Thanks for sending me Joe Owens' pathetic and illiterate little squib posted on the 'Stormfront UK'. Owens says he doesn't find it "strange" that you post some of my items on your blog, as he claims that we are "both 'Searchlight'." Hi-ho!
In the light of that, how does he explain his long and persistent e-mail correspondence with me, initiated by him via a text message in January 2006, and terminated by me with a "Delete/Unsubscribe" notice to him in November 2007?
During that period there were a total of 97 exchanges, nearly all instigated by him. This volume of contact with me should be sufficient indication of Owens' hypocrisy in denouncing your posting of my commentaries!
Owens wanted me to assist him with the promotion of his memoirs which were then being 'ghost-written' for him by a professional journalist working for a mainstream tabloid newspaper (I think the 'Daily Mirror', which has a long-established close liaison with 'Searchlight').
In due course this relationship with the tabloid "ghost-writer" lapsed, perhaps because the memoires were so turgid.
Owens sent me a whole chapter of the stuff.
It was nothing but a chronicle of punch-ups in the Merseyside area. That may have been the substance of the life of the Liverpool Branch of the National Front, but it was certainly not a reflection of the work of the party as a whole.
'His' text did not give one iota of the political context of the NF.
The screed served only to confirm the view of the nationalist movement beloved by 'Searchlight' and the establishment media: that the nationalist movement is merely a gang of thugs. I conveyed my opinion to Owens in those terms, and indicated that I was unable to assist him with the promotion of his memoirs. First Black Mark against me in Owens' resentment book!
Later Owens badgered me to confirm his view that the attempt made by Tony Lecomber during Christmas 2006 to recruit him as an assassin of Establishment figures was "an entrapment operation organised by the Special Branch/MI5". Why Owens wanted a statement from me confirming that view, I do not know, but I could not oblige him. I maintained to Owens that Lecomber (then Gri££in's No. 2 man) was quite sincere (if nutty and misguided) about his proposition.
I think Lecomber approached Owens because of Owens' boasting about his connections with the Liverpool criminal underworld and allegations of murder. Second Black Mark against me in Owens' resentment book!
As a PS on the Lecomber/'Murder Incorporated' affair, I should mention that Liverpool Police got to hear of Lecomber's proposition to Owen and approached Owens for a statement. Owens refused to assist with their investigation, so it lapsed.
Finally, Owens and I fell out over my interpretation of the way in which Joe Pearce, once the leader of the Young National Front and of nationalist 'radicals', not only abandoned the nationalist cause (along with his first wife and children) but also denigrated it to the media in order to gain himself a new life as "Joseph Pearce", a new wife and a well-paid career at a Roman Catholic university in Florida.
Owens disliked my article about Pearce and began forwarding me 'anonymous' critical letters about it which he claimed to have received. I do not entertain anonymous correspondence, first or second-hand, and so I terminated my contact with him. Third and final Black Mark against me in Owens' resentment book!
Hence his silly posting on 'Stormfront UK' .
Such is life.