Banks join culture war by banning patriotic customers

This week the British-based bank HSBC closed down two accounts linked to the new racial nationalist political party Patriotic Alternative – a personal account belonging to one of PA’s leaders Laura Towler, and the party’s official business account.

H&D understands complaints are being made to the relevant banking oversight authorities.

HSBC is the sixth largest bank in the world and the largest in Europe. It was founded in 1865 as the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, making its initial fortune from opium trading.

Among the bank’s first board members was Thomas Dent, whose arrest for large-scale opium trading had triggered the first Opium War of 1839-42, in which British gunboats forced China’s Qing dynasty to accept the drug trade and to hand over Hong Kong to British control.

Arms dealer and Midland Bank consultant Stephan Kock

HSBC’s British high street operation was formerly Midland Bank, which was heavily involved in the seediest aspects of international arms trading during the 1980s via sinister fixer Stephan Kock, a Midland Bank consultant with mysterious connections to numerous intelligence services.

In the same week as HSBC closed down Patriotic Alternative accounts, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism alleged that HSBC “appear to have failed to adequately investigate concerns over a major fraud after an heiress accused her businessman father of draining millions from trust funds”.

It seems that major British banks have been more concerned with politically correct purges of law-abiding clients than with combating serious organised crime.

In January this year Barclays closed the personal account of H&D assistant editor Peter Rushton without giving notice – the first he knew of any problem was when his card stopped working, and even his local branch had no idea what had gone wrong! Further investigation revealed that the account had been closed by a secret unit inside the bank that refuses to give any reasons for its actions.

Leeds money-launderer Manni Hussain

British patriots might well ask in whose interests our banking system operates. Earlier this week the National Crime Agency accepted settlement of a case against a man they regard as a major money-launderer for organised crime. Leeds ‘businessman’ Manni Hussain was served with an Unexplained Wealth Order, sometimes known as a ‘McMafia order’. He handed over properties worth £10 million.

Until 2019 this crook owned the Wakefield Trinity rugby stadium, which he sold to the club last year for £3m, partly financed by Wakefield Council. According to the Yorkshire Post there is a continuing criminal investigation of this sale, after it was discovered that the stadium was actually worth less than half the purchase price.

The sheer scale of criminal money-laundering through British banks is mindboggling, and the NCA were forced to accept a settlement in which Mr Hussain retained some of his properties and cash, and didn’t go to jail. His close criminal associate, Bradford gangster ‘Meggy’ Khan, wasn’t so fortunate – he got life for murder.

Still, so long as ‘racists’ are denied a bank account, our rulers will sleep soundly in their beds.

Gangland money launderer Manni Hussain with Meghan Markle

Actor launches new party to fight ‘culture wars’

Laurence Fox on BBC Question Time in January this year

Actor Laurence Fox – probably best known for his role as DS Hathaway in the long-running British television series Lewishas announced plans for a new political party to take on ‘woke’ culture warriors who dominate the UK news agenda.

Fox’s political views first came to public attention earlier this year when he was a panellist on the BBC’s Question Time. During a discussion about alleged ‘racism’ experienced by the Duchess of Sussex (former actress Meghan Markle), Fox commented: “It’s not racism … we’re the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe. It’s so easy to throw the charge of racism and it’s really starting to get boring now.”

He is the son of actor James Fox and nephew of fellow actor Edward Fox.

The party is to be called Reclaim, and among its stated objectives is “to promote an open space through full protection of the fundamental freedoms of speech, expression, thought, association and academic inquiry. To stand in full opposition to laws and other measures which undermine those freedoms.”

Another objective is “to preserve and celebrate our shared national history, cultural inheritance and global contribution.”

According to the Daily Telegraph, donors to the new party – which has been planned for the past two months – include former Conservative Party, Brexit Party and Vote Leave donor Jeremy Hosking.

There is no news yet from the Electoral Commission as to this new party being officially accepted and registered – which would be required before it could stand candidates in elections.

Mark Collett and Laura Towler of Patriotic Alternative – which like Laurence Fox’s ‘Reclaim’ has yet to be accepted by the Electoral Commission as a registered political party

Similarly the new racial nationalist party Patriotic Alternative has yet to be registered by the Commission, who rejected an earlier application by PA on a technicality.

As reported in H&D Issue 98, two former UKIP leadership candidates had their efforts to launch new parties rejected in June this year. Mike Hookem’s Alliance for Democracy and Freedom was eventually accepted on August 18th after reapplying, but the Heritage Party set up by the half-Jamaican David Kurten was rejected again by the Commission on September 4th.

Mr Kurten might not have a party (yet), but thanks to the postponement of last May’s elections he remains a Member of the Greater London Assembly (to which he was originally elected as a UKIP candidate) until May 2021 – or possibly later still, if the Covid pandemic forces another delay.

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.

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