Monday, 13 December 2010

December 2010 Edition.


December 2010 edition

For the EU - and for the Euro currency in particular - the chickens certainly seem to be coming home to roost! Those of us who have always opposed the entire single-European project can therefore do nothing other than rejoice at the financial chaos which is currently engulfing the Euro-zone.

Many have for long argued that the entire spectre isn't so much a European Project, but rather a German Project. Ever since 1945 the Germans have been trying to achieve European dominance by peaceful means in a way that they failed to achieve through military aggression twice previously during the 20th Century. Others see the sinister machinations of the Vatican at play behind the whole project - with both theories seeming to coalesce with the advent of the current German Pope. If this latter theory is correct, however, then it seems very strange - or maybe ironic - that it is the Catholic countries of southern Europe which seem to be suffering most through the current economic turmoil.

No country - or should we say region - seems to be suffering more as a result of their stupidity in joining the Euro than the Republic of Ireland however. The Republic of Ireland was born of course through Vatican eagerness to split the British nation - the most powerful Protestant state in Europe. It should never be forgotten also that German clandestine operations were behind the 1916 Easter Rebellion during the height of WWI, which led directly to the partition of Britain and the establishment of the Irish Republic statelet. During WWII, furthermore, the Nazi regime backed IRA terrorist operations against Loyal Ulster and vital British naval and military bases there.

In should be no surprise therefore that successive Republic of Ireland governments - particularly Fianna Fail governments - have been overtly keen to join the European Project and to adopt the Euro as their currency. For several years this policy seemed to be paying huge dividends, with the so-called Keltic Tiger receiving EU largesse to such an extent that it obtained economic prosperity greater than that of the UK itself. Once the inevitable collapse of the Euro began then all these subsidies ended, and the so-called Keltic Tiger quickly became a Keltic Mouse. It should never be forgotten that the Euro is in reality simply the DeutschMark writ large, and regardless of the fact that the whole project was mainly an attempt to spread German hegemony across Europe, once the innate instability and unsuitability of a single currency for all the nation-states of Europe became clear then it was the German national interest which had to come first.

But another perhaps more important development has been taking place in the Republic of Ireland during all this period of the so-called Keltic Tiger economy - namely the rapid secularisation of the state, and perhaps even more surprisingly the growth of charismatic Christian churches around the country. All this of course has been accelerated by the revelations of endemic child abuse by Roman Catholic priests. As a result the Republic of Ireland is no longer the priest-ridden state that it appeared to be for much of the 20th Century, and the power and influence of the Irish Nationalist movement over society has been in rapid decline.
Coupled to this has been the fact that in spite of almost 90 years of alleged independence it it still the British connection rather than the continental European connection which dominates in culture, language and sporting ties, and this indeed has been growing rather than declining during the years of EU entanglement.

It is therefore not really surprising that for the first time since partition a visit by a British reigning monarch to Dublin is being planned for 2011. The interaction between this visit and the economic crisis currently engulfing the Republic was recently commented upon in a most remarkable way by Mr. Michael Ring, the Fine Gael TD for Co.Mayo. Speaking in the Dail he stated: "Now look at the mess we're in and look at the mess this country is in. Next year the Queen is talking about coming to Ireland for a state visit. Maybe we should say to the Queen when she comes 'You know, we have our own independence now, we'll hand you back the country and we'll apologise for the mess that we're after making of it'". Probably Mr. Ring was speaking rather tongue-in-cheek - but many a true word is spoken in jest!

The UK government has already promised massive financial assistance to the Republic to help them overcome the economic crisis caused by their foolish policy of adopting the Euro - but perhaps an act of far more daring is called for. Why not invite the Republic's government to drop the Euro entirely and to re-enter the Sterling-zone? The name of Punt rather than Pound could of course be used in the Republic itself, with their own designs appearing on all currency minted themselves, but the British Isles will then once again form a united - and therefore stronger - economic area, to the mutual benefit of all.

The question therefore must be asked whether this proposed economic unity will lead to eventual full re-unification of the United Kingdom. Only time will tell of course, and it can only come about by a free and democratic vote in a referendum by the people of today's Republic. Our guess, however, is that with the increasing secularisation of the state, the growth of British cultural and sporting influences, and the gradual disintegration of the whole EU project, it will only be a matter of time. Such British re-unification would not only be a precursor for a final withdrawal from the EU, but could also herald a new era of renewed links and co-operation between all our tradition friends and trading partners in the Commonwealth and Empire. The days ahead will inspire us!


In order to celebrate UDI Day this year the London Branch of the Springbok Club staged a visit to the RAF Museum in Hendon - a most appropriate setting in view of the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith's WWII service with the RAF!

Unfortunately a combination of bad weather and transport disruption (both caused by industrial disputes and by track repairs) meant that many would-be attenders at this event were not able to make it, but even so those who were able to take part in this visit enjoyed a most memorable time. Furthermore, in view of the fact that many who wanted to attend were prevented from doing so it is expected that the London Branch will be organising a return trip in the not too distant future.



Unfortunately the Springbok Club's planned guest speaker for this year's Day of the Vow commemoration hasn't been able to travel out of South Africa as anticipated. The Springbok Club will however still be staging an event to mark the Day of the Vow this year, hopefully with a new guest of honour being present. Full details will be circulated separately as soon as arrangements have been finalised.



The Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club's 2011 AGM will be held during mid-January 2011.
In February 2011 the Springbok Club/ELC will be welcoming a Brussels-based EuroSceptic activist as guest speaker.

During early Spring 2011 the Springbok Club will be making a trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire in order to pay our respects at the RLI "Troopie" Statue which is now situated there, as well as touring Hatfield House.

In April 2011 the Springbok Club will be staging a full day's events to celebrate Van Riebeeck's Day, including a braai and a special presentation by someone closely associated with the "South Africa Sucks" web-site.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning to hold an informal pub gathering at Canterbury during late January 2011. Full details will be appearing in next month's SCN.



The Springbok Club would like to thank all those who have made donations to the movement through the PayPal facility. Don't forget that PayPal donations can always be made via the organisation's main web-page at



Since the previous edition of the SCN was published the Swinton Circle has staged two very important and significant meetings in the Houses of Parliament complex, both being addressed by sitting Conservative MPs.

The first, held on 23rd November, was addressed by Mr. David Nuttall MP, the newly-elected Conservative MP for Bury North. Mr. Nuttall certainly didn't disappoint, giving a most informative and indeed inspiring address about his own political motivations, his opinions about the initial actions of the Coalition Government and their spending commitments in particular, and about his opposition to any form of voting reform. If Mr. Nuttall is typical of the new-intake of Conservative MPs - and there is no reason to doubt this - then there are certainly great grounds for optimism regarding the future of not only the Conservative Party but also the country as a whole!

The second meeting was held on 7th December and was addressed by Mr. Philip Hollobone MP, the Conservative MP for Kettering, who previously addressed the Swinton Circle in 2007. This proved to be an extremely well-attended meeting, undoubtedly the best attendance since the crisis which engulfed the organisation in 2008, with all seats in the meeting room being taken and late-comers forced to stand! Again Mr. Hollobone didn't disappoint, giving a powerful and inspiring speech in which he was candidly frank about some of the failings of the current Coalition Government, displayed a masterly grasp of statistics regarding crime figures and foreigners currently jailed in the UK, demonstrated how membership of the EU was having a detrimental effect upon the British economy, and listed all the Early Morning Motions which he had so far tabled during the current Parliament. [Worryingly there was an earlier attempt to sabotage this meeting by certain expelled members of the Swinton Circle, which happily was foiled in time. Full details of this are given in the "Rogues Gallery" column.]

The Swinton Circle has also now finalised similar such meetings to be staged in the Houses of Parliament complex to be addressed by other sitting MPs each month from January 2011 until April 2011. Full details about all these events will be included in future editions of the SCN.

We would also like to remind everyone that the Swinton Circle now has a presence on Twitter, on which news about the organisation and policy statements are regularly posted. This can be found on Twitter @SwintonCircle


Louise Joubert of the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary writes as follows :-

"For many months since the international financial crisis we have fought against getting deeper and deeper into debt to keep the SanWild lions going. Every time when we reach a point where we seriously have to consider putting the lions down as we fail to raise sufficient funding to continue their care and feeding; a number of donors come to the rescue and the lions once again receive a reprieve. This situation has unfortunately prevailed and despite the support of two other charities we have not yet managed to get out of the back log of debt incurred on behalf of our lions and we are desperate for your financial help.

"Having to deal with dwindling donor funding, increasing meat prices and the horrible thought of reaching a point of no return in which our lions will have to be euthanized simply because there are not enough people out there to care enough to help us to keep the lions going is heartbreaking and very stressful indeed and I plead with you to please step in immediately and help our lions. They cannot speak for themselves; neither can they ask for your help; that is my task. If you knew these lions like I do you will understand why we need your help to move mountains and ensure their safety. They are truly some of the most magnificent creatures on this planet and I will do what I can to ensure their wellbeing; even if it means standing on my knees begging for their lives.

"All it takes is a small number of dedicated people to make our dream of providing a safe home for 16 lions a reality. It is not that difficult and it is not just large donations that count, it is the co-operation and small donations from a group of dedicated animal lovers that truly do not just pay lip service to animal welfare that will save our lions and keep them healthy and in good condition. We have given them great natural habitat enclosure, the love of their pride members, the dedication of our staff, an area safe from persecution, but we need your financial support to buy their food.

"I hope and pray that you will once again find it in your hearts to send us a little financial support. We are in critical need of your help.

"On-line donations can be done via our interactive website, or direct banking transfers can be done to our trust account.  Banking details can be found on our website.

"Kind regards,

"Louise Joubert"



We would like to remind everyone about the very interesting "Patriotic Poll" web-site, on which opinions can be expressed on various issues of the day. It is always worth a visit, and can be accessed at :-



The Rhodesian Light Infantry Regimental Association in the UK (part of the world-wide RLI Regimental Association) has recently had a series of films on a single DVD created which tell the story of the Rhodesian Bush War, as seen through the eyes of the men who fought in it. This is a new set of films which are not in anyway related to those that have been around for a number of years, and the proceeds are to be used to maintain our Troopie statue, smuggled out of Zimbabwe, as well as the creation and maintenance of an RLI museum.

For more details about how to order this DVD please contact Mark Pilbeam at:


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



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

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.



"BLOOD LILY" by Mason Cranswick

Gripping novel from the Rhodesian War to current-day Zimbabwe :-
"Cranswick’s epic story of two feuding friends plays out like a Jeffrey Archer drama." Bruce Dennill, the Citizen

Buy on Amazon UK:
Great cause, great reviews:



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:



ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
Retail price: R250.00, Web-site price: R200.00 + postage

The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour.

This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

This book and others of interest can be purchased from 30 Degrees South via their web-site:


"WINSTON CHURCHILL BY HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY" recollections of the great man by a woman who worked for him, Elizabeth Nel

Elizabeth Nel served as Winston Churchill’s personal secretary during World War II. The vivid and human details of her experiences, of her impressions and memories of the irascible and loveable war hero, take up the story of Churchill’s life at No. 10 where the BBC’s impressive drama, 'The Gathering Storm', leaves off - when Churchill took over the reins of Government at the outset of the war. Finally, the author, Elizabeth Nel, at 90 years of age and just before she died, looks back across the years.

Available from:

[You may like to see details with photos regarding the launch of this book, which can be viewed at]


"THE SEVEN WATCHMEN" by David Ruppert

A new fascinating novel titled "The Seven Watchmen" by David Ruppert should appeal to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians. It can be ordered from Crest Publishing in South Africa at - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at It's also available on

Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have also written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at:


"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI
Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.



No.145 :  Mr. ROBERT BRETT of Durban.

Robert Brett, who lived in the Bellair district of south Durban, ran a highly successful printing and publishing company called "Cut Papers" in Durban during the 1970s and 1980s. A friendly, affable and scrupulously honest businessman, he was also a prominent local Freemason. A number of former friends would be very keen to learn where he is now.



We have recently been contacted by a newly-established organisation called the Rhodesian Association of Great Britain. Their web-site is well worth a look, and can be accessed at :-





It truly amazes me that Whites in South Africa still cling to the delusional idea that they can change/improve the government there, or that somehow, miraculously, things will get better. I know that for many, the "head in the sand" act is the only way they can cope, and I truly empathize with them. But "holding the government accountable" is like trying to persuade a hungry crocodile not to eat a baby rabbit. Look at what has happened in the rest of Africa. Look at Obama in America. Look at Haiti. How is South Africa different?

Here's the stark reality: South Africa will go the same way as Zimbabwe - it's a matter of time. They will walk into your houses and throw you into the street, if you're lucky. They will take your cars and your houses and daughters and wives, and you will not be able to do anything about it. Ask people from the old Belgian Congo. Ask Rhodesians. Your government doesn't care, it is not held accountable by the civilized West, and there are no consequences to what they do, and they know it. You are being ruled by and overwhelmed by savages.

I strongly urge you to get out of that country at all costs - do whatever it takes. Claim refugee status in civilized countries if you have to. Pull your heads out of the sand and face reality. Money won't stop your wife from being raped. Stop trying to convince yourselves that "alles sal regkom" and know that a suit and spectacles don't change your ex-garden boy into a seasoned, intellectual, civilized politician.

Yours etc.,
Robin J. Elliott, Vancouver, Canada (emigrated from South Africa 1997)




Your article on Stanley (see September's SCN) proves my point exactly. It's not the Africans who wanted to change African but the terrorists in the Northern Hemisphere who destroyed the African and made the White race, especially White males, to be the villians. Now a White male is finding it increasingly difficult to find a job as the jobs are restricted in this country to people of minority groups. Are people in this country blind to what's happening?

Yours etc.,
Colonist-in-Exile, Sussex, U.K.




I found a cool Wikipedia article about Henry Morton Stanley at :-
They should make a movie about him.

Yours etc.,
Peter Ward, New York, U.S.A.




Yes - there is such a name as Richenda. Title for a school story once.

Yours etc.,
Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

[We're still very keen to learn where Richenda Littlejohn, as memtioned in September's SCN, is now however! Ed.]



As mentioned in the item about the Swinton Circle's recent meetings above, the latest such meeting of the organisation was subjected to an attempted sabotage attack - indeed an actual hi-jacking attempt took place.

This attack was apparently initiated by two expelled members of the organisation, Messrs. Allan Robertson and Daniel Wilkinson (see February 2009 SCN). The Swinton Circle had advertised the meeting of 7th December to be addressed by Mr. Phlip Hollobone MP quite widely among its members and supporters, but about a fortnight before the meeting was due to take place officials of the organisation were informed by a loyal supporter that they had also received an invitation from a rival organisation established by Mr. Robertson following his expulsion, stating that they would be holding a meeting addressed by the same speaker on the same day and at the same venue and time! Such a ridiculous act of confrontation on Mr. Robertson's part must surely be considered reckless in the extreme!

Mr. Hollobone was then informed about this most worrying development, and he recommended that the security officials at the Houses of Parliament complex (the Sergeant-at-Arms Office) be contacted. This was therefore done, and the Sergeant-at-Arms Office expressed great alarm at the possibility of a disturbance taking place on Parliamentary property, so therefore put Swinton Circle officials into contact with the Police. The Police proved extremely helpful, and plans were consequently put in place to ensure that neither Messrs. Robertson and Wilkinson nor any of their associates would be allowed into the venue where the Swinton Circle meeting was due to take place.

On the day of the meeting itself Swinton Circle officials arrived early on Police advice, but before actual liaison with the Police could begin a certain Mr. Nicholas "Nick" Man (of whom more later) turned up, and immediately started making offensive and untrue remarks towards the Chairman of the Swinton Circle, before being ushered downstairs to the foyer of the building. Almost as soon as this had taken place Messrs. Robertson and Wilkinson arrived with a small group of associates, who included 1) Mr. Sam Swerling (a known and admitted member of the neo-fascist BNP, and indeed a leading BNP platform speaker - see September 2009 SCN), 2) Mr. Andrew Slade (another known BNP member and indeed a former BNP council candidate, who on an Internet forum earlier this year stated openly that he wished to march with Islamic extremists through the streets of Wootton Bassett to protest against his own country's troops - yes, charming company Messrs. Robertson and Wilkinson now keep!), 3) Mr. Gareth "Gary" Gillingham (a known close associate of Mr. Ian Anderson, a former leader of the extremist National Front - see October 2010 SCN), and 4) Mr. Joseph Gould (another known and admitted member of the BNP from Peterborough). It should be noted, furthermore, that the first three of these extremists had all been barred from attending future Swinton Circle meetings in 2007 (when Mr. Robertson still sat on the organisation's Executive Committee) once their extremist connections came to light, and indeed they were three of the five unwelcome and uninvited attendees who gate-crashed the Swinton Circle meeting of 22nd July 2008 which precipitated the entire crisis within the organisation.

Although all the Robertson/Wilkinson would-be hi-jackers of the meeting (who only amounted to nine in total, including all the names mentioned above) were by now effectively "kettled" in the foyer of the building by the Police, this didn't stop Mr. Swerling (nowadays something of a geriatric fascist carrying a walking-stick) from shouting out threats to "thrash the living daylights" out of the Chairman of the Swinton Circle whilst brandishing his stick - a really foolish thing to do in view of the numerous witnesses among the security staff present and the preponderance of closed-circuit television cameras! After some considerable time whilst Mr. Robertson remonstrating with the Police, he and his small group of associates eventually accepted the inevitable and left the building - though with a couple of them miming spitting actions at Swinton Circle members as they walked away. Yes, as we say, charming people Messrs. Robertson and Wilkinson now associate with.

We wonder, however, what the reaction of the rest of their associates is now towards Messrs. Robertson and Wilkinson, after being so ignominiously instructed to leave the building by the Police? Many of them evidently came a long way and went to a lot of effort to take part in the would-be hi-jacking attempt, so therefore can't be too pleased now the've experienced the full effects of Robertson's reckless stupidity. Indeed we wonder whether there will now be some friction between Messrs. Robertson and Wilkinson? Hopefully this most disturbing incident will mark the end of all the trouble emanating from this sickly clique, though somehow we fear that this may not be the case.

But what of Mr. Nicholas "Nick" Man? Mr. Man had been a long-standing member - albeit an infrequent attendee - of the Swinton Circle, and following the crisis of 2008 seemed to remain loyal. Although he had failed to attend any further Swinton Circle meetings since the crisis was resolved in early 2009, he had even so regularly sent excuses and apologies for being unable to attend in a polite and friendly manner. His performance at the meeting of 7th December (which was actually preceded by a very inflamatory and unexpected e-mail) would tend to suggest that he has been a "sleeper" within the organisation acting on behalf of Mr. Robertson's dissident clique for some time now - indeed perhaps he was the source of Mr. Robertson's information regarding details of the December meeting which enabled him to plan his hi-jacking attempt? We wonder therefore whether any reader knows anything further about Mr. Man, particularly regarding his political connections.


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