Wednesday, August 18, 2010


The Leeds Trial, Collett Con and A Falling Out Amongst Thieves.

One of the truly tragic examples of how Griffin protects himself, and screws decent nationalists over, is what happened at the Leeds Trial of Mark Collett and Nick Griffin.

Now anyone who knows Collett knows he is an arrogant prick.

During the Leeds Trial Collett went out for a drink with the security team that was led by Warren Bennett, a truly dedicated British Nationalist and professional security officer.

The times when I had spoken to Warren about security issues were many, and each time his main emphasis was on protecting Griffin and protecting his lads in the security team.

Warren was always a true professional.

During this drink with the security lads Collett got drunk and started to throw his weight around.

As a result of him giving one of the security lads a bit of lip, he got a little slap for his trouble.

Instead of just shutting up and keeping quiet, Collett allegedly tried to pull a knife on the security lad.

This of course was a very, very silly thing to do.

After being disarmed, Collett then started to shout out to the security team ’You better all back off as if you don’t I will go Queens Evidence against Griffin. “

Collett was removed from the pub and taken back to his hotel.

I was then invited by Warren Bennett for a conference with him and a witness about what had happened.

Now Warren was worried about two things, first the fact that Collett was a total liability for the party and his security team and secondly about Colletts threat to go Queens Evidence.

Warren told me that his security team had decided not to offer Collett any more protection.

Griffin though had made it plain to me that if the security team would not guard Collett as well as him then in his own words ’they can all fuck off’.

On the issue of Collett saying he would go Queens Evidence - Griffin said nothing.

Nothing at all.

It was as if the fact Mark Collett had said this did not register in his mind.

Instead the security team went on strike and were all expelled by Griffin or resigned from the party.

But later events revealed why Griffin was so determined to protect Collett.

I believe that Collett and Griffin had both been involved in the ’leaflet scam’ that had been going on for years in the party.

I suspect that Collett was giving Nick Griffin a nice little slice of the cut from the scam.

This can be easily proved by checking the bank accounts of collett and seeing if he made any regular large cash withdrawals.

If he did so, then they went to Griffin.

It was this threat, to go Queens Evidence and reveal their actions and cons together, that so terrified Griffin.

Griffin in the end sacked the entire security team to save his own neck.

He protected Collett, a man who had threatened to betray him, rather than stand up for the security men who put their lives on the line for him.

This whole episode makes sense only if you analyse later events in the party.

When Griffin revealed at the meeting just before the General Election that he had just discovered that Collett had been stealing from the party, this was a lie.

He had known long before that as Jenny Noble, the Party Treasurer, had informed him of Colletts theft from the party over a year before - and Griffin had done nothing.

Sorry I am wrong.

Griffin did do something - he immediately sacked Jenny Noble as Party Treasurer.

I knew Jenny Noble very well, and no-one in the party idolised Nick Griffin more than her.

Jenny Nobles integrity, her honesty, her committment to the BNP and her loyalty to Griffin was second to none.

Yet as soon as she did her job as Party Treasurer, which was to tell him she had discovered that Collett had been over charging the party for at least £40,000 per year for leaflets, Griffin removed her from her position.

Now that may also have been due to the fact that Jenny also discovered that Griffin was using the Trafalgar Club as a private slush fund, but the main reason was her discovery of Colletts scam.

But instead of thanking her and going to the police, Griffin sacked her to shut her up.

Now why would Griffin sack Warren Bennett and Jenny Noble to protect Collett ?

Why would Griffin allow Collett to carry on using the scam even though he had been made aware it was happening by Jenny Noble ?

Simple.

Griffin had been involved in it all along.

For years Griffin and Collett were almost a couple, in a strange almost Greek homo-erotic ’older man, younger boy’ type of way.

In many ways their relationship resembled the supposed homosexual relationship Griffin had been involved in with Webster years before, where the older Nationalist Martin Webster supposedly introduced the young Griffin to the inner sanctum of Nationalism in exchange for a little bit of gay hanky panky on the side.

Collett was like a little puppy forever yapping around his masters feet.

It was obvious that they had been involved in this scam for years together, and when Collett threatened to expose Griffin and the con during the Leeds Trial then because he was as deep in the shite as Collett then Griffin had to protect Collett at all costs - which is the exact same situation we see today with Jim Dowson.

The fall out with Collett was, I believe, due to Nick telling Mark Collett ’Mark you are going to stop the scam now. I wont reveal what you did in the past as to do so will destroy my reputation as well. But I am now involved in a real money making scam with Jim Dowson and the chump change we used to make together is now meaningless. “

Dowson came along and opened Griffins eyes up to a whole new world of scams to rob the BNP membership.

What he and Collett had been doing with their little leaflet scam was pathetic in comparison to the money Griffin and Dowson could make.

So out went Collett, kicking and screaming about corruption in the party - but unable to reveal what he knew as he would incriminate himself at the same time as he incriminated Griffin.

Today the BNP is in a worse situation than with Collett.

Collett was a small scale crook, whilst Dowson is a major thief.

Griffin has swopped the petty Mark Collett ‘BNP leaflet scam’ for a multi-million pound scam with Jim Dowson.

Griffin has to go and Dowson also.

Any man who will betray the very security team who would have given their lives to save him is not fit to be involved in British Nationalism.


http://leejohnbarnes.blogspot.com/2010/08/leeds-trial-collett-con-and-falling-out.html

30 comments:

BNP Truth said...

Barnes - you are a hypocrit, a coward and a fraud.

You are also a highly dishonourable man of little credibility, especially now that you have gone public as an outspoken critic of Griffin and Dowson.

Everyone is saying, "Why didn't you speak out against this corruption and bulying beforew hen you were in the thick of the party hierarchy and cosying up to Griffin, getting your expenses and allowances from the BNP?"

You had a major fal-out with Dowson and you've gone off in a hissy-fit, and taken out your spllen against Griffina dn Dowson. Now you expect the membership and all those who have been saying EXACTLY the same things as you are NOW to call you some kind of a hero?

If you had a shered of decency and honour Barnes you would have been fighting these victims (Warren Bennett and Jenny Nobles) corner when you was the Legal Officer of the BNP.

Lee Barnes = fraud merchant and coward.

Anonymous said...

Collett is pretenidng he is with the rebels, this piece of shit should never ever be trusted, that goes for Bumbrook and Lee Barnes as well, all three are total scum and best kicked out of Nationalism for good!

Anonymous said...

Collett is total vermin and filth, Eddy Butler is very foolish indeed to take this piece of dog turd onboard. I wonder if Collett will ever spill the beans on Gri££in's crooked empire, I some how think not, he is a utter coward.

Anonymous said...

Jenny Noble sussed all this out in the short time she was Treasurer. She noticed that while all other suppliers had to wait for their money, the print bill payment was always fast tracked on the day the invoice was received. This was because Walker and Hannam were also both in on the scam and took a cut to buy their silence. Units have paid over the odds for their leaflet printing for years and their money has gone into the pockets of Collett, Griffin, Walker and Hannam.

Anonymous said...

BELFAST OFFICE & MISSING CHEQUES ?

interesting comments :


Isn't it funny that both my own, and my dad's renewals (by cheque) went "missing" in the post, and both had to be done 'over the phone' to some twat in Belfast? They were however several months apart!
Never before have I had this happen.

Maybe because Dowson skims off a percentage for card transactions?


Strange (or perhaps not!) that my cheque for membership renewal also went "missing" in the post, and I had to renew over the 'phone. I stopped the cheque after some time, then got a letter saying that my membership was on hold because I hadn't sent any money......!


This happened to myself and other members last year when renewing our membership.One new member claims his cheque was cashed but but belfast said they never received it another stopped his cheque and refused to pay by card so two new members were lost.

kev Bryan said...

But why did you keep quiet for so long Lee? you are no better than Griffin and Collett!

Anonymous said...

If you knew this at the time why didn't you support the Decemberists? You also tend to have a rather selective memory you piece of crap, shame on you.

Anonymous said...

BELFAST OFFICE & MISSING CHEQUES ?

What i'd be concerened about is :

The belfast office probably has thousands of members credit card details ?
Dowson employs agency staff ?
Dowson has many business interests ?
Dowson is know to have ghost companies ?
Dowson also has companies registered in Spain and wherever ?
Dowson runs the financial side of the BNP ?
The BNP is in serious financial turmoil ?

I would seriously consider changing your debit card if these people have your card details as a matter of precaution.Out of interest to anyone out there that has paid by debit card does the transaction go out of your account to the BNP or someone else ?

Anonymous said...

2 of the guy's who replaced the security where from the west midlands. both where claiming benefit's and the driver did not have a full driveing license. you could not make this up! gri££in's bnp.

Anonymous said...

Butler was on the fiddle, this is why he didn't want Epping Forest branch to have a printer.
Tony Le comber went out of his way to make sure Epping Forest got their printer, just to stop Butler making a few bob.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 19 August 2010 14:05

I immediately cancelled both our credit cards which had been used for donating/membership renewals after I received a call out of the blue from the Belfast call centre on a mobile number of mine never before used for BNP business about this time last year trying to flog me the Life Membership scam for the temporary/must end soon discount price of £295 from what I can recall. It was the first I knew of the Belfast call centre's existence after I asked them who the hell they were and how the hell did they get my number.
Only one party official in our region had that number and I soon found out that he was a real S.O.B. He had taken it upon himself to give them the number along with all my details that were officially registered with BNP without asking and knowing it to be wrong.

Fortunately a few days earlier, I had advised the branch organiser that I was very unhappy with the financial side of things in the party after what I had seen on this NWN site (Abortion of the Truth and Lie Truck article) and over at Griffin Watch. I was shocked by our branch organiser's almost dismissive attitude and now strongly suspect he was aware of what was going on all the time or was just naive. I've had no branch involvement since and have let membership lapse. The BNP under Griffin and now Dowson is nothing more than a financial honey trap, for both dedicated as well as here today gone tomorrow nationalists.

Anonymous said...

When Collett and Hannam appeared before the BNP Disciplinary Committee, to answer the paedo grooming charges against them both, for attempting to seduce the two obviously-under-age school girls, in a bedroom in the Kimberly Hotel, Brighton, during the 2006 BNP AGM, Collett was blatantly smirking with confidence because he knew his partner-in-crime, Sni££in' Gri££in, had already ordered the Disciplinary Committee panel not to expel him and Hannam from the BNP, to give them both a final warning, and the paedo charges against both not to be recorded in the Discplinary Hearing minutes - and it didn't take long working out Gri££in and Collett were tied together into a financial scam beneficial to both - and that Gri££in was already coining it from the Trafalgar club, low-level double-expense claims scams, and being paid a salary from BNP funds, Gri££in's puzzling over-protection of Collett was not so puzzling when factoring in Collett's control of all BNP leaflet publishing by VANGUARD ENTERPRISES LTD (which should have been named COLLET ENTERPRISES LTD, because Collett owned VE Ltd).

Collett legitimately invoiced (for too much) the BNP for each BNP leaflet he/VE Ltd printed - and therein I figured was hidden the scam of charging the BNP for over-printing tens-of-thousands of unwanted/unordered BNP leaflets I KNEW WERE REGULARY BINNED. As well as regulary pocketing baksheesh from Collett, for awarding Collett highly lucrative work funded by BNP members, and receiving baksheesh for each printing run of BNP leaflets of the correct number, Gri££in would have demanded at least a fifty-fifty split of printing overun profits.

When the Decemberists were expelled from the BNP, for trying to rid the BNP of Collett and Hannam, I told my Branch Organiser about the overun printing scam, but he wouldn't believe Gri££in was greedy and corrupt - BUT HE DOES NOW, AND IS NO LONGER A BNP MEMBER.

WARNING: under no circumstances allow Collett into a revived BNP or a new nationalist party - though clever his regular re-occuring stupid streak is the kiss-of-death for nationalism.

EVERYONE KEEP DICKING NICK - HE'LL SOON BE BEGGING DIEHARD GRIFFINISTAS TO PUT THEIR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS ON THE GAME TO STAVE-OFF HIS OWN BANKRUPTCY.

Fly On The Wall

Anonymous said...

When Collett and Hannam appeared before the BNP Disciplinary Committee, to answer the paedo grooming charges against them both, for attempting to seduce the two obviously-under-age school girls, in a bedroom in the Kimberly Hotel, Brighton, during the 2006 BNP AGM, Collett was blatantly smirking with confidence because he knew his partner-in-crime, Sni££in' Gri££in, had already ordered the Disciplinary Committee panel not to expel him and Hannam from the BNP, to give them both a final warning, and the paedo charges against both not to be recorded in the Discplinary Hearing minutes - and it didn't take long working out Gri££in and Collett were tied together into a financial scam beneficial to both - and that Gri££in was already coining it from the Trafalgar club, low-level double-expense claims scams, and being paid a salary from BNP funds, Gri££in's puzzling over-protection of Collett was not so puzzling when factoring in Collett's control of all BNP leaflet publishing by VANGUARD ENTERPRISES LTD (which should have been named COLLET ENTERPRISES LTD, because Collett owned VE Ltd).

Collett legitimately invoiced (for too much) the BNP for each BNP leaflet he/VE Ltd printed - and therein I figured was hidden the scam of charging the BNP for over-printing tens-of-thousands of unwanted/unordered BNP leaflets I KNEW WERE REGULARY BINNED. As well as regulary pocketing baksheesh from Collett, for awarding Collett highly lucrative work funded by BNP members, and receiving baksheesh for each printing run of BNP leaflets of the correct number, Gri££in would have demanded at least a fifty-fifty split of printing overun profits.

When the Decemberists were expelled from the BNP, for trying to rid the BNP of Collett and Hannam, I told my Branch Organiser about the overun printing scam, but he wouldn't believe Gri££in was greedy and corrupt - BUT HE DOES NOW, AND IS NO LONGER A BNP MEMBER.

WARNING: under no circumstances allow Collett into a revived BNP or a new nationalist party - though clever his regular re-occuring stupid streak is the kiss-of-death for nationalism.

EVERYONE KEEP DICKING NICK - HE'LL SOON BE BEGGING DIEHARD GRIFFINISTAS TO PUT THEIR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS ON THE GAME TO STAVE-OFF HIS OWN BANKRUPTCY.

Fly On The Wall

Anonymous said...

When Collett and Hannam appeared before the BNP Disciplinary Committee, to answer the paedo grooming charges against them both, for attempting to seduce the two obviously-under-age school girls, in a bedroom in the Kimberly Hotel, Brighton, during the 2006 BNP AGM, Collett was blatantly smirking with confidence because he knew his partner-in-crime, Sni££in' Gri££in, had already ordered the Disciplinary Committee panel not to expel him and Hannam from the BNP, to give them both a final warning, and the paedo charges against both not to be recorded in the Discplinary Hearing minutes - and it didn't take long working out Gri££in and Collett were tied together into a financial scam beneficial to both - and that Gri££in was already coining it from the Trafalgar club, low-level double-expense claims scams, and being paid a salary from BNP funds, Gri££in's puzzling over-protection of Collett was not so puzzling when factoring in Collett's control of all BNP leaflet publishing by VANGUARD ENTERPRISES LTD (which should have been named COLLET ENTERPRISES LTD, because Collett owned VE Ltd).

Collett legitimately invoiced (for too much) the BNP for each BNP leaflet he/VE Ltd printed - and therein I figured was hidden the scam of charging the BNP for over-printing tens-of-thousands of unwanted/unordered BNP leaflets I KNEW WERE REGULARY BINNED. As well as regulary pocketing baksheesh from Collett, for awarding Collett highly lucrative work funded by BNP members, and receiving baksheesh for each printing run of BNP leaflets of the correct number, Gri££in would have demanded at least a fifty-fifty split of printing overun profits.

When the Decemberists were expelled from the BNP, for trying to rid the BNP of Collett and Hannam, I told my Branch Organiser about the overun printing scam, but he wouldn't believe Gri££in was greedy and corrupt - BUT HE DOES NOW, AND IS NO LONGER A BNP MEMBER.

WARNING: under no circumstances allow Collett into a revived BNP or a new nationalist party - though clever his regular re-occuring stupid streak is the kiss-of-death for nationalism.

EVERYONE KEEP DICKING NICK - HE'LL SOON BE BEGGING DIEHARD GRIFFINISTAS TO PUT THEIR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS ON THE GAME TO STAVE-OFF HIS OWN BANKRUPTCY.

Fly On The Wall

Anonymous said...

19 August 2010 20:59
I immediately cancelled both our credit cards which had been used for donating/membership renewals.

There will be more to follow on this ! Quite a few of us in the party worked in the financial industry such as accountants,underwriters etc and many of us dealt with multi million pound and blue chip companies so we know accounts when we see them.Some people offered to do the party accounts for free but sir griffage declined ? why ? yes we now know why.Griffin is going to fall down a very big black hole soon. Al Capone once said.. " they always get you on the money "

Nemesis said...

Anon @ anon 19 August 2010 14:05

I am very disheartened and angry to hear how good, solid and decent nationalists such as yourself have been so incredibly ill-treated, misued, abused and ripped -off in nothing more than a financial con-trick.

I don't know what unit/branch/region you was in (and maybe you wish to keep this private, though I would be interested to know)but your local organiser should have known better and is clearly unfit for the job in question. He/she is no nationalist and is a low-down scumbag who uses and abuses members as Griffin uses his own members, referring to them as "grunts".

Nationalists like yourself deserve netter, much better. I hope that once Griffin & Co are removed , or a new party formed, that you will come back and help make nationalism a good thing, something that respects its members and activists.

And Griffin and Dowson are not the sole problem. There are numerous incompetents and corrupt and dishonourable buffoons in the party (like your organiser), or have recently left as former officers or have challenged Griifin, after they have suckled up to him for years and been an inregral part of the Griffin cabal.

They also need to be purged and rejected as nationalists.

Anonymous said...

Bloody hell Graham is still sticking her oar in, get life FFS!!!

Anonymous said...

dedicated to the jimbo the industry expert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Vt2AAQUd4

Anonymous said...

PMSL
that video will send dowson into one of his whisky rages tonight.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Bloody hell Graham is still sticking her oar in, get life FFS!!!
---------------

To what comment are you refering?

Anonymous said...

The report below was first posted on the British Democracy forum :

" Well well what a night! 90 people and 75% were anti Griffin/ pro Butler. Mostly London with A handfull from home counties. About 20 excluded but most got in by towing the line. Those outside were R. Edmonds, Chris Roberts, Lawrence Rustem, Rowena Savage, Peter Phillips, Bob Gertner, Steve McColl, Victoria, Eddy Butler, Sue Butler, Tony Avery, Colin Smith, Emma Colegate, Jay Slaven, a couple of ex councillors from B&D and 3 or 4 others.

Mick Barnbrook got in and managed to get his point across, but Q&As were limited because Griffin talked for an age. Meeting started 30 mins late because the access control was a drama. RE was the first to be refused entry and this nearly caused a riot. Most people calmed down in order to get themselves in.

Second to be refused was ex councillor, L. Rustem who was fuming. Colin Smith enquired why LR was denied access and was told that he couldn't attend either, simply because he enquired. This held up the smooth flow for about 5 mins as voices were raised and CS telling Geoff from Insecurity that if he was touched, a complaint would be made to the police.

Steve McColl was stopped but was a lot more complient and smiled as he turned back to the serious-looking but now quiet crowd. Sue Butler then made an attempt to enter but was simply blocked but the portly fellows in the doorway.

To be continued. "

Anonymous said...

No stories on the main BNP website since wednesday daytime ? also have you noticed how quiet VNN has gone of late ? Darby when he does write some now very short articles are only about his birds and flying machines ? the only one writing bile at the minute is orville,sorry the green sparrow. Anyone else think the bubbble is now about to burst ?

Anonymous said...

Scam Merchant Gri££in is pretending to be transparent! Interesting list though, needs further analysis.

http://www.nickgriffinmep.eu/content/accounts-expenses

Anonymous said...

Idiotic cover up story about Griffin in London on the London BNP website, but I love the phone of One-eye and Jefferson trying to look important on their mobiles ( the reality is they were probably phoning up stooges to attend the Dagenham meeting in the evening so that they would be out numbered?) Griffin will destroy London like so many other areas he has interfered with in the past.

http://www.londonpatriot.org/2010/08/20/mep-in-london-for-gla-meeting/

Anonymous said...

My apologies to NWN and everyone else for the multiple posting of the same comment - I thought they were not getting fired-off to NWN, when in fact they were.

DICK NICK BEFORE NICK DICKS YOU

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aui3yBIOVzw&



STRANGE THE BNP NEVER POINT'S THIS FACT OUT TO ITS MEMBERS AND NEITHER DOES LANCASTER DISUNITY.
Johnny Cash.

NWN Admin said...

Colin Smith is one of those who are almost on a par with the hated Tony bomber Lecomber. Smith is a disgrace to nationalism, he was one of the main helpers of Griffin and now like Griffin and Lecomber, ought to be shunned.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg9hIB66x9M&



LIAR LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!!!!

Anonymous said...

NWN Admin, well said, creepy Colin Smith is pretending to be on the side of those suspended, he is spying for Griffin and trying to gain the trust of the dissenters, the same goes for another notorious shitbag Frank Forte, both of these buggers are convicted criminals by the way.

Anonymous said...

This is from the latest BNP Orgainsers' Bulletin, Golding hasn't really been suspended what a farce!

"DISCIPLINARY ISSUES

A number of individuals are at present suspended, the majority
for alleged misuse of party data during the recent leadership
nomination campaign. Please note that one of these is Paul
Golding, who is therefore at present unable to respond to
Communications Department enquiries, though as an employee with a
contract he is still doing backroom work. However, please still
send communications or media enquiries to communications@bnp.org.uk

While a few people may have passed the point of no return, it is
hoped in many of these cases to settle the issue through a
face-to-face meeting with the Chairman and agreement on an
appropriate sanction and subsequent reconciliation, rather than
through formal disciplinary hearings.

But the rumour-mongering, disregard for the party’s
constitutional procedures and incitements to cause problems have
to stop, and people who seek to continue to disrupt or whose
pronouncements on blogs or in the media lead the party into
disrepute are liable to be removed permanently. The members have
given the present leadership a clear mandate, now everyone must
pull together to move the party forward.

Richard Edmonds has been removed from the Advisory Council
because he used information provided to him in the usual
confidence at an AC meeting and twisted it into a falsehood. He
then spread this outright lie at numerous leadership challenge
meetings.

Ken Booth has been removed as North East Regional Organiser
because despite repeated warnings he failed to submit his party
financial records for the past three years. He remains Regional
Secretary and was simply removed from one specific job for which
he has shown himself unsuitable. This follows advice from the
party’s independent auditor."

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