Nationalist Unity in Burnley
Fifty nationalist activists from across three regions of northern England met in Burnley last Saturday (10th March) in the latest of a series of meetings dedicated to renewing our movement in a spirit of post-Griffin unity.
An unexpected highlight of the meeting was the return of Steve Smith, architect of Burnley BNP’s breakthrough in 2002, who reminded the meeting of “How It Was Done” a decade ago, and can be done again.
Other speakers were Andrew Brons MEP; Heritage and Destiny deputy editor Peter Rushton; Ken Booth of North East Patriots, former NE regional organiser of the BNP; former Bradford City Councillor Dr Jim Lewthwaite; and Adrian Davies, former chairman of the Freedom Party.
Mr Rushton reminded the meeting that Burnley had seen the BNP’s big election breakthrough in 2002, and urged all nationalists to support Sharon Wilkinson’s bid for re-election. While local elections will not revolutionise Britain overnight, a truly revolutionary momentum is built when voters begin to recognise nationalists as their natural representatives, the natural defenders of their interests.
Key organisers present included Lancashire County Councillor and Burnley Borough Councillor Sharon Wilkinson; Burnley activist and former Deputy Mayor of Padiham John Cave; England First Party chairman Mark Cotterill; Dave Jones and Rosalind Gauci from Tameside BNP; Kevin Scott, webmaster of Civil Liberty and Newcastle BNP activist; Dave Jones of the British Peoples Party; former Blackburn with Darwen councillor Michael Johnson; Democratic Nationalists activist Ivan Winters from Bradford; veteran nationalist activist Rob Storey from Pendle; and many other party organisers from Lancashire, Merseyside, and Greater Manchester.
As Nick Griffin’s party sinks still further into the mire of corruption and failure, the necessary task of building a viable alternative continues. Welcome news at the end of the meeting is that the Democratic Nationalists will be standing Neil Craig as their candidate for the parliamentary by-election in Bradford West on 29th March.
In a desperate effort to intimidate those attending the meeting, Griffinite attack dog Chris Vanns took photographs outside, then stood at the corner of the bar downstairs. He was invited into the meeting, but showed his true colours by turning down the opportunity to put the Griffinite case. Mr Vanns proved more cowardly than his Griffinite colleagues Adam Walker and Pete Molloy, who did at least turn up to put their case at the Newcastle meeting a few months ago.