Monday, 17 August 2015

August 2015 Edition.


August 2015 edition

Although the American Presidential Election of 2016 is still 15 months away, the battle to become the 45th President of the United States is already hotting up. Furthermore this contest could well prove to be America’s most vital election ever.

When Barack Hussein Obama was elected president seven years ago it was widely believed that this heralded the end of the United States as a Western nation, and that the country would never again elect a White president. There were many doom-mongers who stated that the racial demographics of the United States had already altered so radically that a non-White majority in the country would become inevitable in a few short years, and that Obama would therefore become only the first of many American leaders who would swiftly turn the country into a third-world state. Happily these extreme forecasts have not proved correct, as the numbers of non-Whites in the United States are clearly not as high as many fatalists maintain, and the reason for Obama’s election in 2008 was more because of the liberal leanings of the “politically correct” children of the 1990s rather than because of the ascendancy of non-White voters.

To be sure Obama’s administration has been a disaster for the United States and the West as a whole – most notably because of the withdrawal of US forces in the War against Terror, which of course has allowed the evil spectre of ISIS/ISIL and other Islamic terrorist movements to flourish – but it has not been fatal. The United States has survived, albeit greatly diminished in strength after two terms of Obama’s maladministration. More encouragingly, however, is the fact that practically all the main candidates of both major parties for the 2016 Election are White.

Surprisingly the Donkey Party doesn’t appear to have produced any non-White candidate to succeed Obama, but it is to the GOP where we must of course look for the true salvation of the United States and Western civilization as a whole. With such a large array of potential candidates already having thrown their hats into the ring for the GOP nomination we are afraid that we cannot make any truly informed choice between them, though from a distance there do appear to be several highly able and praiseworthy contestants among them. We will therefore leave it to those “on the spot” to decide which of these candidates is the best qualified. We will however remind everyone that there are two vital qualities which must be taken into account: 1) the candidate chosen must clearly be capable of defeating the Donkey Party candidate in November 2016, whoever he or she turns out to be, and 2) once elected they must have the will and ability to confront and resolve the most dangerous problem currently facing the United States, namely continuing non-White immigration and the consequent increase in the non-White percentage of the population. This of course not only means halting non-White immigration, but also initiating an effective programme of repatriation.

We therefore wish the true American people well, and trust that they will make the right choice in the GOP primaries, so that within a few short years they may be able to re-claim their county, and never again have to suffer under the likes of another Obama.



The proposed braai planned by the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club unfortunately had to be postponed until later during the year. Instead the Kent Branch of the organization staged a trip to the famous Whitstable Oyster Festival last month, which proved to be a highly enjoyable event.


On Tuesday 25th August the Springbok Club will be staging an informal get-together in central London at which the organization will be welcoming visiting guests from a well-known Rhodesian/South African family. All members and supporters of the Springbok Club in the London area will be informed of the precise details of this event in due course, but if anyone else would like to attend please e-mail for more information at:


In September the Springbok Club has again been invited to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk, whereat the Organiser of the organization has once more been invited to deliver one of the keynote speeches. In October the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club hopes to be able to stage its postponed braai, and in November the organization will be holding its annual UDI Day celebration, when the guest of honour will be a prominent ex-Rhodesian..



As many readers will alas be aware, last month’s planned Swinton Circle meeting unfortunately proved to be a complete disaster. About 18 months ago a young Canadian joined the organization, and being highly impressed with his abilities, friendliness and apparent authentic support for the patriotic ideals of the organization he was “fast-tracked” onto the Committee. A short while ago he recommended that the Swinton Circle should make contact with an organization calling itself “Liberty GB” which he assured the rest of the Committee shared similar patriotic aims and objectives. Not doubting his assurances in this regard the Swinton Circle therefore made contact with this organization, though alas without checking its bona fides, and indeed invited their leader, a certain Paul Weston, to address its July meeting. Alarm bells started to ring when a complete stranger turned up for this meeting and announced that he was a member of a “splitist” political party called “The English Democrats”, which being the English equivalent of the SNP was therefore the complete antithesis to what the Swinton Circle stands for. Worries quickly escalated however, when a steady trickle of strangers – none of whom had been officially invited – starting arriving for this meeting, and when approached one unknown woman stated that she had been “invited” by a known and notorious neo-fascist extremist! In retrospect the meeting probably should have been called off at this stage, but the arrival of the guest speaker only confused and intensified the worrying situation even further. It was by then obvious that this “Liberty GB” outfit had seen fit to circulate “invitations” to a whole batch of extremist contacts without having the common decency to inform the Swinton Circle in advance! Even worse, the leader of this outfit arrived together with a BBC camera-crew who were evidently making a programme about him and what subsequently turned out to be his extremist views – again without having the common decency to inform the Swinton Circle about this action and to ask their permission. Worse was to follow however, for the known and notorious neo-fascist leader did as feared turn up himself, and a couple of other apparently well-known political extremists were also identified by one of the Swinton Circle member present. As the meeting began many authentic Swinton Circle members and supporters started to drift away, some because (as it later transpired) they didn’t like what they saw and heard, and others because they were alarmed at the fact that the meeting was being filmed. Intense discussions then took place between some Committee members, but with the meeting by then in full swing it was difficult to know what to do to remedy the terrible situation. After Weston had finished speaking and the temporary Chairman (the young Canadian) was wrapping up a couple of the uninvited gate-crashers started to disrupt proceedings by shouting out overt pro-Nazi slogans insulting Britain’s war effort during WWII. This was of course too much, and the Organiser of the Swinton Circle told these neo-Nazi scumbags that as they hadn’t been invited they must leave. This alas they totally refused to do, but even more sickeningly the young Canadian, who should of course have fully supported his fellow Committee member, seemed to side with the neo-Nazis and pushed his erstwhile colleague out of the way, thus indicating for the first time that his motivation in joining the Swinton Circle was not all that it seemed. With a heated confrontation by then having erupted there was no alternative other than to summon the management of the venue where the meeting was taking place to eject the uninvited trouble-makers, but alas the manager seemed to adopt a “six of one and half-a-dozen of the other” attitude and washed his hands of the whole situation, stating that the Swinton Circle were barred from ever holding meetings there again! The meeting thus ended in complete chaos, but an even worse spectacle was then witnessed, for the young Canadian was then seen quite brazenly chatting merrily away to one of the neo-Nazi trouble-makers! It then of course became crystal-clear that he had been in league with them right from the start, and that he himself was an extremist infiltrator whose aim was either to wreck or help takeover the Swinton Circle on behalf of the “Liberty GB” outfit, or for a wider neo-fascist grouping.

The Swinton Circle would therefore like to apologise to all its members and supporters who unfortunately witnessed the appalling scenes at this traumatic July meeting, and to assure everyone that prior to this disastrous meeting the organization had absolutely no idea about the true extremist nature of the so-called “Liberty GB” outfit. The Swinton Circle has now issued an official statement fully disassociating itself from “Liberty GB”, and of course now advises all decent people to be extremely wary of them. Happily it can also be reported that the young Canadian has now resigned from the Swinton Circle, thus confirming even further that he never had the true interests of the organization at heart.

In view of all the most unfortunate problems experienced at its July meeting the Swinton Circle has decided to suspend all activities until its AGM due to be held in October, when the whole sorry saga will be discussed in full and decisions will be made about how to increase security and prevent any similar infiltrations taking place in future (although the organization will be giving its full support to New Britain’s Gibraltar Day celebrations in September – see New Britain News section). This of course has not been the first occasion when neo-fascist elements have tried to infiltrate and takeover the Swinton Circle. In 2008 there was a similar attempt by a small group of previously barred undesirables, and as a result three members of the organization who were implicated had to be expelled. In 2010 this same group of malcontents attempted to gate-crash a Swinton Circle meeting to be addressed by Philip Hollobone MP in the Houses of Parliament complex, but happily with the assistance of the Police were rebuffed. We do not doubt therefore that the Swinton Circle will also be able to overcome this latest attempt to destroy the organization by enemies of liberty and the British nation (and there are indications that all these sabotage attempts are connected) and will bounce back stronger than ever!


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New Britain is planning to stage its annual Gibraltar Day celebrations on or around September 10th. The Swinton Circle will of course be giving their full support to this event, and more precise information will be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN.


As reported last month, New Britain has initiated a campaign advocating that the Republic of Ireland should rejoin the Commonwealth, and has encouraging all people of goodwill to write to the President of the Republic of Ireland asking him to consider taking such a step. The Swinton Circle has given its active backing to this campaign, and indeed has written the following letter to the President of the Republic of Ireland :-

“Dear Sir,

“One of your illustrious predecessors, Mary Robinson, once expressed interest in the idea of the Republic of Ireland re-joining the Commonwealth. Indeed when she visited the Commonwealth Games being held at Victoria in Canada during 1994 she made it clear that she would be delighted to see sportsmen and sportswomen from the Republic of Ireland competing at future Commonwealth Games.

“We believe that such a development has even more virtue now than it did when Mary Robinson first floated this idea. With the European Union currently experiencing grave economic and constitutional difficulties, it is clear to us that the Commonwealth offers a far better vehicle for international friendship and co-operation. We would ask you therefore to use your good offices to encourage the powers that be in the Republic of Ireland to start considering such a step.

“With players from throughout Great Britain and Ireland playing together for the British and Irish Lions Rugby teams and in the Walker Cup, with the Leinsterman Eoin Morgan currently captaining the England One-Day Cricket side and Nicolas Roche playing a pivotal role in the Sky Cycling Team which helped Chris Froome to win this year’s Tour de France, it is clear to us that what we have in common throughout these islands is far more important than that which divides us.

“We would furthermore like to mention that in 2013 the then Chairman of the Swinton Circle (now Organiser) was invited to take part in a debate at the Dublin University Philosophical Society, and was met with great friendship and hospitality on that occasion, which is still fondly remembered.

“We trust therefore that this suggestion of ours could be taken seriously, so that hopefully we will be able to see sportsmen and sportswomen from the Republic of Ireland competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia!

“Yours faithfully,

“( the Executive Committee of the Swinton Circle )”



We have recently received the following message from the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary, which we believe many readers will be interested in :-

“South Africa has become the most dangerous place in the world for lions. Persecuted, trapped and bred out like broiler chickens for commercial gain the King of the Beast has little to look forward to in their birth country. However on isolated pockets of land some are protected and can live wild and free. There are only a handful of lions that have found refuge and safety in a small sanctuary that have stepped up to the challenge to rescue and care for the innocent victims of a sordid and cruel industry that has become known as CANNED HUNTING.

“At SanWild we have dedicated ourselves for the past 17 years to rescue injured, orphaned, traumatized and misplaced wild animals. We are also the first organization in the world that worked with the South African Police Services and the conservation authorities that seized and removed illegally kept lions from breeding projects and hunting operations. Confiscated in the nick of time before hunters could butcher them, these very fortunate animals have lived in safety in large natural habitat enclosures at SanWild since 2003.

”The costs of keeping our rescued lions and ensuring that they are well fed and cared for is however very expensive. Our small organization receives no government support, neither are we supported by other large animal welfare charities. SanWild and our lions are totally reliant on the goodwill and generosity of kind-hearted people and animal lovers. We would like to invite you to join us for an online fundraiser to raise the necessary funds to continue to care for the SanWild lions.
Donations can be made from our main website or by following this link to our secure donations payment gateway :-

”Any donation, no matter how small or big will be greatly appreciated. Please also note that all donations made by South Africans are fully tax-deductible and we will issue you with a donations invoice to receive full tax benefits.


“Simply by making a donation of any amount your name will automatically be entered into a lucky draw in which you stand the chance to win one of two free accommodation vouchers at our Bukisa Private Bush Camp. (Terms and conditions apply*)
• A total of at least $5000.00 US must be raised in order for the two free accommodation vouchers to be issued.
• Vouchers are awarded on a self-catering basis; although a catered option will be made available at an extra charge.
• *Vouchers must be redeemed by the 30th November 2016 and is subject to availability.
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The SCN joins with the Swinton Circle in congratulating Chris Froome on his fantastic victory in this year’s Tour de France! This year’s Tour, however, was also notable for another not so pleasing reason, namely because of one of the wildcard teams selected was MTN-Qhubeka. This South African-based team was mainly noted for its African credentials (although not all its riders were from Africa). Nothing wrong in that of course – except that they made consistent references in their Tour propaganda to the late and unlamented South African terrorist leader Nelson Mandela – even staging a special celebration on what they termed “Mandela day”. Surely the evil terrorist leader Mandela should be the last person who one of the world’s premier sporting events such as the Tour de France would wish to be associated with? Even more reprehensible in this regard was the manner in which the MTN-Qhubeka team was constantly referred to as the first African-based team to compete in the Tour de France. This is not true. The South African-based Barloworld team competed in the Tour de France in both 2007 and 2008. Why was this error constantly made we wonder? Was it because the Barloworld team was sponsored by the long-established South African electrical and industrial conglomerate of the same name, which is mainly associated with South Africa from the days of civilised rule? (Incidentally, one of the directors of Barloworld during the 1970s was the late and great John Lundie, who following his retirement became a stalwart of the Durban-based Patriotic Forum, the predecessor organisation of today’s Springbok Club.)

Another interesting fact mentioned in the commentaries of this year’s Tour de France was that the great five-times winner Eddy Merckx of Belgium had given one of his children a Flemish name and another a French name in order to confirm his loyalty to the whole Belgian nation. At a time when the German-dominated EU is trying its utmost to split the great nation states of Europe (not only Belgium, but also the UK, France, Spain and Italy etc) it is most encouraging for patriots of all these great European nations to learn how a great sportsman such as Eddy Merckx has expressed his Belgian patriotism in such a tangible form.



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No.201 – DES CHRISTIAN of Rhodesia.

Des Christian was the captain and scrum-half of the Rhodesian provincial Rugby side during the early 1970s, and indeed captained the national side against the touring British Lions in 1974 (which led to the amusing headline in the Rhodesian Herald “This Christian eats Lions”!).. Two years later he by chance met up with members of the famous party of (then) young British patriots who toured Rhodesia in order to express their solidarity with their Rhodesian kith and kin. In spite of his fame, and unlike alas so many top sportsmen, he was more than prepared to engage in friendly conversations with these young activists, an encounter which led to enduring fond memories for those involved. Strangely there appears to be no reference to Des Christian anywhere on the Internet, so we wonder therefore whether anyone knows how his playing career ended and where he is now?



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As a supporter of Rhodesia in the 1970s, I must confess to a sardonic amusement at the way I've been vindicated by Zimbabwe. I doubt if Mugabe can be removed by the ballot box; however the votes go, he announces the results. If people there really believe that Joice Mujuru caused the drought by witchcraft it doesn't really say much for the sacred cow of one man one vote.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.




I lived in the Panama Canal Zone in the '50s and '60s, and it was very similar to South Africa in its racial separation. During the construction of the Panama Canal, Whites were paid in gold and other races were paid in silver. Housing was kept segregated through the designations of "gold housing" and "silver housing."

Yours etc.,

S.Byron Gassaway, Oklahoma, U.S.A.




It was good of course to read of the release of Clive Derby-Lewis at last. I must take issue with you however when you state that the evidence laid against him “…. would never have stood up in the courts of any first-world country.” [see SCN July 2015]. Do I have to remind you of the recent show-trial and wrongful conviction of that great British patriot Michael Shrimpton on trumped-up charges?

Yours etc.,

R.W.W., London, U.K.




Did you know that the Jack Sen you referred to [see SCN July 2015] is a quarter Indian? This he boasts about himself.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.




This is EXACTLY what happened to me. I was waiting for the traffic light to change to green, looking in front and not at the sides of my car, and Mr. Air-Thief used a spark plug to break open the window on the passenger side and take my bag. The broken glass shattered into the automatic transmission mechanism and I couldn’t move the car. Cost me a fortune to get a tow-truck to come and move it, never mind the traffic hold-up behind me. He also had a gun.

Lost everything – ID book, credit cards, money and other papers. When I made application for another ID book replacement, I was told that I had been “married” to a Rumanian. The thieves steal the ID books then sell them onto illegal immigrants who use them to say to a magistrate at a marriage ceremony that the person in the book is going to be their wife, even though “she” doesn’t turn up at the marriage ceremony. But not to worry, the marriage officials are also corrupt and then they marry the Rumanian to me, for a ”fee” of course!

The whole bloody country is drowning in corruption, crime and third world filth.

Where are all the liberals now, the ones who called for a “democratic” South Africa? We don’t hear much from them, do we? Most are either overseas or are hiding in some small town in the South African countryside. Max du Preez, are you listening?

So much for the wonderful ”legacy” Mandela left to South Africa.

Yours etc.,

G.G.R., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.




I feel upset when I see the ISIL bastards ruin Palmyra in Syria and museums in Iraq. The “Caliphate” has no right to exist. If these barbarians win, we will all be killed. Day by day, town by town, they destroy civilization around themselves. We Russians can come to some agreement with Ukraine, the USA and the EU, but we will never be able to come to an agreement with the ISIL bands and their masters (Saudi Arabian and UAE oligarchs). This is war not for peace, this is war for killing. ISIL is even worse than the German Nazis.

As I see it, today the Saudi regime is the "covert" supporter of al-Qa’eda and ISIL. In fact the UAE has become terrorist shelterers and suppliers. It is sad the Western leaders cannot see (do not want to see?) this evident destructive power in the Middle East.

Yours etc.,

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia




It was with deep sadness that we heard of the recent death of Clive Rice at the age of only 66. Clive Rice was a truly great cricketer and a really tough competitor. He played in South Africa mainly during the days of civilised rule, and was fully prepared to play for the Springboks against all of the visiting “rebel” sides of the 1980s, when some more “politically correct” players refused to do so. After the surrender of South Africa he was chosen as the first South African captain once the country was re-admitted into the international arena, but he only captained a Limited Overs side which toured India, and was never selected to play in any official Test Match. This was undoubtedly because of his close association with domestic cricket and the “rebel” tours during the late 1970s and 1980s. He also enjoyed much success playing first-class cricket in the UK, playing for and captaining both Nottinghamshire and Scotland, where he was hugely popular and gained many friends. It was therefore a big surprise when after he retired and had been diagnosed with a brain tumour that he chose to return to the “new” South Africa to end his days. His anger and frustration at the way that the country had developed became clear when he made open statements condemning the quota system, by which a certain number of non-White players have to be selected for the national and provincial teams regardless of ability, something which he termed “apartheid in reverse”. Clive Rice will be remembered in the hearts of all true South Africans long after the current generation of cricketers who have been prepared to kow-tow to the ANC regime are forgotten.


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