New Crisis Strikes BNP as Councillor’s Representative Quits Party
By Peter Johnson.
Amber Valley district councillor Lewis Allsebrook, elected as the BNP’s Councillors’ Representative at the poorly-attended November 2011 Annual Conference, has quit the party less than three months after taking up the role.
Writing on his website, Ambervalley matters.com, Mr Allsebrook—a former staunch supporter of chief party-wrecker Nick Griffin, described the BNP as “shambolic” and “hampered by the crazy ideological sensitivities . . . who refuse to take inspiration from anywhere but their own shallow pool of members.
“The site no longer supports the local British National Party. I along with a sizable group of local patriots have decided to leave the shambolic local British National Party and search for a new political home,” Mr Allsebrook wrote.
His resignation comes just four months after the previous BNP Councillor’s Representative, Debbie Stafford, also quit the position and the party, saying that she had “seen firsthand how the party is run from the Wigton office. It is conducted in a disreputable manner with dirty tricks being the order of the day. I feel I can no longer support such actions . . . the party is run as a family business with a ‘job for boys’ attitude that will never change.”
In an article published on the main BNP website after his election to the position in November last year, Mr Allsebrook wrote that “Central Party have promised to give me access to their full range of facilities. I intend to take the first opportunity to visit our head office in Wigton to see what’s on offer.” Possibly he too has had a Damascus experience, like Ms Stafford, when he saw how the party was run from the shed in Wigton.
Incredibly, the party leadership still carries on as if nothing is happening at all, despite all indications that a crushing defeat is on the cards for the upcoming London elections.
It is highly likely that Mr Griffin’s ever-dwindling band of supporters will be totally demoralised at the impending electoral disaster—caused exclusively by the leadership’s arrogance and dismissal of all sensible activists—and that this will cause a further fracturing and breakdown in the BNP.
It is a sad end for what was once Britain’s most successful nationalist political force.
There are two important lessons to be learned from the entire debacle, namely
- that Nick Griffin and Patrick Harrington, now having successfully wrecked two nationalist political parties, must never again be allowed to play any role in a resurrected movement, and
- secondly, that any new movement must have a constitution which will prevent the sorts of megalomaniac leadership abuse to which the dying BNP has been subjected.