ideología y hacer avanzar nuestro proyecto político más amplio?

Volviendo brevemente al caos del sábado pasado en Londres, podemos ver fácilmente que (incluso dejando de lado el prospecto fundamentalmente fraudulento de “Tommy Robinson” y sus colegas propagandistas sionistas) los nacionalistas raciales no ganaban nada participando en tal evento.

No había posibilidad de promover ideas nacionalistas raciales, y toda la farsa simplemente estaba llevando a muchos patriotas, por lo demás sinceros, a un callejón sin salida político.

En Madrid, por el contrario, la situación exige una planificación estratégica seria, además de valentía. Es obvio que los líderes de las manifestaciones antiSánchez son reaccionarios, principalmente del supuestamente “derecha” Vox y del conservador Partido Popular. Por lo tanto, al participar, siempre existe el riesgo de que los nacionalistas raciales simplemente actúen como soldados de infantería en beneficio de nuestros enemigos.

Porque no cabe duda de que la reaccionaria “derecha” es nuestro enemigo. En cierto modo, un enemigo más mortífero que la “izquierda” subversiva.

Tucker Carlson, locutor estadounidense y principal portavoz internacional de la derecha reaccionaria, con el líder de Vox, Santiago Abascal, en la protesta de anoche en Madrid. La tarea de los nacionalistas raciales es separarnos de la agenda reaccionaria de Abascal-Carlson, incluso mientras estamos en primera línea en manifestaciones de amplia base.

Pero es un riesgo que vale la pena correr. No sólo porque es nuestro deber estar en primera línea cuando nuestra nación está bajo ataque (ya sea como patriotas británicos y del Ulster enfrentando al IRA y sus simpatizantes, o como patriotas españoles enfrentando a sus equivalentes vascos o catalanes), sino porque al demostrar nuestra compromiso –nuestra devoción fanática a la raza y la nación– podemos comenzar a despertar incluso a aquellos de nuestros compatriotas que anteriormente tenían una perspectiva ideológica limitada.

Además, la evidente quiebra de la constitución “democrática” española de 1978 significa ahora que los acontecimientos se están moviendo rápidamente y que el potencial de radicalización es mayor que en cualquier otro lugar de Europa occidental.

Sin embargo, es esencial que los nacionalistas raciales logren el delicado equilibrio de participar en una protesta de base amplia, pero también mantener nuestro mensaje distintivo.

Esto se puede lograr mejor mediante:
(a) continuar con un aluvión de propaganda en línea centrada en nuestra ideología central y relacionarla con la confrontación en rápido desarrollo en las calles:
y (b) garantizar que nuestros militantes exhiban carteles y pancartas que reflejen nuestro mensaje, no el mensaje reaccionario.

Esto significa, por ejemplo, que ya sea en Madrid, París o Londres nunca debemos llevar pancartas o publicar propaganda en línea que exponga nuestro caso en términos religiosos más que raciales.

Por supuesto, en varios puntos de nuestra lucha tendremos aliados que piensen principalmente en términos religiosos, lo que significa que en Madrid nuestros aliados serán a menudo católicos devotos, mientras que en Belfast o Glasgow nuestros aliados serán a menudo protestantes militantes.

Pero nuestra lucha contra el debilitamiento de la civilización occidental y la traición de nuestras naciones y nuestra raza no es una lucha contra el Islam, como tampoco es una lucha a favor o en contra del Papa. Para nosotros no supone ninguna diferencia si un inmigrante no europeo es musulmán, cristiano, hindú, budista, zoroástrico o marxista/ateo. Resistimos la invasión no europea en nombre de la preservación racial y del verdadero renacimiento europeo, no en nombre de ningún dios o dioses.

Adoptar una agenda obsesionada con el Islam es la peor forma de rendirse a la política reaccionaria. Ya sea que en casos particulares sirva o no a la agenda sionista, simplemente no tiene parte en una lucha nacionalista racial ideológicamente coherente.

Sólo manteniendo una línea ideológica coherente podremos obtener alguna ventaja política de estos enfrentamientos callejeros. Nunca debemos olvidar que la nuestra es una guerra de ideas, no una simple escaramuza callejera de adolescentes. Las batallas en las calles son un medio para lograr un fin, no un fin en sí mismas.

Lo que nos lleva a un tema final para el análisis de hoy. Habiendo abordado la estrategia, ¿qué pasa con las tácticas? ¿Qué métodos son justificables en la consecución de nuestros objetivos?

La respuesta simple es que todos y cada uno de los métodos son justificables, siempre que sean necesarios y estén adecuadamente enfocados.

En Gran Bretaña continental, todo discurso sobre violencia política es (en todas las circunstancias actuales concebibles) completamente contraproducente y debería ser rechazado por nacionalistas raciales serios, independientemente de consideraciones morales y legales. Mientras que en Irlanda del Norte ha habido momentos en el pasado muy reciente en los que la violencia no sólo era necesaria, sino que era el deber de todo patriota decente en la lucha contra un enemigo vil y asesino: el IRA y sus representantes y escisiones.

En Madrid, las acciones traicioneras y subversivas del Primer Ministro han cruzado la línea en la que la resistencia –incluso la resistencia violenta– se convierte no sólo en una opción sino en un deber.

Así que la pregunta central para los nacionalistas no es si la violencia está filosóficamente justificada, sino en qué punto se vuelve necesaria y prácticamente alcanzable. Esa es una decisión que sólo pueden tomar en el día a día los involucrados. Pero nuevamente el imperativo para los líderes de nuestro movimiento es mantener un sentido de objetivo más amplio. La adrenalina de la batalla debe atenuarse con un enfoque estratégico. Estamos en política para lograr una revolución nacional, no para obtener la satisfacción a corto plazo que se puede obtener eligiendo un concejal o destrozando las instalaciones de nuestros enemigos.

Isabel Peralta y un camarada del nuevo grupo juvenil nacionalsocialista Sección de Asalto saludan a la multitud la semana pasada frente a la sede del PSOE. Con el tradicional saludo de los falangistas de los años 30, Isabel y sus camaradas buscan radicalizar estas manifestaciones y revivir los mejores elementos del legado de Ramiro Ledesma Ramos y los mártires de 1936, no el legado reaccionario del régimen de Franco.

Y esa revolución nacional se logrará mediante un compromiso constante y un pensamiento serio, no mediante la mentalidad que prevalece en Internet según la cual un día se hacen afirmaciones extravagantes para ser olvidadas al día siguiente, en busca del siguiente “cebo para hacer clic”, el los siguientes “me gusta”, los siguientes “seguidores”.

El tipo de seguidores que necesitamos son personas que lean un libro y pasen horas arriesgándose en una confrontación callejera. Como dijo mi viejo camarada Jonathan Bowden, necesitamos el retorno del concepto ideal de Lord Byron: el matón culto.

Otros artículos en este sitio y en H&D examinarán la ideología que sustentará y motivará a estos matones cultos: la praxis revolucionaria de la década de 2020.

Revolutionary praxis: the strategy of street protest

During recent days British and European nationalists have had to choose when and how to engage in street protests. H&D’s assistant editor Peter Rushton offers this introduction to the strategy of street protest in 2023Este artículo también está disponible en traducción al español.

Isabel Peralta on the frontline of the barricades in central Madrid this weekend

Spain is rapidly becoming ungovernable as patriots (including our European correspondent Isabel Peralta) take to the streets in protest against the squalid and treacherous amnesty deal offered to Catalan subversives by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. Meanwhile in London, the career criminal Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – better known as ‘Tommy Robinson’ – is attempting another political comeback as leader of counter-protests against supporters of Palestine. And in Paris, the main opposition leader Marine Le Pen, past and future presidential candidate for the nationalist party Rassemblement National (formerly the French National Front) has marched on a pro-Israel demonstration.

What factors should be borne in mind by racial nationalists when deciding whether to adopt a strategy of street protests?

First and foremost, we should focus our minds on the protest’s objective. This might seem obvious – but sadly in 2023 many nationalists are only too keen to put on their marching boots merely in order to “do something”, because they are frustrated by the evident crises of European society and the apparent inability of nationalist parties to mount a serious political challenge (following, for example, the collapse of the BNP into a mere fundraising channel for its corrupt and indolent leaders).

Taking the three examples above, the most obvious case is the Parisian demonstration which was solely and blatantly intended as a rally for Israel. Marine Le Pen’s stance was welcomed by none other than Serge Klarsfeld, the leading French “anti-nazi” now aged 88 who has longstanding ties to Israeli intelligence. Klarsfeld told the conservative newspaper Le Figaro: “when I see a big party of the far right abandon anti-semitism and negationism and move towards our Republican values, naturally I rejoice.”

Marine Le Pen with two of her leading allies, Jordan Bardella and Sébastian Chenu, joined a cross-party march in Paris on Sunday against ‘anti-semitism’ and in defence of Israel.

H&D readers will understand that I’m not rejoicing. But neither am I surprised. This weekend is merely the culmination of a longstanding relationship between the Le Pen dynasty and Israeli intelligence services, who have at last succeeded in taking over both of the main political parties of the French “far right”.

Tommy Robinson’s call for British patriots to descend on London and oppose pro-Palestinian demonstrators was only slightly more complicated. Robinson came to prominence in 2009 as leader of the English Defence League (EDL) with an explicitly anti-Muslim agenda. Though it was avowedly “anti-racist” and had numerous non-White activists, the EDL grew just as the BNP was starting to implode, and it attracted many people who would once have been BNP supporters.

Though he has been discredited several times in the past decade, Robinson is heavily promoted by the media and is still viewed by some sincere nationalists as a leader of something that vaguely resembles our patriotic cause. He is especially popular with football gangs and others who are (often for honourable reasons) eager to confront the enemies of White Europe on the streets.

But the objective of last Saturday’s call to action in London was obviously fraudulent, as both H&D and Patriotic Alternative leader Mark Collett were quick to point out.

A wide range of reactionaries including Tory newspapers and then Home Secretary Suella Braverman (an Indian married to a Jew) amplified Robinson’s false claim that the Cenotaph was threatened by pro-Palestinian marchers (mainly of alien origin). The fact is that Saturday’s march for Gaza was never going to threaten the Cenotaph, or even pass down Whitehall.

Crook and fake ‘patriot’ Tommy Robinson (second right) displays his true loyalties with this disgusting hybrid flag before last Saturday’s shambolic anti-Palestinian protest in London

In other words the central objective of Robinson’s rallying cry was fraudulent. Its objective was primarily to embed British nationalists (a tiny, fragmented and downmarket version of Marine Le Pen’s party) as explicit allies of Zionism. And secondly to divide, misdirect and discredit those patriots who might otherwise contribute to building a genuine racial nationalist challenge to our treacherous political elite.

Robinson’s motley crew managed to be both ‘bad optics’ for nationalism, and to represent a counter-productive, fundamentally flawed ideology. As was once said by a French analyst (and misattributed to the statesman Talleyrand): C’est pire qu’un crime, c’est une faute. It’s worse than a crime, it’s a mistake.

By contrast the central objective of the continuing demonstrations in Madrid is entirely valid: to oppose the break-up of Spain. This national betrayal is a cynical deal by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, leader of Spain’s fake ‘socialist’ party PSOE. As Isabel Peralta explained in issue 116 of H&D two months ago, Spain’s party political circus resulted in an inconclusive parliamentary election. To obtain a majority in Madrid’s parliament (the Cortes), Sánchez must cut deals not only with his main allies on the extreme left, but with an assortment of Basque and Catalan regionalist/separatist parties.

Among these is the hardline Catalan separatist party Junts, whose leaders have been fugitives from Spanish justice for several years. They were convicted of sedition and other crimes after they set up an illegal ‘referendum’ as part of an unconstitutional effort to secede from Spain. And despite being politically conservative in other respects, their anti-Spanish conspiracy won the support of the usual international gallery of anti-European subversives, including the ‘Scottish’ Pakistani lawyer Aamer Anwar, who began his political career as a Marxist vandal smashing the Rudolf Hess memorial stone near Glasgow.

Sánchez has offered an amnesty to Junts for its leaders’ crimes. The Prime Minister himself is deliberately subverting both the Spanish constitution and the rule of law, merely in order to obtain a parliamentary majority to sustain himself in office. The situation is in some ways similar to Britain in 1913-14, when the Conservative leader Bonar Law denounced a pact with Irish ‘Nationalists’ designed to keep Liberal Prime Minister Asquith in office:
“We do not recognise the Liberal cabinet as the constitutional government of a free people. We regard them as a revolutionary committee which has entered by fraud upon despotic power.”

Anti-government protesters last night chant at Madrid police: “It’s 10 o’clock: go ahead and tear gas us again!”

In response to the outrageous amnesty deal, Spanish patriots have turned out for the past ten nights in central Madrid, confronting massed ranks of armed police outside the headquarters of the ruling PSOE. Elderly Madrid residents alongside football gangs; conservatives, civic nationalists, Falangists, and national socialists; all these and more have packed the streets of their capital city, and the authority of the Sánchez government is crumbling.

Therefore, in the case of the Madrid demonstrations – in stark contrast to Paris and London – the objective of the street protests is clearly valid and worth supporting. In fact it is the duty of racial nationalists to take a leading role in such protests, even if they are organised by conservative reactionaries with whom we have little else in common.

So the second question becomes, how does a particular street protest contribute to promoting our ideology and advancing our broader political project?

Turning again briefly to last Saturday’s shambles in London, we can easily see that (even setting aside the fundamentally fraudulent prospectus of ‘Tommy Robinson’ and his fellow Zionist propagandists) there was nothing to be gained for racial nationalists from participating in such an event.

There was no possibility of advancing racial nationalist ideas, and the entire charade was simply leading many otherwise sincere patriots down a political cul-de-sac.

In Madrid by contrast the situation calls for serious strategic planning as well as courage. It’s obvious that the leaders of the anti-Sánchez demonstrations are reactionaries – principally from the supposedly ‘right-wing’ Vox and the conservative Partido Popular. Therefore by participating, there is always a risk that racial nationalists are simply acting as footsoldiers for the benefit of our enemies.

For there can be no doubt that the reactionary ‘right-wing’ is our enemy. In some ways a more deadly enemy than the subversive ‘left’.

Tucker Carlson, the American broadcaster and leading international spokesman for the reactionary right, with Vox leader Santiago Abascal at last night’s Madrid protest. The task for racial nationalists is to separate ourselves from the Abascal-Carlson reactionary agenda, even while standing on the front line in broadly-based demonstrations.

But it’s a risk well worth taking. Not only because it is our duty to be on the front line when our nation is under attack (whether as British and Ulster patriots confronting the IRA and its sympathisers, or as Spanish patriots confronting their Basque or Catalan equivalents), but because by demonstrating our commitment – our fanatical devotion to race and nation – we can begin to awaken even those of our compatriots who previously had a limited ideological perspective.

Moreover the self-evident bankruptcy of Spain’s 1978 ‘democratic’ constitution now means that events are moving rapidly, and the potential for radicalisation is greater than anywhere else in Western Europe.

It is, however, essential for racial nationalists to achieve the delicate balance of both participating in a broadly-based protest, but also maintaining our distinct message.

This can best be achieved by:
(a) continuing a barrage of online propaganda focused on our core ideology, and relating it to the rapidly developing confrontation on the streets:
and (b) ensuring that our militants are displaying placards and banners that reflect our message, not the reactionary message.

This means, for example, that whether in Madrid, Paris or London we should never carry placards or post online propaganda that puts our case in religious rather than racial terms.

Of course at various points in our struggle we shall have allies who think primarily in religious terms – which means that in Madrid our allies will often be devout Catholics, whereas in Belfast or Glasgow our allies will often be militant Protestants.

But our fight against the undermining of Western civilization and the betrayal of our nations and our race is not a fight against Islam, any more than it is a fight for or against the Pope. It makes absolutely no difference to us whether a non-European immigrant is Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian or Marxist/Atheist. We resist the non-European invasion in the name of racial preservation and true European renaissance – not in the name of any God or Gods.

To adopt an Islam-obsessed agenda is the worst kind of surrender to reactionary politics. Whether or not in particular cases it also serves the Zionist agenda, it simply has no part in an ideologically coherent racial nationalist struggle.

It is only by maintaining a coherent ideological line that we can obtain any political advantage from these street confrontations. We should never forget that ours is a war of ideas, not a mere street skirmish for adolescents. The battles on the streets are a means to an end, not an end in themselves.

Which brings us to a final topic for today’s analysis. Having addressed strategy, what about tactics? What methods are justifiable in pursuit of our objectives?

The simple answer to that is that any and every method is justifiable, provided it is necessary and properly focused.

In mainland Britain all talk of political violence is (in all conceivable present circumstances) utterly counter-productive and should be rejected by serious racial nationalists, irrespective of moral and legal considerations. Whereas in Northern Ireland there have been times in the very recent past where violence was not only necessary, but was the duty of every decent patriot in the struggle against a vile and murderous foe – the IRA and its proxies and splinters.

In Madrid the treacherous and subversive actions of the Prime Minister have crossed the line at which resistance – even violent resistance – becomes not only an option but a duty.

So the central question for nationalists is not whether violence is philosophically justified, but at what point it becomes both necessary and practically achievable. That’s a decision that can only be taken on a day-to-day basis by those involved. But again the imperative for our movement’s leaders is to maintain a sense of the broader objective. The adrenalin of battle needs to be tempered by strategic focus. We are in politics to achieve a national revolution, not to obtain the short term satisfaction that can be gained either by electing a councillor or vandalising our enemies’ premises.

Isabel Peralta and a comrade from the new national socialist youth group Sección de Asalto salute the crowds last week outside the PSOE headquarters. With the traditional salute of the 1930s Falangists, Isabel and her comrades seek to radicalise these demonstrations and revive the best elements of the legacy of Ramiro Ledesma Ramos and the martyrs of 1936, not the reactionary legacy of the Franco regime.

And that national revolution will be achieved by consistent commitment and serious thinking, not by the mentality prevalent on the internet by which extravagant claims are made one day, only to be forgotten the next, in pursuit of the next ‘click-bait’, the next ‘likes’, the next ‘followers’.

The type of followers we need are people who will both read a book, and spend hours putting themselves on the line in a street confrontation. As my old comrade Jonathan Bowden put it, we need a return of Lord Byron’s ideal concept: the cultured thug.

Further articles on this site and in H&D will examine the ideology that will sustain and motivate these cultured thugs: the revolutionary praxis of the 2020s.

Mark Collett calls on nationalists to avoid Tommy Robinson’s Mossad trap

The leader of Patriotic Alternative, Mark Collett, has today called on nationalists not to answer Tommy Robinson’s call to go to London, where Robinson and his backers hope for a confrontation with pro-Palestinian demonstrators.

As H&D has argued for many years, ‘Tommy Robinson’ is a career criminal and a Zionist shill.

Mark Collett is rightly pointing out that those who go to London this weekend – though they might have the best of motives – will be playing the Zionists’ game and will contribute nothing to the patriotic cause.

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.

 

Next Page »

  • Find By Category

  • Latest News

  • Follow us on Twitter

  • Follow us on Instagram

  • Exactitude – free our history from debate deniers