Friday, 31 October 2008

Leafletting progress in Markfield

Leicestershire BNP are to contest a by-election on Thursday, November 13th; the ward is Markfield, Stanton and Field Head for Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. Our teams of activists have been working hard in the area; to date, 3 sets of leaflets have been delivered to all households.

Our presence in the village has been very well received, with residents coming out to greet us, shake hands, and/or make enquiries about joining the BNP. One local couple thanked our members for: "turning up in our area at last!"

Well, we are here and we wish to thank the residents of this pretty and friendly village for their welcome towards us over the last few weeks. By voting in a BNP councillor, they can add their voices to the rapidly growing numbers of people around the country who are dissatisfied with the LibLabCon Party’s mismanagement.

The BNP candidate in this by-election is COLIN GILMORE. Colin is married, with 2 children and was born and bred in Leicester. He now lives locally, in Ratby. His interests are conservation and supporting and sponsoring local sport. An ex-Conservative, Colin joined the BNP when he found that neither the Tories, nor the other 2 main parties represented the man and woman in the street.

He believes that it is the British National Party, and only the British National Party, who have the policies and the will to regenerate Britain for further generations.

Together with BNP councillors in North West Leicestershire, Colin vows to fight to stop the building of the toxic incinerator in the local area.

Colin is a Financial Consultant, so is well placed to keep council spending under scrutiny, thus ensuring that residents’ hard-earned taxes are not wasted, and local issues are vigorously pursued.

We all send Colin our very best wishes for a great result. Good luck, Colin!

Saturday, 25 October 2008


The British National Party were right all the time. That is the message from Liebour’s immigration minister, Phil Woolas.

His announcement that immigration would be capped “to protect British jobs” is straight from the BNP manifesto.

But, what is the reality?

The Treaty of Lisbon supported by the three main parties specifically forbids this country from discriminating against non-British nationals entering, living in and working in this country.

So, in fact this is just another tissue of Liebour lies, to stave off the growing support for the BNP.

There is nothing new in promises to cap immigration.

“Stricter control of entry help immigrants to rejoin their families in their countries of origin” - an excerpt from the CONservative Party manifesto “Action not Words” in 1966.

Just look around you and see if they have delivered on these promises.

Lies, Lies and more Lies.

The right to withdraw your child from RE

Parents have the statutory right under Section 71 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (shown
below) to withdraw their children from RE lessons and acts of Collective Worship at all maintained schools,
including faith schools. Sadly, less than 1% of parents exercise this right; and most of them are Muslims,
unhappy at their children being taught about other faiths.

Specimen letter to head teacher:

Dear Head Teacher
As the parents of XXXXXX, we are writing formally to give notice that we are requesting [him/her] being withdrawn from RE lessons and acts of Collective Worship at your school with immediate effect in accordance with Section 71 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
You are doubtless aware that the right to withdraw children from RE lessons and religious worship in schools is unconditional and can even be exercised in schools that are religious in nature.

I am confident that I can count on you to take all necessary action to ensure that this formal request is complied with, but emphasize that I wish my child to continue to attend assembly except for the Collective Worship element.

I am sure I can count on you to ensure that this request will not result in XXXX being treated by staff in any disadvantageous way. I only mention this as is not unknown for such requests to be met with the child being excluded from the whole of assembly or, while withdrawn from RE, to be allocated
some menial task.
Clearly, such victimization would be completely unacceptable.

[I would however be grateful were the school to make arrangements for alternative lessons to be given to my child during the time when they would have been attending RE lessons and, if their length warrants it, acts
of Collective Worship.
If alternative lessons are not provided, we ask that our child be given the opportunity for private study during the time withdrawn.]

As you know, there is no requirement for us to give any explanation for our decision, nor do we wish to do so. The decision we have made is final and we are not prepared to enter into any further negotiations on the matter, save, perhaps, over the practical details of implementation. If you wish to raise any questions of this nature, we would prefer them to be made in writing.

Yours faithfully

(The above passage in parentheses may be omitted as being over-ambitious as, in practice; it is likely that the child will be asked to sit in with another class.)

Withdrawing your child from RE (pdf)

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Government aid -but not for us

Our government can't afford to spend money on sea defences, on keeping village schools open, on medicines for cancer or on sufficient flood defences.

People who were flooded out of their homes last summer are still living in caravans with their families. Villages are falling into the sea. People are paying for medication privately. Mums are setting up their own schools because schooling for their children's needs is not available.

Some months you or I may be able to donate money to a homeless charity, a fund raising event or a gift for a special occasion. We wouldn't do those things so freely if that month we had too many bills, or were actually in debt.

Our government doesn't think like us. They give loads of money away even though they are in debt and even though there are things which need paying for here at home.

On this site I found that our government spent, in the year 2006 to 2007:
* £2.4 million to help the Caribbean islands weather the storms of climate change
* £150 million to get all Indian children into primary school
* £1 billion increase in spending on education in Africa
* £5 million to Zimbabwe for medicines and medical supplies
* £434 thousand for flood victims in Ghana
It's good to give help to others who are in need. You don't do it if your own family also need that money or are in debt.

There were 1119 entries on that dfid site. Entries showing how much our government gives away, of our money, which they take by compulsory tax then choose to send overseas.
* £35 million to Afghanistan [we are giving them £500 million over three years]
* £9 million this year, £18 million by 2010 aid to Burma

By the way, on 19 November 2007 it was World toilet day.
* £1.5 million to Tajikistan
* £1.2 million to Fairtrade over two years
* £2 million to help to increase the UK market for sustainably produced food from

* We fund a soap opera in South Africa
* £7 million for tax reform in Bangladesh
* £3 million to support small businesses in Occupied Palestinian Territories
* £5.5 million for football tournaments and farm visits etc in developing

The UK's Gross Public Expenditure on development in 06/07 was
7,487 million pounds - of our tax.

On the site, link they ask for your views.

- Helen C.

Monday, 20 October 2008

A Get Well Soon message

Having heard today that one of our Blaby activists is seriously ill in a Nottingham hospital, we feel sure that all members and friends will wish him a speedy recovery as well as conveying our sympathy to his wife and family at this anxious time.

Let's hope that Jeff will soon be out there again,'out on the knocker' with the rest of us.

-Mike Robinson

On behalf of Jeff and his family, we would like to thank those who have sent their good wishes. If you would like to leave a message, you can do so via 'comments'. I will upload messages from other sources here.


"Good luck and get well soon" from 'yabbadabbagoo', Folkstone, Kent
"Best wishes for a speedy recovery" from 'british', Leicester.
"Wishing Jeff and family
the very best" from 'The Thin Red Line', Black Country BNP.
"Get well soon, shame for any activist to fall ill" from Peter, Liverpool BNP.
"Is he OK, I live in Nottingham and can visit" from Edward, Nottinghamshire.
"Hope to leaflet with you soon; Cheers." from Geoff, Leicester BNP Organiser.
"Fingers crossed for a good result and speedy recovery" from Chris Vanns and family, Burnley
"Best wishes, get well soon" from Sue, Countesthorpe.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Labour hitting people when they're down - District heating up 76% next week

With all the effects of the credit crunch hitting us all the Labour party in Leicester has decided to turn the screw further on residents in St. Matthews, St. Peters, St. Andrews and New Parks. Council Tenants in the Aikman Avenue flats in New Parks, where the BNP candidate Melanie Hemmings narrowly missed out on winning a seat in 2007 are up in arms.

We have been contacted today by several tenants to tell us of their anger after receiving a letter from the Labour run city council increasing their district heating bill from £12.33 per week to a staggering £21.72 per week - YES, an increase of 76%! An extra £488.28 per year for something you cant even reduce as district heating is a set cost no matter how much you use it.

Many tenants in New Parks are unemployed and amongst the most deprived in Leicester, so this will come as a further body blow to them all. This payment is simply for the heating and hot water, the residents also have to pay water rates on top of this.

These changes will hit council tenants on the 10th November

"Merry Christmas, lots of love from the Labour Party" one resident put it; but the knowledge that Leicester City Council are happy to spend £58,000 on out-of-hours Muslim burials may dent even this gentleman's wry sense of humour. Which staggering amount (pandering to religious choice) eclipses the £7,000 it cost to send a party of council officials, headed by Ross Wilmott, on a jolly to Nicaragua and Guatamala, but at least the Leicester residents hit by an over the top increase in their fuel bills a few short weeks before Christmas can see where the Council's priorities lie. And it's not with the most deprived in the city.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Leicestershire Branch meeting; September

Minutes of BNP Branch Meeting.

The meeting was opened and chaired by John Ryde. Approx 48 people attended.
Minutes of last meeting were read and agreed.

Organiser's report: Geoff Dickens

We are the wealthiest and largest region in the country. Leicester alone has 3 leafletting teams going out regularly. There are 20 thousand pounds in the Peacock club. In Melton we polled 32 and a half percent, up 4%. In Charnwood we are contesting a by election and aiming for at least 10%; the same in Markfield and Barwell.
At the Louth meeting they shipped in police from Boston because the Reds said they were coming, but didn't. For the Derby meeting they were told by the police that the UAF were coming to the redirection point. Some did come and the police did their job very well.

Press and elections report: John Ryde

We're getting more coverage nationally. There's a by-election in Markfield because a councillor resigned - he'd only attended four out of the 28 meetings and claimed £3000 in expenses. In Barwell the Liberal candidate also has a poor attendance record so may resign.

First Speaker

David Hannam, the Deputy Treasurer of the BNP, told us first that our Party has submitted our accounts to the Electoral Commission on time and has been given a clean bill of health, but with some recommendations. The Commission wondered how we come to have so many small donations when other parties have fewer larger ones, and were shown the thousands of people who donate small amounts. He went on to tell us how the recession is going to affect our freedoms. He said that the freedom to choose is freedom, and we needed to have enough money to have the freedom to choose. In a declining society the worker is hit, and in a prosperous society the worker is also hit because as monopolies are created there is less demand for workers, and so we will be losing our jobs and prices will be higher. People won't have the money to choose to take their family out, or to choose to buy things, so will feel that they have lost their freedom. Then they will try to express their freedom of choice politically. When we come to a BNP meeting we are stating our freedom to choose politically.
The time for the BNP is here, he said, and asked us to support our branch till it hurt, by giving money and leafleting. The Electoral Commission have said that it's time for the BNP to grow; we've got one chance and it's now. Please help.

15 minute interval

The chair, John Ryde told us about the previous Saturday when many members went to Stoke on Trent to leaflet about the Keith Brown murder, and put out 50,000 leaflets in 3 hours. The next Saturday we would be leafleting in Heanor and villages around the Red White and Blue site, and he asked for help with that.

Second speaker
Councillor Mark Burke, The deputy South East regional Organiser told us that in the South East region, stretching from Warwick down to Southampton, the more affluent people at his parish meetings don't see any need for political change, so long as nothing nasty is built in their back yard, although he said that they needed to learn from us as we are good at gaining new members. Although, Mark said we may not be pleased with the press, because of their treatment of us, don't put them off. We need them on our side. Befriend any that you can.

Raffle drawn, took £69.00.
Collection including teas, £316.78.
The meeting closed at 4.40 with Jerusalem.

The next meeting was announced as 6th December.