Inside the mind of a Biffer

A regular topic in the EBF office is motivation. What drives the Biffers to be so hateful? How can otherwise ordinary people embrace such malice and wish so much harm on their fellow humans?

Over the last few days I’ve made it my mission to try to answer this question, not for every Biffer but at least for some. It isn’t always easy to trawl through the comments on the Britain First Facebook page but it seemed to be a reasonable place to find the answer to my question. What did the Biffers themselves say about their concerns and how do these comments fit together to produce the hatred and cruelty they advocate?

Taking a methodical, step by step perspective was quite revealing and whilst not all that surprising did provide some insight into the way that Britain First manipulates ordinary people, just as their German forerunners did almost a century earlier.

‘Our’ people

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The first thing Britain First does is create a sense of identity. Biffers need to be brought to identify with the group of ‘our people’. So Britain First regularly produces memes on social media to help them develop this sense of identity. The Biffer ‘in group’ is made up of white Brits, ex-pats and Christians. Out-groups include Muslims (of course), non-whites and immigrants (unless they come from America or Australia).

Colour

The idea of ‘white flight’ and ‘white genocide’ is a recurring theme in the identification process.

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Regular appeals to increase white birth rate serve not so much to actually encourage more births but to imbue the Biffers with a sense that ‘their’ race is in peril, international statistics on normalisation of immigrant birth rates notwithstanding.

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Religion

The Biffers don’t act like Christians (except perhaps for the congregation of the Westboro Baptist Church) but they repeatedly claim to be Christians. They appeal to the dispossessed and the downtrodden in the same way that early Christians did in Judea and beyond. By hijacking established tenets of traditional Christianity they can present a seemingly familiar front for their decidedly unfamiliar neo-nazism.

The comments from their supporters show just how effective this tactic is as people use a religion that speaks of peace to justify the hatred of fascism, apparently without the slightest sense of irony.

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Nationality

Nationalism is their biggest theme, of course. This is the mainstay of Britain First’s raison d’etre as they work toward an all-British, all-white and decidedly Aryan Britain. So the group identity of Britishness is pushed hard. And the sheeple respond.

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Perceived threat

It’s not enough to establish group identity though. That doesn’t engender hatred. For really fervent malice it’s necessary to pretend that the group is under attack, preferably from those too weak to defend themselves. Groups like minority religious populations or desperate refugees.

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Exaggerated horror to come

The technique is simple. Identify with the in group. Breed fear of the out group and then play on the peoples’ newly installed fears.

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Hatred

Then sit back and watch the hatred develop. It doesn’t have to be rational – it just has to be visceral.

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Hostility

Once that groundwork has been completed it’s a short step to turn fear and hatred into open hostility and the volunteers to fund or create violence come forward of their own accord.

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Malice

Keep fuelling the fire with perceived obstructions to ‘our’ way of life or evidence of ‘alien’ activities to underscore the problem ‘our group’ faces and let the people whip themselves up into their own frenzy of malice.

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And watch the hatred you planted all those memes ago grow and bear fruit.

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Too scared to show compassion

No matter how hard they try the Biffers just can’t help revealing their true motivations. They’re frightened of everything outside of their own experience. If it doesn’t like roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or the good old British bacon butty; if it doesn’t wear blue jeans (preferably with red braces, white tee shirts and shiny DM boots); if it doesn’t drink lager and like watching the footy then it’s just too scary for your average Biffer.

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That’s the real reason for their ridiculous displays of mock bravado, shouting their endless drivel from the safety of behind police lines. They’re terrified of anything they don’t understand and let’s face it – that leaves precious little for them to be comfortable about. They may well have the courage to post obscenities from the safety of their own bedrooms but they’re nowhere near brave enough to explore the world beyond their tightly drawn curtains.

The truth is that most Biffers understand nothing that can’t be described as traditional British. They’re so obsessed with trying to preserve the ‘safe’ past with all its bigotry and oppression of other races that they just can’t see how much better things are today. And that really is a shame.

We really believe that some of Britain First’s supporters have the potential to become genuinely nice people. They’re victims of a nationalist, racist scam but for some of them at least that’s only because they don’t know any better.

All they need to do is open their eyes and look beyond the racist echo chamber of Britain First.

Unfortunately, though – that’s the one thing they’re too frightened to do.

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Biffers with banners are a right bloody nuisance

If ever we needed proof that the Biffers read our blog this is it. Recently we published a piece about Fransen’s cold feet and how Moley had revealed her lack of confidence was putting her pending Fuhrership at risk. Today she seems to have regained her courage and, significantly without Paulie.

In a surprise move she was part of a brace of Biffers who descended on Whitechapel to protest outside the local mosque. Quite why they chose Whitechapel is a little mysterious. It’s hardly a massive structure and the area isn’t known for its racial tensions. Admittedly it has some history but this is hardly Jack the Ripper territory any more.

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Apparently the Biffers stayed outside the mosque, blocking its entrance with their ridiculous banner for a full 20 minutes today before buggering off back into the sewer. As usual they remained just long enough to get some publicity shots and pretend they were actually doing something useful. In reality the whole thing was just another photo opportunity for Frau Fransen. It’s amazing that anyone still falls for this rubbish but somebody must or they wouldn’t keep doing it.

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This comes hot on the heels of an IBTimes news article that looks for the most part like a Fransen press release, bigging up the Biffers and trying desperately to sanitise their thugishness. The article did make it very clear that BF don’t just go after extremists but all Muslims.

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That’s strange. They told the BBC a very different story – not that anyone actually believed them.

The truth is that these people demonise all Muslims because like all neo-nazi groups they need someone to scapegoat. It didn’t need to be Muslims, it could’ve been any minority, but Muslims were topical so they took the fall.

And having chosen Muslims the Biffers really are going for it. But they’re getting more and more desperate. Police forces across the country are making it clear that they’ve had enough. The courts have stopped giving them friendly slaps on the wrist and are very clearly gearing up to hit them hard and their ground support is fading away much more rapidly than it came. That’s why they’ve gone back to direct action at Mosques – a tactic they declared didn’t work less than 12 months ago. They need the attention. Unfortunately for them though, most people stopped caring about their displays of desperation long ago.
Three lonely Biffers, all of whom are familiar faces from demos across the UK reveal a very depressing picture for Britain First. They may be able to buy likes and even comments from overseas. They might do OK with clickbait memes of sick puppies and cute kittens but Facebook isn’t the real world. If they can’t convert their army of keyboard warriors into actual support they lose. And they can’t. So they’ve lost.

We don’t know if this renewed show of bravado will get Dutchy restored in Dowson’s good books. We don’t know if she’ll inherit the Biffer crown this summer – she may have shot herself in the foot already with her recent show of nerves. We do know that whoever sails the Bad Ship Britain First into the sunset half of 2016 will be captain of a near-empty and very leaky vessel. It’s already running with a skeleton crew, and the few passengers that remain seem to be firmly locked in their ‘keyboard’ cabins.

The Biffers are doomed, and those heavy fleeces will make very poor life jackets

Nazis really do love their mythologies

nuremberg rallyA little over 70 years ago the world beat the Nazi third Reich into oblivion. It was an horrendous regime built upon hatred and fear, division and mythology. At its heart was the myth of the Aryan Master race, an imaginary ancestral genotype who high-ranking Nazis professed to believe had bequeathed superior status upon Germanic peoples.

It was all rubbish, of course. A fanciful example of deranged wishful thinking, based upon occult practices, half-understood legends and a huge dose of wishful thinking. Arguably very few Nazis believed in the Aryan myth outside of Hitler’s inner circle. Fanatics like Himmler certainly did. Opportunists like Rohm and Goering probably just pretended to so that they could climb the party ladder to personal power. The propagandist, Julius Streicher almost certainly saw Aryanism for the nonsense it was but that didn’t stop him from peddling the story to the wider population. It was the mythology that led the tiny Nazi party started by Anton Dexler in a Munich workshop to grow into a giant monster that almost stole an entire continent.

nuremberg laws jew nazi discrimination 1936Every good myth needs a counterpoint, a foil to be compared to, a counterweight to be measured against. In Hitler’s Germany the counterweight was international Jewry. The more the Jews could be demonised the greater the Aryans would appear. The Nazi propaganda machine resurrected centuries old fables like the medieval blood libel and added some more modern slanders for good measure. It worked like clockwork. German people, frightened of the enemy within were desperate to believe in the salvationpromised by their mythological ancestors and the Aryan myth took root.

That’s a short, potted history of the events of the 1930s and 1940s. What would the same passage be like if it was to be written in the late 21st century? We think it’d look something like this…

BF Burton 120 maxA little over 70 years ago the world beat the Nazi Biffers into oblivion. It was an horrendous regime built upon hatred and fear, division and mythology. At its heart was the myth of the Aryan Master race, an imaginary ancestral genotype who high-ranking Biffers professed to believe had bequeathed superior status upon white, British protestants.

It was all rubbish, of course. A fanciful example of deranged wishful thinking, based upon barely understood religious rituals, half-understood legends and a huge dose of wishful thinking. Arguably very few Biffers believed in the Aryan myth outside of Golding’s inner circle. Fanatics like Lewis certainly did. Opportunists like Slatter and Lomax probably just pretended to so that they could climb the party ladder to personal power. The propagandist, Jayda Fransen almost certainly saw Aryanism for the nonsense it was but that didn’t stop her from peddling the story to the wider population. It was the mythology that led the tiny Biffer party started under the name ‘English Defence League’ by Steven Yaxley-Lennon in a Luton sports bar to grow into the giant monster that almost stole an entire continent.

EBF BF policies conference 2015 1Every good myth needs a counterpoint, a foil to be compared to, a counterweight to be measured against. In Golding’s Britain the counterweight was international Islam. The more the Muslims could be demonised the greater the Aryans would appear. The Biffer propaganda machine resurrected centuries old fables like the medieval blood libel and added some more modern slanders for good measure. It worked like clockwork. British people, frightened of the enemy within were desperate to believe in the salvation promised by their mythological ancestors and the Aryan myth took root.

Some may think we’re being a bit over the top with this comparison. Please consider the possibility that we’re not.

When Hitler joined the party he was eventually to lead there were only 54 other members. He was registered as member number 555 because the Nazis had started counting at 501 to make themselves look more popular than they really were. By a strange coincidence Golding – the ‘founder member’ and leader of Britan First has exactly the same membership number. At least he had until we started pointing out that he seemed a little too keen to emulate his late hero. Then, even more implausibly, the founder member’s card number mysteriously changed to 66548. Spooky!

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The German Nazi party, started by an insignificant tradesman called Anton Drexler, was about as insignificant as it could be and nobody took it seriously – until it was too late. Drexler was ousted and the new leader, more charismatic and calculating than Drexler had ever been took it from strength to strength.

Paul Golding is like Drexler. He’s just holding the organisation in place while it treads water. Britain First has no future under Paulie and everyone knows it. It may not have a future under Fransen (we’ll find out later this year). But it’s bigger than the Nazi party under Drexler and it’s ripe for exploitation by the right leader.

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You can download our 69 page expose of Britain First’s neo-nazi intentions and practices here. It’s free and for those unfamiliar with the true nature of the Biffers we think it’s a real eye-opener.

Let’s crush these neo-nazis before they get the chance to grow into something unmanageable. Like the first sign of weeds in the garden, these nasty little duck wort need to be uprooted and destroyed before they strangle all that is decent about our society.

Let’s stop them right now – together.

No pasaran

A view from a barstool #16

Beer 2So another week spent wondering where the time goes, how one couple almost keep me in business, working out excuses not to go into the EBF office as Hulk and Tank Girl argue about who has nicked the chocolate hobnobs and why nowhere around there sells the correct brand of coffee or has Mint Tea bags! Unfortunately for them I hate serving coffee. If it was up to me and not the Landlady my coffee machine would be disposed of in the skip outside. Talking of being consigned to the bin outside reminds me of the real reason I am writing this blog. Bloody Britain First.

Before I expose them though some other things have caught my eye this week that may or may not be attributed to the Biffers but have a direct connection with their mantra. Firstly the out-pouring of support for a mosque from locals in Bristol. After a seemingly never ending barrage of hate from the far right, cards and flowers have been sent to them showing support from all faiths (and none). Once again proof that the right wing, hate-fuelled idiots don’t have much support anywhere in the country.

Also, a pigs head was stuck to the fence of a Muslim school in Portsmouth. This school is for children in years 1-4 showing again what arseholes those that follow the right wing mantra are. These are just a couple of examples of what groups like the biffers are brainwashing their followers into.

Apart from a couple of meaningless memes rehashed from right wing sources (for example Japan has cut Muslims off from life or whatever), so easy to debunk, so hard for their disciples to understand the lies they put out, only two things really caught my eye. The first was Dutchy and her first “go” on the 15 quid app news studio. Now I’m really sorry and I beg all of you to forgive me but I couldn’t, just couldn’t, not even in the name of EBF force myself to watch it. So I guessed what she said…

BF Jayda Fransen rant immigrants rape january 2016“Screeeeeeeeeech Muslims, Screeeeeeeeech Sharia, Screeeeeech only we can save you, screeeeeeeeeech send money and screeeeeeeeech police and lefty council persecution…”

And that leads me onto the second item of the week, their march in Dewsbury and their visit last week to try and incite the local Muslims into attacking them. Instead they were totally ignored.

We saw Goldibollocks and Dutchy and a group of ‘activists’ with their banners outside two mosques (why oh why do they appear to only do this when there is no one around, or early morning) handed out their edition of Der Sturmer to bemused shoppers, proudly saying that they have had massive interest in the march (which in my eyes means they may get 100 people to shuffle around a car park). They also said on video that they had been attacked. Again given their track record this would have been recorded and flooded the internet (flooded??? remember the sponsored walk chaps, the just giving page is still here) with their propaganda. The police and the local council have called for them to call it off, the local newspaper has too, although they have been called ‘unwashed lefties’.

Why do they call every bit of media lefties???? Is it because anyone who is to the left of Ghengis Khan would still be too liberal?

They are resolute in their decision to shuffle aimlessly and will only do what the police say if a section 12 is issued. They have also said they have a pub all to themselves for a social just after. Now as a Landlord I have contacts and have been looking about along with my unwashed liberal mates trying to find out where. Like I said in an earlier blog, I and the rest of EBF will harry you wherever you may go. Follow this blog and the EBF Facebook page. If I find further details they’ll be announced here.

BF Jayda video Dewsbury front pageSo apart from that, Teflon Goldibolloks and Slimy Dutchy seem to be untouchable, and this to me means one of two things. The powers that be are turning a blind eye to their antics as it fits with their agenda of demonising a faith and keeping their mates in business, or they are a bunch of conniving informants, advising the authorities on the antics of other groups on the right. There is no way the constant harrassment, incitement carried out by the blackshirted shittroopers could be left uninvestigated unless there was something untoward going on.

And finally what ever has happened to pieman Lewis? Other than possibly being on the naughty boys step, could he be writing a book? A great fictional story called Britain (hahaha) First (hahahaha) Accounts (haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa).

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And with that, before I fall about laughing again (and get divorce papers served) I must go. I think a white flag has been seen atop EBF towers which either means Tank Girl and Hulk have left the building, the hobnob situation has been sent to arbitration with Yifter and Kit or Ant’s handkerchief has floated out of the window. Keep me covered I’m going in!!!!

Cheers

At conference end

As we all know by now the Biffers have decided not to hold any more annual conferences. Fuhrer Golding made the momentous announcement during his New Year message to the party faithful, both of whom were clearly very pleased to hear the news. We tracked them down to a seedy pub in Swanley where they were only too happy to give us their opinions (so long as we paid for the kebabs and foreign lager). Both seemed rather relieved…

“At least we won’t have to keep changing clothes and wigs for photo opportunities to make it look like there’s more than just the two of us.”
(Biffy Nomates 2016)

Biffy wasn’t alone in this. His mate ‘Snorty’ was equally pleased. He took time out from his busy snorting schedule to offer up these wise words…

“It hurts my hands holding so many bloody flags at events an’ all. I know we need to bump up the numbers but gripping so many bloody bamboo poles between your fingers really chafes after a while.”

(Steelo “Snorty” Bovverboot 2016)

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The Biffers weren’t immediately enthralled by the alternative prospect of a camping holiday in Lincolnshire.

“We know that real soldiers camp out and everything” Explained Biffy “But we’re really only any good at fighting terrorists on the iPad.”

“I’m a bit uncomfortable about spiders” Agreed Snorty.

Sensing their discomfort our reporters thought it might be nice to offer them a bit of reassurance – a slim sliver of hope to cling to as they sought for a route out of their mounting despair.

“There’ll be a beer tent.”
Snorty and Biffy brightened up instantly.
“It’s a piss up at the outdoor!”
“It’ll be like a festival – like Donnington or Glastonbury”
“Or Milwall.”

Biffy shot Snorty a ‘look’ as if to say “Shhhh!” before explaining that Biffers are all very respectable and not at all involved in violence – especially not violence related to team-based recreational activities. Our reporter pretended to be convinced and moved the conversation on to more welcome topics like race hatred, white supremacy and Snorty’s deep-seated longing for another Kristalnacht.

“Oh not that again!” Exclaimed Biffy. “It’s all you ever talk about. Kristanacht this, Kristalnacht that…”

Momentarily quieted by his friend’s interjection, Snorty looked cowed, even sheepish. He glanced around the bar to see if anyone had heard. His haunted expression showing all the hallmarks of a man used to being ridiculed for his ridiculous Nazism.

“Snorty wants to be Golding!” Whispered Biffy, conspiratorially.
It became clear that Snorty had indeed modelled his belief system on the dweebish Fuhrer, Folding Golding. And he was made the object of ridicule by those around him just as often as his hero, with or without the knotted hankie on his head.

Another trip to the bar in search of even more foreign lager for the boys later and the conversation moved back to the prospect of a Lincolnshire field with a beer tent and a bunch of keyboard warriors. As the only two paid up Biffers who don’t have a leadership position the boys apologised but said they really couldn’t confirm or deny the proposed location (although Snorty was confident that the Lincolnshire showground should be a front-runner). They knew why the conference had morphed into a grotesque parody of the Queen’s garden party even if not where it would be held.

“Why is that then?” Inquired our reporter.

“Coz a do in a hotel costs too much when nobody turns up.”
As if by way of emphasis, Snorty punctuated his statement with a large draught of cheap central European lager – brewed by next year’s immigrants, no doubt.

“Face it” Offered Biffy. “Golding’s our leader but he’s still a tosser and nothing says sad Nazi wannabe like an empty function room.”

We could only agree.

Hobnob anyone?

Their loss is Fransen and Golding’s gain

SKY News Rotherham hate crime imageMany of you have already seen the awful SKY News report on the escalation of violence in Rotherham. In it we learn that hate crime in the town has increased dramatically since Britain First and other racist groups descended on Rotherham to take advantage of the child sex exploitation scandal. There’s even a clip of Fuhrer in waiting, Jayda Fransen repeating the far-right’s hackneyed old lies about Islam and paedophilia.

We blogged about this here, including an extract from EBF’s special report on the Biffers, showing just why Fransen’s ‘link’ is so unfair.
Since this news article broke we’ve been inundated with Biffers and assorted neo-nazi trolls trying to convince us that the increase in violence in Rotherham has nothing to do with Britain First’s campaigning. We’re not at all convinced by these denials. It’s obvious to us what such shameless incitement by Fransen, Golding and their racist chums has led to.

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Britain First has even arranged to help make their followers more effective fighters, as if their target audience wasn’t violent enough.

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They do this under the guise of ‘patriotism’, as though fanning the flames of racial and religious hatred and sectarian violence is somehow a patriotic act.

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They pretend that their only concern is protection of children and yet they never seem to hold demonstrations opposing white or non-Muslim paedophiles. We put that to one of the Biffer trolls who approached us in the EBF inbox. The response was that there are no white paedophiles in Rotherham. Oh really?

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Tom Steven Wilkes is a 22 year old Rotherham man. Like many of those implicated in the Rotherham sexual exploitation investigations he is a white, indigenous British man and definitely not a Muslim. Not exactly Britain First’s stereotypical ‘Paedo Muzzrat’. Not that Britain First’s loyal band of thugs would care anyway. These people aren’t interested in facts. They’re only interested in justifying their hatred.

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The idea of Muslim grooming gangs is as good a cover story as any for sensitive souls like this chap whose Facebook profile picture proudly displays evidence of his part in another episode of civil unrest in Halifax, a few miles from Rotherham.

Reece

Reece is clearly no angel but his Facebook page makes it equally clear that he’s very naïve. Most of his social media contacts are slightly awkward declarations of undying love for his girlfriend. In many ways he’s just a typical but slightly immature young lad trying to find a place in the world. Reece’s social media profile has all the bravado of adolescence combined with the ‘all or nothing’ lack of perspective of a young man who still has far more to learn than he knows.

He’s also one of 7 neo-nazis who, along with 10 Muslim men have been charged with public order offences following a Britain First rally in Rotherham. At the time Britain First made a very big deal of the affray, claiming that these fine, upstanding ‘patriots’ had been attacked by the Asian lads. In a wonderfully immature plea of “He started it”. It’s the sort of ‘defence’ familiar to schoolteachers everywhere and it’s as transparent as it’s childish. In truth, it doesn’t matter ‘who started it’. What matters is that sectarian violence flares up and people get hurt whenever Britain First comes to town.

If the Queen thinks that everywhere in Britain is permanently given a fresh coat of paint because wherever she goes, that’s all she sees then Biffer Queen, Jayda Fransen must think that every English town is perpetually stained red with the blood of innocents. Britain First sees a lot of violence because, regardless of who throws the first punch or petrol bomb, they incite it, they provoke it and they profit from it.

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None of these people look like they’d be particularly interested in, or even able to understand, nuanced arguments about over-generalisation or community cohesion. That’s OK though. They don’t need to understand.

Their role is to wave the racist flag of Britain First.
Their role is to carry out the violence that Fransen and Golding only allude to.
Their value is in the trouble they cause and in the mileage that Britain First can get out of their subsequent prosecution.

Their futures are expendable. Nobody will employ those misguided little Nazis who, following imprisonment and release will have their convictions for racially-aggravated disorder undermining their life-chances for years to come – in some cases indefinitely. Some convictions are never ‘spent’.

These are the people who Britain First’s, Deputy Fuhrer patronisingly describes as the ‘elite’.

EBF BF Jayda Fransen eliteThese are the thuggish enforcers of Golding’s fantasy Fourth Reich. But they’ll never be the leaders of the Biffers’ brave new world.
They’re the expendable cannon-fodder, the backstreet Biffers whose imprisonment, whose sacrifice in the never-ending quest for donations is a price the Britain First leadership is prepared (for them) to pay.

If only the violent, easily-led young men of Derbyshire and Yorkshire were a little more educated, a little better equipped to see what is so obvious to the rest of us. They’re pawns in Golding’s greedy game. And whatever the outcome, whatever happens to Britain First, these young men inevitably will be the losers. They’re the sacrificial ‘forlorn hope’ in this cynical, lucrative game of sectarian violence and endless, repetitive merchandising for profit.