The following post is a statement by Lee Barnes, the former legal officer of the British National Party, regarding the treatment of Chris Beverley, the BNP's former councillor, and regional organizer of the party's highly successful Yorkshire region.
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Chris Beverley's sacking - a statement by Lee Barnes LLB
I have known Chris Beverley for over a decade.
He is one of the few people in nationalism who every nationalist knows they can fully trust and respect as a fully committed and dedicated nationalist activist.
In the past I have attacked Chris under the direct orders of Nick Griffin.
Griffin even supplied me with a file of documents he had collected concerning Chris to issue to activists and BNP members to attack him during the Sadie Graham fall out.
At the time I did so, as I was told to do so. ["Superior orders" is no justification for wrongdoing, AE].
The news he has been sacked [as regional organizer] is a disaster for the BNP.
Chris is one of the most loyal BNP activists in the country.
His intelligence, commitment to nationalism and dedication to the party are second to none.
The fact that Andrew Brons has sat so long on the fence as regards Griffin, and his pillaging of the party, that a fence post now visibly protrudes from his silent mouth, is a source of confusion to many BNP members.
Griffin once expelled Brons from the NF, and Brons' silence now is pathetic.
Some people are saying to me that the only reason Brons is silent is because he has his snout alongside Griffin in the EU pig trough, though I state in my opinion that this is not the case.
I believe he is silent as he cares about his personal legacy in nationalism and doesn't want to split the party.
The fact though that one of his most trusted and loyal friends has now had the Griffin Knife inserted into his back should, if he has any sense of loyalty, force Brons to pull his finger out and say something about what has been happening in the BNP.
The knife that has been stuck in Chris's back will go into Brons's as soon as Griffin thinks he can get away with it.
I know Andrew Brons is no coward and that he is a true nationalist.
We respect the man for who he is and his dedication to the nationalist cause.
But his silence has been taken by many people as a tacit approval of what Griffin and his cult of sycophants, half-wits and crooks have been doing in the party.
Now Brons must show he understands the meaning of loyalty to a friend, and to a man who is a true BNP loyalist and nationalist.