The origins of Britain’s far right movement

Godwin’s law states that the first person to call their opponent a Nazi loses the debate. That’s because the word Nazi (the short-form of the German NSDAP or ‘National Socialist German Workers’ Party)’) is so over-used today. It’s become the go-to insult for those whose intellectual abilities have run dry and they find themselves unable to counter a well-thought out argument. In that sense, Godwin was right – the first person to call their opponent a Nazi has indeed, lost the debate. But what if the person you’re talking about or interacting with really is a Nazi?

edl nazi.jpg

That’s when Godwin’s law starts to come apart. It becomes even more confusing when your verbal sparring partner subscribes to Nazi policies (see groups like Britain First, UKIP and Liberty GB) and yet genuinely believes that they’re not Nazi at all. What if they actually see themselves as ‘anti-Nazi’?

The leadership of the British far-right have been so diligent in redefining themselves that they really have convinced their supporters (and perhaps even themselves) that their policies, although often exactly matching those of Hitler’s Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s, are actually anti-Nazi.

Here we chart the descent of Nazism through the generations as we might track the passage of the runners’ baton in an Olympic relay race. Here the track is measured in years, not metres but the principle is the same. The same baton that was touched by the hands of Hitler, Franco and Mussolini now finds itself carried just as reverently by Weston, Griffin, Yaxley-Lennon, Hopkins, Golding, Fransen and Dowson.

Hitler, Mussolini, Franco

It’s no secret that these three mid-twentieth century dictators knew each other. Hitler and Mussolini even fought together against the Allies during World War 2. Before the war both men sent troops, funds and equipment to support Franco’s fascist cause in the Spanish Civil War. They were the three most prominent fascist dictators of the period, matched in ruthlessness only by Stalin in Communist Russia. What isn’t so well known is the way that these dictators interacted with British High society.

Mosley, the British Union of Fascists

Oswald Mosley was the leader of the British Union of Fascists, a party he formed in 1932 immediately after visiting Mussolini in Italy.

mosleyMosley’s followers dressed in black military style uniform, shared Hitler’s hatred of Jews and socialists and even had their own army of street thugs, the infamous ‘Biff Boys’. These violent, black-shirted gangs spent their time terrorizing and assaulting Jews, homosexuals (the word ‘gay’ meant something rather different back then). Socialists and non-whites. Their methods and their targets were exactly the same as those of Ernst Rohm’s brown-shirted SA in pre-war Nazi Germany. There’s a reason for that.

Mosley and the Mitford sisters

Mosely had very real links to the fascists of Europe. As well as Mussolini he also visited Nazi Germany and married his second wife, Diana Mitford in the home of Joseph Goebbels. There were only around half a dozen guests in attendance including Adolf Hitler himself. Mosley’s new sister in law, Unity Mitford was known to be extremely close to Hitler and even got to attend high level strategy meetings with the Fuhrer. Unity killed herself when war was declared, so heartbroken was she at the rift between the two nations.

William Joyce Lord Haw HawDeputy leader William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw)

Deputy Leader of the BUF was William Joyce, later to defect to Nazi Germany and broadcast pro-Nazi propaganda across the channel throughout the war. Nicknamed ‘Lord Haw Haw’ by the British he was captured in 1945 and hanged for treason shortly afterward.

Defence regulation 18B

In late May 1940, Mosley and his wife, along with several other prominent members of the British Union of Fascists were imprisoned under Defence regulation 18B. This was an emergency power used to prevent any British citizen suspected of undermining the British war effort from aiding the enemy. The BUF itself was disbanded a few days later. However its legacy lives on.

Archibald Ramsay & The Right Club

Archibald RamsayArchibald Ramsay was a Scottish aristocrat and Conservative MP. He was a staunch supporter of Franco’s fascists during the Spanish Civil War. In 1935 he collaborated with German Nazi agents to found the Nordic League, an aristocratic version of Mosley’s BUF. Like the BUF, the Nordic League was deeply anti-Semitic and committed to establishing and maintaining a racially pure Britain. Ramsay was responsible for instigating a number of attempts to have Jews barred from political life in Britain.

In 1939 he founded The Right Club, a secret society of upper class Nazi sympathisers and anti-Semites whose stated aim was to expose and oppose organised Jewry. Members included Mosley, the traitor, William Joyce along with Anna Wolkoff and Tyler Kent who were subsequently imprisoned for passing classified information to the Nazis during wartime.

AK Chesterton

AK ChestertonAK Chesterton (not to be confused with author, GK Chesterton) was a prominent member of the British Union of Fascists, The Nordic League and The Right Club. Like his fellows he was staunchly anti-Semitic and pro-fascist. He left England during the second world war and went to live in Africa, presumably to avoid being forced to fight against his ideological brethren. However he maintained his far-right, anti-Semitic and openly racist views throughout his life and was instrumental in passing the baton of fascism down to the next generation of British Nazis – The National Front.

 

Chesterton, Tyndall and the National Front

John TyndallChesterton’s most prominent protégé was John Tyndall. Through Tyndall and his fellow acolyte, Colin Jordan the ageing Nazi sympathiser passed the baton of extreme right wing politics to the next generation. Tyndall joined his mentor, Chesterton in the League of Empire Loyalists, The National Labour Party (mirroring Hitler’s National Socialist Party) and The National Socialist Movement (with Jordan) until eventually the pair co-founded The National Front in the late 1960s.

The early years of The National Front, steered as it was by Chesterton and Tyndall saw the introduction of many better known modern neo-Nazis who also carry forward the baton of British fascism first brandished by Mosley, Joyce and Ramsay. Under Chesterton and Tyndall’s stewardship the NF nurtured the early political careers of people like Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons (later to become British National Party MEPs), Holocaust denier, Martin Wingfield and even Tommy Robinson. Tyndall and Colin Jordan eventually formed the White Defence League before uniting with John Bean to found the British National Party.

Andrew Brons had been a member of Colin Jordan’s National Socialist Movement, an affiliation he has repeatedly had to distance himself from in later years. In 1965 he joined the National front led by John Bean. This is not the same National Front that Tyndall and Chesterton founded in 1967 although its aims and ideology were the same – anti-Semitism, racial purity and neo-Nazism. Only in 1967, following a merger with Tyndall and Chesterton’s League of Empire Loyalists did the current National Front come into existence. With this merger, a critical mass of new-generation Nazis was re-established in UK and Mosley’s baton became a truncheon once again.

Combat 18 and Column 88

Combat 18 nazi

This newly imagined National Front gave rise to some of the most violent street warfare of the period. Groups like Combat 18 were as much the NF’s enforcers as Mosely’s ‘Biff Boys’ had been for the BUF. Named after letters of the alphabet, Combat 18 stood for A & H (Adolf Hitler). Column 88 whose initials stood for HH (Heil Hitler) was led by former British National Party stalwart Leslie Eric Lutz Vaughan. The column was a paramilitary Nazi group whose CO of operations was a former Black Watch Major called Ian Souter Clarence. The ‘good’ Major used to run military style training camps and was widely thought to have stockpiled weapons acquired after demobilisation of WW2 servicemen.

 

Both groups  have a string of convictions for intimidation, assault, harassment and even murder to their credit. More modern groups like The Pie and Mash Squad and the EDL’s breakaway ‘Infidels’ groups have their own links with these early bands of politicised street fighters.

Nick Griffin

Nick Griffin NF White PowerNick Griffin was mentored by Tyndall and followed his far-right tutor from the National Front into the newly formed British National Party. This erstwhile NF Street fighter rose to prominence in the BNP and eventually ousted his old mentor to take the BNP chair for himself. There he steered the party from relative obscurity to become the most successful British far-right party since Mosley’s BUF before financial irregularities and a string of law-suits brought his newly-built empire crashing down around his ears. Now the BNP is a shadow of its former self with many of its members defecting to join the ranks of street movements like the English Defence League and Britain First.

The BNP gives birth to the EDL and Britain First

BF East London Mosque ELM Robin Lomax political uniformchief of staff head of national security

Paul Golding had once been a member of the National Front but he followed his mentor, Nick Griffin into the BNP when still a teenager. With Griffin’s mentorship he rose to become Communications Officer on the party’s National Executive and was widely tipped to rise high in the organisation. That was until things started to fall apart.

Tommy (EDL leader) RobinsonStephen Yaxley-Lennon was a member of the British National Party under Griffin’s leadership. It’s unclear how well he knew Griffin personally but they certainly had shared contacts and their ideologies are broadly the same. It was Robinson who took the far-right baton in a new direction and abandoned politics, albeit temporarily to form the English Defence League, a street movement that once boasted up to 5,000 ‘foot-soldiers’ at its largest demonstration.

The English Defence League still exists but without Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) who has since been associated with the Muslim-led anti-terror organisation Quilliam and then the UK Branch of the anti-Muslim group, Pegida. More recently in a desperate effort to avoid a much-deserved obscurity he’s pretending to be a journalist. In truth he’s generally found causing trouble, getting into fights and then filming the retaliation of others whilst pretending to be a victim. These days he tries to assume an air of reasonableness but underneath he’s the same bigotted thug he always was.

British National Party fundraiser, Ulster Unionist and long-time pro-life campaigner, Jim Dowson became involved in a spat with Griffin over allegations of sexual misconduct. Dowson left the party in less than amicable circumstances and Golding went with him. Together they formed the anti-Muslim party, Britain First in 2010. They were later joined by former EDL ‘Angel’, Jayda Fransen and spend much of their time campaigning against Islam and ‘invading’ Mosques and Halal businesses. The pair regularly find themselves in court for harassment, breaches of bail and ironically for wearing political uniform, an offence under the Pubic Order Act of 1936, originally created to kerb Mosley’s black-shirted British Union of Fascists.

BF beyond UKIP cabaret invasion

Having recognised their ideological soul-mates in Nigel Farage’s UKIP, Britain First even set themselves up for a time as UKIP’s attack dogs. They harassed their opponents and mounted unofficial ‘patrols’ to ensure would-be demonstrators against UKIP were intimidated. They were a much less effective and actually quite laughable parody of the German Nazi party’s violent, brown-shirted ‘SA’. Golding, Fransen and the rest of the BF leadership have repeatedly called for their supporters to vote UKIP, presumably having noted the many similarities between UKIP’s extreme right policies and their own.

Most recently both Golding and Fransen have been imprisoned for racially motivated harassment and their organisation has been banned from the largest social media sites. It is this double-whammy blow to Britain First that has prompted EBF to rebrand itself and broaden our horizons. Britain First is dying but British fascism is not – so we continue.

BF Paul and Jayda Kent police mugshot

Godwin’s law revisited

It’s clear that step by step, generation by generation the British fascist baton has been passed down without interruption from mentor to student, from racist to racist, Anti-Semite to anti-Muslim, Nazi to neo-Nazi for almost a century now. As this series continues we’ll start to look at how the very same policies and ideological beliefs have withstood the test of time. Some have remained unchanged whilst others have adapted slightly in the face of modern attitudes and current events. But however they might have been adapted, disguised and given the superficial appearance of something far more moderate than they really are, the core of  fascism and Nazism remains unchanged.

Remember – Godwin’s law only applies if the people you’re talking about aren’t actually Nazis. In this case – they really are!

EDL Nazi salute swastike tattoo.jpg

 

Advertisements

Jayda discusses her show trial

bf-jayda-fransen-discussing-show-trial-lutonIt wasn’t a show trial, you stupid bint. It was a run of the mill, common or garden hearing in a Magistrates court to deal with a petty criminal.

I watched your video. You didn’t discuss the trial at all – not in any way that made sense.

You showed an edited video making it look like the other party started it.

Why don’t you show us the beginning? You know – the part where you single out the woman because she’s white and that goes against your small-minded idea of what Muslims should look like. Why not show us that part?

Why don’t you show yourself crossing the road to have a go at her in front of her kids?

Why don’t you just come clean and admit that you’re a great big fuck up – just like all the rest of Britain First?

You won’t do that because you’re just a liar. You and your arse-wipe leader, Golding. He’s a liar too. I was amazed at how many of your lies EBF has exposed when I started reading back through their blog and the Facebook memes of yours they’ve shown up. That’s why it’s so great to have been asked to join them. I can help put the final few nails on your coffins, you fuck-witted, neonazi scumbags.

In your video you soon stop talking about the trial altogether. No surprise there – there’s nothing you can say that won’t show you up for the sulky, whiney child you really are. So you go on to talk about the judge instead. If you thought that would make you less whiney, you’re wrong. It just makes you look even more stupid… and whiney.

Face it Jayda – you fucked up, you got caught, you have to take the shit that comes with it. That’s the British legal system.

If you don’t like our laws, Dutchy…. Fuck off back to Holland!

It ain’t over just yet!

It’s been an excruciatingly long couple of days waiting to hear if Fransen would be sent down or not. To quote the ‘persecuted paytryoot’ herself… it’s been very ‘intense’. But now, finally the long wait has come to an end and we have both verdict and sentence.

bf-luton-magistrates-court-fransen-frightened-golding-smugJayda Fransen, Deputy leader of Britain First, neoNazi,  liar, bully, has been convicted on two counts. She was found guilty of wearing political uniform, a charge that both Fransen and Golding are trying to ridicule even though Der Fuhrer recently pleaded guilty to the same offence, thus making it almost impossible for Fransen to be acquitted today. Secondly she’s guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. The British judicial system has acknowledged what we already knew… Jayda Fransen is a vicious bully with nothing but contempt both for the law and for her fellow citizens.

As every reader of this blog will know, I’d have much preferred Fransen to have been sent to prison for her offences but that wasn’t to be. Instead she received a fine, costs and victim surcharge amounting to a total of £1,910 and a restraining order preventing her from harassing the victim for 2 years. Let’s look at these penalties in a little more detail.

judges-gavel
The court may have imposeded a fine, costs and victim surcharge but Fransen’s already raised more than enough fashcash from the Biffers to cover her Uncle Jimbo’s investment.

£1,900 is small potatoes to Fransen. She’s already raised more than that to pay her barrister.  So there’s no harm done there then, Jayda. Your gullible sheeple have already paid your fine for you. Not only that, you’ve enough left over for another jolly to Hungary to help Uncle Jim stir up the neoNazi thugs over there.

When Britain first put out their inevitable appeal for help with Jayda’s fine and costs please bear that in mind. They already have pocketed more than they need in their ‘legal defence’ appeal (unless the good Mr. Guest turned out to be much more expensive than might reasonably be anticipated). Jimbo must be laughing all the way to the bank. His little legal speculation has paid off handsomely with absolutely no financial risk to himself at all.

bf-biffers-post-fransen-conviction-video-outside-luton
Is this video in breach of Fransen’s injunction? We think so.

The 2 year injunction is interesting too. Or rather Fransen and Golding’s response to it is. On the very afternoon that the injunction was put in place the despicable duo made and uploaded a video singling out and verbally abusing both the District Judge and the victim. The first set of comments might reasonably be seen as contempt. The second appear to be a blatant and deliberate breach of the injunction almost before the ink is wet on Fransen’s acquiescing signature. We’re sure that Luton police will want to have a word with the court about that.

In summary then…

Two out of three convictions isn’t bad,

Prison time would have been more to our tastes but those are the breaks,

A freshly broken injunction might well mean that this saga is far from complete.

And, of course – we still have Golding’s return to the High Court for breach of his injunction to look forward to. It looks like the coming season of goodwill might be a bit more festive for team EBF than we’d anticipated.

Ho ho ho!

Fransen on trial – let the proceedings commence

Today the long-awaited trial of Jayda Fransen begins. By tomorrow night we should have a verdict. We’ll have cause either for celebration at the effective demise of Britain First or for frustration at the apparent ease with which these wannabe storm-troopers of the new British Reich seem to flout the law at every turn. Obviously we hope for a severe penalty but in truth, like everybody else, we’ll have to wait and see.

bf-ebf-jayda-fransen-what-a-numptie

It will be interesting to observe just what happens to the Biffers if Jayda does get sent down. It’s not as though Der Fuhrer will have the bottle to take her place. For all his bravado Paul Golding consistently complied with every request or demand the courts made of him.

He signed on every week at his local police station while Fransen tore up her bail sheet and refused to attend.

He settled out of court, playing ‘a blinder’ which saw him concede to every demand made by Luton police.

He bottled it and ran away when Jayda needed him to contest the ‘political uniform’ charge as a way to ensure her own acquittal.

He never did anything that put him at risk of imprisonment. Let’s face it… Der Fuhrer really hasn’t got any balls. At least Hitler had one (according to a popular wartime ditty).

bf-paul-golding-answering-bailSo if Fransen is locked up we can probably expect Paul to fade away too. He’s not brave enough to take on actual policemen without his more courageous sidekick and his grovelling performance both in and out of court has already made him a laughing stock. All Golding’s ever really done in his brief period of infamy is terrorised old men in empty Mosques and sent threatening letters to single women. He’s nowhere near as popular with the rank and file Biffers as Jayda is either. He’s even less dynamic as a speaker than Jayda. He’s less courageous and he certainly doesn’t have her sex appeal. Fransen may not be the world’s most attractive woman… her mean-spirited personality destroys any skin-deep beauty she might otherwise enjoy… but Golding’s nothing more than a slug in human form.Even most British fash think he’s a joke.

But what of Jayda herself? What will 6 months or a year of porridge do for her?

In truth, we don’t really know. She may come out all the stronger for it but that seems unlikely. Her failure of confidence in and immediately after Burton-on-Trent revealed just how hard it is for her to maintain the façade of impassioned, fearless stalwart of the cause. It seems very likely that a taste of life behind bars will have a sobering effect on her too – especially since any subsequent convictions will be likely to result in even stiffer penalties.

That’s why we hope for a custodial sentence this week. Not because we particularly want Jayda to suffer (although we won’t lose too much sleep if she does) but because there’s nobody within Britain First’s leadership with the courage to carry on following such a blow. We strongly suspect that if Fransen goes down this week Britain First will never recover.

Britain First really isn’t a British version of Hitler’s National Socialism. Britain First lacks the leadership and the dedication to weather even the gentlest of storms and Fransen’s incarceration would be a blow quite beyond their mettle. Golding might carry on releasing pointless videos but he’s already lost his way in the minefield of legal restrictions he surrounded himself with. Like the inept decorator he really has painted himself into a corner with his ridiculous antics. There may be some desperate displays of substanceless bravado but that will be all. And Fransen, even once she gets out of pokey will be in no position to rally the troops to her – subsequent penalties will be too great a deterrent.

We hope for a custodial sentence at the end of this trial because it’ll mean the end of Britain First in all but name!

BF Shame of a nation.png

A view from a barstool #30 by Landlord

Beer 2Hangovers over, empty champagne bottles in the re cycling and cocktail sausages back in the fridge, the celebrations are over and it’s back to work for the admins of Exposing Britain First. The news of the past week has been received by all of us, and you I expect, with high fives and a sense of relief, but it ain’t over till it’s over and we need to keep up the pressure on Goldibollocks, Screechy and the shit troopers until the book is not only thrown at them, but lodged in their collective arses.

The news firstly that Screechy pled not guilty didn’t come as much of a surprise although if it was me then plead guilty pick up a fine, maybe a suspended sentence, and a few stringent conditions, but job done and get back to being a racist. But that’s not the biffer way. How else will they be able to raise money from their mostly fanatical disciples, to show themselves martyrs to their frankly racist cause. EBF’s own BF Jayda Fransen rantingfriendly legal eagle reckons instead of playing a blinder, Jayda, by playing it to the end game could be looking at time inside. Firstly, she cannot plead not guilty to wearing political uniform, Goldibollocks buggered that up for her by playing a blinder. Secondly, breaching bail conditions, again by publicly ripping up her bail conditions in front of her fawning sheeple, she showed total contempt for the courts. The final charge of racial harrassment seems to be tied up. Our legal bods say that there has to be fairly irrefutable evidence before the CPS will prosecute for racially aggravated harrasment. There again, what does a Pub Landlord know? I guess only time will tell.

Then the news that my liver hated more than myself. Biffer High Command would not fight Beds Police and the conditions imposed on them. Goldibollocks appeared on another tedious video, trying desperately to put a spin on the fact the biffers aren’t allowed in Luton, aren’t allowed to set foot in a Mosque anywhere in England and Wales amongst others. They did this so they wouldn’t have to pay any costs which could “literally cost faaaaaasands of paaaands.” Even though they were advised not to by their ambulance chasing solicitors, I suspect that their zombie like supporters raised just over £3k and not the amount they wanted. So EBF will keep flagging up any breaches that they will inevitibly do.

Golding never surrender nse nfse ocs.png

When our friendly biffer trolls come over a regular charge is that we are Muslim appeasers, that we condone terrorism. After yawning copiously we state that we are against all forms of bigotry and therefore the news that Anjem Choudary was found guilty had us reaching for the champagne flutes again. This venom filled, hate spitting criminal, spouting ‘the gospel’ according to him and not what the 99.9% of Muslims believe, has finally ran out of lives and is looking like he will be doinga spell at her Majesty’s pleasure. Do you see any similarities? We do. In fact we always have. Two cheeks of the same arse!

There you have it in a nutshell. A great week for anti bigotry, and the news that Joshua Bonehill is up in front of the beak for yet another race crime has my liver packing it’s bags and telling me to bugger off.

Toodlepip

Unanswered questions about Jayda’s bail conditions

It’s no secret that I was disappointed at the outcome of yesterday’s hearing at Luton Magistrates’ Court. I had hoped that Jayda Fransen would be remanded in custody, given her previous failure to comply with bail conditions until she appeared in Crown Court. I really wanted this destructive harridan removed from the public sphere right away even if the result would be a reduction of sentence for ‘time served’ when she is finally sentenced by the Crown. Unfortunately, that was not to be. But what did actually happen?

BF Jayda Fransen after luton magistrates court august 5th 2016We only have Jayda’s own account of the outcome and, as usual with Britain First’s pronouncements, the brief video statement she released from the back of a car as she left the court left more questions than answers.

What was the reason for the delay? Fransen helpfully explained that she couldn’t report from outside the courthouse because of the hordes of Muslims driving aggressively up to her in cars. This is odd for several reasons.

Firstly – our spotters on the ground report that there was no sign of any aggressive or erratic driving. In fact there was a bit of a traffic jam which would have made it quite impossible.

Secondly – Luton Magistrates Court doesn’t open out onto a main road so she could easily have given the piece to camera from the steps without any chance of motorised interference.

Thirdly – and perhaps most tellingly – there’s no Britain First video of these hordes of motorised Muslims.

Britain First videos everything they think might make useful propaganda. If Fransen really was being harassed and intimidated by hordes of Muslims Paul and his ‘security team’ who were present throughout and certainly equipped to record video would have filmed them and published the evidence within minutes. There is, as yet no such evidence online. Come on Britain First – here’s a direct challenge for you… produce the evidence. Prove our spotters wrong.

But the whereabouts of the missing evidence isn’t the only unanswered question…

In the past Britain First has published every single bail sheet pertaining to its activities in the hope of demonstrating some mythical persecution by the ‘Muslim-appeasing’ (read ‘not Islamophobic’) establishment. So where’s Jayda’s?

We know that she’s not allowed back to Luton at least until November but what else is on this elusive bail sheet?

Why the relative silence regarding this case on the Britain First website? Apart from a single brief video from Fransen herself there’s been no new publications about the case and nothing from Jayda herself at all. There was one old video posted from February 2016 featuring Paul and Jayda in their ‘makeshift command centre’ (sic) but no further mention of the current case at all. This is very unusual and leads us to speculate that there may well be a social media component to the bail conditions preventing her from doing anything more than make that single report on the outcome of yesterday’s hearing.

Of course- we really don’t know. But if Jayda’s telling the truth then there’s no reason for the Biffers to hold back, is there?

So come on, Britain First- do what you usually do and publish a jpeg of the signed bail conditions. Nobody cares if you want to block out Jayda’s address. We all know her address and postcode anyway. We knew where she lived even before she pretended to be moving out for the benefit of the BBC. We still knew where she lived when she published that same address in respect of the London Assembly elections earlier this year (by which time she should have been long gone) and we still know her address now.

So by all means, blank it out – it makes no difference to us. That’s not what matters. Instead we challenge you to demonstrate that the bail conditions really are as Fransen said they were. Until you do that we will continue to speculate about their true conditions, based upon your own real world and social media activities. It shouldn’t be too hard to work them out, more or less by watching what happens (or doesn’t happen) next.

Poor Jayda: With friends like that…

Early this morning Der Fuhrer released another of his famous ‘driving somewhere looking important’ videos. This time he’s on the way to Luton Magistrates’ Court to watch his freshly stitched-up deputy, Jayda Fransen take a fall. He doesn’t say much in this short ‘piece to camera’ which only lasts a merciful 90 seconds but what he does say is interesting.

BF Goldong stitch up court jayda fransen magistrates charges.pngGolding informs us (He hopes nobody will mind) that something between 3 and 4 grand has been siphoned from the High Court fighting fund to pay for Fransen’s legal defence when she goes to trial. That means that, like us, the Biffers expect the case to be referred to Crown Court and not dealt with or thrown out today by the magistrates. To hire a barrister would be a particularly pessimistic step if, as he keeps claiming, Golding thinks the charges against Jayda ‘Fall-girl’ Fransen really are ‘bogus’. Of course he knows they’re not. Only a week ago Golding admitted to one of the three charges himself – in the very same court.

He also tells us that the High Court date of 15th August has been pushed back a month. This will now be held on the 15th of September. We don’t know for sure but it seems likely to us here at EBF that this will be to allow for the conclusion of Fransen’s case. If she’s convicted at Crown Court (and we strongly suspect that she will be) the likelihood of an injunction in September becomes much more probable.

It’s all getting very exciting and the atmosphere here at Team EBF is electric. The continuing spectacle of Britain First’s destruction, gradual though it is, is proving to have been well worth the wait. It’s like having a ringside seat at the longest-lasting court-room drama in history. It may not quite be The Dreyfuss Affair (Fransen’s not that important) but it’s still a fascinating glimpse into the mutual back-stabbing, nest-feathering and ship-jumping that inevitably occurs when fascist organisations begin to fall apart.

And still, in spite of all the evidence the Britain First sheeple still keep on sending the money to these laughable ‘wolves in wolves’ clothing’. Yes – you read that right. The Biffers came out as ‘wolves’ and gave up any pretence of being interested in anyone’s welfare but their own a long time ago. And now – when the legal system has finally decided to get serious and deal with their particularly nasty brand of neonazism we see them for what they really are. Britain First’s leaders are back-stabbing, money-grubbing mugs who wouldn’t understand the concept of ‘loyalty’ if it walked up and bit them.

Poor old Jayda! With friends like these, who needs enemies?

There’s an update on the outcome of Jayda’s hearing here.