Monday, 30 April 2012
Brent Group Chairman Quits British Freedom Party
Good Evening to you all.
The attached letter of my resignation from the British Freedom party should tell you the whole story. However if you have any further questions please contact.
I recommended that Brent Group members joined the British Freedom in all good faith based upon information I had been given.
Many Brent Group members did not join and in the event I have to say those members were right.
My sincere apologises to those who did join I can only advise you make your own decision regarding your future membership.
Quite independently from me, the British Freedom organiser for Swale resigned last week. He is also a Brent Group member and has thanked for my support.
The bottom line regarding British Freedom is, that there are some good Nationalists as members, but the party itself has moved away from it's original concept.
I have received a number of emails informing me of new developments in British Nationalism. I will keep you informed of any information of importance.
I wish you all well
Roger C Bennett
This letter is to inform you of my resignation from the British Freedom Party (BFP) and the offices I hold, with immediate effect.
I have written to you several times over the last weeks expressing my alarm at the direction the party was
taking and with certain persons now running the party.
You advised I would receive a call from you Wednesday morning, April 25th., to discuss these matters. I had two important appointments for that morning but gave your call priority and rearranged them. In the event no call was received and at the time of writing, the evening of Friday April 27th. No call or apology has been received.
There is no point in my raising the same issues as I have raised with you over the last weeks but I will refer to the main reasons for my resignation.
The party was formed by basically three nationalists, Lee Barnes, Simon Bennett and Peter Mullins. I came into the party around that time and still have the membership number 07.
The party was formed to be the face of moderate, democratic and thinking British Nationalism. I was assured that this vital and basic concept had not changed. In the event I have witnessed the party being guided away from our root belief of nationalism towards what I would describe as a third rate version of UKIP. This is not surprising as the three most senior officers, yourself and Lee Cooper, came from UKIP and in the case of Mr Whale from 25 years of serving the Labour party.
I am still the Chairman of the Brent Group, and will be corresponding with the members.
I took the decision after many consultations with Peter Mullins, to advise all Brent Group members to join the British Freedom Party. Some did but the majority would not, telling me my decision was wrong that the BFP was not nationalist and was trying to be another version of UKIP. In the event their opinion was correct and mine was wrong. I shall apologise to the members for my sincere but wrong advice.
With regard to combining with the English Defence league (EDL), I have advised caution in too close a liaison.
It has now been decided to offer Tommy Robinson, or to give him his real name, Stephen YaxleyLennon, the leader of the EDL, the deputy leadership of the British Freedom Party together with a place on the Executive Council. Mr Robinson will be advising his members to join the BFP. This increase in membership, has blinded most senior officers to the potential of this action. The membership of the BFP, is low with around half the members on free membership. What the party is blind to is that if or when the EDL members join in any numbers, MR Robinson is then deputy leader, the EDL will control the party and vote whoever they wish on and off the executive and vote their own people to the most senior offices in the party. You will not be able to stop them. Their numbers will control the party. You will have given the party away.
The EDL are not nationalists and openly state that. There is no secret in what they are this is published and shown on their website.
I now receive, and have checked that other members are now receiving regular emails from the EDL asking for donations, etc. I have never given details of my personal email address but the EDL have it. This means that the party has given details of our members to the EDL. This is a very serious matter. I did not give my permission for this information to be given to anyone, I was not asked by the party for this permission.
BFP members must demand who is responsible for this breach of confidentiality which may prove to be illegal.
You have this week confirmed in writing that any ex members of the BNP are not allowed to serve on the Executive Council. I find this extraordinary as these members are the very people who worked and guided the BNP to the success of June 2009 when one million people voted nationalist, over one hundred councillors elected, two MEP’s and a member voted on the London Assembly.
These members are not considered fit to be EC members, when ex UKIP, labour party and now EDL members are.
Totally unacceptable to me Paul and I suspect to all British nationalists.
I have been a committed British Nationalist for almost fifty years, committed to the cause of Democratic, moderate British nationalism.
British Nationalism is not the following of political policies, first and foremost it is in the heart, you feel it and follow it. That is why those leading the BFP who have never been nationalists will not understand the reasons for this letter of resignation, will not understand the depth of feeling all nationalists have.
It is a noble cause, the only cause that has a chance of repairing the damage done to our country after
decades of damage by self serving British politicians of all colours, particularly red. This betrayal of the
interests of our country and our people is still taking place only nationalism will save it.
As chairman you are responsible for allowing the party to be guided away from it’s core belief and given away to the EDL. That may have been your plan from the beginning as you have repeatedly said you wish to capture the support of middle England. However, you will never capture the support of middle England with the EDL pulling your strings.
Finally, I confirm that the confidential information you imparted to me in conversations will of course remain confidential and never disclosed by me.
Yours Most Sincerely
Roger C Bennett