“Are you with me?” demanded a clearly worried, purple-faced Party Leader who in November 2007 in his final address at the BNP Conference in Blackpool was even back then clearly displaying signs of both megalomania and paranoia and when the first response from a thoroughly stunned audience was too feeble for Mr. Griffin’s liking he roared again “Are you with me?”.
The second response was far more voluble and clearly to His Lordship’s satisfaction, immediately switching his barely concealed sneer of contempt to a broad beaming smile at the adulation heaped upon him by a Party faithful of 200 or so members; new and old alike, confused whether they should humour him or silently head for the exit................................................
The Leader of the British National Party is now so lacking in confidence about the loyalty of those around him, so mistrusting of the officials and officers he has either appointed directly or indirectly that he is asking branch and regional organisers to test the loyalty of the Party’s own activists by getting each one to sign what is effectively an oath of allegiance to the Party’s current regime.In the past 24 hrs the Party’s Head of Administration has sent out scores of “activist declaration” forms to regional organisers in a bid to test the allegiance of officials and foot soldiers.
In echoes of Matthew Hopkins infamous 17th century witch trials anyone failing to sign the form will be assumed to be guilty, a trouble maker and a rebel and will be marked for demotion, suspension and expulsion.
Anyone signing it and later regretting it will be marked for demotion, suspension and expulsion.It is a further attempt to flush out all dissent within the Party, to tighten the grip on those who have given up thinking for themselves and will blindly follow over moor and mountain, through swamp and fen regardless of the ultimate destination, if indeed there is one.
Contempt for freedom and democracyThe BNP once claimed to stand for freedom, security, identity and democracy; the four fundamental pillars of nationalism. This absurd test of allegiance demonstrates clearly what the current Leader thinks of freedom for everyone other than himself. His recent and as yet unsuccessful attempts to derail a leadership challenge mounted by Councillor Colin Auty demonstrates clearly what the current Leader thinks about democracy in the organisation he is leading.The activist’s declaration form strangely includes “I will do nothing to embarrass the Party”.
It is unclear whether this will be retrospectively applied as it has not prevented The Great One from:
Refusing to accept the volunteered resignation of swinger Martin Reynolds (Head of Party Security) whose lurid pictures were published in a Sunday tabloid.*
Overturning the lawful and valid disciplinary action against Mark Collett and Dave Hannam who brought the Party into disrepute after picking up two under age schoolgirls in Blackpool in November 2006.*
Tolerating the existence of one, and according to some reports possibly two former cocaine dealers as officials in Cumbria and South Yorkshire.
*Tolerating the existence of a handful of “bad backers” in various positions – spongers claiming benefits from the State while being paid cash in hand and getting expenses reimbursed by the Party Treasury.
*Tolerating a totally incompetent Treasury Department which still manages to enrage scores of fundholders of local groups up and down the country; a department which cannot get its submissions to the Electoral Commission (EC) on time thereby incurring fines paid by members’ dues.
*Bragging about the huge amount of money donated to the Party earlier this year but claiming just ONE permissible donation in its submissions to the EC for the first quarter of the year.
*Actively promoting a supposed “Director” of its “Legal Department” who has made nationalism a derisory term by way of his endless hate-filled self-promoting rants combined with his supposed prophetic genius that the Second Coming is due to happen in 2012 and makes so many grammatical errors that he would never last one single day in a proper office job let alone a functioning law firm.
*Joining the same globalisation highway as our political enemies which makes a virtue out of saving money by off-shoring goods and services as is evidenced by the latest wheeze of sending BNP officials to training courses in Valencia, Spain because “it’s cheaper than conducting a similar exercise in the UK”................................................... .............
In reality from a legal point of view the declaration is not worth the paper it is written on and we have heard that so far not a single one of these forms has been completed and returned to the Supreme Leader’s HQ in Deeside.
Perhaps the days following the Bank Holiday weekend will see the full scale of the disillusionment with the current regime in which case we can expect many more ludicrous edicts and acts associated with paranoia and megalomania.
How much more nonsense will the decent, long suffering members tolerate?