UKIP will Ban Islamic and Kosher Ritual Slaughter

At the UKIP Party Conference in Birmingham yesterday, UKIP handed journalists copies of its new 20 page manifesto.

In the document’s introduction, Batten says UKIP is “determined to protect our freedom of speech and the right to speak our minds without fear of the politically correct thought police knocking on our doors”.

This is what the new manifesto says about Animal Welfare:
"When we have left the EU, we will be able to end the export of live animals for slaughter – an inhumane practice made possible by EU legislation. UKIP would end the export of live animals for slaughter."
A Ban on Ritual Slaughter

UKIP will ban all ritual non-stun animal slaughter in the UK, making it the first major British party to call for such a move.

Animals slaughtered according to the Islamic rules of halal or the Jewish rules of Kosher are not allowed to be stunned in any way before slaughter, causing intense suffering.
The manifesto reads: 
“The general population is already consuming ritually slaughtered, non-stunned meat unknowingly and by default because its use is now commonplace in schools, restaurants, works canteens etc.
“Killing animals without first rendering them unconscious causes unnecessary suffering. The percentage of non-stunned meat is at least 25% of the total, if not more.

"Current UK law states all animals must be stunned prior to slaughter – unless it is for a religious purpose. UKIP will repeal the law allowing exemptions for ritual non-stun slaughter.

“This is an animal welfare issue and we should all abide by the same laws. Legislation banning non-stunned slaughter already exists in some European countries, for example, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

"Those wishing to eat non-stunned slaughtered meat can continue to do so as World Trade Organisation rules allow the importation of such meat; but UKIP would require this meat to be clearly labelled, so that consumers may make an informed choice."
The policy is backed by leading animal rights organisations including the RSPCA, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and even the Government’s Farm Animal Welfare Committee.

Nigel Farage is trying to Undermine Gerard Batten's Leadership of UKIP

A report in yesterday's Evening Standard states that Nigel Farage is "really upset" at the thought of UKIP allowing former EDL leader Tommy Robinson to become a member.

He warned that his old party faces “total and utter marginalisation” if it embraces elements of far right politics.

Farage said: "I'm less than impressed with the current direction in which the party is going. It devalues and undermines many of the party's incredible achievements.

"Ukip is in danger now of total and utter marginalisation unless it changes direction very, very quickly."

This is the same Nigel Farage who deserted UKIP at the moment of its greatest triumph, the day the referendum votes were counted and Britain had voted to leave the EU. 

UKIP played a defining role in pressuring David Cameron to call a referendum on Britain's EU membership. When Nigel Farage sensationally quit as leader, a few minutes after the result was declared, UKIP lost all its momentum and became bogged down in a series of leadership elections. It's only now, under Gerard Batten's leadership, that the party has started to recover.

Shamefully, Farage likes to brag about his contribution to the demise of the BNP which, as a result, made it easier for Labour and the Tories to create the mess that Britain now finds itself in.

For example, in an article in the Independent, 2 February 2014, Farage states:
"Despite their leaflets saying that a vote for Ukip would result in a Muslim neighbour I am confident voters will know the difference between a patriotic party and a truly nasty party, which is what the BNP is. For the last three years, we’ve been telling those who vote for them out of frustration, but don’t agree with their racist agenda, to vote for us. No one has done more to damage the BNP than me. I hope over the next 10 days we can pretty much finish them for good." 
He also supported Henry Bolton in last year's UKIP leadership election, calling UKIP members who supported Bolton's rival contender, Anne Marie Waters, Nazis and racists. 

Farage is good on Brexit, but no good at all when it comes to preserving Britain's racial and cultural heritage. It's time he stopped trying to undermine UKIP's new leader, Gerard Batten.

Batten's move to the right puts UKIP more in line with the German AfD, the Austrian Freedom Party and the Italian Lega. Three parties which have done very well in Europe. 

Nigel Farage is wrong. The success of Nationalist Parties in Europe proves that Batten is moving UKIP in the right direction for the future - reversing the Leftist authoritarianism of the last 50 years.


UKIP leader, Gerard Batten, Marches in Sunderland with the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA)

Image - LBC on Twitter
On Saturday 15 September, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) marched with the Justice for the Women and Children of Sunderland Group, to protest against Islamic rape culture in Sunderland.

The women of Sunderland, and other towns and cities across the UK, are sick to death of the authorities doing next to nothing when it comes to dealing with the Islamic rape problem in this country.

Recent arrests in Sunderland include Araz Mustafa Abdulla and Saheed Mahmood Rasoolli.

Abdulla, 23, of Roker Avenue, Sunderland has since been charged following a report that a 19 year-old woman had been raped on Wednesday May 23 at a property on Roker Avenue. Rasoolli, 30, of Hylton Road, Sunderland has been charged with rape in connection with the same incident.

Two more women also reported they had been raped in Mowbray Park, Sunderland on Bank Holiday, May 28. 

Members of the Justice for the Women and Children of Sunderland Group gathered in Mowbray Park at 1.30pm, while DFLA members met outside Sunderland Civic Centre before marching down to the war memorial on Burdon Road where both groups met and laid wreaths. The two groups, about two thousand in total, then made their way to the former Crowtree leisure centre site for a rally with speakers including UKIP leader Gerard Batten.

Tasha Allan, one of the organisers of the Justice for the Women and Children of Sunderland Group said, "It's about speaking out about what is happening in Sunderland, there are rapists, there are children being sexually assaulted, and this must stop because we live in fear."

After accusations of racism from a motley bunch of unhinged leftist counter protesters, she added: "The football lads are not racist, just because somebody has said somebody is racist does not mean they are. "They have come from all over the country to help the women and children of Sunderland. "I just think that is fantastic."  

A biased report from the Sunderland Echo can be found here. 

UKIP leader, Gerard Batten speaks in Sunderland, 15 September, 2018

Why Women Joined the British Union of Fascists

This article was first published in the Blackshirt, 16 November 1934.

Five Fascist Women interviewed by Jenny Linton

The woman of twenty five....the young mother....the business woman of thirty seven....the mother of working children....the grandmother....all of them find in Fascism the answer to their problems and the fulfilment of their hopes. In this article, Jenny Linton has captured the thoughts of these five women, representative of that vast army of womanhood which is turning to Fascism.

Women salute Mosley at an East London
Blackshirt Rally, June 7th 1936

The Woman of Twenty Five

"I am Twenty-five. I barely remember the events of the Great War, but all my youth and adult life I have felt the effects of that world struggle. We are victims of the post-war era and for many years have been looking forward with hope and confidence to a new and more progressive order of things. 

"None of the older parties seem to have any of the promise which is contained in the British Union of Fascists. I have my life to live, and I want my fair share of happiness and security. I must form my own opinions, and have the courage to stand by them. So by becoming a Fascist, I consider myself a unit in a great constructive organisation which will ultimately bring Britain to that height of Greatness which is rightfully hers."

The Young Mother

"I am a young mother with two sons. Although there is the ever present struggle of ways and means, I must teach myself to look forward a little. The insecure economic situation is a shadow which hangs over our home, threatening my husband's livelihood and the chances in life I hope to give my sons.

"I have applied my mind to present day problems, and a woman must realise that the state of the country is nowhere more acutely felt than in the homes of Great Britain. The home is my job and with a sense of responsibility to those in it, I make my choice in politics.

"I want to see a peaceful world and a prosperous country by the time my children go to work in it, and I am convinced that Fascism offers the greatest promise of bringing about the Great Age of Restoration.

"With a full measure of experience and the subsequent reactions of two or three General Elections I will leave the old parties which have never merited my support, and turn to help the Great New Cause of British Fascism."

The Business Woman of Thirty Seven

"Thirty seven is not a popular age for a woman in the business world, but I have to admit that 'full' complement of years.

"Since 1915 I have been a business woman, and latterly, a fairly successful one. I have spent the most interesting years of a woman's life working in the most commercial surroundings. True, I have a good position and lead the free existence of a bachelor woman - but somehow at this stage, my life seems empty - stale - flat.

"It is extremely unlikely I shall ever marry, so many of my generation are lying in the field of Flanders. Few people ever stop to realise that women of my age were also directly victims of the War Era.

"The depressing fact that the world is not one whit the better after all this sacrifice is realised in a full measure by the keen woman of business.

"I am a Fascist because by this I can help to create a happier nation with more prospect of peace, of happiness, more prospect of security for all women and for all time."

The Mother of Working Children

"When my children were little I used to say: 'Now, when you grow up and earn money, we shall be able to afford this and that,' but no, it never seemed to come about. There was no place for my children in the workaday world.

"Father and I, believing in good education and wanting our children to have a better chance in life than we had, gave them the best we could afford. But somehow, after school, business college or university, there was no alternative to unemployment.

"Now when a man in his sixties has to keep working to support young men and women in their early twenties, there must be something wrong somewhere.

"The country calls for some vital change of policy in its government. People at my age are not expected to go in for sweeping changes, but this is one I will make.

"There is something in the sound common sense of the principles of Fascism, and after the hopeless state of affairs the present-day politicians have created, I have decided to support and work for the cause of Fascism."

The Grandmother

"Politics at my age, why not? Fascism is not any more suitable to my grandchildren than it is for me. A lifetime I look back upon. What changes! Yes, but in Government and present-day party politics, no. The old, out-of-date parliamentary machine should long ago have been replaced by some more modern method - and that is what this Fascism stands for.

"We have progressed in every way, revolutionary changes in every branch of science, art, medicine, but still the creaking device is used to govern our country. We remember with gratitude those who served us in the past, but we cannot live on memories, we dare not be content to bathe in the soft light of past glories.

"An old woman wants to leave her land with the faith that those who come after her will realise the great and glorious heritage which is Britain, and will leave high records of courage and achievement for which our country is so far famed.

"Love of Country, Loyalty, Patriotism, that is the essence of Fascism."

The British Union of Fascists in East Ham, South West Essex

East Ham Blackshirts march to East Ham Memorial in Central Park to lay a wreath
for the dead of WW1, Armistice Day, 11 November 1936 (Image, Blackshirt)

In the 1930s, the County Borough of East Ham was part of South West Essex. On 1 April 1965, East Ham was merged with West Ham to form the London Borough of Newham.  

Map showing East Ham as part of Newham

According to the 2011 Census, Newham is only 16.7% white British, even less now.

The East Ham Branch of the B.U.F. was the oldest London formation east of Aldgate. It was founded in October 1933, one year after Sir Oswald Mosley launched the British Union of Fascists in London in October, 1932. 

Prior to this, a Blackshirt group had been active in the area under the leadership of Thomas Sullivan, a 25 year old labourer, who lived at 28 Gillett Avenue, East Ham.

For example, the East Ham Echo reported that a physical confrontation took place between Communists and uniformed Blackshirts at a B.U.F. street meeting in Thorpe Road, East Ham on 29 July, 1933, three months before the East Ham Branch was launched.

Sullivan became the first Organiser of the local Branch, which established Headquarters at 1 Lloyd Road. This address served as the East Ham B.U.F.'s permanent base until the closure of the District movement in 1940.

As leader of the new Branch, Sullivan was supported by Section Leader Dean, a local man who supervised the 'District Defence Force' and ran physical training classes for East Ham Blackshirts. In addition, a Harley Street practioner, Dr. Evans, was appointed 'Medical Officer' to the Branch. 

The Blackshirt, January 12, 1934 reports on a meeting that took place on Thursday Jan. 11 in East Ham Town Hall. William Joyce was the guest speaker.
"Under the control of the East Ham Branch, a meeting was held in the local Town Hall on Thursday last. A/A/O Joyce was the speaker, and during the whole of the meeting he held the interest of the audience. Contrary to expectations no trouble was experienced. This was probably due to the well turned out Defence Force of the local Branch under S.L. Dean. East Ham has had a great deal of organised opposition, but the Branch has progressed, and spread the gospel of Fascism in the neighbourhood. D/A/O Sullivan has good reason to be proud of his Branch as the Branch is proud of him."
 East Ham Town Hall in 2004. William Joyce spoke there in January, 1934.
(Image - Wikipedia public domain)

In 1935, Francis Osborn, a 35 year old married man with two children, took over as District Organiser. Osborn, who lived at 289 Central Park Road, had previously been employed as a printer and was later engaged as a packer in the Commercial Department at B.U.F. National Headquarters. The new senior official was a dynamic fascist activist. Under his leadership, the East Ham B.U.F. won the movement's Sales Cup for the period January to March 1937.

The Blackshirt, June 5, 1937 reports on the Sales Cup Presentation by Sir Oswald Mosley.
"The Leader visited East Ham District Headquarters on Wednesday to present the Sales Cup. The Branch was packed to the doors with members who gave him a warm Fascist welcome. 
"In an address to the members, the Leader said he was pleased that the Cup had come to East Ham, a District that was the oldest London District east of Aldgate, the Branch having been formed in October 1933. He complimented the members and D/L Osborn on their splendid achievement, especially as the Branch had had to work under many difficulties, not the least of which was that N.H.Q. made great demands on the time of the D/L. The Leader ended his address by saying how privileged are the members of the British Union to be making British History by their work for their country, seeking no reward save that Britain might live."
When Osborn was appointed as B.U.F. voluntary visiting District Inspector for east London in 1938, another local B.U.F. loyalist, Hugh James Howard, became the East Ham District Leader.

Howard, an accountant in his mid-twenties, lived with his parents at 24 Monmouth Road, East Ham. Howard remained in charge of the East Ham formation until 1940. 

By mid-June 1934, open-air Blackshirt meetings were being held on Friday evenings in the County Borough next to the Cock Hotel in High Street North.

The Cock Hotel, High Street North, East Ham

The building was demolished in 1996 following fire damage. Throughout the remainder of the 1930s, East Ham B.U.F. pursued propaganda work on a regular basis. By the end of 1934, a women's section had been formed and was holding meetings locally. Female speakers from National Headquarters made frequent visits to Kempton Road during 1935 to address open-air gatherings.

For example, the Blackshirt, 23 November, 1934 reports on a meeting in which Olive Hawks was the guest speaker.
"For the first time since the East Ham Branch opened, a meeting was held by the women's section, on Friday last. The speaker was Miss Olive Hawks, who handled the rather hostile crowd in a very capable manner. The women's defence force under Miss Marjorie Aitkin acted as stewards."
The Blackshirt, 12 April, 1935 reports on a meeting in which Ann Brock-Griggs was the guest speaker.
"A very successful meeting was held at Kempton Road, East Ham on Saturday, April 6. Mrs Brock-Griggs held the attention of an audience of over two hundred for about two hours. After the meeting a number of people requested that their congratulations be conveyed to Mrs Brock-Griggs. The Women's Section hopes to hold more meetings of this character in the near future."
Blackshirt activity remained a regular feature of East Ham street politics until May 1940. Senior figures from national leadership, including John Beckett and Mosley, also periodically addressed public meetings in East Ham to promote the Blackshirt cause.

The local newspaper, the East Ham Echo, reports that the B.U.F.'s assistant Director of Propaganda, John Beckett, addressed an indoor audience at East Ham Town Hall on 29 October 1935. The number of attendees is not specified.

East Ham District Leaders, Osborn and Howard, were both interned in 1940 under Government Regulation 18b.

Most of the information used in this article comes from the book East London For Mosley by Thomas P. Linehan and from Fascism in East Anglia by Andrew Martin Mitchell, a Ph.D thesis. 

UKIP's NEC Allows Debate On Tommy Robinson's Membership

UKIP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided to allow a debate at their party conference to decide if Tommy Robinson be allowed to join UKIP.

UKIP's 24,000 members will now get the chance to exchange views on the subject and vote on whether to allow Tommy Robinson to become a member.

The motion that will be put before the members at the UKIP party conference on 22 September reads:
“Conference believes that Tommy Robinson is a global figure who stands in the long English tradition of anti-establishment rebels with a cause from Robin Hood to the Suffragettes; admires his campaigns both for #FreeSpeech and to expose the authorities’ decades-long silence and inaction over the industrial-scale child sexual abuse by rape gangs; and requests the NEC to consider offering him membership of UKIP.”
Tommy, himself, has confirmed he will join UKIP, if he is allowed to.

In a video on Friday to his nearly 1million Facebook followers he said:
"UKIP have the opportunity to electrify this country’s working class. I’ve seen people make comments saying, ‘Oh if Tommy Robinson joins UKIP, they might lose 2,000 members’, you might gain 20,000. You might cause a political revolution in Britain.
"It’s about time the British Public had a political party that they can get excited about”.
According to a Survation Poll published on 1st September 2018, UKIP have gained 4 points to overtake the Liberal Democrats.

Conservative 37% (-1)
Labour 41% (+1)
UKIP 7% (+4)
Lib Dem 6% (-4)
SNP 3% (No change)
Green 2% (No change)
Change versus 7 July, 2018

In a Daily Mail article on Sunday, UKIP leader Gerard Batten, expressed his desire for UKIP to accept Tommy Robinson’s membership application:
“My personal opinion is that we should find a way of allowing Tommy Robinson to become a member, because for all his faults, and I’m sure he will admit he has got them and his indiscretions, he is incredibly brave and has stood up and defended people in the face of grave danger to himself.
"And I am talking now about these victims of industrialised sexual abuse.
"But I also think that if Tommy Robinson joins he has the ability to help us recruit members, particularly for example, in the north of England who maybe won’t want to vote Labour under Jeremy Corbyn but certainly aren’t going to vote Tory, but would seriously think about Ukip."

The British Union of Fascists in West Ham, South West Essex

In the 1930s, the County Borough of West Ham was part of South West Essex. It included the districts of Plaistow, West Ham, Upton, Stratford, Canning Town and Silvertown.  

It's not known exactly when the West Ham Branch of the British Union of Fascists was officially launched but by June 1934, the Upton Divisional Labour Party reported that the B.U.F. were holding outdoor meetings in the Borough every Wednesday.

During this early period, the Branch Organiser was a man named A. Richardson, a resident of Plaistow. Richardson's assistant was Miss Millicent Bullivant who was employed as a secretary for the Sales Manager of Yardley of London Ltd., the cosmetic and perfume manufacturer. She used her position as the Sales Manager's Secretary at Yardley to recruit other employees from the firm to become Blackshirt activists. Her private address was 94 Chestnut Avenue, in the Forest Gate Ward. The house is still there and looks unchanged since the 1930s.

Blackshirts from the West Ham Branch - Millicent Bullivant is in the centre

Before joining the B.U.F. Miss Bullivant had been a member of the British Fascisti. There is documentary evidence that the British Fascisti was active in West Ham several years before the B.U.F. In the Municipal elections of November 1930, a British Fascisti member named Reginal Dobson fought the seat in the High Street Ward on an anti-socialist platform.

Left - Arthur Beavan, Unit Leader of the 'I' Squad

Towards the end of 1934, a group of West Ham members, including Bullivant, visited National Headquarters to complain about the conduct of their senior Branch officials. Arthur Beavan, a 34 year old Welsh former Communist, who held the position of Unit Leader in the B.U.F.'s 'I' Squad, was quickly dispatched to conduct a secret inquiry at West Ham.

In a taped interview held by the Friends of Oswald Mosley (F.O.M.) he said:
When rumours of the disappearing funds reached the Top Brass I was sent as a kind of undercover agent to investigate. I took lodgings in the district and joined the Branch in the guise of a new local recruit and began to collect evidence discreetly. It soon became apparent that the Branch Organiser (A. Richardson) and the treasurer were pocketing most of the subscriptions and donations. I duly made my report to National Headquarters, and the offending officials were promptly expelled from the Movement.
After the expulsion of Branch Organiser Richardson, at Beavan's suggestion, Richard Bullivant, Millicent's brother, took the helm at West Ham in January 1935. The new Branch Leader managed Stone's Radio Shop in the Ilford High Road and, like his sister, had previously belonged to the British Fascisti.

Within two months of his appointment, Richard Bullivant left the area to take up new employment outside London. From then until 1940, Beavan held the position of District Organiser, and, in 1938, he married Millicent Bullivant. Both husband and wife received Bronze distinctions for services to the Movement.

With the Branch reorganised and purged of corrupt officials, the West Ham Branch relocated its base to the Stratford Division and, in July 1935, they established new District Headquarters at 18 Woodford Road. The building is still there but the rooms are now being rented out as office space. 

In the same month, Beavan organised a controversial meeting in Stratford Town Hall where Oswald Mosley, against organised opposition from anti-fascist groups, addressed his first important indoor meeting in the 'east of London' area. According to the Stratford Express the meeting required "several hundred foot police and 20 mounted men" to keep order outside the Town Hall as demonstrators taunted the fascists.

The Old Town Hall, Stratford where Mosley held his meeting in July 1935
(Image, Wikipedia Creative Commons)

According to a report in Blackshirt, August 2, 1935, about 800 local residents attended the meeting to hear the Leader put forward the policy of Fascism. Twelve Reds, including two women, had to be forcibly ejected.

In late October 1935, the Stratford Unit launched the first of a proposed series of propaganda meetings in Canning Town. Beavan also began to extend his organisation into the Upton Parliamentary Division in late 1935. 

Beavan placed a premium on grass roots work. Political canvassing and propaganda events were organised across the Borough from 1935 onwards. The emphasis on street-level activism reaped some results. In March 1939, the West Ham Branch was awarded a silver cup for its sales of Mosley's book, Tomorrow We Live.

Between 1936 and 1939, B.U.F. speakers could be heard at open-air pitches at Dongola Road and Hayday Road in Plaistow, Beckton Road in Silvertown and Capel Road in Stratford amongst others. B.U.F. meetings in Upton included Harold Road, Boleyn Road, Bull Road and Harcourt Road.

Mosley addressing a large crowd at Capel Road on a Sunday evening in July 1938 
(Click to enlarge)

Beavan became the B.U.F.'s prospective parliamentary candidate for the Upton division of West Ham in May 1938. This constituency was abolished after the 1950 General Election.

On 1 April 1965, the County Borough of West Ham was merged with the County Borough of East Ham to form the London Borough of Newham. According to the 2011 Census, Newham is only 16.7% white British, even less now.

If only they had listened to Mosley!!

Most of the information used in this article comes from the book East London For Mosley by Thomas P. Linehan and from Fascism in East Anglia by Andrew Martin Mitchell, a Ph.D thesis.