British Unity or The British Voice?
Official statement by Nick Griffin
As The British Voice prepares for its launch meeting in St. Helens’ this Sunday, Nick Griffin explains in brief what he and the British Unity team are working towards, and how it relates to the efforts of The British Voice to replace the crumbling BNP.
“We all know that disunity is the bane of the national movement. While we cannot expect all the different groups to join together in one organisation, I believe it is time to build a central nationalist ideological hub and online resource centre, together with a powerful Social Media operation to give us the platform from which to spread our ideas and activities into the public’s consciousness.
The growth of Ukip and the counter-jihad street movement has created a vast reservoir of awakened Patriots. Our job is to turn them into Nationalists. Then we must work to encourage nationalists who are divided in different organisations to find ways to work together towards common goals.
Operational nationalist unity will be the key to future success, and after speaking with many different people in various organisations over the last months, I see that for me – the highest profile and most successful leader in British nationalist history – to call for ‘Unity’ while setting up yet another party (“come and join me”) would be contradictory and counter-productive.
The vital tasks for which my experience most suits me – building an Alternative Media network, providing online and real-life training in principled ideals and practical skills, and turning theories about Ways Forward into real life action and success – are all best done with a number of small, dedicated, mission-oriented teams able to turn on a sixpence to deal with a threat or seize an opportunity.
This operation, which will work under the British Unity banner, is a very different animal from what the people promoting the would-be mass movement, The British Voice, want and need to create. They are not rivals; they are two different things for two different but related purposes.
I am therefore not going to play any role within The British Voice – although I have indicated to its founders that I will be glad to act as an unofficial but experienced advisor should they require.
To avoid distracting from this very necessary attempt to found a viable political party successor to the BNP, I will NOT be attending the launch of The British Voice this coming Sunday. I am, however, urging anyone and everyone who wants to be part of a conventional party/movement to join up there and then if they like what they see and hear.
Collectively, the large number of us who have left the fading BNP form the largest reservoir of people who really know what it takes to win elections under enormous pressure. In British Unity, we will be working hard to encourage the development of the deep community politics tactics that are really needed to defend, influence and mobilise local communities.
At the same time, it is important that genuine nationalists “keep our hands in” with very limited electioneering – with the best techniques, in the right time and at the right place,
TBV’s founders – principally Mike Whitby, Chris Thornton and Martin Vaughan – and I have spoken together about the need for a movement which puts considerable effort into recruiting new people (through demonstrations and campaigns on carefully chosen topics) and involving them in very restricted LOCAL election campaigns. An important part of TBV’s work should be to train activists in intensive and advanced electioneering, so that the party is ready and able to take advantage of future shifts in the electoral climate in favour of our ideas.
If The British Voice sticks to that agenda, and if it can overcome the teething pains that are unavoidable in any new mass movement, then I look forward to British Unity being able to promote and co-operate with it in the future.
So, in conclusion, if you want to belong to a party organisation, complete with policy debates, leadership elections, committee meetings and eventually electioneering, then give The British Voice your attention and give them a go.
If you have the practical skills to help use social media platforms to build a powerful Nationalist Alternative Media, and to use it to catch Ukip and street movement Patriots and turn them into Nationalists, then please get in touch with me.
If you have a fertile imagination, practical skills or are just willing to try new tactics, then let me know and together we can work to develop eye-catching demonstrations and protests – because, let’s face it, our people are perishing for lack of vision and hope. It’s our job to give it to them.
If you agree with me that the National Revolution has to be built from the ground up, then you and I have work to do exploring ways of making better individuals, stronger families and united local communities.
The two organisations are not mutually exclusive, of course. I already know of a number of individuals who will both be joining TBV and also working with me to help push forward British Unity. I have good friends in TBV and I wish them the best of luck with their launch and in the future.