Friday, 24 February 2012


Last Tuesday I attended a meeting in Tameside to hear Andrew Brons's opinions on the future of nationalism and the form it may take.
A video is on the "Ideas" website.

A highlight of the meeting for me was meeting so many old friends from the BNP before that organisation had been destroyed by the present leadership. It was like a reunion and heartening that though many attendees had become inactive or joined in other organisations the bond of nationalism was still there.
There was a full room in spite of the event being by invitation only in order to avoid disruption by hardened "Griffinites" and was thus low key.

It is a sad state of affairs when long term activists are frightened of their erstwhile colleagues that they fear to publicise such events.

In his speech Andrew was his usual reasonable and moderate self when he put forward the options available to us, the pros and cons of each.
No name calling ("vermin" "scumbag" etc, the language of the gutter). Andrew is far too cultured and polite than that and puts his points over in a reasonable manner

He urged us not to join one of the several disparate new groups which he said would tend to lead to division and separation of the various groups.
He advised that an umbrella grouping be set up under Jim Lewthwaite's "Democratic Nationalist" name in order that like minded people could keep in touch and even stand in elections.
This grouping could later reconnect with the other groups to which so many have drifted, not because they have any problems with the policies of the BNP, only disappointment and disgust at the way it has been run down deliberately or otherwise by the incompetent leadership. They feel they need a home and a party in which to belong.

And that is the core of Andrew's message. Drifting off in different directions will tend to separate people.

Our project must be to keep some semblance of nationalist unity so that when the present leadership of the BNP is ousted we can once again come together as a united cause for the sake of our country.

I realise that this can seem like inaction but that is better than the wrong action.
After the May elections we will have a better idea of the best policy to adopt, but the message I take from the meeting is that in future --

WE MUST UNITE ALL THE GROUPS and in the meantime keep the contacts open between these groups.

OUR TIME WILL COME but only when nationalism is free of those in the BNP who seem intent on destroying it.

There was discussion as to the best way forward in the question and answer session with various opinions, but all agreed with the importance of keeping in touch.

Another such "nationalist unity" meeting will be held next month. BNP hierarchy not invited I believe.

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