Wednesday, 2 January 2008

John Walker downloads animal pornography

David Hannam fingers John Walker for downloading animal pornography on a colleagues computer when he should have been preparing the party accounts for auditing.

“----- Original Message -----

From: "Deputy Treasurer" <>

To: "Mark Payne"

Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 6:56 PM

Subject: Rumours

> Dear Mark,
> It has come to my attention that there is a rumour circulating that i
> downloaded Animal Pornography to your computer.
> This issue has also circulated on a certain extremist website i understand.
> We both know what incident you are referring to, as we have spoken about
> this twice before.
> At that time, myself and John Walker were helping you with your audit.
> John Walker, not myself i might add, was putting bizzare searches in the
> computer. This was done as a humorous joke, of which you were aware of
> at the time. However, you broached the subject up awhile later and
> stated that Kay was not happy about it been on the address history, of
> which i can understand.
> But you are wrong in thinking it was me, it was not. I myself can not
> stand to watch those types of movies, simply because as you know, i keep
> animals and find such things disgusting. I also now live on a farm and
> keep countless animals of all varieties, but at the risk of becoming a
> complete butt-of jokes, i obviously won't be letting that one out of the
> bag too
> Regards,
> David”

Former Deputy Treasurer Mark Payne confirms John Walker downloaded ‘horse’ pornography and also points out a few more of Walker and Hannam’s failings at the Treasury office.

“-----Original Message-----
Mark Payne
04 October 2006 09:30
To: Deputy
Subject: Re: Rumours

Dear David,

Whilst I realise this is not necessarily a slam at me for anything, I did have to read it a couple of times before replying sensibly. On first glance I thought "Oh no, here we go again, what crime have I committed this time?" (lol).

In response to your correspondence on the animal porn caper.... yes, I'm aware that it was a joke and just done mainly out of boredom, and to amuse the bizarre sense of humour of Mr. Walker.

You are quite correct in saying that Kay was not happy, and in fact I never heard the last of it. You were mainly implicated because you are John's lap-dog, as many people see you to be. Therefore anything he does is a case of you both do. The same would apply if you'd done something; John would also be involved. Such is the closeness of your working relationship. I know it wasn't YOU per sé that downloaded the dodgy site known as (if I remember correctly - how could I forget it the amount of times I was reminded by Kay about it)! It was indeed John Walker during his moments of boredom.

I know you have a little more moral fortitude than John does, David. The two issues on that that sticks out is the time when you both came down for St. Georges Day, where John got hammered and decided against my better judgement and advice to go off with the drunken football hooligans risking all sorts of public order issues and bringing the party into disrepute by doing so. You, on the other hand, appeared to know better and thought better of it. That gave you a slighlty higher level of moral judgement than he did in that case. The other case is when John used to tell me in some schoolboy-like way that he'd been invited to the Chairman's house for New Year celebrations in a way that I was meant to be impressed. I was less impressed that it was persistently mentioned in some attempt to almost tell me that I wasn't invited. It smacked of nothing more than 'na naa naa naaa na' attitude. I was truly bewildered at the fact this person is in charge of financial regulations for the 5th biggest political partry in the country.

Plus, John also used to appear to see coming to my house as a mere social event rather than to do any serious amount of work. There are indeed several people who see John Walker as nothing more than a man out to feed his drinking habit by going round the country on the pretence of work for the Party. I could name them, but won't implicate anyone else in this. But when it gets round the Party that the National Treasurer is one step away from being an alcoholic, the Party must have to ask itself several questions. This is also the main reason for John Walker sticking up for Burnley constantly - as his long-time drinking buddy is the Organiser there, of course.

Yes, it's fair to say that it's difficult for three people to do auditing work on one computer. Though for the most part when you weren't replying to other e-mails and looking on message boards you were assisting me wherever you could with auditing and day-to-day treasury work. John on the other hand used to do little more than look at political news articles, message boards and occasionally do stupid things like look at controversial porn sites or something equally disturbing. Yes, we all chuckled at the controversy of it, but by and large I would have preferred not to see those sites. And Kay, being devoutly Chrisitian, didn't want to see them on her computer - understandably so.

Clearly through our repeating of it to people in a jokey way has now seen it repeated on 'extremist websites'. I don't know what websites you refer to, but I would guess that one of them might be the VNN message board that you used to go on and tell me all about Angela Clarke's rantings about certain matters relating to HQ etc. But either way, I haven't been on any such sites, and have no intention of doing so. Even though I have the time to, and possibly lots to say about certain issues, I have no desire to waste time on message boards where people supposedly of the same nationalist perspective merely argue about their respective parties/groups and gossip about members in them.

I'm happy to set any record straight that it wasn't you who downloaded the animal pornography materials for humourous controversial viewing. It was in fact John Walker.

However, David, I do have numerous complaints to make about your (and John's) handling of treasury matters since my departure from the job. Yes it may well sound like bitterness on my part, but the difference between my work and your work is somewhat different whether there's any personal bitterness there or not. Take the last few e-mails.

With respect, Sandra sent her petty cash book for your auditing about a week before you asked for them to be sent in so that she could be ahead of the game and because her book was full. This was in the hope you'd audit her book and send her a new/fresh one before all the other books came streaming in. We thought in the case of the latter we were doing you a favour. When 5 weeks later it still wasn't returned and Sandra has a FULL A4 PAGE (equivalent of about three or four PC Book pages) of entries to make into the new one when it arrives we begin to wonder if there's a problem. You then (more than a week after she's e-mailed you) reply to her saying her new book was sent to her a few days ago and to let you know when it arrived, only to get another e-mail the following day saying you hadn't even sent it because the newly printed ones had only just arrived. We both read in disbelief the general numptiness of it. It's not a good sign when the people who oust me out saying they could do my job easily and much better than me can't even get their facts correct in an e-mail because they don't know what they are doing generaly.

This is not an isolated incident, and as you know, spending TOO MUCH time away from your office does not get Treasury work done correctly or efficiently. You can say all you want about me being rooted to my office, but at least (albeit not to the best standards in the last couple of months before I left the job) I got the job done correctly, efficiently and regularly when I was in it. I didn't make excuses for people not being able see their bank deposits until two weeks later on their bank statements because you were not in the office long enough to do the online bank statement updates. It could be done every day and it takes about an hour each day if you did that, to download the statements and match them up to each group/branch and write it on their respective sections of the bank spreadsheets. And I never ONCE locked myself out of the online bank statements (and tried to blame it on someone else). I think its' shoddy and inefficient if you want me to be honest. David, if I were to sit telling everyone about the catalogue of numptiness at treasury level you'd lose numerous members of the Party due to them thinking that they want people in charge that can do the job efficiently.

However, I'm no longer in the job and wouldn't ever do it again if I was paid double and guaranteed life-security. Why? Beacuse I'm beginning to find that being employed by the BNP is a bit of a barrier in me getting suitable employment away from the Party - not quite in the Derek Beackon league, but not far short either, as employers don't really wish to see 3 and a half years work for the British National Party on a CV! I'm also enjoying what I do for Pendle BNP in a voluntary secretarial way far more enjoyable than I did Treasury work in the last few months or so of my tenure. Thats one thing I agreed with the Chairman on when I left - several personal things in my life had led me to be somewhat less 'into the job' in the last few months. But I still don't like the implication that I didn't get the audit completed and sent in on time. And I don't like the fact that I was blamed for the online bank statement security issue either. There was no forthcoming apology for either issue and a man who can't admit when they're wrong is not a man that I would want in charge of my treasury department, as far as I'm concerned.

That said, I hope you find my setting the record straight on the viewing of animal porn' satisfactory.