Colin Jordan, Richard Edmonds and John Tyndall Memorial Meeting – Preston – Sunday 25th September – update

A quick heads up to all subscribers and readers. Heritage and Destiny will be holding a Colin Jordan / Richard Edmonds / John Tyndall Memorial Meeting in the Preston area on the afternoon of Sunday 25th September (12 noon – 5.30 pm).

Details so far:

Meeting Chairman will be Keith Axon – a former NF and BNP organizer, and longstanding friend of both John Tyndall and Richard Edmonds

Speakers so far include (in alphabetical order):

Benny Bullman – lead singer of the RAC band Whitelaw, joint host (with Steve Frost) of the Under the Sunwheel British National Socialist podcast, and longstanding British Movement activist

Stephen Frost – National Secretary of the British Movement, longstanding friend of CJ, and author of the Colin Jordan biography ‘TWAS A GOOD FIGHT’!

Julie Lake – a former BNP & NF regional organiser, now Independent Nationalist candidate for Bristol West

Dr. James Lewthwaite – a former BNP Bradford City Councillor, archaeology lecturer, current Chairman of the British Democrats and Orangeman

Peter Rushton – Assistant Editor of Heritage and Destiny magazine, historian, blogger & TV commentator

Laura Towler – Deputy Leader of Patriotic Alternative, has written for Counter-Currents and Defend Europa, and currently lives in Yorkshire with her husband and daughter

Other guest speakers – including at least one from overseas – will be announced closer to the day of the meeting – keep checking our website for more details.

If you wish to attend, please call our office number – 07833 677484 – or Email – heritageanddestiny@yahoo.com – for full details and directions to the venue which will be in the Preston area.

Doors open at 12 noon and meeting will start at 12.30pm prompt. However, can you please aim to get to Preston for between 11.15am – 11.45am as we will have two re-direction points (one for those coming by car and the other for those using public transport) in operation and we want to get everybody to the meeting venue in plenty of time.

There will be literature/merchandise tables from a number of different nationalist groups at the meeting. If you or your group would like a free merchandise table to sell your wares at the meeting, please contact us ASAP as space is now limited.

We also need more raffle prizes, so if you have anything you can donate to the raffle (or auction) please let us know – or just bring it along on the day.

There will be a buffet (including vegetarian); cash-bar; raffle (with some great prizes), auction and much more. So, make sure you, your family and friends are free Sunday 25th September and get yourselves over to Preston!

Those of you are coming by train/coach, please book up well in advance, or else all the cheap seats will be gone. Likewise, if you need overnight accommodation in Preston, book now to get the best deals (call our office for advice if necessary). We understand that several of meeting attendees are staying in nearby Blackpool/Fylde coast this year, where there is a far greater choice of B&B and hotel accommodation, so you may want to bear that in mind. If you are flying in the nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool, both have direct trains to Preston.

There will be two socials – one on the Saturday evening for those arriving the day before – and one after the meeting has finished on the Sunday evening. We have a great venue, which serves real ales and great food at very reasonable prices.

If for whatever reason, you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to send a donation, to help with the meeting costs instead, that would be great. Please send cheques/postal/money orders (made payable to Heritage and Destiny) to – H&D, 40 Birkett Drive, Preston, PR2 6HE, or you can donate by BACS (Bank Transfer) to; Account name – Heritage and Destiny, Account number – 14144034, Sort code – 01 00 85: – Use your name and the words “memorial meeting” as reference.

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

St Patrick

H&D wishes all our Irish, Northern Irish and Ulster Scots readers a very happy Saint Patrick’s Day – whichever part of the world you are in.

Editor’s note: The first article – “Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of the USA” – was written twelve years ago, but the same issues are still being discussed in Loyalist circles today – now mainly on internet forums. So, it was fitting that we republished it (in hard copy in issue #77 of H&D) on St Patrick’s Day 2017.

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.

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.

Orangemen with lambeg drums during 12th July Orangefest celebrations in Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland

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.

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.

The Cross of St Patrick LOL 688

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.

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.”

The second article “Enoch Powell’s Suppressed Article Rediscovered”, on St Patrick, was published by us in March 2016 (in hard copy in issue 71 of H&D) it certainly added fuel to the (Loyalist) bonfire!

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.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

A Very Happy St David’s Day to all our Welsh readers!

Yorkshire Forum 19th February 2022 – an attendee’s observations

Dr Jim Lewthwaite chaired the Yorkshire Forum meeting on 19th February, reported here by Lady Michèle Renouf with photographs courtesy of Tony Avery

The following is not so much a report on the recent Yorkshire Forum as a personal celebration of those valiant spokesmen.

Yesterday, like the once-true Royal Mail motto – ‘be through rain, hail, or shine we deliver’ – true-grit attendees of the Yorkshire Forum literally skated their vehicles through the snow-iced streets to Bradford for its post-lockdown comeback. There, four patriotic groups gathered. Disdaining all distracting “divide and conquer” factional vanities, these men, women, plus one discreet baby’s political debut(!) brought, foremost, their concern for “Our Home” – our ancestral homeland whose racial survival is turning bleaker and blacker with every alien mass-invaders’ shipload.

The calibre and character of each speaker was equal to his capacity to project a political stance in accessible mode and dignified manner. Handsome, forthright, heartening!

Chairing the gathering was Dr. James Lewthwaite (a Cambridge graduate archaeologist skilled in forensic digging – an asset for a political truth analyst (!); and a proven Bradford vote-winning former Councillor).

Attending were three former BNP Councillors. Guests travelled from far and wide: from London, Mid-Wales, North Wales, Chester, Stoke on Trent, Hull, Wakefield, Leeds and of course Bradford.

Steve Crosby

Mr. Steve Crosby (from Belfast) spoke first on Direct Democracy. He offered the Swiss model as a stimulus for the British to consider. This veteran community negotiator presented a short video about how Swiss referendum take three forms: 1. popular initiatives, which are citizen proposals to create a new law and require 100,000 valid signatures on a petition to get on the ballot; 2. facultative or optional referendums, which are citizen proposals to approve or reject a piece of existing law and require 50,000 valid signatures on a petition to get on the ballot; and 3. mandatory referendums which are required to revise the Constitution, join an international organisation or introduce emergency federal legislation.

Mr. Crosby’s point was that in this Swiss system its direct seeking of the People’s opinions placed their concerns foremost as opposed to the “Muppets” as he referred to those whom the general public increasingly despise as puppets who, once elected, act as “saboteurs” of a nation’s best interests. The problem remains (I interjected) of how to undermine the enormously funded and powerful Lobbies who monopolise and tyrannise public opinion and education outlets. With twist-speak they knot, mock, and knock the stuffing out of people, not only their well-heeled, toe-cringeing sock-puppets!

As in the nature of a Forum, energised discussion and cordial objections raised from the floor were welcomed by the admirable chairman Dr. James Lewthwaite (of the British Democrats). Mr. Mike Whitby (of British Voice – a platform speaker later but at this time from the floor) advanced the fact that in our ancient Constitution and Common Law we already have such methods which have been “forgotten”. He called for our people to learn more about them and how to deploy these effectively. Dr. Lewthwaite enjoined that such an age-old legal contingency had been available to the BNP’s disgraced former leader Nick Griffin but that despite his legal background, he failed to raise it in a case when it could have re-established a powerful precedent.

Dr. Lewthwaite went on to accredit Mr. Crosby’s magnanimous humility when he stood down during a city council election in order to bolster the chances of a similar interest’s Party, by not splitting the vote. This demonstration of intelligent political coordination for the greater strength gained essentially in a common cause had me unable to contain my applause! A valuable lesson for traditionalist and nationalist Groups who have often lacked interest in coordinating the dates of their events which effectively means patriots take self-defeatingly divisive sides without chance to hear the others!

Roger Scruton

Mr. Crosby’s rolemodel proved (in my view) the late British philosopher Roger Scruton’s description of “the British genius for compromise”. Mr. Whitby educated one young person from the floor that it’s not a matter of 40-60 years hence when we shall be racially outnumbered but already we are at the 11th hour! This is true at least since Dr. Scruton in 2001 concerning the immigration crisis had declared “Robin Cook wants us to deny our national identity” and that “there is no such race as the British, Robin Cook tells us”; such politicians “they want sovereignty, loyalty, and territory to be things of the past. Their world is one of international bureaucracies, stateless quangos, and rootless elites”. Such a politician could be well-described (by Mr. Crosby) as a “saboteur”.

Alas Britain’s once popular philosopher did not acknowledge the legendary commonsense spoken in 1968 by the Rt. Hon. J. Enoch Powell who clarified that “in the early 1950s there were fewer than 100,000 non-whites in Britain”. He spoke up as a true patriot yet was pariahed for this intelligence. By 2001, Dr. Scruton noted that “now we are asked [indeed were NOT asked!] to absorb 100,000 or more [in 2022 more like one million alien invaders] every year, without border controls or any proof of loyalty to, or even respect for the institutions of our country”.

Yet, frankly I must admit that until then the Canadian Free Expression veteran CAFE campaigner and comrade Paul Fromm suggested that at the word “race”, it would have been the case that I’d think he meant the racing at Royal Ascot!! Appalling but true! All this stealthy conquest through immigration I had recognised by 2001 whereby the HQ for World Zionism had “disappeared the indigenous population” in Palestine. Yet this same phenomena had not yet penetrated my otherwise non-political outlook regarding the race replacement in my own Homeland! Why was that? Scruton nailed that elusive public information when he stated “we live in a climate of fear, in which the most important question confronting the British people – the security of their borders and the loyalty within them – is subject to a strict regime of censorship”. I do not recall hearing anything about that eminent influencer daring to embolden the British people to show up at a nationalist Party rally. What a dunce when it counts! This philosopher defines the “problem”, the “threat”, the “loyalty”, yet was a dolt compared to the doughty attendees at the Yorkshire Forum!

Hats off to all those leafleteers who, rain, hail, or shine, delivered their sterling true alert. The “no-kneeling” leaflet by the British Democrats emboldens those inertia-sunk to rise with common sense (phoenix akin the flag-logo of The British Voice) to say: “No to cancel culture and woke tyranny – their agenda is to destroy our cultural heritage and disgrace our historical achievements”.

Mike Whitby

The historic stall was well set out by the next speaker Mr. Michael Whitby (of The British Voice). He reminded us that the individual’s mind and body is sovereign, not a human right awarded by any government or “the science”. That our national DNA has changed by just over 5% over 12,000 years. And that we can rely when invoking our protective rights, if only we knew to draw on two and a half thousand years of still extant Common Law and Constitution to say respectfully “I don’t consent” when we are not guilty if arrested for a projected thought crime.

Forensic proof is offered in his well-presented leaflets:

The 2006 book Blood of the Isles, by Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at Oxford University, confirmed the result of his team’s ten year study of 50,000 DNA samples from the indigenous British people from all corners of the British Isles. Comparisons were made between those recent samples and that of The Cheddar Man and earlier evidence up to 12,000 years ago.

The results proved that, despite all the claims of “invasions” and that we Britons are a so-called “race of mongrels”, our DNA has only changed by an overall average of just 5% over 12,000 years! The above, added to our peoples proven longevity of 33,000 years, by virtue of ‘The Red “Lady” of Paviland’ (South Wales) proves beyond any doubt that we are amongst the oldest indigenous peoples of the world!

And that we can rely, if only we knew to draw on two and a half thousand years of Common Law to say “No consent” when we are not guilty for a projected thought crime.

The final speaker was Alek Yerbury (from West Yorkshire Region Patriotic Alternative). He amplified how we had “forgotten” that “to unify is unconquerable”, but that “our People who have never been defeated in the last three hundred years can only be tricked into believing they have no power”. His soldierly stance suggested a disciplined approach. I regret we ran out of time before I thought to ask him if he agreed with the Swiss one year’s mandatory military service for every Swiss citizen as highlighted in Mr. Crosby’s talk. To learn to serve in any capacity involving due community service for one’s homeland seems to be an invaluable method to cultivate respect for all labour and levels of contribution to what brings about one’s sense of belonging, sharing and defining us with pride as a grassroots grateful Nation.

Alek Yerbury

The suggestion from Mr. Whitby was a winner for me when he proposed that groups should maintain their identity but that all coordinate together (under a come rain or shine umbrella) called the National Patriot Movement. It’s a now call for the People to stand firm to save themselves from predictable white/black manufactured civil war, coming upon us no longer later – but soon. This mass-manipulation is underway already in our BLM-only life time!

Bravo to the Yorkshire Forum !

No cowering, no surrender,
Michèle, Lady Renouf
www.jewishrepublic.com

PS Before closing the meeting, the chairman Dr. Lewthwaite invited me to commemorate those comrades who had passed away last year, Mr. John Bean, Mr. Kevin Stafford, Mr. Richard Edmonds and others.

Richard Edmonds and Lady Michèle Renouf at a demonstration outside the German Embassy, supporting the then-jailed Ernst Zündel. This demonstration was organised by H&D’s Peter Rushton

I knew Richard Edmonds very well as a hero to both his British and German comrades who always honoured our finest historian Mr. David Irving. With his facility in German, Richard frequently cited his hero when giving speeches at rallies and at German memorials for their soldiers and civilians.

A former school teacher, qualified engineer, and strenuous historical revisionist, this prize-winning orator always stressed that not all Britons during the world wars were duped. The British People were misled by warmonger Winston Churchill – the drunken traitor and neurotic anti-“Hun” who kept from public knowledge all of Germany’s genuine peace offerings which would have ended (and never begun) the senseless killing off of our best and bravest on both sides of this Anglo-Saxon brothers’ war. “Allies = All lies” was wit-and-pith Richard’s apt refrain!

Two days before our national treasure died on 23rd December 2020, he had translated a Yuletide poem written by Berlin attorney RA Wolfram Nahrath (who so successfully defended me and British honour in Dresden). When I mentioned this translation to Attorney Nahrath he texted: “An honour for me”. In turn Richard was deeply gratified at this mutual respect from Germany’s foremost defender of persecuted real history champions. I believe our British lion died, not mehling about cats-paw anti-gentiles, but with his magnificent race and nation foremost on his mind. Richard Edmonds, our great nationalist role-model, scholar and gentleman lives on in treasured legend.

Lady Michèle Renouf and Richard Edmonds in Westminster, commemorating the Dresden Holocaust: the deliberate burning alive of countless German civilians as a deliberate act of policy in February 1945 by British and American leaders.

Long Live the British grace and character of Richard Edmonds!

Many thanks to Mr Tony Avery for photographs – H&D understands that a video of the event will in due course be available and we shall post a link

Yorkshire Forum – Saturday 19th February

All H&D readers in the area should try their best to attend the 14th Yorkshire Forum meeting, to be held on Saturday 19th February in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

All genuine nationalists, identitarians and traditionalists are welcome.

Programme as follows:

Chairman’s introduction:
Remembering recently passed comrades Richard Edmonds, Kevin Stafford, John Bean and others.

Mike Whitby on the campaign trail

Followed by main speakers:

Steve Crosby on Direct Democracy

Mike Whitby of British Voice

Jim Lewthwaite of the British Democrats

Alek from West Yorkshire Region Patriotic Alternative

Dr Jim Lewthwaite at an H&D John Tyndall Memorial Meeting

A post-meeting social will be held at a nearby traditional Yorkshire pub

Buffet and raffle are included in the entrance fee of £10.00.
Free entrance is available to guest speakers in addition to attendees aged 25 and under.
Speakers’ travelling expenses will be subsidised.

Yorkshire Forum is always on the lookout for new speakers. Got something to say? Then contact us!

For more information, contact Liam on the following telephone numbers;

(01274) 604358 Land line
(07876) 383636 Mobile

Tony Paulsen reports from this year’s Traditional Britain Group Christmas Party

After a fallow year in 2020 when Covid restrictions forbade social gatherings (a prohibition that was, it seems, honoured more in the breach than the observance by Downing Street staffers!) the Traditional Britain Group’s now itself traditional Christmas party took place in a Mayfair pub on Saturday 11th December 2021.

As in 2019, the event sold out and indeed, was over-booked, with a record 75 tickets sold and yet more people attending the after party when the main event was over.

Guest of honour was the historian and film-maker Thomas Rowsell aka “Survive the Jive” (whose Twitter feed as @Tom_Rowsell is well worth following).

Thomas Rowsell, TBG guest speaker

Tom gave an erudite and insightful talk about the Anglo-Saxons and their heritage. He had, he said, listened to a speech by Sir Roger Scruton at his first TBG event some seven years ago, and had been hugely impressed by the speaker, but not persuaded by Scruton’s thesis that English institutions and the common law should be the foundations upon which resistance to what is now called woke-ism should rest.

On the contrary, in Rowsell’s view, those institutions had long since fallen to the enemy and were much more likely to be used as tools of oppression of our folk by a corrupted and deracinated elite.

Rather we should look to a community of shared descent, for while the Angles, Saxons and Jutes who first began to arrive in England in the fifth century were purely Germanic peoples very distinct from the Romanised Britons, by the end of the seventh century, they had largely merged with the Brythonic natives to form the modern English people, rather different from the earliest Anglo-Saxon settlers by reason of the absorption of the Celtic element.

Our language, though suffused with Norman French loan words and much changed by time, comes down to us directly from the early Anglo-Saxon settlers, but the ethnic make up of the English had changed significantly long before the Norman Conquest (which in the speaker’s view had little impact upon our genetic inheritance compared to the absorption of the Romanised Britons), to include a minority Celtic as well as a majority Anglo-Saxon-Jutish component.

We are, said Rowsell, a distinct people but at the same time we share a common cultural and religious heritage with other European peoples and our separateness had been overemphasised after the Reformation, sometimes by outright cranks such as the “diggers” who attained a notoriety out of all proportion to their minuscule numbers and complete failure to change society after the English Civil War, claiming to restore a supposed primitive Anglo-Saxon social order against the heirs of the Norman landlords.

Bad though William the Tanner’s Bastard might have been in 1066, there is no evidence to support the myth that six centuries later, the English aristocracy of Stuart times was racially different from the common people to any discernible degree.

Historians in the insular Whig and Protestant traditions often failed to acknowledge facts that were unwelcome to them, for example, that our forefathers had long shared the heathen faith of other Germanic peoples before becoming Catholic, as was the whole of western Europe in the Middle Ages. We are not so very different from other European peoples. The nineteenth century imperialist myth of Anglo-Saxon particularism would have surprised the Anglo-Saxons!

An earlier TBG event in 2013 was addressed by Jacob Rees-Mogg, now a Cabinet minister, seen here (above left) with TBG Vice-President Gregory Lauder-Frost

A noteworthy aspect of the gathering was how young and well-educated so many of those attending are, and also how many women attended a meeting in a movement too often a male preserve. The TBG’s successful social media operations and the high-profile online presence of the guest speaker clearly have an impact and disseminate our ideas beyond the usual white working-class male dominated stereotype.

It is also interesting to compare the very high attendance at the Christmas party with the rather less well attended annual conference some two months earlier in the year, which may well reflect the continuing reluctance of the older age group that is more in evidence at the annual conference to attend large events in a time of continuing anxiety about Covid. Whether well-founded or not, such concerns clearly continue to trouble many in our circles, as well as in society more generally.

The TBG continues to play an important role in bringing people together different in an agreeable non-party political, non-factional meeting place. We hope that it will continue to do so in the coming year, despite the likelihood of government-imposed constraints upon meeting in the earlier part of 2022.

Editor’s note’s: Tony’s report on the 2021 Traditional Britain Group Conference, which was held in London on October 23rd, will be published in H&D #106, which will be out in early January 2022.

Those who wish to join TBG yet perhaps live too far from London (it is a rather London-centric organisation, less in terms of membership, than where the meetings are held) might wish to visit its web page www.traditionalbritain.org or subscribe to its Twitter feed @TradBritGroup

TBG can also be contacted by writing to: Traditional Britain Group, BCM Box 9045, London, WC1N 3XX

Hallowe’en Nightmare for Anti-Fascists!

This weekend was a Hallowe’een nightmare for anti-fascists and their crooked allies Nick Griffin and Jim Dowson. Not to mention middle-aged hooligan and Dick Emery tribute act Matthew Collins, risibly titled “Head of Intelligence” at Hope not Hate, who true to form “got it wrong again”!

The fast-growing nationalist movement Patriotic Alternative held an excellent conference in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District, with 240 PA activists and guests in attendance and a line-up of first-rate speakers. Meanwhile Hope not Hate, Unite Against Fascism, Nick Griffin, Jim Dowson, and a depressing line-up of sad and bitter losers joined forces to post lie after lie on social media, falsely claiming that the event had been cancelled.

The best nationalist event in years went ahead on 30th October in the Lake District, while opponents falsely raved on social media about its supposed cancellation!

While the audience was assembling at the Villa Levens Hotel late on Saturday morning, hotel management tried to cancel the booking. However PA leaders Mark Collett, Laura Towler and colleagues stood firm and successfully insisted that the conference must proceed.

Apart from this stress to Mark and Laura, no-one attending the conference was in any way inconvenienced throughout the afternoon. We heard excellent speakers in first rate surroundings, enjoyed a splendid buffet lunch, and sold many copies of H&D while meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

Adding to our enjoyment of this great event was the embarrassment caused to ‘anti-fascists’ whose grotesque lies were so swiftly and comprehensively exposed.

Part of the lie stream posted on Telegram and other social media accounts by fronts for the bitter factionalist conmen Nick Griffin and Jim Dowson, who failed in their joint effort with Hope not Hate to undermine PA’s conference

Gullible readers of both ‘anti-fascist’ and Griffinite social media accounts were fed a stream of deceit all day, as the likes of Matthew Collins congratulated themselves on supposedly getting the PA conference cancelled.

While we enjoyed the best nationalist event in years, sad antifa losers and bitter factional obsessives reposted the lies of Hope not Hate, whose credibility might never recover from the total deception they have perpetrated on readers and donors.

Collins and Hope not Hate raved on Twitter that the “secret conference has been rumbled… descended into chaos and farce, with the Cumbrian venue cancelling the booking as people were arriving… Recriminations are now flying around. …Many were angry that they travelled to such a remote location, only to be turned around the moment they arrived. The question is less can Collett regain the trust of his members, but whether they will stay around to hear him out. A quite humiliating day for Collett and PA.”

(above left to right) Laura Towler, Kenny Smith and Mark Collett at their highly successful conference – Kenny Smith together with his security team colleagues helped ensure a safe and efficient event, despite all the personal attacks he has endured in recent weeks from Griffin and Dowson.

This ‘anti-fascist’ account was 100% untrue – made much worse by the fact that Hope not Hate didn’t simply repeat untruths picked up online (partly from their little helpers in Griffin and Dowson’s floundering confidence trick that masquerades as a ‘British Freedom Party’). HNH went much further, characteristically embroidering their tissue of inaccurate gossip so as to give their donors the quite fraudulent impression that they had an on-the-ground ‘intelligence’ operation and were actually reporting from outside or inside the hotel.

HNH and their rivals in a superficially more competent ‘intelligence’ organisation called Red Flare began the day by falling out over who should claim credit for discovering the venue, but within hours were in an even more bitter dispute over whether HNH had deliberately lied about the conference being ‘cancelled’.

PA initiatives included the famous ‘Grandma Towler’s Tea’ business, which was among the conference stalls!

Priceless examples of this internal war included a violent antifa group calling itself ‘Football Lads and Lasses Against Fascism’ writing:
“Do not believe a word coming out of UAF or Hope not Hate, who prematurely claimed ‘victory’ and credit for exposing this event.”

Similarly Red Flare posted:
“Claims about fascist activity should not be based on speculation or wishful thinking but on verifiable information. …Exaggerated and premature claims of [PA’s] demise only serve to demobilise opposition.”

The truth is that whether or not the opposition is ‘demobilised’ by its own incompetence and dishonesty, the racial nationalist movement will eventually win because we stand for truth and justice, whereas the left denies nature, denies science, denies history and denies political reality. We look forward to reporting on further victories for our movement and further confusion and division among our enemies!

Links to video from the event will be posted here as and when available. A selection of photos are already online here.

Thanks to our old friend Liam Haines who sold many copies of H&D and wished he had brought more! And to Lady Michèle Renouf who donated a copy of her Jailing Opinions DVD to every conference attendee.

(Michèle’s new video which also features H&D Assistant Editor Peter Rushton is now online at the link below)

Speakers from the 2021 PA conference

Mark Collett, leader of Patriotic Alternative
Sam Melia, Yorkshire media organiser of PA, in what amazingly was his maiden conference speech!
Wesley Russell, host of the Renew Britannia video stream and Nefarious Podcast
Jody Kay, musician and singer-songwriter, who came to politics only recently but hit the headlines for her recent questioning of Keir Starmer on LBC Radio
Ulster-born Paul Edward Stevenson, Republic Broadcasting Network host
Laura Towler, deputy leader of Patriotic Alternative

Successful Pan-Nationalist Day of Action in Leeds

The Holiday Inn at Garforth, Yorkshire

On Saturday 18th September a joint nationalist day of action was held in Yorkshire’s biggest city – Leeds –  with activists from both the British Movement and Patriotic Alternative, holding a number of flash demonstrations against the flood of immigrants – mainly young male so-called asylum seekers and refugees into the city.

A number of big hotels in Leeds have simply closed their doors to the great British public, and given themselves completely over to economic migrants. Then news reached the local BM branch, that a number of other hotels in the city had been “commandeered” by the Home Office for exclusive use by Afghans (as has happened in other cities all over England).

The hotels in Leeds included the Holiday Inn at Garforth; the Gateway Hotel in Micklefield and the Mercury Hotel in Bramham. The Holiday Inn, has now cancelled all “normal” bookings until December 9th, in the hope that the local council will have rehoused the migrants by then, so they can re-open for the lucrative pre Christmas trade.

This was the second successful day of action organised by Leeds BM at very short notice – the first on August 7th, was reported in the “Movement News” pages of H&D #104 (September-October 2021) which was published earlier this month. The day included leafleting and noisy flash demonstrations outside a couple of the hotels mentioned above, and short speeches by BM and PA representatives.

Congratulations to everybody (including a number of H&D subscribers) who attended the pan-nationalist day of action in Leeds. It is hoped that more such demonstrations will now take place in other parts of the country.

Readers wanting more information on the British Movement should write to – PO Box 6, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, WF16 0XF.

And those wanting to find out more about the Patriotic Alternative should write to – PO Box 275, Pudsey, Yorkshire, LS28 0FQ.

For a full report on the pan-nationalist day of action go to – 
https://www.britishmovementnorthern.org/latest-news/pan-nationalist-day-of-action-in-leeds/

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.

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