http://www.redaction.org/wwwboard/msgs5/5940.HTM --- INSIDE THE BNP Date: 13th June '02 Name: Cyberspook Country: Cyberspace THIS APPEARED ON THE NATIONAL ANARCHIST MAILING LIST. CYBERSPOOK There follows the text of my letter of resignation from the BNP. It is relevant to reproduce it here as it contains an important critique of how this party has failed to capitalize on opportunities available to it.
To: BNP national and regional leaders, key BNP activists in Hull and Grimsby Dear Friends I have always tried to be open and honest with people and I have often suffered for it. I am not the type to go plotting and scheming behind people's backs. I will not go plotting and scheming now. I will again be open and honest. Let me begin with a digression. I have been involved in nationalist politics since 1979 when I distributed copies of the National Front election manifesto to my classmates at school. I joined the NF in 1980 as a student. In 1982, as a result of a slick campaign involving the co-operation of senior members of the St Andrews University Conservative Society, I seconded the then leader of the NF, Andrew Brons, in a debate at St Andrews University -- a phenomenal breakthrough in clear defiance of the NUS 'no platform' policy. As a result of this my remaining years at St Andrews were not happy. Nevertheless I succeeded and went on to study for a doctorate at Keele. During all this time I continued to involve myself in politics, distributing thousands of leaflets to the houses of Stoke-on-Trent and the Five Towns. By 1987 it was evident that the NF was going nowhere, so I migrated to South Africa where I assisted the Afrikaner people in their struggle against obliteration from the face of the earth. Indeed, I have here an old copy of the AWB newspaper Die Sweepslag where an article of mine occupies a more prominent position than the Christmas message of Eugene Terre'Blanche! When that struggle failed due to the treachery of Frederik de Klerk and the Judas, Constand Viljoen, I returned to Britain where I was employed by a Jewish publisher -- I lasted about a year before I was thrown out and had to establish my own business. In 1999 or 2000, despite ill health, I joined the BNP. I was delighted to see its new leadership and my delight increased when it became apparent that they had a clear strategy -- something quite unknown in British nationalist politics prior to 1999. I say these things to establish that I have long taken politics seriously and have a track record of activism in defence of our people. When I took over as organizer for Hull and the North Lincolnshire region, the area was in a tragic mess. The sudden departure of Dave Hannam had left a terrible situation. It was not helped by the bitter feuding between Tony Braithwaite (at the time a key member) and John Brayshaw, the Yorkshire regional organizer. I do not intend to resurrect that issue here other than to point out that John Brayshaw had, in the period before I took over, effectively made it impossible for us to do anything ? even to read our post. Nevertheless, despite limitations imposed by my health, I rapidly began the task of rebuilding the unit. I think that nobody disputes that this was a period of dramatic growth, particularly in the Hull area. The John Brayshaw/Tony Braithwaite nonsense was diffused by marginalizing Braithwaite and by transferring the entire area to the East Midlands region. A new committee was formed. Good, intelligent people were brought on board. We scored a major local victory in preventing the opening of an asylum-seeker centre in Scartho right in the middle of a picturesque suburb where elderly and vulnerable people were residing. We produced one of the best local newsletters in the country. Our membership increased. Our supply of useful activists increased. We were getting leafleting teams out of 14 people or more at a time. Organized nationalism was flourishing in Hull for the first time in 60 years. However, the powers that be were not slow in responding to us and they rapidly launched a campaign that was to prove fatal to our efforts. The first salvo was fired by the Hull Labour MP, Kevin McNamara, who tried to get us arrested for distributing leaflets. This was killed when the solicitor acting for Humberside Police pointed out that there was not a chance in hell of securing a conviction for anything pertaining to the distribution of the leaflets in question, which were wholly lawful. At that point Special Branch and its fellow travellers launched a two-pronged attack on us. The first prong of the attack involved a direct approach from a Special Branch officer, DS Hamilton. He had obtained information about myself and Tony Braithwaite through an infiltrator, Mark Broome, based in Gainsborough. His method consisted of a very friendly approach, first to Braithwaite and subsequently to myself. (A third approach was made much later to our Mr Knight in Grimsby by a different officer based in Grimsby.) These approaches were clearly intended to cause divisions in our ranks. They placed me in a difficult position. If I spoke to Hamilton then this would raise questions among our own people about what precisely I was saying to Special Branch. If I did not speak to him then I was exposing us to the risk of police harassment, raids, searches, and ongoing disruption of our leafleting campaigns. My solution was to speak to Hamilton but only after thorough consultation both with the local activists and the regional and national BNP leadership. In my conversation with Hamilton (and a SB colleague from Grimsby), which lasted one hour, I made it very clear to him that (a) the only information he would get from me would be public-domain information, (b) our strategy consisted of fighting elections and building our membership through leafletre devastating. Mr John Brayshaw was undertaking a serious programme of destabilization against our resurgent unit. This consisted at first of petty actions, such as the refusal to release our local funds to East Midlands branch to help in their general election campaign, and petty gossip and tittle tattle, some of which got back to us by various means. I ignored these provocations and insults, recognizing them as an attempt by the Establishment to cause trouble. However, it soon became evident that John Brayshaw was attempting to cause divisions between us and key party figures such as our new regional organizer, Mr Belshaw, and the branch liaison officer, Tony Lecomber. The poison that this man laid down did its work here and is doing its wor even now. As a result of John Brayshaw's work on Lecomber it rapidly became clear to me that it was impossible for me to continue as organizer. It was evident that Lecomber was going to go into 'dirty tricks' mode and I had no wish to put him to the trouble of doing so to get me out. This did not particular trouble me as there were others able to do the work of organizer. David Hannam, who had recovered from his first bout of 'personal problems', volunteered to take over and I agreed with this. I think we were all pleased to see him back and we wished him well. I do not intend to recount in detail the catalogue of utter disasters that followed. I will not dwell upon the embarrassing shambles of the 'Nick Griffin' meeting held in late 2001. I will not recount in detail how the chairman of Britain's fourth political party was left standing in a car park as nobody present (including Hannam) knew where the meeting was to be held. I will mention only the total lack of security at the meeting, stuttering, stammering speeches of Hannam and Bridgeman, which were so awful as to make us all cringe with embarrassment, and the fact that only a mere 49 people could be bothered to turn up when we could easily have attracted 100 or even 150 if the d organizer'. He totally ruins an important meeting, placing the safety of the Party chairman at risk, and he's a 'good organizer'. Only two local supporters, one of whom is his girlfriend, will talk to him and he's a 'good organizer'. What was the relst apparently simultaneously going behind my back and expressing support for Hannam! Has any leadership of any political party ever been as out of touch with its members and activists as the leadership of the BNP is with the members and activists in k in the belief that they're going to rehabilitate Hannam when even Hannam himself recognizes the impossibility of ever returning as the Hull organizer. With the exception of his girlfriend (the very treasurer who, it seems, sat back and let him take r money) and possibly one deranged postal worker who is too afraid for his career to actually join the BNP, Hannam has no local support. He's going around moaning now about how he's been sent to Coventry and nobody will speak to him! The patriots of Hull are not so easily fooled as the leadership of the BNP. They know filth and treachery when they see it. They do not so readily allow themselves to be hoodwinked by traitors who steal their money and paralyse their political party. And what of the higher levels? The well-meaning Tony Mac is appointed to 'sort things out' in Hull. He is left in no doubt that the top brass in the BNP want to see Hannam rehabilitated. He takes a closer look. He discovers very rapidly that Hannam is 'a shite' (to quote his excellent phrase as recorded on my answering machine). He quickly finds himself stuck in an impossible situation, sandwiched between a leadership that wants to overlook the criminal activities of this man and a membership that does not -- understandably as they were the victims of his crime. I suggest an eminently workable solution. Tony agrees with me. That's the last I hear, until I receive a members' bulletin telling me that he's been to Hull and had a meeting with 'the new organizing tea'. I certainly wasn't invited to any such meeting. Equally, I hear nothing but silence from Grimsby. It appears that not much is going on anywhere in Hull and North Lincolnshire now. I suspect that it never will. Time and time again the same pattern has repeated itself. I warn the BNP leaders of a problem. They respond by knifing me in the back. And what happens next? The problem of which I have warned manifests itself and disaster ensues. And in the meantime, countless opportunities are being lost. Hull has the honour of having been mentioned on news bulletins and the Channel 4 documentary Bloody Foreigners as the town with the worst reputation in Britain among asylum seekers because of the hostile reception that they are given here by our local patriots. Some asylum seekers have even asked for asylum from Hull and have been allowed to re-migrate to Lincoln! Our dear young people do not let them have an easy time of it up here! There are literally thousands of good folk here who could be bg drawn into the political process and radicalized. Yet nothing is happening! Why not? Because of the sheer incompetence of the utter cretins currently running whole swathes of the BNP. Time and time again I warn of the need to tackle the BBC. What is done? Nothing. Anne Sloman operates a vicious censorship system to keep the BNP off of the airwaves and to keep links to its website off of the Internet, flagrantly violating the Human Rights Act 1998. Does the BNP sue? Don't be silly! Does it place pickets outside her home? Of course not! Does it draw attention to her activities in any way? My friends -- they're a better kept secret than Hull BNP's ex- treasurer's gynaecological problems! This one woman does more to keep the BNP at bay than the AnNazi League, Searchlight, Special Branch and Anti-Fascist Action added together and yet the BNP's response to her and her organization can be summed up in one word: pathetic. I warn of the dangers of allowing criminals, other than those who have political convictions, to hold positions of authority in the BNP. What happens? We get an entire Panorama programme dedicated to 'exposing' criminality among BNP leaders! Every time BNP leaders appear in public they're tackled on the issue of criminality in the party's ranks and they sit there, looking foolish before the entire country, unable to respond convincingly or at all. How can you fight elections on a platform of law and order when you have a bunch of third-rate crooks running whole sections of the organization? I say over and over again that you need to take serious measures to secure your financial position. I forward to you a suggestion from a local member advocating the targeting of Britain's wealthiest people. I suggest setting up a commie to look at setting up businesses. What is the reaction? The equivalent of a computer software error message! Yet how can you hope to run a major nationwide political party on a voluntary basis? You need paid regional and local organizers. Then they will know that their jobs are at stake if they want to start playing silly games. You also need money to assert your rights through the civil and criminal courts. The response of the BNP to the events of 11 September 2002 was disgraceful. For years, the American empire and its leaders have been working to undermine the sovereignty of nations, our own nation included. For years they have been working towards a one-world system with America at the helm. For years they have been exporting terror, dea degeneracy and filth of all descriptions across the globe. From their nuclear bombings of entire cities full of civilians in World War II, to their support for the murderous Chinese and Soviet regimes (the former support continuing to this very day), to their instigation of a regime of poverty, starvation and death in the Third World, these Americans, and the people behind them, have shown that they constitute one of the deadliest regimes that the world has ever known. Their genocide of the Arab peoples in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan merely exemplifies it. But the Arab peoples are made of sterner stuff than the great white patriots of Britain, who sit in front of their football matches with beer in their hands and who dare not even put out leaflets or join a political party for fear of losing their jobs. No! Whereas the average Briton will do nothing to fight the new American empire, young Arab boys hurl themselves in front of Israeli tanks, young Arab women -- 16-year-old girls -- blow solidarity with the people of the earth as they fight to the death against America and all that it represents but rather an ANTI-ISLAM campaign! A campaign that cannot fail but to warm the heart of every member of Israel's Likud! I was in Leeds a few months ago. I saw what Islam has done to that city. I saw street after street of young foreign people, dressed in alien clothes, worshipping a religion alien to our land. I saw the mosques. I smelled, and indeed ate, the exotic, alien foods. And I saw, too, how part of our country and our English heritage had died in that city. Yes, I can understand the resentment that our people feel. But the resentment is misdirected. Our enemies are not these young foreigners. Our enemies are the regimes that brht them here and that fail to take the steps necessary to return them to their homelands. And those regimes are also the enemies of Islam. Immigration empoverishes not only the receipient nations but also the nations that send the immigrants. The BNP chairman stood in Hull last year heaping abuse upon, for example, the Albanians (one of the oldest and most patriotic civilizations in Europe, direct descendants of the ancient Illyrians, and he describes them as 'scum') -- yet Albania itself is suffer I want no part of this 'anti-Islam' campaign. Islam is not our enemy. America is our enemy. We should be fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with our Islamic friends under the slogan 'death to America!' And this morning, the final insult. I log on to the BNP's website and I find a message of support for Elizabeth Windsor, the so- called 'Queen' of England. This woman who wines and dines Nelson Mandela and Zao Zemin. This woman whose reign has seen the decline of Britain from a proud, free world power to a subservient suburb of America. And the BNP sends her its good wishes. Right. Enough is enough! I no longer find myself in agreement with the policies of the BNP. I no longer have faith in its leadership or its strategies. The time has come to look elsewhere. It is my belief that the strategy of the BNP will not lead to substantial long-term change in Britain. Indeed, it is my belief that 'Britain' as such is beyond hope. We need to think globally. As Eduard Limonov pointed out recently, 'There is no longer any left and right. There's the system and the enemies of the system.' The principal conflict of the future will be between the Establishment and all who oppose it. What is needed is a global alliance of all those who oppose the New Worl Order, be they nationalists, anarchists, Islamic fundamentalists, genuinely anti-imperialist communists such as the North Koreans, national-Bolsheviks, third positionists, and all the oppressed and downtrodden peoples of the earth. The National Front is a joke. It has all the problems of the BNP but multiplied a hundredfold. The ITP is going nowhere. It is an exclusive Catholic club, handsomely blessed with money but quite devoid of strategy or direction. It poses no threat to the New World Order. My own view is that the future lies with the radical post-third positionist groups of Europe, Russia and America: Limonov and Dugin in Russia and the NRF here. At the moment they appear to be in a fairly grim state with the usual lack of focus. However, they have vast potential if only they can learn to think and act strategically. Gentlemen, it is not my wish to harm the BNP in any way. If I had wished to do so I would have pulled out very publicly before the 2 May elections, going to the press as I slammed the door behind myself. I have not done this. I will not do this. I have waited until the elections are past and the situation has become irretrievable. All address lists in my possession have been handed over -- one list to the new Grimsby organizer, the other to Tony Mac. There are no copies in my possession. I have worked constructively with Tony to ensure that you have the basis for rebuilding ther region. I have always acted honourably towards you. I will continue to act with honour. It would not be honourable for me to pretend to continue to support you when my enthusiasm for your party has vanished. Rather than remaining in your ranks as a source of discontent and division, the appropriate action is to tender my resignation. Which I now do herewith. I can do little or nothing for the BNP here in North Lincolnshire. The BNP is dead here. You have killed it by failing to support initiatives to build it and by allowing such initiatives to be undermined by those with nefarious intent. However, you may rest assured that, using whatever resources I can command, I shall continue to fight resolutely and defiantly against the enemies of our people, and for a better future for our children. Death to America! Death to the New World Order! Yours sincerely (Dr) David E Michael
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