Thursday, 24 July 2008

Lack of school places

Up to 20 Lutterworth children, as young as four, are having to consider getting a taxi to take them to school.

Both Sherrier and Wycliffe schools have reached their limits on the number of children that can be taken in. The childrens' parents have called for a mobile building to be put at either school, but this has been refused by Leicestershire County Council who have offered them places at Dunton Basset Primary, 4 miles away.

Leicestershire branch of the British National Party calls on the County Council to think again. All Lutterworth primary school aged children should be able to attend a school in their own town.

Over the past few years, the population of Lutterworth has grown considerably, due to a lot of new housing being built. It is the responsibility of the County Council to ensure that available primary school places in the town grow at the same pace.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Assisting in Boston

'Leicester Boy' has sent this report, and picture, of our leafletters in Boston





"On Sunday 20th July, members from Leicestershire travelled to Boston in Lincolnshire to assist with leafletting for an upcoming election.

The Ward we are contesting is very rural, consisting of 4 lovely villages. We joined a dozen local activists in delivering 1600 leaflets to every home in the Ward over a 3-hour period and received a good number of positive responses from local people.

Our best wishes go to our candidate, David Owens, in this election."

Mike Robinson one of the two septuagenarians in our group, adds:
"The day was sunny, with smiling people welcoming the lads as they made their way door to door.

This election, which has occurred because a local Councillor resigned over the result of a lost court case concerning a traffic offence, will take place on July 24th. This is the same day that the Glasgow East election will be held, when it is expected that Labour will get yet another kicking.

The Boston election is anyone's race,we understand, so why not a BNP win?"

Car Boot Sale Fundraiser

Councillor Paul Preston is holding a Car Boot Sale to take place in mid-August. Can you please sort out your unwanted but saleable items for him. Proceeds will go towards the EU Elections Fund so it is vital that we all help to make this a success.

Contact Paul on: Tel. 01162395090

Monday, 14 July 2008

Brand new leafletting area...and CASCET

Local people were eager to meet BNP members leafletting in the pr0posed Eco-town area this week. Members admitted to being pleasantly surprised at this warm reception -the very first time that the BNP has leafletted there.

Problems -the usual social ones - were soon brought to the attention of Dep. Organiser, Mike Robinson, and his team and these problems were accompanied by the usual, time-honoured complaints of..."Police and local Authorities don't want to know". When elected, BNP Councillors WILL want to know, and will DEMAND that action be taken to deal with these social problems.

"Stop The Eco-town"

These posters, seen all over this area, strapped firmly to lamp posts, look very effective -even caring. They're well-made and not at all cheap, which tells you something Odd, really, that the group calling itself CASCET should go to so much trouble (and expense).

CASCET is a group of local Councillors and some Westminster MPs from almost all Parties, making out they're opposed to the Eco-town in the area.

Rubbish! To take just one instance; can anyone believe that Brown and his socialist comrades would allow someone like Keith Vaz (Labour MP for Leicester East) to be part of a group actively campaigning against Labour Party/Government policy (under orders from fellow comrades in Brussels, of course)? No way! It's all a sham, a con, a total charade!

-Mike Robinson

Friday, 11 July 2008

The Cromwell Diners' Club event

The Cromwell Diners' Club enjoyed a great evening at their July event (Saturday the 5th) with a Buffet and Fun Casino at a well-known pub in Moira, in the heart of the National Forest.

About 50 members and locals joined together in pleasant surroundings to enjoy a superb buffet and fine traditional English Ales. It was then time to try their hands on the Fun Casino's Roulette and Black Jack.


The event was organised by Dave Fairclough and Andy Croxall (pictured, right), and the sumptuous buffet was prepared by Dave's wife, Melanie (standing, left, on the picture)

Also pictured is a group of supporters from Yorkshire to help with the Casino.

This was a good occasion for members to meet with local villagers, strengthening our support in this area.

Thanks to all who supported the event!

- Dave Fairclough

[And well done to Dave, Andy and Melanie for their organising of this event! - Admin]

Monday, 7 July 2008

Sponsored Cycle Ride & Skegness Day of Action a success!

Congratulations to Maurice Collett who completed his 100 mile sponsored cycle ride from his home in Leicestershire to Skegness yesterday (Sunday 6th July). He was joined by Matt at Melton and Nigel at Grantham, the 3 intrepid BNP lads battling their way through driving rain to reach Skegness in just under five and a half hours.

Waiting to greet them at the clock tower were at least 60 activists from all over the East Midlands, cheering them in and waving flags sporting the slogan:"VOTE BNP". They were joined by many local people and holiday-makers, who also took leaflets, and bought papers and flags for their children.

For, beside the sponsored cycle ride, our activists held a paper sale in the centre of the town, as well as leafletting Skegness. A very impressive Day of Action, with 3 different activities, so many involved and lots of money raised towards the Euro fundraising effort.

Afterwards, everyone retired for a well-earned drink and reflections on a job well done.

To which we add "Well done" and thank you to everyone who took part. You can all feel very proud that you contributed to this exciting day. Thanks also go to the sponsors, who have done a grand job of gathering pledges, and to the visitors and residents of Skegness who so readily welcomed the BNP to their historic seaside town.

'Leicester Boy' sends his report and pictures from the event:

On Sunday 6 July Leicestershire members, along with members from the rest of the East Midlands, spent the day at the seaside town of Skegness in Lincolnshire.

The day started with an interview for BNPTV followed by a mass leaflet drop. 1500 leaflets were delivered door to door.

At the same time a paper sale and leaflet distribution was held near the clock tower.

At just after 2pm we all gathered together to welcome Charnwood member Maurice Collett.

While we all drove to Skegness Maurice had left his home at 6am cycling! He was doing a sponsored cycle ride from the village of Rothley in Leicestershire to Skegness to raise money for the East Midlands European Election fund.


After welcoming Maurice everybody went for a much needed meal and drink in a local pub. Afterwards some members stayed in the town sightseeing.


A very enjoyable and productive day was had by all and we'd like to give a special thank you to Maurice for all his efforts.

Below is a video of the ride.





Friday, 4 July 2008

Knife crime sky high -so why this low sentence!

An angry Leicester resident contacted one of our members to tell him about the inadequate sentence handed down to a guilty young thug in our city. Clearly upset and frustrated that the Courts appear to take such cases so casually, he said:

"Here is a taste of what sort of enrichment Leicester endures on a regular basis from immigrants. This youth [Nikesh Patel]was wearing a balaclava, caused an affray, was brandishing a cricket bat, had a knife with a 7inch blade in his bag, made death threats and told his Probation Officer that he owned his girl-friend and would have used the weapons if the police hadn't stopped him -and still intended to carry a knife in the future.

And, according to this article, the judge sent out a stern warning by handing out...wait for it...a 4 month sentence?!

He will be out in 2 months, and has told us all that he will be carrying a knife again in the future, but hey, don't worry...it is all bravado apparently according to his Defence lawyer, Andrew CONboy!

The Leicester Mercury report can be found HERE.

CORRUPTION IN THE HOUSE ?

Report by Leicester Boy

It has been reported that Leicester East Labour MP, Keith Vaz, changed his vote in Parliament after being offered a deal by the Government.

According to The Sun newspaper (July 3rd), Chief Whip Geoff Hoon wrote to Mr. Vaz claiming he would be 'appropriately rewarded' for supporting the 42 day terror suspect vote.

Mr. Vaz had originally opposed the measure but suddenly backed the motion. None of this should come as a surprise to anyone. Only a few years ago, Mr. Vaz was the subject of an investigation by the Parliamentary Standards watchdog and it was concluded that Mr. Vaz had: "committed serious breaches of the Code of Conduct, and a contempt of the House" and it was recommended that he be suspended from the House of Commons for a month.




How much longer will the people of Leicester East put up with this man?

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Leicestershire BNP goes to Summer School

Scenery


Powys, Wales: The setting for Summer School, 2008

We've received 3 excellent reports from Leicester Branch members who attended the Summer School, thank you for those. Here they are, in their own words:

Report by Leicester Boy

On the weekend of 28/29th June, five activists from the Leicestershire Branch joined activists from around the country in the beautiful countryside of Powys for the BNP's annual Summer School training event.

The weekend started with an opening speech by Simon Darby, then it was down to work. There were 6 mandatory courses including:

*Developing Community Initiatives -which have brought us electoral success in those areas where they've been implemented.
*How To Support Our Councillors -a new form of activism to support new councillors, help them perform to optimum effect and thereby ensure re-election.
*Building YBNP in the Regions -essential to secure the success of our Party and to build a whole new voter base for the future.
*Communication and Efficiency -a professional's perspective on how we can improve our effectiveness as a unit, and as a political Party.
*Follow-ups and Developing Groups (by our own branch organiser, Geoff Dickens) -in the wake of our massive enquiry response to the recent televised Party Political Broadcast.
*Positive Propaganda -presenting the Party in a pro-active and positive way which is attractive to voters.

The study part of the day finished with an evening address by Richard Barnbrook.
For those who were camping on the site, there was then a hog roast and social evening.

On the Sunday, there was a choice of courses to attend. delegates had the choice of attending 6 of the following:

*Photographic And Film Production Techniques.
*How To Answer Tricky Questions.
*Fund-raising Ideas.
*How To Hold a Good Meeting (Geoff Dickens again).
*The Regionalisation Of Treasury.
*How To Support The Party as a School Governor.
*Our Rights As Party Activists.
*Building An Effective Team.
*How To Write Propaganda.
*The Work Of Solidarity And How To Become A Union Rep.
*The Importance Of Image In Publicity.
*How To Write Good English.
*The Virtual Doorstep-how to refine your canvassing techniques.
*How To Make Leaflets From Templates.
*How To Do Mail Merges.
*Membership Administration -meet the team and find out who does what.

The weekend ended with a closing address from chairman, Nick Griffin.
It was a very informative and enjoyable weekend.



Lecture Areas

Report by joninleicester

The annual Summer School was held at an idyllic spot in Powys on the banks of the Severn backed by magnificent hills.
Somehow during the weekend, one East Midlands delegate managed to obtain permission to fish and landed a 6lb barbell using a chunk of luncheon meat!

200 delegates attended, including a full team from the East Midlands, and 5 from Leicester Branch. Some camped overnight, with the more elderly succumbing to the comfort of a nearby hotel.

On Saturday, a range of seminars included subjects covering branch development, effective communication, positive propaganda, support for Councillors, and more.

Leicestershire Organiser, Geoff Dickens, had the daunting task of doing 6 back-to-back presentations on the growth and development of groups, based on the "Leicestershire Method". It certainly seemed to give him a thirst!! The first training day ended with a rousing speech by our GLA member, Richard Barnbrook, who gave us an amusing insight into his first few weeks work.


The Leicester delegates at Summer School


Report by Adrian Waudby

The British National Party's Summer School 2008 event, held this weekend, was attended by 200 of the Party's best. Leicestershire was well represented at the two day event held in the picturesque countryside of Wales. Party members from Charnwood, Melton and Leicester were in attendance. Geoff Dickens, Cathy Duffy and John Ryde were involved in delivering some of the training at the best ever professionally run Summer School held.


Nick Griffin's Closing Speech

Nick Griffin's Closing Address

SUMMER SCHOOL 2008 ITINERARY

Saturday, 28th June:

Opening address -Simon Darby

1. Building the YBNP in the Regions -Mike Howson
2. Information & Support for Councillors -Cathy Duffy
3. Developing Community Initiatives -Heather Watson & Marlene Guest
4. Effective Communication -Frank Forte
5. Follow Ups & Developing Groups -Geoff Dickens
6. Positive Propaganda -Arthur Kemp

Evening Address -Richard Barnbrook

Sunday, 29th June

1.Candidate Recruitment -Richard Barnbrook
2. Fund-Raising -Mike Howson
3. How to Hold a Meeting -Geoff Dickens
4. Publicity & Image -Martin Wingfield
5. Dealing with the Media -Simon Darby
6. The Virtual Doorstep -Peter Mullins
7. How to Build an Effective Team -Jackie Griffin
8. How to Write Correct English -Michaela Mckenzie
9. Solidarity -Being a Union Rep -Solidarity Representative
10. How to Use a Camcorder -Rod Gordon
11. Regionalising a Treasury -David Hannam
12. How to be a Good School Governor -Ken Booth
13. The Internet as a Media Tool -Simon Bennett
14. Designing Leaflets in Microsoft Publisher -Mark Collett
15. Mail Merges for Council Elections. -Mark Collett
16. Introducing the Membership Team -Tina Wingfield, Colin Goodgroves & Donna Hancock

Closing Address Nick Griffin