BNP hit by allegations of coups, infighting and sabotage

Extract from a leaked BNP email bulletin:

For several months the party’s internal security team has been running an extensive and long-running investigation. This was initially tasked to investigate:

  • Alleged financial irregularities and ‘scamming’ concerning the procurement of print, especially large election print run, leaflets and regular publications including Identity magazine.
  • The leaking onto the internet of sensitive party information.
  • The ongoing, co-ordinated and sustained hate campaign, feeding lies to certain anti-BNP blog sites.

More recently, its focus has moved on to the catalogue of recurring and seemingly inexplicable ‘gaffes’ being made at various stages in our preparations for the general election by certain individuals within the party.

As a result of this investigation, a very serious matter has been uncovered.

Earlier this week, the police were made aware of very serious allegations potentially affecting the personal safety of Party chairman Nick Griffin MEP and senior management/fundraising consultant James Dowson. Formal statements have now been made to the police, including by Mr. Griffin.

We therefore concluded that it was necessary to act on this immediately to ensure the safety of those at risk. Thus the timing of this affair was, from the very beginning, out of our hands.

The entire matter is therefore now in the hands of the police. We are unable to provide any further details in order not to prejudice any resulting legal proceedings.

Since political, as opposed to allegedly criminal, conspiracies are not illegal, we are able to say that Mark Collett was conspiring with a small clique of other party officials to launch a ‘palace coup’ against our twice democratically elected party leader, Nick Griffin, and that in order to create the artificial climate of disillusionment necessary for this to stand any chance of success, lies and unfounded rumours have been spread, and were planned to be spread much further. Mr. Collett has therefore been relieved of all positions within the Party with immediate effect.

All General Election leaflets already with the printers will be unaffected. Alternative measures are already being put into place to ensure that late submissions and local election addresses will be produced. Contact details for this and related operations will be issued shortly.

There is also extensive circumstantial evidence that those involved have been working to sabotage our forthcoming local and national election campaigns. More specific examples and details of such underhand efforts will be presented to an emergency meeting of the Advisory Council and key officials from all over the country, which will take place in the Midlands on Monday 5th April.

All in all, we believe we have uncovered the most serious and dangerous threat to this Party and its officers that we have ever witnessed.

We understand that all the evidence and exhibits are now in the hands of the police who are investigating several serious allegations uncovered by our security operation.

Obviously the safety of those named as the intended victims in this alleged plot and the safety of their families are paramount to this party and the police at present. As a precaution and until the police advise us of the ongoing status of the alleged plot, extra security has been provided to several key party officials and aides.

The timing of this couldn’t be worse but we believe that thanks to the diligent and swift actions of our security apparatus we have prevented a most grievous attack on key individuals and rescued our election campaign from a concerted effort to derail it.

Note: until this turn of events, Mark Collett was going to be the BNP Parliamentary candidate in Sheffield Hillsborough.

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  • Alec – behave 🙂

    It all sounds like the end of a beautiful friendship!

    There are those of us who thought Marc Collett was sabotaging the BNP campaign for a while. Never crossed my mind he was doing it on purpose though.

  • More significantly reading that link they’ve thrown Eddy Butler out. That would be seriously good news as he is one of the few people in the party with a good grasp of election campaigning.

  • Andrew Suffield 3rd Apr '10 - 7:02pm

    “internal security team”? Why do they even have one of those?

    This smells dodgy. Particularly the “in order not to prejudice any resulting legal proceedings” bit being used to handwave away any actual facts.

  • Anthony Aloysius St 3rd Apr '10 - 10:04pm

    “Nick has performed a major miracle in turning this party into a proper British democratic party but the new members have not worked their way though yet to replace some relics of the past the party really needs rid of.”

    Which party are you talking about here?

  • Alec – the story I heard about that was that they were caught before they could misbehave

    I actually thought you were referring to his close friendship with the leaders daughter.

  • Martin James 4th Apr '10 - 9:25pm

    These charges / accusations are pretty serious. You lot jest about threats on somebody’s life and you expect us to take the Lib Dems serious?

    I shall link this around for you.

  • mark francis 10th May '10 - 2:09am

    I for one am quite prepared to mock threats to Griffin’s worthless life. Shame you only took your eye out with the shotgun. If BNP fortunes get any worse maybe you can finish the job properly next time.

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