Thursday, 10 July 2008


Hello there, back blogging again.

For the last week it has been all systems go finishing Freedom and I had to clear all the decks to get it done.

Not much of a post today as I have a mountain of emails to respond to and almost as many telephone calls to return. Everything has to go on hold while the newspaper is finished, so it always takes a couple of days to get back to normal once it has been sent off to the printers.

There are some changes to Freedom in the pipeline and I shall brief you more when the details become clearer.

Good telephone call just after nine this morning to the Membership Office from a former miner, 40 years a member of the Labour Party and who was keenly involved in the Miners Strike of 1984. He and his wife wanted to join the BNP but he was worried because he had been arrested on the picket line back then, his only ever brush with the law, and that this might effect his membership.

"Only that you should be given a medal as well as your membership card", quipped one of the telephonists and how true that is.

The Miners Strike saw Maragret Thatcher use our police force as her own political army to start the closing down process of our pits and Britain's coal mining industry. It was a disgraceful tactic and something the Tories can never be forgiven for.

This chap and his wife are typical of the new members the BNP are now attracting - traditional Labour voters who feel betrayed by New Labour.

1 comment:

alanorei said...

A most significant post, Martin, thanks.

I remember PMT stating "We want the mining industry to be lean and hard."

Well, yes. In the sense that an ex-inmate of Belsen or Sandbostel on release in 1945 would have been 'lean and hard,' i.e. skin and bone.

The end result of the strike was of course that the industry collapsed and the strongest communities in the world suffered rifts that have never healed.

I am cynical enough to think that Thatcher and Scargill were in it together at the top. He declared a strike without a national ballot and thus gave her 'carte blanche' to react as heavy-handedly as she wished.

(In that respect, I remember a former police officer saying in a 20-years-on documentary in 2004 that he and his colleagues could see the impending tragedy when they had to enforce the closure of a pit near Selby, I think. He said in effect, "It was clearly the only large employer for miles around. What were they to do when the pit closed? We could see it from their point of view because we were all working class boys.")

I also think Thatcher was under instructions from the EU-Bilderbergers to shaft the mining industry. I think she hoped for a massive reward for doing their dirty work and when she didn't get it, she became a whistle-blower on them, for which she was ousted from her own party by other Bilderberger insiders, e.g. Hurd and Howe.

And just when it might have occurred to rational individuals to utilise remaining coal reserves as a boost to power production with the looming energy crisis, up pop the influential 'sky-is-falling' Chicken Little Telly Tubby greenies who tell us we can't burn coal because it contributes to the (miniscule) man-made 'greenhouse effect.'

Thus the whole country gets shafted.