Sunday, 21 May 2006

May 2006 Edition.


May 2006 edition

Although we have been criticised in the past for dwelling on matters of internal British political interest, we feel even so that the recent local government elections in England were of great significance, and therefore have a bearing not only upon Britain's future, but also upon the Western World as a whole.

With Tony Blair's "new" Labour now in self-destruct mode, and the Liberal Democrats reeling from scandals and internal division, it was reasonable to expect that the Conservative Party would therefore make massive gains. Although the results for the CP in David Cameron's first major electoral test as leader were good, in the circumstances they were alas nowhere good enough.

The main beneficiaries tended to be the smaller parties, UKIP and the Greens - but also most worryingly the vile extremist Respect Party and the so-called British National Party (BNP). In spite of the fact that this BNP has sinisterly gained a reputation for being "right-wing" and "ultra-conservative" in the media, in reality nothing could be further from the truth. As Lord Tebbit (the respected Conservative statesman and political analyst) accurately observed, the BNP is in actual fact a racist LEFT-wing party. He was perfectly correct.

Lord Tebbit emphasised this point by quoting from the BNP's own manifesto, in which they advocated a [socialist] centralised controlled economy, and even a return to the failed policy of nationalisation! To these examples could be added the far more damning evidence that the BNP did not support the War against Terrorism in Iraq (thus indicating that their racialism is anti-White rather than pro-White!), do not support the introduction of I.D. cards (which in view of the alleged high number of convicted criminals in their ranks is probably not surprising!) - and the recent revelation that one of their leading officials directed a pornographic homosexual movie! Hardly what can be described as a "right-wing" or an "ultra-conservative" party therefore!

So why therefore did so many voters from council estates vote for them? The answer is probably a mixture between naivety and political ignorance, and a "cry for help". Britain's "multi-cultural" experiment has proved to be an unmitigated disaster, and non-British immigration is once again rising after being virtually halted during the Thatcher years - and the people who are suffering most from these twin spectres are those living on the front-line: the salt-of-the-earth working-class gut-patriots from the council estates.

Alas both of the authentic parties of the Right in Britain (the CP and UKIP) seem to be cowered by "political correctness" at the moment, and as a result are frightened to speak out against the insidious threats posed to the British nation both by continuing "multi-culturalism" and by escalating unassimilable immigration (Eastern European as well as non-White). If either party was to grasp the nettle and have the courage to defy "political correctness" on these issues then not only would they undoubtedly reap rich electoral dividends and save the British nation from increasing danger, but the crypto-fascist Lefties of the so-called BNP would be consigned to the gutter where they belong.



The SC/ELC staged a visit to the Bishop's Stortford Museum last month, which is housed in the very building where Cecil John Rhodes was born on 5th July 1853. The Springbok Club had previously visited this museum in January 2000, but unfortunately this year's trip proved to be a bitter disappointment - for in the intervening years "political correctness" seems to have infected the museum. Gone where the bed where Rhodes was actually born, his early cradle, and the Northern and Southern Rhodesian coat-of-arms on the side of the building, and indeed only three of the rooms in the museum remained dedicated to Rhodes himself - one of these containing some most offensive comments and artefacts! Of far more encouragement, however, was the fact that several of the museum staff seemed equally angered by these unnecessary changes, and indeed encouraged everyone to post objections in their "Suggestion Box". We therefore encourage all supporters who are able to visit this museum in future to do likewise. In spite of this disappointment, and the fact that the numbers in attendance were somewhat lower than anticipated, it even so proved to be a most happy trip, with some most convivial and fruitful discussions taking place in a near-by hostelry afterwards.



The ELC will be staging their annual Empire Day celebrations with a special buffet evening a little late this year, details of which are as follows :-

Date : Wednesday 31st May 2006

Times : Assemble from 18.30 hrs onwards, main activities to start at approx. 19.15 hrs.

Venue : THE CLARENCE (the upstairs function room), 4 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1 (just off Piccadilly opposite the Ritz Hotel - nearest tube station: Green Park).

Guests of Honour : Dr. FRANK McGRATH PhD and Dr. AMY McGRATH PhD

Birkenhead-born Dr. Frank McGrath and his Melbourne-born wife Amy both studied history at the University of Sydney where they both gained PhDs, Frank with a thesis on the Australian Constitution and Amy with a thesis on the history of medical organisations. Frank went on to become a practising lawyer and was appointed Chief Judge of the Compensation Court of New South Wales. Both are active members of the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy movement, with Amy being a member of the management committee and Frank a committee member of the Constitution Educational Foundation of Australia. In their talk they will tell of the work of the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy movement and of the current state of pro-monarchy and pro-British sentiment in Australia, with particular regard to the 1999 Referendum victory.

A sumptuous array of buffet snacks will be provided at this event, and the cost will be £6.00 per head for Full Members of the Empire Loyalist Club/Springbok Club, £8.00 per head for Associate Members, and £10.00 per head for non-members. To make a booking, or for any further information, e-mail



On Tuesday 13th June the Empire Loyalist Club/Springbok Club will be staging a meeting to be addressed by the well-known award-winning travel writer Mr. James Lewis, who is also a leading official of "The Global Association of Welsh, Irish, Scots and English" (WISE). This meeting will be held at The Clarence, 53 Whitehall, London W1, commencing at 19.15 hrs.

In July the Springbok Club will be staging a buffet to celebrate Rhodes and Founders Day, at which a prominent Rhodesian armed forces chief will be Guest of Honour.

In August the ELC will be staging a meeting at which a visiting Australian patriot and long-standing supporter of the movement will be guest speaker.

In September the ELC anticipates holding a meeting at which the wife of a leading commander of British forces during the Falklands War will be guest speaker.



The Northern Ireland Branch of the SC/ELC continues to expand and inspire us all - and indeed puts other branches to shame! Following the establishment of their excellent web-site ( the branch has now launched its own bi-monthly magazine entitled "Empire", copies of which are available priced £1.00 each or £12.00 for a subscription. Payments should be made to "Nigel Owens" and sent to: The SC/ELC Northern Ireland Branch, P.O. Box 35, Ballymoney, Co.Antrim, BT53 7YE, UK. The branch is also now marketing a wide range of books, videos, CDs, flags and other merchandise through its "Brunswick Resource Shop", full details of which can be found on their web-site. The Northern Ireland Branch will be staging a British Empire Celebration on Saturday 24th June at the Ely Centre in Enniskillen, commencing at 11.30 hrs, at which the guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Culbertson. For more information contact the branch direct at:

The London Branch of the SC/ELC has now finalised a regular venue where informal monthly social get-togethers will take place. For more details regarding these gatherings e-mail:

The Chilterns Branch of the SC/ELC is planning a social gathering in the Leighton Buzzard/Tring area on Saturday 24th June. Fuller details will be given in next month's SCN.

The Hampshire Branch of the SC/ELC will be re-launched with a social get-together during July in the Petersfield area. Any supporter in the Hampshire area who would like to become actively involved should e-mail:



If the Northern Ireland Branch of the SC/ELC continues to grow and inspire, unfortunately the exact opposite must be said of the organisation's structure in Canada. Mr. John Beattie was appointed as the SC/ELC's Canadian Co-ordinator a few years ago, and initially seemed very keen and enthusiastic. Unfortunately, however, Mr. Beattie failed to organise any activities, and only circulated an irregular "Springbok Canada" cyber-newsletter which contained little in the way of news or reports but merely waffle. Mr. Beattie has now however announced that he wishes to abandon his responsibilities, citing alleged "lack of response" as his reason. We would humbly suggest, however, that any "lack of response" was probably due to Mr. Beattie's own inaction rather than the fault of our many other supporters in Canada. Mr. Beattie evidently runs his own so-called "British People's League", and it would appear that he only took on the position as the SC/ELC's Canadian Co-ordinator for what he thought this organisation could get out of it, rather than what he could contribute to it - a similar state of affairs which sadly seemed to be the case with one of the movement's former U.S. Co-ordinators.

The SC/ELC is now therefore looking for a new Co-ordinator in Canada - as well as in Australia, the U.S. and mainland Europe (happily we can report that a Co-ordinator for New Zealand has recently been appointed). If any supporters in any of these parts of the globe are interested in taking on such positions, and are COMMITTED to the cause, then please contact the SC/ELC's Overseas Liaison Officer, Robert Shipley, at:



The London Swinton Circle had a sad set-back last month when they were informed that their planned guest speaker, Mr. Eric Forth MP, had been taken seriously ill and wouldn't be able to attend. As most supporters will probably know by now, Mr. Forth tragically died a few days later, and a brief obituary to this great parliamentarian appears later in this edition of the SCN. In his place Prof. Alan Sked, a senior lecturer in history at the London School of Economics, agreed to speak to the LSC, and gave an interesting - if slightly controversial - talk on the current nature of conservatism in the UK.

The LSC's supporting publication, "Tough Talking From The Right", staged a highly successful and enjoyable buffet last month, at which the guest speaker was Mr. Roger Helmer, a Conservative MEP for the East Midlands. Mr. Helmer gave a masterful account of the sinister machinations of the European Union, but also gave optimistic reports of the growing impact of Euroscepticism in many of the member states.

On Tuesday 18th July the LSC will be welcoming Mr. Douglas Carswell MP as guest speaker. Mr. Carswell was elected as the Conservative member of Parliament for Harwich at the 2005 General Election, and is a leading member of the "Better Off Out" campaign. Fuller details will be included in next month's SCN.



We have recently received a number of disturbing reports regarding the sinister detainment of the marine mammal protection vessel 'Farley Mowat' in Cape Town Harbour by the "new" South African authorities. Attached below is a copy of a relevant media statement released by the 'Earthlife Africa' organisation :-

"The detainment of the 'Farley Mowat', the direct action arm of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose aim is to protect whales, seals and marine life, on what appear to be spurious reasons, is cause for grave concern. The media have reported this to be on behest of the Canadian and Japanese governments, and if this is true, this is an affront to most South Africans. Surely we should not be dancing to the tune of whaling nations when South Africa is a signatory to the anti-whaling moratorium. South Africa, as a signatory of the anti-whaling moratorium should be policing whaling vessels, rather than those protecting the whales.

"In principle, 'Earthlife Africa' supports those groups like Sea Shepherds which endeavour to prevent the killing of whales by the Japanese, who in spite of the moratorium prohibiting the killing of whales continue to do so claiming that they take these actions (the killing of 900 whales annually) for scientific reasons. The actions of the South African Government in detaining this ship appear to fly in the face of our own tourist industry, which earns millions of Rands annually from the wonderful sight of these giant and graceful creatures which frequent our shores."



Recently released figures from the 2001 Australian Census have given the lie to the oft-quoted claim that Australia has somehow become a multi-racial country. Over 90% of the Australian population are shown to be fully or mainly of British descent, with the total White population being approximately 93% to 94%. Of the non-White populations in Australia only the Chinese at 3.2% are in any way significant. All other non-White groups account for less than 1% of the population - including the exaggerated Lebanese presence and even more surprisingly the Australian Aboriginals.



The following message was sent by Albert Weidemann to the Rt.Hon. Ian Douglas Smith on the occasion of his 87th birthday on 8th April 2006:-

"A man of great courage, humility, integrity and honour, a respected leader who from his time of becoming Prime Minister of Rhodesia in April 1964, taking it through the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965, with his term as Prime Minister ending in April 1979.

"For those fortunate enough to be sharing your birthday with you on Saturday 8th April in Cape Town, we would like to take this opportunity in wishing you a very special and a happy birthday, sir. There are many around the world who have always longed for your visits, though understand and are respectful of the situation.

"We pay tribute to you for all you have done for Rhodesia when it's friends, partners and allies abandoned Rhodesia in it's time of need, though many remained steadfast and loyal to the very end. The bravery of many Rhodesians, Black and White, both past and present, shall forever be respected for their commitment to a country they so dearly loved.

"History may write many things about Ian Douglas Smith, Rhodesia and Rhodesians. They cannot deny that from 18th April 1980 to the present date that Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans have become increasingly worse off under a despotic leader who clings to power at all costs. "



Withheld pension arrears do not die with the pensioner. They remain a debt which can be claimed by his or her estate.

Raymond Billington is an 83 year old Zimbabwe/Rhodesian pensioner who now lives in Australia. He urges you to sign his petition which is created for the benefit of the families of all Zimbabwe/Rhodesian pensioners worldwide.

Last year the G8 countries cancelled $3.5 billion of African debt: now they are discussing more billions to be given for reconstruction. A fraction of this money could settle all Zimbabwe/Rhodesian pension entitlements.

Rights are never won unless people are willing to fight for them. Please sign the petition and add your comments if you wish, then pass it on.



The following report by Harold Briley, the former BBC Latin America Correspondent, has recently been received :-

The news that the BBC World Service is axing its dedicated and historic 'Calling the Falklands' programme has caused dismay and anger among Falklands supporters in the UK who believe it is an ill-timed error of judgment by the BBC and Foreign Office, who finance the programme. These supporters are campaigning for continuation of the programme with backing from MPs, who have demonstrated strong support for the Islanders in their determined resistance to intensified Argentine economic and diplomatic aggression in that country’s unrelenting campaign to secure sovereignty over the 2,400 islanders.

Argentina continues to hamper tourism to the Islands by restricting air services, objects to Falklands offshore oil prospecting and recently seized a Falklands fishing boat, falsely accusing it of fishing in Argentine waters.

The Conservative Party Secretary of the All-Party Falklands Group in Parliament, Andrew Rosindell, is requesting that the BBC Director General explain the decision to the MPs. Rosindell, who has visited the Falkland Islands, says: "For the tiny amount of money saved, the decision will be interpreted in Buenos Aires as a sign that the British Government does not believe it is important to maintain links with the Falklands."

The Governor evicted by the Argentines in the invasion, Sir Rex Hunt, also supports retention of the programme. Throughout the conflict he broadcast many times on 'Calling the Falklands' to the captive Islanders. He pays handsome tribute to the BBC in his book 'My Falkland Days'. He speaks with unrivalled authority and first-hand experience. He was listening to World Service reports of the unfolding drama on the day of the invasion, sheltering under a table in Government House, pistol in hand, to help defend it.

Islanders complain they learned of the decision to ditch the programme only after secret talks involving the Falklands Government, without public consultation. A strong critic is the programme's long-term presenter, Falkland Islander Graham Bound, who asserts that the programme could be saved and updated at comparatively little cost. He advocates a review of the programme, which was never done, combined with real consultation with the Islanders. "This", he says, "could devise a new-look programme, with more suitable scheduling, perhaps abandoning its current form altogether, to amalgamate with the Falkland Islands Broadcasting Service news as a series of London-produced packages. It would still have the Falklands media's means of approaching issues in the wider world through the BBC’s unrivalled network." His words carry more weight than most as he is an expert on the Falklands media, as a journalist who witnessed the 1982 invasion, listened like most Islanders to the programme day in and day out, founded the Falklands only newspaper, "The Penguin News", and wrote an acclaimed book on the courageous part Islanders played in their own liberation. He has been a Falklands Government press officer and is now a respected senior Ministry of Defence information officer, having served in Iraq where he again witnessed the value of BBC World Service news.

Abolishing the two 15-minute programmes a week will save comparatively little money in the BBC’s huge budget. The alternative package of training and programmes offered by the BBC for re-broadcast for the Islands media is welcome as far as it goes, but seems to offer little more than was available previously.



Ian Loram, an undertaker from Tor Bay, has written to suggest that we advise everyone to make mention in their Wills that they would like a specific flag (Union Flag, real South African flag, Rhodesian flag etc.) to be placed on their coffin.



Biltongmakers.Com! runs a monthly competition which is free for anyone to enter. There are some great prizes to be won each month. Some of the prizes during the last couple of months have included a Skottel Braai, Biltongmakers, Barbecue Utensil sets and Potjies!

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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club retail full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (plus £1.00 for p&p).

Copies of the annual Ulster publication "The Twelfth" published by Glenwood Publications are still available price £1.00 for the latest two issues (plus 25p for p&p).

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

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"THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN LAND SCANDAL" by Dr. Philip du Toit is a vital piece of work. South Africa can do without many things, but it cannot survive without its farmers. Thirty-five thousand commercial farmers feed 45 million people. Read what has happened to many productive farms which have already been handed over under the government's restitution and redistribution programmes.

It is available priced R150.00 in South Africa from: Jack Loggenberg, TLU/TAU, P.O.Box 91251, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127, Transvaal, South Africa (payments to "TLU/TAU"), or priced £9.95 (+ 15% p.& p.) in the UK from: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to "The Springbok Club").


"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert, produced whilst in captivity. Soft-back £5.00 (cover price £10.00)

An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

Prices include p+p. Payment can be made by credit or debit card. To order on line, log on to and enter as payment destination.


"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:



A lecture given to the Campaign for UK Conservatism Conference on "Conservatism, Europe, and the future of the Conservative Party" at Oxford Brookes University on 26 November 2005.

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Australian National Flag £ 10.00
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No.90 : Miss MERLE SWANEPOEL of Durban.

Merle Swanepoel was a breath-taking beauty and a leading figure in Durban society during the early 1980s. A number of old friends would like to know what has happened to her.



The Boerevolk movement has recently established its own web-site. It can be accessed at :-





We have just learnt that the poverty datum-line for a family of 6 is 21 million dollars a month, so when you take into account that some school teachers nurses and civil servants earn about 5 million a month we are the poorest millionaires in the world. I have to keep on saving this e-mail as I am afraid we are going to loose power as they switch off the electricity at the most inconvenient times, i.e. meal times and any other time it suits them. My son says this is only a taste, and we will loose power for days not hours. The son of a fellow I work with went up to Troutbeck and tells us they only had electricity for 2 hours a day. Wonderful for a holiday resort isn't it! We have so few visitors into the country now and they are making it more and more expensive for motoring tourists to visit. I am not going to bore you with details, but foreign visitors have to pay between 72 and 300 US dollars a month for motor visas, and they are also setting up toll points on roads that require expert pot-hole drivers to negotiate.

Yours etc.,

Anon (requested for security reasons), Zimbabwe.




Out of Mugabe's destruction of poor Zimbabwe have come good things for Zambia, which made a huge celebration of David Livingstone first sighting of the Falls, 150 years ago last November. The tourists flocked to Zambia, Sir Ranulph Fiennes the explorer retraced DL's footsteps and I got a super interview from him when he got back, for the last issue of Spotlight.

Yours etc.,

Maggie Currey, London, UK.




Glad you care about animals too - I have long believed that we might need to either send in troops to preserve the game reserves or evacuate enough members of endangered species to the West to preserve them.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, UK.




Bravo Alan! You did a wonderful job of informing your Springbok Club members about what is happening with the South African seals and other wildlife and environmental issues in Africa and worldwide. Thank you also for telling about the Canadian Seal Slaughter. March 15th is the International Day of Action for the Seals! You have a wonderful sensitivity, kindness, and ability to express it in your articles. I am going to put your article on my website and send it to my distribution list. Thank you very much!

Yours etc.,

Gayle Hoenig, Colorado, USA.



In the February 2006 edition of the SCN we told of the trouble which we had experienced from a character named Guenther Zorn from Vienna in Austria. Alas this pathetic individual continues to plague us with a series of defamatory and offensive e-mails. Previously we had not been certain whether he was really a supporter of the Afrikaner people (as he claimed) with some form of communication problem, or whether he was a deliberate ANC-supporting agent provocateur. In his latest antagonistic e-mail he however really let the cat out of the bag, when he stated "ZA, ZW and other former British countries will remain black. Because of your unability to change something. Mbeki etc etc are the hard facts" [sic]. This surely says it all! Herr Zorn is certainly a person who all true South African patriots should therefore avoid!




It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the sudden death of Eric Forth MP at the tragically early age of 61. Although Eric Forth had never addressed the SC/ELC, he had spoken to our fraternal organisation the London Swinton Circle in the past, where he created an extremely positive impression. Whilst a member of Margaret Thatcher's government during the 1980s he had pressed strongly for normal relations with then NP-governed South Africa, and also criticised William Hague for supporting an "electoral compact" drawn up by the "Commission for Racial Equality", stating: "All this sucking up to minorities is ridiculous; there are millions of people in this country who are White, and they need to be represented." The current British Conservative Party certainly needs more MPs of the calibre of Eric Forth.


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