Monday, 16 August 2010

Leicester Does It Again

BNP News has released a report following the AC Meeting on Saturday, 14th August. The full transcript can be seen on the main BNP website.

Blunt talking and decisive action on finances, the appointment of a new regional treasurer, Richard Barnbrook’s situation, important structural reorganisation and plans for a new anti-Afghan war campaign dominated today’s BNP Advisory Council meeting.
"The main part of the meeting focussed on discussing finances," BNP chairman Nick Griffin told BNP News this evening.
"There was a very full discussion of how the current financial situation had arisen," Mr Griffin said.
"More importantly, the meeting discussed what was necessary to put it right and what was necessary to avoid this situation arising again.
"The core of the problem was identified as a matter of the party growing faster than our systems could cope.

"New controls have been put in place, but in addition to that, we have created a new national scrutiny committee consisting of East Midlands regional organiser Geoff Dickens, Wales regional organiser Brian Mahoney, *East Midlands regional treasurer James Mole, and one more non-AC member whose name will be announced shortly," Mr Griffin continued.
"Mr Dickens and Mr Mahoney have decades of experience in managing business with bigger turnovers with the BNP and will bring their expertise to bear on the committee."

The new scrutiny committee has been tasked with examining the structure of the treasury department and making concrete moves to ensure that there is a clear division between those who manage the accounts and those who authorise outlays.
The committee had its first meeting immediately after the AC meeting and will continue over the rest of the weekend, with the instruction to prepare a final report within a week.
"This committee has been given the mission to transparently study everything so that the national treasurer can be completely protected from malicious allegations," Mr Griffin said.
Next on the agenda was the issue of the regional treasury work. It was agreed that there was far too much work for one man to do both national and regional treasury work and that new scrutiny committee member Mr Mole would be appointed new Regional Treasurer with immediate effect.
Mr Mole has run the treasury of the East Midlands region for several years to great success and is the logical person to take control of the finances for those regions that do not yet control their own accounts.
" Mr Griffin said.

Next on the agenda was the recent decision by Richard Barnbrook to lay down the BNP whip in the Greater London Assembly.
Mr Griffin said the meeting had discussed the matter in full and had unanimously agreed to ask Mr Barnbrook to reconsider his decision. A further statement on the matter will be issued in due course.

*Update: Mr. Mole will be removed from the scrutiny committee in due course as regional as well as HO finances will be scrutinised, and therefore Mr. Mole will not be able to scrutinise himself.
Errata: David Hannam is not on the scrutiny committee, for the same reason as above. Mr. Mole will not be doing training at Summer School. These items have been deleted from the report.


Anonymous said...

What rubbish the people who have got the BNP in this mess are still in position Nick Griffin, James Dowson and David Hannam.

Anonymous said... a Forest of fig leaves. The central accounting is still in the hands of the same people and no seperation between political and administration. All in all bluff.

Keats said...

" A Forest of Figleaves". Hmm, now where have I seen that expression before?
Have you no words of support for our Leicester officials? Because just carping on makes it appear that you and your pals from that site don't want them to succeed, and I'm sure that isn't so.

Anonymous said...

Keats ins't very clever.

The problems are still there unless Griffin, Dowson and Hannam are replaced the BNP will be in the same position.

James Moles and Geoff Dickens have no power over the central party they will probably be dismissed in 12 months. Its the central party that has the 500-750k of debt not local groups.

Keats said...

Maybe "Keats ins't very clever", but I'm just a blog editor, not one of those trying to put things right! I suggest that you contact our RO and discuss the matter with him.

Anonymous said...

Keats may not be very clever but Keats is polite and honest so don't shoot the messenger

Anonymous said...

Geoff and James are foolish to take on these roles they could end up being used as scapecoats for David Hannams mistakes.

Keats said...

They are very far from foolish. With respect, your comments do seem negative and resistant to solutions being found. I repeat, please do get in touch with our RO over your concerns. Better still, come to the next meeting, details are on your bulletin.

Anonymous said...

The best and only solution is for Nick Griffin and his team to resign that what almost everyone wants in the EM.

Keats said...

Individuals views aside, the official position of the East Midlands must be neutral, the same with Wales. The scrutiny committee has to be impartial and untainted by factionalism.

Personally, I have seen a lot of immature comments on forums and blogs over this issue; rumours, exaggerations, mischief making. The exception, in the main, have been East Midlanders. Let's please keep it that way.