British ‘Neo –Nazi’ PartiesIt is a hard political fact of British, particually English politics, that on consideration the majoritory of the British white coloued populace do appear to be prejudiced against other ethnic and cultural groups. Furthermore, such prejudice appears to be on the increase.
Below are a number of easily identied parties of the British Right. To these the British Nationalist Party (BNP); and many members of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and Conservative Party can be added in.
November 9th Society
International Third Position
British National Front
League of Saint George
The Wolf's Hook White Brotherhood
White Nationalist Party
England First Party
UK Freedom Party
Support for the British Movement grew at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 80s when the National Front fragmented. It was particularly popular with the violent youth and skinhead element who had formerly supported the Front. A key part of its tactic for gaining both publicity and members was in formenting violence at football matches and music gigs.
Following a conviction for shoplifting women's underwear (an incident which did not go down well with the Movement's violently homophobic membership) Jordan left the British Movement with leadership falling into the hands of Michael McLaughlin, a Liverpudlian former milkman, in 1975. McLaughlin would later clash with another leading member Ray Hill, who was later revealed to be a "mole" for the anti-fascist Searchlight magazine, and as a result about half of the membership followed Hill in joining the newly launched British National Party in 1982. The BM failed to recover from the split and McLaughlin announced its liquidation in September 1983.
A group calling itself the British Movement has continued to operate since McLaughlin wound up the initial BM. However beyond holding an Annual General Meeting and very occasionally publishing a pamphlet this BM does not function and has only a tiny, largely inactive, membership.
This group is not directly related to the present group called the National Socialist Movement, which was formed in 1997.
November 9th SocietyThe November 9th Society is a British Neo-Nazi group (sometimes mistakenly called the British Nazi Party), formed in 1977 by Terry Flynn.
Under Flynn's leadership N9S (as it is now commonly known) was a very peripheral group that went through long periods of inactivity. In recent years however the group, now under the leadership of Kevin Quinn the N9S has raised its profile and taken a more active role in British politics.
The use of the term British Nazi Party to describe the group comes from the fact that it had advertised itself as Britain's only Nazi party in leaflets and stickers.
Until recently N9S has functioned as a pressure group although since August 2004 they have began to mobilise as a political party. The society campaigns against immigration, abortion, communism and homosexuality, whilst supporting a hierarchical system of leadership, repatriation and British ownership of industry, with all banking controlled by a central government bank. In its manifestoe, one of the pledges of the party is to nationalize all media outlets.
The name comes from the date in 1923 when 16 Nazi 'martyrs' lost their lives at Feldherrnhalle as part of the Beer Hall Putsch. Critics and opponents have mistakenly argued, however, that the name is actually based on Kristallnacht and that N9S is merely a force for anti-Semitism. Party members deny such criticism but do cite Israel as their "most deadly enemy".
N9S are critical of the British National Party, whom they view as too moderate and too prepared to compromise their policies. They produce an occasional magazine Britain Awake. The party has no copyright, stating on their website, "The truth should be freely available to everyone". Another of their desires is to use the army to "march all illegal immigrants to the channel and order them to swim". They have recently claimed interest in establishing a headquarters in Woodford.
N9S has only had sporadic activity since inception (searchlight magazine claims it has 120 members), although they have become more active since registering as a political entity. On 17th December 2005, they were involved in a demonstration outside the Austrian Embassy in support of imprisoned historian David Irving who was awaiting trial in Austria for Holocaust denial, and has subsequently been jailed for 3 years, and plan more demonstrations in the future.
International Third Position is also the name of an ideology (after which the British ITP was named) that combines nationalist and social elements, drawing from the early 20th Century Distributists, Social Creditors, Guild Socialists and other "radical patriots". As a variation of national socialism, critics on the left tend to see International Third Position ideology as a form of neofascism, while others see it as displaying characteristics of a left-wing ideology.
Initially the ITP distanced itself from traditional Fascism and Nazism, promoting "racial separatism" rather than crude racism. The International Third Position operated more as an "elite cadre" than a mass movement. It sought to become an umbrella organisation for various national revolutionary parties throughout Europe and the world.
Though a key formulator of the Third Positionist platform, Nick Griffin left a year or so after the ITP's formation. After circa 4 years he threw his lot in with the British National Party (BNP), which he later took control of by attacking and undermining the BNP founder John Tyndall. Derek Holland, though appearing at nationalist functions as late as 2002, appears to have retired from active political involvement.
The ITP changed its name to England First in 2001 and has since become a part of the European National Front with groups such as the German NPD, Spanish Falange, Italian Forza Nuova, Romanian Noua Dreaptă, Polish NOP and others.
The most recent ITP/ENF gathering in central London in April 2005 drew 150 supporters. Overall membership is estimated by Searchlight magazine to be somewhat lower than this, although the ITP maintains a relatively strong publishing presence as well as its network of international contacts.
Publications supporting the ITP in the UK are Final Conflict, The Voice of St George and Candour (which was previously published by A. K. Chesterton and is the longest running far-right publication in Britain). The movement also publishes a number of reprint books connected to its ideology.
This tendency, although sometimes referred to as following a "third way", should not be confused with either the political party in the UK calling itself Third Way (although this group also has its roots in the defunct Official National Front), nor with the centre-right Third Way electoral movement.
Leader Tom Holmes
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In the United Kingdom, the British National Front (most commonly called the National Front or NF) is an extreme right-wing political party that had its heyday during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Morrissey "National Front Disco" fiasco
The National Democrats name change
The current NF
The NF was founded on February 7, 1967, under the chairmanship of A. K. Chesterton, a cousin of the novelist G.K. Chesterton and former leader of the League of Empire Loyalists (LEL). Its purpose was to oppose immigration and multiculturalist policies in Britain, and multinational agreements such as the United Nations or the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as replacements for bilateral agreements between nations. The new movement brought the LEL into permanent coalition with the 1960s incarnation of the British National Party and a third of the Racial Preservation Society led by Robin Beauclair (the remainer of the RPS - led by Dr David Brown - joined its house political party, the National Democratic Party). There was a ban on neo-Nazi groups being allowed to join the party, but members of John Tyndall's neo-Nazi Greater Britain Movement joined as individual members to circumvent the ban.
The NF grew during the 1970s and had as many as 20,000 members by 1974. It did particularly well in local elections and polled 44% in Deptford, London (with a splinter group), almost beating the incumbent Labour candidate, who only won due to the split in the vote. It came third in three parliamentary by-elections. In only one of these instances - the Newham by-election of 1975 (where the candidate was former Communist Party of Great Britain candidate Mike Lobb) - NF outperformed the Liberals.
Its electoral base largely consisted of blue-collar workers and the self-employed who resented immigrant competition in the labour market. The party also attracted a few disillusioned Conservatives, who gave the party much needed electoral expertise and respectability. The Conservatives came particularly from the Conservative Monday Club group within the Conservative Party that had been founded in hostile reaction to Harold MacMillan's "Winds Of Change" speech. The NF fought on a platform of opposition to communism and liberalism, support for Ulster loyalism, opposition to the European Economic Community, and the compulsory repatriation of new Commonwealth immigrants that were able to come over to Britain because of its unique passport system of the period that allowed Commonwealth citizens to Britain as equal citizens.
A common sight in the 1970s, the NF was well-known for its noisy demonstrations, particularly in London, where it often faced anti-fascist protestors from opposing groups, including Tariq Ali's International Marxist Group and later the SWP run Anti-Nazi League. Opponents of the National Front claim it to be a neo-Fascist organization, and its activities are often still opposed by anti-racist groups such as Searchlight.
The NF was led at first by Chesterton, who left under a cloud after half of the directorate (led by the NF's major financer, Gordon Marshall - also known as Gordon Brown) moved a vote of no confidence in him. He was replaced in 1970 by the party's office manager John O'Brien, a former Conservative and supporter of Enoch Powell. O'Brien however left when he realised the NF's leadership functions were being systematically taken over by the former Greater Britain Movement members in order to ensure the party was really being run by John Tyndall and his deputy Martin Webster. He and the NF's treasurer Clare McDonald led a small group of supporters into John Davis' National Independence Party) and the leadership passed to John Tyndall and Martin Webster.
The NF's success in the 1973 West Bromwich by-election shock many when the NF candidate finished third on 16%, and saving his deposit for the only time in NF history. This result was largely due to the candidate Martin Webster's own adopted 'chummy' persona for the campaign as "Big Mart", and due to the NF flooding the areas with hired coachloads of supporters over the four weeks of the by-election at the party's expense. The party thereafter enjoyed respectable results, even if it could not win any seats. The NF's only 'elected' councillor won in a by-election for Carrickfergus Town Council in Northern Ireland in 1975 when the only other candidate dropped out.
In 1974, the ITV documentary "This Week" exposed the neo-Nazi pasts (and continued links with world Nazis) of Tyndall and Webster. This resulted in a stormy annual conference a fortnight later leading to the leadership pass to the populist John Kingsley Read. Before long, he and his supporters were forced out by intimadation tactics of Tyndall's "Honour Guard", and Tyndall returned. (Read formed the short-lived National Party, which won two council seats in Blackburn in 1976.)
1979 was a disastrous year for the National Front as it was totally eclipsed by the rise to prominence of the newly reinvigorated Conservative Party under Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's tough right-wing stance on immigration and law and order caused the NF's support to haemorrhage. Many ex-Tories returned to the fold. Furthermore, in a rash move, Tyndall insisted in using the party's funds to nominate extra candidates so the NF would be standing in 303 seats in order to give the impression of growing strength. This brought the party to the verge of bankruptcy when all the deposits were lost. Most of the 'candidates' were candidates in name only, and did no electioneering whatsoever. Tyndall's leadership was challenged by Andrew Fountaine. Although Tyndall saw off the challenge, Fountaine and his followers split from the party to form the NF Constitutional Movement. The influential Leicester branch of the NF also split around this time, leading to the formation of the short lived British Democratic Party. In the face of these splits, Tyndall was expelled and replaced as leader by Andrew Brons. Tyndall formed his own New National Front, which was forced by court action to change its name. Tyndall renamed the NNF the "British National Party", which has since pushed out the NF as the dominant far-right party in Britain. Tyndall and his acolytes had been banned from the original BNP.
Front deputy leader Martin Webster claimed that the activities of the Anti-Nazi League played a key part in the NF's collapse at the end of the 1970s, but this claim runs contrary to events: the Anti-Nazi League collapsed in early 1979 amid claims of financial impropriety. Former celebrity supporters such as Brian Clough disowned the organisation. The NF stood their largest number of parliamentary candidates at the 1979 General Election only a few months later. Furthermore, a damning full set of minutes of National Front Directorate meetings from late 1979 to the 1986 "Third Way" versus "Flag Group" split, deposited by former NF-leader Patrick Harrington in the library of the University of Southampton, revealed that during the party's post-1979 wilderness years they were in the habit of "tipping off the Reds" in order to give their activities greater credibility with the public by being attended by hordes of angry protestors. This fact was later confirmed by MI5 mole Andy Carmichael, who was West Midlands Regional Organiser for the NF during the 1990s. The two most important factors in the NF collapse were Margaret Thatcher's "swamping" speech designed to cream off the NF vote in key marginals, and John Tyndall's rash diktat on the NF standing in 303 seats.
The party rapidly declined during the 1980s, although it retained some support in the West Midlands and in parts of London (usually centred around the entourage of Terry Blackham). The party tried in vain to gain support in Northern Ireland on several occasions. Its opponents viewed it as a skinhead party with barely concealed neo-Nazi views -- something that the Front itself vociferously denied. Many skinheads -- particularly those of "Oi!" bands such as Peter And The Test Tube Babies, Angelic Upstarts, and the Toy Dolls -- angrily disowned such views. Despite popular and tabloid media perceptions (and the line propagated by Searchlight), the NF actually lost a lot of skinhead support as a result of the support shown for non-whites radicals such as Louis Farrakhan and Ayatollah Khomeini. These lost followers moved towards the British National Party, the rapidly declining British Movement or simply to the skinhead umbrella group Blood and Honour. Griffin and Holland even tried (unsucessfully) to enlist the aid of Libya's Colonel Gadaffi, but this was rejected once the Libyans found out about the NF's reputation as 'fascist'. (A third of Libya's male population was exterminated by Mussolini's fascist troops during World War II.)
The party was splitting into two halves during the 1980s. Foremost were the Political Soldier ideas of young radicals such as Nick Griffin, Patrick Harrington, Phil Edwards and Derek Holland, who were known as the Official National Front or the Third Way. Under the leadership of the Political Soldiers, the NF lost interest in contesting elections, preferring a more revolutionary strategy. The opposition NF Flag Group contained the traditionalists such as Ian Anderson, Martin Wingfield, Tina 'Tin-Tin' Wingfield and Steve Brady, who ran candidates under the NF banner in the 1987 general election. This led to a clash at the Vauxhall by-election where Patrick Harrington stood as the Official NF candidate against Ted Budden for the Flag NF. The Flag faction did some political dabbling of their own, and the ideas of Social Credit and Distributism were popular for a time, but as ever the chief preoccupation was race-relations. By 1990, the Political Soldiers had drifted away into such groups as the Third Way (UK), and the International Third Position (ITP), leaving the Flag Group to take control. Leadership passed to Ian Anderson and Martin Wingfield.
The NF themselves were mortified with the song, having lambasted both Morrissey and his previous band The Smiths on several occasions on the grounds of Morrissey's sexually ambiguous persona and his support for the Labour Party's Red Wedge project. Morrissey had also supported Amnesty International, Anti-Apartheid, CND and other movements highly antipathetic to the National Front. More recently Morrissey has signed up to the "Unite Against Fascism" group.
The National Democrats name change
In the 1990s, the NF declined as the BNP began to grow. As a result of this, Ian Anderson decided to change the party name and in 1995 relaunched it as the National Democrats. The move proved unpopular (and the name change ballot result much disputed). Over half of the 600 members continued the NF under the reluctant leadership of John McAuley. He later passed the job onto Tom Holmes. The National Democrats continued to publish the old NF newspaper The Flag for a while, and beat the NF at the Uxbridge by-election of 1997 in which the candidates were the respective party leaders. The NF rump launched a new paper The Flame, which is still published irregularly. The NF stood 12 candidates at the 2005 General Election, none of whom saved their deposit.
The Flag Group rejected the mysticism of the Political Soldiers and argued that the National Front should continue its earlier policies of fighting elections and playing on populist and racist sentiments. The Flag Group was particularly opposed to the Political Soldiers' technique of establishing contacts with Black Power groups.
Essentially the Flag Group, with Martin Wingfield and Ian Anderson as their leaders, formed an internal opposition to the Political Soldiers within the NF during the 1980s. They briefly split from the NF in 1986 having occasionally run candidates in elections against the wishes of the radical leadership before this.
As the 1980s drew to a close the Flag Group managed to regain control of the NF as the radicals drifted away to the International Third Position and the Third Way. The Flag Group name ceased to be used after this as their control of the NF was now guaranteed. Soon they would attempt to relaunch the NF as the National Democrats.
Given that the Flag Group was unofficial for the majority of its existence it was also known by a number of other names, including the Flag NF and the NF Support Group.
Suspicions of state manipulation
Combat 18 outside Britain
The group was formed in the early 90s in response to attacks by Anti-Fascist Action on meetings of the British National Party (BNP) and other far-right groups. C18 soon gained notoriety for its members' violent attacks on immigrants and its left-wing opponents. In 1992, it published Redwatch, which, like the German neo-Nazi publication Der Einblick, contained names and addresses of anti-racists and encouraged violence against them.
Suspicions of state manipulation
Searchlight, Red Action, and other commentators on both the left and right, including journalist Larry O'Hara, have speculated that C18 was created by the British internal security service MI5 to discredit the BNP while acting as a honey trap, or sting operation, designed to attract the most violent neo-Nazis in the UK into a single organization, where they could be monitored more easily. Some commentators also suggest that it was used by MI5 to infiltrate Loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland.
In 1998, the leader of C18, Charlie Sargent, an alleged Special Branch informant, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1997 murder of another member of the group.
During in-fighting, in a programme broadcast on 6 April 1999, members of C18 cooperated with a documentary crew from the Granada Television's World in Action in an effort to show that they had been infiltrated, and in some cases controlled indirectly, by the security services. This revelation effectively ended the organization and, although a small group of people still identify with the name, they are largely inactive; however, no evidence has ever been produced to substantiate the allegations that Charlie Sargent was an informant, or that C18 itself was set-up by, or manipulated by, either MI5 or Special Branch. Some former supporters and members of C18 regard such suspicions and allegations of State involvement as themselves the product of MI5 disinformation, designed to divide C18 internally, a tactic which would seem to have worked.
Between 1998 and 2000, in dawn raids, dozens of Combat 18 members in the UK were arrested by the Police on various charges in several operations conducted by Scotland Yard in co-operation with MI5. Those arrested included Steve Sargent (brother of Charlie Sargent), David Myatt, Andrew Frain, Jason Marriner, and two serving British soldiers, Darren Theron (Parachute Regiment) and Carl Wilson (1st Battalion, The Queen's Lancashire Regiment). Several of those arrested were later jailed - these included Frain (seven years) and Marriner (six years).
During April 1999, a former member of the National Socialist Movement (a C18 splinter group loyal to C18's founder, Charlie Sargent), 22-year-old David Copeland, apparently acting alone, carried out a nail bombing campaign aimed at the black, Asian, and gay communities in London. On April 17, 1999, a bomb exploded in Brixton, and another a week later in Brick Lane, East London. On April 30, a third bomb at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho killed three people, including a pregnant woman, and injured over 100 others.
Copeland was arrested the night of the Soho bombing and, on June 30, 2000, sentenced to six life sentences.
Combat 18 outside Britain
According to Germany's Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), or internal security service, C18 maintains divisions in the U.S., France, Sweden, and Germany. This is unlikely, however, as the group remains widely discredited among other far-right groups because of the honey-trap suspicions. Combat 18's use of the cell structure, and its call for a so-called "leaderless resistance", has nevertheless remained popular among other unaligned groups.
On October 28, 2003 the German police conducted raids against 50 properties in Kiel and Flensburg believed to be linked to German supporters of the group.
In Northern Ireland, Combat 18 have tried to forge alliances with the different loyalist paramilitary groups. Most loyalists have remained opposed to any links, although former Ulster Defence Association commander Johnny Adair (a National Front member in his youth) encouraged the approaches. Some informal links remain, and it has been claimed that many of the racist attacks in south Belfast in recent years are thought to were carried out by Ulster Volunteer Force members sympathetic to the aims of Combat 18.
However many Ulster loyalists, including members of the Ulster Volunteer Force, have openly stated their opposition to Neo-Nazism, pointing out that it was the Republican IRA who collaborated with Nazi spies in Ulster during the Second World War, while Protestants remained loyal to British democracy. Combat 18 has been further blocked from expansion in Northern Ireland by Ulster Protestant support for Israel, whose flag is often flown alongside the British Union Jack in Loyalist areas.
Loyalists claim to identify with Israel's position as a small country under threat from more numerous enemies who have the sympathies of the wider world. Despite this widespread opposition from Protestant society Combat 18 members are thought to have made links with loyalists in Coleraine and Bushmills. Many C18 members attend the annual Orange Order parades in Northern Ireland.
At a 1995 soccer match in Dublin between England and the Republic of Ireland, Combat 18 members led other English supporters in chants of "No surrender to the IRA!" after Ireland scored, and the English fans soon began smashing seating and assaulting Irish supporters nearby. The game was called off, and riot police were brought into deal with the troublesome supporters. The Garda Síochána were later heavily criticised in the U.K and Eire for appearing to be totally unprepared for the violence despite being given intelligence by their British counterparts that large numbers of known English troublemakers would be in attendance.
In 1999 Combat 18 moved the financially important record company ISD Records to Hillerød in Denmark.
In 2001, C18 attacks on Muslim communities in Bradford and Oldham led to the formation of the Muslim group Combat 786.
In the 1970s the League became a political home for the more intellectual adherents of "Neo-Nazi" ideology, particularly those who, looking back to the pan-European Waffen-SS, wanted a united Europe with a European-derived population. These included Keith Thompson and Mike Griffin who in 1974 broke away from the Action Party, founded by British fascist, Oswald Mosley. The League sought to continue what it saw as a purer form of the ideas of Mosley than those offered by Jeffrey Hamm. This, as well as the far higher educational background of many members, set the League apart from less intellectual British nationalist groupings like the National Front.
The League was never intended to be a political party, but more of a social, intellectual, and cultural organization, albeit with the ultimate political aim of promoting European people and their culture.
Adopting the emblem of the Arrow Cross, the League sought to forge links with like-minded groups in Europe, and took part in international Neo-Nazi rallies at Diksmuide in Belgium, where they forged links with the Vlaamse Militanten Orde and the National States' Rights Party. Eschewing the route of electoral politics, the League instead sought to set itself up as an umbrella group for National Socialists of any affiliation, although the League did work closely with first the British Movement and then the British National Party when it was founded.
The League went into hiatus in the early 1980s after an episode of ITV current affairs show World in Action exposed their attempts to set up safe-houses for suspected Italian terrorists, based on information given by Ray Hill, who had been active in the League. The group became dormant, but did not close down, and it continues to exist under Thompson's leadership to this day. Previously publishing a regular magazine, The League Review, which had a comparatively wide European readership, it now publishes two occasional journals, The League Sentinel and New Target. Current membership is estimated to be no more than one hundred people.
The following is taken from their website
Two weapons are available to each folk in the struggle for existence: Its fighting strength and its natural fertility. Never forget that the fighting strength ALONE can not secure the folk’s survival into the distant future. The inexhaustible fountain of its fertility is also necessary.
The Wolf's Hook White Brotherhood was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of 2004 by ex BNP activists who had become disillusioned by changes within the party which we believe will ultimately destroy the greatest right wing party this country has ever seen. This is, of course, in no way a put down of the decent members who are still with the BNP. Since then, we have attracted members from the WNP (now disbanded) the NF and various other parties, groups and organisations.
We all now support the Nationalist Alliance, and their efforts to unite all White Nationalists under the same banner. We have members in numerous parts of Great Britain, as well as in Germany, and hope to expand to other parts of Europe and the States where we already have many supporters.
During the past thirty years every right wing organisation has been infiltrated by left wing extremists and jumped up media reporters grasping at their hour of fame. We are fully aware of this, therefore we don't work on the principle of recruiting 'unknown members'. If anyone is genuinely interested in us, I'm sure they will work to find us!!
Pictured above are the Wolf's Hook Patches ©. The Top Rocker © with the words "Wolf's Hook" in Germanic writing is worn on the top of the right arm by both prospective and full patch members. To become a prospect, we must first get to know you for a couple of months and decide whether you are going to be a good potential member, only then will prospects be presented with their Top Rocker.
The Oval Patch with the Wolf's Hook/Celtic Cross logo © is worn on the top of the left arm, and is given after, and indeed if prospects have served their time and proved their Honour, Loyalty, Dedication and Commitment.
The 18 patch © (obviously standing for the 1st and 8th letter of the Alphabet - Adolf Hitler) is only worn by select full patch members who have excelled their Honour and Loyalty beyond any doubts. It is worn on the right arm underneath the Top Rocker.
Our patches are all worn on MA1 black flight jackets, and are ALL subject to copyright.
WHAT WE ARE NOT
We are NOT a political party, nor are we a Para-military unit! We are not all men, there are female members too! We are NOT interested in any 'in fighting' that sadly happens within some right wing organisations.
We are NOT a motorcycle or scooter club - we have members that ride bikes, we have members that ride scooters, we have members that do neither!!
WHAT WE ARE
The WHWB are a non profit making organisation, the small amount made on our merchandise goes straight back into our administration costs. We are made up of a hard core of white patriots with a strong belief in our racial pride. We are NOT armchair nationalists, we are ACTIVISTS! Our beliefs are as strong as our friendship for one another. Our loyalty to the Brotherhood and towards each other is genuine, and apparent for any outsider to see.
In addition to active nationalism we meet socially on a regular basis and have family days out, trips, camping and weekend breaks and, of course, nights out down the pub! We stand firmly to our principles, ultimately the fourteen words, and the certain belief that one day we will reclaim our wonderful country, heritage, industry, history and Racial Purity.
"FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WHITE RACIAL PURITY"
The party was formed by Mark Cotterill, the former organiser of the now defunct American Friends of the BNP, in 2002 as a radical splinter group from the British National Party. The party campaigned on a platform of corporatism, stringent international isolationism, reorganisation of the Trade Unions, increased armament, the outlawing of "homosexualism" and "a moral, spiritual and physical revolution in the hearts and minds of the masses so that all become part of a healthy, clean and energetic folk state".
The WNP was severely weakened in 2004 by the breaking away of the England First Party under Cotterill. The name was initially intended to be used after the Electoral Commission refused to register WNP as an official name but after a dispute between Cotterill on the one side and Eddy Morrison and John G. Wood on the other the group broke away to become a separate, English nationalist, party.
Although they had split from the BNP, the WNP under Morrison and Wood courted John Tyndall, although he refused to join as he did not feel that divsions were helpful. Eventually Eddy Morrison left the party over the issue and became a close associate of Tyndall before his death. A number of supporters left the party with him, weakening the group further.
On 6th June,2005 the White Nationalist Party National Council decided at a meeting in Sheffield to pass out of existence and to turn its membership over to the Nationalist Alliance.
Following its formation the NA sought to enter into negotiations with the Freedom Party, although the proposed merger did not come to pass as Adrian Davies was reluctant to join up with some of the more extremist elements of the NA. As a result of this and a series of other personality clashes, Morrison and John G. Wood left to form the British Peoples Party.
Despite the split, the Nationalist Alliance continues to operate as a political party under a new leadership that seeks to organise both electorally and through street activity. The NA is anti-immigration, in favour of deportation, supportive of stronger punishments for criminal including capital punishment and in favour of white nationalism. The party is a minor force in British politics.
The EFP differs from the BNP in its analysis of the United Kingdom. It criticises British Nationalism and supports English Nationalism instead, however many members of the EFP are former BNP members, like their chairman, Cotterill.
Many critics of the EFP have identified them as a far-right party, many saying they are to the right of even the BNP. The BNP has in fact proscribed them as an organisation.
The EFP campaign against the creation of regional assemblies across England, currently supported by the UK's Labour government. They also campaign on issues such as opposing immigration; and opposing the UK's continued membership of the European Union.
In their first electoral test, a local government by-election for the Heysham South ward in Lancaster the EFP polled fairly well, coming in third place with 14% of the votes cast, behind the winners, the Tories and Labour.
According to the accounts filed with the Electoral Commission the party had 27 full members at year-end 2004 and 85 'supporters'.
This party should not be confused with the England First group that seeks to continue the work of the International Third Position and the Political Soldier movement.
England First Party were unable to put up any Candidates in the May 2005 general election.
On 2 June 2005, the England First Party, announced that it was to merge with the White Nationalist Party and the Spearhead Group to become the Nationalist Alliance. Despite this the party has continued operations and is preparing to put up candidates in the 2006 local elections.
Born of the Revolutionary Conservative Caucus the party was founded in December 2000, by former members of the British National Party who were disaffected with the party's refusal to moderate its position on race and after an internal feud between the British National Party leadership and Steve and Sharron Edwards, both former BNP activists in the West Midlands. Sharron Edwards is now the deputy chairman of the Freedom Party, while Steve Edwards is its national agent. The chairman is Adrian Davies. Former Conservative MP Andrew Hunter was associated with the party. He is now a member of the Democratic Unionist Party. Jonathan Bowden is the treasurer.
Most of the leadership are prominent in the Bloomsbury Forum, a right-wing discussion group.
The party is primarily anti-immigration, although it claims to place more of an emphasis on culture rather than race. It is seen as a classic example of a Euronationalist movement. It is more moderate on issues such as race than the British National Party, a party with which it has a stormy relationship. It believes in free enterprise, although is also protectionist. At present it has one councillor in the West Midlands.
Freedom Party only candidate in the 2005 general election was Adrian Davies, who contested South Staffordshire. The death of a candidate led to this election there being postponed from May 5th to June 23rd. On that day, the Freedom Party polled 473 votes, 1.7% of all those cast.
The party will not contest any seats in the 2006 local elections.
British Nationalist Party (BNP)
United Kingdom Independence Party
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Notable Names from Britain’s far Right
BNP's Nick Griffin