After a weekend away from all things biffer, doing the normal things in life, like shopping, taking the kids out, seeing the in laws, you know the ones that share biffer and EDL posts and think that the world would be better putting an exclusion zone around this island of ours to keep immigrants out, watching the odd neanderthal thug being teargassed, seeing the leader of the opposition on a comedy program and agreeing with John Major (please never make me write that again) I finally got time today to go through the page and see what our lovely friends at Biffer towers are up to.
So the biffers seem to be finding google images of Muslims celebrating and trying to give the opinion that they are slowly taking over. These videos are from years ago and appear to show some pretty peaceful protests with minimal policing and no counter protesting. Maybe the biffers could give their protests up, it would save the tax payers money in the long run.
Next, although they are quick to deny any links, a white only enclave seems to have been set up in deepest Hungary by Dowson and Griffin. Could this be where Screechy has gone? No one knows. It seems strange to me that they want followers to become immigrants when they rage about them non-stop on all of Uncle Jim’s pages. There again, as the media doesn’t like calling English Immigrants or refugees I suppose I better call them ‘Ex-Pats’.
I’ve seen the begging Emails from the Biffers too, although it appears no one really gives a fuck to donate to the Biffer leave cause. I have to say I’m happy my shopping didn’t run to a decorating table costing £4 faaaaasand even if the Landlady has pretty expensive tastes. We haven’t been too political in this debate but I have to say that even a few brexiters in the pub have changed sides due to the fact that the leave campaign seems to have been taken over by the far right and all they want is refugees out.
Finally a weekend camping in Wales with full Camouflage, wooden rulers and German Lager!!! My personal thoughts on this are easy, they wanted to go on a lads’ weekend and were going to book a break in Magaluf but realised their gullible disciples hadn’t put enough in their bank account for that. So they ended up on a hill in Wales. But maybe they realised that they would be as welcome there as the English hooligans are in France right now. If we saw this happening in America we’d shake our heads and think it’s just militia. And to be serious for a minute, that is what it looks like to me. Political uniforms, knife training and the rest, it would be funny if it didn’t feel so dangerous. We have been told by Moley that Carmelo was there in clear breach of his bail conditions, and Steve must have felt uneasy as there wasn’t a Greggs in sight! Maybe they were getting in practice for Britannia Fest who knows.
So thats it, my brief sojourn away from all things biffer has come to an end. Now I’m refreshed it’s time to get back to work hassling, debunking and answering your questions. I’ve managed to get a new cooker, bbq and decking for our personal garden, a couple of sun loungers for the 2 days of summer and the kids stocked up with games, toys and renewing their relationship with their dad.
Now what have those cockwombles got in store for us this week.
We all agree that what happened in Brussels this week is terrible.
We all agree that killing innocent people in the name of any religion or ideology is an awful crime.
We all agree that there can be no justification for this sort of atrocity.
Terrorists like ISIS (AKA Daesh), Anders Behring Breivik, Dale Jones and Damien Hunt are the lowest of the low and their victims deserved none of what happened to them. Organisations like this one that incite extremist violence deserve our condemnation too.
Death is no respecter of persons and terrorists exist across many political and ideological platforms. So we’re sure that Britain First didn’t mean to ignore the vast majority of victims who were killed by terrorists who weren’t Muslims. Surely they don’t want to ignore the many slaughtered by right wing Christian groups or white supremacist militia in America. We don’t imagine they’d like to forget the poor victims of anti Muslim mosque bombings and street violence or the innocents who died at the hands of political terrorists in coups across the world that have absolutely nothing to do with religion.
So we fixed their image for them.
This week began with the awful news that terrorists had attacked innocent people in Belgium. The extremist Islamist group, ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the terrible loss of life.
Like just about everyone else the Biffers at Britain First are outraged and disgusted by this cruel, callous act. No matter how fervently you believe in your cause there can be no justification for murdering innocent bystanders in cold blood. It’s not civilised, it’s not justifiable, it’s certainly not clever… and it’s not Islamic.
The Quran explicitly forbids the killing of non-combatants, even in times of war. Perhaps that’s why 70,000 Muslim clerics recently issued a joint fatwa against Islamic extremists. They give Islam a bad name and they offend the faithful and, in the eyes of those who believe in Him, they offend Allah as well. There is no blissful afterlife for murderers as any devout Muslim will tell you if you bother to ask them.
The real problem here isn’t Islam any more than the Northern Irish troubles were about Christianity. The real problem is terrorism – the unjustifiable belief that it’s OK to kill people to get your own way. It’s the belief that ‘might is right’ and that peace can be brought about by violence. That’s the real enemy – violence.
So how did the Biffers respond to this latest terrorist outrage?
By missing the point and advocating more violence and extremist terrorism in the sort of tit for tat that Ghandi referred to when he said…
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind!”
He would have recognised Britain First had they been around in his day. That other famous Ghandi quote could have been written for them…
“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians but I like your Christ.”
With ‘Christian’ attitudes like this it’s not hard to understand what he meant.
On November 14th 2015, Britain First held its annual conference. It was an interesting affair, beginning with a bizarre ‘treasure hunt’ to find the venue itself. The Biffers met at a motorway service station where the actual venue was revealed amid a secrecy more reminiscent of Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ stories than a legitimate political party for grown-ups.
The actual venue was a place called The Sitwell Arms, a nice looking place, popular with fitness enthusiasts and newlyweds. It’s not the sort of establishment we would have expected to host a Nazi conference which makes us wonder whether or not the licensee actually knew what the booking was about.
We have contacted The Sitwell Arms via Facebook to ask them (and to offer to host a statement from them on our blog should they wish to make one). Since being identified as the venue by a Sheffield Anti-fascist group the hotel risks significant loss of trade. If they really didn’t know who they were playing host to, it’s only right that we at EBF try to soften that blow for them.
If they did know they may well have put their licence at risk. If they didn’t (which is entirely likely) Britain First has pulled another ‘fast one’ on some unsuspecting Hotelier and put the unfortunate licensee’s livelihood at risk. Under UK licensing regulations venues aren’t supposed to host racist events or encourage antisocial behaviours. Biffers are renowned for inciting terrorism and radicalising people against non-whites and Muslims so this conference would certainly fit the criteria.
We originally thought that only 30-35 Nazis met there last weekend to ratify the Britain First policies for the forthcoming year. Having reviewed more pics as BF posted them we’ve revised that figure to a massive 39 fasicsts (including the photographer). That was all they could muster. Most British people understand that our ancestors were right to oppose Nazism during the Second World War. They understand the huge sacrifice made by people of many colours, creeds and nationalities and they don’t want anything to do with Britain First’s attempts to rekindle Hitler’s abusive dream.
Unfortunately however, there are a few malcontents who continue to look up to Uncle Adolf. They pretend otherwise but then we see policies like those presented to the 39 sad dweebs at the Biffers’ annual conference and the illusion is shattered beyond repair.
These people are Nazis – plain and simple.
It’s not surprising that they had such a poor turnout. For all their deceptive clickbait campaigns and bought Facebook likes Britain First has never been particularly popular in the real world. What was surprising was the apparent silence of the Fuhrer, Paul (Folding) Golding. The Biffers co-founder and leader has yet to give a speech according to the published material currently being churned out by Britain First’s media machine.
That might be a ploy to get people like us to comment on Paul’s silence so that we’ll look silly when eventually the Biffers post evidence that he really had spoken all along. If so it’d be a particularly immature tactic on their part that can only demonstrate how little legitimacy they have. Realistically you’d have thought a ‘registered political party’ with aspirations to lead a fourth Reich would have more to crow about than a cheap ‘pull the Fuhrer out of the hat’ conjuring trick. Only time will tell.
For now we need to assume that Fuhrer Paulie really didn’t speak on Saturday. And that leads us to yet another question. Why not?
Our Mole in the Biffer camp has long been reporting that Biffer central is becoming increasingly unsatisfied with Golding’s stewardship. Numbers are dwindling and it’s costing them a fortune (most of the donations they receive) to keep up appearances buying Facebook likes from overseas click farms. His inadequate oratory and lack of political acumen mean that he has increasingly been seen as a liability. Whether he actually gave a speech at the 2015 conference or not doesn’t change the fact that his premiership is at risk. Word has it that Deputy Fuhrer, Fransen is set to take over when Paulie is ousted from office (and quite possibly expelled from the party) in May or June 2016.
This may explain the 3 year vote of confidence that saw Jayda confirmed as Deputy until 2018. That won’t prevent her from taking over the leadership in 2016. It just makes it automatic once Paul is expelled. The Biffers are stitching him up because he’s just not profitable enough.
In place of Fuhrer Paul we saw a rare appearance by co-founder and Britain First financer, ‘Jolly Jim’ Dowson. He was supposed to have left Britain First at around the time he first got into hot water over the infamous Northern Ireland Flag Protests. He’s no stranger to political conflict.
Jolly Jim treated the assembled throng to what can only be described as a religious sermon where he misappropriated a verse from the Holy Bible to make the outrageous claim that Christianity is all about the destruction of non-Christians. It’s hard to tell how the congregation of Nazi cockwombles received this message from the would-be Rev. Dowson but we imagine it wasn’t too convincing, even for Biffers. We don’t imagine many British Nazis are particularly interested in Christian doctrine anyway. It’s a good clip to stick on Facebook though. That way BF’s American donors, the paranoid, Republican, Christian right wingers might cough up a few more fascist dollars for the Biffers’ beleaguered bank balance.
What we can glean from this disgraceful misappropriation of Holy Scripture is the undeniable fact that Britain First uses religion to radicalise and incite both hatred and violence. They regularly criticise ISIS for using the Quran to radicalise Muslims and yet here they are using the Bible to do exactly the same thing. It really is difficult to see how Britain First and ISIS differ.
They both pretend to speak for a major religion.
They both misrepresent and undermine the religion they claim to represent.
They are both despised by the vast majority of the faithful.
They both want to incite violence and start a ‘Holy war’ on the streets of Europe.
It’s easy to infer the desire to start a Holy War from Britain First’s behaviours but actually we don’t need to. Dowson made that point very clear a couple of years ago when speaking with Channel 4 Television. Jolly Jim genuinely seems to believe that violent uprising against Islam, extermination of the faithful, peaceful Muslims in our midst would be a good thing. This is precisely the same attitude that Hitler had against Europe’s Jews. It’s Nazism – pure and simple. And it’s dangerous.
That’s why we take heart in the knowledge that less than 40 people turned up for the conference. Those that did were treated to a tacky, plastic ‘medal’ that looks uncannily similair to the cheap keyrings that Britain first has been unable to sell. We bet those Nazi activists felt really valued as Fuhrer-in-waiting Fransen presented them in front of the half empty function room. Such is the fate of Britain’s fascist minority. Sleazy ceremonies in secret locations with Christmas-cracker style medals complementing extremist rhetoric from religiose fanatics.
So another week’s over and another week of seeing my takings suffer as the rest of the home nations nosedive out of the Rugby world cup. BT sports taking over of the Champions league is driving the punters away. The mixed pool team has won another game, much to the chagrin of Beryl who continues to put holes in everything other than the dartboard. I do hear the ladies tiddlywinks team may be short next week.
So what have we learnt from Biffer towers this week? Well they were triumphant in Burton, they still hate the thought of countries taking in immigrants, they love Putin, they adore the Knights Templar International (other real groups are out there) they’ve stayed strangely quiet over a massacre in Sweden and finally as remembrance day comes close they wheel out the old clickbait memes to con (sorry make) money out of their supporters.
Apparently Britain First’s brave 139 protesters were confronted by a few anti’s and bravely stood their ground. This however once again turned out to be a load of rubbish as Antifa, locals and Anti Biffers including most of the EBF office turned out to harass, heckle and generally have a good day out (see EBFBlogger here and here). Once again a huge police presence and shut shops proved what a waste of tax payers’ money and the costs of closing local businesses ensues when Folding and Dutchy come to town.
The massacre in Sweden by a white, right wing terrorist and I mean terrorist not a misunderstood kid, not a loner, but a terrorist has led to near silence by the media, right wingers and politicians in this country. It appears to me that a nutter is a nutter whatever race or religion he or she may be. But while every Muslim man or woman is labelled a terrorist by the press or Biffer towers I have to counter that when this happens. I wasn’t the only one whose first thought when I heard the colour and politics of this boy was not Muslim was one of relief, when I should have been showing respect to those that had lost their lives. It must be working in the murky world of Anti Britain First that has made me do this.
But now on to the most important issue of the week (to me) and the outpouring of clickbait from Britain First and it’s offshoots including ones we are still checking on claiming to respect our troops, respect remembrance day, respect the poppy. So here we go, they are begging to get Folding elected, they are begging to stop their computers from being hacked, they are begging for court case costs and once again they are stealing money for their tatty products representing the poppy. And yes I did say stealing, because every penny they take goes into their bank account and is sent not to the armed forces but kept for whatever purpose Folding and Dutchy want to use it for (trip to Hungary, new tyres for their van or to hire a snooker hall for an hour). The unfortunate truth is any money raised does not go to respect our troops or to buy housing (something their memes tell us the refugees are getting) and Folding is still disrespecting our troops nearly 10 years since he wore pants on his head at the Cenotaph.
One of our page readers has challenged Golding to prove where the money has gone. To date nothing has been heard. Many of the good people of the page have been asking us if this page is real, is that page real and it’s got to the point where even we can’t be sure. I have recently had three people in my pub asking me to collect for remembrance day and each time I have said no, not because I don’t want to but since seeing the murky world of Britain First I will only have the Royal British Legion in and then for the rest of the year the Royal Air Force. Two of the three understood why I’m taking this stand, sighed and admitted that most of the pubs were taking this line too. The other got quite angry and insisted that I should allow his box on my bar. He left when I asked for his registered Charity number.
So to all you good souls who give money to respect and honour our troops please be careful where your pennies are going. I would advise sadly that you should only give money to the Royal British Legion this year and politely decline others. Give your reasons, the true ones will sigh and understand – only the shysters won’t.
This is a busy time for me at the moment. In a weeks time I will have completed my move to the South Coast, and my new pub will be halfway through the renovation. At least Beryl won’t be putting holes in the wall, Bazzer complaining about 3-5-2 or 4-2-3-1 and Gaz telling me every two minutes that the world is better under the conservatives will be a distant memory