Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I do not make this statement lightly. A case was heard in the High Court yesterday (28th March) that is of immense significance for every candidate and agent at last year’s General Election and everyone unwise enough to stand as a BNP candidate or agent in this year’s local elections, the Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly or Scottish Parliamentary elections. The case was heard in Court 14 before Mr Justice Tugendhat. This highly respected judge is a specialist in electoral law. This was the case: IN THE MATTER OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT 1983 AND IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION FOR RELIEF FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION FOR THE CONSTITUENCY OF BARKING HELD ON 6 MAY 2010 BETWEEN: Richard Barnbrook v The Returning Officer for the constituency of Barking Application for Relief The case involves the non payment of election expenses relating to Barking constituency, where Nick Griffin was the candidate and Richard Barnbrook was rather foolishly his agent. Richard Barnbrook turned up in court in his trademark beige suit. A company called Newton Press had provided various printing services relating to this election campaign, most notably two newspapers that were distributed across the constituency. Nick Griffin’s BNP has refused to pay Newton Press for their printing services, including various issues of Voice of Freedom. I believe the total outstanding bill is in the region of £15,000. Newton Press have tried various remedies in order to obtain payment but Nick Griffin’s BNP have just waved two fingers at this honest small British company, that employs British workers in their factory in County Durham. .Out of desperation Newton Press were able to establish that some of the printing related to the Barking election and Richard Barnbrook as agent had accepted responsibility for the items as they were included on the expense return. The items were listed in the expense return as paid. I know this as I helped him fill it out and I saw the invoices, which had a ‘Paid’ stamp on them. These invoices had been provided by Dave Hannam who at the time was the National Treasurer. . It is clear that these invoices had not in fact been paid. THE LAW Under Section 78(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 all bills relating to election expenses have to be paid with 28 days of the election result being declared. Under Section 82(6) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 making a false declaration as to election expenses can carry a sentence of up to a year’s imprisonment or a fine of up to £5,000. If a candidate or agent realises that their expense return was inaccurate then they can apply to the High Court for relief, but the grounds for doing this are quite narrow. Newton Press contacted Richard Barnbrook in order to obtain payment for the part of their outstanding debt that relates to the two newspapers delivered in Barking. I believe the total sum is about £6,000. .I suspect they approached Richard Barnbrook as they knew he had a well-paid job as a member of the Greater London Assembly, and that he would be a less slippery character to pin down than Nick Griffin. Richard Barnbrook denied responsibility as the bill should have been settled by the party centre. Not surprisingly he did not think it was his fault that the BNP had defaulted and provided him with false invoices. As the Electoral Commission had been informed about the matter, Richard Barnbrook had to apply to the High Court for relief in order to absolve himself from making a false declaration on the expense return; that the invoices had been paid when they had not. Mr Justice Tugendhat has found against Richard Barnbrook. . The mitigating plea that Richard Barnbrook believed in good faith that the invoices had been paid was not accepted. The agent is expected to be in real and genuine control of election expenditure. Before signing off the expense return it was the agent’s responsibility to make certain that the invoices had in fact been paid. It is important to note that the candidate also has to sign off election expense returns. Both candidate and agent are potentially liable for any false declarations. .We have just found out that ignorance is no defence. Mr Justice Tugendhat has adjourned the hearing with a view to referring the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions. In other words, Richard Barnbrook is about to be prosecuted and is likely to gain a criminal conviction because he was the agent in an election when Nick Griffin’s British National Party fraudulently claimed to have paid a bill for materials used in respect of an election and in fact refused to pay the bill. .It is also known that Newton Press printed a local BNP newspaper that was delivered across Stoke-on-Trent, in support of the BNP candidates there, one of whom was Simon Darby. . THIS IS NOT ABOUT SYMPATHY FOR RICHARD BARNBROOK I find it difficult to muster any personal sympathy for Richard Barnbrook’s plight. He has acted in a thoroughly disreputable manner ever since the General Election. .One minute solemnly promising to support my leadership challenge, the next acting as a stooge spoiler candidate at the behest of Nick Griffin in order to corrupt the internal election process. Soon after he announced he wanted Nick Griffin to come clean about the financial mismanagement that had taken place and resigned the BNP whip as a GLA member. .Nick Griffin showed his gratitude for Richard acting as his stooge by promptly expelling him. Richard then demeaned himself by touting himself around to various parties. His price was that he insisted in personally being named as the number one candidate for the 2012 London Assembly Election. His only concern was for himself and his own position. Even after Richard’s betrayal during the BNP Leadership contest I gave him sensible advice that he failed to take and ended up making himself appear venal and untrustworthy. The last I heard the new London Organiser had attempted to foster Richard Barnbrook onto an unimpressed Regional Council meeting recently, by accepting him back and onto London Assembly list (although not as number one). This was at Nick Griffin’s behest! ,One’s personal feelings are irrelevant. This is a much bigger issue than Richard Barnbrook. . THIS AFFECTS EVERY BNP CANDIDATE AND AGENT It is well known that the company that produced the BNP’s General Election leaflets, Romac Press (which is based in Belfast), has an outstanding bill for around £45,000. This affects every single candidate and agent from last year’s General Election. The gross mismanagement of the BNP’s finances by Nick Griffin has jeopardised the liberty of every single one of them. The buck stops with Nick Griffin and him alone. .The judgement in the Equality Commission case makes it abundantly clear that Nick Griffin is in sole and absolute control of all aspects of the BNP. The timing of this case, just as BNP activists are considering whether to stand candidates or act as agents could not be more staggering. Are you thinking of standing for the BNP in this year’s local elections – or perhaps for the Welsh or Northern Ireland Assemblies, or the Scottish Parliament? .Are you thinking of acting as an election agent? . If so I suggest you think long and hard. If you are a paper candidate then there will not be a problem. If you only use your own locally produced leaflets you will be alright. If you are standing in an election where centrally produced leaflets are used then think again. You are literally risking your liberty and freedom. You cannot believe Nick Griffin’s ‘team’ if they say the leaflets have been paid for. .Nick Griffin has a track record of refusing to pay printers bills. He is taking a risk with your well being. He is mocking you. He thinks you are a stupid. Little more than dirt on his shoes. .A transcript of Mr Justice Tugendhat's full judgment will be available soon and I will post it up. Inevitably until then some sceptical souls will dispute my facts. http://eddybutler.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-strongly-recommend-that-no-one-stands.html


NWN Admin said...

Griffin reneged on paying for the bar bill at the very first RWB at Sawley.

Over £1,000+ was ignored by Griffin, and so we lost good people from around the Burnley and Clitheroe areas in 2002.

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Anonymous said...

Then there was the golf club scam by Griffin in the North West.

He put in the winning bid for a set of golf clubs in a BNP auction then sent his stooge in after the meeting to get his money back off Kevin Bryan !

Anonymous said...

Griffin tried to rip off Geoff & Sharon Pastou from Burnley some years back .

Geoff put in a central heating system into Griffins farmhouse.

Griffin tried to get off paying.

However, Geoff is a 'mountain of a man' and made sure he never left without payment.

Anonymous said...

Nick Griffin tried to use Peter Rushton to get the cash off someones will.

Peter Rushton to his credit refused to make Griffin an executor of this mans will.

Not long after, Rushton was expelled from the BNP and slagged off in BNP propaganda.

Anonymous said...

Yo and greets from your man in da big house Purple Aki, long time prisoner of political persecution. Da time is comin real fast when I is free from dis cage here. Da drums is saying bad news down de grape vine dat griffin da one eye devil has let loose da evil of voodoo politics again on da good nationalist folk. I has cast da magic bones bones and dey say send Griffin da mother of all fackers and his conspirators to Coventry. Give not 1 coconut or penny to dis mother of all taboos, collect all yo old shoes and throw dem at him and his boys in da Tonton Macoute. He is facking up de scene, I have let loose ma man Joey Owen he has de power to assist in taking back da party from da 1 eyed roly poly devil.

Purple Akinwale Arobieke
Squeezer and Patriot.

Anonymous said...

Deconstructing Nonsense!!!


Anonymous said...

15 reasons to scrap human rights act.
THE despised European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) has helped killers, rapists and terror suspects fight their causes and escape justice since it came into force. The Sun today gives 15 more reasons why it should be scrapped.
1. Serial sex beast Anthony Rice, 54, was freed early from his life sentence for rape under human rights laws - and went on to murder Naomi Bryant, 40, just nine months later. Rice killed the multiple sclerosis sufferer and mum of one in Winchester, Hants.
2. Hate preacher Abu Hamza was allowed to escape extradition to the US on terror charges last year after the cleric claimed it would breach his human rights. He was accused by US prosecutors of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon in 1999.
3. Rapists and paedophiles have won the right to appeal against having their details on the sex offenders register permanently.
4. Suspected killers can apply for bail under human rights laws. Helen Newlove, from Warrington, Cheshire, has campaigned for years against this loophole. Her husband and the dad of her three daughters Garry, 47, was killed by 19-year-old Adam Swellings, on bail for other offences, and two others in 2007.
5. The UK's compensation culture has thrived under the ECHR. Prisoner Robert Napier received £2,400 because he was made to slop out his jail cell. His case led to hundreds of similar claims.
6. The only terrorist to survive the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege is unlikely ever to be booted out of Britain - because of human rights laws. Fowzi Nejad, 52, was given a life sentence for his role in the six-day siege, which left two of the 26 hostages and his fellow five terrorists dead.
7. An illegal immigrant from Bolivia was allowed to stay in the UK - because he had a caIn 2009, Judge James Devittie ruled sending him home would interfere with his family life.8. Manchester Police were sued under the ECHR after they used the images of killers Colin Joyce and Lee Amos in an anti-crime poster campaign. The ads featured pictures of how they would look aged 68 - when they would be eligible for parole. Campaigners argued the ads breached the human rights of their families.
9. Terror suspect Abu Qatada and eight others were awarded £75,000 for a "breach" of their human rights in 2009. Judges in Strasbourg decided the British Government should never have held them without trial following the attacks on 9/11, saying it violated their right to liberty and security.
10. A teenage arsonist expelled from school for his crimes used the act to argue he had a right to education. His case was eventually thrown out - after a lengthy and expensive legal battle
11. Rapist Spencer Mellors, 46, was given £4,000 under the ECHR - after one of his two appeals against conviction was delayed. He was given the cash because the second appeal took too long. 12. Serial killer Dennis Nilsen was allowed hardcore gay porn in prison under the convention. He argued that denying him the porn breached his freedom of expression.
13. Paedophile Andrew Baldwin was allowed to use a gym situated on a school campus unsupervised - despite being found guilty of sexually abusing three girls aged 12 and 13. Forest Of Dean council were worried that banning Baldwin from the gym on the site of Whitecross School, Lydney, Gloucs, would breach his human rights.
14. The lawyers of celebrity love rats - including a string of Premier League footballers and a married TV star - have used human rights laws to keep their clients' private lives out of the newspapers.
15. Ten "highly dangerous" terror suspects were freed in 2004 after Law Lords ruled their detention without trial breached their human rights.

Anonymous said...

Hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian, 63, after jumping red light was rushing to bring mother's passport to airport.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370713/Hit-run-driver-killed-pedestrian-63-jumping-red-light-rushing-bring-mothers-passport-airport.html#ixzz1I5cjheZ8

Anonymous said...

Police break up 'drink and sex' Purim party.


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Anonymous said...

Wasn't the Peter Rushton/Griffin will incident around 2002 ?

Anonymous said...

The BNP can't pay for its own election leaflets, whereas the National Front are standing 4 candidates in ABERDEEN in the May elections.

Gri££in has been using the BNP as a kind of business scam for the last 11 years and he has managed to bankrupt it due to his psychopathic risk taking and greed.

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NWN Admin said...

Anonymous said...
Wasn't the Peter Rushton/Griffin will incident around 2002 ?

30 March 2011 15:55

Yes it was, and with the other above example above of Griffin 'ripping off' a pub landlord for a massive drinks bill from the first RWB at Sawley.

We can see that Griffin has been 'milking the funds' since day one.

Anonymous said...

Asian youths sent on £2,000 jaunt to Blackpool to avoid clashes at Right-wing march jailed for car park fight.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371831/Asian-youths-sent-seaside-avoid-clashes-right-wing-march-jailed--starting-fight.html#ixzz1IBGK7v5f

Anonymous said...


load this video down before the French and British governments order it to be `pulled' from the net.


Fly On The Wall

Anonymous said...

"load this video down before the French and British governments order it to be `pulled' from the net."

More paranoia. Perhaps another bleat about ITK information about a fictitious repo raid in Griffins farm?

Another 'oops'

Army Veteran Jailed For Stirring Up Racial Hatred ...