Monday, 4 June 2018

Use Your Intelligence

With #spycops going mainstream, and with the Jeremy Thorpe case back in the news, then you have to admire MI5 for so much daring to acknowledge its own existence. But it certainly made me stop and think that MI5 considers itself so close to local authorities that it is willing to share "intelligence" with them. "Intelligence", in fact, on everyone who has ever attended an anti-cuts, anti-war or pro-Corbyn event.

MI5 ought not to exist when we have the Police. And its interest is never in the Far Right, of which it is an integral part, but which alone has murdered a sitting Member of Parliament since 1990. At best, on that score, it expresses its concern about "lone wolves". Lone wolves seem to come in only one colour. You never hear of a brown lone wolf, or of a black lone wolf. For the truth is that lone wolves do not come in any colour. Those on whom that label is pinned are anything but lone.

As January's arrests in relation to National Action made clear, and as I have been trying to tell you for years, the single biggest internal security threat comes from the Far Right. A Far Right that is enormous, longstanding, very highly organised, armed to the teeth, and possessed of the closest possible ties both to the DUP and to the Conservative Party.

Sammy Wilson, who was then the DUP's Press Officer and who is now one of its MPs, chaired the founding rally of the Ulster Resistance, which has never disbanded or disarmed in any way. Ian Paisley (the Elder, so to speak), Peter Robinson and Ivan Foster all spoke at that rally.

Emma Little-Pengelly, who is now the DUP MP for Belfast South, is the daughter of Noel Little of the Paris Three. She owed her election last year, for a somewhat improbable seat, to the concerted efforts of the local Loyalist paramilitary organisations, to whom she extended barely coded thanks in her acceptance speech. It is highly unusual for a married woman from her background to continue to use her maiden name, even in hyphenated form. But Noel Little's daughter does so.

Thomas Mair, the murderer of Jo Cox, described himself to the Police as "a political activist", and so he was. No Irish Republican organisation has murdered a Member of Parliament in the present century or in the preceding decade, and the people responsible are now such pillars of the British Establishment that they are entertained at Windsor Castle. No Islamist or Leftist organisation has ever murdered a Member of Parliament. But the Far Right has done so, only in 2016.

National Fronts come and BNPs go, EDLs come and Britain Firsts go, but certain institutional and organisational manifestations of the Far Right are perennial, even permanent. Mair's is the Springbok Club, which is run by the people who also run the London Swinton Circle. And that, in turn, was addressed by Liam Fox (born 1961) and by Owen Paterson (born 1956) as recently as 2014. Ah, those old 1980s Tory Boys, in their Hang Mandela T-shirts and all the rest of it. Wherever did they all end up?

In the Thatcher and, to a lesser extent, Major years, there were Ministers who were members of the Western Goals Institute or the Monday Club, which latter had played a key role in securing British accession to the EU. Those crossed over, via such things as the fiercely Eurofederalist League of Saint George, to overt neo-Nazism on the Continent, to the Ku Klux Klan, to apartheid South Africa, to Ian Smith's Rhodesia, to the juntas of Latin America, to Marcos and Suharto, to the Duvaliers, and so on. Nick Griffin's father, Edgar, was a Vice-President of Iain Duncan Smith's Leadership Campaign. He answered what was listed as one of its official telephone numbers, in his house, with the words "British National Party".

More recently, schools policy has been dictated by the published eugenicist Toby Young, and there has been an attempt to hand over control of the university sector to him. Young is a stalwart of the London Conference on Intelligence (there's that word again), along with the circle around the Ulster Institute for Social Research and the Mankind Quarterly, and along with Emil Kirkegaard, that advocate of the rape of drugged children. The media rehabilitation of Young is now well under way.

I tried to tell you.

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