Former UKIP donor Arron Banks has announced that he will not after all be standing at the General Election in the Clacton constituency.
Banks had earlier planned to stand against former UKIP MP Douglas Carswell, a bitter factional opponent of Banks and his ally Nigel Farage.
But once Carswell announced his retirement, it was only a matter of time before Banks threw in the towel.
After all, Banks no longer has any real interest in UKIP – and neither does Farage. They will have little or no involvement with the party leadership during what is likely to be a disastrous campaign, but will eschew divisive attacks on the Paul Nuttall regime until after June 8th, and will give support to various constituency-level campaigns.
Then within a day or so of the election results, the Farage faction (bankrolled by Banks) will acknowledge UKIP’s death and announce the creation of a new ‘Patriotic Movement’.
On April 25th Banks issued a Twitter message, very sensibly criticising the UKIP leadership’s anti-Islam obsession
Later that day UKIP’s election campaign became even more chaotic when James Carver (a West Midlands MEP) resigned as the party’s chief foreign affairs spokesman, saying that he “strongly disagreed” with the “misguided policy” of a so-called burqa ban.
A guest column by Eddy Morrison
I’m reluctantly entering my 50th year as an active White Nationalist.
In 1978 when I was a National Front Organiser I firmly believed that we would have our first members of parliament by 1980.
We didn’t and the period known as the ‘horrible 80’s ” was upon us.
Split after split with eventually a by-election where one schism of the National Front stood a candidate at the same time as another schism of that splintered wreck of a once mighty Movement.
The 1990s got a bit more interesting and we achieved the election of a BNP candidate in London. Things were slow in the BNP but it was under John Tyndall going in the right direction. As BNP Yorkshire Organiser I was gladdened to see many old Comrades returning to the BNP.
Then in 1999 the British Nationalist equivalent of the Twin Towers occurred: Nick Griffin became the leader of the BNP.
He spent the next ten years building it up. BNP councillors were everywhere and two MEPS were elected.
Then came the second calamity! Griffin’s appearance on a major national TV show. Griffin acted like a buffoon. He even sidled up to the Black ‘celebrity’ who was sitting next to him. He bungled his way through a barrage of outrageous Lefty opposition and made no attempt either to push himself into prominence in a public forum watched live by millions or to say anything cohesive.
He acted like the local village idiot. (Was it an act?)
Now we find ourselves in the 2010s. A large number of Nationalist grouplets vying for members of an ever dwindling pool of recruits.
With the breakup of the EDL and the BNP one would have expected a huge rush to join an existing Nationalist Party. It never happened. The British Democratic Party seems to be totally static and the National Front is a shadow of a shadow of its former self. The less said about ‘Britain First’ and the lunatic New British Union the better!
Unity talks abound. Unity with whom and why Unity at all? It’s like putting all the hospital patients with transmittable diseases in a ward of basically healthy people.
Unity serves one purpose – it gives a platform for people who like to talk about Nationalist Unity to an audience of more or less the same people who like to hear about Nationalist Unity who can go on home and do little more than look forward to the next Unity meeting ad infinitum.
It’s never going to happen folks – believe me!
We need, as we did in the 1960s a fresh start.
We need a White Nationalist movement that is no holds barred. We need one that rejects the inevitable compromises that come with Unity.
We need a Movement that rejects both internal and external democracy and runs on the meritocratic principle.
You join, you work hard and you get the benefits.
You join, you gripe about provocative tactics and you should for the good of all, rush off and join UKIP (if it’s still there of course).
A new Movement (I can feel the shuddering from here), it must be. And for the first few years of its life it should avoid elections like the plague.
It shouldn’t even be registered with the ZOG control apparatus called ‘The Electoral Commission’.
Give them your membership numbers; state of finances; sign forms that bind you to a Liberal Stalinist state and for what?
To get seven votes in a council election (Nick Walsh, Hull 2016)
A new Movement must be uncompromising in its White Nationalist principles and uncompromising in its tactics of confrontation and uncompromising in its drive for power.
What we need Comrades is a Movement of Disciplined Fanatics!
Eddy Morrison 2017
Marine Le Pen of the French National Front (Front National) has qualified for the second-round run-off in the French presidential elections with 21.3%, according to official final results from the first round released this afternoon. She will face ‘centrist’ candidate Emmanuel Macron in the second round, after Macron won the first round with 24.0%.
We should also bear in mind that the traditionalist conservative and eurosceptic Nicolas Dupont-Aignan polled 4.7% – better than expected – which ought logically to go to Marine Le Pen in the second round. By contrast the official conservative candidate François Fillon confirmed last night that the mainstream French right has committed suicide: he called on his supporters to vote for Macron in the second round – indicating that whatever happens in two weeks time, only Le Pen and the FN stand for genuine change in France.
The previous best FN result was in 2002, when Mme Le Pen’s father Jean-Marie Le Pen (the party’s founder) won 16.9% and similarly qualified for the second round.
Speaking to FN activists last night, Marine Le Pen said:
You have brought me to the second round of the presidential election. I’d like to express my most profound gratitude. The first step that should lead the French people to the l’Elysée has been taken. This is a historic result.
It is also an act of French pride, the act of a people lifting their heads. It will have escaped no one that the system tried by every means possible to stifle the great political debate that must now take place. The French people now have a very simple choice: either we continue on the path to complete deregulation, or you choose France.
You now have the chance to choose real change. This is what I propose: real change/ It is time to liberate the French nation from arrogant elites who want to dictate how it must behave. Because yes, I am the candidate of the people.
The May-June 2017 edition of Heritage and Destiny will carry extended analysis of the French election and other European developments that contrast with the dismal state of racial nationalism (and even the UKIP-style right) in the UK.
German lawyer and political philosopher Horst Mahler, 81, has escaped the German state’s efforts to imprison him under their notorious ‘incitement’ law. He is now seeking political asylum in a safe country.
Imprisoned in 2009 for the “crime” of challenging his country’s political and academic establishment with unorthodox opinions on 20th century German history, Horst Mahler was released from prison last year on health grounds but earlier this month was ordered to return to prison.
His reincarceration was due today, but yesterday Horst Mahler escaped from the Federal Republic.
Horst Mahler explains:
I owe an explanation as to why I refuse to comply with Mr Nötzel, the public prosecutor in Munich, who has summoned me back to prison under his regiment.
I have pressed charges against Mr Nötzel at the same public prosecutor’s office where he is employed, for attempting to murder me in prison. Expecting my demise, the police had already prepared a ban on demonstrations for the city of Brandenburg, where the prison is located.
On July 29, 2015, after five and a half years in prison, I had physically collapsed in my prison cell.
This was after I had been given the contraindicated drug salicylate vaseline as a treatment for my open wound on the heel of my left diabetic foot.
As a consequence of this treatment, I suffered blood-poisoning. The symptoms caused my referral to Brandenburg’s Asklepios Clinic, where I received medical care at the intensive care unit.
The doctors diagnosed, I quote: “A terminal illness.”
Regardless of this, the accused public prosecutor, who was in charge of my case, enforced my referral to the secluded unit for prisoners at the Brandenburg clinic.
As a result of this referral, my condition deteriorated rapidly, so that my left leg, which was affected with erysipelas (bacterial infection of the skin), had to be amputated up to the knee.
My life was saved only thanks to my wife’s vigorous efforts to obtain my referral to the intensive care unit at Asklepios clinic. Thanks to Gerard Menuhin’s mediation, she had succeeded in getting the Swiss weekly paper “Weltwoche” interested in my case.
In a long article, they drew international attention to this scandal.
I explained all this in my letter to the state prosecutor Munich II, dated February 9, 2017. Adding further scandalous details, I expressed my suspicion of attempted homicide.
Considering the underlying, base motives, attempted murder must be taken into consideration!
The responsible public prosecutor’s office, which is simultaneously the scene of the crime, has not acted upon my charges against the accused.
Instead, they revoked my parole and summoned me back to prison by April 19, 2017 at the latest, without obtaining a medical opinion on whether or not I am fit to serve my prison sentence.
As long as the judicial offers in charge have not been held accountable, and as long as they are involved in my case, I refuse to comply with their summons!
As this use of force against me essentially represents a political persecution that has no legal basis, I am going to seek political asylum in a sovereign state that is willing to take me in.
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is flying back to London from his Adriatic holiday, after Theresa May surprised the nation by calling a snap General Election for June 8th.
Farage’s key financial backer Arron Banks had planned to launch a long-expected new movement – the Patriotic Alliance – on May 5th, the day after what are likely to be disastrous local elections for UKIP.
He and other Faragistes were expected to conclude that UKIP was finished and it was time for a new approach.
At a stroke Mrs May has rendered these plans redundant, and just possibly UKIP has been handed a last-minute lifeline: but only if the present party leadership – headed by the hapless Paul Nuttall – has the courage and maturity to end Banks’s suspension and recall Farage for one last campaign.
The next question would be whether UKIP should contest every single constituency, presenting itself as an alternative government, or concentrate on a smaller number of seats held by pro-Remain MPs. The latter strategy would amount to accepting that UKIP is not a challenger for power across a range of policy areas, and is more of a pressure group to ensure that Brexit goes ahead unimpeded by recalcitrant Remainers.
Meanwhile it is understood that because Parliament will be prorogued the day before the scheduled Manchester Gorton by-election, that by-election will be cancelled: a successor to the late Sir Gerald Kaufman will be elected on June 8th as part of the General Election alongside every other constituency.
Prime Minister Theresa May today called a General Election to be held on Thursday 8th June. Technically this will require a two-thirds majority in the House of Commons, but we can assume that Britain will be heading to the polls for the second time in two years.
H&D will provide continuous coverage of the election campaign from a nationalist perspective, but one immediate question is unavoidable.
Does the Prime Minister really believe in anything?
In her Downing Street statement a few minutes ago, Mrs May said she was seeking a mandate to negotiate Brexit terms, and accused opposition parties of “playing games”.
Yet all the evidence shows that until last year’s referendum, Mrs May fully supported our membership of the European Union. Though she craftily kept a low profile during the referendum campaign, she assented to the scaremongering campaign of her predecessor David Cameron and his Chancellor George Osborne, who insisted that Brexit would be an unmitigated disaster.
Can voters really trust a Prime Minister who changes her mind on this central issue, purely for reasons of ambition and convenience?
After all, Mrs May has never given the slightest rationale for her change of mind: assuming she actually has a genuine view on Brexit – or on anything.
Shneur Odze was supposed to be UKIP’s ace card against opponents who suggested the party was “racist” or had any connection to the NF or BNP.
After all, Shneur Odze is not only a UKIP activist but a rabbi from the ultra-orthodox Jewish sect Chabad Lubavitch (which unlike some other ultra-orthodox groups is extremely pro-Zionist).
So it was no surprise to see UKIP select Rabbi Odze as the party’s candidate for the new “super-mayoral” election in Greater Manchester, covering a vast region with a population around 2.75 million.
The wheels started to come off the Odze campaign when as H&D reported last month, the Liberal Democrats played the race card by drawing attention to the Rabbi’s religious objection to shaking hands with women.
Then real disaster struck this week after Rabbi Odze publicly burned a Bible.
This incident stemmed from long-running hostility between Chabad Lubavitch and so-called “Messianic Jews”, i.e. people who were born Jews but converted to Christianity, and now seek to proselytise their new faith among Jewry.
Whatever one thinks of these tactics – placing a Hebrew-language New Testament inside a synagogue – it was no doubt unwise for Rabbi Odze to respond by publicly burning a Bible. Can one imagine UKIP tolerating a Muslim candidate who burned a Bible, or anyone of any faith who burned a Jewish text or artefact?
But of course UKIP’s leadership (like the rest of the political establishment) has long taken the view that certain groups qualify for “special treatment”.
Obituary by Richard Edmonds
Quoting a verse from an old, pre-Christian Norse saga:
Cattle die, and kinsmen die,
And so one dies oneself;
One thing I know that never dies:
The fame of a dead man’s deeds.
Our friend and comrade, a staunch British nationalist, a man who shared many of our adventures and was right in the thick of them, Arthur Flinders, has died.
Arthur Flinders, born in South London during the Second World War, had led an adventurous life long before he signed up for the National Front in the 1970s. A working-class man but with working-class gumption and intelligence Arthur had built up a successful business. On his retirement he returned to Nationalist politics and became an indispensable part of our BNP activist team.
Arthur was the deputy manager of our BNP bookshop in Welling, South East London. Arthur was part of our team at the Brick Lane Sunday street market. Looking back our energy and commitment was astounding: every Sunday of the year, come rain or come shine, for ten long years, a dedicated, very, group of us sold nationalist papers at the Brick Lane street market, Bethnal Green, East London. Arthur was a regular there.
Arthur was a great guy to know: a shrewd judge of men, quick to sum up a situation, good company, always looking for the positive side things of things, a man of his word, a man you could rely upon.
A number of us were able to attend his funeral service. Arthur Flinders, one of the best.
French National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen is set to win the first round of the French presidential election on April 23rd, as polls confirm the death of French conservatism. While Mme Le Pen is likely to lose the decisive second round to ‘centrist’ candidate and former Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron, time is on her side: French voters’ resistance to globalisation spells long term victory for the FN.
Today’s Observer reports from ‘forgotten France’, the Yonne area south of Paris, typical of the areas where the FN is registering strong support among young voters. Nor is this restricted to the ‘underclass’: there are now growing FN branches inside elite universities.
The latest polls suggest that the candidate of neo-Thatcherite conservatism – former Prime Minister François Fillon – might slip to fourth place, defeated not only by Le Pen and Macron but by extreme-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who has been the dark horse of the campaign in the past fortnight. In fact if the extreme-left had been able to unite behind a single candidate, the second round would probably have seen Le Pen v Mélenchon rather than Le Pen v Macron.
Just over half of French voters remain wedded to their national traditions, against the chill winds of deracinated globalism. But this majority is itself evenly split between those who have opted for Le Pen’s FN and those who remain with some variety of 20th century leftism.
The traditionalist majority is opposed by a globalist minority – but most do not wish to face the full brutal logic of globalism, represented by Fillon’s policies of Thatcher-style cuts and deregulation, which would make France more like the UK or even the USA. It doesn’t help their cause when Fillon himself – while preaching austerity and state cutbacks for other Frenchmen – is found to have been profiting outrageously (and perhaps illegally) from lavish state payments to his wife for non-jobs!
Following our article on election nominations earlier this week, we can confirm the following candidates are standing for nationalist parties at county council and other elections on May 4th.
BNP – 12 candidates
Halstead – Paul Hooks
Heybridge & Tollesbury – Richard Perry
Maldon – Trevor Cable
Pitsea (2 vacancies) – Paul Borg and Christine Winter
Dartford NE – Ronald Ball
Dartford W – Michael Cope
Swanley – Cliff Le May
Hayling Island – John Moore
Nelson E – John Rowe
Pendle C – Brian Parker
Louth S – Robert Ashton
National Front – 4 candidates
Tillydrone, Seaton & Old Aberdeen – Dave MacDonald
Torry & Ferryhill – Billy Watson
Llangewydd & Brynhyfryd – Adam Lloyd
Whitworth & Bacup – Kevin Bryan
English Democrats – 4 candidates (we include the EDs in this list because in recent years the party absorbed some former BNP members and therefore included some people who would be regarded by H&D readers as part of our movement; we should however make it clear that none of the candidates below are former BNP members)
Besses (by-election) – Steve Morris
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Mayoral election – Stephen Goldspink
Ongar & Rural – Robin Tilbrook
Mayoral election – Steve Morris
British Resistance – 2 candidates
Gorse Hill & Warndon – Linda Bell
Nunnery – Carl Mason
British Democratic Party
Loughborough S – Kevan Stafford
Chichester W – Dr Andrew Emerson
(also contesting a simultaneous borough by-election in East Wittering, Chichester)
Spennymoor – Pete Molloy