Friday, 18 December 2009

Political correctness? A documentary.

The following is a documentary aired on Lincolnshire radio. The presenter, Thomas Phillips conducts interviews spanning the different aspects of political correctness:

Political Correctness>

East Midland's BNP Regional Organiser, Geoff Dickens, was invited to take part. You can hear his contribution at about 11 minutes in, and he has the last word on the subject. Enjoy.

LCV would like to thank Mr. Phillips for refreshingly unbiased fairness, by including Geoff's views, unedited, in his programme

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Boycott lying newspapers

"As those of you know who read/take the "Daily Mail" regularly, last Saturday`s (12th Dec.) edition contained a small article concerning our Party Chairman Nick Griffin. This article referred to Nick as an `odious` person. `Odious`, as you`ll all know, means thoroughly BAD, rather like Hitler, Stalin. Ivan the Terrible, Pol pot, Jack the Ripper and Tony Blair, to name just a few. Nick has no `form` whatsoever along these lines, and has never attacked anyone, outside of a boxing ring, that is.

East Midlands press officer John Ryde, at a recent BNP meeting in Leics., urged all of us to boycott these newspapers; why buy them when all they do is write such filthy lies about us and our leaders ? Give `em up !"
--Yours, Mike Robinson


*Update:
Many thanks to the commenter who sent this excellent link to online newspapers
Well worth bookmarking.

Monday, 14 December 2009

British Asian Newspaper

The Leicestershire Community Voice has had some publicity from an unexpected source. A new (launched November 2009), free, monthly newspaper called 'British Asian'. (A contradiction in terms, if ever I heard one. You're either British or you're Asian you certainly can't be both.)

They state: "Their bizarrely and misleadingly titled online blog 'Leicestershire Community Voice' (whose community and whose voice exactly) reveals the extent of their activity in the county and their aspirations regionally."

To answer their question: we represent the traditional British community and allow their voice to be heard.

Of course, don't expect them to provide any inconvenient facts about the BNP such as the fact that 1 in 8 people voted BNP in June, or the fact that the Party is represented at parish, district and county level in Leicestershire.

And don’t expect anything other than sloppy journalism; for example, they state that Leicester is a county town. A bit of research on their part would have revealed that Leicester is in fact a city not a county town. No wonder they have to give the paper away free!

And apparently: "BNP supporters...fear and despise diversity but actually have little knowledge or direct experience of it." As someone who was born and spent the first 30 years of my life in Leicester and went to a school where half the pupils were Asian I find this laughable.

Thanks for the publicity though!

You can read the full article here http://www.britishasianpaper.co.uk/OnlineIssues/Issue1/flipbook.html
-- Leicester boy

Friday, 11 December 2009

Postal Scam Warning from Leicestershire Force Crime Prevention Officer

The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following
scam:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel
Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel
and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate
number).

DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.
If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will
already have been billed £15 for the phone call. If you do receive a
card with these details, then please contact ICSTIS (the premium rate
service regulator) at www.icstis.org.uk or Trading Standards on via
Consumer Direct on 08454 040506


Force Crime Reduction Officer

Rebecca Thompson (7472)

Leicestershire Constabulary

Force Community Safety Bureau

Keyham Lane Local Policing Unit

Tel: 0116 222 2222

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Minutes of joint Leicestershire BNP Meeting, 5th. December 2009

The Meeting was opened and chaired by Geoff Dickens. 120 people attended.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Reports from the four Organisers present...

Geoff Dickens – Leicester and East Midlands Regional Organiser

Geoff told us about the local areas which need help with leafleting, and said that Leicester West had already been leafleted with lots of follow up enquiries. He thought that the ban on new members would be lifted at the end of January.

PPC Kevan Stafford – Charnwood Organiser's Report

Kevan told us that the % of people voting for us keeps going up in his area, and that Charnwood will be our target seat in the Parliamentary elections, with BC Kathy Duffy standing there, and Kevan in Loughborough. He showed us the postcard they are putting through doors which has our BNP policies on [as in VoF] and also asked for donations.

Cllr. James North – Melton and Rutland Organiser's Report

James explained that he and Rachel had typed up the membership lists- and showed us the newspaper coverage of his father who has been asked to resign from being a church warden by the Bishop [not the parishioners]. The Bishop then misquoted our policy in a letter to parishioners and James has kindly put him right.

Cllr and PPC Ian Mellor - North West Leicestershire Report

Ian made the point that people are told that BNP councillors don't do anything, but then he told us that the Charity, 'Woodstock in Whitwick' had asked him to present the cheque for the 2nd. time; about the St Georges Day he'd helped Ravenstone Parish Council organise, after which, in the County Council elections, the Ravenstone box returned 2nd. in area for our paper candidate because of work done in the parish. Wayne has been doing the same in Ellistown, campaigning for an Asda in Coalville which local people wanted, but Tories voted against, and Graham has been organising sports equipment for a local school.

Cllr Wayne McDermott -Elections Report

Wayne spoke about the coming general election, where the target is to save our deposits [ because we've never done that yet in a general election] as well as to beat some of the other parties! He asked for help on Sundays with leafleting.

Press Report – Cllr and PPC John Ryde

John said that the papers lie; they say that our councillors don't do anything, but that we had just heard 5 reports to the contrary. He suggested we boycott the papers, don't buy them, don't give them our money. He also explained that because the party needs money for elections, we all keep getting requests for money in the post. We should send what we can, but not feel bad about not sending any. Just put the requests in the recycling if you can't.

Interval


Guest Speaker---Andrew Brons MEP

Andrew told us that Question Time was a watershed for the party, with people beginning to question how we're portrayed. However, Jack Straw said one thing of note, he said that ' the trouble is the BNP and Nick Griffin lack a moral compass'. Andrew then went on to explain how the opposite was true, how it's generous to give from your own pocket, but to put your hand in someone else's pocket to give is theft, and that when MPs invite others to come and live in this country, to live on the state, they put their hands in our pockets to pay for them, and that is not moral. Other immoral acts by this government are the two illegal wars on Iraq and Afganistan, and the third one in the offing on Iran.
He went on to talk about PC words! He said that those who control our language control our thoughts, and those who control our thoughts control our actions. [George Orwell]. Andrew told us we must regain control over our language, and speak the real truth against their dogmas, and say "sorry Mr Straw, your hands are covered in blood and ours aren't". Question Time has changed peoples' thinking, and opened their eyes.

Collection, and Raffle draw and Auction.

Questions for the Speaker.

The collection with teas raised £625.58, and 5 dirhams from the United Arab Emirates, and 50 kurus [from Turkey].

The raffle raised £166.

The Auction raised £125, and all these monies were divided between the four groups after expenses were removed.

The next joint meeting will be in March next year.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Leicester: pandering to muslims again

Leicester was the first city to have traffic wardens, introduced by the Road Traffic Act in 1960. Their stated duty is to issue [penalty] tickets for parking offences; approved by some -for instance, for their role in clearing dangerous parking outside schools and discouraging "away-day" parkers from quiet residential streets, as well as those caught in a 'blitz' in September> -and disliked by others, those who have fallen foul of the law, or have appealed against a seemingly unfair penalty.

The law is the law; if you commit a parking offence, you'll get fined £30. This should apply to anyone, without fear or favour.

Which makes the following inexplicable; we have received a call from a very reliable source that traffic wardens have been told that they must not give parking tickets out to Eid worshippers, only warnings. Why not? How are they exempt from the law, or do the same exemptions apply to Christians over Christmas and Easter, or to Hindus during Diwali? No, it would appear that only muslims are above the law in this case.

We always suspected this was the case but it's nice to have it confirmed.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Cromwell Club dinner voted a great success

The Cromwell Club is a venture instigated and organised by North West Leicestershire members of the British National Party. It's purpose is to raise funds for the Party by bringing members, supporters and friends together in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere.

The latest Cromwell Club black-tie dinner took place last Saturday evening at a prestigious venue in the Blaby District area of the County. It was well supported, with nearly 50 supporters from Branches, both within the County and beyond, present.

Dave was Master of Ceremonies, ably assisted by Andy. Although proceedings were delayed owing to the Guest Speaker, Richard Barnbrook, arriving later than planned, diners eventually sat down to a superb meal in good company.

After the meal, RO Geoff Dickens announced that the Candidate for the East Midland's target seat is Ian Mellor. Ian gave a short acceptance speech, in which he said that this was not only Parliamentary, but also building a higher profile in the East Midlands.
He was followed by Richard Barnbrook, who gave an inspiring after dinner speech.
Richard and Ian both received enthusiastic applause.

Dave conducted a Raffle and an Auction, in which a substantial amount was raised for the campaign. The meal was so filling that Richard couldn't eat his pudding -so this was auctioned too!
To add to the Collection, Geoff had to pay a ransom of £20 just to get out of the door...on his way to his local! And anyone who doubts that NWL is organised, well, NWL Organiser, Wayne McDermott, won 1st. prize - a bottle of vintage champagne (to shouts of "Fix!"), and another was won by the Guest Speaker - a cuddly toy, which he presented to his young lady.

A big 'Thank you' to all in NWL who organised, the event, with a special mention to Dave. Not forgetting Wayne, for his 'I'm a BNP Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' rescue!
Many thanks to the host and staff of the venue for the wonderful meal and delightful ambience.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Floods in Cumbria -how you can help

All of us will have heard the news and seen the distressing footage of the unprecedented floods which have devastated Cockermouth and Workington when the rivers Derwent and Cocker broke their banks. We have grieved for the brave policeman who lost his life while helping others and we send our condolences to his family. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the floods. We have seen how the Emergency Services have risked life and limb to rescue marooned citizens, and organisations who are helping and giving comfort to people who have lost their homes.

We salute them all, but in every situation like this it takes money to get things done. The British people are renowned for helping people in a crisis, both at home and abroad; pulling together and, very importantly, putting their hands in their pockets to give generously to those in need. Cumbria needs our help NOW.

The Cumbria Community Foundation has set up a flood relief fund. If you would like to donate go HERE

The British Red Cross has been doing sterling work at the scene; you can donate to them HERE.

Don't forget the RNLI (Lifeboats). They are helping too, and rely totally on donations. Read what they are doing in Cumbria, and you can make a donation HERE

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Leicestershire BNP member on Question Time

Cllr. Peter Cheeseman, a member of Leicestershire BNP tells us about his experience of Question Time (Leicester, Thursday 19th November):

"I applied to join the audience for Question Time when it was on in Leicester; I applied online via the BBC website. It asked many questions: name, age, address and various others, about what political party you stood for and if you where active and so on. As most people are aware I have stood for election before and if Googled many details can be found out quite easily. So here goes..... I filled out all the boxes and pushed the submit button.

Nothing happened for a couple of days so I thought well ...at least I tried.
Ring Ring...My phone. Hello, I answered.
It was the audience department wanting to clarify a few points on my application. Political party? British National Party..Active? yes....that's fine she replied I will send you a ticket..uh, was I hearing correctly I was getting on the show? Yes, she replied and we would like you to submit three questions, one now and two on arrival to the show.

O my God... What do I ask?
I rang around asking if it was OK to go to the show and what shall I ask?
This was sorted on Thursday about three hours before I was due at the studio.

The show was filmed at the Curve theatre, Leicester, I arrived at six with questions tight in my grip, a little hesitant and a whole lot scared! Was I walking into a bear pit like Nick? Well, I was not sure but this did not bother me too much as I was being met outside by fellow Nationalists for a drink after the show.

We where greeted with tea, coffee and biscuits and very pleasant staff both BBC and Curve personnel.
I was searched, as were the other audience members, and after a little R&R we were led into the theatre.

The floor manager introduced himself and explained how the show was to run. There was NO editing of the show so please conduct yourself in a orderly way. Well there's my first question gone..only kidding. H picked five members of the audience and sat them on the panel, put microphones on them and started telling us about silly questions people have asked in the past. They let us debate about other subjects for a while. When David Dimbleby appeared he told us how the format would be and also told us who's questions were to be asked and these people were led away to get wired ready for the show. The panel were introduced to us and a couple of questions put to them prior to filming. We were told we could cheer, boo, hiss and generally be noisy but please no swearing..

As the show progressed many subjects and topics were debated ....What would I say? ... then my chance to voice my opinion... Nerves were not a problem and I felt great and later when some one mentioned he thought immigrants where taking jobs I made my opinion clear by applauding loudly and - not surprisingly - alone.
Many people would have noticed that there was no audience participation granted to debate this as the show was near its end. I had a few comments for them but that will have to be for another day.

I had a main question for the evening ready but was not able to ask it, but thought you might like to hear it anyway... 'With the recent rise in popularity of the British National Party, Would the panel agree this has forced the Labour party into u- turning and the Conservative party to reconsider their stance on immigration?'...

Well there it is my experience of the day a BNP member was allowed into Question Time audience.

Thanks for all who helped and answered questions, and especially Geoff Dickens for allowing me to participate."

--CLLR. Peter Cheeseaman, Leicester BNP

Friday, 20 November 2009

URGENT! EMAIL VIRUS ALERT!

It has been bought to our attention that British National Party (possibly other) Email account holders are being systematically targeted with an E-mail virus.

It is imperative that you IGNORE & DELETE these E-mails. Do not execute or open the attached file. The Email is as follows;

Subject: your mailbox has been deactivated
We are contacting you in regards to an unusual activity that was identified in your mailbox. As a result, your mailbox has been deactivated. To restore your mailbox, you are required to extract and run the attached mailbox utility.
Best regards, bnp.org.uk technical support.

THESE EMAILS DO NOT ORIGINATE FROM US AND CONTAIN A VIRUS – DELETE IMMEDIATELY!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Cof E persecution at Frisby on the Wreake


In a small village in rural Leicestershire David North has worked for over 15 years as a church warden at Frisby church.

Mr North is a committed Christian who loved his job and was very popular with parishioners. But recently the hierarchy of the church has been putting increasing pressure on him to resign. Three weeks ago the pressure became too much for him and he quit the job.

You may be thinking "what terrible crime has he committed that could be so great that Christians, who are known for their forgiveness, would feel the need to persecute this poor man?"

Well, dear reader, the answer is that Mr North is a member of a legal political party. Yes, you did read that correctly. His only 'crime' is that he is a member of a LEGAL political party and a party that has elected parish, district and county councillors as well as two MEP's. That party is the British National Party (BNP).

In Britain today church attendances are at an all time low and militant Islam is growing rapidly. The church's response to this? It persecutes one of its own.

Does the Christian church have a death wish? That's certainly how it appears, but I never expected the Church of England to be one of those trying to kill it.

For more information on this story see the Melton and Rutland Community Voice HERE

Leicester Mercury report on the story here.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Remembrance Day at Coalville

Following a Remembrance Service at the church around 3500 people gathered at the War Memorial in Coalville on Sunday to remember those killed in wars. A short, moving Service was conducted here by Revd. Joss, followed by the two minutes silence and then the wreath-laying ceremony.


4 members of the BNP waiting to join the Parade. Mike Robinson holds the wreath which he laid at the Memorial on behalf of the British National Party, North West Leicestershire Branch.


The Parade halts at the War Memorial.



Coalville War Memorial, and the crowd assembled for the Ceremony. It was impossible to get near the front as far more people than previously had come to pay their respects this year. Doubtless this was because of everybody's anxiety and grief over the happenings and losses in Afghanistan.


11 o'clock and the people stand in silence to remember and honour the War Dead. Many of these have lost members of their own families, and friends, in conflicts past and present.


14 of the 23 BNP members who attended to pay tribute.


4 Leicestershire councillors pictured in front of the War Memorial after the ceremony. They are (left to right): Cllr. Ian Meller; Cllr. Wayne McDermott; Cllr. John Ryde; Cllr. Graham Partner. Cllr. McDermott was chosen to lay the wreath on behalf of Ellistown Town Council, on which he serves.


A close-up of Coalville's War Memorial, showing some of the poppy wreaths laid at this year's ceremony.

Afterwards, BNP members made their way to a local hostelry for a warming drink and to catch up with friends from the different Branches.

Thanks go to all who attended, and to 'Leicester Boy' for the photographs.

I DO NOT KNOW YOUR NAME

I do not know your name, but I know you died
I do not know from where you came, but I know you died

Your uniform, branch of service, it matters not to me
Whether Volunteer or Conscript, or how it came to be
That politicians failures, or some power-mad ambition
Brought you too soon to your death, in the name of any nation

You saw, you felt, you knew full well, as friend and foe were taken
By bloody death, that your life too, was forfeit and forsaken
Yet on you went and fought and died, in your close and private hell
For Mate or Pal or Regiment and memories never to tell

It was for each other, through shot and shell, the madness you endured
Side by side, through wound and pain, and comradeship assured
No family ties, or bloodline link, could match that bond of friend
Who shared the horror and kept on going, at last until the end

We cannot know, we were not there, it's beyond our comprehension
To know the toll that battle brings, of resolute intention
To carry on, day by day, for all you loved and hoped for
To live in peace a happy life, away from bloody war

For far too many, no long life ahead, free of struggle and pain and the gun
And we must remember the price that was paid, by each and every one
Regardless of views, opinions aside, no matter how each of us sees it
They were there and I cannot forget, even though I did not live it

I do not know your name, but I know you died
I do not know from where you came, but I know you died.

Kenny Martin
© 2003

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All those who died in wars, for us...
All those were, and are, injured...
All those left behind to grieve

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Question Time - the aftermath

While some far-left personalities tried to stop the BBC from having Nick Griffin on Question Time, the Corporation had other ideas; they insisted on keeping to their promise and their charter by going ahead with the programme. Very commendable.

But of course, as Mr. Griffin's message reproduced in the previous article on here clearly shows, it was obvious that there was to be no 'tolerance and fairness' for a man standing up for the British people. We now know that David Dimbleby encouraged the audience to boo - something he's frowned on in previous QTs; the specially picked multicultural audience members were given a sheet listing the panel's profiles - in each case highlighting their views on race.
We also now know, along with almost 8,000,000 viewers, that Mr. Griffin was continually chopped off before he could expand his point, that the usual format was abandoned, and that the show descended into nothing more than an appalling 'Get Griffin' hour. No doubt the BBC, Dimbleby, the violent UAF, and the other panel members felt very pleased with their overt bullying and ignorant behaviour, crowing: "Job done, we showed him!" afterwards.

Unfortunately, it backfired spectacularly. What are the results so far?

* Two thirds of complaints to the BBC were from people protesting against Mr. Griffin's treatment on the programme.

* A YouGov poll shows support for the BNP rising, with 22% of those polled saying that they would seriously consider voting BNP.

* The majority of comments on the BBC's 'Have Your Say' messageboard sympathised with Mr. Griffin, even those who would not vote BNP.

* The 'most recommended' comments, some running into many hundreds, under articles about the programme are those that defend Mr. Griffin and/or deplore his treatment.

* The BNP has received 9,000 enquiries, up until this morning, which are likely to translate into memberships when they are re-opened.
Update, 28th. October: 25,000 enquiries

* The Times has rated Nick Griffin’s performance on Question Time as good as that of the Justice Minister Jack Straw who has the reputation as one of the best debaters in the House of Commons. Sam Coates, the newspaper’s chief political correspondent gave the British National Party chairman 7 out of 10 and said that he had achieved his game plan of acknowledging that “the elite” hates him, denying his extremism and concentrating on his key message of standing up for the British.

* The viewing public, 8,000,000 strong, now have seen for themselves the hypocracy touted about 'tolerance and fairness' by the liberal elite - it only goes one way.

* An article in Saturday's Daily Mail vindicates all who feel uneasy about the relentless tide of immigration; Andrew Neather, a speechwriter who worked in Downing St. with Tony Blair, and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett has said that the real reason for the huge increases over the last 10 years was a deliberate attempt to engineer a more multicultural Britain. He claims that there was a plan to open up the UK to mass immigration and, as well as plugging the labour market gap, was also a 'driving political purpose' behind the policy.

That's why they desperately need to shut Nick Griffin and the BNP up. Sadly for them it won't happen, because the indigenous population are fast waking up to their despicable, gutter tactics that were blatantly in evidence last Thursday night.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

A Letter to BNP Supporters from Nick Griffin on the Eve of Question Time

"Fellow British Patriot,

Question Time is scheduled for 10.35pm tonight and will be a milestone in the indomitable march of the British National Party towards saving our country.

Our violent opponents on the far left have promised to lay siege and barricade the studio venue, because they know only too well that this could be THE key moment that propels the BNP into the big time.

Never before have we had the chance to present our patriotic, common sense solutions to Britain’s nightmare situation to the public at large in such a prominent fashion.

However, members and supporters must be aware that this show will be a stage-managed farce organised in a specific way to leave several impressions:

– The audience will be hand-picked and overtly hostile — thus giving the impression that the British people at large must be hostile to BNP views.

– The panellists will be overtly hostile; even the non-political guests will be hostile. Everyone will be hostile — this will leave the impression to non-informed viewers that BNP views have minority status.

– I will, no doubt, be interrupted, shouted down, slandered, put on the spot, and subjected to a scrutiny that would be a thousand times more intense than anything directed at other panellists.

It will, in other words, be political blood sport.

But I am relishing this opportunity, and I know that, despite the stage-managed hostile audience and panellists, YOU, the ordinary members, supporters and voters of the BNP, will be in the studio with me as I take on the corrupt, treacherous swine destroying our beautiful island nation."

Nick, you know that we will be with you tonight, some in body and most in spirit. Your courage is an inspiration to your fellow Britons.
God bless and keep you safe from the baying mob.
Very best wishes from all of us in Leicestershire

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

NEW BNP MEMBERSHIP LIST IS A MALICIOUS FORGERY

The so-called "new BNP membership list" published today on the Internet is a malicious forgery.

We have had a chance to examine the list in detail and can unequivocally say that it is not a genuine BNP list.

It is a concoction of the 'old' list plus a number of inquiries received, but, most disturbingly, it contains thousands of names of people with whom the BNP has had no contact whatsoever.

The list includes thousands of people with renewal and membership numbers next to their names which are totally false and made up.

We have no idea from where this information has been drawn. Some of it looks like random items drawn from a telephone book. Some parts of the list looked like information which was taken from the home of an ex-BNP employee by police during an earlier investigation.

The Party had been the subject of extensive attacks by the state during the entire European election period. Over that time, twenty sacks of mail disappeared in the post, and were only delivered six weeks after the election date after we threatened to call in the police.

The high degree of fraud used in compiling the list was a serious criminal offence. In the interests of the totally unconnected people named in this list, we will not be confirming or denying any details contained in this new attempt to subvert the BNP.

The media in particular deserve criticism their blatant sensationalism concerning the publication of this new 'list'.

Government departments, including the Ministry of Defence, have time and time again lost sensitive data on laptops left in trains, or have thrown lists into skips for cleaners to find. Recently, the entire Royal Air Force payroll was up for grabs on the Internet.

These events are sidelined with a cursory reference in the media. Yet, when we, as a legal political party have our data stolen, the media makes a circus of it. It is hypocritical in the extreme.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Boston campaign gathers pace

David Owens, at present a Boston Borough Councillor, is the British National Party's candidate in this Thursday's North-West Division election in the city.

Over the past weeks activists from Leicestershire have joined their Lincolnshire counterparts involved in the campaign, leafletting, canvassing, etc. and one of them has written to tell of his impressions after the team's latest visit last Saturday:

"28 E.midlands lads/girls were out in Boston on 10th October in support of our BNP candidate in the County Council by-election there, due on 15th October. Loads of work done in an area showing high interest/support for BNP. This writer (with the support of 3 others) covered a so-called `sink estate`, an area that reminded him of a council estate in Leicester near to where he was brought up in the 1940s/50s.`Sink` or not, folks were friendly and there were numerous "Vote BNP" signs in the windows - far more than he`d ever seen before. Nice day out- although tiring for a 73-year-old- but great stuff, especially when folks are coming up to you enquiring about getting in touch with the party. Fingers crossed, we`ll be `home and dry` on Thursday 15th."

-Mike

Well done to everybody for their hard work, and spirit of cooperation.
The members of Leicestershire BNP join in sending their very best wishes, and good luck, for a well-deserved win on the 15th to David and his team.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Nabbing 'criminals'?

After the appalling lack of care for the Pilkington family by Leicestershire police, have forces in other areas shown that they are capable of dealing with crime?

According to the twisted rules on policing and crime today, it would seem so.

In Royston, Herefordshire, a man trying to make a citizen's arrest was himself arrested and will appear in court charged with assault. His terrible crime? Well, fed up with youths persistently throwing apples at him and his wife, Roland Digby went to confront them. In days gone by the youths would have desisted and probably even apologised. Not now, the wily yobs know that nothing will happen to them. Mr. Digby made the mistake of touching one of them, and holding him in an armlock until police arrived. Which they didn't of course, until the youths had disappeared leaving Mr. Digby with a clipped lip.
So he became the criminal. Much easier to arrest a decent man protecting his wife and home than go after the little terrors who started it, isn't it.

The second unjust arrest was in Liverpool. A couple of hoteliers had got into an argument with one of their guests, a muslim woman. Ben and Sharon Vogelenzangl, both Christians, have been charged under public order laws with using “threatening, abusive or insulting words” that were “religiously aggravated.” (Public order laws are for those crimes committed on the street)

The charges relate to a heated conversation the couple had with the guest at their hotel in Liverpool in March. On her final morning before checking out, she came down to breakfast wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim headdress.
The unnamed woman had been staying at the Bounty House Hotel near Aintree racecourse for four weeks while receiving treatment at a local hospital, but the couple had never seen her wear her religious clothing before.
It is alleged they suggested that Mohammad, the founder of Islam, was a warlord when the guest challenged them about their Christian beliefs. The woman also claims that the couple, who vehemently deny the allegations and say they were simply defending their faith, described her traditional dress as a form of bondage. The muslim then scuttled off to inform on them.

I'm sure we can all rest easier in our beds now, secure in the knowledge that our once wonderful British bobbies are catching the real criminals. Ah, if only.

Inquest slams Leicestershire police

The Coroner at the inquest into the deaths of tragic mum, Fiona Pilkington, and her disabled daughter, Frankie, has roundly criticised local police for their negligence and mis-handling of incidents of bullying and anti-social behaviour by feral yobs over 7 years. They had endured escalating violence and intimidation, their tormentors being young children. In 2007 alone, 13 incidents were logged by police, but closed.

The family were driven to despair and finally, after no help was forthcoming, Ms. Pilkington, of Barwell, drove her car to a lay-by and with her daughter beside her set it alight.

The reported incidents that led to this tragedy began with youths hanging about outside the Pilkington's home, bottles being smashed, snowballs thrown at the windows, screaming youths, carting and a sign removed. It's the kind of stupid behaviour that many people will recognise. But after son Anthony had stones thrown at his head, the police informed the Council and anti-social warnings were sent to the parents. The intimidation built up from then on but, although the police obviously knew the culprits, they took it no further.

Why was nothing more done to protect this vulnerable family? Why were the incidents not considered as crimes, with the guilty youths charged and punished accordingly?
The clue is in the response that the former Assistant Chief Constable gave to the Coroner; following this tragedy, a report was presented to a review panel and after that police chiefs decided that it would become policy to categorise repeated offences against disabled people as 'hate crimes', meaning that they would be taken more seriously.
Mr. Tew said: "now, once the crime is identified as a hate crime, it is pulled out of the system of the general melee of anti-social behaviour."

So there you have it; abuse and anti-social behaviour has to have an emotion attached to it before the police will bother to investigate it as a crime, and then only if you come from a vulnerable group. Though, isn't any citizen inevitably rendered vulnerable by acts of barbarity, whatever the motive?
If only poor Fiona Pilkington had known to tell the police that these mindless degenerates 'hated' her family, how different the outcome would have been.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Minutes of the BNP Branch Meeting, 19th September

The Meeting was opened and chaired by Cllr. John Ryde.

50 people attended.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Organiser's report by Geoff Dickens

The RWB was successful despite the local council who wouldn't give us a drinks licence, or a music licence, or allow caravans, and our two local District Councillors have been told they couldn't attend the meeting on the costs of policing it!
We have many more members locally and are beginning leafleting again, so look in your bulletin for contacts and help, because we have four people standing in the General Election next year: Gary Reynolds, Kathy Duffy, Paul Preston and John Ryde, and we need to get the information out there.


Press Report by John Ryde

John reminded us that last time he spoke about the NUJ being unable to report fairly on the BNP, please take what they say with a pinch of salt. The Daily Star have just reported that we were going to hire someone to teach us how to kill with one hand!
There's a party called the English Defence League which we think is state sponsored, which causes riots against muslims. BNP members are proscribed from having anything to do with it, and we think it was brought into being so that the government could then clamp down on all 'far right' parties.
It is reported that BNP councillors don't do anything! Wayne, our parish councillor in Ellistown, organised a gala there, and above the £34k he's organised for a local playground they have now secured another £50k from Leicester County Council.

20 minute interval



Guest speaker Paul Golding

Paul spoke about the Equalities Commission. We have had the same membership rules since 1982, and now our popularity is worrying the establishment. Harriet Harman is going to change the law to forbid political parties from selecting members on their ancestry. It's going to happen, and the Equalities Commission is taking us to court now to use up our money and our time, and to stop us focusing on the General Elections next year. They think this is going to destroy us, but we will turn it around as we have before.


Paul continued by telling us that next month we are launching 'Bring our boys home'; our troops should exist to defend our borders and our people and that's an end to it. The war in Afganistan is solely to protect a pipeline America is building to bring oil through Afganistan from the Middle East, and our boys shouldn't be dying for that.

There was a short question and answer session.

The collection with teas raised £221.23, plus 10 Quatar Ryals, 1 Singapore dollar, 1 USA dollar, and one old penny and one old ten pence coin.

The raffle raised £47.

The next meeting is on Dec 5th.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Sponsored Cycle Ride for SRBF

Andy Joyce, a committee member of Leicester Speedway Supporters' Club in charge of Publicity, is asking for sponsorship of an exciting and worthwhile event happening this coming Saturday. He says:

"On Saturday 19th September I will be cycling to Skegness from Leicester with 2 time cycle speedway world champion David Hemsley. The ride is sponsored in aid of Leicester Speedway Supporters Club and The Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund (SRBF). We would both very much appreciate it if you could sponsor us in any way you can.

The SRBF does brilliant work for Injured Speedway Riders and their families with donations of cash and equipment such as wheel chairs.

You can view the SRBF website HERE and the LSSC website HERE where you will find a donate button on the members information page. You can either donate through that or just reply to andylinz101@aol.co.uk with a promise of a sponsorship amount and I'll put you on my form.

Thanks in advance."

- Andy Joyce

Friday, 11 September 2009

Welland Ward, Mkt. Harborough, September 10th

The results of the by-election held in Welland Ward yesterday, September 10th 2009 are as follows:

Liberal Democrats 600
Conservatives 373
British National Party 122

BNP share of vote was 11.14%
Turnout was 22.8%

The result was much as expected. BNP took 9.4% of the vote at the County Council elections in Harborough in June and are pleased to have increased the percentage in this election.
Labour did not stand this time, apparently they could not find a candidate willing to contest the seat after being beaten by the BNP in June. If they had stood, the turnout may have increased to 24%.

Geoff Dickens, the BNP candidate, wishes to thank:

All the residents in Welland Ward who voted for him/BNP, including those in Mkt. Harborough who have supported the Party, and continue to support it, in other ways too.
The BNP activists who valueably assisted in the campaign by leafletting (printing, and delivering) and transport.
The Harborough Electoral Officer and her staff for their professional running of the election.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Stop the UN from sexualising children

The following letter is from Family Watch International. Read about them and their aims HERE.

'According to a report recently issued by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), children as young as five have a “right” to learn about sexual pleasure, masturbation and homosexuality, among other things.
As I explain below, we need your help to stop this radical UN document by supporting a letter we will be sending to all UN delegations.
One of the main authors of the UNESCO report, “The International Guidelines on Sexuality Education” is Nanette Ecker, of the U.S.-based Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), an organization notorious for pushing inappropriate and explicit sex education in schools across the U.S. The publication was a collaboration of many UN agencies including UNESCO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
One of the most dangerous concepts promoted by the document, which is intended to drive sex education programs used in schools across the world, is that “Sexual behaviours can be pleasurable and without risk of unintended pregnancy and STIs including HIV.”
Another example of a dangerous concept is this objective for 12 year olds: “Contraceptives and condoms give people the opportunity to enjoy their sexuality without unintended consequences.”
It is unconscionable that UN agencies are encouraging children to engage in sexual behavior while telling them there is no health risk. Especially since they know that sexually active children will likely engage in sexual intercourse and that even if they engage in so called “protected” sex, condoms fail and pregnancies and deadly sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS are the result.
Much of the document promotes “respect” for “sexual and gender diversity” and “people with diverse sexual expressions,” and it encourages ministries of education to “consult with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups.”
It also states that “teachers are likely to be the most skilled and trusted source of information” and “have a responsibility to act in the place of parents”

However, of most concern is the document’s systematic promotion of masturbation to children beginning at age five. In fact, Floyd Godfrey, LPC, whose specialty is treating youth with sexual addictions stated: “After working with hundreds of clients with sexual compulsions, I have seen masturbation as the most common symptom of sexual addiction. It is also the most common compulsive behavior for teenagers who later develop addictions. Instructing young children in sexual behavior is abusive. Although some young children encounter masturbation as they grow up, this does not give adults license to teach them how to perform sexual acts. It is inappropriate and against the law to teach young children sexual behavior.”
Here are some excerpts from some of the “learning objectives” in these guidelines:

Learning Objectives for Level I (ages 5-8)


Girls and boys have private body parts that can feel pleasurable when touched by oneself
It is natural to explore and touch parts of one’s own body.
Bodies can feel good when touched.
Touching and rubbing one’s genitals is called masturbation.
Masturbation is not harmful, but should be done in private.

Learning Objectives for Level II (ages 9-12)

Both men and women can give and receive sexual pleasure.
Health risks associated respectively with safe and legal abortion, and with illegal and unsafe abortion.
Many boys and girls begin to masturbate during puberty.

Learning Objectives for Level III (ages 12-15)

Respect for the different sexual orientations and gender identity.
Both men and women can give and receive sexual pleasure with a partner of the same or opposite sex.
Everyone is responsible for their own and their partner’s sexual pleasure and can learn to communicate their likes and dislikes.
Access to safe abortion and post-abortion care.

Finally, under the definition for “sexual orientation” they list this example: “a man who becomes a woman and is attracted to other women would be identified as a lesbian.”
They believe this is the kind of thing children and teens need to learn in school.
We have told you in prior newsletters about explicit sex education manuals published by UN agencies such as UNICEF and UNFPA.
And now, this.
We must put a stop to it!
We have people in over 112 countries who subscribe to The Family Watch and who have signed the “I Stand for the Family Petition.”

I am calling upon each of you now to take a stand for the family by clicking here to join us and others around the world in signing our letter calling upon UN Member States to denounce these radical sex education guidelines.
We need thousands of people around the world to support this campaign for it to have an impact, so please pass this alert on to everyone you know, and ask them to join you in signing this letter online.
You have helped us protect the sanctity of the family at the UN before. It is time to do it again!'
Sincerely,

Sharon Slater
President

Friday, 4 September 2009

The English Defence League - BNP Statement

The following is an official statement from the BNP concerning the EDL:

"The English Defence League has been proscribed as an organisation. This means it will be a disciplinary offence for British National Party members to associate or participate in any event or activity organised by the English Defence League or hold membership of the English Defence League.

"The reasons for this proscription are that the English Defence League, through its activities, brings nationalist and patriotic politics into disrepute. If the English Defence League is not instigated by and its activities are not encouraged by the state (which it quite possibly is) then the track record of this organisation shows that it is run by people who will only bring discredit and probable arrest for anyone who attends its events.

"The British National Party does not wish to be associated with the English Defence League in any way whatsoever.

"If you become aware of any Party member breaking this ruling, please report them immediately to National Organiser Eddy Butler on 07949-339-130 or email elections@bnp.org.uk"

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

BNP to contest Mkt. Harborough by-election, 10th September

The British National Party will be standing for election in Welland Ward, Market Harborough on September 10th.

Their candidate is Geoffrey William Dickens, the BNP Regional Organiser for the East Midlands. Although living outside of the town, Geoff lives nearby and knows Mkt. Harborough well; he is a popular and well-known figure locally and has done much for his own village, having been on the Parish Council there from 1978 to 1984 and is Secretary of the village hall. He has been married to Barbara for 40 years; the couple have 3 grown-up children and 4 grandchildren.

Geoff successfully ran the family firm, which specialised in sheet metal applications, with his father, becoming Managing Director after the latter's retirement; he is fully conversant with business strategies and people-skills, necessary attributes for a District Councillor.

If elected, Geoff promises to devote his best energies to serving the needs of the residents of Welland Ward and invites all in the ward to vote for him.

VOTE BNP IN WELLAND WARD ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

Monday, 31 August 2009

BNP Horror Stories Just a Fabrication

The News of the World published an article, over a week after the BNP's Red, White and Blue Festival at Codnor, Derbyshire, claiming that a toy golliwog was burnt there. Lurid photographs purporting to be taken at the Festival were added to the article. But members present at the RWB have questioned the veracity of the NOTW claims. The following letter, addressed to the Ripley and Heanor News, was written by an eye-witness at the RWB Festival:

"Madam,

"The claims that BNP councillors took part in an alleged distasteful burning of a Golly Doll are a total fabrication. No local BNP Councillors saw or even heard about any incidents reported on the front page of last week’s paper until reading the allegations in the national papers.

"I camped at RWB on the Saturday night, camp fires were not allowed. The site wardens were very quick to extinguish any open fires that were lit even to the disgruntlement of some people; I didn’t see any fires on the camp site. This leads me to agree with our host Alan Warner that the footage published by a national gutter rag was most likely ‘stage managed’. Nevertheless I condemn any and all instances of burning effigies, which is disgusting and definitely not a British means of expression. This type of behaviour is usually the preserve of flag burning foreigners, communists and the freakish assortment of oddballs that protest against the BNP.

"It seems to me that cooked-up horror stories about the BNP are to serve one purpose, to be a distraction from what the BNP really stand for and really do."

Cllr Lewis Allsebrook (BNP Councillor for Heanor West)

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Muslim Post Office owner, Wales - a disgrace to Britain

A British mother has been banned by a Muslim Post office owner in Wales, from sending parcels to her soldier son!

How much more are we going to sit back and accept?? We should be bussing down there to demonstrate outside his post office reminding him just whose damn country this is and where he needs to go if he does not care to fit in with our ways and show support for our forces.

Watch the video here

Please pass this info on to as many as you can, I am proud to say that Diane Leech is a good friend of mine, a great and dedicated lady to the cause of the soldiers needs and of her country. She needs many more volunteers to send parcels and funds to her so she can get them out to the soldiers, OUR BRAVE SONS & DAUGHTERS! Her details are given at the end of this video.

Thank you for your time,

Julia

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Red, White and Blue Festival, August 2009

It has been a disappointingly wet Summer, but for the weekend of the BNP's Red, White and Blue Festival in Derbyshire the sun shone brightly. The only time it rained was on Saturday while the far-left protesters were marching past the site. Which should give a hint as to who the favoured ones are!

Patriotic people came from all over Britain to meet old friends, enjoy traditional regional foods and listen to talks by prominent BNP members.
Everyone wanted to meet and congratulate our new MEPs, Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons, and to hear them speak, and of course they weren't disappointed, as the two gave talks, joined in Question Time and gave inspiring addresses to round off the Festival.

The Political Tent was packed for all other talks too, with all speakers greeted with enthusiastic applause. This year, representatives from all Regions also gave short talks, and the East Midlands was represented by Cllr. John Ryde,who is our Regional Press Officer.

Sunday morning began with a parade of ex-service personnel. They were roundly applauded. At the end of the Sunday Service, Alwynne Deacon, looking immaculate in his Regimental dress uniform, played the cornet and one of the ex- servicemen gave an address, asking us to remember those who still fight in foreign lands, after which we held a one-minute silence to mark those who have lost their lives.

It was noticeable at the Sunday Service, conducted by Reverend Robert West, that his congregation had swelled enormously this year. It is interesting then, that our people are returning to traditional Christianity while turning away from the politically hampered Established Church. Revd. West's sermon was a scholarly dissertation which the Bishops could well take heed of.

The nit-picking local Council had refused music and alcohol licences in an attempt to put people off, and stop our enjoyment, but naturally it didn't work. The British people are quite able to endure Prohibition for a while - we're not known as a country of tea drinkers for nothing - and a spell of country quietness which was a nice change from being blasted with plastic pop, and worse, in our everyday lives.

Of course we have to mention the protests. The Marxist UAF and Unions allied with misguided local campaigners to disrupt the event and police had to hem in 3 lots of them. We arrived early at one of the points, but on telling the police there that we were BNP members they couldn't do enough for us. The police cordon parted to let us through, and we even had a police escort part of the way! It certainly isn't the ordinary police officers who are against our meeting, that is clear. Later, protesters lay in the road, which delayed some festival-goers, but most used their initiative and got there anyway. 19 protesters were arrested; hopefully this year they will be charged, not let off off with a finger-wagging.

Well deserved thanks go to the Derbyshire police for looking after us over the weekend, protecting us and local residents from the nastiness and violence that these particular protesters are known for.

A huge "Thank You" goes to the wonderful people of Codnor and Denby who, in spite of having to put up with the disruption to their lives caused entirely by these rowdy protesters, nevertheless gave us their amazing support. Stories came in from those trapped in a road-jam, many with little children, of residents bringing out cups of tea, and offers to use their toilets. This is the Dunkirk spirit! We send a virtual bouquet to each and every one of you, you deserve it.

Bouquets also go to the organisers of the event, the set-up team, and BNP security. You all worked so hard, and we thank you all for making the RWB 2009 such a wonderful and memorable event.

Pictures below of the Festival. Thank you to Leicester Boy for them.

Osama Bin Laden gets pelted in the Stocks! (courtesy Melton and Rutland BNP)


Nick Griffin's Address. Note the ex-service personnel in front.


A Redcoat soldier comes from the past to talk to modern patriots


Osama gets pelted yet again!


Leicester BNP's very popular stall. As well as the legendary free sampling of local cheeses and Melton pies, there were collectable back issues of Freedom and Identity (mostly 1990s), flags, soft toys, patriotic merchandise, garden plants and hanging baskets on sale this year.


'A Taste of Leicestershire'


The MEP tent.Here you could buy limited edition commemorative cards signed by Nick Griffin or Andrew Brons, individualised to the buyer by a calligrapher.


The campsite. Patriotic flags flutter proudly under an English sky.


A closer view of the campsite, the only place where we were allowed alcoholic drinks.


The Political Marquee, where talks, auction and Sunday Service were held


The Truth truck is becoming a veteran activist too!


Northampton Branch ran a raffle; the prize, a huge, cuddly grizzly bear was won by a Leicester member and is settling in to his new home nicely.



Bouncy castles and fun in the sun.


The forgotten victims of multiculturalism were remembered here.


The prize in the BNP raffle -a brand-new car.


The East Midlands Regional Organiser, Geoff Dickens, chats to a visitor to the Leicestershire stall.


"Where's that cheeseknife gone?"!
East Midland stalls seen in the background here were selling delicious hotdogs, and home-made cakes.


Our visitor samples the white Stilton with cranberries cheese.


And finally...

In order not to break any Equality and Diversity laws, we thought we'd better publish a picture of some of the scruffy Marxists - sorry -protesters who caused havoc on Saturday and cost the taxpayers nigh on £500,000.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

New BNP Main Phoneline

The BNP now has a new main phoneline with a professional menu system in place. This new number must be displayed and promoted at every possible opportunity.
The new line covers memberships, joining, donations, subscriptions, publications, accounts, media and general enquiries. The new number is:

0207 078 3269

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Nick Griffin MEP on The Political Cesspool

Nick Griffin, the Chairman of the British National Party recently elected to the European Parliament appeared on the conservative Political Cesspool Radio Show on Saturday, August 8. This was the first American radio broadcast for Mr. Griffin since his election to the EU Parliament.

The Political Cesspool Show is broadcast throughout the US via radio stations that carry Liberty News Radio programs. The program is also available through the Internet. The award-winning Poltical Cesspool Show gained national attention in the US for broadcasts featuring columnist Pat Buchanan, author Jerome Corsi, rocker Ted Nugent, and other conservative celebrities.

Host James Edwards has appeared on episodes of The Paula Zahn Show on CNN and the Political Cesspool has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, Newsweek, The London Mirror, and Huffington Post.

Listen to Nick Griffin being interviewed by the one and only James Edwards of the Political Cesspool in this one hour long programme. Listen or download the show here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Right to Repair Campaign

Thanks to the EU you will not be able to get your car serviced at an Independent garage from 2011.

You will have no option but to take it to the manufacturers dealers, who will charge you more for good measure.
At the moment, you have the right to service or repair your car wherever you wish,
but if the only place you’re able to do that is at a manufacturer dealership or manufacturer approved franchise, prepare to be hit hard in the pocket.

Almost inevitably, it means you, the motorist, will have a much greater distance to travel to have your vehicle serviced or maintained. Costing you more in terms of money (increased fuel use) and time.

Almost overnight, any business not tied to a vehicle manufacturer for repair and service will disappear– taking with it literally thousands upon thousands of jobs.
Your local garage; mechanical and service outlets; tyre and exhaust centres; specialists such as electrical and air con; body repair shops. Even roadside assistance providers - all will suffer.
There’s also those who manufacture and distribute to these businesses – all decimated.
It is,without doubt, the death knell of the entire independent aftermarket.

Add the further disincentive of soaring repair costs, and it’s clear more and more people will be tempted to service their cars less frequently. This, in turn, will almost certainly see a rise in the number of cars on the road operating inefficiently.
All of which is bound to have a negative impact on the environment. Not to mention road safety levels.

With the exception of the Vehicle Assemblers and their dealerships it is in everyone’s interest to ensure that R2RC succeeds in its aim – to ensure that the consumers right to choose where they have their vehicle repaired is protected and to ensure that the repair arena remains a competitive one. Write to your MP or MEP today.

Please visit R2RC and SIGN THE PETITION now to try and stop this useless piece of legislation coming into force that will put thousands of people out of a job, and even more out of pocket.







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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Update on the mallards

In June, we reported on a female mallard who had made her nest by the pond in the Leicestershire garden of BNP Organiser, Geoff Dickens. It was a precarious spot, having little cover to protect the eggs from predators but the mother cleverly covered them with down and leaves whenever she left the nest.


(pictured) The mallard with her brood

We are pleased to announce that all 8 eggs were successfully hatched. Mother mallard and her ducklings are doing well and have now left the garden for the wilder parts of the Leicestershire countryside.


(pictured) The mallard leads her family away

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Witch -hunt, 21st.century style

Leaders of 6 Christian denominations in Norfolk have signed a statement distancing themselves from Reverend Robert West, who is standing in the Norwich North by-election. The statement was signed by the Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich (Church of England); the Rt Rev Michael Evans, Bishop of East Anglia (Roman Catholic); the Rev Graham Thompson, East Anglia District (Methodist Church); the Rev Richard Lewis, regional minister, Norfolk (Baptist Union); the Rev Paul Whittle, moderator, Eastern Province (United Reformed Church); and John Myhill (Society of Friends).

"It is important for us to do so since the British National Party candidate styles himself as 'Revd' and is often to be seen dressed as a clergyman," they said.

That might be because he is one: see article here

They continue:
"He belongs to no known denomination and voters should not be misled by his adoption of clerical dress. The policies he promotes are not shared by any of the Churches we serve and are contrary to the teaching of the New Testament.
"There we read that in Christ 'there is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female' (Galatians 3.28)."

Let Revd. West himself answer that

It ends:
"Christians in Norfolk and Norwich have had a long tradition of welcoming the stranger. We pray that this generous instinct may continue to be celebrated here."

Did they welcome the Romans and the Vikings? That's doubtful, and they weren't very happy with the Jews either. The "Strangers" in the above quote refer to those Huguenots and Walloons, persecuted for their religious beliefs, who came to Norwich, bringing their new crafts, which resulted in increased wealth for the city. But before that, Norwich's wealth and prestige came from English wool, as did many other English cities.

The stance held by these sanctimonious Churchmen is nothing less than a political witch-hunt; one wonders if they are the natural descendants of Matthew Hopkins? Do any of them feel ashamed, and rather foolish now, at the Church's obsessive condemnation of those different to themselves, who were really no more than poor men and women who knew about herbs and country medicine? Who healed the sick in their communities, only to be denounced by hysterical mob-fervour encouraged by the Church?

In their day, the Church of England was reviled and persecuted by the Catholics; then, when Protestants were in power, Catholics were persecuted in their turn. Until the end of the 18th. century, Non-Conformist denominations had to meet in secret, in order not to incur the wrath of the Established Church. Now, they are perfectly acceptable; how are they different from the past? Is it that the Church follows the doctrine of the particular Government of the day, in this particular case condemning a clergyman who has not joined their club? It does appear that way to the layman. Which would be nothing short of hypocrisy, betraying a distinct lack of understanding of their fellow Briton.

Friday, 17 July 2009

July 15th., A Day To Remember

BNP Regional Press Officer, Cllr. John Ryde, writes:

"July 15th was a day that will go down in history.

"This was the day that our party Chairman Nick Griffin MEP made his maiden speech in the European Parliament.

"For many it was the culmination of a 40 year battle to have our voice heard, a day to remember.
It was a day filled with nostalgia too, because later in the afternoon came the unmistakable and evocative sound of a Merlin engine.

"As I dashed out into the garden, right over head flew the Carolyn Grace Spitfire, decked out in her D-Day insignia. This is the second time in a week that she has overflown my village, this time quite low. This is the same aircraft that overflew last years Red, White and Blue Festival and did four circuits.


"Readers of this blog will recall that I also reported a couple of weeks ago on the Battle of Britain Lancaster that was also seen locally.

"So it was with a light heart that I went to celebrate a day to remember with a pint of Britain’s finest bitter. On arriving at my local I was pleasantly surprised to find The Leicester Morrismen were about to dance. They performed their sets with enthusiasm to the delight of the gathered crowds aided and fuelled by pints of the finest Pedigree bitter.


"But there was more. For us old codgers who love a Britain as it was in our youth there was the delight of a fully restored Austin Ruby in all her concours glory brought by one of the Morrismen.


"Well, I have to say that I did toast our heritage, history and those who still love it with an extra pint (or two)

"A nostalgic day that gave me personally a lot of pleasure and a reminder what it is that we are fighting for.."

Sunday, 12 July 2009

"Thugs in suits"

Super smug, UAF claw hammer thug supporting David Cameron had the temerity to call the British National Party “Thugs in Suits”.

Oh dear David, how do you defend the report this week that former Conservative borough councillor John Cort appeared at Leicester Crown Court last week charged with murder ? (Some thug-some suit).

Local activists will recall that the same John Cort, a solicitor, was this time last year exposed in the local Leicestershire media as the worst attending councillor on Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council with only a 14% attendance record.

In the subsequent by-election in the Markfield, Stanton and Field Head ward that his forced resignation caused, our candidate Colin Gilmore secured 263 votes which has given us a sound base on which to build.

Former Tory in a suit, John Cort has been remanded in custody until October charged with murder of solicitor Vina Patel. Her body was found in her office at Cort Solicitors on Blackbird Road. Leicester.

For further information about respectable “politicians in suits” go to
LIARS, BUGGERS and THIEVES

The full story appeared in the Hinckley Times, July 9th., 2009:

"A FORMER borough councillor has been charged with murder.
John Cort, who represented Markfield, Stanton and Field Head as Conservative member for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, appeared at Leicester Crown Court last week.
"He is charged with murdering solicitor Vina Patel whose body was found in her office in January.
"She was found by a family member at Corts Solicitors, on Blackbird Rd. in Leicester, after relatives became concerned when she failed to meet them.
Cort, 53, of Rutland St., Leicester, and Brian Farrell, 36, of Queensborough Terrace, West London, were both charged, and remanded in custody until a Hearing at Leicester Crown Court on October 9th.
"Cort resigned as a borough councillor last year.
In August, we exclusively revealed that he had attended just 14% of council meetings, although Conservative colleagues refused to call for his resignation.
Last year, group leader,Cllr. Reg Ward, said: 'he hasn't attended enough meetings but he has looked after the people who voted for him.
'The fact that he doesn't attend meetings does not make him a bad councillor'"
Article Here

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Swine Flu information

From the Leicestershire & Rutland NHS site:-

The situation with swine flu has now changed. As swine flu spreads and there is transmission within the community, it makes sense to move from intensive efforts to contain the virus to focusing efforts on treating the increasing number of people who have the disease.

Swine flu itself remains, in most cases, a relatively mild illness, similar to seasonal flu.
If you develop flu-like symptoms stay at home and visit the NHS Direct website and use the online symptom checker, or call the national flu information line on 0800 1 513 513.

Typical symptoms are:
· sudden fever and
· sudden cough

Other symptoms may include:
· headache
· tiredness
· chills
· aching muscles
· limb or joint pain
· diarrhoea or stomach upset
· sore throat
· runny nose
· sneezing, and
· loss of appetite

If you are unsure about your symptoms and need advice, contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647

If you now believe that you have swine flu you should stay at home, then:
· Telephone your GP who can provide a diagnosis over the phone

If swine flu is confirmed, your GP will provide you with an authorisation voucher which your 'flu friend'* can take to a local collection centre to pick up the antiviral treatment. Your GP will tell you where the nearest centre is located. You should not collect the treatment yourself.

* Be prepared - before you become ill, make sure you have identified a ‘flu friend' who can collect your antiviral drugs for you if you need them. A 'flu friend' can be a member of your family, a friend, a neighbour or a colleague. If you know older or vulnerable people, or neighbours who live alone, check to see whether they have a 'flu friend', and think about offering to become theirs.


You should also do the following to protect the people you live with:
·Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and use a tissue where possible
·Dispose of used tissues in waste/rubbish bins as soon as possible
·Wash hands frequently with warm soapy water to reduce the spread of the virus from your hands to your face, or to other people
·Always wash your hands before eating
·Clean hard surface, such as door handles, telephones and desks regularly using a normal cleaing product.

DO:
Stay at home
Go online and check your symptoms on the NHS Direct website, or
Call the swine flu information line on 0800 1 513 513 If you have symptoms
Call your GP on the phone
DO NOT: Visit your GP surgery or A&E in person

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

East Midlands BNP Regional Council Meeting. Friday 3rd July

John Ryde, East Midlands BNP Press and Publicity Officer, sends us this report of the Meeting:-

The East Midlands has “hit the road” running following the recent round of elections said Geoff Dickens, Regional Organiser.

Opening the East Midlands regional council meeting, Geoff said that large numbers of local enquiries that the elections have generated are already being followed up and converted into members. So great has been the increase in new members that Northampton branch has now split in to two groups and the newly formed Erewash group was already out fighting a local by-election.

Regional fund holder James Mole then gave an update on funds. The Peacock Club from which the 2.4 million Euro leaflets were financed still has a healthy balance and is now building for the future. All local branches and groups were in the black. Considering the considerable expense that the elections had cost the British National Party in the East Midlands was financially stable and ready for future elections.

Wayne McDermott, regional elections officer gave an overview in the massive increase in our support, thanking all those who stood as candidates and to all the helpers who had made the breakthrough possible. Wayne then asked for help in the by-elections that are now current in the East Midlands and announced that we now had another three parish councillors. giving a total of 23 parish,6 district /borough and 1 county councillor in the region. Meetings with local activists across the region are being set up to fill the gaps on the map with the new high quality enquiries/members to move the region forward.

John Ryde, regional press and publicity officer distributed copies of a revamped “Good News” leaflet, and stressed the importance of keeping up the door to door leafleting.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Minutes of the BNP Branch Meeting, June 2009

The Meeting was opened and chaired by Geoff Dickens
49 people attended
The Minutes of the last meeting were read and agreed.

Short Organiser's Report by Geoff Dickens:

Geoff said that there were a large number of new enquiries and new members of the party, despite the media whipping up hate. For the last EU elections Geoff and four other members manned phones in a house, this time we had a professional set up in Belfast who processed 60,000 enquiries, and many have since joined.

Election report: [read for Wayne by Pete Cheeseman]

Across Leicestershire we stood 48 of the 52 wards, and in NW Leicester we polled 18.5%, within 2% of coming second overall. Graham Partner was elected in Coalville as a county councillor, our first in the country! We had five seats where we polled above 20%, and four more at just above 19%, These were areas where we had done work campaigning and in three of them we had a district councillor already, but what surprised us was the areas where we had done very little work and still polled extremely well, like Groby and Ratby where we polled 18% without a leaflet or campaign of any sort.
We now need to plan for the coming years, and we need more people to come forward and stand as a candidate, we need more councillors. We are getting used to winning, let's carry on the trend.

Press report by John Ryde:

John spoke about the tremendous amount of opposition to us in the press, where they distort stories, or invent them. Graham Partner e-mailed the Leicester Mercury to say he wouldn't be doing an interview with them, and they quoted him as saying that Nick Griffin was a pratt. Even the Times has invented quotes! Well, if they didn't fear us they wouldn't attack us! The National Union of Journalists are not allowed to report uncritically about us, and don't allow us on the letters column or on phone-ins, however they give coverage to the views of travellers and gypsies. John supplied a print off of the NUJ rules to anyone who wanted one. However the Chartered Institute of Journalists have said that the BNP should be reported on in the same even handed way as other parties. So if you are approached by the media don't say anything but refer them to our Press Officer.

20 minute interval

Guest Speaker: Peter Jarvis

The Act of Supremacy was still in law in this country when 'we' signed up to the EU, which made that signing an act of treason. Since then half of our dairy farmers have disappeared and we import milk – there's no sense in that! When our 200 mile fishing border was reduced to 6 miles we lost 80,000 jobs and a billion a year in wages and sales, there's no sense in that, and because of regulations from the EU many of our post offices have closed. The EU has also closed many of our local abattoirs which means we have to transport animals many miles, not good for them and means using more diesel. It may also cause the spread of foot and mouth.

There was a short Question and Answer session

The collection with teas raised £217.43
The raffle raised £61.80
The next meeting is on 19th September.