Strong words you could say, but then again I should know as it was him who challenged my integrity and hard work as a nationalist by calling me a ‘Searchlight mole’, ‘Nazi agitator’ and despite knowing 100% that this is rubbish, still continues to do so.
The latest smear that I have heard is the inconceivably inaccurate rumour amongst some key Party officials, that our unconstitutional expulsion was part of some bizarre plan devised by Kenny Smith and myself, to give us an excuse to drop out of politics! This has to be beyond doubt one of the most stupid things that I have heard ever; allow me to explain why.
Firstly, if I wanted to get out of politics, surely I would have just stopped working as hard as I was so that I was eventually sacked. The very fact that I worked hard, enjoyed my job, worked at it 24-7, always returned phone calls and emails was probably and ironically, one of the main contributing factors for me being slung out of the Party by Griffin. If I had been useless, egotistical, lazy, cheating and had concentrated my efforts on snivelling myself as far up Griffin’s backside as I could then my position would have been far more sustainable. Let’s be honest, as an elected female councillor with no criminal convictions and who lived and breathed nationalism, my succession within the Party was never going to be a historic one under Griffin. And neither did I want it to be, I had no designs on becoming Party leader, but I sure know now that I would do a better job of it than he has done.
Secondly, if I wanted out of politics then why did I not quit my positions as Borough and Parish Councillor? I love being a councillor and not only that, I am a pretty good one too. Yes I am now an Independent, I maintain my nationalist political views but no party politics affect the job that I do for the constituents of my village.
I have also just been successful in securing £32,000 worth of funding from Broxtowe Council. I applied for this funding under a scheme called ‘Neighbourhood Pride’. This money is being spent on improving aspects of our village and the work is currently underway. This was the most money the village has ever been awarded and certainly more than any Borough Councillor has achieved here before me. In fact the funding I won was added to by a further £16,000 from the County Council towards one of the schemes we are proceeding with. I have also just secured some more funding for the Youth Club of Brinsley and I am involved in many local groups that range from youth, to environmental programs. Does this sound like someone who wanted to be out of politics?
Thirdly, I have not walked away from politics despite what Griffin threatened me to do. Griffin knows that I worked very hard for the Party and improved a great number of areas within it, so why then would he want us out of nationalist politics altogether? The answer is simply because he considers us a threat to him because we were not easily manipulated and ‘bought’ as others close to him are within his personal clique with shallow promises of positions and status within the Party.
In these past seven months I have been amazed, amused, angered and left in disbelief at the way Griffin has handled this whole affair. If he hasn’t been lying about us then he has been skirting the issue or refusing to discuss it. Has the ‘Mighty Chairman’ told you he still has my computer and all the data on it? No, I haven’t had it returned, despite me returning every remaining Party item I had in my possession. Several of the items that he returned to me that were ‘mistakenly’ taken from my home in that illegal entry by BNP Security were also returned to me not in working order. Quite petty really but then nothing would surprise me now when dealing with this man – and I use that term quite loosely.
Plainly folks, the BNP will not make any serious inroads whilst he remains at the helm, it saddens me deeply but this is the reality and every day more and more people are realising this. It was a real shame that Colin’s campaign didn’t take flight, but it was always going to be virtually impossible when you have a Chairman that uses expulsion and proscription as a way of keeping himself in power. As if little version of Robert Mugabe, Griffin would have us topped if he thought he could get away with it. Colin was a brave man to stand and good on him for doing so, I just hope that more people find the courage to sign the nomination papers next time Griffin is challenged; and yes there will be a next time!
So where do we go from here?
This is the question that so many members and ex-members are now asking themselves; especially now that Griffin is planning to secure his seat officially as dictator. He will present a most 'reasonably' sounding, but heavily disguised argument to the voting members at an EGM at the RWB to give himself a mandate to be Party Chairman until the day he decides that he has either secured himself a very well paid position in Europe, or decides he wants to retire to his Welsh idyll with his family and a couple of pigs.
I am not going to make a plea to those of you that are intending to go to the EGM to have your say as it really won’t make an ounce of difference. Collett and Co. will pull the same old trick by pretending to be against the motion because ‘it shouldn’t be needed’ as Griffin is the best man for the job, blah, blah blah… it will be the same rhetoric as rolled out at the Blackpool conference. If you were there then you will know exactly what I am talking about.
The Party is without doubt in turmoil and decline. The votes are decreasing and the rate of councillors is not moving forward at the rate it should be. Too many councillors don’t get re-elected into their seats, so something is seriously going wrong.
The problem is the leadership or lack of it, there is no party structure, no shadow cabinet, regional, national organisation and accountability are extremely poor, basically the Party is not moving and growing as it should be now. It should be every true nationalist’s role, both within and outside of the Party, to do all that they can to remove Griffin from the position as Chairman. This is the only way to secure the Party’s future, so that a pro-democratic and anti-corrupt structure can be formed in his place.
I cannot tell you how to do this, but believe me you will not be on your own. I truly believe that there has never been a political leader in this country so hated by his own people.
Councillor Sadie Graham