Monday, 7 January 2008

Simon Darby lies on BBC Newsnight

Transcript from the BBC’s flagship Newsnight programme on 18th December 2007.

Reporter Paul Mason, speaking in the studio to Jeremy Paxman:-

"Well, there’s a bitter factional struggle going on inside the BNP right now, with people openingly accusing each other on blogs of being “state assets”, which is code for MI5 agents, and the leadership calling the opposition, “neo-Nazis”.

Now, there’s essentially a personal spat going on between a senior BNP councillor in Nottingham, Sadie Graham. She was sacked as a party official, her computer was removed from her home by BNP security people, and subsequently to that a sound file of one of her telephone conversations appeared on the BNP’s website. As a result of all this, upwards of fifty local officers in the BNP have resigned. And today, on top of all this, the Labour MP John Cruddas, a man under pressure in his own constituency because there’s been a growing BNP influence there, put this dossier to parliament - 22 pages of detailed financial allegations under parliamentary privlege, the upshot of which was this ..."

[There is then a short excerpt from Cruddas’ statement in the Commons which can be viewed here.]

"Now I have spoken to the BNP’s Deputy Leader Simon Darby who points out that Mr Cruddas has a vested interest in slagging off the BNP. He says everything’s untrue. They’ve produced a detailed rebuttal on their website. Mr Darby said they would tomorrow produce their long-awaited 2006 financial accounts for the Electoral Commission ... that they’ve sacked the man responsible for delaying them ... and it was Mr Darby who used the words to me about the opposition that they have been discovered to be, he says, “hardline neo-Nazis”."

A strange claim for Nick Griffin's lapdog (picture on the right above) to make given all the evidence on this blog that shows it is the Griffin gang that are the real Nazis in the BNP. Griffin has at various points called the BNP rebels Nazis, Reds and state agents. I suggest none of these is the case and that Darby and Griffin decided to use the Nazi smear against the rebels before they used against them.

Simon Darby is the BNP's West Midlands Regional Organiser but lives in Wales and won't be able to vote in his own region when the European election comes round. Similarly Wales based Nick Griffin has just appointed himself the North West Regional Organiser instead of the democratically elected Chris Jackson. He was elected at a regional council meeting 23 votes to 2 (or 3 depending on the source), but Griffin has refused to accept the decision of the North West regional officials.

Also resident in Wales are National Treasurer John Walker (an alleged philanderer as well as a drunkard and purveyor of animal pronography) who works out of an office in a house the BNP rents for South African Arthur Kemp in Deeside.