Tommy’s on track for a Pulitzer ‘Fake news’ prize

Tommy Robinson, AKA Stephen Yaxley-Lennon used to be just a football hooligan. Now he’s a football hooligan masquerading as an author and journalist.

We’ve all had the misfortune of coming across at least one of his many misrepresentations of reality. We may have been subjected to a video of him involved in a confrontation – a video that conveniently fails to show who started it. Or perhaps we’ve witnessed some ill-informed rant about his mates Paul and Jayda and the unfair way they’ve been held accountable for their crimes.

It would be easy to underestimate Mr. Yaxley-Lennon and write him off as a fool who really doesn’t understand the situations he distorts so casually but that would be a mistake. Tommy Robinson is no fool. He’s very well aware of his deception and clearly determined to continue misrepresenting the news, even manufacturing his own obvious propaganda for as long as it’s profitable. Except that it apparently isn’t.

Today he claimed a massive jump in sales of his book, ‘Enemy of the state’, even the title of which tries to afford him much greater significance than he actually warrants. In an attempt to appear somehow relevant he’s keen to promote himself as a popular investigative journalist with an audience hanging on his every word. He’d have us believe his political insights are so potent that his self-published book simply flies off the shelves at Amazon.com.

However, as ‘Mock the right’ have pointed out, the reality is, predictably enough, rather more mundane.

It seems that the best-selling Mr. Robinson has, to date, sold a grand total of 251 copies of his appallingly nonsensical drivel.

Don’t be fooled by the self-serving deceit of this far right cockwomble. His paltry sales actually show that he’s about as popular as a fart in a spacesuit. His devastating ‘insights’ into the ‘Islamic invasion’ he imagines are about as sophisticated as a high school pupil’s homework and his ‘news’ stories are as fake as it’s possible to be.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon is a dangerous fraud. He incites violence against ordinary Muslims and in so doing increases the distrust and alienation of different sections of society – all so that He can make a few quid off the back of other peoples’ misery.

There’s a word to describe people like that…

Parasite

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Biffers bested by Bedfordshire Bobbies

Britain First have managed to get their own way for once…

The Britain First manifesto is a document that they shamelessly copied from Adolf Hitler himself in the shape of the German NSDAP’s 25 point plan. It calls for consequences for all those who knowingly publish lies to mislead the public. Today they learned just how attentive the British legal system has been to their plagiarised demands.

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The High Court delivered a ruling today that extends Fransen and Golding’s ban from Luton for a further 3 years. That might seem like small potatoes at first glance but it really isn’t. It’s a precedent in law that can only be overturned by appeal to the judicial chamber of the House of Lords, The Supreme Court or, ironically enough, the European Court of Human Rights.

In the absence of such appeals which take a lot of time and money to mount there’s a handy precedent available to local authorities and police forces all across the UK to have the Biffers banned from their areas.  There seems to be nothing now remaining to prevent similair actions from other Biffer targets like Rochdale, Rotherham, Dover, Gillingham and the rest.

Even better, depending upon the exact nature of future demonstrations, Fuhrer Golding and Frau Fransen might have scuppered the whole demo set up for other fash groups like Pegida and the English Defence League. They were already hated by the rest of British fascism. Now they’ll be total pariahs!

Well done Bedfordshire police. We salute you!

Britain First’s High Court chickens coming home to roost

It’s hard to know quite where to begin with this, most recent Britain First scam. We could go on at length about the despicable hi-jacking of the tragedy in Nice to fill Britain First’s coffers but really there’s nothing new there. That, after all is what Britain First does. Like circling vultures, the Biffers jump on every available tragedy and do their best to make it all about them – for a profit, of course.

We could write about the hypocrisy of Britain First in assuming the Nice killer was motivated by ISIS whilst denying any relationship whatsoever between them and Jo Cox’s murderer, Tommy Mair. This in spite of the fact that the driver in NICE seems to have had no links to Daesh or even to any practicing Muslims.

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We could write about the judiciary’s attitude to Britain First in general and the way that their apparent Teflon-coating seems finally to be wearing thin.

But we’re not going to do that (well only a bit). Instead we’re going to write about funding. This is the begging video that Britain First released following the Nice attack.

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As you can see it begins with Golding discussing the events in France before quickly shifting to his own begging bowl. Claiming a ‘new’ outrage from Luton and Bedfordshire police he appeals for £15,000 to fight a ‘new’ injunction against Britain First. There’s only one problem – it isn’t ‘new’ at all.

On June 26th 2015 an interim injunction was granted by the High Court in respect of this exact appeal from the police in Luton. That’s the interim injunction curtailing Britain First’s activities in Luton at the hearing that Paul and Jayda continue to pretend to have ‘won’. It’s a strange definition of ‘victory’ that produces such a far-reaching injunction as this.

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The fact is that Britain First have already raised funds to fight this particular case. And they’ve announced that they reached their target at least once (despite the sum’s omission from their published accounts). So why all the fuss now?

Partly they’re begging for more cash because that’s what they do. And partly they’re begging for cash because this may be one of their last opportunities to do so. Britain First has ignored most of the terms of this injunction since it was granted. The only clauses they seem to have stuck to are not entering Mosque property uninvited and not bringing crosses or their childish ‘No more mosques’ banner to Luton last June. They’ve completely disregarded the other two conditions (underlined below in red) and on August 15th their behaviour over the last year will be reviewed in the High Court. We suspect it won’t go well for the despicable duo!

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This interim injunction was granted pending a full hearing ‘at a later date’. Now, a little over a year later that full hearing is fast approaching. It will be held at the High Court on August 15th 2016. As you can see the case reference number in both documents is the same(HQ15X02820). It’s the same case.

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To put it another way, Jayda and the Fuhrer have spent the last year demonstrating increasing bravado. They’ve flouted the law of the land with growing (but misguided) confidence, presumably because as time passed they became more and more convinced that the case had just ‘gone away’. And Jayda’s supposed to understand English law!

Now the chickens are coming home to roost and the realisation of the risk they face has begun to sink in. This ‘later date’ hearing really might be the end of Britain First. It might be the end of Paul and Jayda’s personal liberty too (here’s hoping).

Not long now!

Britain First and the history of European Nazism

The problem with making historical comparisons is they’re never precise enough to satisfy the pedants and rarely obvious enough to catch the attention of most people. That’s because the majority of us have enough to deal with just coping with the necessities of everyday living. People haven’t time to go around studying political history and most don’t have the inclination to search for comparisons and similarities between modern UK and the worst of European thought.

EBF understands that. We know that to many this article will seem like an over-reaction to current events. But we think it important that we highlight the broad trends of 21st century ideologies even if the exact details differ from the precise events of the past. Modern Europe is very different from that of 80 or 90 years ago. Mass communication is easier and less controlled which accelerates the speed of social change. Deceitful propaganda is more easily spread and ideas, even dangerous ones can take hold of a population like wildfire.

EBF BF Wake up and rise up.pngBut people are still essentially the same. Their fears are the same, their vulnerability to manipulative ideologues is the same and their tendency to look for scapegoats to blame is the same. Our species hasn’t evolved at all in a few decades. We are as we were and what we were was frightening.

In 1920s Germany economic hardship was rife. People were literally starving to death as food became more and more expensive and wages, even for those lucky enough to be employed at all couldn’t keep up. Many felt hopeless and helpless.

In post 2007 Europe whole countries went bankrupt and others, like UK saw the weakest citizens, those suffering from disabling conditions or those who were unable to find work stripped of their incomes, sanctioned by civil servants or forced to work for nothing to ease the wage burden on large companies like Tesco, Asda and even’ the Biffers’ favourite’ – Gregg’s the baker’s. Many argue that this was little more than state-sponsored slavery designed to increase private, corporate profits at the expense of the public purse as several employers cut jobs, replacing paid employees with unskilled, forced (workfare) labour instead. Many at the bottom rungs of society felt hopeless and helpless.

In Post WW1 Germany a group of veterans calling themselves the Frei Corp (Free Army) began releasing propaganda explaining that Germany’s predicament was all the fault of international Jewry. This wasn’t true but it suited the emotional need of some of the people to scapegoat someone other than themselves.

In post-recession UK groups like Britain First began releasing propaganda blaming Muslims for all the country’s problems. This isn’t true either but it suits the emotional need of some of the people to scapegoat someone other than themselves.

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In 1920s Germany Adolf Hitler joined a small group of far right nationalists and quickly rose to prominence within what was one day to become the Nazi party.

In 2010 a relatively minor official in the British National Party (a far right nationalist group) broke away from the party to form his own rival group – Britain First.

In 1920s Germany the government largely ignored the Nazis. They were only one of many far right factions and they seemed too busy fighting amongst themselves to be of any significance.

In 2010 the UK government largely ignored Britain First. They were only one of many far right factions and they seemed too busy fighting amongst themselves to be of any significance.

In 1920s Germany Hitler’s Nazi party made very little impact. The demonstrations they held were violent armed conflicts and so the authorities eventually acted. When Hitler tried to begin an armed revolution and held hostage two government officials he was overwhelmed, tried and imprisoned for sedition.

In modern UK, Britain First incites violence against Muslims and immigrants but Golding et al have learned from history and never personally involve themselves in such crimes.

In 1930s Germany the Frei Corp became the Brown Shirts – the organised street fighters who persecuted Jews – their most infamous incident was ‘The night of broken glass’ or ‘Kristalnacht’ during which Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues were attacked in a domestic atrocity ordered by Hitler himself.

In modern UK we have not seen anything on the scale of Kristalnacht yet. We have however seen attacks against Muslim shops, Mosques and businesses, including arson and several Muslim deaths. At least one 81 year old Muslim was beaten to death by Britain First supporters whilst on his way to his local Mosque for morning prayers.

From the 1920s onwards Hitler and his cronies used dehumanising propaganda to isolate and encourage violence against German Jews.

From 2010 onwards Britain First has used dehumanising propaganda to isolate and encourage violence against British Muslims.

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The German Nazis relied upon nationalism and a sense of ‘taking back control’ to fuel their hatred.

Britain First relies upon nationalism and a sense of ‘taking back control’ to fuel its hatred.

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The internet and the speed with which social media spreads ideas around means that the popular nationalism that took the Nazis 15 years to achieve has taken Britain First with its social media savvy operation a third of that time. What they lack is political clout but there’s time for that and they’re certainly trying hard.

And it’s not just Britain First. There are other, equally disturbing groups at work in the UK. Nationalists organisations echo the same message of hate. Groups like the English Defence League and countless others also rely upon the same propaganda to fuel a nationalism that seems hell bent on taking this country back to a past that only really existed in their imaginations. Respectable political groups like UKIP seem almost to legitimise the nationalist agenda and may well be the key to political influence for all the other nationalist groups.

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It’s no coincidence that ‘Vote UKIP’ is a common refrain from the racist nationalists we interact with across social media. Britain First is unlikely to gain any political power but that doesn’t mean they can’t support UKIP. Golding and Fransen have already created something like a Frei Corp in waiting. Their own website describes Britain First as a ‘Street defence organisation’ and their regular calls for civil war against Muslims and their (admittedly laughable as yet) attempts to train their members in combat skills seems to point very clearly in one particular direction. Might they become UKIP’s Brown shirts in time?

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If the problem was only UK based that might be less of a concern but similair trends can be seen across Europe. Some countries are further along this dark path and it’s not hard to see where we’re all being driven. This week in Austria a far right party using the slogan ‘Austria First’ (there’s a coincidence) narrowly failed to become the ruling political party in the country’s national election.

EBF BF Austria far right Nazi election.pngIn the style of their Austrian predecessor, Adolf Hitler they are now forcing a new election. Hitler’s Nazi party also forced elections until they got the result they wanted. We’d hoped that Austrians would know better, given their country’s part in WW2 but seemingly not. Like Brits and many other European nationals they have short memories. It remains to be seen how prophetic the result of the UK’s recent ‘Brexit’ referendum may be. The result (48% v 52%) is strikingly close to the Austrian result after a campaign that was fought much more along nationalist and racist lines than any other issue. We believe that there is very real cause for concern both here in the UK and abroad.

Holland, a country defeated by the Nazis and subjected to all the horrors of occupation is currently seeing the rise of its own brand of Nationalism. Even Germany, the birthplace of Pegida has a growing number of fascists within its population. Similair stories can be told about many Western nations from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. The far right hasn’t won yet but it’s making remarkably good headway.

There’s still time to turn this around. Please help us to spread the word and stop the neo-Nazis from dragging us back into the darkness of former decades.

Further relevant reading from EBF

An overview of Britain First (PDF)

Britain First’s Nazi policies (PDF)

Britain First’s general Nazism (PDF)

Jayda Fransen’s Anti-Islamic propaganda – just Like Julius Streicher’s anti-semitic ‘Der Sturmer’ (PDF)

Britain First has blood on its hands

How Britain First profits from violence

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Britain first as a uniformed, paramilitary militia

 

Mair and the media

Tommy Mair Westminster magistrates courtRecent events have brought Britain First into the media spotlight and not in a good way. Tommy Mair shouting “Britain First!” and then spluttering on about death to traitors in court has brought the Biffers and their murderous intentions into the public eye in a way that we at EBF could only have dreamed of. We’re grateful to those national papers who have begun to see them for what they really are.

So it seems ungrateful to ask more of a media that has already done so much but there’s a very real danger here that the real point will be missed.

Yes, it’s true that Britain First have no real membership to speak of. It’s true that their extremist views are not shared openly by much of the British population. But that’s not the whole story.

Even allowing for bought likes and page merging-scams their page does have a significant number of genuine likes. That means that their reach across social media is huge and even though not many people would call themselves neo-Nazis many are taken in by the general tone of their rhetoric. So we’d like to ask two things of mainstream media…

When you report on the joke that is Britain First please also point out the dangers of their evil messages spreading relentlessly across social media. They really do have an influence. That’s why hate crime is on the rise. That’s why our society is becoming ever more intolerant. Britain First isn’t the only group spreading this filth but it is probably the most effective.

Please don’t forget about these neoNazi malcontents when the next story breaks. They aren’t going to stop their relentless assault upon the peace of our nation so please, don’t you let up either. We’ll happily let you know as major stories start to break if you inbox us with a contact. You can message us via our Facebook page or Email the EBF blog at exposingbf@hotmail.com

Who knows – you might get a scoop (do journalists still use that word?).

Now you know what Britain First is capable of, please help us to keep the pressure on. They’re far more dangerous than they first appear.

Thankyou.

Team EBF

 

Don’t believe everything you read

A few weeks ago we reported on a running gun battle that had taken place in Chesterfield, home of the Biffer Walts’ Divisional Commander, Robin Lomax. It obviously covered a huge amount of ground as the same battle, involving the same people also happened at exactly the same time in Wakefield, Bradford, Basingstoke, Launceston, Wolverhampton and even Memphis, Tennessee! As we remarked at the time…

“ISIS don’t ‘alf get about, don’t they?”

And this morning we hear of yet another amazing feat of terror and counter-terror teleportation through time and space. The same extremists and law enforcement agencies find themselves re-enacting their violent engagement in at least three different venues that are once again, quite literally an ocean apart. This time they’ve been to Croydon, Wichita and Orlando. And all in the name of ‘charity’ apparently.

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We’d dearly love to know where any money the ‘News portal’ website might make actually goes. If you have any information on the subject please let us know. There are rules governing collecting for charity, including proper registration with governing bodies both here and in the USA (where the site appears to be based) and a quick word in the appropriate ear might not go amiss.

All that aside though, we’re told that nothing more interesting happened in Croydon last Monday than the moment when little Jimmy Armstrong dropped his fishcake and chips in a puddle on the High Street. But his Gran bought him some more so all’s well that ends well.

Don’t believe everything you read!

What sort of political party…

What sort of political party targets heavily multicultural areas with anti-Muslim leaflets trying to stir up racial and religious tensions?

What sort of political party needs to run fighting classes for its activists?

What sort of political party needs to invest in paramilitary gear?

What sort of political party runs an anti-Muslim organisation (KTI) that wants to start a modern Crusade against Islam?

What sort of political party wants to hang political opponents?

What sort of political party needs to radicalise children into racism and hatred?

What sort of political party advocates a ‘white breeding’ campaign?

What sort of political party has to photoshop images to distort the truth?

What sort of political party tries to develop a street army because they can’t get elected democratically?

Well….?

What sort of party would that be?

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