Tuesday, 13 March 2001

Special Intermediary Edition - March 2001.


Special intermediary edition
As we have learnt of several important forthcoming events and developments since producing the March edition of the SCN, we thought that we would therefore issue this special intermediary edition.



We have just learnt the full itinerary of Nick Maine's (our outgoing SC Australian co-ordinator) forthcoming tour of Scandinavia, and it turns out that he will be arriving in Stockholm on the evening of Thursday 19th April, and leaving again on the evening of Saturday 21st April.

We are therefore arranging our get-together with Nick on the evening of Friday 20th April. The actual venue is still to be finalised, but it will undoubtedly be somewhere in the centre of Stockholm, fairly convenient to where Nick's ship will be docked. Full details of the venue will of course be given in the April edition of the SCN.

This get-together will of course be of an informal nature, but it will give an opportunity for all our Scandinavian supporters, as well as those from the UK and elsewhere in Europe who can make the trip, to meet Nick, and therefore to discuss the relative growths of the Springbok Club in various parts of the world.



Supporters of various branches of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) in the UK, as well as many other concerned people, are planning two protest demonstrations in London next week.

The first will take place on Monday 19th March outside the Commonwealth Offices in Pall Mall (Marlborough House), from 11.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs.

The second will take place on Tuesday 20th March outside Zimbabwe House in the Strand, again between 11.00 hrs and 13.00 hrs.

The purpose of these demonstrations is to protest against the draconian and escalating human rights violations by the Mugabe regime in "zimbabwe" (specifically the attacks upon the judiciary, the independent press and freedom of association and movement), and to demand that unless such abuses are halted that Mugabe's zimbabwe should be suspended from the Commonwealth. All those who are opposed to Mugube's tyrannical rule are invited to join these demonstrations.

Check the MDC Website: http://www.mdczimbabwe.com - meetings.

Contact: Albert Weidemann: albert@weidemann.fsnet.co.uk  -  mobile 07773 385 981



We have also recently been asked to advertise a forthcoming meeting and conference to be held by the Futurus organisation.

This event will be held at the Institute of Economic Affairs, 2 Lord North St, London SW1P 3LB, on Wednesday 14th March.

6.15pm............. Drinks and reception

7.00pm.............. Conference until 9pm

Speakers will include:

Tony Scholefield,  Chairman of Futurus

Craig Mackinlay,  Chairman UKIP Policy Committee

David Coleman, Reader in Demography at Oxford University


Free Admission

Their advert quoted Jean Pierre Chevenement, former French Minister of the Interior, 30/07/00, who said "Public opinion must be told clearly that Europe, a land of immigration, will become a mestizo area"

In order to give FUTURUS an idea of numbers for seating and catering please telephone/fax 020 8782 1135 and leave a message.

FUTURUS, suite 414, 1 Olympic Way, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0NP.
Switchboard 20 8795 555 ext 414



You are also of course reminded of two other interesting and important forthcoming meetings:-

1) The next London Swinton Circle meeting will take place on Thursday 15th March 2001, when the guest speaker will be Christopher Gill MP, the Conservative MP for Ludlow. This meeting will take place in Conference Room E, No.7 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1 (practically opposite the Victoria Tower of the Houses of Parliament), and will commence at 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Christopher Gill was one of the 8 famous Conservative "rebels" against the Maastricht Treaty, and has recently announced that he will not be standing for re-election at the next General Election, but will shortly be taking up the position as Chairman of the Freedom Association.

There is an open invitation to attend this meeting, but all non-Swinton Circle members will be asked a nominal entrance fee of £1.00. (It is also now anticipated that a number of prominent representatives of the MDC will be present at this meeting).

2) and of course our own next Springbok Club meeting, the details of which are:-

Date  :   Thursday 27th March 2001

Time  :   19.30 hrs for 20.00 hrs.

Venue :   The MORPETH ARMS (in the upstairs function room), 58 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1. (close to the Tate Gallery and Vauxhall Bridge, nearest underground station: Pimlico).

Two Springbok Club members will be giving "report backs" at this meeting. Our Chairman, Peter Fisher, will be reporting on what he found during his recent visit to the former British colony of Gambia, and James Lewis will give a report on what he discovered during his trip to South Africa at the end of last year. It will be interesting to be able to compare the current situation in South Africa with that of a longer-standing Black-ruled state.