What are readers views on Richard Edmonds ?
While Richard was John Tyndalls 'right hand man', and possibly the one man who could galvanise the 'radical right' in the UK, he hasn't done that.
This writer has complained to Richard about the abuse and physical threats he has suffered over recent years from such as Kevin 'fatty' Bryan and some others in the National Front. This writer has known Richard Edmonds personally since the 1970's.
Mr.Edmonds also did not come to the aid of another nationalist veteran and friend of his, Peter Rushton, who has also come under attack by some in the National Front.
Richard was never a major mover in the nationalist movement. He was never an organiser. He was/is a follower.
Like 'fatty' Bryan, Mr Edmonds is only a very recent refugee from Nick Griffins BNP. They both said nothing when Griffin trashed the BNP over the years.
Those 'in the know' knew from around 2000, that Griffin was a wrong 'un. Both Bryan and Edmonds were still supporting Griffin till probably at least 2009.
This writer was contacted by Richard some years back when Griffin was trying to weaken John Tyndalls position in the BNP, by trying to expel Richard Edmonds . Griffin used poor fake pictures of Richard with Florrie Rost Van Tonningen and photocopied /edited pics of Richard Edmonds together with lads with swastikas on their arms.
Richard was not expelled at that time, but he asked this writer for help in that instance.
Mr.Edmonds has not reciprocated that call for help.
Mr.Edmonds was the last to pull out of the Griffin BNP. Both Fatty Bryan and Chris Jackson left slightly earlier. Both Bryan, and Jackson in particular, slagged off Edmonds openly at that time. But being as Jackson in particular slags absolutely everyone off behind their backs, so there's nothing new here. But now all are in cahoots in the National Front.
Is Richard Edmonds the man to lead the nationalist radical right ?