A Happy St Patrick’s Day to all H&D readers worldwide

St Patrick

This article was first published in Heritage and Destiny magazine, #71 (March-April 2016), but is still very valid today. (See also our article on ‘St Patrick: Patron Saint of the USA?‘)

Enoch Powell’s Suppressed Article (on St Patrick, Ulster and the Scots Irish Identity) Rediscovered – with introduction by Peter Rushton, H&D Assistant Editor

After the Conservatives returned to government under Margaret Thatcher in 1979, Enoch Powell hoped Ulster’s status as an integral part of the United Kingdom would be reaffirmed. Some of the leading figures on Thatcher’s wing of the Conservative Party were Powellites, and until the eve of the 1979 election the Tories’ Northern Ireland spokesman had been Airey Neave – a strong and determined Unionist. Tragically Neave was murdered by a car bomb at the House of Commons in March 1979, and his successors pursued a very different policy: commitment to Ulster’s identity was progressively weakened through the 1980s.

Powell came to believe that the CIA had a hand in Airey Neave’s murder, and it is now established that MI6 and CIA operatives had been pursuing a deal with the IRA since the mid-1970s.

In January 1981 however (still believing that Thatcher’s government would defend the Union) Powell proposed that the Foreign Office should produce articles and booklets for the American public to explain Ulster’s distinct identity. It was agreed that Powell would write a brief article to be published in U.S. newspapers on St Patrick’s Day (17th March 1981) and that a 1965 booklet – Scotch-Irish and Ulster – would be reprinted, both with Foreign Office support.

Although Powell submitted the article and welcomed republication of the pamphlet, both were sidelined: the anti-Ulster faction in Whitehall and Washington triumphed. The article and related official correspondence remained classified until February 2015, and H&D now reveals the story for the first time after I obtained the documents from the National Archives.

Enoch Powell on the campaign trail

If St Patrick has a Member to represent him in Parliament, I must surely be that man. My constituency in the House of Commons is Down South, the southern half of the county of Down, which looks across the Irish Sea beyond the Isle of Man to Cumberland and Galloway. From that southern half there projects a peninsula which the ancient geographers were already calling Dunum, or Down; and Downpatrick, the town which stands at the isthmus of that peninsula, happily combines the name of the place and that of the British missionary with a late Roman surname who we believe brought Christianity from the largest to the second largest of the British Isles.

The peninsula where he landed, baptised his first converts, built his first church and laid his bones to rest has still a palpable individuality. When I drive into it – its traditional name is Lecale – from some other part of my constituency, I am always conscious of crossing a threshold. But the same is just as true of the whole north-eastern part of Ireland to which that peninsula is attached: it is distinct and separate from the rest, as if by a decree of nature. Geographically and geologically it had its own pattern, a mountain ring enclosing an inner central plain, long before man came there at all; and its earliest inhabitants were linked by blood and intercourse with the neighbouring mainland. The passage which St Patrick made was no voyage of exploration: he took a ticket on a two-way traffic route rather like that across the English Channel between Dover and Calais (which in point of fact is somewhat longer).

This north-east part was called “Ulster” centuries before Henry VIII (no friend of St Patrick’s!) used the word to dub one of the four administrative provinces into which he divided his Irish kingdom. Whatever elements, across the centuries, came to Ulster were drawn into its distinct identity. The Norman baron who, with a handful of knights and the king’s permission, rode north from Dublin into Ulster in the 1170s founded an independent principality – the earldom of Ulster, which is today held by the Queen’s cousin, the Duke of Gloucester. Into Ulster flowed settlers from England and Wales as well as from Scotland, long before the Plantation of James I; and the separateness of the province claimed and enveloped them all.

St Patrick’s grave

That happened pre-eminently to those Scots who were the major element in the settlement of the forfeited lands at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Research has proved that they by no means displaced the earlier Ulstermen so comprehensively as was intended and is often believed. It is also true that they only represented one, albeit the largest, of a series of contingents earlier and later who returned across the narrow North Channel to the land from which the ancestors of many of them had originally come in remote, even prehistoric times. The great fact, however, is that, like the rest, they became part of Ulster.

The vocabulary of American history has called those people Scotch Irish. The truer name is that by which they liked, and still like, to call themselves – Ulster Scots. For they were indeed, and remain in virtue of many ties, Scots; but above all they were Ulstermen. This therefore was the Ulster, unique from its beginning, which contributed a disproportionate share – including at least ten presidents – to the foundation and to the spirit of the American nation right from the origins of its independence. It is a contribution as distinct from the rest, and as distinctive, as any other, whether Irish, English or Scots.

The modern search for national roots is, I believe, as healthy as it is popular and expanding. It has already brought many Americans, and not only those with demonstrable ancestral ties, to Ulster, to learn on the spot – the only sure way – the truth about its past and its present. Those who come are coming to the place which, of all spots on the globe, is peculiarly and forever St Patrick’s. On his day America is remembered in Ulster, as Ulster ought to be remembered in America.

Editor’s note: J. Enoch Powell (1912-1998) was Ulster Unionist MP for South Down, 1974-87, having earlier been Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West, 1950-74. His career in Conservative politics ended when he was sacked as the party’s defence spokesman in April 1968, following his famous “Rivers of blood” speech which criticised Britain’s racial transformation, which can be read online here.

St Patrick – The Patron Saint of the USA?

St Patrick

Editor’s note: The following article was written seven years ago, but the same issues are still being discussed in Loyalist circles today – now mainly on internet forums. So its fitting that we republish it on the run-up to this years St Patrick’s Day. The article “Enoch Powell’s Suppressed Article Rediscovered”, on St Patrick, which we published in issue 71 of H&D certainly added fuel to the (Loyalist) bonfire!

It was America that spawned the St Patrick’s Day parade, not Ireland, and its origins are both Protestant and British…As March 17th approaches, the annual debate has reignited on whether Unionism should embrace St Patrick and the day set aside for his commemoration. Over the last five years there has been a slow emergence of Protestant participation on the date, though that has been via the creation of new events rather than involvement in existing ones. This article examines the origin of St Patrick’s Day parades, this new emerging trend, its motivation and where it may possibly lead.

The question ‘where is the biggest St Patrick’s Day parade in Northern Ireland?’ at first glance would appear easily answered. Belfast most would say, with a few probably suggesting the Cathedral City of Armagh or even where he was allegedly laid to rest, Downpatrick. What will surprise many is that the largest parade for the last few years by sheer number of participants has been in the small County Armagh village of Killylea. It is here since 2005 the Cormeen Rising Sons of William Flute Band have held their annual band procession and competition. Last year the Cormeen parade saw 42 bands take part (in comparison to the seven that paraded at the Dublin event), amounting to approximately 1800 band members. Thousands of spectators stood along the route, despite it being a bitterly cold evening.

Cormeen Rising Sons of William chairman Mark Gibson explains that the bands original motivation for the parade came more out of necessity than anything else. “The band season is very busy, and when trying to find a date for our parade it was difficult to define one that didn’t clash with other bands locally.” Some members suggested March 17 as a solution to the problem, but the band was nervous. “We were concerned about how a St Patrick’s Day parade would go down in our community, the parade in Armagh never was very welcoming, but we made a decision to try it and it has been a success.”

From that initial year where thirteen bands took part, the parade is now among the largest in the Province. It’s not only the number of bands participating that has increased, but also the crowds attending to watch, and the event is increasingly becoming a fixture in the calendar for many Unionists. Another band, the Ulster Protestant Boys Flute Coleraine, have started a similar event on the date that too is growing. The ever increasing scale of both processions indicates clearly that there is certainly a willingness within the PUL (Protestant, Unionist, Loyalist) community to be involved in St Patrick’s Day. Where the schisms emerge are with the issues of why and how.

Cormeen Rising Sons of William Flute Band

It is generally acknowledged that in the distant past Patrick was not a controversial figure for Protestants in Ireland or beyond. His ‘sainthood’ was never conferred by the Pope and pre-dates the reformation, so he was never seen as being the possession of ‘Rome’. St Patrick was seen as an evangelical Christian who had made personal sacrifice to spread the gospel in Ireland. The anniversary of his death was observed and commemorated by all Protestant denominations to different degrees, with the Church of Ireland in particular very active.

The shift from an anniversary of religious significance towards an ‘Irish’ event however first took place in the United States in 1737. In Boston that year the Irish Charitable Society, made up of Protestant immigrants (some of whom were British Soldiers), held their first meeting and dinner. The purpose was to both honour Patrick in the context of their Protestant faith and to reach out the hand of friendship to other Irish immigrants. The exercise obviously struck a chord and the practise spread, with the first recorded parade in New York in 1766, with again British Soldiers of Irish blood heavily involved. It was America that spawned the St Patrick’s Day parade, not Ireland, and its origins are both Protestant and British.

During that period in history the vast majority of Irish immigrants were Presbyterian, however from 1830 it was Catholic arrivals who were in the ascendancy. With that change began an emphasis towards anti-British sentiment in the demonstrations. In the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War anything portrayed as anti-colonial was well received, with even the many original Protestant immigrant descendants non-antagonistic of this motivation. Many British ‘Loyalists’ had left for Canada, and effectively the descendants of the original Protestant Irish settlers remaining saw themselves as primarily American in identity, with all that was left for their original ‘homeland’ of Ireland simply folk memory and sentimentality.

Mike Cronin, author of A History of St Patrick’s Day, states that whilst this tradition was developing, back in Ireland the first parades didn’t take place until the 1840’s and even then they were organised by Temperance societies. Mike emphasises the lack of public celebration “The only other major events in nineteenth century Ireland was a trooping of the colour ceremony and grand ball held at Dublin Castle.” So even as late as 1911 the largest St Patrick’s Day occasion in Ireland was still rooted in a joint Irish and British expression of identity. Protestant churches and some Orange Lodges throughout the island appear to have held minor functions on the date, but these were very subdued affairs, and essentially even post-partition very little changed. Catholic observance of the day continued to different degrees in different areas, as did the Protestant nod to Patrick.

Right up until the 1960s the primary theme of St Patrick’s Day in both Northern Ireland and the Republic still remained religious observance, with even from 1923 to then public houses and bars in the Republic of Ireland closed by law. A poll conducted in 1968 suggested that 20% of Northern Irish Protestants at this stage still considered themselves Irish. The onset of civil unrest in Northern Ireland coincided however with the importation of the American style to St Patrick’s events in Dublin and elsewhere. Now whilst a violent conflict was being waged in the name of all things Irish, St Patrick’s Day parades were starting to display the features that had developed in the United states. On these parades Irish identity was perceived by Northern Protestants as being defined as aggressively anti-British and anti-Protestant, with the disjointed and casual nature of the parades and the now integral alcohol element alien to PUL parading traditions and customs.

The Cross of St Patrick LOL 688

As the IRA campaign escalated, many Protestants simply could not divorce the fact that these celebrations displayed an exclusive form of Irish sentiment whilst a campaign was being waged against them in the name of Ireland. As the years progressed, in Northern Ireland in particular it became apparent that the day was being deliberately used in many instances as an extension of the Irish Republican war against Unionism.

Grand Orange Lodge Director of Services Dr David Hume reiterates the view that in the recent past it has been the nature of the parades and commemorative events that turned Protestants away. “The perception among Unionism is without doubt that Irish Republicanism and Irish Nationalism has used St Patrick’s Day parades as a weapon, effectively using the ‘shield’ of Patrick to express obvious militant anti-British and therefore anti-Unionist sentiment.” David believes that the manner and focus of these events is totally at odds with the purported motivation. “St Patrick’s Day should be used as a day of reflection on the religious significance of Patrick, something far removed from the aggressive and confrontational use of symbolism; and the huge emphasis on alcohol consumption that currently seems to be the case.” David bluntly states that the date isn’t an important one on the ‘Orange’ calendar, but recognises that it does have a place in society.

There remains one annual Orange Order parade related to St Patrick’s Day, which is held each year in Ballymena. One of the participating Lodges is The Cross of St Patrick LOL 688 which was founded in 1967. A lodge spokesperson describes the motivation behind its formation as being “to reclaim the heritage of Saint Patrick” explaining that “Brethren were concerned that Patrick’s heritage was being hijacked by Roman Catholicism and Republicanism.” The lodge’s concerns would appear to have been reflecting the growing sense of alienation the PUL community was feeling regarding St Patricks events.

There is no doubt that this alienation effectively forced many Protestants into an automatically negative position regarding St Patrick’s Day. With the advent of the IRA cessations of violence and the ongoing political process however, it has become apparent that many within Unionism have been able to reflect much more on the meaning of St Patrick’s Day for them. The ending of a violent ‘Irish’ physical campaign has given space to examine the date, with many now realising that it once was a date of relevance that they were forced into denying, and there is a willingness to make it relevant again. Nevertheless this reflection and willingness has not as yet manifested itself into significant participation in civic St Patrick’s Day parades.

With a few exceptions, such as the participation of an unashamedly Loyalist Blood and Thunder band in the 2003 Limerick St Patrick’s Band competition, Unionism still does not feel comfortable taking part in the modern version of a St Patrick’s parade. Concerns still exist regarding the involvement of militant Republicanism in such events along with the aggressive use of flags and symbols, but the problem seems to go much deeper.

St Patrick’s Day in New York (pre-Covid)

Iain Carlisle of the Ulster Scots Community Network has a very straightforward and unambiguous answer regarding Unionist involvement in St Patrick’s Day events. Iain states very clearly “I don’t think there has to be ANY justification given for Protestants or Unionists marking Patrick’s day”, but goes on to say that “there is however a fundamental difference of approach to both Patrick as a person and the means of celebration within the Unionist community”. Iain’s comments would appear to reflect not just a general uncomfortable position with the overtly ‘United Ireland’ underlying St Patrick’s Day theme, but the actual motivation and method of celebration.

All historical examinations of Protestant Irish and their approach and relationship with Patrick indicates that for them he has never truly deviated from having a purely theological relevance. On St Patrick’s Day however the majority of Catholics, Irish Nationalists, Republicans, those of Irish descent and indeed anyone who wants a day out, St Patrick’s significance as a religious icon is purely tokenistic. St Patrick is merely a figurehead for overt Irish nationalism and a holiday. In turn the Unionist tradition of parading has developed from a military perspective and the American style parades are an alien concept, being perceived as being undisciplined and overtly casual.

Whilst new events have arisen, it is obvious that Unionism has no desire to abandon its central belief of Patrick’s religious relevance, and in addition is reluctant to embrace what it sees as an alien approach to parades. Even with the emergence of band parades on the date, they in themselves are a much more disciplined and subdued practise than their counterparts on the day. Whatever the future holds, it is clear that the PUL community is going through an ongoing examination of Patrick and his relevance to them. As journalist Chris Ryder recently pointed out “there will be no going back to the view that St Patrick was a Catholic, and a saint only for Catholics.”

Editor’s note: republished in issue #77 of Heritage and Destiny magazine (March-April 2017)

Frank Walsh 1925-2020

Frank Walsh speaking at a British Peoples Party meeting in Paddington, London, in 2008 – an event which the violent far left tried and failed to prevent.

Veteran campaigner Frank Walsh – probably H&D‘s oldest reader – died on 19th November aged 95. Frank was an indefatigable activist well into his tenth decade, travelling vast distances from his home near Wimbledon, South London, to attend and often speak at events for a wide range of racial nationalist parties and movements.

Whether it was a Forgotten British Heroes event in Bristol marking the sacrifice of British servicemen who fought Zionist terrorism in Palestine, or a Heritage and Destiny conference in Preston – Frank would travel hundreds of miles to campaign for justice and racial solidarity.

A loyal supporter of the late Lady Birdwood, in more recent years Frank was a regular at Hyde Park’s world-famous ‘Speaker’s Corner’, which until recently was one of the few remaining bastions of free speech.

Among many events where Frank Walsh braved the ‘anti-fascist’ mob was the Oxford Union appearance by historian David Irving in 2007

Unafraid of the ultra-violent ‘anti-fascist’ movement, Frank was several times arrested and sent back to London after one-man demonstrations at TUC and Labour Party conferences. H&D‘s assistant editor remembers two such confrontations in particular: outside the Oxford Union in 2007, where Frank braved a vast ‘anti-fascist’ mob who were seeking to prevent David Irving from addressing the Oxford Union; and a few years later in Leeds, where he travelled all the way from London to attend a BPP demonstration outside an HMV record shop, campaigning against violent, anti-White lyrics on CDs.

Frank also travelled back to his native Preston at least three times to attend the annual John Tyndall Memorial Meeting – staying over twice at the H&D editor’s home in Ribbleton and revisiting parts of the city he remembered from his pre-war childhood.

Our editor Mark Cotterill can remember after the first JTMM Frank attended he refused to join most of the attendees afterwards, who had gone to eat in a local Indian restaurant (as Frank refused to eat “foreign food”) just down the road from the 55th Division Club. Frank walked up and down Preston high street, for over half an hour looking for an “English” fish & chip shop or something similar where he could buy/eat some “English” food. But it was to no avail as there were no longer any “English” food outlets left in city centre Preston: he was about ten years too late! So poor Frank had to bite his tongue and join us (traitors!) in the Indian restaurant after all. Thankfully the manager, who was a good friend of the H&D editor, could see the funny side and fixed Frank up with a cheese omelette and chips – so he would not have to eat the “foreign food”.

Frank Walsh was among the last of the old Englishmen with adult memories of White Britain, and who to the end rejected the hypocritical treachery of our leaders with their twisted talk of diversity (which in fact means a multiracial uniformity). While that multiracial tyranny extends its grip for now, it won’t last for ever. After Frank Walsh’s lifelong dedication to our cause we can say with the poet Keats:

And other spirits there are standing apart
Upon the forehead of the age to come;
These, these will give the world another heart,
And other pulses. Hear ye not the hum
Of mighty workings?—————
Listen awhile ye nations, and be dumb.

Frank Walsh aged 94 at Christmas 2019

Veteran Union Movement activist Bill Baillie from South London writes:

Frank was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1925 and died in London on 19th November this year. He was a gentleman, a patriot and a scholar who fought against plutocracy to the bitter end.

Frank’s father was badly wounded in the First World War and he was brought up in children’s homes in the Fishwick and Deepdale areas of Preston. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 14 and volunteered for the army in 1943. He was known as the King of London’s Speaker’s Corner where he spoke fearlessly for many years despite a Red ban on patriotic speakers. His Patriotic People’s Power Party attempted to unite the producers, the common people, against the parasites.

His unique blog was updated monthly until March 2019, it was a fascinating mixture of graphic art, prose, poetry, and Social Credit.

We do not know what arrangements Frank made for his archives. He certainly had many boxes of magazines and correspondence. When my old friend Carl Harley died earlier this year, without leaving a will, he was buried by the local authority and his books and magazines were disposed of. If you are an old fascist with one foot in the grave, like myself, I urge you to leave clear instructions or your treasured collection will end up in a skip.

Rest in peace old comrade. I shall miss your stoicism, your coffee and your conversation, and your sparkling eyes.

Summer camps in Italy and England as nationalists adapt to Covid restrictions

Despite the so called “Pandemic” restrictions, the new Italian nationalist movement of La Rete (“The Network”) had decided to hold a summer camp for approximately 200 leaders and active militants on July 4th-5th in a location called “House of Patriots” in Solarolo, near Ravenna. The camp was called Campo Zero to underline that it was a new beginning in the nationalist struggle. Several ideological, cultural and organizational conferences were held in order to explain the tactical and strategic objectives of the movement as well as the particular functions of the different Commissions and Offices. Among the Commissions are the Legal Office (that is already quite busy against Facebook) and satellite associations like Praesidium (cultural front) and Rete Studentesca (Youth Front). There will also be a new sports association launched. Special instructions regarding propaganda and use of social networks were given to the activists by experts who explained that the situation is continually changing and therefore it is important to understand the change and adapt our tactics accordingly.

Father Giulio Tam, probably the most famous Italian traditionalist priest, celebrated the Mass (in Latin) on Sunday and exhorted the militants to be ready to fight like the warriors in the battles of Lepanto, Vienna and the Spanish Reconquista.

Several guests representing other right wing political, cultural, and assistance groups were present. Agreements were reached regarding coordinated militant actions, assistance for political activists arrested under false accusations as well as cultural activities. This is the first step to achieve real cooperation and build a common front for nationalists.

The leadership of the Rete made several important decisions: the recruiting and membership campaign was officially launched, five new official spokesmen have been nominated for different areas of the country, the Movement will participate in the political campaign against the new “homophobia” law (which is in fact in contrast with freedom of speech and opinion) and in other political battles and the Associazione Evita Peron is organizing the Colonia Evita Peron, the summer camp for children (again in the House of Patriots).

Several discussions about particular aspects of the struggle were held by selected groups of militants, regional leaders reported about the political situation in their areas and women seemed to be particularly helpful and active.

Campo Zero, however, was not just speeches and meetings. The local activists provided an excellent organization, good food, and security at the entrance. The comrades had the opportunity to purchase books, Soldato Politico t-shirts, etc. and last but not least, after the lockdown, to enjoy the joyful atmosphere, especially during the meals and on Saturday night, during the music concert with the FVM band.

Over the same weekend in Derbyshire, England, Mark Collett and Laura Towler’s Patriotic Alternative held their own camp, which was well attended, by mainly younger nationalists. They also climbed the famous local hill known as Mam Tor, where they displayed a giant banner proclaiming ‘White Lives Matter’!

Mark is still trying to register Patriotic Alternative as a political party with the Electoral Commission, after his first two applications were rejected. This registration process is essential before PA can contest elections, though of course for the time being there are no elections in any case due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Laura Towler and Mark Collett of Patriotic Alternative

In common with other British nationalist parties and groups, PA is having to adapt temporarily to a world where not only are there no elections, but also indoor conferences and meetings are banned (if they have more than thirty people and/or if there are platform speakers).

This makes other forms of propaganda all the more important.

H&D wishes all readers a happy 12th July today

The editor should have been in Belfast today (and in Southport on Saturday for the “English 12th”) for the Glorious 12th, Orange parades and in Bangor tomorrow for the Royal Black’s parade, and in Portadown on Wednesday for a meet up with H&D subscribers and friends from all over British Ulster.

But, sadly it’s not to be, instead he’s stuck here at H&D Towers in rainy Preston. Never mind there’s always next year – hopefully – depending on the Government’s response to a second (or third) wave of Covid-19.

BTW, in case any readers are confused, as “the 12th” this year fell on a Sunday, the English parade in Southport was moved to Saturday 11th, and the Ulster parades were moved to Monday 13th, as Orangemen being good Protestants don’t parade on a Sunday.

However, some things never change, and even though there are no Orange parades this Summer for Sinn Fein to moan about and to encourage their moronic supporters to attack, the Mickies are still rioting in Belfast! Incredible, some things even Covid-19 can’t change!

Patriotic Alternative hold second successful meeting in London

Given the county of origin of the two leaders of the Patriotic Alternative, the conference started auspiciously when on arrival I engaged a distinguished-looking gentleman in the venue’s car park and he proved to be by profession a tea-blender, who had achieved some kind of acme of achievement by being the man whose taste-buds had put together the secret formula which has made Yorkshire Tea Britain’s number one blend. And he it was who had also suggested the name. So that intelligence immediately ingratiated me with Laura Towler and Mark Collett.

It can scarcely be over-stated, how difficult it is to organize and successfully host large scale international meetings of this quality, given the contrary conditions that have to be contended with: it has to be accessible enough for new or young people to be able to attend and at the same time inaccessible enough that saboteurs do not prevent the event from taking place. And given the broadcasting workload that Mark sustains as the over-all coordinator.

By general consent, it was the largest nationalist meeting of its kind in Britain for over a decade. It was twice the size of the first PA conference in Lancashire. And the people were of the quality of those who attend the Scandza Forums; and that is the real extent of its success. Just to speak personally, two public school educated artist friends of mine had registered to attend quite independently of me who decades ago when we were working on projects together used merely to smile at me when we talked politics.

The attendees at the meeting evinced what Jared Taylor repeatedly says about the way the movement has changed in his lifetime of activism. Normal people are now the norm and not the exception.

This gathering further evinced what seems to me true, that in the absence of a default ethnically specific and indigenous religion, such as Hinduism for Indians, in the vacuum that is opening up at the heart of Western culture, this movement is increasingly taking on a spiritual dimension––because it needs to in order to fill that vacuum. The charismatic last speaker of the day, Jason Köhne, with all the eloquence of a man seemingly brought up in the tradition of gospel preaching, inspired everyone with how he invoked the “Spirit of the West”, as that which lies dormant within us and may be kindled and raise us into the sky like an eagle that had forgotten its own wings. He used the phrase several times and, in each context, it could have been replaced with the word “God” or, more specifically, with the name of one of the European Gods.

The first to step to the podium to speak was the prime mover of the event, namely Mark Collett. In developing his general theme of community building, he extolled the benefits of face to face interaction, which, by all the additional information that tone of voice and body language can supply, forges firmer bonds, with far less of the characteristic misinterpretation that can occur online and that can rapidly deteriorate into name-calling. And he asserted the need for the provision of “safe spaces” in order that what he described as the most unfairly maligned and oppressed people, namely, the indigenous population, can freely interact and form friendships, as steps towards ensuring that everywhere in Britain is such a safe space.

It is almost disrespectful to commend the craft of Dionne Møller’s speech as it was one of the most disturbingly graphic accounts I have heard from the lips of a contemporary, yet at the same time she was able to transmute the dark unpleasantness of her experience into something of useful effect. In a quarter of a century’s service as a decorated police officer, she saw some truly harrowing sights, but she said that it was only one that led her to shed a tear and took her to what she now believes. I shall let you find out what that was by watching the video (at Secret Sources, her YouTube channel or at another channel, Patriotic Talk). Naturally, she was able to amplify the subjective with objective corroboration by providing statistics to show how horribly widespread what she had been witness to is. She invited us to see the internal tears that we all have shed over something similar and that have brought us to where we are now as a common reservoir to draw upon and out of which fertile action will be born.

Even more timely now than then, from a recently locked-down Barcelona, Simon Harris presented his speech via a video-link to his house, where he had decided to remain since, had he flown to Britain, he would not have been able to return to be with his family and support them at this most important and uncertain time. He spoke of his fairly recent ideological migration from civic to ethnic nationalism and of the advantage that such people have in being able to see more readily the two positions and argue for the latter; and he spoke of the great potential in disillusioned inveterate Labour Party voters to be attracted towards a “Patriotic Alternative”, since their allegiance to the party had always been more identitarian than ideological. The circumstances of his confinement focused his mind inevitably upon the virus. On the one hand, whatever its origin, the governing powers could use its presence to institute “police state measures”, which once in place, they might be reluctant to withdraw later; and they might further the elimination of physical money and attempt to delay the implementation of Brexit. On the other hand, it could show the value of effective border controls, “increase xenophobia in a good sense”, and begin to localize the economy when components from the other side of the world ceased to be so easily available. Which was to corroborate a theme I had heard Nigel Farage articulate on the radio a few days before when he said that he thought the virus would lead to the collapse of the EU since it showed that when a matter of vital importance arose, each nation acted in what it perceived to be its own interest. Certainly, this kind of contingency does question some of the assumptions of globalism. Ultimately, a nation-state community that is relatively more self-sufficient in resources and skills, that is, which has grown no larger than that size which its land’s and people’s attributes can sustain, will be relatively more safe and sound than one needing Chinese expertise to maintain its infrastructure and far-flung foreign farms to put food on its tables.

Colin Robertson (AKA Millennial Woes) appropriately enough addressed matters pertaining to millennials and their woes and to the currently unhealthy state of the relation between men and women; and he did so through illustrations taken from his own upbringing and from the role his YouTube channel has played in his personal evolution. He opened with the statement that the fact that millennials have less sex is because the genders have become too similar in their behaviour, and proceeded to expatiate upon what he described as a feminisation of our societal values wherein the avoidance of conflict and the establishment of a pastel-tinted harmony tended to stifle other aspirations that entail conflict and competition: discovery, grand enterprises, pursuing a vision through to its fulfilment or failure. The ultimate harmony, he said, is nothingness; and yet the harmony of the womb is not a place of safety when transferred to the real world, where functioning society needs men behind the scenes maintaining its foundations.

Men always need to be expanding. Weak men seek the unconditional love of their mothers, which is different from the love of a spouse, which is always conditional. Healthy women select men strong enough to reject them. But modern women have no need to select for quality because of the welfare state.
He spoke of how his mother had imbibed feminism whilst not being a feminist herself and how her view of men made him not want to become one. Masculinity is under attack because white men are under attack. We are not genetically weaker than our forefathers. Women will not change; we must change and so change them.

It is your gifts that matter, not you. You are the vessel and the vessel can be repaired. If your life is a giving of your gifts to the world, you are a success.

I think the concluding sentences are wise and why, I would suggest, his work will be studied in universities within fifty years, because there is nothing like it within nationalism, in its personal honesty and philosophic profundity.

Laura Towler’s speech was one of the most valuable contributions to the day in that it explored practical steps to ameliorate the demographic decline facing the indigenous population, and it spoke rationally about the explosively emotive issue of repatriation. It is easy to react to things one does not like, to blame and to complain, but to suggest feasible means to reverse the trends that have brought them about is the engineering needed to change people’s minds. People can persuade themselves to call anything good if they think it is inevitable. And no one will expend energy in any cause if they do not believe it is achievable. She suggested offering to pay £15,000 per person, of any age, plus the cost of a one-way ticket to the ancestral country; so, for a large family, this could be a tempting offer. Illegals and criminals would be deported without reparation. Laura then answered several of the more common objections to such programmes.

When the matter of whether this country needs a constitution or not is raised, it singularly always fails to address the matter of this country’s physical, human constitution, which is the underlying causative body, whatever the “constitutional” governmental clothes in which it may articulate itself. Like a jar of strawberry jam, for it to be legally deemed so, it should be constituted by a certain percentage of strawberries, rather than by anything else that may have been planted on the ground where strawberries once were the only cultivated fruit. If the physical constitution, the limiting proportion of essential ingredients is stated, then demographic planning can take place to ensure that it remains what it is, that its “constitution” is defended (though that phrase has now such a hollow ring given its paradoxical use in Germany to outlaw those who would defend its physical constitution).

The builders of Cologne Cathedral laboured to complete a project they would never see come to fruition

The day was brought to a peroration by the exceptional oratory of Jason Köhne, whose talent to extemporize and entertain made him the ideal final speaker, who was thus able to summarize what those who spoke before him had said and to cast it into a coherent whole. He powerfully put forth his vision of one people, many lands. I wished I had had time to ask him to if he had in mind a certain anthropological history when he said that at some point, we were one people, or if he had meant this in a more cultural sense. One image remained with me. That of the first builders of Cologne Cathedral, which was to take eight hundred years to complete. They laboured upon what they knew they would never see come to fruition. We must all do what is right without thought of the immediate result.

As I write, I think all the speeches are available on YouTube, but not necessarily on one channel. Audio is available at Radio Albion.

Remembering the 1945 Dresden Holocaust

H&D assistant editor Peter Rushton was among more than 2,000 marchers in Dresden yesterday who commemorated the 75th anniversary of the RAF and USAAF terror-bombing of the city on 13th-14th February 1945.

Lady Michèle Renouf with Thuringia NPD leader Thorsten Heise: the banner reads – “Where Justice becomes Injustice, Resistance becomes a Duty!”

The Gedenkmarsch was superbly organised by Maik Müller of Dresden NPD, and was supported not only by NPD branches from across Germany, but by many other parties and by supporters from other countries including Ireland, France, Sweden, Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Belgium, the Netherlands and USA – even from as far away as Japan and Australia.

Despite efforts by the usual antifa rabble to block the march route, we were able to proceed through a residential area of Dresden (many locals observing from nearby flats) to a rally point next to the central train station, where speeches included a message from Wolfram Nahrath, attorney for persecuted patriots and defenders of truth and justice including the jailed authors Ursula Haverbeck (now 91) and Horst Mahler (now 84) and the British traditional Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson.

As can be seen and heard in attached video links, the respectful and dignified conduct of the marchers contrasted with grotesque behaviour of ‘antifascist’ counter-demonstrators who failed in their objectives. The rentamob’s disrespectful cacophony was drowned out by solemn classical music accompanying the march.

The UK Sunday Times today could not resist publishing an attack on the demonstration, written by the paper’s foreign editor Peter Conradi, a well-known Jewish-Zionist historian. As has become the habit of establishment journalists, Mr Conradi seeks to minimise the Dresden death toll and accuses 21st century German patriots of exaggerating it.

A Dresden spokesman for AfD (the fast-growing patriotic-conservative party Alternative für Deutschland) had quoted a death toll of close to 100,000 – a figure which Conradi compares to the claims of “Holocaust-denying historians”, while himself insisting on a figure of 25,000.

The actual Dresden death toll remains difficult to assess precisely due to the large number of refugees from the East who had packed into the city at the time of the bombing. Yet one very recently released document from the postwar secret British propaganda agency IRD (Information Research Department) offers us some clues.

H&D reports this document for the first time today: click here to read: Propaganda and Dresden’s Holocaust – The Secret British File.

Propaganda and Dresden’s Holocaust: The Secret British File

On 13th-14th February 1945 more than 2,000 planes from the RAF and USAAF raided the historic city of Dresden, capital of the German state of Saxony. Recent commemorations of this terror-bombing’s 75th anniversary have led to renewed controversy over the total number killed, though it is acknowledged that almost all the victims were civilians including many refugees, women and children.

On 16th February the Sunday Times published an article by its foreign editor Peter Conradi accusing German patriots of exaggerating the Dresden death toll for political gain. Conradi singled out Tino Chrupalla, leader of the fast growing anti-immigration party AfD in Saxony, who had suggested a death toll of close to 100,000, which according to Conradi echoed the claims of “Holocaust-denying historians”.

Just who is engaged in Holocaust-denial here?

For clues to the answer we might turn to a secret document from the covert British propaganda agency IRD (Information Research Department), released to the National Archives just before Christmas 2019 and recently obtained by H&D‘s assistant editor Peter Rushton.

We publish this secret file’s contents today for the first time, and will soon tell the full story of how the British secret state conspired to silence challenges to Second World War history.

A rare photo of British propaganda chief Norman Reddaway (1918-1999) seen here with his wife Jean.

This particular file begins with a broadcast on the ITV television network in 1970, coinciding with the Dresden bombing holocaust’s 25th anniversary. Norman Reddaway, who had been co-founder of IRD at the start of the Cold War, but by 1970 was a senior Foreign Office diplomat in overall charge of Britain’s propaganda efforts, wrote to IRD’s director Kenneth Crook about the programme.

Reddaway complained that by giving a death toll of 135,000 this ITV documentary “had quoted Dr Goebbels’ version of the number of casualties. He had not quoted any other estimate, which would of course have been much lower. The viewers were therefore left with an uncorrected impression that RAF bombing had resulted in three or four times the true number of casualties.”

In response Reddaway suggested that IRD should deploy its trusted arsenal of propaganda tactics: a planted question by a helpful MP in the House of Commons, or a letter to The Times in the name of some respectable stooge. However senior IRD official Colin MacLaren, whose experience of secret propaganda went back to the war years where he had been part of the Special Operations Executive and Political Warfare Executive, insisted that this 135,000 figure was probably not a German exaggeration.

MacLaren wrote: “I am somewhat surprised that Mr Reddaway should assume that Dr Goebbels’s estimate of the Dresden casualties was higher than others (presumably allied) estimates. Surely the converse is true? I do not recall that the German propaganda machine was even concerned at the time to exaggerate the effects of Allied attacks.”

It was later confirmed by another IRD officer, ‘Tommy’ Tucker, that the programme’s figure of 135,000 Dresden deaths came not from any German propagandist, nor even from the best-known historian of the raid David Irving, but from Andrew Wilson, defence correspondent of the left-liberal newspaper The Observer.

British propagandists in 1970 unsuccessfully sought to dispute historians’ estimates of the Dresden death toll during the 25th anniversary of the terror-bombing. Another 50 years later, deluded German leftists unsuccessfully tried to block a commemorative march remembering the victims on the 75th anniversary, but were swiftly dealt with by police (above).

Moreover it turns out that the historical adviser to ITV’s Dresden programme was Professor Asa Briggs, a very respectable and not at all ‘right-wing’ historian who had himself been on the wartime staff of Britain’s famous codebreaking operation at Bletchley Park. (This latter fact was so secret back in 1970 that it was not committed to paper even in IRD files, but in his old age Prof. Briggs gave details of his secret past.)

Nevertheless Tucker confirmed that if necessary IRD still had a “letters to the Press drill” that could be deployed, and that if a Labour MP’s signature was required they could easily recruit one (willing to put his name to any text IRD supplied) via Maurice Foley, a former IRD propagandist himself who had become an MP and served as a minister responsible for promoting immigration (!)

Eventually Reddaway agreed to drop his objections to this particular TV programme, but efforts to undermine challenges to orthodox Second World War history continued at the highest level of Britain’s secret state.

Keep reading Heritage & Destiny for further exclusive investigations of this remarkable topic, coming soon!

Efforts to minimise the holocaust of German civilians at Dresden continue: the only official mention of the human inferno is carved on this inconspicuous stone bench in the city centre, part of the entrance to public lavatories. At least German patriots ensured that flowers were laid here to mark this 75th anniversary (at the spot where thousands of the victims were cremated).

Ursula Haverbeck’s 91st Birthday – Richard Edmonds speaks at Bielefeld demo and at NF Ceremony 24 hours later

Ursula Haverbeck, nominated the Grande Dame of German Revisionism by the late Prof. Robert Faurisson, “celebrated” her 91st birthday in prison. Yes, you read that correctly: Frau Ursula Haverbeck is ninety one years of age and she finds herself incarcerated in a prison cell, charged and found “guilty” of questioning the allegation of the so-called “Holocaust”, the allegation that the Germans during the Second World war murdered millions of Jews in homicidal gas-chambers. For expressing her non-violent opinions on aspects of the history of the Second World War which she herself lived through as a teenager, the current ruling establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany, in its viciousness, has locked this 91-year-old up in a prison cell in an attempt to silence her.

On Saturday, the 9th November, the very day of Ursula Haverbeck’s 91st birthday, hundreds of German nationalists, patriots and friends, well-wishers and admirers of the Grande Dame of German Historical Revisionism marched through the centre of the north German town of Bielefeld where Ursula is imprisoned. With great gusto we paraded with flags flying and with banners held high proclaiming Ursula Haverbeck to be a Heroine for Germany and demanding Truth and Justice for Germany. The authorities gave us permission to hold a public rally right in the centre of Bielefeld. There was of course a large contingent of Police present. And there were of course large numbers of demented Lefties shouting their usual obscenities. However our loud-speaker system drowned out all that Sound and Fury signifying nothing (Shakespeare’s Macbeth). Our rally lasted the best part of two hours; right in the centre of town; the traffic was stopped; the trams ceased running; and we held our rally without any interruption. Here is the speech that I gave on this historic occasion:

Richard Edmonds addresses the Bielefeld demonstration in support of Ursula Haverbeck, Saturday 9th November 2019

“Dear German friends, my name is Richard Edmonds, I am British.

“I have travelled here to Bielefeld to show solidarity with the very brave patriot, Ursula Haverbeck, whom I have known for many years. She is a wonderfully brave campaigner for the honour of Germany and now this fine woman must “celebrate” her 91st birthday in prison. Shocking. Ursula Haverbeck, an educated and cultivated woman, has posed questions regarding the topic of the “Holocaust”; she has posed the most serious questions, forensic, scientific, objective questions. And for this, she finds herself on her 91st birthday in jail here in Bielefeld.

“Yes. I know, we are in the Federal Republic. In order to make the situation clear, I will refer to the trial that took place in Mannheim in 2003, the trial brought against the German-Canadian, Ernst Zündel, yet another individual charged with “Holocaust”-denial. At Zündel’s trial, the presiding judge, Dr. Ulrich Meinerzhagen, found himself obliged to state in the open court, and I quote him: ‘It is completely irrelevant whether the “Holocaust” took place or not. It is the act of denial of the “Holocaust” which is a crime. And that is all that matters in this court.’ : Presiding Judge Dr. Meinerzhagen.

“Here with absolute modesty can I (R.Edmonds) state that in Great Britain and in the United States of America, we have complete Freedom of Speech on the subject of the “Holocaust”; this means that every type of question may be posed on this topic; and everyone has the right to publish answers which are based on forensic, scientific, objective facts.

Dr Herbert Schaller with his client Ernst Zündel on the day of the latter’s release from Mannheim prison in 2010.

“As a guest here in Germany, I can only quote the former, now retired, judge sitting on the supreme court in Germany, the Constitutional Court, Judge Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem:

‘I would not make the questioning of the Holocaust a criminal offence.’ Judge Hoffmann-Riem, July 2008 (Der Tagesspiegel, 10. July 2008)

“Finally, dear friends. I would like to quote the famous German hero, Ulrich von Huten, who five hundred years ago, said: ‘Germany is there, where strong hearts are beating.’ Thank you.”

Finally let me make this comment: one does have to wonder if a change is now taking place in the Federal Republic of Germany, set up as it was by the western Allies at the end of the Second World War, the twin in fact of the Communist regime set up in Easten Germany by the forces of the Soviet Union. How else might one explain the readiness of the authorities to give permission for this “Birthday celebration” right in the centre of the town where Ursula Haverbeck is held prisoner in the local jail? The activity must have cost the town a great deal of money; vast numbers of Police were employed, and the centre of the town was effectively shut down for the afternoon: what with several hundred Nationalists and possibly as many as two thousand Lefties plus large numbers of Police officers, the result was that no trams were running through the town, no cars or delivery vehicles, access to the main-line railway station was barred for a time, little business could have been conducted that day; all this was predictable, but permission was given, in spite of counter-pressure from the usual suspects, permission was given for the go-ahead. A historic week-end. A privilege to be there.

H&D note: 24 hours after the Bielefeld demonstration, Richard was back in London addressing the National Front’s memorial day rally (see video below) – though due to ‘kettling’ by police in Bielefeld, he had to catch a later Eurostar and missed the march to the Cenotaph. A remarkable weekend, and a fitting tribute to the true Europe for Europeans that racial nationalists seek to build post-Brexit.

Ursula Haverbeck interviewed by Richard Edmonds and Lady Michèle Renouf

NF holds successful AGM

On Saturday 28th September 2019, the National Front held a most successful AGM.

This Annual General Meeting of the National Front took place at a key social and political moment in our country’s history: we are all witnessing a potentially major shift in political power in Britain. Parliament at Westminster is in turmoil as the MPs of the Remainer faction seek to sabotage the Referendum result and betray the winning seventeen million plus votes cast by the patriotic majority of Britons who want out of the hated European Union..

Speaker after speaker at our AGM focussed on the – unprecedented in our lifetime – events at Westminster. The basic question addressed by each and every speaker was: how best do we respond to the blatant betrayal of the Brexit vote that is openly being planned and committed by the anti-British party politicians of the old failure parties.

Step One: Never trust a word of the Tories. Theresa May never kept her promise to take us out of the EU; one would be very naive to think that BoJo, as he is known to friend and foe alike, will do any better.

We had an impressive line-up of speakers:

Burnley nationalist Steven Smith

– Steve Smith of Burnley, the man who got the BNP onto the winning streak in the 2000s. Steve told us how to win and how to rebuild British Nationalism. Steve said that everything kind and beautiful is being poisoned by the multi-racial nightmare forced onto us. It is possible to to win, Steve assured us.

AGM guest speaker Andrew Brons, Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and Humber 2009-2014. A founder member of the National Front, and more recently a senior official of the British Democratic Party, Mr Brons achieved one of the best parliamentary election results in NF history at the Birmingham Stechford by-election in 1977, polling 8.2%.

– Former NF chairman and former MEP Andrew Brons, as guest-speaker, cautioned us that the Establishment in its desperation to hold on to its illegitimate power will get increasingly vicious. Andrew said that it is our duty to maintain our racial-nationalist principles: never to sell out to civic/ multiracial nationalism, but equally never to break the law: but to tread carefully the narrow patriotic path, ignoring the blandishments and the traps of criminally intentioned agent-provocateurs. Always keep it legal, was Andrew’s much appreciated contribution to our AGM.

– Richard Edmonds, NF press-officer, reminded the audience of our past achievements: The NF had shown in its earlier years of the 1970s that the NF could build a nation-wide movement in record time; and the British nationalist activists of the BNP in the 2000s showed that we could successfully win elections up and down the country and see dozens of our brave men and woman candidates elected to public office. The turmoil and political turbulence at Westminster give us the opportunity to resurrect our nationalist movement.

Richard Edmonds with framed photograph of the 1977 Lewisham NF rally

At this point, a guest speaker from New Zealand addressed us. We are in a global fight to save the White race, Chris confirmed. Chris then informed us of the massive damage done to our movement in New Zealand by the criminal actions of the terrorist who attacked the mosque at Christchurch. This part really emphasised Andrew Brons’ advice. Our guest from New Zealand stressed that we Nationalists should get serious, because our opponents, the Globalists, are very serious.

Deputy chairman, Jordan Pont, called for more activism on the ground; Jordan thanked all those who had helped him campaign in the Spring council and parish elections in Sheffield. Jordan said that he could never sit at home and do nothing. Our Deputy chairman called for nationalist unity. Unity is the key, he declared. Both Jordan and NF Chairman Tony Martin, called for supporters to travel down to our capital to support the National Front Remembrance Parade to the Cenotaph at Whitehall, on Sunday afternoon the 10th November.

Deputy Chairman Jordan Pont addresses the 2019 NF AGM

The concluding speaker was NF chairman, Tony Martin, who thanked all those members, activists and supporters who had helped to make 2019 yet another year in which the NF kept the flag flying. Tony was able to give us the political background to the shutting down of our web-site, which Tony assured us would be only temporary. In his report, Tony informed us that the NF had deliberately abstained from putting up candidates at the 2017 General Election, because we wanted it to be a straight fight between the Leave vote and the Remainers of the corrupt anti-British Establishment. Tony emphasized our primary opposition to mass-Immigration, “Britain has not got a housing crisis, Britain has got an Immigration crisis.” Tony’s final point here was that Repatriation should be promoted by us in a positive sense, with respect for and understanding for the ethnics.

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