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Tory MP pictured smiling alongside Nick Griffin’s ‘attack dog’

Claudia Dalgleish and Mark Reckless MP

A fun day out was had by all at the Rochester and Strood Conservative Association annual summer garden party at the weekend. Here one attendee is pictured beaming alongside local MP Mark ‘I was too drunk to vote on the budget’ Reckless.

This certainly isn’t the first time that the woman in question has been pictured with one of the country’s, errr, leading politicians:

Claudia Dalgleish with Nick Griffin and Simon Darby

Nick Griffin and Claudia Dalgleish

Claudia Dalgleish and Nick Griffin

Sometime glamour model (SFW) Claudia Dalgleish was a senior BNP operative who claimed to have conducted a dirty tricks operation against some of the party’s own members at the behest of now former leader Nick Griffin.

We trust that Mrs Reckless was in attendance to moderate Dalgleish’s ‘hands on’ approach to photographs with top political figures.

Tory adviser played host to world’s most notorious Holocaust denier

Luke Tryl (centre) hosted David Irving (L) and Nick Griffin (R) at a debate

A special adviser to a Conservative cabinet minister played host to David Irving — the world’s most notorious Holocaust denier — at an event while a student in 2007. As chair of the Oxford Union, Luke Tryl, now an aide to the new education secretary Nicky Morgan, reaped a whirlwind of controversy after he invited Irving to a debate alongside then BNP leader Nick Griffin.

‘Historian’ Irving, whose Holocaust revisionism and denial has been comprehensively dismissed by academics, was invited on grounds of free speech — despite the credibility that the prestigious union and its links with the city’s university threatened to lend his views.

In a 2000 legal case in which a judge ultimately branded Irving “a racist, an anti-Semite and an active Holocaust denier”, the court heard:

 “Irving has fallen so far short of the standards of scholarship customary amongst historians that he does not deserve to be called a historian at all.”

Defending his decision to allow the event to go ahead, Tryl said of the November 2007 debate: “I remain committed to the principle that free speech has to prevail.” But this was an astonishing claim, given that one month prior Tryl had dis-invited the Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein from a debate on Israel and Palestine amid claims that the union had been threatened by another scholar.

Perhaps the new regime at DfE will kindle hope amongst those want creationism taught in schools — all in the interests of free speech, of course.

New BNP leader is drink driver and chased kids using Land Rover

Adam Walker BNP

With Nick Griffin standing down as chairman of the BNPapparently to save face following an election wipeout in May — here’s everything you need to know about the party’s new leader, Adam Walker:

  • For a start, he’s a convicted drink driver
  • Narrowly avoided prison after driving his Land Rover over a village green in pursuit of 11 year-old children, then slashing their bicycle tyres with a stanley knife. Then working as a secondary school teacher, Walker was banned from the profession for life over this incident.
  • In a previous standards hearing, Walker was found to have posted racist messages on the internet during a lesson. He used the username “Corporal Fox” to suggest a military link.
  • Wore military fatigues to falsely suggest he was a serving member of armed forces — before admitting he was no such thing.
  • Called Britain a “multicultural shithole”.

While the handover was at least partly by mutual consent (rather than a coup) this will be unwelcome news for for a number of BNP officials which rely on Griffin for patronage — and threatens to further destabilise the party.

It’s great to see the BNP led by a man with such convictions … for, errr, drink driving, dangerous driving and possessing a bladed instrument.

UPDATE: A previous version of this story stated that Walker had never served in the armed forces but Scrapbook has subsequently discovered that he had — as a tank crewman in the Royal Armoured Corps from 1985 to 1990. This failed to keep him out of trouble, however, with a military charity criticising his use of desert fatigues in an appearance alongside Nick Griffin in April 2010. This came just days after the government introduced stricter guidelines on the use of military uniforms in a political context.

Nick Griffin “MEP”: BNP leader still claiming European seat

Nick Griffin "MEP" Twitter

Nick Griffin is still claiming to be an MEP on social media — more than 36 hours after conceding his North West region seat by Twitter and asking for help changing his username:

It’s almost as though the responses he received weren’t entirely helpful.

North West employment stats update

Remixed: Nick Griffin vs Nigel Farage

Incompetent BNP send botched leaflets to whole North West region

Nick Griffin sad

Police are investigating Nick Griffin’s election leaflets, which fail to meet Electoral Commission guidelines by including a so-called ‘imprint’ stating who had produced the material. Voters across Griffin’s North West constituency have received the botched leaflets — for which they receive free delivery from Royal Mail.

The news comes the the party put a fake vicar in their election broadcast. Shameless charlatan Robert West reckons he is entitled to wear a dog collar and title himself ‘Reverend’ — despite never having been ordained.

Fake BNP vicar

Before urging viewers to vote BNP, West, who set up the far-right Christian Council of Britain, can be seen fiddling with a lock on a stone building as though he has just exited. This is nothing more than a con trick to imply that West has a church at all.

The last known venue of West’s ‘ministry’ was a residential house in Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

Delusional Nick Griffin claims ‘best ever voter response’ for BNP

BNP leader and soon-to-be-former MEP Nick Griffin is back to his delusional best, telling Breitbart UK of the coming European elections:

“We are finding the best ever response in terms of sympathy and interest as we meet the public while campaigning”

This reminds Scrapbook of similarly ludicrous claims before the 2011 Welsh Assembly elections. The party released a video of fellow fascist Simon Darby interviewing Griffin — claiming that supporters were “mobbing the car” and that they had won a seat unless there was “enormous fraud”:

In reality, they ran out of money for leaflets before polling just 0.8%.

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