It is with really great sadness that I have to announce the death of H&D’s oldest subscriber – Edward Walter Carr, who passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday 29th March, at a nursing home in Worcestershire.
Walter was one of the few remaining nationalists who was active pre-War, with Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists (BUF). And like OM he was interned (under the second phase of Defence Regulation 18B) in May 1940 with over a thousand of his Blackshirt comrades.
After World War Two Walter again became active with OM in his post-war Union Movement (UM), and like many in the UM went into the League of St George in the early 1970s.
From the League Walter joined the National Front (NF) but only after John Kingsley Read (whom he did not like – to put it mildly!) had departed to form his rival National Party.
Walter (and his son Michael) soon got an active NF group going in and around the Worcestershire town of Kidderminster.
I was living in Worcester and joined the NF in September 1977 (shortly after the battle of Lewisham and the Ladywood by-election the month before). However there was no NF group (then) in Worcester, so I was invited by the neighbouring Kidderminster group to attend their monthly meeting.
This I did (with another YNF member and ex-school friend Ian Russell), and the rest as they say is history! The meeting was held at a traditional Banks pub – the Corn Exchange – just outside of “Kiddy” town centre.
As 17-year-olds going to our very first political meeting, both Ian and I were a bit apprehensive of who and what we might expect to find as we entered the pub! If memory serves me right, the first person we met as we entered the pub was Walter’s son Michael, who warmly greeted us and bought us a pint each of Banks bitter (we did not worry about all that pub ID stuff in those days! – If you looked 18 you got served, end of story).
As we entered the “Snug room” – where the meeting was being held, I met Walter Carr for the first time. He was the group’s local NF organiser, and must have been about 59 or 60 then (which at the time seemed ancient to me as a young lad of 17!).
A few weeks later I went on my first NF march which was in the Manchester/Stockport area (the same day as Webster staged his “one man march” through Hyde). I sat by Walter on the coach, and he (and his son Michael) took me under their wing(s) so to speak.
This was the first of many NF marches, demonstrations and rallies up and down the country that I would attend with Walter and Michael Carr, up until the 1979 General election (when I quit). I remember Walter buying a set of three or four sewn union jack flags, complete with brass flag poles, so that he and Michael could go in the flag party at the front of NF marches. When I asked him why he had gone to so much trouble and expense, he said that he had to, as “that as where you picked up all the internal (gossip) on what was really happening inside the NF leadership”!
I remember how shocked I (and many others) were, when travelling by coach to a march in London, Walter suddenly told us that Martin Webster was a “poof” (homosexual) and many other members in London were “queer”, and in fact the “queers” had taken control of two key branches (I think Wandsworth in the south and Islington in the north). To say that we were all flabbergasted would have been a massive understatement. I did not think we had any “poofs” in NF as we were meant to be anti-queer. How very wrong I was!
Even though we set up our own Worcester NF group in 1978, I worked quite closely with Walter and his Kidderminster NF group for the next couple of years. Unlike most branches and groups who held monthly meetings, Kidderminster NF held fortnightly meetings. These meetings very rarely had formal speakers, but even so they were still interesting and attracted a wide range of NF members (and other nationalists) from around the West Midlands – not just Worcestershire.
I later realised why. Walter would bring along all sorts of radical publications from both Britain (League Review, NS News and British Patriot) and the USA (The Thunderbolt, White Power and National Vanguard) – all by the way were proscribed by the NF’s (then) national activities organiser Martin Webster (who would have had a fit if he had seen them being sold there!). Walter would do a roaring trade out of his stocky brown briefcase that he would bring along to almost every meeting.
Myself and the other members of course bought copies of Spearhead and NF News, but Walter’s publications were a lot more interesting – and racist!
At the infamous 1979 General Election, Walters’s group stood two candidates – Albert Luckman in Kidderminster (1052 votes – 1.7%) and Capt. Ray Adshead (who later went on to be the BNP’s first West Midlands organiser) in Ludlow (354 votes 0.9%). For a small group this was an excellent effort, but I expect Walter put more than his fare share of pound notes towards the costs.
The general election was a disaster for the NF, who lost all their deposits in the 301 (or 303) seats they contested, and not long after the party split up into four or five factions. Walter left the NF and joined the faction based mainly in the Midlands, led by Anthony Reed Herbert. It was first called the British Peoples Party (BPP), but soon changed its name to the British Democratic Party (BDP), as Reed Herbert did not want his new moderate party tainted with a name linked to a pre-war “Fascist party” – although I doubt this would have bothered Walter!
The BDP did not last long, and after Reed Herbert was “outed” on a World in Action TV programme (selling/buying guns) – he fled to the Irish Republic, where he stayed for many years.
Walter got back in touch with his former leader John Tyndall, who by then had formed his own party the New National Front (NNF). Walter along with JT’s West Midland organiser Keith Axon organised a meeting to launch a Worcestershire NNF, which was held in the Corn Exchange pub (but this time in the much larger upstairs room).
If I remember right, eight of us went from Worcester – in two cars. The room was packed out and everyone seemed keen to get behind JT and the NNF. Like Walter I decided to join the NNF and give it go.
However, as any nationalist who was around in those days will tell you, it was bloody hard work even to keep what you had – let alone make any progress. A few months later the NNF merged with a few other nationalists and formed the British National Party (BNP).
From what I can remember it all started to go wrong after we attended the BNP’s “Support the Falklands” St George’s Day march in London in April 1982. The turnout was very poor – maybe only 300-400 turned up (however it would get a lot worse, with fewer than 100 turning out the following year). Walter’s son Michael and a few other Kiddy members refused to go on the march, due to its small size (remember they were use to attending marches of well over a thousand by the “old NF”) and that was it. There was a massive fall out between the local, regional, and national BNP leadership and Kiddy BNP ceased to exist from then on.
Walter had got tired – bored even – of British nationalist politics, and he joined Ben Klassen’s World Church of the Creator organisation – which was based in the USA. Walter flew out to North Carolina to meet Klassen and was ordained into his “church”. Back in England Walter ordered and distributed hundreds – maybe a thousand copies of Klassen’s books “White Man’s Bible and Nature’s Eternal Religion – many were sent unsolicited to ministers in the Church of England and priests in the Roman Catholic Church!
Walter also went out to Australia, where he had spent much of his boyhood. His parents had “sold up and moved out Down Under” in the mid-1920s for a better life. However, it never worked out that way and less than ten years later Walter was back in the UK. During his second trip to Australia he traced and found the land where he and his parents had lived: it was nothing really more than a few tin huts.
After the BNP won the Millwall by-election in east London in 1993, and both votes and membership started to go up again, Walter decided to have another go at British nationalist politics and rejoined the BNP.
During the June 1999 European Election campaign, Walter did what many called a “marathon loudspeaking tour” of parts of the three Euro constituencies. He and a BNP colleague covered many hundreds of miles, roving from Staffordshire all the way down to the M25 around London – and then back up again shouting “Vote BNP” and other slogans through a loud hailer!
However, not long after the election he fell out with both BNP leader John Tyndall and West Midlands organiser Keith Axon over internal financial matters. The matter could not be resolved and Walter walked away from the BNP.
It was not too long before he returned to the BNP though. After JT lost the leadership election to Nick Griffin in September 1999, lots of things inside the BNP changed. The new pro-Griffin leadership in the West Midlands, Steve and Sharon Edwards and Simon Darby ousted Keith Axon and the few remaining Tydallites. And not long after Walter returned and rejoined the BNP, now under the firm control of Nick Griffin.
It was financial problems within the BNP leadership that caused Walter to walk away from the BNP for the final time almost two years later in 2001. This time it was Nick Griffin himself who was at the centre of the scandal. Walter sided with Steve and Sharon Edwards, Mike Newland and others and quit the BNP in disgust.
I was on the “other side” then, and sided with Griffin. I remember Walter writing to me in America (I was chairman of the American Friends of the BNP then) and urging me to support the rebellion against Griffin. Foolishly I did not listen to Walter and even wrote him a rather stupid letter, stating why he was wrong for going against Griffin and why I was right for supporting Griffin! – Well you live and learn!
Thankfully a few years later (2005) I had the chance to apologize to Walter in person, at the very first JT memorial meeting (in Milton Keynes). I remember Walter referred to what went on at the meeting as “back-slapping”, where everybody said what a good fellow JT was and what great people were on the top table – “let’s all us congratulate ourselves!”
Anyway, Walter bought a copy of Heritage and Destiny from me at that meeting, and became a subscriber and good supporter of the magazine, right up until his dying day. He often sent me letters, press cuttings and he emailed me hordes of interesting links once he had got the hang of the internet!
He lived in his own house – by himself – in the small town of Powick – near Worcester, almost right up until the end of last year. However after coming out of hospital for the final time, he was deemed too unwell to look after himself. So his son Michael found him a lovely nursing home where he lived out his final months.
I really don’t know that much about Walter’s long life – 97 years in total. So if any H&D reader can help me fill me in on some of the many large gaps, so a better and much fuller obituary can be published in a future issue of H&D (hard-copy version) it would be very much appreciated. Also does anybody have photos of Walter which they could lend me?
Editor/Publisher – Heritage and Destiny
Well over a hundred nationalists representing several different groups united in Newcastle city centre on Saturday afternoon for the White Man March – asserting that the defence of our culture and our race is about far more than the EU-obsessed or Islam-obsessed agendas that have been so widely promoted.
Among the speakers was H&D assistant editor Peter Rushton: see video below.
While some groups such as the EDL seem proud to display Israeli flags – mocking the sacrifice of those British troops who died fighting against Zionist criminality and oppression more than 60 years ago – the White Man March signalled our rejection of that poisonous influence.
In doing so, demonstrators incurred the wrath of our politically correct police force: several arrests followed the burning of an Israeli flag – which is not a criminal offence in this country.
As police and their political masters struggled to conjure criminal charges, six nationalist comrades from England, Wales and Poland were detained overnight. The authorities released them (as they were legally obliged in the absence of a superintendent’s authority) after 24 hours.
The photograph below shows the released activists, whose clothes were retained by the police as ‘evidence’ (in reality of course just another form of petty official harassment) – hence the grey clothing issued by their jailers.
They must report back to the police station on May 26th after further ‘enquiries’ – in fact meaning further political consultations to try to manufacture ‘criminal’ charges.
H&D will report further on these matters when it is legally possible to do so.
After months of delay and confusion, the Electoral Commission at last re-registered the National Front today, with Kevin Bryan as party chairman.
This means the NF will be able to field candidates at the General Election on May 7th, and at the simultaneous local elections in various parts of Britain – although with the short notice from the Commission, and UKIP riding high, any NF campaign (as with other genuine nationalist parties) will be relatively small scale.
Best of luck to all NF candidates – most especially in Rochdale which might well be the most important NF target.
During recent weeks two of the British nationalist movement’s veteran leaders have addressed meetings in Yorkshire and London on aspects of our political crisis.
Richard Edmonds (former BNP national organiser, now with the National Front) addressed the Yorkshire Forum on UKIP’s confidence trick: see video below.
Martin Webster (former NF national orgsniser) addressed a nationalist unity meeting in Central London on the need for our movement to accept an accountable, democratic party constitution: see video below.
Demonstration this Saturday – 17th January 2015 – at the U.S. Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London.
Assemble in the square at 1 p.m.
To update the situation with the National Alliance in the United States, I’m pleased to announce to H&D readers some recent developments.
As a result of a lawsuit that was brought against Chairman Erich Gliebe a year or so ago for malfeasance and gross mismanagement by six of his former Alliance members, Mr. Gliebe recently decided to resign and name me the new Chairman, with the approval of the board of directors. I have inherited an organization with more than 90 percent fewer members than when its founder, Dr. William L. Pierce, died in 2002. Yet I see our glass as half-full. We get a fresh start and a clean slate, beginning hopefully where Dr. Pierce left off.
I had arguably been Mr. Gliebe’s harshest critic for over a decade when those who sued him finally came around to see the light and agreed with my criticisms of his incapable governance. It is well documented that since 2003 I had been calling for Gliebe to step down and turn the Alliance back over to the board of directors that Dr. Pierce had appointed to guide the Alliance after his passing.
Unfortunately for the plaintiffs, they thought if they could spend enough money the court would just turn the National Alliance over to them. That is not going to happen.
Mr. Gliebe met the plaintiffs’ explicit demands to step down as Alliance chairman and to name a successor. Now it is I who have become the target of this group of six erstwhile Alliance members’ criticism. Neither I nor the National Alliance are defendants in their suit. I’m interested to know how they think they will remove the legally appointed Alliance Chairman and seize control of Alliance assets for themselves; they say they will, but all I’ve been hearing from them is how sour their grapes are. Those plaintiffs collected upwards of $25,000 which they paid to their attorney — who is not “one of us,” by the way — while saying they were willing to raise and pay $25,000 more to unseat Gliebe, and now me. What a waste of precious funds. I, on the other hand, have spent an equal amount of my own savings to pay down the Alliance’s considerable debt, stabilize things, and preserve what Dr. Pierce left to us.
We have the best foundation in place to rebuild on. Soon people will be able to download a National Alliance membership application on www.natall.com and mail it to me for consideration. We are rebuilding that site and www.natvan.com presently. We have maintained www.nationalvanguard.org where later this month (December, 2014) you can listen to our 52nd American Dissident Voices broadcast in as many weeks. Has it been a year already since we launched this primary pillar of our outreach?
When I’d heard in February of 2014 that Gliebe was selling off assets, particularly Dr. Pierce’s research library, to raise funds to fight off the legal challenge, I was so alarmed that I contacted him for the first time in nearly 12 years and began negotiations to purchase the library myself. If I could buy it, this library would become a major building block in the new National Alliance organization — separate, then, from Mr. Gliebe’s failed rump organization — that I described in a letter to the editor in H&D Issue 6 (July/August). That treasured library is now secure and is being expanded, and will remain with the National Alliance — the one Dr. Pierce founded — in perpetuity.
(H&D readers wishing to contact Will Williams and/or the National Alliance, should email – Chairman@natall.com – or write – National Alliance, PO Box 172, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680, USA.)
Heritage and Destiny‘s assistant editor Peter Rushton will be one of the speakers at a demonstration in solidarity with Golden Dawn, outside the Greek Embassy in London on 29th November.
The organisers have issued the following advice:
Just turn up at 12 noon at the embassy, situated literally a 2 minute walk from Holland Park underground station which is on the Central line. Demo goes on till around 2pm and is jointly being organised by New Dawn & the English division of Polish organisation NOP. Four (maybe five speakers): Polish language speaker from NOP, Kevin Layzell (Ex BNP), Max Musson of Western Springs and Peter Rushton, assistant editor H&D.
The event will be filmed, so those not wishing for their faces to be seen publicly, please wear a disguise of some sort. Also, anyone wishing to attend are advised to travel to and from the demo in small groups and not to wear anything distinguishing themselves as a nationalist.
Afterwards there will be an informal social in another part of London
For further information about this event, see the article by Max Musson at Western Spring.
More than 120 Nationalists from a broad range of parties and factions gathered in the old English city of Preston, Lancashire, on 11th October 2014 for the ninth annual John Tyndall Memorial Meeting. The commemoration was hosted by Heritage and Destiny in memory of JT, former chairman of the National Front, founder of the British National Party, and the foremost racial nationalist leader of the modern British era. This year we also remembered our loyal comrade and H&D Patron Robert Smith, a veteran nationalist who served in 1940s Palestine with the Parachute Regiment – he died on September 4th, aged 87.
Among the organizations represented at this year’s memorial were (in alphabetical order): A.K. Chesterton Trust, Blood & Honour, British Movement, British Democratic Party, British National Party, Church of the Creator, Heretical Press, National Action, National Front, New British Union, Northern Patriotic Front and Telling Films (sorry if I’ve missed any out). The audience ranged in age from nine months to 90, including representative from all four of the United Kingdom’s nations, travelling from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. One H&Dsubscriber came all the way from Maryland, USA!
The meeting was again ably chaired by former BNP West Midlands organiser Keith Axon, a three-time parliamentary candidate who was a founder member of the BNP and a friend of the Tyndall family for many years.
On the morning of the meeting, the Lancashire Evening Post printed a prominent article by Laura Wild under the headline ‘Far right group due to hold memorial meeting in city’. Click on the photo below to enlarge.
Our opening speaker was Andrew Brons, former Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and Humber. Andrew welcomed the broad church of nationalism represented at the Preston meeting. He acknowledged that racial nationalist parties were presently overshadowed by UKIP, but pointed out that the heavily promoted Nigel Farage was actually pro-immigration. Our various parties and movements could each contibute in different spheres – whether cultural or directly political – to the advance of a genuine nationalist alternative.
Dr Jim Lewthwaite – Lancashire and Yorkshire organiser of the British Democratic Party and former Bradford city councillor – underlined the importance of our ethnic nationalist stance. Borrowing the title of Lenin’s pamphlet What is to be Done? – written in 1901 just before his movement split to create the Bolshevik Party, and at a time when Russia’s revolutionary movement seemed likely to remain an obscure and marginal force – Jim maintained that our movement to save Britain from multiracial suicide had potential for rapid growth. Activists should now be constructing the foundations for that imminent nationalist renaissance.
Richard Edmonds – for many years John Tyndall’s right-hand man in the British National Party and now a member of the National Front Directorate – acknowledged that the racial nationalist movement was presently in crisis, largely due to the implosion of the BNP, whose chairman for the past fifteen years, Nick Griffin, was now engaged in yet another bitter civil war with his former comrades. Meanwhile the colonisers of Britain are ever more arrogant in the public display of their ascendency. The recent Rotherham scandal being only the latest example.
Alex Davies of the new NS youth group National Action brought a message of resistance to that alien ascendency. Young people subjected to ever more intense multiracial brainwashing in our colleges and universities are defying the internationalist establishment’s agenda. John Tyndall’s political legacy lives on even in a generation that was still at primary school when he died.
Simon Sheppard of Heretical Press spoke on the nature of controversy – a topic on which he is well qualified, having been imprisoned four times for political ‘crimes’. Simon explained the process by which human beings sub-consciously calculate whether risks are worth taking – though nationalists risk ostracism, dismissal and even imprisonment, these sacrifices are made in pursuit of the greatest prize, nothing less than the survival of the White Race.
Chairman Keith Axon then announced a break, during which the audience enjoyed a generous buffet and were able to browse the many literature and merchandise stalls.
After a thirty minute lunch break, Keith resumed the meeting. The next item on the agenda was an auction of nationalist items donated by H&D subscribers, including historic items of nationalist literature.
The second half of the event then began with a brief speech by Benny from Whitelaw, representing the highly successful nationalist music organisation Blood & Honour, founded by Ian Stuart from nearby Poulton-le-Fylde.
The chairman then introduced Steve Frost – National Secretary of British Movement. As a comrade of the late Colin Jordan for many years, Steve remains an outspoken national socialist, promoting an alternative to the twin treacheries of capitalism and communism. He gave the meeting powerful insights into the early days of John Tyndall’s political activity alongside CJ, picking up the ideological baton from Arnold Leese, whose racial nationalist legacy formed the bedrock philosophy of BM, and also influenced the NF and BNP.
Jez Turner, organiser of the London Forum, gave a positive and inspirational speech. A twelve-year veteran of the Royal Corps of Signals, Jez had just returned from Hungary, where the authorities had banned a congress of European nationalists. Largely thanks to the efforts of American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor, a successful dinner and meeting had been held, followed by social gatherings in the historic city of Budapest. Jez reminded us of the Hungarian people’s suffering at the hands of Stalinist commissars, and their abandonment by Western governments.
Chairman Keith Axon then called upon meeting organizer – and editor of Heritage and Destiny – Mark Cotterill to say a few words. Mark thanked everybody for attending and supporting this year’s event, which despite yet another internet campaign (both on loony nationalist forums and Facebook) by a group of keyboard warriors and enemies of JT to sabotage the meeting, was still a great success and had attracted a record attendance. A collection was taken to cover the costs of the venue and organisation.
The final speaker of the day was Peter Rushton, assistant editor of Heritage & Destiny. Despite the collapse of the BNP and the temporary ascendency of UKIP, Peter asserted that the future belonged to radical nationalism, because our ideas are based on nature, while liberalism is anti-nature. All of the establishment parties – including UKIP – are based on some combination of social liberalism and economic liberalism, rooted in demonstrably false assumptions about human equality. We nationalists following in the tradition of John Tyndall assert our racially based, nature-based alternative to the establishments melting-pot dystopia.
Event steward Ken Shapcott, ably assisted by two young ladies from the audience, then drew the raffle and brought the meeting to a close, thanking Mark Cotterill, the panel of speakers, and the excellent security team who had travelled from Nottingham and Leeds. Ken also thanked all those comrades who could not attend, but who still supported the event by sending in donations to help with the organisational costs.
After the meeting a very enjoyable social was held at another city centre venue, which continued well into the morning. There were a few sore heads at the H&D office the following day!
So all in all, a very successful and enjoyable event. If you could not attend this year, then make sure you come to next year’s John Tyndall Memorial Meeting (details of which will be sent out to H&D subscribers after the new year); you won’t be disappointed.
PS: The four-page colour programme from this year’s John Tyndall Memorial Meeting is available for £5 (including p&p) from Heritage and Destiny, 40 Birkett Drive, Preston, PR2 6HE. Additional photos and video links will be added on Tuesday-Wednesday this week.
This year’s John Tyndall Memorial meeting is again being organized by Heritage and Destiny magazine and will be held in Preston, Lancashire on Saturday October 11th at 1pm. If you wish to attend – and I hope you all will – please call our office number(s) – 07833 677484 or 07747 373946 – for full details and directions to the venue (which will be just outside of Preston city centre).
The meeting which will be chaired by former BNP West Midlands organizer Keith Axon, will have some great speakers – including – Andrew Brons former MEP; Jez Turner, from the London Forum; Peter Rushton H&D assistant editor, Dr. James Lewthwaite from the BDP, Steve Frost from British Movement, Richard Edmonds from the National Front, author and publisher Simon Sheppard, and Alex Davies from National Action. A full list of speakers will be announced/updated online here at www.heritageanddestiny.com – so keep checking!
The doors open at 12 noon and meeting will start at 1pm prompt. However, can you please aim to get to Preston between 11.30am – 12 noon as we will have two re-direction points (one for those coming by car and the other for those using public transport) in operation and we want to get everybody to the meeting venue in plenty of time.
There will be literature/merchandise tables from a number of different nationalist groups at the meeting, including a great new & secondhand book table. If you or your group would like a free merchandise table to sell your wares at the meeting please contact us ASAP as space is now limited. We also need more items for the auction and raffle, so if you have anything you can donate to either please let us know – or just bring it along.
There will be a large buffet (including vegetarian); cash-bar; raffle (with some great prizes), auction and much more. So make sure you, your family and friends are free Saturday October 11th and get yourselves over to Preston!
Those of you are coming by train/coach, please book up well in advance, or else all the cheap seats will be gone. Likewise if you need overnight accommodation in Preston, book now to get the best deals (call our office for advice if need be). If you are flying in the nearest airports are Manchester and Blackpool, both have direct trains to Preston.
If for whatever reason, you can’t attend the meeting, but would like to send a donation, to help with the meeting costs instead, that would be great. Please send whatever you can afford. Thank you all once again for your fantastic support and I look forward to seeing and meeting as many nationalists as possible in Preston on Saturday October 11th.
Heritage and Destiny correspondent E.N. Ronn has written a comprehensive analysis of the twice-bankrupted former BNP chairman Nick Griffin, and his latest contibution to nationalist factional strife.
This is now online at the Civil Liberty website.