Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Nick Griffin on holiday - again !
NWN: This is reminiscent of the where's Wally childrens game from a few years back. The search for Wally.
We at NWN have noted ever since Griffin hijacked the BNP, he has had many long holidays. Of course, we wouldn't begrudge anyone a holiday.
Except Griffin often has holidays at 'crunch' periods, for example; in the immediate run up to the 2000 European elections.
Where was Mr.Griffin ?
He was 'swanning around' speaking in the USA, and he has carried on in that vein.
John Tyndall attacked Griffin at the time for that, as Tyndall argued, he should have been 'leading his troops' into the elections. Nothing alters with the vain Mr.Griffin, he has chutzpah as the jews would say.
It would be quite interesting to see the critical periods of BNP history over the last 11 years, and correlate them with Nick Griffins holidays. We think it would make very interesting reading into the mind of Nick Griffin.
Where is our Chairman?
By Hogarth. Last Monday the Chairman was elected to a fresh term of four years, by merely nine votes. He did not bother to attend the count, perhaps in case he lost.
To obtain his mandate of merely nine votes, his team broke his own rules:
1. A 50 point email circular was issued, attacking Mr Brons, utilising the party’s email address lists.
2. Regional Organisers or their officials despatched email circulars to their memberships, imploring members to support Nick Griffin.
Had the Chairman been re-elected with a majority of several hundred votes, it could have been argued that these two clear breaches of the rules would have been insufficient to alter an assured victory for Nick Griffin.
These two actions, however, were designed to influence the vote, which is why they were sanctioned. Had merely five members voted for Mr Brons instead of Mr Griffin, Mr Brons would have been elected with a majority of one vote.
There are grounds for the Returning Officer, who is already carrying out routine enquiries, to declare the result null and void on account of these breaches in the rules and to re-issue fresh ballot papers in a new election.
This would almost certainly be the decision of any Court, given the circumstances.
Meanwhile, the Chairman has sent a long and rambling letter to his runner-up, Andrew Brons, which underlines the Chairman’s micro-management of the Party.
One of the points of Mr Brons’ election platform was the futility and damage wrought by micro-management.
Alas, Mr Griffin has no expertise as a manager outside the political realm. In fact, he has done very little outside the political realm, although he has accomplished one bankruptcy.
He has very nearly brought his own party to the point of bankruptcy – if such is possible for an unincorporated association.
Once again, the accounts are late, which will invite a fine from the Electoral Commission.
That fine represents the money of hard-pressed donors, which the Chairman enjoys tapping for their hard earned wages and pensions.
We were told, during the campaign, that the accounts were now properly overseen and administered.
Clearly, the Chairman’s appointees, Clive Jefferson and Jennifer Matthys have some explaining to do.
More bizarre, however, is the absence of the Chairman. He has narrowly won the slenderest of victories but he has disappeared – presumably on holiday – when his party is in utter chaos, with morale plumbing fresh lows.
His website is becoming a joke and features illiteracy.
His party is split.
He faces numerous challenges in Court.
His members are resigning or refusing to donate. Others refuse to participate in any political activity. The BBC are rumoured to be preparing an expose of his tenure of the party.
Damaging copies of Trafalgar Club bank statements have been issued, denoting large cash drawings.
Mr Brons’ voters are finding new reasons to depart, despite the former’s earnest representations that they remain.
In fact, it is speculated that the Chairman would prefer his detractors to depart. That way, the party will contract into a micro unit of unelectable sycophants plus some delinquents.
What few councillors we retain are fast departing the party.
In fact, the party is descending downhill so fast that it will soon be beneath where it was when he took it over in 1999. What a record! What sheer incompetence!
Instead of departing on holiday amidst such ruin and destruction, the Chairman should be in the UK, rapidly mending and building bridges.
He should be in earnest negotiations with Mr Brons’s team to act on their criticisms of his tenure and implement their ideas.
In particular, as the first stage in the building of those bridges, Mr Griffin should relieve the party of the services of the non-member, Pat Harrington, who has stood ethnic candidates against our Party.
That demand, which appeared on this website several days ago, remains unanswered.
He has done none of the things we requested. There have been no meetings with Mr Brons or his supporters, no discussions and only the despatch of a rambling, patronising letter to Mr Brons.
We are reminded of the late Enoch Powell’s reflection: “All political careers end in failure.” As someone else once remarked: “How great the arrogance before the fall.”
The tragedy here is that the Chairman is likely to bring the entire party down with him and, with this, the one remaining avenue for the British people to save the nation. What a record — which will be long remembered by frustrated activists of the nationalist cause.