View from a barstool #9

Beer 2Christmas parties for landlords are strange affairs, all arguing who has the cheapest pint, the best ales or the most weird cash and carry vodka,
but this week it’s all been about the airstrikes in Syria, the possible hike in taxes on alcohol, whether scampi fries, cheesy moments and bacon snaps have a sell by date, Pork Scratchings or Twiglets and Britain Bloody First. The other problem with them is they last over 3 days and you can only take Ibuprofen every 4 hours.

The airstrikes that our government is carrying out in our name is a bone of contention to EBF followers as well as the admins. We ummed and arred long enough over whether to cover this on the page, but knowing that the horrible buggers over at Bifferland will be relishing in it we decided to cover it. My opinion will remain just that although I’m far from happy with my own MP.

Knowing my fellow Landlords all have a hatred of racist bigots and extremists quite a lot gets talked about in our get togethers (or piss ups as the Landlady likes to call them) about the Biffers and their even more intolerant cohorts the EDL. David has owned a pub just on the outskirts of Rotherham and has had many a visit from the Taliban Hunters Club. He gives them no quarter nor serve them or take any notice of their threats all nicely recorded for the police.

This week we had two hours in which we weren’t sure whether to crack open the champagne or the Cava, the Prosecco or the whisky as the Biffers appeared to be consigned to the dustbin. Meme’s were made, laughter floated around the office until a couple of my fellow admins realised nothing added up. Then the begging Email came out asking patriots to dig deep to take on Facebook. Then a miracle happened.

Facebook, scared of impending legal action from Britain First put the page back up. It must have been that, surely the Biffers don’t lie.

A lovely apology from a name at Facebook and all is well. Were they banned or did they unpublish to allow them to again look like victors in the face of indescribable odds, making Goldibollocks, Dutchy and Dowson out to be heroes. Again like so many cons of theirs… answers on a postcard (but do not put our name on it).

Before that there was a strategy meeting, in an office of all places along with whiteboard coffee and little biscuits (or pies in Stevie’s case). Was this another case of “look lads (and Slatter) it looks like all these nasty lefteyes have got a lot of crap on us and it’s starting to stick. That Exposing lot have declared war on us so we need to ramp up getting cash so we can get out of this with some dosh” and lo and behold another begging letter came out asking for more cash. This time to buy a gym so his activists can train in unarmed combat.

Now Folding is a failed MMA fighter (look it up on youtube but make sure you are near the toilet) and in the video they put up he did look quite good beating up a punchbag. But this is starting to get a little bit sinister. Once again, one of the people who run the gym asked them to take the video’s down saying that they didn’t want to be associated with the Biffers, as I write this the video is still up.

Also this week all pretence of the Knight Templars (other real groups are out there that are genuine and not money making) and the Biffers being seperate entities has all but disappeared. Is this  uncle Jim finally coming out and aligning KTI with them or was it always just another clever way of conning money out of scared, impressionable people.

A great article was put up by us from Tell Mama, regarding the possible recruiting and brainwashing of impressionable youngsters for right wing extremist groups. It is quite amazing. They argue about the radicalisation of muslim children when the far right are doing the same. We are against it all, right, left, religions or athiests forcing their dogma on young kids who should be mucking about in parks or on the Xbox.

Before I give up and slip further into my drinking shorts, David, the landlord from Rotherham, told me that why he hates Britain First with a vengeance. He was enjoying a pint after work with his mate from the Indian Restaurant up the road and a bloke walked in with a tatty green bin liner on. He was asking for money, he said, to help his battalion stop a newsagents being turned into an islamic meeting room. He said there were too many of this kind of thing springing up and that this was a christian country and all the other religions should go home.

Dave’s mate (a hindu) got up and told this person to fuck off and the guy walked off only to return with 6 mates all dressed alike. The biffers then starting hassling drinkers and staff. They said they would continue coming back until they got an apology from Dave. Unfortunately for them they had walked into a pub where shit is not taken. They were frogmarched to the door, thrown out and told not to come back and if they did there would be serious trouble. Since then he recieved nuisance calls, excrement on his doorway and visits from the police (Dave is an ex copper so that didn’t work). Dave isn’t giving up, in his own words these people are…

“Nothing but cowards, thugs people who pick on the weak, or those unable to fight back.”

He does fight back, as he tells me, watch this space.

So as I leave to get (yet) another pint I think it sums it up very well, Britain First, cowards, thugs and bigots. Facebook would be well rid of them. But the fight goes on to rid us of these conmen, these liars and cheats. EBF will continue to do so.

Time for some out of date Scampi fries, see if they really do stay edible for ages.

Cheers

Landlord

View from a barstool #2

Another week over and as it’s an international football weekend, discussions over the formations have been put aside for a few hours and the main argument is over Roy’s selection but more importantly the team selected for the pubs mixed pool team for this week coming. Beryl is most put out by being dropped because she was, through drink unable to pick up a cue last week.

So what has this week given us, oh yeah a documentary, that at first, Britain First were happy to take part in but then as it appeared they were being made to look stupid they pulled out like the petulant people they truly are. It was a defeat however Paul and Jayda might try and spin it.

BBC3 BF WWOCB text Jayda pulling out

I have watched this now 3 times, mainly as an admin of Exposing Britain First so that I could be sure that what happened actually happened, but partly so I was able to claim damages off the BBC for making me fall off my stool so many times as Britain First’s two deluded and PR hungry leaders made the whole thing look like a farce.

So many times Paul and Jayda showed themselves to be shabby charlatans staging video’s to show to their asinine followers just how big and powerful they are, when in fact they are nothing more than bigoted cowards who have worked out how to get their gutter politics across on social media.

BBC3 BF WWOCB Paul filming Jayda outside High Court

For all their protestations they entered this program thinking that it would get them into the mainstream, they would be treated with respect within the corridors of power, within the media, and by the man in the street. In 57 minutes they managed to prove to all but a blinkered few that they were nothing but a laughable group of thugs.

The reach they have on social media is alarming, getting their hate filled video’s out to hundreds of thousands in minutes is PR savvy, but then when you see how they manipulate these “sermons” it scares the living daylights out of me. The one outside a Mosque looks like a covert op, drive around a bit check no one big is looking, screech to a halt, pile out of the car quickly unfurl your hateful banner outside film it and run away because a woman in a Burka has clocked you.

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Then when you come out triumphantly out of the high court and announce to your followers your great victory against the establishment (although as I saw it all they won is the right to march, the other 4 stringent orders were upheld) your mask then slips as one man and his dog show you to be the bully boy you really are, freedom of speech Paul, you love banging on about it so why get your blackshirts threaten this man with “taking off his jaw” This man and his dog have become the instant hero with us that oppose Britain First.

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What about the one in Rotherham, shows Paulie looking smug into the camera and telling his fawning followers they’ve handed out faaasands of sheets of BF toilet paper. Only trouble Paulie you had just turned up and hadn’t given any away. The less said about one interviewee the better…” you know stuff, stuff that they do” pure comedy.

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Throughout we saw the delusional Golding and his faithful lapdog, Jayda, flanked by black shirted thugs trying to be statesmanlike but instead looking every bit the spiv that we all know and dislike, to see him say we are on a level out of this world made me spill my pint, and to say he lives in fear of assassination was amazing, as was the statement that he and Jayda have to move house every 6 months, have bullet proof glass, round the clock security and put grills up everywhere. As Jayda lives in a housing association flat, as I did twenty odd years ago I can tell you putting up a pot plant on a balcony was hard work let alone all of the aforementioned stuff.

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And now as the dust settles on the documentary the Biffers are doing everything they can do to discredit the BBC, to make them out to be the poor put upon politicians, naive that the BBC could do this to them. My view for what it counts, and seeing the comments fly in on Twitter and FaceBook, they reaped what they sowed, they tried to use the documentary to show themselves as a proper political party, they tried to use the documentary to show that support for the far right Christian movement in this country is followed by millions, they tried to show themselves as a party that is misunderstood. Instead they showed themselves as a group of manipulating thugs, sad, bigoted, lying con artists with an online army from the US, Australia and farmed likes, a group despite their online presence who can muster but a couple of hundred supporters to their rallies.

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Yes, we’ve all been laughing at Britain First and their leadership, yes their lies and their manipulation of social media has been blown open, but they are still dangerous, they still need to be exposed as charlatans at every step, every time they spread their lies we at Exposing Britain First will be there, everytime they step on the tarmac and march they need to be countered. And everytime they roll up at a Curry house we as anti biffers need to support those businesses. Nothing has changed – nothing will.

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That’s it for now, Roy made the right decisions, Beryl will cry into her Voddie and Coke, life goes on.

Cheers,

The Landlord