Wednesday, May 28, 2008


GOOD NEWS FOR US - BAD NEWS FOR NICK GRIFFIN !

It has just been announced that the regulatory body responsible for Trade Unions - the Certification Office for Trade Unions - has appointed an Inspector to investigate the numerous allegations of financial irregularities within the Solidarity Trade Union.



APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTORS BY CERTIFICATION OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES


It has just been announced that the regulatory body responsible for Trade Unions - the Certification Office for Trade Unions - has appointed an Inspector to investigate the numerous allegations of financial irregularities within the Solidarity Trade Union.

The Union was founded as an independent Trade Union and the goals of its founders, Clive Potter and Lee Barnes, was to create a mass nationalist Trade Union that could take on the mass TUC internationalist trade unions.

Unfortunately, the project was dogged by the disruptive behaviour of its General Secretary/Treasurer, Patrick Harrington (appointed by Clive Potter and Lee Barnes) who refused to work as a team member and failed to submit to the principles and goals of the Union. Mr Harrington tried to treat the "Union as a personal pet-project and also as a political object, emphasising 'McCarthyism' and the recruitment of ethnic minorities in line with the liberal-Left agenda of the co-operative socialism of Harrington's own Third Way/National Liberal Party agenda. The founders realised the potential of a mass independent nationalist trade union that could combine a cheap subscription with industrial protection and standing up for the British workers against employers, the Government, the Trans-national Corporations and the left-wing TUC unions. Mass recruitment and mass involvement with British workers was the goal, an industrial goal, instead of a mere BNP-protection society as desired by the BNP leadership. Workers were not interested in 'McCarthyism' or political agendas, only in protection and the advancement of their industrial lives.

Pat Harrington's refusal to work as a team member led to his suspension from the Union last May whilst he was investigated by the Union's National Executive Committee.

However, in a bizarre twist of events Patrick Harrington schemed with a former colleague from the National Front - an organisation that they both helped to destroy - and launched a coup d'etat against Solidarity's National Executive Committee, the Union's authority that had been ratified at the first AGM in February 2007.

Nick Griffin of the BNP decided to support his former NF colleague, Patrick Harrington, for reasons not fully understood but possibly connected with financial reasons stemming from the financial opportunities given from a trade union's subscription-paying membership, or political, Griffin seeing a short-term advantage in joining forces with the tiny Third Way grouplet which has liberal pretensions. A BNP-front trade union which is run by a liberal and who leads a liberalist party could well serve as a platform in which to help Griffin create a more Zionist and liberal BNP in which to persuade BNP members to accept ethnic minority members into its ranks.

Whilst the accounts of the Union for 2006/7 had to be filed with the Certification Office by June, Griffin placed extraordinary pressure on both Tim Hawke (the then Vice-President) and Clive Potter (President) by threatening them, calling them "sociopaths" and claiming that their reputations would be destroyed within the BNP. Meanwhile, the lack of full receipts and financial documentation from Patrick Harrington meant that the accounts could not be signed off. When some receipts had been received it was decided that rather than jeopardise the Union the Executive look after the long-term interests of the project and submit the financial information to the Certification office to comply with the law.

As soon as this was done Griffin and Harrington acted. In an act of pure Stalinist theatre Griffin and Harrington launched a co-ordinated attack on the legitimate authority of Solidarity. Clive Potter was expelled from the BNP, despite years of active service as a candidate and activist (even though the Union was an independent body with its own constitution, subscriptions and ruling body), as a result of his commitment to the long-term strategy of Solidarity and a belief in integrity and the Union's constitution.

This was followed by the hijacking of the Union, with Steve Blake being forced to change the domain to Patrick Harrington whilst the designer and host of the website, Lambertius Nieuwof ("Bep"), a former South African terrorist, went along with Griffin's orders.

Meanwhile, Patrick Harrington froze the Union's accounts preventing the Executive from communicating with its members or taking action against the coup organisers, or even from running the Union for the benefit of its members. The Union had become the personal plaything for political purposes for a group of power-greedy individuals, Nick Griffin and Patrick Harrington. Harrington, however, retained the Union's Paypal account thus keeping its funds from the Executive who were constitutionally entitled access to those funds.

A campaign of black propaganda and smears issued from Patrick Harrington and Nick Griffin as they sought to legitimise their hostile takeover of the Union. On the BNP website itself news items appeared that smeared the Executive and claimed that the Union had been the 'target' of a 'Marxist plot' and that action was needed by the BNP/Third Way to prevent the plot. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Decent and hard-working nationalist activists had been smeared and abused by the likes of Nick Griffin in a foul campaign that made the Stalinist purges and the Nazi terror trials of dissidents of the 1930s look tame. Reputations were consigned to the rubbish bin of the BNP and the membership of the BNP were treated to a display of historical revisionism and propaganda to ensure that they all accepted the party line that Potter/Hawke had been involved in some imaginary 'left-wing plot' against the BNP to somehow destabilise the Union, despite the fact that Clive Potter had created the Union in the first place and built it up, and that Tim Hawke had spent hundreds of pounds of his own money in helping to build it up. This was a truly disgusting way to treat patriots and those who sought to make sacrifices for the common good of both other nationalists and the British worker.

Patrick Harrington and his fellow conspirators ensured that the party-line was propagated through half-truths and smears on such internet forums and blogs as diverse as the neo-Nazi Stormfront forum (where Harrington himself goes under the name of "Double Think") and the far-Left UAF blogs. Meanwhile, the Solidarity website that had been hijacked from the legitimate Executive issued its own propaganda against Potter and Hawke and sold the line that Patrick Harrington had somehow saved the Union from a 'Marxist plot'. In an attempt to discredit the Executive Harrington claimed that they had failed in their plot and that the Union was now in 'safe hands' since Nick Griffin was in control of the situation and was in agreement with the way that the Union was now being run. Since the majority of Solidarity's members were at that time BNP members (with a few Third Way members) having the backing of the party leader was tantamount to securing the compliance of Solidarity's membership.

Despite the lies and the smears, some Solidarity members refused to tow the party line and were independently-minded and possessed enough personal integrity to realise that there had been a coup d'etat by Harrington/Griffin and that Griffin was simply treading in the same factionalising and conspiratorial footsteps that he had trodden since his days in the National Front. They also realised that the BNP activists who had been running the Union possessed enough credibility and respect not to be acting as 'Reds', and that Griffin had played this tactic on previous occasions (and in fact has recently used it against the BNP's own internal rebels in December 2007). Some members could see with their own eyes that Patrick Harrington had specific allegations placed against him and that the Executive were duty bound to act according to the Union's constitution and to suspend him pending internal investigations. The fact that Harrington neither co-operated with the investigation and did not appeal, nor complain to the Certification Office at the time, was testament enough to his poor conduct and lack of professional integrity as a Union official. As a result of his totally unacceptable behaviour in attacking the Union's Executive, smearing its officials, hijacking its website and conspiring against the Union and its officials and bringing it totally into disrepute the Executive had no option but to expel Patrick Harrington as a member of the Union.

But by then (July 2007) the damage had been done and the Executive had no access to its own funds to continue assisting its members or to communicate with them. It recreated its website using the original template (www.solidarityunion.org) and published the results of its investigations into the conduct of Patrick Harrington.

A call for an 'Extraordinary General Meeting' was launched by the bogus General Secretary, an instrument actually unrecognised in the Union's own constitution and which was in itself totally unconstitutional as the new Acting General Secretary, William McLinden, did not call for any such event. The bogus General Secretary, Patrick Harrington, despite having been expelled from the Union initiated a call to the membership using membership data that he had no right to use. The actual mechanics of the call for an 'EGM' were utterly bogus and disreputable, having no independent scrutineer and all of the unnumbered and unstamped 'notifications' being returned to Harrington's personal home address.

The result of this bogus call was never disputed as it produced the result that Harrington/Griffin wanted. The 'EGM' was held in an Essex location where a prominent Third Way official was based and even the Chairman of the BNP, Nick Griffin, himself attended, presumably to ensure that BNP members of the Union would vote the right way. Clearly, the National Executive Committee of Solidarity could not recognise such an aberrant event and refused to attend this farce. BNP and Third Way members were 'elected' on to a new and bogus 'Committee' and the seal had been set for the BNP/Third Way takeover of the independent trade union, Solidarity.

The official Executive responded by issuing complaints and collecting documentary evidence against the unconstitutional Solidarity Executive and began submitting these to the Certification Office. Meanwhile, the Executive could not access its own constitutional funds held with the HSBC Bank, which had been frozen by Harrington just after he had been suspended. However, despite the HSBC account being frozen and the official Executive having placed an inhibitor against Harrington on the account, Patrick Harrington managed to persuade the Bank to allow him to remove £2600 from the account. To date HSBC have failed to provide an explanation for this act of negligence and, despite HSBC having replaced the monies removed from the account (and then refreezing the account because of the dispute) the Executive apparently intend to pursue this matter further.

In November the bogus Solidarity Executive staged elections for its Executive which was now intended to be larger and with all of its members to be either BNP or Third Way appointed, an action apparently contrary to the 1992 Trade Union and Labour Relations Act that governs trade unions since election candidates should not have to members of a political party.

The Executive elections were held in November and overseen by a firm of accountants, Silver & Co, oddly enough the same accountants who are responsible for accounting the BNP finances.

Today the unconstitutional Executive of Solidarity, who hijacked the Union from its constitutional Executive in a coup d'etat when they refused to submit to the decrees and bullying of Nick Griffin, continues to run the Union and issue aggrandised statements of purpose. They have erased the history of Solidarity and how it was founded by Clive Potter and Lee Barnes, and how it was built up from nothing with very little funding from any source. It was built up through the generosity of its members who answered the call for a genuine independent nationalist trade union. Many mistakes were undoubtedly made by its Executive but also many invaluable lessons were learnt and much experience was built up.

One of the biggest lessons gained the hard way was about trust, honesty, integrity and comradeship - all values that are - or should be - from the nationalist lexicon. Patrick Harrington was given a prominent role in the embryonic union on account of his experience in defending himself from hostile trade unions, as was Clive Potter. That trust and responsibility was sorely abused when Mr Harrington refused to work as a team player and then refused to accept the disciplinary protocol that lies at the heart of every organisation. He responded to a disciplinary measure by turning on those who gave him his position in the first place and conspiring with an outside agency to set himself up as the leader of that very Union. Trust and respect went out of the window. Factionalism and conspiracy came in through the back door.

The conspiratorial efforts of Patrick Harrington would never have materialised had it not been for the involvement of BNP Chairman, Nick Griffin. His action in this regard made it possible for Harrington to seize control of the Union. His role in this affair was totally repugnant. Conspiring with a non-BNP individual (Harrington) against his own members (Potter and Hawke) was absolutely disreputable and a mark of utter disloyalty. Through this act of treachery Griffin brought the BNP into disrepute, not alone in the fact that his hijacking of an independent entity as Solidarity was contrary to the principles of the BNP and of nationalism in general. It was a black day for the BNP and for British nationalism when the leader of the BNP sought to take over an independent trade union for his own personal advantage and then discredit his own members by resorting to attempted blackmail and smear because they defended their own integrity against the dictatorial whims of Nick Griffin.

Now that the Certification Office has appointed an Inspector to investigate allegations of financial irregularities this may actually lead to some evidence being uncovered to confirm the original allegations that were made.

Furthermore, the Certification Office is considering a number of complaints against the Union for alleged breaches of both its own constitution and of statute, alleged breaches that began with the hijacking of Solidarity in July 2007 by Patrick Harrington and Nick Griffin.

What has been apparent in the Solidarity Affair is the pathetic and revolting spectacle of the BNP smear machine, led and run by Nick Griffin himself, launching attacks on brave and committed patriots, even on its very own members because they refused to submit to the will of its Chairman over the constitution and integrity of an independent trade union. The attacks by Nick Griffin on Potter and Hawke were an attack on all BNP members and all nationalists. It was an attack against intelligence, political strategy, common sense, integrity, honesty, moral values and the law. It was the application of the law of the jungle, the survival of the fittest – or in this case the survival of the most powerful. The only individuals who support Griffin and Harrington in their Darwinian dog eat dog world are the existential ill-informed armchair members who have done nothing for the party except give their cash to a cash-hungry leadership. And those moral-free individuals who are either earning money from the party or Union, or have sold their souls for an illusory title that Griffin knows will keep them loyal as a badge of ownership which the owner will occasionally kick to keep them on-side.

We have a pair of political groups (BNP and Third Way) whose leadership lies to its membership and to everyone else. The dupes, the party vassals and the unthinking within their respective memberships accept and believe the lies and the illusions that parody the world views of Stalin and Hitler, that if they tell big enough lies for long enough people will believe them.

But that world of illusion is beginning to fall apart, as much as the illusory world of liberalism and multiculturalism is falling part. It is not just the public who are beginning to wake up, but also the membership of the BNP, those who joined to oppose those very illusions that confront them in their everyday lives. They have had enough of leadership lies and dictatorship and bent constitutions. They want a return to the rule of law, to integrity and to openness. They are demanding a return to the British sense of fair play and justice. They are no longer content to accept without question the use of their party as a personal plaything and a family possession. Above all, they want truth and a sense of mission so that the maximum set of effort can be applied to the biggest threat now acting against this nation.

All actions have repercussions. The immoral actions of Patrick Harrington and of Nick Griffin may have consequences that reverberate beyond the Certification Office and ensure that the un-nationalist conduct of these two leaders of British nationalism will be counted.

Let all nationalists take heed of these experiences and consider wisely just what values and principles nationalists should hold. How nationalists should conduct themselves both in public and in private life. How nationalists should ensure that they have the best and most moral leaders representing them.


www.certoffice.org


27 May 2008
APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTOR - SOLIDARITY
On 22 May 2008 the Certification Officer appointed Gerard Walker, Assistant Certification Officer, as an Inspector to investigate the financial affairs of the trade union Solidarity. The appointment was made under Section 37B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. The Inspector's terms of reference are to investigate the financial affairs of the trade union Solidarity between 1 November 2005 and 24 November 2007; as regards;

a. the production of receipts for expenditure,

b. the operation of the Solidarity Paypal account,

c. withdrawals from the Solidarity HSBC current account on 20 and 25 September 2007 and a transfer to the Solidarity HSBC current account from the Solidarity HSBC Money Manager Account on 20 September 2007,

d. cheques cashed from the Solidarity HSBC current account between 18 January 2007 and 4 June 2007,

e. payments made to Mr Patrick Harrington from the Solidarity HSBC current account between 1 February 2007 and 1 May 2007,

f. the freezing of the Solidarity HSBC Current Account and Business Money Manager Account in 2007,

g. the opening of a Bank of Scotland account in the name of Solidarity in 2007,

h. the appointment of Accentuate PR Company by Solidarity in 2007,

i. the appointment of the auditors of Solidarity's accounts for the years ending 31 December 2006 and 31 December 2007 and

j. any other matter, with the consent of the Certification Officer, indicating a financial irregularity within the description set out in section 37B(2) of the 1992 Act that may come to light during the investigation of (a) to (i) above.

The terms of reference exclude the Inspector from reaching any conclusion on the legal issues arising out of the unresolved dispute within Solidarity about the application of its rules to its governance, the resolution of which requires either internal agreement or judicial determination.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes yes yes yes

Couldn't have happened to a bigger arsehole.

Anonymous said...

At last someone has had the guts to stand up to Griffin. Three cheers to all involved.

Anonymous said...

"The Executive elections were held in November and overseen by a firm of accountants, Silver & Co, oddly enough the same accountants who are responsible for accounting the BNP finances."


Isn't Silver & Co the same firm that Edgar Griffin has associations with? Isn't it typical that Jews always keep it in the family, and also why Edgar Griffin lies about his place of birth and ancestry. Tyndall knew Griffin was a kike.

Anonymous said...

The most interesting result of all will be a whitewash.

Anonymous said...

Potter and the rebels have had the guts to take Griffin on, and I now hope that Jackson and Easter can find the same courage to put Griffin in court for the ilegal shambles last year that was the leadership challenge. If they can do that, Griffin, will be finished.

Anonymous said...

Not long ago there was a campaign against the bank which had the BNP's accounts to drive them into closing those accounts. Has there been any similar campaign by the left to get Silver & Co to stop working for the BNP?

Richard Chadfield said...

Anonymous said...
Potter and the rebels have had the guts to take Griffin on, and I now hope that Jackson and Easter can find the same courage to put Griffin in court for the ilegal shambles last year that was the leadership challenge. If they can do that, Griffin, will be finished.
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I would say 'don't bank on it'. I think Chris and his chums will lie low,for the best possibly reasons of course. Reasons like making sure their actions are in strict accordance with the BNP rule book, Reasins like it's better to wait until next year when we,thats Chris and his chums, will be better organised and positioned to take on the challenge. Bla Bla Bla. All I have to say is this: 'Chris if you are not going to challenge Mr Griffin for the Chairmanship of the BNP this year will you and your chums sign Colin Auty's nomination form' If not why not? We would all like to hear something from you.
Bye the way Chris after this year if Mr Griffin remains the Chairman you and your chums will probilly have a five year wait before you can have another try. Be decisive for once and really go for something--enything.
Richard Chadfield

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit it, but they are right.

"It's been nine long years since Nick Griffin unseated John Tyndall as BNP leader in what can fairly be described as the only relatively honest leadership election (in purely mechanical terms) the BNP ever held. And it's only ever held two.

Naturally, neither man was entirely honest in how they conducted their campaigns, and still less honest with their respective supporters as to their future intentions - but of the two only Nicholas Griffin was presented with the opportunity to demonstrate the fact, and upon winning lost very little time in giving the BNP a hefty dose of the control freakery and paranoia he had once administered to the National Front, the same which sent that organisation into terminal decline.

What is striking at this remove is John Tyndall's magnaminity in allowing the then recently arrived Griffin's 1999 challenge, to the point of permitting Griffin the full use of BNP structures and mechanisms even as the six-month campaign quickly descended into a long series of visceral dog-fights. It is, after all, John Tyndall who we see pictured in Nazi uniform, not the alleged "moderniser" Nick Griffin.

In 1999 Griffin claimed to be running an "open and honest" leadership challenge based on "positive ideas for the future", calling himself the candidate with "flair and vision". This certainly struck a chord with the BNP's newer members, and even appealed to some hardline BNP veterans all too aware of Tyndall's advancing years and of the tiredness of his leadership.

It did, however, obscure Griffin's woeful record in the National Front, where he spent much of his time engaged in factional activities, seemed to view political positions as expendable commodities, and was even then the subject of much disquiet in the matter of finance.

Griffin passed himself off as the BNP's "unity candidate", threatening that a Tyndall win would "lead inevitably to a most disastrous split" (presumably Griffin would be the leader of this putative split) - words that would earn anybody in today's Griffinite BNP instant expulsion. There were also dire warnings of purges ahead at the hands of Tyndall, while, "in happy contrast", Nick's "mature, level-headed and fundamentally decent approach" would restore unity and stability to the BNP. There would be "not one single expulsion" if Nick were to assume the leadership - "No cronysim, no favouritism, no grudges" he promised.

History tells a very different story."



http://lancasteruaf.blogspot.com/2008/05/nine-years-of-vision-and-vermin.html

Close Range Ranger said...

I hope Solidarity didn't accept any donations of a certain Scottish prostitute.

Seventh Victim said...

It speaks volumes that Griffin ccouldn't get his own followers to join Solidarity. This seesm to indicate that the BNP has a very small activist base indeed

NorthWestNationalists said...

That article on that red site is spot on ! Their image is also true.

Of course, the reactionaries supporting 'Sailor Griffin' will accuse us of being reds, again.

Anonymous said...

That LUAF article is nail on head stuff.

Give Denise her due she's one of their best and fairest writers and has the dirtbags on our side weighed up. She ripped off the BNP site to http://www.unitywebring.com/unity/

Simon Smith said...

"I hope Solidarity didn't accept any donations of a certain Scottish prostitute."

Slight tangent, but bearing in mind the Max Mosley business with the "Miss Whiplash" wife of an MI5 bod, taken purely at random , how likely is a spy to be the partner of a prostitute ?

Following on from this , let's consider Harrington. I'm sure many know him better than me. My impression of him was a very intelligent , articulate, slightly hypnotic character - a bit like Gri££in ! (A State asset)

Now. Harrington's ex Mrs was a Miss Whiplash character. A Euclidean reasoner might speculate that Harrington himself could be "State".

The association of sex and politics goes back along time. The possibility of blackmail etc allows control of the involved puppets.

Anonymous said...

@ simon smith

"My impression of him was a very intelligent , articulate, slightly hypnotic character - a bit like Gri££in ! (A State asset)"

Simon, with respect I am probably one of those who knows Harrington better than yourself. If anybody listening to Harrington gives off an impression of being in a state of hypnosis it was almost certainly induced by acute boredom.

The man is a political lightweight but is so up his own arse it is beyond belief. The only people in nationalism who are less significant than him are the half-dozen sad sacks who for some inexplicable reason have continued to follow him from their days in the Gadaffi Front. Losers the lot of them.

Simon Smith said...

"Simon, with respect I am probably one of those who knows Harrington better than yourself. If anybody listening to Harrington gives off an impression of being in a state of hypnosis it was almost certainly induced by acute boredom."

Fair enough :-) (I stand corrected - but not by his ex mrs :-) I only ever met him once )

I did say "slightly" though. The bisexual political character eg Harrington/Gri££in/ Collett(?)/Darby (?) do seem to have the gift of the gab - a trait that sees many of similar deviant sexuality working in the performing arts etc - but unfortunately for the masses but fortunately for the "string pullers", sees this character type working in politics...

Anonymous said...

@ simon smith

LOL

Harrington used to freely admit to talking to Special Branch when he was with the Front. He thought he was being clever, guess who was using who?

Anonymous said...

Sex - particularly of the deviant types such as homosexuality, bisexuality and bondage/whipping - and politics seems to go somewhat hand in hand.

Maybe it is the lure of danger and excitement, of intrigue and plotting, or maybe the excitement of power and control that turns these types around.

Without naming names- but i think we are all aware of the sexual proclivities of these individuals - these characters now control major parts of the British nationalist scene.

Since both cited characters above have been accused of being in the pay of the intelligence services , or are suspected of being under their influence, it is very possible that they are being used as puppets.

Nationalism is being sold out by a small clique of sexual deviants and perverts who can't seem to control their urges and are in turn being run by the State.

What a state nationalism in this country has come to!

Anonymous said...

Simon, with respect I am probably one of those who knows Harrington better than yourself. If anybody listening to Harrington gives off an impression of being in a state of hypnosis it was almost certainly induced by acute boredom.

Not a lot of people know this but Harrington is suspected of having studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a sort of psychological technique to develop the mind and to control and manipulate others.

It is possible that he was trying to assert his control over the person by using subtle hypnotic techniques.


Oddly enough, the name of Harrington's tiny political party, which is a parody of a liberal party, is the National Liberal Party. The acronym which is NLP. This type of private black humour would be typical of the pseudo-intellectual pretence of Harrington.

Anonymous said...

Harrington used to freely admit to talking to Special Branch when he was with the Front. He thought he was being clever, guess who was using who?

Interesting take on Pat Harrington and claims that he was involved with Special Branch.

There seems to be a certain amount of talk in both the Left and Right about Pat Harrington's allegiances and his past associations with MI5 etc.

Can anyone else elaborate on this?

Anonymous said...

I can elaborate to the extent that he probably made the penultimate post himself. He is the only person who thinks others take him seriously enough to give a monkey's about whether he has studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He probably feels the need to explain the NLP connection to us, as he thinks it makes him sound sort of interesting.

I can also reveal that there were at least two occasions I can think of when Harrington admitted to talking to SB in the last days of the Front. One was when he was applying for his shotgun licence, the other when a certain notorious gangster was making tentative contact with the NF with a view to making some kind of deal.

To be fair to Harrington on both occasions he volunteered the information to his comrades, but obviously he could have been selective about what he reported and his openness could itself have been a device to cover his tracks.

His hob-nobbing with the Old Bill was certainly unauthorized, and was the cause of some consternation.

Anonymous said...

"I would say 'don't bank on it'. I think Chris and his chums will lie low,for the best possibly reasons of course. Reasons like making sure their actions are in strict accordance with the BNP rule book, Reasins like it's better to wait until next year when we,thats Chris and his chums, will be better organised and positioned to take on the challenge. Bla Bla Bla. All I have to say is this: 'Chris if you are not going to challenge Mr Griffin for the Chairmanship of the BNP this year will you and your chums sign Colin Auty's nomination form' If not why not? We would all like to hear something from you.
Bye the way Chris after this year if Mr Griffin remains the Chairman you and your chums will probilly have a five year wait before you can have another try. Be decisive for once and really go for something--enything."
Richard Chadfield

Maybe Chris Jackson is making sure he has his nomination signatures, and that they are in and accepted (fingers crossed), before doing anything else. By starting early, Colin Auty seems to have given the party leadership an opportunity to derail his campaign before it even got off the ground. When facing Nick Gri££in, it seems you are damned either way.

It is hard to understand why Auty's backers decided to throw their weight behind a man who has views so liberal as to be unacceptable to many critics of NG. Is there no-one who would have been acceptable to both VoC and the Reform Group?

Anonymous said...

"Is there no-one who would have been acceptable to both VoC and the Reform Group?"


Johnathan Bowden.

Griffin was delighted when he resigned, his glee was on a par with hearing of Tyndalls death.

Anonymous said...

Are the people on here miffed at Harrington also upset with the person who put him in place? That person being GRIFFIN.

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth said...

Patrick Harrington and Nick Griffin are the Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee of British nationalism.

Obviously Harrington is Tweedle-DUM.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me why Pat Harrington is so obessesed with Max Mosley, the motor-racing tycoon and son of the BUF leader, Oswald Mosley?

On Harrington's very cheap and poorly executed blog - clearly reflecting Harrington himself - (which according to a note at the bottom which stated that the blog was set up "ON THE ORDERS OF PAT HARRINGTON! Yes, on the ORDERs... who is this egotistical man??)- there is much about his support for the tycoon who was allegedly caught with several prostitutes by a national newspaper.

Why on earth would Patrick Harrington be so concerned about him and his sexual deviant activities?

Surely he should be representing his union members?

Unless of course Max Mosely is also a member of Solidarity?

Harrington's Bank Manager said...

Well done NorthWestNationalists for bringing this to our attention.

This highlights the extremism at the heart of Nick Griffin's sordid little empire, an extremism based not on politics but the extremism of personal greed and hypocrisy.

Maybe Griffin will now do what he usually does when he's in a tight corner, and that is to ditch his former colleagues or find someone to act as the stool-pigeon.

In this case maybe Griffin will let his pet poodle Harrington take the can and be swallowed up by the due processes of the law.

Harrington and Griffin are really the two faces of the same. They are dark twins who both feed off one another and copy the worst excesses of one another.

Only that Harrington is the poor copy of Griffin's ego. Harrington badly wants to copy Griffin's lifestyle and power. Running a tin pot grouplet called Third Way/National Liberal Party and being the fake leader of a tin pot trade union is nothing compared to the power and prestige enjoyed by Griffin as Chairman of the BNP - not forgetting all that access to 000s of member's fees and donations.

Harrington must feel like Griffin's poor cousin.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any more information on the claims that Pat Harrington's family are into witchcraft, his mother being a witch and his sister who designs tarot cards?

And is it true that there are masonic connections in the Harrington household?

This may well explain quite a few things!

Anonymous said...

My impression of him was a very intelligent , articulate, slightly hypnotic character - a bit like Gri££in ! (A State asset)

Harrington isn't hypnotic.

Merely very boring who loves the sound of his own voice.

If he represents (along with Gri££in) the best of British nationalist leadership then we clearly lack total imagination and flair.

It's a very, very sad state of affairs when the best that nationalists can choose are the likes of Nick Gri££in and Patrick Harrington to represent them.

Mr Potter said...

Are the people on here miffed at Harrington also upset with the person who put him in place? That person being GRIFFIN.

Yes! I think virtually everyone and anyone visiting this site wil be either perplexed (if they are newbies or BNP mushrooms) or extremely angry.

The way that Griffin acts without conscience or loyalty, purely in the pursuit of profit and power is uterly abhorrent to any nationalist (or any decent nationalist that is), or really to any decent human being.

Harrington is just a dupe. A puppet to Griffin's own warped personality. Harrington feeds off the crumbs that Griffin occasionally throws him as you would throw scraps at a dog.

The real culprit is Griffin who abuses the trust and loyalty of everyone around him. To him loyalty and trust mean nothing but a point of weakness and something to be exploited.

Anyone who follows Griffin (unless they are a power-crazed official in the pay of Griffin) ought to be asking themselves serious questions.

Like am I an idiot or something to be following him?

Third Way Psychiatrist said...

Harrington IS very hypnotic.

When I attended the Solidarity AGM in Birmingham earlier this year Harrington was able to put to sleep the whole audience who attended!

Amazing.

Look into my eyes. Look into my eyes. Yes, my eyes, my eyes...

Harrington also has a magnetic personality.

He attracts flies.

Cos his personality is s***.

Mind you, useful to have him living next door cos in summer all the flies would be buzzing round his place.

Anonymous said...

People here are still missing the point. Forget Harrington, Harrington wouldn't have been in 'Solidarity', or had his hands on the Paypal account, or website, were it not for?

GRIFFIN

Don't lose sight of that fact, or Griffin has won again.

Tyndall's Legacy said...

People here are still missing the point. Forget Harrington, Harrington wouldn't have been in 'Solidarity', or had his hands on the Paypal account, or website, were it not for?

GRIFFIN

Yes, Griffin is the common link between all that is wrong within the BNP.

He has worked tirelessly - to promote himself and his family from the goodwill and money of decent nationalists.

He probably saw within Solidarity yet another money-making scheme and way of spreading the Griffin empire.

Talking about empires, maybe Griffin's obituary will be entitled "The Decline and Fall of the Griffin Empire".

John Tyndall was a man of honour.

Nick Griffin is a man of shadows.

Pat Harrington's Love Child said...

Patrick Harrington used to be an atheist.

Then he realised he WAS God.

Anonymous said...

Two interesting and informative comments on the earlier postings -

"Harrington used to freely admit to talking to Special Branch when he was with the Front. He thought he was being clever, guess who was using who?"

and

"I can also reveal that there were at least two occasions I can think of when Harrington admitted to talking to SB in the last days of the Front. One was when he was applying for his shotgun licence, the other when a certain notorious gangster was making tentative contact with the NF with a view to making some kind of deal.

To be fair to Harrington on both occasions he volunteered the information to his comrades, but obviously he could have been selective about what he reported and his openness could itself have been a device to cover his tracks.
His hob-nobbing with the Old Bill was certainly unauthorized, and was the cause of some consternation."

These do seem to show that Patrick Harrington is a nark and a potential - and if not actual - nationalist grass who could well be an infiltrator into the nationalist movement.

If he isn't an actual infiltrator then at the very least this man is dangerous, cannot be trusted and should be avoided.

It is well-known that Harrington has one of the biggest gobs in British nationalism and operates a one-man gossip and rumour-mill, constantly sniping and back-stabbing fellow nationalists on internet blogs.

Duplicitious, nasty, two-faced and a grass.

He's a copper's dream of being a nark.

Anonymous said...

It's true about Harrington's mother being a white witch. Not sure about his sister, although she is barking too. Harrington held a number of Hallowe'en parties at his Chelsea basement flat. I never attended any, but received reports. It is known that Tony Lecomber attended at least one, despite Harrington being in the Gadaffi Front and Lecomber in the BNP at the time. There was some kind of relationship between the two of them which Harrington's comrades could never quite get to the bottom of.

Anonymous said...

There was some kind of relationship between the two of them which Harrington's comrades could never quite get to the bottom of.

Thanks Anonymous for the information above.

I think the key line is contained in your paragraph above where you speak about the relationship between Lecomber and Harrington. I think the emphasis is on the word 'bottom' here.

Anonymous said...

Harrington's speciality used to be sending parcels of shit and condoms to elderly members who had the temerity to give their support to his factional opponents, and hardcore pornography to their wives. He also had his little coterie of mentally unbalanced sidekicks who would phone these people up in the dead of night. He wasn't the only one involved in this depraved behaviour but he was undoubtedly the ringleader. Nice bloke.

Anonymous said...

"Harrington's speciality used to be sending parcels of shit and condoms to elderly members who had the temerity to give their support to his factional opponents, and hardcore pornography to their wives. He also had his little coterie of mentally unbalanced sidekicks who would phone these people up in the dead of night. He wasn't the only one involved in this depraved behaviour but he was undoubtedly the ringleader. Nice bloke.

02 June 2008 15:22"

Yes, Griffin knows some nice people doesn't he, and of particular interest is the fact that Griffin promotes this type within the BNP org. I should think Griffins ineptitude is of more importance than Harringtons perversions? Or, do you think Harrington got to run Solidarity without the help of Griffin?

ALL ROADS LEAD TO GRIFFIN.

Anonymous said...

"Harrington's speciality used to be sending parcels of shit and condoms to elderly members who had the temerity to give their support to his factional opponents, and hardcore pornography to their wives. He also had his little coterie of mentally unbalanced sidekicks who would phone these people up in the dead of night. He wasn't the only one involved in this depraved behaviour but he was undoubtedly the ringleader."

Shocking behaviour from a so-called "nationalist". This is truly disgusting and the mentality of a reprobate of the highest order.

Patrick Anthony Harrington is pure scum and a traitor the cause.

Can you elaborate any more on Harrington's bag of tricks and other disgusting behaviour that you saw or heard about?

Can you back up any of these statements, like who else knows about these things or saw them, or who he actually targetted with his vile tricks, or who these others were who did late night telephoning?

Anonymous said...

"It's true about Harrington's mother being a white witch. Not sure about his sister, although she is barking too. Harrington held a number of Hallowe'en parties at his Chelsea basement flat. I never attended any, but received reports. It is known that Tony Lecomber attended at least one, despite Harrington being in the Gadaffi Front and Lecomber in the BNP at the time. There was some kind of relationship between the two of them which Harrington's comrades could never quite get to the bottom of."

Harrington seems to be a fan of Tolkein.

Clearly these "relationships" and allegations of deviancy that have followed him is some kind of Tolkeinesque "Fellowship of the Ring", with the emphasis on the word "ring".

Anonymous said...

"Can you back up any of these statements, like who else knows about these things or saw them, or who he actually targetted with his vile tricks, or who these others were who did late night telephoning?"

To my knowledge none of them are still involved in nationalism, so it's not really relevant. What is perhaps more relevant is that Griffin, and others, knew about his behaviour and tolerated it for years before hitting out at "petty terrorism" in that embarrassingly bad video they did before jumping ship to form the ITP.

Anonymous said...

"What is perhaps more relevant is that Griffin, and others, knew about his behaviour and tolerated it for years before hitting out at "petty terrorism" in that embarrassingly bad video they did before jumping ship to form the ITP."

Thanks for that Anonymous.

Griffin will use anyone and anybody to promote himself and to weaken his opponents.

He'll then abadon them and acts as if he is whiter than white, atotally nice and reasonable man.

We all know Griffin is an upper-middle class thug who talks the lingo of the thug.

That scrote hasn't changed one bit. He is a master of lies and propaganda.

He is the Mephistophiles of British nationalism.

Anonymous said...

Your blog contains a lot of personal abuse and few facts or logical arguments. Attempts to destroy Solidarity whether from the far-Left, far-right cranks (such as yourselves) or State agencies will come to nothing. Solidarity continues working to represent the rights of members (many of whom are persecuted on acount of their political views). Clearly you have no interest in anything positive. Your blog is a disgrace. It should be shut down. It is filled with hate and has no redeeming features.

Anonymous said...

The membership of Solidarity elected its Executive committee in independently scrutinised elections. It submits audited accounts each year to the Certification Office. It has held a Special Meeting and holds Annual Conferences. All members vote directly at general meetings and for the Executive. It is difficult to see what complaint anyone could have against our Union. It is a very democratic body with a group leadership (seven on the Exec). If any member has a complaint we have an internal procedure that can be followed. Mr Potter has not followed this procedure and has consistently avoided putting his case directly to the membership.

Instead he has attacked our Union on the Internet and made malicious personal allegations. He resigned from the Union altogether in March 2008 and urged others to do likewise.

Before Pat Harrington became involved the Union membership was stagnant and it had no money. Mr Potter has a history of doing very little when appointed to positions of authority. It was the same apparently with the Christian Council.

Clearly some of your posters don't like our General Secretary, Pat Harrington. That is their business. He isn't elected by either your posters or those on Lancaster Unity. Our membership decides who holds office in our Union. The defamatory attacks which you are publishing are very unwise. You moderate comments and are therefore responsible for publishing them. I predict that those making allegations with such glee will soon have the smile wiped from their faces. Take care that doesn't include you my 'Nationalist' friend!

Anonymous said...

Just cos we do not like the likes of Harrington strutting the stage like some cocky union leader claiming to be "representing the rights of his members" doesn't mean that we don't support the rights ofpeople to hold views.That's totally absurd and illogical. Of course we do, especially the rights of all nationalists who are being persecuted for their views.

We are not attempting to do anything destructive about Solidarity or whatever, unlike Harrington and his crony Griffin who seek to destroy whatever they touch for personal greed.

Harrington is well-known to those of us who were in the Front many years ago when his bigotted and bizarre activities were noted.

As far a "hate filled" blog, well, all we can say is that Pat Harrington knows a lot about "hate" and "personal abuse", doesn't he?

As far as we are concerned individuals like Harrington give it large when they're in positions of power and can lord it over others. When their power base is weak or taken away from them these gutless things run squealing, whining that they're being crticised or victimised.

These pathetic yellow-striped cowards always play the victim card don't they?

Anonymous said...

Harrington was such a big hit with his NF comrades they broke his arm. LOL.

Anonymous said...

"We are not attempting to do anything destructive about Solidarity or whatever, unlike Harrington and his crony Griffin who seek to destroy whatever they touch for personal greed."

Patrick Harrington has personally represented members up-and-down the country at disciplinaries and grievances. He draws no wage from the Union. Clive Potter, in contrast, has never represented any member at any hearing.

Only Solidarity is doing this work and, despite what you say, your unsubstantiated attacks deflect and detract from that. This at a time when the establishment Unions are spearheading vicious persecution of Nationalists and funding smear campaigns. You are a disgrace.

You have had nothing positive to say about the first Nationalist Union. You have never sought to help or assist. You have no positive alternative to offer. All you and your ilk do is make 'noises off'.

You may not like Nick Griffin, Pat Harrington or both. The people you are attacking, however, are those who rely on the Solidarity brotherhood for representation and advice and guidance. Shame on you.

Don't be under any illusion that your unacceptable behaviour will be tolerated or excused because you claim to be 'Nationalists'. Your unrepentant and arrogant reaction to fair warning has been noted.

Anonymous said...

Oh do give it a rest Pat. What are you going to do, tell your mum? LOL.

Real nationalists stay true to the cause said...

Don't be under any illusion that your unacceptable behaviour will be tolerated or excused because you claim to be 'Nationalists'. Your unrepentant and arrogant reaction to fair warning has been noted.


We at NW Nationalists ARE nationalists. We have kept to the principles and values of the cause from the beginning to the end.

Unlike others whose names are well-known who have merely ridden the nationalist cause for their own personal ends, and then jumped ship when that reservoir of expenses and allowances and good will dries up.

Certain well-known "nationalists" who currently occupy positions of power, either running one of the well-known brands of British nationalism, or running a little-known "trade union" and a tiny political club, suddenly had conversions and changed their core political beliefs.

These new political beliefs may have already been their real beliefs from day one as far as we're concerned, or they may suddenly changed tack when it suited them when they felt that selling their ideology for power and money was more lucrative.

A certain official of Third Way, for instance, has done a U-turn from his previously held beliefs and now runs a group that is more socialist than nationalist, promoting the EU and liberal social views such as gay marriage and homosexuality.

So tell us, who are the nationalists?

As for your veiled threats who the hell do you think you are? Trying to clamp down on those who disagree with you and making threats are signs of paranoia and censorship. Is this McCarthyism in action?

Our views may be "unacceptable" to you but then that's called democracy and free speech.

As for us being "unrepentent" do you demand that all those who disagree with you suddenly flaunt themselves in front of you like Muslims praying to Allah, and asking you for forgiveness?

Get real.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brother Pat,

May I confess my sins as a nationalist to you for daring to upset you and causing you to feel emotion as a human being instead of your usual robotic behaviour as a Third Way borg.

Being a clone for Spock must be pretty hard work and we must all make allowances for this.

I promise to pay penance whilst I recite my guilt over rosary beads for someone who dares speak their mind.

I do not believe that you send shit in the post.

I do not believe that you are an intellectual pigmy.

I believe that you are the saviour of the British worker.

Now by the grace of God be gone.

Anonymous said...

I note that Searchlight specifically responded to allegations from Solidarity that agents were being used against the Union:-

Searchlight makes no comment about this allegation. However when Solidarity was set up, we examined its frules and wrote in an internal briefing note in January 2006: 'It would seem difficult for Solidarity to exercise firm control over who joins, and once people are members they can exercise thier democratic rights to elect the Executive Committe, etc. Any attempt to prevent members exercising their rights could result in a complaint to the Certification Officer [the regulatory authority for trade unions]'"

In the light of this statement it is interesting to note that three people, Potter, McLinden and Mullen have made two 'Breach of Rule' complaints each against the Union in the same time period and in collusion. Additionally Potter and McLinden have brought about a financial investigation into the Union by the CO.

Solidarity is answering all such vexatious and unfounded complaints but nonetheless it is time-consuming and a diversion from the proper functions of our Brotherhood.

I think that you should consider your position on this matter. You are allowing your hatred of Nick Griffin to blind you to the facts. Solidarity is helping ordinary people (many of them Nationalists) to solve problems at work. You have made a lot of assumptions about the internal politics of Solidarity based on limited and partisan information. You are being used and should pause to consider.

Anonymous said...

A few comments on your original smear article on Solidarity:-

"Mass recruitment and mass involvement with British workers was the goal"

"The founders realised the potential of a mass independent nationalist trade union"


Under Clive Potter the Union had around 40 members and about five hundred quid in the bank. If he was aiming at a mass movement he had achieved very little in one year. Clive didn't even manage to issue membership cards. Ask the Chrisitian Council about the less than dynamic Clive (he also held them back for a while).

"Meanwhile, the lack of full receipts and financial documentation from Patrick Harrington meant that the accounts could not be signed off. When some receipts had been received it was decided that rather than jeopardise the Union the Executive look after the long-term interests of the project and submit the financial information to the Certification office to comply with the law."

Full receipts were provided. Potter and Hawke only signed off the accounts when they realised they were personally legally liable if they did not. The accounts are on the Certification Office website for all to see. Very few transactions took place in the first year and the amount of money involved is very small. Potter and Hawke simply wanted to throw mud and create the impression of a crisis.

"A call for an 'Extraordinary General Meeting' was launched by the bogus General Secretary, an instrument actually unrecognised in the Union's own constitution and which was in itself totally unconstitutional as the new Acting General Secretary, William McLinden, did not call for any such event. The bogus General Secretary, Patrick Harrington, despite having been expelled from the Union initiated a call to the membership using membership data that he had no right to use. The actual mechanics of the call for an 'EGM' were utterly bogus and disreputable, having no independent scrutineer and all of the unnumbered and unstamped 'notifications' being returned to Harrington's personal home address."

The Constitution of Solidarity allows members to call a Special Meeting by writing to the General Secretary requesting one. That is what happened.

As the suspension and expulsion of Pat Harrington took place at inquorate meetings to which he was not invited they were unconstitutional and invalid. There was no need for him to appeal or complain to an outside body. He took the issue to the members who backed his view at the Special Meeting, again at the Annual Conference and voted in a new expanded Exec of seven in independently scrutinised elections with a high percentage turnout. Potter and Hawke, in contrast, have never had the guts to face the members. They prefer to run to State agencies with their vexatious and unfounded complaints.

"In November the bogus Solidarity Executive staged elections for its Executive which was now intended to be larger and with all of its members to be either BNP or Third Way appointed, an action apparently contrary to the 1992 Trade Union and Labour Relations Act that governs trade unions since election candidates should not have to members of a political party."

Solidarity called for nominations for the elections on its website and in an internal bulletin. Both made clear that any member of Solidarity could stand. No mention was made of any political requirement. In fact one of those who did stand was not a member of any Party. Potter and Hawke did not stand because they knew that the membership despised them.

Hawke stopped pretending to be 'Vice President' in February and ceased membership payments. Potter still claims to be 'President' and Craig Mullen claims to have replaced Billy McLinden as the General Secretary. By their own account they have no money, can't provide any services or issue bulletins. In fact all they seem able to do is to complain to government agencies about a Union that is actually fighting for the interests of members and defending Nationalists from persecution. Maybe they have a whip-round for the stamps?

Please also note that the original Executive of three contained two BNP members and one from Third Way.

All of the attacks on the Union will ultimately fail. Solidarity recruits more members every day. We have a determined leadership well able to deal with agents and their dupes.

Anonymous said...

As Martin Webster is well known as both a militant lifelong Trade Unionist and a friend of all workers I am certain his views will be heeded by all members of Solidarity. Responding to his call they will all decide that it is better to have no one to represent or defend them than the evil Harrington and his team. Or then again they may just think he is a very embittered individual who has been unable to adjust to his new station in life.

Anonymous said...

In November the bogus Solidarity Executive staged elections for its Executive which was now intended to be larger and with all of its members to be either BNP or Third Way appointed, an action apparently contrary to the 1992 Trade Union and Labour Relations Act that governs trade unions since election candidates should not have to members of a political party.

The Executive Committee of Solidarity met in September 2007 and voted to hold an election to take place in November. The EC voted to appoint an independent person and scrutineer to oversee the elections. All members were advised of this in the union's regular bulletin and notice posted on the website. Nominations were sought from any member for the posts of president, general secretary and five further positions. No-one was excluded from putting their names forward for any reason.

An internal bulletin invited any interested member to submit nomination papers by October 22nd 2007. The same notice was posted on the official Union website at:-
http://solidaritytradeunion.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=60&Itemid=2
In addition, a report on the website maintained by his colleague Mr Clive Potter posted the following bulletin which can be read on the bogus Union website at:-http://www.solidarityunion.org/Bulletin5.htm

We regret to inform our Union members that some of you are being falsely informed that elections for Solidarity officials are to take place shortly due to Union rules.

Solidarity has been in contact with the Certification Office on previous occasions and they have informed us that, due to the fact that the previous General Secretary failed to initiate Balloted Elections of all members at its first AGM in Feb 2007, we will need to do so before Feb 2008.

Due to the minor size of our organisation it was not immediately necessary to stand for a 5-year term though by February 2008 such elections will be required. It should be noted that no EC member / official obtains any income form member funds.

President Clive Potter states:
“Expelled member Mr Harrington is totally responsible for this rumour and is clearly trying to trick members into believing that he is a legitimate official. We do take the need of genuine elections very seriously and are clearly concerned that this individual – who was expelled from the Union for gross misconduct and the misappropriation of Union funds -would be expected to provide accurate information to any administrator group. He does not have a complete up-to-date membership list which would invalidate any such nomination process. Mr Harrington’s fraudulent front union organisation has no legal or moral standing and is simply a one-man outfit running on misappropriated funds and founded on lies and deception”.
Where did this 'rumour' of an election come from? Quite simply, it came from bulletins mailed out to our members by Solidarity and also posted on our website seeking nominations for office. These are the bulletins he tries to claim were never sent out. Is Mr Mullen really saying that he knew nothing of this even though he was supposed to be the acting general secretary? The balance of probability is that he knew full well what was going on.

As nominations closed on October 22nd he had ample time to seek nomination for office had he so desired. Mr Mullen claims to have 'assumed' the role of 'Acting General Secretary' of the union on August 18th 2007. Nobody ever elected Mr Mullen to any post within the union. He had the opportunity to become the duly elected real general secretary had he allowed his name to go forward for election. His colleague, the former president Clive Potter, claimed to take the need of genuine elections very seriously. The bulletin he authorised (quoted above) admitted that elections were needed by the end of February 2008. It is now June and the only elections to have taken place are the ones complained of by Mr Mullen. A high proportion of the membership at the time voted in the elections.

Solidarity did all in its power to inform the entire membership of the forthcoming election and to encourage full participation by its members. No obstacles were placed to deny any member from seeking office in the union if he or she so desired it.

Anonymous said...

The Executive elections were held in November and overseen by a firm of accountants, Silver & Co, oddly enough the same accountants who are responsible for accounting the BNP finances.

It isn't odd. It is called 'networking'. Professionals are often put forward by friends by word of mouth. Is the poster suggesting that because they do the BNP accounts Solidarity should discriminate against them? Or is he/she suggesting that the auditors are compromised in some way? If so, how? They are professionals in the same way as solicitors are.

Mullen, Potter and McLinden (the dupes and agents) don't like elections and they don't like the fact that they have to run to outside bodies because the membership of Solidarity staunchly backs the leadership team of Adam Walker and Pat Harrington.

The elections were fairly run and they had their opportunity to bring their case to the membership. They 'bottled it'. For them to pose as Solidarity officials when they have (and have sought) no mandate is provocative and objectionable.

For them to 'treat with the enemy' against the Brotherhood shows that they are all objectively traitors and agents even if subjectively they don't all yet realise it. Given the seriousness of their current crimes any past good work they may have done is insufficient mitigation. Nationalist workers will beat them.

Anonymous said...

They are demanding a return to the British sense of fair play and justice.

Potter, Hawke, McLinden, and Mullen will certainly get Justice. They will get exactly what traitors and wreckers deserve. Only the timing is uncertain.
Solidarity forever!

Anonymous said...

As a steadfast Solidarity member I wanted to comment on what has been said about the Special Meeting we held in Essex. The background was that there was a dispute between our General Secretary, Pat Harrington and our then President, Clive Potter. Pat Harrington chose (rightly in my view) to bring the issue before the members and let them decide. He asked us to convene a Special Meeting. We had the right to do this under the auspices of Rule 13 (m); “The Executive Committee or any members may be removed by a two-thirds majority vote of the delegates present at a Special Conference called for that purpose upon a request being called to the General Secretary and signed by two-thirds of those entitled to attend the Annual Conference.”

More than two-thirds of the members entitled to attend the union's Annual Conference did call for the Special Conference (EGM) in writing to the General Secretary as required by rule 13 (m).

I wrote in to a mailing address used by the Union (not the home of Pat Harrington as is stated in your report).

Everyone I spoke to was clear about the intent and purpose of the meeting called. We just wanted to get things sorted.

I have no idea what your gripe is with Pat Harrington politically. All I can say is that when I had a problem at work he listened to me and took action to help. He is a good person to have on your side when you have trouble.

I don't understand why you keep having a go at Solidarity. Solidarity has never had a go at you.

Berkeley live.....................