His co-accused, the nutcase Simon Sheppard, was sentenced to 9 months imprisonments after being found guilty despite his not guilty plea on
Both were arrested on
The following is taken from Shephard's nutty website Heretical Press.
"Do you know anything about the purported BNP leaflet sent out supposedly from
It has led to John Tyndall and our Yorkshire Regional Organiser having injunctions taken out against them by the National Exec of the Labour Party. If any more go out they'll go down for contempt of court.
Also, its hysterical tone could only put off ordinary people and can only do us harm. The police are now looking at it from a Race Act point of view. If you are responsible for it, forget any future co-operation on publishing projects. If you are not, and someone has used an address you control without your permission, expect your front door to come flying off its hinges shortly – unless you contact the police straight away to point out that it's nothing to do with you. Thirdly, if you're not connected with the address at all, but have an idea who it is, please let me know straight away.
Thank you so much for your support of our common Nationalist cause. It's always gratifying to receive messages of encouragement and support when fellow BNP activists are up against it. We are reassured that the BNP leadership is solid and united in its firm stand against the cosmopolitan forces of pseudo-liberal evil.
I would also like to thank you for your unwavering loyalty regarding the updating of 'The Mindbenders'. I know that you have acquired (as a result of your trusted position within the BNP) a file of materials for the updating of this essential and important publication, and although we may have our minor political differences, I'm happy that you are mature enough to see beyond these and release the information, so that the greater objective is achieved.
I am a relatively recent convert to Nationalism, having only been a member of the BNP for three years or so, but in the course of reviewing numerous earlier Nationalist publications, such as 'New Nation', 'Nationalism Today' and 'The Rune', I have been impressed by your consistent political line.
"Yes, thank you for that, but would you please answer the question?
I designed the leaflet. It was approved in conjunction with
David spent 5 hours and I 6 hours in the cells before being given tape-recorded interviews. I in particular gave a robust defence and said that the police were being manipulated to nullify certain groups' political opposition, and also that the law under which we were held was invalid; since Jews are in
I also told the police that they should be ashamed of themselves for arresting members of a political party for putting out election leaflets two days before an election.
While I was in the cells my flat was searched, although apparently perfunctorily, and the remaining 1,500 leaflets seized.
We have both been bailed to appear on 14th July on the basis of an "alleged offence or charge" of "DISTR RACIST PAPERS" which, of course, does not exist as an offence.
Three hundred replacement leaflets, entirely different in content, were hastily printed and distributed along
On page 7 of the June 11 issue of the Guardian the following report appeared:
"Labour yesterday blocked distribution of an anti-Jewish leaflet published in the name of the British National Party which – polls suggest – has little or no chance of a seat.
"Labour went to court in
The matter seems to have been entirely ignored by the local newspaper, the Hull Daily Mail. Probably the bulk of the Labour Party's chagrin is due to us taking the political initiative using a locally-directed, humorous leaflet with a strong and appropriate message.
Today, Sunday 13th June, the Avenues has been leafleted by the "Hull Anti Nazi League" – "Last week the Avenues was polluted by the distribution of a poisonous leaflet from a supporter of the nazi British National Party..."
For the information of BNP members the Hull BNP leaflet will be posted on the heretical.co.uk website within the next few days.
"Mr. Simon Sheppard
Dear Mr. Sheppard,
It has been reported to us – and we understand that you do not deny – that you were responsible for publishing a leaflet bearing the party's name but never authorised by the party, which has been the subject of a court injunction against the BNP Regional Agent for Yorkshire & The Humber, Richard Mulhall.
This is in violation of Section 8, Sub-Section 2, of the BNP Constitution, which makes it clear that:-
"All publication of party literature at local level and on local initiative will require the consent of the party's national head of Publicity. This consent may be obtained by the prior submission of any such literature for inspection by the party's head of Publicity or by the prior granting to the local officer concerned by the party's head of Publicity of authority to print such literature as he or she sees fit – which consent shall only be given to those judged to be competent in that endeavour."
As neither of these conditions were observed in the publication of the leaflet in question, you have been deemed guily of an offence against the party Constitution. In view of the very serious nature of this offence, and the potential damage done to the party in consequence, it has been directed by the Leader of the party that your membership be terminated with effect from the above date.
(Officer in charge Internal Security and Discipline, BNP)"
This post was originally taken from the Enough is Enough blogspot.
And here is the offending leaflet Hannam distributed. He must be an idiot to have agreed to deliver such bile.