Tuesday, 16 October 2018

October 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2018 edition

At the time of writing there are only 165 days left until Britain finally leaves the hated European Union. The final exit agreement has still to be settled of course, and many are concerned that the Government of Theresa May might deliver a less than satisfactory deal, particularly any such agreement based upon the proposed so-called Chequers plan.

We agree of course that the Chaequers plan is not ideal and does not offer the complete withdrawal from the EU which the majority of the British people voted for on 23rd June 2016 – but we must get real. A clear majority of MPs – both in 2016 and still today – supported Britain remaining in the EU, and there are furthermore a sufficient number of die-hard remoaners on the Conservative benches who might be prepared to side with Labour and other anti-Brexit forces in order to scupper the entire withdrawal process. Theresa May would never have been our first choice as PM of course, but the fact remains that she was a very soft remainer who is now committed to some form of Brexit, and was far preferable to the only other realistic successor to David Cameron, namely George Osborne. Any attempts to unseat her as Conservative Party leader prior to 29th March 2019 would undoubtedly be counter-productive therefore, as it would only unite all anti-Brexit forces in the House of Commons and thereby mean that the entire Brexit process could be wrecked. We know that already sinister pro-EU forces are campaigning for a second referendum, which would be heavily financed by continental powers in the hope of giving “legitimacy” to the stymying of the will of the people.

It is surely important therefore for the Conservative Party to remain united behind Theresa May – hard Brexiteers, soft Brexiteers and reluctant remainers alike – until after all the necessary legislation successfully passes through Parliament and Brexit can be officially achieved on 29th March. To be sure, there will undoubtedly be certain aspects of the deal which we – and indeed the majority of the British people – do not like, but it must be born in mind in this regard that after Brexit has been achieved then it will be relatively easy to loosen any remaining ties to the EU, but practically impossible to make them any stronger! If the majority of Conservative Party members then believe that it is time for Theresa May to go then there will still be three years before the next general election in order to replace her with a more committed Brexiteer – but up until then the maxim for us all must be “don’t rock the boat”!

There is one matter regarding the Brexit negotiations where compromise cannot be contemplated however, and that concerns Northern Ireland’s continuing position as a full and integral part of the United Kingdom. In this respect the fact that Theresa May’s Government is totally dependent upon DUP support is a magnificent advantage. We wonder therefore whether there may have been some form of providential intervention involved which caused the Conservative Party to fail to obtain an absolute majority in 2017!

So what therefore is the solution to the border issue? As we argued in the editorial of the December 2017 Edition of the SCN, the idealist solution would be for there to be a referendum in the Republic of Ireland upon their continued membership of the EU – and in this regard it has been most encouraging to note that there has been growing support for this idea at grassroots level in the RoI!. If they were also to vote to leave then it would be “problem over”, as a free trade deal between the two states of the British Isles could quickly be enacted, and furthermore the RoI could leave the unstable Euro currency at the same time and re-join the far stronger Sterling zone (though perhaps resurrecting the “Punt” name within their own borders). If they were to vote to remain in the EU, however, then all blame for the re-establishment of a hard border could be blamed upon the RoI’s own decision!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

On Friday 19th October the Springbok Club will be joining forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to stage a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day. Full details about this event appears in the Patriotic Forum News section below.

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The Springbok Club will again be attending the annual Remembrance Day service outside Westminster Abbey staged by a number of Rhodesian ex-servicemen’s organisations in order to commemorate all those Rhodesians who died during the two World Wars, the Korean War and the Bush War against terrorism This event will commence at approximately 10.45 hrs on Sunday 11th November. After this service a replacement flag-raising ceremony will take place to provide continuity for the annual “Raising of the Flag” event, though it is still intended that this ceremony will be resumed at its traditional setting in Southrepps, Norfolk, from 2019 onwards.

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In December the Springbok Club will be staging an informal event to celebrate the Day of the Vow, at which it is hoped that a prominent expatriate South African will say a few relevant words.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum staged a most interesting meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Bob Vinnicombe from Sydney, Australia. In a highly enlightening talk Mr. Vinnicome detailed the events which occurred during the recent dramatic change in Australian Prime Ministers, and also told of his own impressions regarding the new Australian PM, Scott Morrison.

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In order to hold a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day, the Patriotic Forum and Springbok Club will be staging a joint meeting later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Friday 19th October 2018

Time : 18.30 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Antelope (the upstairs "Snug Room"), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ (nearest tube station: Sloane Square).

This meeting will feature a talk about the life and achievements of Mr. Les Hompstead, who sadly died in August and whose obituary appeared in the September Edition of the SCN. Although not a Gibraltarian himself, Les Hompstead served as the head civilian in charge of Gibraltar Dockyard for three years, and as a result became a staunch friend of Gibraltar and supporter of its cause.

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On Thursday 15th November the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in central London which will feature a guest speaker who was a leading Brexit campaigner and who has strong connections to leading US political figures, and who furthermore lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s exit from the EU. The Patriotic Forum also plans to stage a special event to celebrate Falklands Islands Battle Day in December. Further details about both these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

Although the majority of copies of the first edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot were posted out to the majority of subscribers to the former S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in-Exile outside the UK during July and early August, we have become increasingly concerned by the fact that we have so far received no responses whatsoever from any of these overseas subscribers. Even more worryingly, we have now heard from four subscribers (three from Australia and one from the Philippines) who have confirmed that they have DEFINITELY not received their copies. Non-delivery to the Philippines is probably not too surprising as it is a third world country (and the same probably applies to the non-responses from any of our hundreds of South African subscribers), but the fact that copies evidently have not been delivered in Australia and that we have received absolutely no responses from any subscribers in continental Europe, North America and New Zealand is extremely concerning. We do not believe in conspiracy theories of course, but even so the apparent non-deliveries of so many copies around the world makes us wonder whether something more sinister than simply poor postal services is at play here.

So that we can analyse the precise nature of the problem a lot better we wonder therefore whether all subscribers from outside the UK can let us know whether they have or have not received their copies yet. A simple “yes” or “no” response sent to: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk is all that we need.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

In the May 2018 Edition of the SCN we reported on the tragic death of Louise Joubert, the founder and driving force behind the estimable Sanwild Wildlife Sanctuary. We had hoped to carry a full obituary to Louise in a future issue, but unfortunately in spite of trying to obtain more details about her life and achievements we have not been able to obtain any such in-depth information, but we have recently received the following circular message from her daughter Lizel Kachelhoffer who has taken over the running of the sanctuary from her mother. It reads as follows :-

“Dear SanWild friends,

”It has been a very challenging month and a half since my Mum unexpectedly passed away in a car accident. I want to thank each and every one who has contributed towards our Memorial Fund for Louise Joubert, to help with the immediate feeding costs for the lions and grazers. With your help we raised $7,265 on PayPal which enabled us to settle the R58, 000 invoice for the teff (grass) that my Mum ordered before she passed away with the balance going towards buying food for the 11 lions on SanWild.

“The Bodhi Foundation and Starkraft also donated funds to help us feed the animals and we are truly grateful for all the many caring individuals who came to our aid during this incredibly difficult period. I don't know how to thank everyone enough.

”My husband, Pieter, has started a SanWild YouTube channel, please feel free to subscribe to get regular updates on what’s happening at the sanctuary.

“Accountability and keeping our donors and supporters updated with what is happening on the ground is very important to us. We hope that the YouTube updates will allow us to share our journey with you. Liezel Mortimer is also sorting through older videos spanning two decades which will allow us to publish a ‘walk down memory lane’ from the day that SanWild started.

”With my Mum's passing we were all thrown into the deep end. Louise was the driving force behind all the fundraisers and had an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to animal rehabilitation. We are learning as we go and have very big shoes to fill to ensure that SanWild remains a safe haven for rescued animals. We have formed a board of advisors who will help us on our journey forward.

”We have two main appeals that we need funding for now and that is 1: feeding for the lions and grazers and then to 2: pay salaries to get more counter poaching units on the ground to help protect the animals at SanWild. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and accounted for.

“Thank you for your support to help continue Louise’s dream through the Memorial Fund

”Kind regards

”Lizel Kachelhoffer”

SanWild can be contacted at: lizel@sanwild.org or via their web-site at: www.sanwild.org

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THE RYDER CUP AFTER BREXIT

This year’s Ryder Cup, which saw Europe beat the United States at Le Golf National in Paris, will of course go down in history as the last Ryder Cup match to be played before Brexit. This fact of course has not been lost on many observers, with the 2018 European Captain, Thomas Bjorn, banning all mention of it to the media. There will however undoubtedly now be a big question mark placed over the competition’s future structure. Although the most logical change would be to revert to its original structure of the United States playing only the British Isles rather than the entire European continent (a reversion made appealing because of the growing one-sidedness of the competition over recent years and the increasing prowess of British golfing strength), but as we suggested in the October 2016 Edition of the SCN a fascinating alternative would be for the competition to be opened up to all nation-states with a structure (albeit on a bi-annual basis) similar to that used in the Davis Cup up until this year. Alas no-one in authority seems to have taken up this suggestion, so what happens from 2020 onwards is therefore anyone’s guess. One thing is for certain however, and that is that in future years there should be far fewer displays of the hideous EU flag!

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THE QUEEN’S 21st BIRTHDAY RADIO SPEECH

It has recently been revealed that the Queen’s famous 21st birthday speech, which was broadcast seemingly live around the world on radio from Cape Town, was actually recorded some week or so earlier, not in Cape Town (where she, then simply Princess Elizabeth, was staying at the time of her 21st birthday) but in the then Southern Rhodesia, not far from Victoria Falls. As Southern Rhodesia has often been described as the gem of the British Empire, and as Victoria Falls was named after the Queen’s illustrious great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, this would therefore have seemed a most appropriate setting! In this speech, which was addressed to all the children of the British Empire and Commonwealth, she stated: “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong.” The Queen’s life has indeed proved to be long, but alas has also witnessed the near destruction of Britain’s “great Imperial family” which she pledged to devote the rest of her life to serving. Even more sickening has been the fact that those two great member states of this “great Imperial family” which she was visiting when she made this wonderful speech (Southern Rhodesia) and where she was when it was broadcast to the world (South Africa) have been handed over under her watch to evil terrorist regimes. Perhaps it would be best if we were to comment no further.

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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“ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY”

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.239 - Mr. EARL BRAND of Durban

Earl Brand (it is uncertain whether “Earl” was his real name or simply a nickname which he preferred to use) lived in Prince Street, Durban, during the 1980s. Although he was a supporter of both the Conservative Party of SA and the original Durban-based Patriotic Forum he was not one of their most active members – though he was unquestionably genuine in his support and was extremely proud of his British-South African roots. He had actually visited the UK in order to support the Springbok Rugby tour of 1969/70, as we recounted in the December 2004 Edition of the SCN. Perhaps his most important contributions to the patriotic movement in Durban, however, was in alerting local activists to a Cape Town newspaper article which revealed that the then little-known AWB outfit had functioning Coloured branches in the Western Cape, and that they referred to the Coloured people as “brown-skinned Afrikaners” – thus confirming the totally phony nature of this anti-English-speaking outfit. Earl Brand was already a quite elderly man in the 1980s, so it is doubtful therefore whether he is still alive, but even so it would be very interesting to learn what became of him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The Henry Jackson Society is a highly-respected conservative think-tank named after the late US Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson. They make frequent media statements and appearances, and also stage regular meetings featuring a diverse range of interesting and influential global personalities. They have recently significantly upgraded their web-site, which can be accessed at :-

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Sir,

Received my copy of June’s SCN, which simply never disappoints. I personally derive so much pleasure in reading same, and without exception, on a monthly basis, forward it to my brother in Zimbabwe. He too shares it with a few White friends who remained in that sh1thole, to rave reviews. Proof the spirit/greatness of Rhodesia will never die and by God’s grace remains forever in our hearts!!!

Allow me to take this opportunity to congratulate the Springbok Club on being given the honour of the "Raising Of The Flag" and wish more than anything I could be in attendance to SALUTE the flag!!! May your preparations run smoothly, and the event be a great success.

Yours etc.,

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.

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WINDSOR SOUP

Sir,

South Africa will double its population of Blacks in 20 years - so where are they all going to live, work, eat and be educated? The greater “Azania” socialist road to nowhere but starvation! The Whites have fed South Africa for hundreds of years, there is no replacement for South Africa’s farmers. K4s are too thick, long fingered and lazy to make any long-term plans about farming.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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GOODWILL GAMES

Sir,

As you may have read already, traditional leaders (lead by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini) are very agitated by the possibility of losing their grip on rural land. Please note other interesting developments taking place on the same subject:: https://www.enca.com/news/zulu-king-announces-partnership-afriforum

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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ZULU PRINCIPAL

Sir,

I think a counter-coup by the Zuma supporters is a possibility.

Yours etc.,

P.M., Transvaal, South Africa.

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FAREWELL TO A TRAITOR

We will not be sending a wreath to the funeral of R.F. “Pik” Botha, who died on 12th October aged 86. By kow-towing to the international leftist community and to the ANC terrorists “Pik” Botha showed that he was a traitor not only to his own South African nation, but also to Western civilization in general. Whether he was a left-leaning fellow-traveller by nature, or simply “went native” during his period as South Africa’s ambassador to the United Nations and the United States is unknown, but what is indisputable is that he was a dominant power behind the throne to both P.W.Botha and F.W.de Klerk and encouraged them both not only to abandon the natural policy of separate development in South Africa but also to surrender their country to the tender mercies of ANC terrorists. He was actually even too extreme in his willingness to betray his own people for most fellow-members of his sellout National Party, as the derisory votes which he obtained when he twice bid for the NP leadership confirms (in reality though this didn’t matter, as once in power both P.W.Botha and de Klerk proved equally willing to surrender their country!). Once the sellout to the ANC terrorists had been completed “Pik” Botha quite openly revealed his true colours, not only by being willing to embrace the unreconstructed terrorist leader Mandela, but also by accepting a cabinet post in the new ANC government (albeit the quite humiliating position of Minister of Mineral and Energy affairs!). Furthermore, by all accounts one of his final pronouncements was to express pleasure at the fact that the Mandela-close Ramaphosa was now in charge of the “new” South Africa! Perhaps the most telling story about him involved an incident that happened at a small dorp in the Cape during the late 1980s. The dominee of the local NGK had evidently heard the rumour that a current cabinet minister was a practicing Satanist. Although the dominee didn’t name the cabinet minister accused (and indeed he probably wasn’t aware of his identity himself) everyone in the congregation immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was “Pik” Botha! If indeed this was true then he is probably a very happy man now, for undoubtedly a hotter place in hell has been reserved for him as punishment for all his treason!

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

September 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

September 2018 edition

There has been something grotesquely sickening about the Labour Party uinder the leadership of the unspeakable Jeremy Corbyn. This has not so much been because of the vile anti-Semitism which has emerged in its ranks from the swamp, but more because of the total hypocrisy of those vomiting out such poison.

It is a truism that to the liberal-left for much of the 20th century all criticism or antagonism towards any non-White ethnic group has always been met with a Pavlovian reaction of condemnation and parrot-cries of “racism”, “xenophobia” and “hatred” etc., etc., but conversely they themselves now seem to have no inhibitions about voicing these same criticism and antagonism towards one particular basically White ethnic group – the Jewish people. Their hypocrisy is breath-taking.

Those who were aware of the full facts concerning South Africa’s battle for survival during the 1980s knew that the State of Israel was South Africa’s best and most reliable overseas friend, and that the two civilised Western nations both battling against the evils of international terrorism enjoyed close military, trading, technological and security co-operation. To be sure, there was a small clique on of self-hating Jews such as Joe Slovo and Helen Joseph who sided with the ANC terrorists (as indeed there were probably larger cliques of self-hating Afrikaners and self-hating British-South Africans who did similarly), but the vast majority of Jewish South Africans realised which side they should be on and sided with those who battled for the preservation of civilised rule in South Africa accordingly, as the high number of Jewish people who supported the Conservative Party well illustrates. Is it any wonder therefore that the anti-South Africans of Corbyn’s Labour Party should harbour such hatred for another ethnic group which is proud of its own identity?

One particularly bizarre outcome of Corbyn’s rabid anti-Semitism (or anti-Zionism as he euphemistically calls it – common code for those too cowardly to admit openly their paranoid hatred for the Jewish people as a whole) has been the support which he has been receiving on this issue from David Duke, the leader of one faction of the Ku Klux Klan. Under normal circumstances any person or organisation receiving support from the Ku Klux Klan would immediately be subject to fierce and prolonged condemnation by the united forces of the liberal-left, but in Corbyn’s case there has been hardly a whisper. This of course contrasts starkly with the attacks which our movement received when a false rumour was spread by The Guardian newspaper and other media outlets that one of our early stalwart members, the late and great Bill Binding, had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan (Bill Binding actually never set foot in the United States during his entire life!). Again the hypocrisy is breath-taking.

The desire of the Jewish people in Israel to develop separately from their Palestinian Arab neighbours, and thereby to protect their ancient and distinct culture and religion, is of course quite natural and to be applauded. We realise of course why, given its near universal pariah status, the word “apartheid” is always avoided and objected to, but what is the “two state solution” – which seems to be fully supported by practically all international powers – other than a system of apartheid on a grand scale?

On a similar theme, in his otherwise excellent speech condemning the reprehensible rise of anti-Semitism within Corbyn’s Labour Party, it was most unfortunate that former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks chose also to condemn Enoch Powell’s prophetic “Rivers of Blood” speech of 1968. Rabbi Sacks should surely ponder that not only did Enoch Powell enlist in the ranks voluntarily to fight against the scourge of anti-Semitic Naziism at the very start of WWII (something which he later described as the single most important act of his life), but also that if his warnings had been heeded then there would not have been the subsequent Islamic invasion into the UK and so the spectre of anti-Semitism would never have been able to rise its ugly head – and in all probability there would therefore never have been any possibility of Jeremy Corbyn becoming Labour leader.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club staged a trip to the British Library last month in order to view a special exhibition being held there about Capt. James Cook entitled “James Cook: The Voyages”. This proved a highly enjoyable and informative trip, and as a result much was learnt about this great British explorer. There were alas a few concessions to “political correctness” in this exhibition, but encouragingly somewhat fewer than have been observed in other similar exhibitions staged in London during recent years. Following the visit to this exhibition the Springbok Club party adjourned to a near-by hostelry for convivial discussions about what they had just seen, and also to plan future Springbok Club activities.

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Unfortunately, as all supporters probably by now know, this year’s planned staging of the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at its traditional venue in Southrepps, Norfolk, has had to be cancelled. This has been because the necessary repair and refurbishment work at Southrepps Hall has proved to be far more extensive than was originally anticipated. Two important decisions have however been made and agreed upon which will ensure the continuity of this important and inspiring event:-

1) As the repair work at Southrepps Hall will definitely be completed by September 2019, the ceremony will therefore be "back to normal" at its traditional venue from that year onwards. The 2019 event will therefore take place at Southrepps Hall on Sunday 15th September 2019, and this will be the ceremony to be staged in special memory and honour of Peter Sladden. We ask everyone therefore to please diarise this date NOW!.

2) As we believe that it is important for continuity reasons that some form of "Raising of the Flag" ceremony still takes place this year, we are now therefore busily attempting to procure an alternative venue When finalised this event will undoubtedly be somewhat lower-key than normal, and as further planning will of course be required it will therefore we taking place a bit later than the original planned date of 16th September, perhaps in conjunction with the Springbok Club’s annual UDI Day celebration. If anyone can provide or suggest an alternative venue for this year’s event then please let us know. Needless to say, details about the replacement event for 2018 will be included in future editions of the SCN once finalised.

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In October the Springbok Club will be joining forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to stage a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day, which will feature a special tribute to the memory of Les Hompstead (whose obituary appears below). Full details will of course be given in next month’s SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum will be staging a most interesting meeting later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Tuesday 18th September 2018

Time : 18.30 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Antelope (the upstairs "Snug Room"), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ (nearest tube station: Sloane Square).

Guest Speaker : Mr. BOB VINNICOMBE from Sydney, Australia.

Bob Vinnicombe is a long-standing supporter of the Swinton Circle/Patriotic Forum, and has often spoken for us in the past about the current situation in Australia during his regular trips to the UK. His talks have always proved most enthralling and popular, and as many of our supporters have expressed great interest in the recent fascinating Australian Prime Ministerial tussle we have therefore asked him to speak specifically about his first-hand knowledge of what has being going on within Australian governmental circles, and his personal impressions of Scott Morrison.

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As mentioned above, the Patriotic Forum will be joining forces with the Springbok Club in order to hold a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day in October, and in November will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU. The Patriotic Forum also plans to stage a special event to celebrate Falklands Islands Battle Day in December. Further details about all these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We have recently received the following most uplifting message from the Network for Animals organisation. Although the story itself is very encouraging, the terrible background it portrays still illustrates the disastrous descent into chaos which has taken place in the “new” South Africa. The message reads as follows :-

“A little while ago, we told you the story of Mr. Kindly, Shaygam Newman, who lovingly cares for street dogs in Hangberg, South Africa, a dreadfully poor community of 28,000 people near Cape Town, where dogs’ lives can be horrible, harsh and short.

“Last year, Network for Animals started guiding Shaygam on how to help dogs more effectively. He now feeds and rescues many of the community’s animals.

“It is deadly dangerous work. Grinding poverty and lawlessness mean that riots are commonplace in Hangberg; the area is a base for cruel gangsters who do terrible things to dogs.

“Many of the dogs Shaygam saves faced ending up torn to pieces in dog fighting pits.

“The gangsters see dogs as expendable commodities to be exploited for profit. These horrible people torture dogs, starve them, lock them up in a small cage for months at a time, before throwing them into a pit to be torn to death by dogs trained to do just that.

“Shaygam can’t fight the gangsters alone, so he teaches people kindness to animals and uses every penny he can scrape together to patrol and protect the area’s animals, providing food, love and care. He rescues dogs whenever he can.

“Shaygam is the heart and soul of animal welfare. While accompanying Shaygam on his missions of mercy we came across Bruno, a sick, starving dog. The dog lay in the sand so weak it could barely move. Bruno’s owner tried to chase him away but Shaygam faced her down.

“’If a dog is sick I will help it’ Shaygam explained. ‘It is dangerous, but I don’t think about my safety, I only think about the dogs who need help.’

“Orphaned as a child, Shaygam was so abused by a drunken uncle that he slept on the streets, finding love with the street dogs who kept him warm at night. He swore to repay the dogs, the only creatures who gave him love.

“’I will always be in debt to the dogs who helped me when no one else would,’ Shaygam said.

“Shaygam has a healing gift. He can heal dogs that vets would deem lost causes, almost miraculously turning them into well-adjusted happy dogs.

“Shaygam tries to set a good example and recruits what he calls ‘Shaygam’s crew’, youngsters from the area, who normally would be tempted by gangs to lead a life of crime. He teaches them instead to love and care for animals.

“Mr. Kindly is a good name for Shaygam, and he needs our help. There’s no animal shelter in Hangberg, no vets, no police presence, just squalor, crime and pain for the dogs.

“I am helping Shaygam to make lives better for Hangberg’s dogs, please Alan, if you possibly can, make a generous donation to Network for Animals today so that together we can give the dogs of Hangberg a better life.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, Founder”

The Network for Animals organisation can be contacted at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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THE 2018 EUROPEAN ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

There was a time when the European Athletics Championships lived up to its name and was a tournament for Europeans only – a welcome change from the multi-racial hotchpotch which the Athletics section of the Olympic Games, and latterly the World Athletics Championships, have become. Gradually over more recent years the great Colonial powers, particularly France, Great Britain, Portugal and Belgium, began to introduce non-White sporting-mercenaries from their former colonies into their teams however, but even more recently – and this year in particular – this retrograde practice has become even more pronounced, and has spread to practically all Western European teams, even to Switzerland, a country which of course never possessed an overseas Empire! Added to the “plastic Brits” and “plastic Frenchmen” etc. we therefore now have “plastic Swedes”, “plastic Norwegians” – and even “plastic Germans”! In these final days of the “political correctness” era it is probably too early to expect European qualifications to be based upon DNA rather than on residence, but let’s hope that it won’t be too long before we see “like competing against like” in all sporting competition, with the European Athletics Championships once again being what it says it is!

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA

At this year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo one of the visiting overseas musical acts came from the Czech Republic, and it was announced that their participation was to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of their country. But that country was not of course the Czech Republic; it was Czechoslovakia. Although all parts of Czechoslovakia - Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia - had all been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for many centuries, they were ethnically and culturally identical, and indeed their languages of Czech and Slovak are in reality simply dialects of each other. The foundation of the Czechoslovakian nation, uniting all north-western Slavs, at the end of WW1 was therefore completely logical. Immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the Iron Curtain certain sinister forces in Europe set about splitting several of the nation states of eastern Europe, not only Czechoslovakia but also Yugoslavia (Greater Serbia) and the Russian Federation. It is furthermore even more sinister to note that the only time when Slovakia was ever a separate country prior to the splitting of Czechoslovakia in January 1993 was when it was a Nazi puppet state during WWII! Most worryingly, however, although Germany was re-united following the collapse of Soviet Communism, plans to continue the splitting of other great European nation-states – this time in Western Europe – were continued by the same mysterious forces. Belgium, our own beloved United Kingdom and more recently Spain have all been subjected to this same insidious threat. Our hope therefore is that in this 100th Anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovakian nation that the Czechoslovakian people can initiate plans to re-unite their country – for by so doing they will not only benefit themselves, but will also surely stymie attempts to divide so many other great nations in the Western part of Europe.

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CIRCULAR FROM THE DEMOCRATS AND VETERANS PARTY

We have recently been forwarded this most interesting and thought-provoking circular issued by the Democrats and Veterans Party. It reads as follows :-

“When polled, fewer than 1% of South Africans think that there’s an issue that needs to be addressed with land ownership in South Africa. Pretty much the only people who actually think there’s an issue with the fact of White Afrikaners owning productive farms throughout the country are a) racists and b) corrupt government officials who still covet the enormous wealth that accrued to government officials in Zimbabwe just across the border, when Mugabe successfully confiscated all the best land and farms in the country and handed them out to well-connected government officials.

“Confiscating Land from Law-Abiding Citizens

“So, earlier this week Theresa May visits South Africa, on her very first trip to Africa, and tells the South African president that “Britain” supports the creation of brand new legislation that is about to change the face of South Africa. This legislation states that the government should be permitted to confiscate land from farmers who have broken no laws and who typically employ dozens of workers and, on average, each feed 3,000 of the country’s population; and hand this land over to people who have no experience of running large or medium scale commercial farms, all without any money being paid to the current owner of the farm, or in certain exceptional cases, with just 10% of the estimated value of the farm being paid to the current farm owner.

“Theresa May to Facilitate Theft from South Africans

“Fair-minded Brits would indentify a number of issues with the fact of Theresa May showing public support – allegedly on behalf of the Britain she claims to represent – for state-confiscation of land, especially when considering that within the same conversation she pledged £4 billion of British tax-payer funds to this regime, and predicted a further £4 billion in private foreign investor funds to follow.

“So, what kind of foreign investor watches while a government confiscates attractive commercial assets from business-owners that they have toiled for many years to accumulate and make profitable, and then blithely agrees to themselves invest their own funds into the same country? It is obvious: the only kind of foreign investor that is willing to invest in a country whose state has just confiscated privately owned assets in the very same tradition of Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Mugabe, is an investor who knows that he is going to be peculiarly well ‘looked after’ by the incumbent regime. An investor who knows that the machinery of state is now constitutionally facilitated in expropriating assets from the people of the country and transferring these assets into the ownership of a cosy cabal of closely-connected corporations and corrupt bureaucrats.

“What’s About to Happen…

“To anyone who understands anything about Africa, who understands the very obvious sense in which Theresa May is a pliable puppet of Big Business and Big Bureaucracy, it is blatantly obvious what is about to happen:

South Africa’s international reputation is about to be forever destroyed with honest investors.
The ordinary people of South Africa are about to become substantially poorer.
Well-connected bureaucrats and their families are about to become incredibly rich.
Well-connected foreign corporations are about to siphon-off a great deal of the natural wealth that properly belongs to the people of the most mineral-rich nation in Africa, into their offshore bank accounts.

… and all of this is about to be facilitated by you, the decent, hard-working British people, who are about to sponsor this mission with £4 billion of your hard-earned taxes, thanks to a little thing called ‘Representative’ Democracy – which allows the Theresa Mays of this world to make decisions like this on your behalf, completely legally.

“Only Direct Democracy in Britain Can Stop This

“There is only way to stop all of this: join the only viable Direct Democracy party in Britain – a party that wants to destroy corruption, destroy the hypocritical charade of party politics, and take away the right of so called ‘representatives’ in Westminster to defraud the people of Britain while aiding and abetting the naked thievery of developing countries by making decisions that you and I don’t want.

“You have a moral right to decide how you want your taxes spent. Representative democracy is dead. It doesn’t work for the people. It works only for Big Business, the Big Banks and Big Bureaucracy. It’s time everyone in the country started acknowledging this to be so.

“It is the people are sovereign: Parliament is only an approximated proxy for us and one that is no longer fit for purpose in its present configuration. It is the people who should be the final arbiter on important decisions made by our government in our name.

“Please join us today, and begin the fight with us for what is right by sharing this article and encouraging any fair-minded, decent people you know to join us also. There is still hope for Britain and, quite literally, you are it.”

The Democrats and Veterans Party can be contacted at: https://dvparty.uk/

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

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Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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​BOOK OFFERS

“FOLLY AND MALICE: THE HABSBURG EMPIRE, THE BALKANS AND THE START OF WORLD WAR ONE”

Copies of this highly-acclaimed book detailing the true causes and origins of WW1 can be ordered at :-

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or

https://www.shepheard-walwyn.co.uk/product/folly-and-malice-habsburg-first-world-war-one/

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“LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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“ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY”

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.238 - Mr. DEREK WATTERSON of Durban

Derek Watterson served as a Durban City Councillor for many years, and was also for a while a Natal Provincial Councillor and the Deputy-Mayor of Durban. He was an old-time member of the United Party (UP), but joined the New Republic Party (NRP) when the UP re-branded itself during the 1970s. He was however firmly on the Right-wing of the NRP and fully supported the rights of his fellow White South Africans, opposing most of the Progressive Federal Party (PFP) attempts to integrate public facilities in Durban. He was a great friend and ally of the late, great John Lundie, who of course subsequently left the NRP and affiliated with the Conservative Party of South Africa (CP). It was therefore bizarre and dumbfounding that Derek Watterson’s building company was chosen as a target by a far-Right couple in their bombing campaign against integrated institutions and their backers during the late 1970s. Derek Watterson once spoke to the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society from the “government benches” during the mid-1980s when the Left-wing grouping was “in power”, but his speech proved so inspirational to the CP/HNP “opposition benches” that they gave him a standing ovation, whereas his own PFP/NRP “government bench” members sat in stony-faced silence! Because of his age it is doubtful whether Derek Watterson is still alive, but it would be very interesting to learn whether he ever joined the CP.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

In the last three editions of the SCN we have featured some most important and enlightening Media Releases from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa). The TAU (SA) maintain a highly informative bi-lingual web-site, which can be accessed at :-

http://www.tlu.co.za/index.php/af/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ARTHURIAN LEGEND

Sir,

I have known Alan Harvey for a very long time, and the suggestion by this Arthur Kemp character that he is a liberal is risible [see July SCN – Ed.]. Alan Harvey’s track record speaks for itself, not only editing the SCN but also being editor of South African Patriot in Exile [now The Imperial Patriot of course – Ed.] – hardly publications espousing liberal values! I know very little about this Kemp character, but he seems to be some kind of nutter.

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Gillingham, Kent, U.K.

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ITALIAN JOB

Sir,

Italian debt to GDP stands at 132%. The Italian government owes 35 thousand Euros per person. That’s six thousand more than what’s owed by the Greek government. GDP in Italy is barely above the level when it joined the Euro in 1999. The ECB has given Italy 600 billion Euros to stop it going bust. Italian banks have already gone bust. The Deutsche Bank is in deep trouble. Clearly the signs are that Italy will soon have to leave the Euro and go back to the Lire as its currency. In order to prevent this the EU will undoubtedly demand that some other member states, including the UK, will have to finance the ECB, Italy, Spain and other EU countries by many billions of Euros.

It is therefore imperative that the UK pulls out of the EU immediately to avoid having to pay horrendous costs to prop up the Euro and the EU. Bob Lyddon in his report published by the Bruges Group points out that the UK's liabilities created by the EU under the heading budgetary “commitments” is 441.1 billion Eurosup until the end of the current MFF (Multiannual Financial Framework) which runs up to the end of 2020. With other financial liabilities Bob Lyddon confirms the grand total under the UK’s current contracts: Category Amount EU/Payments Appropriation 746.0 billion Euros, EU/Commitments Appropriation 441.1 billion Euros, EIB subscribed capital 39.2 billion Euros, ECB subscribed capital 1.5 billion Euros, UK Maximum Possible Loss 1,227.8 billion Euros. That equates to £982 billion. The UK’s national debt is currently £1.560 trillion or 82% of UK GDP’s of £1.902 trillion. A full call on the UK’s contracts by the EU would raise the national debt to £2.542 trillion or 134% of GDP. Over and above that could come the need to render “extraordinary support” to any of the EU organisations listed.

If the Conservative Party enables the EU to demand these payments through not progressing a full and free BREXIT I hope and pray that the Conservative Party will never ever form a UK government again.

Yours etc.,

J.W.H., Salisbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

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OBITUARY

LESLIE ROBERT HOMPSTEAD

It was with great sadness that we learnt last month of the death of Leslie Robert “Les” Hompstead at the age of 96. Les Hompstead may not have been a well known name to the British public at large, but he was even so a great servant and a genuine hero of the British nation and its remaining Empire during the latter half of the last century.

Born at Gillingham in 1921, he alas suffered an illness during his early years which caused lasting damage to his hearing. He was however technically brilliant, and attended Chatham Technical High School (where incidentally he was a member of the school’s South Africa House!) and excelled at electronics. After school he became an apprentice at Chatham Dockyard, but his prowess in electronics soon won him a scholarship to the Royal Naval Training College at Greenwich. Here he wore uniform for the only time during his career, for his hearing impairment meant that he wasn’t able to enlist into the Royal Navy following the outbreak of WWII. Instead he returned to Chatham Dockyard where he continued his service to the Royal Navy which was to last until the end of his working career.

To escape potential bombing disruption the Admiralty moved all their more specialist units from the various dockyards to Bath during WWII, and in spite of his youth Les was considered important enough to be part of this move. From then onwards Bath and its surrounding area became the main home for Les and his growing family. In 1956, however, he was transferred to Hong Kong Dockyard to become Deputy Head of their Electrical Engineering Department. Whilst there the Head of the department retired, so he was promoted to be Head of this department himself – the youngest person ever in its history. Following the reprehensible closure of Hong Kong Dockyard by the MacMillan Government Les was transferred back to Bath, but the growing realisation that his personal and administrative talents extended far beyond electrical engineering meant that in 1967 he was appointed Yard Services Manager at Chatham Dockyard – one of the five leading civilian positions in the yard which entailed overseeing all of its physical infrastructure. From here, in 1970, he was appointed to the top civilian position in Gibraltar Dockyard, a position which entailed, inter alia, negotiating with Gibraltarian trade union officials, who included at one time none other than that good friend of our movement Maurice Xiberras. By all accounts they were both tough negotiators, but they soon formed a close relationship based upon high mutual-respect. After his term of office at Gibraltar Dockyard Les was transferred back to Bath, were he served the final decade of his outstanding career as a leading civil servant in the by then Ministry of Defence (Navy).

But there was more to Les Hompstead than just his spectacular career with the Admiralty/MoD(N) – far, far more! He was s lifelong staunch Methodist, being a stalwart of the local Methodist Church wherever he went. He met his future wife Peggy Norman (a scion of the famous Norman family of the Medway Towns) at a Methodist youth club and they married at Gillingham in 1944. It proved to be an extremely happy and fruitful marriage, and they produced three fine children, Trevor, Joy and Sheila.

Les was also a very rounded man – indeed he could accurately be termed a renaissance man. Although not a trained architect he designed and supervised the building of his new family home in Bath whilst still stationed in Hong Kong, and after having to sell this house when he was appointed elsewhere designed another home in Bath for just Peggy and himself after his children had all married. He was also a keen and talented Lawn Tennis player, and whilst stationed in Gibraltar took up paddle-boating on the Mediterranean. He also became an avid cine-photographer, and built up a phenomenal collection of films including many of historical significance for the era from his times in Hong Kong and Gibraltar. Whilst stationed in Gibraltar he and Peggy played hosts to many of their family members and friends from the UK, and always gave everyone fantastically enjoyable times with detailed and knowledgeable conducted tours around the Rock, and sometimes even trips across the Mediterranean to Morocco. He was furthermore a gifted singer with a majestic tenor voice, and often sung in his church choir wherever he went, even becoming choirmaster for a while when he eventually retired to Trowbridge. Perhaps his most surprising and unique achievement, however, was that he wrote a pantomime which contained roles for all his grandchildren!

But above all Les Hompstead was a firm patriot – and furthermore was an unapologetic Empire and Commonwealth man. He loved his time in Hong Kong, and developed a strong interest in Chinese culture which lasted until the end of his life. He was certain however that it was in the best interests of the Hong Kong Chinese that benign British rule should continue, and was fearful for their future if handed over to the atheist communists. He was likewise supportive of Gibraltar remaining British, as his friendly relationship to that great British-Gibraltarian patriot Maurice Xiberras confirms. He actually maintained many friendships with Gibraltarians who he had got to know, making several trips back to the Rock after he retired, with one such long-distance friendship continuing until the day he died.

The one word which sums up Les best however is “happy”. He always has a smile on his face, and constantly lived life to the full. He was unquestionably a highly intelligent man, as his most successful career clearly demonstrates. His family life was constantly a source of great pride and pleasure to him, and he was always an eternal optimist for the future (in stark contrast to the “moan and groan brigade” who have alas caused so many problems for our movement!). He developed a wide and eclectic circle of friends which bears witness to the true worth of the man. Indeed it seems impossible that he ever made any enemies throughout his life.

Alas his beloved wife Peggy developed Alzheimer’s during the late 1990s, and he devoted the next dozen or so years to caring for her and looking after her well-being. Her end in 2012 was of course a devastating blow to him, but his strong Christian faith saw him through and he lived a further half-dozen years with equal gusto to his previous ninety years. Having moved to a retirement village in Trowbridge he became a well-known personality around the town. He possessed a mobility-scooter during his final years, which by all accounts he constantly drove at a speed far higher than it was actually designed for! Although his end when it came last month was not unexpected, it did come about very quickly – but his mind was as agile and as astute as it had always been.

Les Hompstead was not only a great Briton – he was also a great human-being, and his name and achievements deserve to be known and honoured by a wider audience. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his three children Trevor, Joy and Sheila, his seven grandchildren, his sixteen great-grandchildren – and, if they were only old enough to understand, his four great-great-grandchildren!

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

August 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

August 2018 edition

In last month’s edition of the SCN we expressed great concern at the apparent censorship being operated by the mainstream media to prevent any mention of the case of Tommy Robinson, who had been arbitrarily imprisoned for “contempt of court” after he had made a live on-line speech outside Leeds Crown Court where a trial was taking place of an Islamic gang accused of various heinous sexual crimes against young women.

Within days of last month’s edition of the SCN appearing all reporting restrictions on the Tommy Robinson;s case were however lifted, and as a result many accurate reports about both his imprisonment itself and the resulting massive worldwide protests in his support started appearing in the mainstream media. A report on BBC2’s Newsnight featuring an in-depth interview with UKIP leader Gerald Batten proved particularly informative. It transpired furthermore that there was nothing particularly unique about reporting restrictions being placed on such cases whilst high-profile trials of serious relevant cases were taking place. Although the legal authorities were therefore undoubtredly at fault in taking such “over the top” action to prevent any reporting, this eventually turned out to be only of a temporary nature, and was in no way as sinister as it may at first seemed.

Only a few days aftrr all reporting restrictions were lifted, however, another even more encouraging development took place, as the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that Tommy Robinson should be released pending a re-trial, as there had clearly been many serious legal errors made in the initial over-hasty judgement against him. The judges of the Court of Appeal are therefore to be congratulated upon their well-analysed common-sense ruling.

Perhaps the most significant aspect of this whole saga has been the revelation of how much support Tommy Robinson – a relatively obscure political activist – has been building-up, both within the UK itself and globally. Quite clearly he has been able to establish a massive network of support which has been “below the radar” of most observers. An analysis of his early history of political involvement shows that he has not been without fault, but even so his more recent activities confirm that he possesses true leadership ability, an astute understanding of the nature of the dangers facing Britain and the West in general, and of course great courage. Steve Bannan was unquestionably correct when he described him as “the backbone of the nation”. Surely no-one since John Enoch Powell has been able to galvanise patriotic sentiment within the British nation so successfully!

At much the same time as Tommy Robinson was released another prominent Briton was being subjected to intense criticism by the liberal-leftist chattering classes – but this time a mainstream politician, Alexander Boris Johnson. Mr. Johnson had written a newspaper article defending the right of Muslim women in the West to wear the burqa, but it was a couple of “throw-away” humourous comments which he made comparing the appearance of burqa-wearers tio bank robbers and pillar boxes which enraged the paranoid wrath of the multi-culturalists. The claim has been made that Boris Johnson only made these comments in order to gain support from the vast majority of British people who are opposed to non-White immigration – but surely if this had been his intention then he would have opposed the wearing of the burqa in the West entirely? As things have turned out there has been a hysterical reaction against him by the usual suspects, including reprehensively many prominent figures within the Conservative Party, with demands being made that he “apologise” for these harmless humourous comments. So far Boris Johnson has refused to make such a ridiculous apology, and by so doing has turned himself into another rallying figure for patriotic opposition to multi-culturalism – albeit undoubtedly an unintended and highly unlikely one!

Whether either Tommy Robinson or Boris Johnson can emerge as a new Enoch Powell in order to lead the British people in this time of great national danger is uncertain – but one thing is clear, and that is that the current upsurge of patriotic sentiment will ensure that a new Enoch Powell will eventually emerge!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

On Thursday 23rd August the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, in order to view a special exhibition being held there about Capt. James Cook entitled “James Cook: The Voyages”. Enter by the main entrance to the British Library, and then rendezvous besides the sculptured book seat at approximately 14.30 hrs. (NB: there will be a small admission charge of £14.00 to view this exhibition, though concessions for students and OAPs are available). Following the trip to this exhibition the Springbok Club party will adjourn to a near-by hostelry for friendly conversations to the day.

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The Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. The details of this year’s event are as follows :-

THE CEREMONY OF THE RAISING OF THE FLAG

to be held at Southrepps Hall, Hall Road, Southrepps, Norfolk, NR11 8TG, on Sunday 16th September 2018.

Assemble from 12.00 noon onwards, the actual ceremony to commence at 14.30 hrs.

The day will include :-

Tea and light refreshments to be served in the Hall upon arrival

Live music to accompany the ceremony

The hoisting of the Union Flag by an expatriate Rhodesian.

A short religious ceremony including prayers that have said since 1890, including the Inaugural Prayer.

Keynote speeches by two prominent Rhodesians

A twenty-one gun salute

The sounding of the Last Post and the playing of both the British and Rhodesian National Anthems.

Convivial socialising with other ex-Rhodesians and friends of Rhodesia

On the morning of Saturday 13th September 1890, the day after the Pioneer Column arrived at the site of what was to become the City of Salisbury, the capital of the newly established nation of Rhodesia, Lt. E.C. “Teddy” Tindale-Biscoe raised the Union Flag for the first time at the spot which later became Cecil Square. Every year thereafter this event was re-enacted with an official ceremony at the same place – until the unfortunate advent of the ZANU-PF regime in 1980.

In spite of the fact that the new rulers of that land between the Zambezi and the Limpopo discontinued this ceremony, a true Rhodesian patriot named Peter Charles Kerrison Sladden was determined that this inspirational tradition should continue in one form or another. Peter Sladden was a truly remarkable man. He had been born at Fulham in 1919 and had served with distinction in the RAF during WWII. After the end of this conflict, being a strong Empire and Commonwealth man, he decided to emigrate to what was then Southern Rhodesia, where he quickly established himself and founded a highly-successful construction and engineering company. Quite naturally he did not wish to remain in the country under ZANU-PF rule, so returned to the UK in 1980 where he purchased the manor and estate of Southrepps in Norfolk and embarked upon a new equally successful career as an arable and pig farmer. He did not forget his beloved Rhodesia however, and from 1981 onwards continued the traditional “Raising of the Flag” ceremony which had taken place in Rhodesia itself from 1890 until 1980 in the grounds of his estate in Norfolk.

Sadly Peter Sladden died last year – albeit at the ripe old age of 98 and having lived a most happy and successful life, being active almost to the end. Many of his family members and friends have been determined that the tradition of the “Raising of the Flag” ceremony which Peter had devoted so much of his time in maintaining should continue however, and despite the fact that it has taken a great amount of time, effort and costs to organise we are happy announce that this ceremony will take place again at the same venue at Southrepps Manor in Norfolk this year as normal.

We are therefore most grateful to Peter’s family members for making these facilities available to us again, and as this will be the first occasion that the ceremony will have taken place since Peter’s sad death this year’s event will take the form of a special tribute to his memory, with one of the key-note speeches to be made by a family member telling more about the life and achievements of the great man. We hope therefore that you will make every effort to join us for this year’s ceremony.

Please try to let us know if you hope to attend this event so that numbers can be estimated and arrangements made accordingly, either by e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum staged a most enjoyable and informative meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Marko Gasic, the eminent Serbian spokesman in London. Mr. Gasic had edited the recently-published and highly-acclaimed book detailing the true origins and causes of WW1, “Folly and Malice: the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One”, and in his speech he explained the significance of many of the often overlooked and forgotten facts concerning the build-up to WW1 which were chronicled in this book, with particular emphasis on events and developments in the Balkans at the start of the 20th century.

[Details about how to order a copy of “Folly and Malice: the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One” can be found in the “Book Offers” section of this edition of the SCN.]

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Towards the end of September the Patriotic Forum will be celebrating Gibraltar Day by staging a trip to a place in east Kent which has particular Gibraltarian significance. More precise details will of course be given in next month’s edition of the SCN.

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Later on during the year the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU, and in December will be staging a special event to celebrate Falklands Islands Battle Day.. Further details about both these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We have recently received the following disturbing message from the Network for Animals organisation. This surely says everything about the descent into savagery which has taken lace in the “new” South Africa. It reads as follows :-

“There is a simple reason the puppy we rescued in the gangster-ridden South African slum called Khayelitsha is named Biscotti.

“Vicious brutes threw boiling water over poor little Biscotti scalding her so horribly that parts of her skin were burnt like a biscotti biscuit.

“Biscotti and her two siblings were just six weeks old when some monster decided to kill the puppies.

“Biscotti’s mother looked on from behind a wire fence as her puppies were tortured.

“More boiling water was being readied; the monsters were going to scald all the puppies to death. A good Samaritan called Fallen Angels and our team got there in the nick of time.

“We rescued Biscotti and her two siblings, and they are all doing well. The tragedy is there are so many other dogs that need our help in South Africa’s slums.

“There are literally thousands of criminally abused dogs in Khayelitsha and they need our help every single day.

“Dogs in Khayelitsha are at constant peril of casual, brutal cruelty.

“The level of ignorance about animals in these slums is hard to comprehend. We were told that dogs don’t feel pain, that dogs don’t need to eat every day and it’s okay to keep them tied up without shade in fierce heat. We try to teach the people how to care for animals.

“We rescue, medically treat and care for as many street dogs as we can.

“Right now more than 700 dogs in the Cape Town area depend upon the support you and other animal lovers give me.

“It’s dangerous work because we face gangsters who kidnap dogs to use as bait in illegal dog fighting – the dogs are literally torn to pieces so gamblers can see which fighting dogs are most vicious. They say that if we continue our work they will kill my team, but that won’t stop us. We will carry on in spite of the threats because that is what we animal lovers must do.

“I’ve told you how we saved Biscotti but there are thousands of other dogs that have no hope without us. I can only continue my work if animal lovers like you make generous donations. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of our lifesaving work.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, Founder”

The Network for Animals organisation can be contacted at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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THE 2018 TOUR DE FRANCE

Geraint Thomas’s triumph in this year’s Tour de France – probably the most exhaustive achievement in world sport – is of course worthy of the highest praise and adulation.

There was however a more worring aspect to this year’s Tour de France, and this was the sickening and unsporting “booing” of Team Sky riders (including Geraint Thomas himself) by certain sections of the French crowds. On the face of it this “booing” was centred on Chris Froome (probably the greatest cyclist of his generation, and last year’s Tour de France champion and the winner of this year’s Giro d’Italia) because of an earlier accusation of alleged performance-enhancing drug-taking made against him. This accusation was that he had initially been found to have more than the permitted level of the drug salbutamol in one of his urine samples. Salbutamol is one of the ingredients of asthma-inhaler sprays, and Chris Froome has always had official permission to use an asthma-inhaler when appropriate because of a medical condition.. It was subsequently discovered, however, that the amount of salbutamol claimed to have been found in his urine sample was far higher than could be contained in an asthma-spray, and as the initial test result was not confirmed by any subsequent test the initial test was therefore quite clearly flawed, and the accusation of drug-misuse was thus completely thrown out by the relevant anti-doping authorities. It is a pity therefore that certain sections of the French crowds would apparently not accept this official ruling, particularly as Chris Froome had already suffered considerably as a result of the false accusation made against him (he had not won last year’s BBC “Sports Personality of the Year Award” for instance, in spite of initially being the clear favourite – and indeed many people believe that the vote in this competition was “fixed” because the BBC did not wish to have their premier award presented to an alleged drugs-cheat!).

The antagonism against Chris Froome in French society actually goes much deeper than this however, for he is routinely referred to as “The African” in the French press. This is because he was born and brought-up in Kenya (pronounced “Keenya”) and then spent several years living in South Africa – but his ancestral roots are 100% British, in other words he is a true son of the British Empire!

Could it be, however, that this regrettable antagonism towards Team Sky in general and Chris Froome in particular is in reality because France haven’t produced a winner of their own prestigious Grand Tour event since Bernard Hinault in 1985? France is a great nation, and we hope that one day they will be able to produce another winner of their own main cycling event. In the meantime surely for the sake of the good name of their country all sections of French society should give their full praise to Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas for their fantastic achievements.

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

We have recently received a further very important Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) which we believe is of equal importance to those which we circulated during the previous three months. It reads as follows :-

“Parliament’s decision to pass a motion regarding expropriation without compensation, resulted in two European projects in South African agriculture being cancelled. Those projects would have meant an inflow of several million Rand whilst creating thousands of work opportunities. Over and above the cancellation, TAU SA was involved in the establishment of a financing model which would have created affordable agricultural financial support, but those negotiations were also stalled after the announcement of the ANC policy of expropriation without compensation.

“’Furthermore, the announcement by the Minister of Land Reform and Rural Development that she is not going to wait for the recommendations of the ad-hoc committee regarding amendments to the Constitution, as well as the statement that government is preparing a test case regarding expropriation, send a negative message to international investors’, said Mr Louis Meintjes, president of TAU SA. ’Government must realise that the international community is not easily bluffed. The developments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, are easily recalled and clearly indicate that expropriation is the first step to nationalisation which will result in a socialist system and eventually the establishment of a communist regime. As long as the ANC does not align itself with property rights and a free market system, capital will increasingly be invested elsewhere. The ultimate result of what government is currently introducing, is the collapse of the economy and the redistribution of poverty which will affect all of us. International business will invest where profit could be made, and they are clearly not willing to risk investments to support a failed ideology. It is not possible to send out a clearer message by expressing the intention to expropriate without compensation. In any developed society, this is regarded as theft, and efforts to disguise the intention to do so constitutionally, will not change that fact.’”

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

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Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

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​BOOK OFFERS

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"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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“ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY”

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.237 - Mr. BRIAN GOLDSMITH of Durban

Brian Goldsmith was an IT expert who worked for various companies in the Durban area during the late 1980s. A very friendly, courteous and affable fellow, it would be very interesting to learn where he is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Freedom Front Plus have initiated a most praise-worthy campaign to oppose the draconian land appropriation without compensation plans of the ANC regime. The campaign’s web-site, where a petition can be signed, can be accessed at :-

http://www.fightbacksa.org.za/

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LEFT BEHIND

Sir,

The march I attended last month was very much to do with the threat of Islam. This is the constant subject of Tommy Robinson.

What I was struck by was the number of working class people, mainly men. How the left has changed. Its adherents now are much more likely to be middle class people with degrees.

Yours etc.,

Roger Alsop, London, U.K.

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OBITUARY

SYD NOMIS

It was with much sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Syd Nomis, the highly-talented South African rugby international. Sydney Harold Nomis was born at Johannesburg in 1941, though he grew up and was educated in Cape Town. He returned to Johannesburg when his rugby career began however, playing all his provincial rugby for the Transvaal, for whom he appeared on 54 occasions. Although normally playing as a wing three-quarter he also occasionally played at centre. In all he represented the Springboks 54 times, 25 at full international level, and scored 45 tries.

Syd Nomis shot to international fame however when he was member of the 1969/70 South African Rugby tour of the British Isles. This tour was of course subjected to violent intimidation from evil far-left trash, and as a result the Springbok tourists were lionized by all British patriots and rugby enthusiasts. Syd Nomis, who enjoyed a particularly spectacular tour on the field, later admitted that he feared for his life at times at the hands of the sub-human scum, but neither he nor any of his team-mates ever contemplated withdrawing from the tour as a result. He openly stated that he was not a supporter of the National Party government of the time, but even so he was a loyal South African who believed that the country should be free to administer sports in the way which it thought best.

After his rugby-playing days were over Syd Nomis became a successful businessman in the printing, clothing and security trades, but after the advent of the ANC regime he moved to Switzerland, where alas blood-clots meant that he had to have his left leg amputated. Knowing that he was a dying man he decided to move back to his native Johannesburg to end his days. Syd Nomis was not only a great rugby player but also a great South African, whose name should never be forgotten. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow Ann and to his son and two daughters.

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THE CURSE OF SWINTON

It was with much amusement that we recently learnt that on 14th May 2018 Jeremy Bedford-Turner (aka Jez Turner) had been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for “Incitement to racial violence” at Southwark Crown Court following a vile and paranoid anti-Semitic tirade which he made in public in central London during 2015.

Keen readers of the SCN will remember that a meeting held by the Swinton Circle (now of course a component part of the Patriotic Forum) on 31st July 2015 was invaded by two dozen uninvited gate-crashers who then proceeded to disrupt and wreck proceedings. Jeremy Bedford-Turner was identified as one of these uninvited gate-crashers through his notoriety, and indeed was overheard saying that he had only come along in order “to see the fight” – thus proving that the whole disruption of the meeting had been pre-planned.

Bedford-Turner has not been the first of the gate-crashers of this meeting subsequently to be imprisoned however, for a certain Steve Uncles of the unsavoury splittist “English Democrats” party, who caused great offense by insulting the Union Flag at the disastrous meeting in question, was sentenced to seven months imprisonment for electoral fraud (see February 2017 and April 2017 SCNs). Furthermore the “LibertyUK” outfit, whose leader the Swinton Circle unwisely invited to address this meeting, with some of their leading members having infiltrated the Swinton Circle and subsequently arranging for the invasion of the extremist wreckers in an apparent cack-handed attempt to takeover the organisation, announced earlier this year that they were disbanding (see February 2018 SCN).

The notorious meeting of 31st July 2015 of course caused the Swinton Circle great problems, which the organisation only really recovered from by merging with New Britain in order to form the Patriotic Forum. Although the movement has survived the disastrous events of 31st July 2015 and is now indeed thriving once again, it seems as if those who sought to destroy the organisation have suffered all sorts of misfortunes. As the old saying goes: “He who laughs last laughs longest”!

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Monday, 16 July 2018

July 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

July 2018 edition

We are not by nature believers in conspiracy theories, and always dismiss lunatics such as Alex Jones and David Icke with the contempt which they deserve.

There have however recently been a number of happenings which have caused us great concern and which have definitely tended to suggest that there is something very disturbing going on in Britain – perhaps throughout the Western world – at the moment, and that perhaps the word “conspiracy” could be appropriate.

Firstly we learnt via social media that Tommy Robinson – the charismatic former leader of the English Defence League and a leading patriotic activist renowned for exposing the extent of the Islamic danger facing the UK – had been arrested for “contempt of court” outside Leeds Crown Court on Friday 25th May and then summarily sentenced to 13 months imprisonment. It was not so much the draconian length of this sentence for a technical offence (Tommy Robinson was merely live-streaming a speech which he was making outside the Court prior to the trial of an Islamic gang accused of various heinous sexual crimes against young women – most of whom were incidentally their fellow Muslims!) which concerned and worried us most however, but the fact that his arrest and controversial sentence received practically no publicity in the mainstream media the following day. The following weekend, however, a mass-protest was held in Whitehall demanding the immediate release of Tommy Robinson, with Whitehall crowded with tens of thousands of supporters of Tommy Robinson’s right of free speech all the way from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street. The speed with which this massive protest had been organised at short notice almost entirely through social media (and sinisterly with inaccurate announcements about its alleged cancellation being broadcast in the underground network) clearly demonstrates the widespread popularity which Tommy Robinson enjoys, and the groundswell of anger against his imprisonment. Speakers on a hastily-erected platform set-up outside the entrance to Downing Street included Gerald Batten, the leader of UKIP, and Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), who had flown over from the Netherlands at short notice specially to address this gathering - thus showing clearly that support for Tommy Robinson extended far beyond the fringes to the established patriotic parties of Europe. Again the most disturbing factor about this unprecedented demonstration in central London was the fact that it received practically no publicity in the mainstream media – both electronic and print – the following day.

A month later, on Saturday 23rd June, the second anniversary of the glorious Brexit Referendum victory, a celebration march was organised in London by a coalition of pro-Leave groups, which inevitably attracted tens of thousands of patriotic Britons (official figures stated over twenty thousand). Unfortunately on the same day a group of “remoaner” die-hards organised a counter-demonstration which was apparently financed by the sinister George Soros (the devious Hungarian-American financier who has become an extreme hate-figure in his native Hungary) and which contained significant numbers – if not a majority – of foreign nationals. Instead of giving prominence to the main pro-Brexit celebration march however, the mainstream media – again both electronic and print – gave their overwhelmingly publicity to the rival demo’ by “George Soros’s rent-a-mob”, in one case even sickeningly using footage of the pro-Leave march to illustrate a report about their opponents!

There were many supporters of our movement at both these events which were either unreported or mis-reported by the mainstream media, and all have testified regarding the massive sizes of both demonstrations. Even more significantly we have been contacted by several supporters from the United States, Australia and New Zealand who have enquired with us for more information about the Tommy Robinson situation, whereas they actually seem to know more about it than we do! Furthermore we have heard that demonstrations protesting against the imprisonment of Tommy Robinson have taken place outside British consulates in both Houston, Texas, and Auckland, New Zealand, again without any mention in the UK media. A supporter has also informed us in private correspondence about two other most alarming cases which have seemingly received practically no mention in the mainstream media, firstly the murder in jail by a Muslim fanatic of Kevan Stafford who had earlier been imprisoned for a harmless anti-Islamic prank, and the prosecution of two brave Britons, Jim Matthews and Aidan James, who had volunteered to fight with the Kurds against the ISIS/ISIL terrorists.

Quite clearly something very, very disturbing seems to be going on in the UK at the moment, with all sections of the media – not only the liberal media but also more alarmingly the conservative press as well – seemingly being cowered into either not reporting or completely mis-reporting any manifestation of patriotic resistance to the Islamic danger facing the country, or attempts by pro-EU elements to reverse the will of the British people to Leave the EU. It has been suggested that governmental pressure on the media in this regard has been motivated by fear of massive uprisings around the country, but whether these uprisings are feared from patriots or from the extreme Left and their immigrant allies is not certain. Regardless of the reason for this fear, muzzling the traditionally free British media is not the way to deal with the situation. If the authorities are serious in their desire to prevent civil unrest then they should take action to eliminate subversive organisations such as the “Socialist Workers Party” and “Momentum”, and to initiate a speedy programme of repatriation for all immigrants and their descendants who do not show loyalty to the country in which they currently reside and to its traditions.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held a most interesting and successful meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Anthony “Tony” Williams. Mr. Williams had been actively involved in patriotic organisations in the UK during his youth, and as a result had been a full-hearted supporter of his Rhodesian kith and kin during the UDI era, becoming an active member of the Anglo-Rhodesian Society, and furthermore was one of the members of the famous party of five [then] young members of the Anglo-Rhodesia Society who toured Rhodesia in 1976 in order to express their solidarity with the Rhodesian people. Mr. Williams subsequently emigrated to Australia in 1999, thus maintaining his stance of belief in the solidarity of his British kith and kin around the globe. In a scintillating speech entitled “Patriotism in the modern era: An Australian perspective”, Mr. Williams told much about the current situation in Australia, emphasising that it faced many of the same problems as Britain and the rest of the Western world. He also recounted many of his experiences from the famous 1976 tour of Rhodesia, and expressed pleasant surprise at many positive signs which he had seen in the UK during his return visit. In particular he told how delighted he had been with the triumph for the “Vote Leave” cause during the 2016 EU referendum, and how he hoped and believed that this would signal far closer trading, social and cultural links between the UK and Australia post-Brexit.

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On Thursday 2nd August the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the British Library in London in order to view a special exhibition being held there about Capt. James Cook, the famous explorer and navigator. More precise details about this trip will of course be circulated to all members and supporters of the Springbok Club in due course, but for more information e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk

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The Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this most important and inspiring event has been scheduled for Sunday 16th September, and as this will be the first such ceremony since the sad death of Mr. Peter Sladden (who initiated the continuation of this annual ceremony which previously took place at Cecil Square, Salisbury, Rhodesia) it will therefore be staged in special honour of his memory. We ask all supporters to diarise this date therefore, and to make every effort to attend this year’s special event.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum celebrated Canada Day this year by staging a most enjoyable and informative trip to Greenwich in order to visit several sites associated with General James Wolfe, who of course was the commanding officer of British forces at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on 13th September 1759, a victory which secured Canada as a British possession. The trip started with a visit to St.Alfege’s Church in Greenwich where General Wolfe is buried and where several pictures and other items associated with him are on display, including a real Canadian Flag which was presented to the church by the Duke of Connaught, the one-time Governor-General of Canada. After this the Patriotic Forum party moved on to the near-by National Maritime Museum where several other pictures and artifacts associated with General Wolfe are on display, before climbing Greenwich Hill to view the statue of General Wolfe which stands at the top, where a few words of praise were said, and then finally to the adjacent Macartney House where he lived during his youth. Finally the Patriotic Forum party took a pleasant stroll across Blackheath, observing some other historic houses along the way, before finishing up at a most hospitable pub to end what had been a truly enthralling day.

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Details of the Patriotic Forum's forthcoming July meeting are as follows :-

Date : Thursday 19th July 2018

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The Civil Service Club (either the Trafalgar Room or the Elizabethan Room, to be allocated on the day)

13/15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HJ (nearest tube stations: Embankment and Westminster)

Guest Speaker : Mr. MARKO GASIC B.A. (Hons)

Marko Gasic was born in 1957 at Ilkley in Yorkshire of Serbian descent (his Serbian Royalist father having had to escape from Tito’s Yugoslavia after WWII), and is a renowned broadcaster and a leading commentator on global geopolitics. He studied and graduated in Modern European History at the University of Sussex. When he last spoke for us in 2014 he gave an extremely informative and captivating speech about the current situation in the Balkans, but in this subsequent talk he will be concentrating upon the highly acclaimed book which he has edited, Folly and Malice: the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One (Shepheard-Walwyn, London, 2017)., which details the true causes of the First World War.

The significance of Marko Gasic’s contribution to Folly and Malice is acknowledged in the book by its author, John Zametica. Reviewing the work, renowned academic Professor Vernon Bogdanor calls Folly and Malice "a seminal work which forces readers to reflect further on issues they had thought settled…a powerfully argued work, whose conclusions will be carefully studied by historians for many years”. Prof. Sir Hew Strachan writes: "A brilliant piece of historical writing on one of the most important aspects of the outbreak of the First World War.” Based on the latest research outlined in Folly and Malice, Marko will deconstruct the standard story about what led to WW1 in the Balkans and explain the reality in an easy-to-follow way. Covering a litany of historical errors by academics great and good, he will seek to show how a number of genre-leading WW1 academics have been caught sleep-walking. The great conspiracy story that wasn’t. The great reformer who wasn’t. The war-stirring alliance that was desperate for peace. Is history just intellectual fashion or can we trust it to act like a science? Come and find out.

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Later on during the year the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU, and in September will be staging a special event to celebrate Gibraltar Day.. Further details about all these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN..

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MESSAGE FROM THE ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASK FORCE

We have recently received the following most important message from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force :-

“The previous First Lady, Grace Mugabe is under investigation for smuggling and exportation of ivory, gold and diamonds out of Zimbabwe. Investigators only touched the tip of the iceberg as it is believed that Ms. Mugabe started smuggling as early as 2005 while serving in her role as First Lady. Ms. Mugabe had a history of being very friendly with one of the female Chinese Nationals and it is of our opinion that they were likely working together. ZCTF believes that the investigation into Ms. Mugabe’s alleged smuggling activities should be carried out by an independent agency. We have been following the practices of CIO airport security for a number of years. It is possible that under Ms. Mugabe’s instruction, ivory was smuggled onto planes that flew directly to China under the watchful eye of airport 1security.’ After the investigation takes place, if Ms. Mugabe and other senior members of government are found guilty or involved in the smuggling of ivory, they should be prosecuted and brought to justice. Monies derived from the sale of ivory and wildlife should be confiscated and repaid to the National Parks.

“The Professional Hunters (PH) fraternity of Zimbabwe lost all ethics of hunting when they killed collared wildlife. Ethical considerations fell to the wayside during the previous regime due to corruption and greed. The death of the big tusked elephant in Gonarezhou can be added to the increasing list of collared animals killed by trophy hunters to include Cecil and Xanda among others. There are too many conflicting reports offered up by researchers, safari operators, hunters and people responsible for collaring the wildlife. A Memorandum of Understanding between hunters, safari operators and researchers should state that any collared animal should not be shot, killed or disturbed in any manner. People involved in hunting a collared animal should be penalized appropriately to deter others from committing similar actions. The Professional Hunter involved with the recent killing of the collared big tusked elephant is part owner of the Three Monkeys Restaurant in Victoria Falls. We believe this restaurant is a lucrative business that serves a wide variety of exotic meat and steaks. The procurement and source of the meat served leaves the ZCTF highly suspicious, as no matter what you order in the way of steaks and or meat, they seem to have it. People should be aware that in many instances they are eating wildlife.

“ZCTF has just learned that four lions and ten hyenas have been captured for export to China. These numbers are in addition to the eighteen hyenas and ten lions exported earlier to China. China placed a new order for an additional 200 baby elephants. The new order for 200 baby elephants is in addition to the outstanding order of 100 baby elephants that remain to be captured. This is NOT conservation. Earlier in February, four crocodiles were captured in Hwange to be exported to China. This capture occurred under the new President. It appears nothing much has changed at this point. Perhaps positive changes for conservation will happen with the election of a new democratic government.

“In addition to the loss of wildlife due to poaching and hunting; habitat loss is at an all-time high through deforestation. Trees, indigenous to Zimbabwe, are being felled. These trees and timber are being exported out of Zimbabwe to China. This has to stop. CITES gave their constitution, governing rules and regulations to the world. Too many regulations are being broken and ignored in Africa. Nothing is being done. Where is CITES as the habitats and wildlife are being pillaged in Africa?”

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force can now be contacted at: Admin1@zimconservationtaskforce.com

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THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

As could have been expected, Russia produced a superbly organised and trouble-free FIFA World Cup Tournament this year – in stark contrast to all the chaos and fiascos of the 2010 Tournament!

The French team is of course to be congratulated upon winning the competition this year, and Croatia should also be praised for reaching the final with such a small population base. There has however been an increasing worry concerning the tournament over the past couple of decades alas, and this concerns the increasing number of foreign players – “football mercenaries” as they have accurately been termed – representing Western European countries. Practically every Western European team (with the exception of Iceland) fielded some Non-White players in their line-ups this year, with France, Belgium and England being the worst offenders. This was not the case with any of the Eastern European countries however, as Russia, Serbia, Poland and of course Croatia itself fielded sides which seemed to consist entirely of their own people, and the same of course applied to all the Asian and African teams in this year’s competition.

It is not as if Black players are any more skillful at the game of Soccer of course, as none of the five competing African nations managed to progress past this year’s group stages. It should also not be forgotten that when England last won the FIFA World Cup with their iconic side of 1966 their entire squad consisted of ethnic Britons, even though there was already a very large Non-White immigrant population in the country by that time. It also strikes us that it is very unfair to the African countries for Western European teams to steal all of their best players, for if all the African players in their sides were allowed to play for their countries of ethnic origin then surely at least one of them would have been able to advance past the group stages?

Many may argue that France could never have won this year’s competition without their “Football mercenaries” – but to this we respond that if Croatia were able to reach the final with an entirely Croatian team then surely France, with an indigenous population over 12 times as large, should surely have been able to field a winning side consisting entirely of Frenchmen, and thus bring true and unembarrassing glory to their nation!

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CIB’S REQUEST FOR ON-LINE PUBLICITY

We have recently received a request from the Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB) asking us to help them in publicising their latest on-line campaigns. It reads as follows :-

“We would be very grateful for any publicity you are able to give us. It is a broadly based platform of interesting, able speakers at a crucial time.

“We now have FaceBook and Eventbrite event pages set up for CIB public rallies.

“Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065238743755705/

“Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brexit-respect-the-result-tickets-44818349891

“Please could I ask everyone to help us spread the word as much as possible by doing some or all of the following: From your FaceBook account, click 'attending' on the event page. 'Invite' Brexiteer FaceBook friends via the FaceBook event. Share the event on any pro-Brexit social media pages you control/administrate, and in pro-Brexit discussion groups. Likewise on mailing lists. Share with any media contacts.”

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

We have recently received another very important Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) which we believe is of equal importance to those which we circulated during the last two months. It reads as follows :-

“The farmers who hold legal title to their land, will decide about the status thereof. They are tired when other role players outside the agricultural sector, want to prescribe as to what should happen to agricultural land or what farmers should do with it. Therefore, no proposal or agreement would be acceptable if the main role players have not been involved in the discussions.

“This was the reaction of Mr Louis Meintjes, president of TAU SA, after the organisations took note at a very late stage of the National Forum for Dialogue’s conference scheduled for 27 and 28 March 2019 in Johannesburg to discuss expropriation without compensation.

“After making enquiries, TAU SA was invited at a late stage to attend. However, TAU SA decided not to attend because the integrity of the conference is in doubt.

“Their point of departure is the general statement that colonialism or apartheid resulted in land being stolen from black people. ‘For a considerable period of time, TAU SA supported a conference where the history of ownership of land, supported by supporting facts, could be discussed. This proposal has fallen on deaf ears, because apparently government prefers not to face historical facts which might indicate that Black people have equally doubtful claims to land’, according to Mr Meintjes. ‘The crated untruth that farmers have stolen their land, should now be dissected to enable us that the true history can be recorded thus enabling us to face the future without any doubts in this regard. Last weeks’ report by Moody’s stated prominently that policy certainty is now required. Agriculture has voiced the same sentiments repeatedly, but the issue affecting food production and ownership of land is growing because of doubts of government’s commitment to private ownership and the free market system. It rather seems as if a gradual shift to communism and socialism is in process.’

“Mr Meintjes stated clearly that nobody has a mandate to talk on behalf of TAU SA members, or farmers who are not involved in organised agriculture. ‘It is ridiculous that a grouping of people could convey a conference involving the property of farmers without them being present. Nobody has the right to discuss the legitimate property of somebody, and the possible expropriation thereof’, Mr Meintjes said.”

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GLITCH IN APRIL EDITION OF THE SCN

We have recently been informed that a “glitch” appeared when the April 2018 Edition of the SCN was circulated to subscribers, which resulted in the entire text appearing twice. We therefore apologise for this error and for any confusion which it may have caused.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.236 - Mr. FRANK PRITCHARD of Springs

Frank Pritchard lived at Springs in the Transvaal during the mid-1970s. He was a most friendly and hospitable person and an avid sports fan. Although not Jewish himself, he was a keen supporter of the South African Maccabi Sports Federation, and regularly wore a South African Maccabi tie. One of his sons was also a keen road cyclist who harboured ambitions to become a professional cyclist. Unfortunately contact with him ceased many years ago, but it would be very interesting to learn what became of him, and whether his son did ever achieve his ambition.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

One of the few mainstream journalists who has been brave enough to cover the draconian imprisonment of Tommy Robinson and the massive resulting demonstrations in his support has been Katie Hopkins. Although originally a staff reporter and columnist for national newspapers including The Sun, Katie Hopkins now operates as a freelance journalist writing her own regular on-line blog, many articles from which being subsequently syndicated to other news outlets. Katie Hopkins of course became a hate-figure for the extreme Left because of her forthright opposition to the migrant swarm invading Europe a few years ago in her column in The Sun, but has also constantly highlighted the quasi-genocide campaign being waged against White South Africans by the ANC terrorist regime, and has also taken a most praiseworthy and courageous forthright pro-Israel stance. Her excellent blog-spot web-site can be viewed at :-

https://hopkinsworld.com

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THORNBERRY IN THE SIDE

Sir,

Emily Thornberry, Labour's shadow Foreign Secretary, could not be more wrong when she makes disparaging remarks about the British Empire. The British Empire did far more good than harm and I regard its fall as ranking alongside the rise of Communism and fall of monarchies as among the greatest disasters of the twentieth century.

As for South Africa - leaving aside the fact that apartheid was objectively socialist - it may be more democratic and at least free of the old Mary Whitehouse-style censorship now, but the old government was more competent and a lot less corrupt. I would add that shrinking the old economy with sanctions was hardy in the country's long-term interest; on the contrary, I once met an exile who said that the way to end apartheid was to double foreign investment in South Africa. Opposition Conservative leader Andries Treurnicht once observed that "a free market economy and social integration would make apartheid impossible."

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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CRY THE LUCKY COUNTRY

Sir,

Excellent SCN as usual [April 2018 Edition – Ed.], so much information. You will be pleased to learn that Australia will be accepting a number of White South African farmers under its refugee programme because of these farmers being persecuted because of their race i.e. just for being White. There is a particularly large South African/Rhodesian community in the State of Western Australia and they have lobbied very well, with the help of Federal Representative Andrew Hastie. The Immigration Minister, Dutton, has supported the effort. This is indeed good news but the Left who supports refugees, particularly if they are Coloured, have gone bananas, screaming "racism" and "fascism". These loony tunes lefties will fail in their hatred for anyone 'White'. These farmers from South Africa will blend in well, work hard and adhere to our nation's Institutions. Ninety per cent of the refugees from third world countries are still on benefits after ten years - this will not happen with the South Africans. They will enjoy a great deal of support and help from their own community and by the Australian community at large, once they arrive in Australia.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

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WHINGING REMOANERS

Sir,

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/project-fears-brexit-predictions-were-wrong-by-£100-billion-new-report-says/ar-AAwbTH3?ocid=spartandhp

How gratifying then that those still in the “remain” camp should have this news given to them for breakfast. However liberals (liberals with small L) encompass all those whose dream is to destroy Great Britain by their trendy ways, so can be from left or alleged conservatives like Blair, Cameron and cronies, and thus shall always hate having lost the referendum. I hated losing the referendum in South Africa but I lived with it, and did not have the permanent whinge trip they have embarked upon. The figures show the total opposite of what was predicted by them to the tune of £100 billion already.

Have a brilliant day, all of you.

Yours etc.,

Andrew Hope-Hall, Worcester, U.K.

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STATEMENT APPARENTLY WRITTEN BY ARTHUR KEMP’S FIRST WIFE

We have recently obtained a most mysterious article sent from an anonymous source which seems to have been initially written by Karen Mills, the ex-wife of the notorious Arthur Kemp. Although its origins cannot be verified, it certainly seems to have an air of authenticity about it. It reads, exactly as written, as follows :-

“I know Arthur will have a fit when he sees me post here, but I do feel I have been silent too long.

“Firstly, Arthur was good friends with Alan Harvey and the reason they fell out was because Arthur decided Harvey was too liberal! Once Arthur turns against you he is very nasty and will stop at nothing, as I know only too well with all the blogs and forged rubbish etc that he and Jeannine put on the net about me, even to the extent that Jeannine sent fabricated information to various SA government departments that lead to me being investigated by the NIA and ultimately resigning from my job in government as it became too difficult to stay! Arthur was quite happy for her to attempt to destroy my life and my source of income although I was the sole provider for his children. This of course, only came to light much later. So yes I can believe the story about Arthur discrediting Harvey, although I challenged him about it and he denied it. He has lied about so much I cannot believe anything he says (and neither should you).

“As to the photograph – it was me who released the photo to Lancaster Unity at the height of the internet wars between he and I. The photo was taken by Dave Otto (suspicious, in many respects, friend in the USA) Arthur would regularly visit Otto, who incidentally has just paid for Arthur to holiday with him in the USA (and apparently also visit with Jeannine – this year he tried reconciliation with ex-wife 2 after unsuccessful reconciliation with ex-wife 1 the previous Christmas!) They are VERY GOOD friends! The photo is 100% genuine and has not been photoshopped in any manner or form – the photo was one of many of Arthur and Dave holidaying together (while we were still married). It may well have been taken as a joke, but it is a good indication of what they are like and what they think is funny.

“As regards Arthur’s sexuality – who knows? Maybe Jeannine has a better idea than me, although she professed in public to still love him etc and want him back which would seem to negate the allegations about unnatural sexual acts – this was not in the divorce petition which he showed to me to prove he was divorced. Although we were married for nearly 20 years, when he proposed a reconciliation with me after his divorce from Jeannine in 2009 (Yes me, the awful crazy woman who he had so slandered was so bad and he suddenly wanted her back!) one of the questions I asked him was whether he was gay. He laughed at me but never answered. I will not discuss what or why I asked this question – I will leave that to your imagination.

“Just for the record, he has left me for Jeannine four times and her for me three – the odds are currently in her favour and frankly he is not really much of a prize and she can keep him this time.

“Karen Mills (previously Kemp)”

RESPONSE BY THE EDITOR

There are several comments which must be made about this apparently authentic account concerning Kemp. Firstly his evident allegation that I am “too liberal” is laughable – as anyone who is familiar with my editorship of S.A.Patriot from when I took over in 1981 until my editorship of the SCN to this very day will confirm (I hope that this doesn’t mean that according to Kemp I must now start reading The Guardian!). It is however interesting to note in this regard that Kemp was eager to write for S.A.Patriot (albeit under pseudonyms) throughout the 1980s, so he evidently didn’t consider me “too liberal” then! The reference which Karen Mills makes to Kemp attempting to “discredit” me undoubtedly refers to the sickening pornographic smear which he circulated pathetically trying to vilify me in 2011 (which of course nobody who knew me and had two brain-cells to rub together took seriously). This was confirmed by the Police to have been circulated by way of one of Kemp’s e-mail addresses and that he also hacked into my computer in order to access my address book (strictly speaking a criminal offence). It was originally thought that he must have been responsible for fabricating the vile perverted images as well, though it was subsequently discovered that these fake pictures had been constructed by a close colleague of Kemp, a certain Anthony “Tony” Hancock, a photoshop expert and a notorious Holocaust denier. Hancock’s sick and perverted mind was confirmed a few years later when he was arrested (but mysteriously never charged) for indecent exposure in front of a group of young women near the Brighton seafront, which resulted in his wife kicking him out of the house and his subsequent death by what has been termed “slow motion suicide by self-neglect”. Such is the company which Kemp kept when he orchestrated his vile fake pornographic smear campaign against me!

I don’t know for certain what the photograph is which Karen Mills refers to, and neither do I have any idea who or what “Lancaster Unity” is. I suspect however that the photograph referred to was the bizarre widely-circulated picture of Kemp wearing a Brokeback Mountain hat and a poofdy shirt whilst sitting next to a metal ornament featuring a German eagle and a swastika.

I was of course a close political colleague of Kemp throughout the 1980s, but in all that time I never detected the slightest hint that Kemp was homosexual. His subsequent role in producing and circulating that disgusting fake pornographic smear against me does however indicate that he must have a very sick and disturbed mind. In addition I also heard the unsubstantiated rumour a few years ago that Kemp was in secret liaison with Brendan Willmer, the overtly homosexual political phony who like Kemp himself was believed to be in the pay of the sellout National Party Government during the 1980s.

To sum up therefore, Arthur Kemp is a tragic figure of almost Shakespearian proportions, who seems to have been incapable of maintaining any matrimonial relationship, is an incorrigible liar, an irrational back-stabber of friends and a man with an apparently diseased and perverted mind. The last we heard anything about him prior to the appearance of this mysterious statement from his first wife was several years ago when he appeared to be living with his brother in rural Montana, and judging from his rarely-updated blog-spot now seems to have dropped out of all political activity entirely. For the sake of any further true and genuine patriots who he may potentially come into contact with, we hope that it stays this way.

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