Political Revolution Awaits: UKIP has a Chance to Become a True Party of the People


UKIP's ruling body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), will discuss a proposal, on Sunday 18th November, for a party wide ballot on whether the activist Tommy Robinson, can be allowed in.

In an email to members Mr Batten said Mr Robinson would be an "asset to the party".


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UKIP Leader Gerard Batten has written the following message to party members:

Tommy Robinson - Your Party, Your Decision

As you will know, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, commonly known as Tommy Robinson, has expressed his wish to join UKIP.

It is my personal view that we should allow him to join. This is also the view of Lord Pearson, UKIP Member of the House of Lords, and many other Party members.

UKIP has provisions in our Constitution which state that former members of certain proscribed parties and organisations are excluded from membership. The proscribed list currently includes the BNP, the National Front, and the English Defence League (EDL). Tommy Robinson was briefly a member of the BNP and was the founder of the EDL.

He explains his brief membership of the BNP as an uninformed youthful mistake. He further explains that the EDL, which he founded, was not a racist or far-right organisation under his leadership. He left it when it was infiltrated by elements he could not control.

The UKIP Constitution also has a provision (4.4.1) that allows the rule to be set aside in individual cases in “exceptional circumstances”, subject to the decision of the Chairman and the National Executive Committee.

At the next NEC meeting on Sunday 18th November, I intend to propose the following motion:

“There should be a ballot of the UKIP members asking if they approve, Yes, or No, of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) being allowed to join UKIP. This ballot should take place at the earliest opportunity, e.g. in the next edition of Independence Magazine.

“If a majority of Party members vote in favour of the proposition, then the Chairman and NEC will consider his application at the NEC meeting following the result of the ballot. They will then make the decision whether to waive the relevant rule or not, based on a majority vote of the NEC.”

Let me say without reservation that I do NOT wish to remove the provision against former members of proscribed parties being allowed to join UKIP. I want to keep this blanket ban in place as it protects us from wholesale infiltration by unwanted elements.

The reason that Lord Pearson and I, along with many others in the Party wish to waive the rule in Tommy Robinson’s favour is that we consider his case exceptional and unique. Lord Pearson and I believe that he would be an asset to the Party. He is a courageous campaigner on behalf of the victims of industrialised sexual slavery in the UK, and it is not an exaggeration to say that he has been persecuted by the state for the stand he has taken on certain issues.

UKIP now has the possibility to transform into a mass movement, representing ordinary people. To do that we have to make some bold and sometimes difficult decisions.

Whichever way the members vote I will abide by their democratic decision. This is YOUR Party, and you must make this decision; but, in my view, this is an issue that I think needs to be settled soon, one way or another.

I will inform you of the outcome of the motion following next Sunday’s NEC meeting.

Yours sincerely,
Gerard Batten MEP
UKIP Leader


UKIP Leader, Gerard Batten's Speech to 'Young Independence' in Worcester, 10th November 2018


UKIP leader Gerard Batten MEP, spoke to Young Independence, UKIP's youth wing,  at the 'Young Independence Conference' in Worcester on Saturday, 10th November 2018. Attendance at the event was excellent, almost a full house.

He told the audience he wants to reduce the annual UKIP membership fee, which is currently £30.00 per year, and introduce an optional monthly membership subscription.

When he took over the party leadership in April this year, UKIP had about 18,000 members, it now has approximately 23,600 members. With UKIP's new populist policies, outlined in their new Manifesto, and the mess Theresa May has made of Brexit, Batten thinks UKIP's membership could rise to 100,000 members or more.

At the next General Election, he said UKIP intends to target marginal seats held by Remain supporting MPs, whose constituents voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. Clearly these MPs are not truly representing their constituents. The MP Anna Soubry, the MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, is a prime example. Broxtowe voted 54.6% to 45.4% in favour of Leave in the EU Referendum and yet she is doing everything in her power to get Brexit reversed. In the 2017 General Election, Soubry had a majority of only 863 votes.

Batten said he will soon be speaking to the UKIP NEC to organise a ballot among the members on whether to allow Tommy Robinson to join the party. This announcement received loud applause.


Lesser-known Female SS Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps


Sofie Hanel (married name Nitsche).

Birthplace: Freiwaldau, Sudetenland

Since 1948, known as Jeseník, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic.

Camp Service: Ravensbrück, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

SS Positions: SS-Hilfsaufseherin (assistant overseer), SS-Aufseherin (overseer), SS-Blockführerin (block leader).

Notes: The name ‘HANEL, Sofie,’ appeared as an ‘SS woman Overseer,’ in a file of the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) dated March 20, 1947, ‘Personnel of the Concentration Camp in Oswiecim-Auschwitz’.

She was tried by a Czech court for war crimes at an unknown sub-camp, as well as for the ill-treatment of prisoners on a death march at the closing of the war. 

She was sentenced to death during the ‘Prague Aufseherinnen’ trial, for murder and maltreatment of camp prisoners, on October 7, 1948.

She was hanged on October 8, 1948 in the Pankrac Prison in Prague.

Anna/Anni David.

Birthdate: August 1, 1921 

Birthplace: Freiwaldau-Buchelsdorf. Since 1948 known as Jeseník Bukovice, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic.

SS Entry Location/Date: Ravensbrück, April 1942.

Camp Service: Ravensbrück (1942-1943), Majdanek-Lublin (1943-1944), Auschwitz-Birkenau (1944). 

SS Positions: SS-Hilfsaufseherin, SS-Aufseherin.

She was tried by a Czech court in Prague, ‘Prague Aufseherinnen trial,’ for war crimes committed on a death march at the end of the war and sentenced to death for murder and mistreatment of camp prisoners.

David was executed by hanging at the Prague-Pankrác Prison on October 8, 1948. 

Rosa Strayle (Strayle/Streile).

Birthdate: April 15, 1921.

Birthplace: Wittlingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

SS Entry Locaton/Date: Ravensbrück, November 7, 1944.

Camp Service: Ravensbrück (1944-1945) SS Positions: SS-Hilfsaufseherin, SS-Aufseherin.

Notes: Arrested, investigated, interrogated, and tried by a Soviet court in East Berlin during June 1948 ‘Berlin Aufseherinnen trial,’ for war crimes at Ravensbrück and sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes. 

Emma Vocke.

Camp Service: Ravensbrück, Zwodau/Holleischen (sub- camps of Flossenbürg).

SS Positions: SS-Hilfsaufseherin, SS-Aufseherin.

Notes: Tried by a Czech court, ‘Prague Aufseherinnen trial,' for war crimes at Zwodau/Holleischen and on October 7, 1948 sentenced to 10 years in prison for maltreating camp prisoners.

Further reading: Axis History Forum

Tommy Robinson is a One Man Army on Facebook

Tommy Robinson is officially MORE popular than the Labour Party and the Conservative Party on Facebook.

He has a following of over 1,051,058 people compared to 1,015,079 for Labour and 635,233 for the Tories. He even beats left-wing Momentum who have just 218,687 followers.


Credit: Tommy Robinson Facebook

In a post on the most followed political Facebook page in Britain, Tommy Robinson wrote: “Imagine the millions of pounds of Union funding or donor money being pumped into these political parties and my page has more followers than all of them!”

“These elites and media need to wake up and look at the trend – The real people have had enough of all you self-serving traitors. The establishment is finished.”


Dorothea Binz, Chief Wardress of Ravensbrück

From an Unbiased Perspective

Theodora 'Dorothea' Binz was born to a lower middle class German family in Försterei Dusterlake, north of Berlin, on the 16th of March 1920.  

The daughter of a forester, she grew up in the woods around Furstenberg, where she attended village schools.

At ten, she and her friends joined the Bund Deutscher Mädel (League of German Girls), the female wing of the Hitler Youth. At school, she was forced to follow the Nazi curriculum.

In her teens she went down with tuberculosis, spent months in a clinic and missed out on schooling. Through no fault of her own, she left school with few, if any, qualifications.

Stigmatised as a carrier of TB and barred from many jobs due to the danger of contagion, on leaving school she worked as a kitchen maid. 

When the chance came to become a guard at Ravensbrück, the new women's concentration camp opening nearby, she jumped at it. 

Aged 19, she would not have known what she was getting into. The following advertisement was used to recruit female volunteers at Ravensbrück.

Recruitment advertisement for female volunteers at Ravensbrück

Prior to 1944, candidates could not become an SS Aufseherin if they had any criminal convictions. [1] This recruitment criterion, which gave the job an air of respectability, coupled with an advertisement that fails to give a true impression of the nature of the work could easily have tempted any naive young girl to apply to become an SS Aufseherin (wardress).

Theodora Binz joined the staff of Ravensbrück in April 1939 and trained to become an Aufseherin. In August 1943, Binz was promoted to Stellvertretende Oberaufseherin (Deputy Chief Wardress). She was also put in charge of the Bunker, the camp's punishment block. 

Discipline and order were prerequisites to running an orderly camp where everyone was expected to conform to the rules and regulations - not just the inmates, but the staff included. This applied not just to Ravensbrück, but to all other camps as well.

For example - at Auschwitz, an Aufseherin named Buchhalter, was punished because she sent letters written by prisoners to their relatives without permission. She also had a love affair with a male prisoner. She was given twenty-five lashes with a whip, which had to be administered by the wardresses. The commandant Rudolf Hoess read out the judgement and said to all the wardresses that this woman was being punished by order of Reichsführer Himmler. [2]
 
Although, for the most part, punishments at Ravensbrück were not carried out by Theodora Binz herself - as head of the punishment block - she was present when punishments took place and thus became the main figure of hate within the camp.

It's alleged that at Ravensbrück, the young Binz abused women continuously. When she appeared at the Appellplatz (roll call), silence fell. She carried a whip in one hand, along with a leashed German Shepherd in the other, and allegedly, at a moment's notice would kick a woman to death or set her dog on her. 

The following incident is reported in a book called The Scourge of the Swastika:
"A case in point was an occasion when Binz came upon an Arbeitskommando (work detail) in a woods outside the camp. Binz observed a woman that the Aufseherin felt was not working hard enough (which, in camp parlance, was referred to as being "Arbeitscheu," or "work shy"). Theodora Binz walked over to the woman, knocked her to the ground, and then took a pickaxe and proceeded to chop the prisoner with it until the lifeless body was little more than a bloody lump. (!) Once this matter was finished, Binz cleaned her shiny boots with the dry portion of the corpses' skirt. She then mounted her bicycle and leisurely peddled her way back to Ravensbrück - all as if nothing happened."
The Scourge of the Swastika was written by 'Lord Russell of Liverpool', one of the most notorious German-haters of the 20th century! His book doesn't reveal to the reader where he obtained his information. The alleged victim is not named, the date the alleged incident took place is not given, and there is no reference to any death report. The only logical conclusion is that the story is a complete fabrication.

Another alleged incident involving Binz is told in the book Ravensbrück: An Eyewitness Account of a Women's Concentration Camp by Germaine Tillion. A member of the French resistance, Tillion was sent to Ravensbrück on 21 October 1943. The incident occurred after a flogging that took place in the Ravensbrück bunker. According to Tillion: 
"After one such flogging, my friend ventured a look through a gap in the floorboards; by then, the punishment was over, and the prisoner was lying half-naked with her face to the floor, obviously unconscious and covered in blood from her ankles to her waist. Binz looked at the woman, and without saying anything, stood on top of her blood-covered-calves, her heel on one calf, and the tips of her toes on the other, and began rocking back and forth by shifting her body weight from her toes to her heels. It's possible the woman was already dead; in any case, she was not conscious, because she displayed no reactions. After a while, Binz left; her boots were covered in blood."
Note that Tillion doesn't name the friend who she claims witnessed the incident. This type of evidence, known as Hearsay Evidence, would never be admissable in a court of law. 

Tillion's friend claims to have witnessed the incident from the Bunker where she had been imprisoned for an extended period.
The Bunker was a punishment block where prisoners were kept in solitary confinement for acts of resistance or sabotage.


Therefore, the woman who claims to have witnessed the incident had been sent to the Bunker, probably by Binz, and most likely invented the story in revenge for her own punishment. The story was soon spread around the camp, making Binz appear subhuman.

Floggings or whippings were carried out, not by Fräulein Binz, but by the camp prisoners themselves who were rewarded with extra rations as an incentive. Permission had to be given by Himmler, and a doctor had to be present when the punishment took place.

It should be pointed out that flogging and whipping were accepted forms of punishment at that time. Those forms of punishment were commonplace in British prisons in the 1930s and 1940s and in penal institutions all over the world.

A lot of punishments could have been avoided if the prisoners had done what they were told. An incident, involving a Russian woman named Anna Stekolnikova, can be found in the book Is This a Woman: inside Ravensbrück: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm. A group of women were returning to camp after a day's work in the fields and were ordered not to talk. According to Anna Stekolnikova:
"I'd been digging sand at the bottom of the lake and we were coming back to the camp in ranks of five and someone asked me a question and my lips moved. Binz saw and shouted my camp number and called me out to stand on the little mound outside the hospital for several hours. It was always windy there and terribly cold, so the girls in my barracks kept food for me, but then Binz came over with her dog and the dog bounded up at me with its paws and knocked me over. And I fell and it began to go for me but Binz pulled it back. It was as if she had pity on me and she shouted to me: 'Weg' - on your way."
The above incident is more believable than the others because, this time, the victim is named. It's claimed Binz hated Russians and yet the punishment handed out to Anna Stekolnikova is a slap on the wrist compared to what she could have received.

Theodora Binz was an elegant attractive young blonde with shining blue eyes, rounded cheeks and an upturned nose. While she was at Ravensbrück she had a relationship with the camp's deputy commandant, SS officer, Edmund Bräuning.   

Even her relationship with Bräuning has been used to dehumanise her. Ridiculous claims have been made that the two lovers went on romantic walks around the camp to watch women being flogged, after which they would stroll away laughing. 

A more reliable account of Theodora Binz can be found in the book, Michelangelo in Ravensbruck: One Woman's War against the Nazis by Countess Karolina Lanckorońska. Countess Lanckorońska was a Polish patriot who was arrested by the Nazis for being a member of the Polish resistance. A renowned art historian, the Countess, who wasn't Jewish, was sent to Ravensbrück in the summer of 1942.

Because of her high status as a member of the nobility, she was treated exceptionally well. Out in the garden of her hut she was often watched over by Binz, lounging in a nearby deckchair. To the Countess, Binz seemed a lonely person who posed her no threat. She would chat about this and that, and told the Polish Countess one day that she was a cook by profession, lived locally, and was 22 years of age.

As for Binz's dog, which the other prisoners claimed was a vicious attack dog, the Countess described it as a sad and scrawny mongrel who always seemed hungry. Whenever the Countess walked past it, the dog would fling itself at her, sniffing at her pockets in the hope of finding some food. "Isn't it nice to see how much he loves you," said Binz one day, with a smile.

When the dog died, Binz planted flowers on the grave but the camp inmates stole the flowers.

One day the Countess ordered a copy of Petrarch's sonnets. When the book arrived it was confiscated by the Commandant because it contained 'Catholic prayers.' After explaining to Binz these were not Catholic prayers but love poems, Binz allowed the Countess to keep the book.

Theodora Binz was sentenced to death at the first Hamburg Ravensbrück trial in 1947. Unfortunately the Ravensbrück trial transcripts are not readily available. Twenty seven years old at her trial, she denied participating in the maltreatment of prisoners and claimed to have performed only her duties. Without knowing what evidence was used against her, it's not possible to form an opinion on whether the death penalty was justified. She was executed on the gallows at Hamelin by hangman Albert Pierrepoint on May 2, 1947.

Just before the hood was put over her head, Theodora Binz uttered her last words.
"I hope you won’t think that we were all evil people," she said, as she took off her necklace and handed it to her executioner.

After execution, her corpse was buried with the corpses of other alleged war criminals in a mass grave within the prison grounds. One hundred and fifty five alleged German war criminals were hanged in Hamelin Prison by Pierrepoint. The majority of those executed were members of Concentration Camp staff from Bergen-Belsen, Ravensbrück, Neuengamme and Auschwitz.

In 1950, the British handed Hamelin Prison back to the Germans. There followed years of agitation by right wing elements in Lower Saxony to give the executed Germans a decent burial. The Lower Saxony Government finally gave in and allocated funds to pay for the reburials.   

In March 1954, the German prison authorities set about exhuming the bodies from the prison yard, identifying the remains, and putting them in separate coffins for reburial in individual plots. A total of 91 bodies were reburied in hallowed ground in Hamelin's Am Wehl Cemetery. 

The British High Commission at the time said it had 'no objection' to the reburials. Some German newspapers referred to the Germans as 'alleged war criminals' implying their guilt was not proven.

Cemetery officials said no memorials would be allowed on the graves but wooden crosses would be allowed if relatives paid for them.

The graves of executed concentration Camp staff in Am Wehl Cemetery.
Relatives of the deceased erected wooden crosses to mark the graves.
 
Right up until the 1980s, there were local citizens’ initiatives to tend the graves and erect wooden crosses in memory of those executed.

In their book The Offenders, Giles Playfair and Derrick Sington mention a visit they made to the burial site in 1956. They describe the graves as neat ivy-covered mounds on which they saw pansies and montbretia. The cemetery keeper told them that some of the flowers had been brought by strangers.

In March 1986, on the orders of Hamelin Town Council, all the crosses were removed from the burial site, the ground was flattened and the site was left to grow wild. 

References:

1. Ino Arndt..Das Frauenkonzentrationslager Ravensbrück (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1970), Nr IV, 105. 

2. Testimony of Irma Grese at the Belsen Trial. Irma Grese was ordered by Hoess to deliver the last two of the 25 strokes. 

The Beautiful Beast, Daniel Patrick Brown, Golden West Historical Publications, Inc.,1996 

Ravensbrück: An eyewitness account of a women's concentration camp by Germaine Tillion, Anchor Books, 1975.

The Scourge of the Swastika: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes by Lord Russell of Liverpool, various publishers, 1954

Michelangelo in Ravensbrück: One Woman's War against the Nazis by Countess Karolina Lanckoroska, Da Capo Press Inc., 2007

Daily Mail

If this is a woman: inside Ravensbrück: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm, Abacus, 2016

The Offenders by Giles Playfair and Derrick Sington, published by Secker and Warburg, 1957. 

Gerard Batten labels UK MEPs calling for an extension to Article 50, Collaborators, Quislings and Traitors


Today an email was sent by a group of anti-Brexit UK MEPs to all European Parliament Members. The email calls on all MEPs to campaign to extend Article 50 beyond March 29, 2019.

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten, who was sent the email responded with the following:

"The anti-Brexit UK MEPs who put their name to the email asking for an extension to Article 50 have revealed themselves for what they are - a bunch of snivelling quislings who are desperate to keep their seats on the EU Parliamentary gravy train.

"17.4 Million British people voted to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016. There were no ifs, buts or equivocations in that vote.  It was made plain by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and many others on both sides of the debate, that this would be a once and for all decision and that Her Majesty’s Government would implement the result.  All the major political parties fought the 2017 General Election on the basis that they would respect the result of the Referendum and carry out the wishes of the majority of the electorate.

"The UK MEPs whose names appear on this communication have no respect for the democratic decision of the people. They dress up their self-interest as a concern at the ‘risk’ of a ‘no deal Brexit’. In reality, it is about hoping that the Referendum decision may be overturned and reversed so that they can keep their salaries, their €300 per day tax-free allowance, and their pensions.

"Never in the history of Britain have we been represented by such a band of collaborators, quislings and traitors. They are utterly contemptible.  It just goes to show how membership of the European Union has rotted the soul of some of our political class and the sooner we leave the better."

Reference: UKIP website  

Tommy Robinson delivers 200,000-strong petition to Downing Street 'opposing political witch hunt against the Armed Forces'

Tommy and the Squaddies (Image - Tommy Robinson on Facebook) 

Tommy Robinson has delivered a petition of nearly 200,000 signatures to Downing Street after a soldier was told he would be discharged for taking a photograph of Tommy at a service station with fellow soldiers. 

Mr Robinson - real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - handed in the petition accompanied by former UKIP MEP, Janice Atkinson, and war veteran Alan, who travelled from Tunbridge Wells for the occasion.

Before going through the security gates of Prime Minister Theresa May's address in London this afternoon, Robinson said: 

"So, we are at Downing Street.

"We are here to deliver a petition of just under 200,000 people who signed to prevent a political witch hunt against members of our Armed Forces who I met at a service station. They had their photograph taken with me.

"Now the news reported one of those men has been discharged. We're here today to celebrate the fact that that young man is training again for our Armed Forces. 

"So we put solicitors in contact with six soldiers. It seems that they're not being discharged now. That has come about due to a movement of people, political pressure - huge pressure by the public.

"This petition holds 200,000 names. Those people were ready and willing to take part in whatever needed to be done to prevent the political targeting of this young lad. 

"I'm going to go in and hand it in, but I'll see you when I come back out."