Wednesday, 21 March 2012

March 2012 Edition.


March 2012 edition

The severe financial problems which have engulfed Rangers Football Club and have forced it to go into administration have ramifications way beyond the world of Association Football. Rangers F.C. is after more far more than just a Football club. It embodies the Loyalist and Protestant spirit not only in Scotland, but around the English-speaking world.

We are not by nature believers in conspiracy theories, but there seems something highly suspicious about the timing of the exposure of alleged financial malpractices conducted by the Club’s board, and the degree of venom leveled at the Club as a result. Could this by any chance be connected to the proposals for a referendum on Scottish independence by the SNP Scottish administration we wonder? Rangers F.C., or more specifically their masses of well-organised supporters around Scotland – overwhelmingly pro-Unionist to the core – should certainly provide the best vehicle for organised opposition to the SNP’s reprehensible pro-independence agenda. The Scottish F.A. and the Scottish League have more or less admitted that Rangers have not been alone in practicing improper financial schemes – so why therefore haven’t other clubs been investigated? Particularly why haven’t the books of Hearts of Midlothian F.C. – the club which Alex Salmond is closely associated with – been subject to similar minute scrutiny?

In spite of the unprecedented crisis which has overwhelmed Rangers, their myriads of loyal supporters – as could have been expected – have steadfastly remained true. To them loyalty is not to any transient owners, but to the ethos and traditions which the Club represents. At the time of writing there seem to be several potential consortiums interested in rescuing the Club. We hope and pray that the administrators select the consortium which best understands this ethos and tradition, rather than the one offering the most money. The staunch Loyalism and Protestantism of the vast bulk of the Club’s supporters is the “unique selling point” for the Club – and this is something which money simply can’t buy.

The root cause for Rangers’ financial woes has undoubtedly been the acquiring of massively expensive international star players in a quest for European silverware – a problem which is also confronting several top English clubs who don’t enjoy the same higher off-field ideals and meaning. During the late 1970s and 1980s this present writer founded and helped run the Durban Branch of the Rangers F.C. Supporters Association. This Branch ran its own very successful team who competed in the Natal Amateur Soccer League. It was noticeable, however, that the players in this side played their hearts out – to a far higher standard than they did for any other teams which they represented – whenever they put the blue shirt on. This is a factor which future owners of Rangers should remember. The best players the Club can possess are those who understand and support its true ethos and culture, and thus give their all, and not necessarily those with the highest international reputation. To the average Rangers supporter it is not European glory which is the most important thing; it is beating Celtic four times a year!



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable pub gathering in Canterbury last month, to which a number of members from London came down to support. The Branch will also be co-ordinating a planned Springbok Club trip to the Rochester Sweeps Festival in May (as detailed later).



In preparation for this Summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Springbok Club will be staging a conducted walking tour to view some of the venues for the Games in east London from a distance later this month. This event will take place on Saturday 31st March, and will be centred around Stratford. Full details about rendezvous arrangements will be circulated in a few days time.



In April it is anticipated that a prominent personality will be addressing the Springbok Club, and in May the Kent Branch will be organizing a trip to the Rochester Sweeps Festival (either on Saturday 5th May or Monday 7th May). In subsequent months trips are planned to a race meeting and to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London, as well as trips to see some of the “free” road events taking place at the Olympic Games. More precise details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



Details of the next Swinton Circle meeting are as follows :-

Date :  Friday 23rd March 2012

Time :  assemble from 18.00 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue: HENNESSY’S (the upstairs function room) 36 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ET  (nearest tube station: Aldgate [on the Circle Line]. Cross over Aldgate High Street in front of Aldgate Station, turn right and then take the second major turning on the left into Jewry Street. Hennessy’s is then on the left).

Guest Speaker :   Mr. RODNEY ATKINSON

Who will speak on the subject :-

“The Obnoxious Origins of the European Union and the Repatriation of Powers”.

Rodney Atkinson was a lecturer at the University of Mainz in Germany and a merchant banker in the City of London before setting up his own business conferences and commercial property organisations. He has been an occasional adviser to Ministers, the author of over 100 articles and policy papers, three books on political economy and three books on the UK and Europe. Together with the late Norris McWhirter he laid the 1993 Treason charges against Government Ministers for signing the Maastricht Treaty. He stood for the Referendum Party in 1997 when he advised Sir James Goldsmith, and for the UK Independence Party in 1999. He came within 15 votes of becoming leader of UKIP in 2000. In 1999 he launched the British Declaration of Independence - initially called the South Molton Declaration. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Buckingham, and in 1997 he founded the FreeNations web-site.


The Swinton Circle has been asked to participate in and to help organise a planned convention to take place on or near 16th June in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Enoch Powell. It is hoped that this event will consist of a conference/rally during the day, followed by a dinner in the evening, under the theme of "Was Enoch Right?". Further information about this event will be announced in future editions of the SCN.

Donations to the Swinton Circle can now be made via PayPal by accessing the organisation's web-site at:  [Simply ‘click’ on the line “PayPal = The safer, easier way to pay online” at the bottom of the site’s Home Page. If the error message “This content cannot be displayed in a frame” then appears simply ‘click’ on the line “Open this content in a new window”.]


The Swinton Circle also now has a presence on Twitter, on which news about the organisation and policy statements are periodically posted. This can be found on Twitter@SwintonCircle.



The following most poignant poem about the threat of extinction being faced by the Rhino has recently been sent to us by Mr. Alf Hutchison of Obadiah Outreach Ministries. It is well worth reading and pondering upon :-

Pre-historic throw back; majestic, proud, aloof,
This Ceratomorpha; giant beast on cloven hoof,
Extinct now, like the Dodo, because of human sin,
A hunger for filthy lucre; no ‘fear of God’ within.

Men void of fear of recompense…murderers and thieves.
Robbed now of the Rhino and the gapping hole it leaves;
Mankind’s will to rape the land, to farm and till the sod,
His gifts long forgotten, placed in the Ark by God,

Land for God’s creation grows smaller by the day,
Hunters, trappers, poachers simply scythe away,
No conscience to kill a Rhino, for just a single horn,
Leaving its young dead, mere weeks since it was born.

What further low can man sink to, on this ever sinful earth,
We seldom see God’s beauty, but only see it’s worth.
A day of reckoning is coming, mankind please be warned,
Judged on how we loved, and God’s great gifts we spawned.



Kleinfontein is a community of approximately 1000 members of the Afrikaner people. We have established a settlement on property owned, controlled and managed by its members with a view to promote their identity in a safe and economically viable environment. This settlement was established in accordance with certain clauses in the South African constitution which makes provision for a form of territorial self-determination for people who share the same religious, linguistic and cultural values. The development is structured within a non-profit co-operative, is managed by mainly unpaid volunteers, is financed by its own members and consequently receives no financial assistance from the government. In view of the struggle of our people to retain our right to live in a dignified way, and government actions to impoverish our people legally by barring White persons from meaningful access to economic participation, any form of support, especially financial, will be appreciated. More than seventy White squatter camps (mainly Afrikaners) in our vicinity (Pretoria) are waging a battle to survive. The funds will be used for community upliftment programmes such as the upgrading of facilities at our home for the aged who need medical support, and our Christian primary school. Further information can be acquired at our website:



The RAF Red Arrows display team were originally due to participate in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, but alas certain “politically correct” kill-joys are evidently trying to stop this because they deem the Red Arrows to be “too British”! A FaceBook “Causes” campaign has now however been created in order to ensure that the Red Arrows do still participate. To sign-up to give your support to this campaign go to :-

Another more encouraging Olympic development where the “politically correct brigade” are definitely on the back foot, however, relates to mounting opposition to those termed “Plastic Brits”. These are competitors (mainly athletes) who although having no real connection to Britain look like being selected for the GB squad at the Games. They include Mo Farah (Somali born, where he lived his early years), Tiffany Porter (American born and bred, but of Nigerian origin) and Yamile Aldama (Cuban born, but who formerly lived in and represented the Sudan). Even the Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson, has stated to his great credit that all competitors representing GB should know the words of the British National Anthem.

Nobody can surely object to those with clear ancestral roots who just happened to be born overseas, such as Cricketers Jonathan Trott and Matt Prior etc., and Rugby players Dan Parks and Dylan Hartley etc., representing British national sides, but those with no ancestral ties whatsoever are nothing more than sporting mercenaries. Most British patriots would of course prefer not to win medals rather than have them won by these “plastic Brits” – but there is another even more immoral aspect to this situation. By selecting the likes of Farah and Aldama to run in British colours we are depriving their own war-torn and impoverished countries, Somalia and the Sudan, the chance to gain some Olympic glory, which would undoubtedly bring a little joy into their the lives of their destitute fellow-countrymen and women.



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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: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK., or via PayPal on the Springbok Club's web-site at

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: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"A POT OF SOUP" by Susan Gordon

This book is ready to order. Included is an A to W on soup and accompaniments. Alongside the recipe guidelines are photographs, illustrations, health tips, plus snippets on the past and London. It is ideally suited for the life styles of students, new cooks, seasoned cooks, those whose time is of the essence, those who do relish time spent in the kitchen and those tending towards a vegetarian diet. There is space to fill in with personal ideas and variations. Please spread the news that this colourful book on enjoyable winter food is now available.

To order please contact Susan direct at to arrange collection or delivery at £12.00 a copy, or forward a cheque for £14.35 made payable to S.Gordon at: 106 Bittacy Rise, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2HL, UK. Alternatively copies may be obtained via (click "bookstore", type "Susan Gordon" in the top box then click "search" and the book appears – no need to register) price with postage is £13.32, or via (new releases) type "A Pot of Soup by Susan Gordon".


"REDNECK P.I." a romantic suspense novel by Trish Jackson.

"Twila's a redneck and proud of it. Harland's a P.I. with a target on his back and a twin brother. An explosive situation!"

Available at in electronic format, and from in print and electronic format.


"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at, 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 B.S.A. Police 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.



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:


"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from:


"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.




We have recently had copies of SCNs sent to two long-standing people on our circulation list (who are not connected to each other we hasten to add!) returned to us as their e-mail addresses are evidently no longer recognized – and in spite of much effort we haven’t been able to discover their new contact details. They are Ms. Jocelyn Howe (who wrote the Rhodesian-based thrilled novel “Crest of Eagles”), and Mr. James Munro (who formerly ran the web-site). If anyone knows how either of these people can now be contacted please let us know.



In view of the planned convention to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Enoch Powell (see “Swinton Circle News” column) we thought that readers might be keen to learn more details about the great man. A very good and easily navigable web-site dedicated to his memory can be found at :-





A friend passed on a copy of your newsletter [the June 2011 SCN – Ed.] talking about Mr Tim Vaux a few days ago.

It was my misfortune to know Mr Vaux a few years back, and also his father Martin Vaux, and I believe that Vaux junior was badly influenced by his father.

What came to light soon after I met them was that they were both connected to fascist organizations. Martin Vaux had apparently chaired the National Front’s AGM in either 1974 or 1975 (there is dispute over the year), so he must have been quite high up in the party. The National Front at that time was still a democratic political party, but a fascist group managed to usurp power soon afterwards. Mr Vaux supported this fascist group, and when they were expelled a few years later and formed the BNP he joined them. Some years later he left London and moved to north Devon where he took over “The Black Cock” pub in the village of Molland near South Molton. Here he surprisingly joined the local LibDems, who apparently never checked his past. His son Tim meanwhile remained in the BNP. His period running “The Black Cock” was very controversial. He erected a huge signpost pointing to the pub on the main road without any planning permission, and then had to take it down. In the pub both he and Tim would engage in fascist banter with their patrons, with each trying to out-do each other in extremism, and Tim making no bones about his BNP membership. He also placed controversial press-cuttings on what he called the “rant pole” in the pub. Several of the pub’s regulars became annoyed by all their fascist comments and displays, and trade declined. A Torquay local newspaper was alerted to what was happening and sent an undercover reporter who wrote an expos√©. As a result Vaux senior was forced to resign from the LibDems and leave the pub.

That was all years ago. The last I heard was that Martin was helping his son with his scrap metal business in Westward Ho!

Yours etc.,

“Cromwell”, Devon, U.K.




Yesterday the Toronto Sun News had a section where one could send a response to Wikipedia shutting down for one day. I sent in a clear response that one could only pray that they are shut down forever!

Yours etc.,

John Beattie, British People’s League, Ontario, Canada.




Mervyn Davies, who sadly died last week, was one of the greatest Rugby players ever to don a Welsh and British Lions jersey.

He played both for London Welsh and for Swansea, and was capped 38 times at No.8 by Wales and 8 times by the British Lions. Unmistakable on the field by his thick white headband and heavy moustache, his ability to evade opposing scrum-halves and flankers at the base of the scrum gave him the endearing nickname of “Merve the Swerve”.

For South Africans, however, Mervyn Davies is best remembered as a key member of Willie-John McBride’s all-conquering 1974 British Lions – “The Invincibles”. It should never be forgotten that all those selected for this tour were subjected to the most intense and threatening intimidation campaign to withdraw by the leftist media and violent anti-South African militants. Not one of those selected gave in to these threats however. They proved not only courageous but indeed heroic. Mervyn Davies was one of those heroes.

In March 1976 however, having earlier that year captained Wales to a Grand Slam triumph, he collapsed on the pitch during Swansea’s match against Pontypool in the Welsh Cup semi-final. He was diagnosed to have suffered a massive brain haemorrhage, but through determination resilience, which had typified his Rugby career, he managed to pull through and survive. He defied death for a further 36 years, an achievement which should be as much an inspiration to us as all his accomplishments on the Rugby field.

Our sincere condolences are extended to his wife Jeni and to his son and daughter.


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