Monday, July 21, 2008

Luke Smith - Rest in Peace


It brings us at Challenge for Leadership sadness to read of the death of ex-BNP councillor Luke Smith, who was found dead at 4pm Sunday 20th July in Burnley; he was 27 yrs old.

Luke was expelled from the BNP five years ago for violence; that violence sadly continued.
His passing at such a young age serves us with a miserable refection as to the state of our society and its slow degeneration in so many towns and cities where young people do not know how to find, or where to go for help; they have been effectively abandoned by the State.

Luke’s life, as we understand, was wrecked with drugs abuse; that life came to an end after he had finally suffered the torture of depression. That pain will surely continue now as his family and friends come to terms with this complete tragedy.

We at Challenge for Leadership are thinking of, and praying for Luke’s family and friends and hope that one day our society can learn from such terrible wastes of life.


18 comments:

NW ex-member said...

RIP Luke. This is a terrible loss for his family. Cannot believe that the BNP site doesn't even mention him and he was one of the first elected councillors for the Party. Ok he wasn't a 'good boy' but the least he deserves is a mention. Instead they talk about John Walkers dad which ok must be terrible for John and his family, but he had led his life and was not a tragic end to a young life. Why does Griffin just continue to prattle on about Islam but he never talks about anti-drug campaigning within our communities? Seriously that man needs to go, he is holding the BNP back.

Local Member said...

I did not know Luke, but saw what he did to Martin Reynolds, Martin could have easily lost an eye or worse. I do not think he qualifies for an obituary on the web site after what he did. It was a big mistake having such a seriously troubled young man as a candidate in the first place, he was put up not expecting to win. My condolences to his family.

eastern bnp said...

Although he was a thug, this is a sad time for his family. I think its ok to pay respects on the blog becuase its about the fact that so many other young people suffer from drugs and bullying and do not know what to do. So many people end their lives when help should be there for them. RIP

Anti-gag said...

There's still no sign of leadership from the VoC team here, are we simply going to leave the party in the greedy hands of the Griffin/Collett gang.

You could at least set up a list (not viewable of course) of people interested in fighting for the party's future. That would give you some idea of where VoC can rely on support. The key to winning this fight is setting up a resistance structure at both regional and local levels. We wouldn't need to cover the whole country at first, set up what we can now and then build on it.

Before a battle any good general would ascertain there troop strength, and do everything they can to find reinforcements before the bullets start flying. Griffin has set the place and time of the first skirmish (Sunday afternoon at the RWB), our generals now have three weeks to plan for that first skirmish. Come on VoC rally the troops.

Fight or surrender!

from
Chris Hill
(Lancaster)

Anti-gag said...

I would hate the Griffin/Collett gang to accuse me of inciting violence. So can I point out that when I referred to fighting in my last post, I am of course using the term in the sense of a none violent political struggle.

From
Chris Hill
(Lancaster)

dchq said...

How terribly tragic at such a young age.

R.I.P. Luke

It is of utmost importance that the BNP takes serious action on tackling drug abuse. Sadly, new ex-member is right that Gri££in will continue to prattle on about Islam as if nothing has happened.

Mike southeast said...

With Gri££in it is just islam, islam and more islam!
Yes it is an important issue, but it is not the ONLY ONE.
Why has the party ignored this death? He may have been expelled for being violent which was certainly required of the party to do, but at least he had the balls to stand for the party once which is more than many do.

His death should be mentioned and why he felt he had to do what he did by ending his life, and why no help was there for him. This is just as important as banging on about islam.

Does Gi££in dominate what does or does not go on the party website as well as everything else? it is very cowardly not to talk about this tragedy and pretend it never happened!

Anonymous said...

He was, as I understand a nasty piece of work and involved with football violence. He clearly had mental health issues and it remains a great shame that he never got the right help and was able to rebuild his life and turn his back on that type of life like many people do. A sad, sad statistic.

Anonymous said...

The Lancaster ANaL blog has today published a letter apparently from Griffin (not his solicitors), asking that he be allowed to drop the court case against Sadie & co without incurring their expenses. Is the letter genuine?

If it is genuine, then the Griffin/Collett gang cannot have conned enough money from members, with their truth truck scam, to pay their legal bills to-date.

Local Member said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lancaster ANaL blog has today published a letter apparently from Griffin (not his solicitors), asking that he be allowed to drop the court case against Sadie & co without incurring their expenses. Is the letter genuine?

Well if it is GENUINE, it proves what Griffin was saying all along, ie one of them was leaking to the UAF. Remember the Ian Dawson e mail blarted all over Searchlight?

ex Burnley BNP said...

Anonymous Local Member said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lancaster ANaL blog has today published a letter apparently from Griffin (not his solicitors), asking that he be allowed to drop the court case against Sadie & co without incurring their expenses. Is the letter genuine?

Well if it is GENUINE, it proves what Griffin was saying all along, ie one of them was leaking to the UAF. Remember the Ian Dawson e mail blarted all over Searchlight?

No, it doesn't prove any such thing as it could easily have been leaked from one of Gri££ins sidekicks.

What it does prove is that gri££in is totally desperate, I wonder how poor the Party's finances actually are

Anti-gag said...

Its far more likely that the mole is still in Griffin's close circle of cohorts. Or why would it have taken UAF over two weeks to get a copy of the letter? The mole must have known about it very soon after it went out because UAF reported it within a few days. But obviously the mole had problems getting a copy until now.

Anonymous said...

Whilst on the subject if letters, on norhtwestnationalist.blogspot.com is a posting containing one of Griffins letters of the past. Ring any bells? Read and remember. The truth will always come back to haunt. He is nothing more than a lying B****rd

Anonymous said...

I can imagine that Griffin will have shown it to a few people, namely Barnes, Darby & Collett, so I would point the finger here in the first instance.

It may have been shown to someone else by one of the 'rebels' who then passed it on and they passed it on an so on until UAF got a copy sent to them.

There could be many many different reasons why they have it.

To me all the letter shows is that Griffin wants out of the court hearing either because he can't afford it, he thinks he'll lose (which I'm sure he will) or both.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard from Mark puss ball Collett lately? Has he been doing the rounds or has Griffin put the slimey little turd on the back burner? If he has I hope he turns the heat up full.

Anonymous said...

RIP luke.
I know he was a live wire at times at the rwb,when he went for a pee. But then again the security guy should not of man handled luke like he did.

london member said...

Gri££in himself is the nark, and it's probably 5arby (also a state agent), who posted the letter to make the "refusenicks" put up or shut up, believing the letter would put the EiE team on the spot.

Anonymous said...

Refusenick, what an unfotunite turn of phrase. Is that refuse nick as in garbage nick? about right.