Monday, 21 September 2015

September 2015 Edition.


September 2015 edition

At times we feel just like Cassandra – able to foretell the future, but destined never to be believed. Rarely has this scenario been better demonstrated than in relation to the current invasion – and there is no better word to describe what is happening other than INVASION – of the European continent by swarms of third-world migrants. Upon re-reading the editorial of the June 2015 edition of the SCN it seems as if we were able to predict exactly how this festering problem was about to escalate exponentially – yet sadly painfully few people were prepared to listen to us.

To be sure, we received a large number of complimentary comments regarding this editorial, but sadly we also received a couple of criticisms from pea-brains who still seem unable to grasp the surely patently obvious fact that it was the over-speedy withdrawal of Western forces from Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, and the reprehensible failure of the West to intervene in Syria, which led directly to the current migrant crisis engulfing Europe, and not the deployment of Western forces in the first place. Don’t these people have the common sense to realize that British and other Western forces have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to defeat the ISIS/ISIL descendents of the Ba’athist regime and the Taliban terrorists who all seek to destroy Western culture, freedom and civilization – and that their basic tactic (after having persuaded the cowardly politicians of the West to allow them to remain intact in their homelands) is to orchestrate the frightening migrant invasion of Europe which we are witnessing today?

But it is not so much the actual Islamic migrant invasion itself where our predictions have been proved so cataclysmically correct, but rather – just as was predicted in the prophetic book The Camp of Saints – the manner in which such a large number of self-hating Europeans have positively welcomed this invasion of their own countries and the resulting threat to the future well-being of their children. We have watched with disbelief as groups of Europeans have held up signs saying “Welcome Refugees” – in spite of the fact that the vast majority of the swarm are not refugees but economic migrants and terrorist plants. Just what is wrong with these people? Are they mad, are they traitors, are they racial-masochists – or perhaps a combination of all three? Then we have watched with anger as Frau Merkel made the highly irresponsible statement that Germany was prepared to take in 800,000 of these mainly Islamic “refugees”. Just what is wrong with Germany? Twice during the last century Germany initiated unprovoked wars against other European nations in order to destroy their independence, freedom and identities, and now they seem to be aiming for exactly the same results by foisting hundreds of thousands – perhaps even millions – of unwanted alien immigrants across the whole of the European continent. There certainly seems to be a devil lurking somewhere within the German soul.

Happily all is not doom and gloom however. Hungary – brave and defiant little Hungary – has had enough and has sealed its border to the swarm, and furthermore has been fully supported by most other eastern European nations. The Danish government has placed adverts in Lebanese and other Arab newspapers telling the would-be migrants that they will not be allowed to enter Denmark without legal authority, and much the same message has evidently been sent by both the Belgium and Dutch governments. In Britain David Cameron has announced that only 20,000 migrants will be allowed to settle in the UK over the next five years – far too many for most British people of course (indeed one poll encouragingly showed that well over 30% polled said that they wanted zero admitted!), but far preferable to Frau Merkel’s 800.000, and not nearly sufficient for the liberal-leftist self-haters. Furthermore much of the UK press seems firmly opposed to any “open door” policy.

But what of the future? We received one fair criticism following our June editorial in which we advocated the re-establishment of the great European Empires throughout the third world, stating that this was far too unrealistic in the short-term. Fair comment. What we believe is needed immediately is therefore threefold. Firstly the “Welcome Refugees” zombies must be confronted head-on and shown that the “open doors” policy which they advocate will only result in increasing suffering and misery among the present most needy people of Europe. Charity, after all, should always begin at home. Secondly the Western governments must be encouraged to re-intervene militarily throughout the Middle East, most notably in order to destroy ISIS/ISIL and the Talaban, and thereafter to re-establish order and good governance in those lands from which the current migrant swarms mainly originate. Thirdly a rapid and thorough repatriation programme must be pursued throughout Europe to return all migrants and their families to their countries of origin once more safe and peaceful environments have been restored.



The Springbok Club was most proud to organize a pleasant get-together to welcome several family members of the late and great Owen Parvess on their trip to the UK last month. It was most encouraging to learn from Phyllis Parvess, Owen’s widow, how much she admired the efforts of the Springbok Club, and it is hoped that this will herald greater involvement with the organization from members of the Parvess family and their friends. Although in many ways most poignant because of his recent premature death, it was even so most inspirational to learn more details about Owen’s life and career, and one piece of news which was found particularly touching was the fact that they had brought some of Owen’s ashes over to the UK with them, and had managed to scatter them under one of the goalposts at Twickenham.


For a second year the Springbok Club was most honoured to be invited to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This event, which commemorates the founding of the colony of Rhodesia in what became Salisbury in September 1890, again proved a highly enjoyable and inspiring event. Mr. Peter Sladden and his gallant team of supporters must therefore be heartily congratulated upon organizing such a splendid celebration. The ceremony itself, which was expertly conducted by the Parade Commander Mr. Graham Gillmore (ex RLI) of the Springbok Club consisted of a re-enactment of the Raising of the Union Flag in Salisbury by Rhodesian-born Ms. Sophia Sladden, a short religious service, the playing of both the British and Rhodesian National Anthems by the Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band, a rousing speech by the current Organiser of the Springbok Club and the firing of a 21-gun salute. We hope that next year even more friends and supporters will be able to attend this most important ceremony – so please try to diarise the nearest Sunday to 13th September in future years.


The Springbok Club is planning a trip to the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, London SW7 2RL (nearest tube station: South Kensington) on Wednesday 30th September in order to attend a lunchtime lecture being given about Capt. Linnaeus Tripe, the renowned photographer of India and Burma. Under the auspices of the East India Company during the 1850s Tripe took many photographs of archaeological sites and monuments, and ancient and contemporary religious and secular buildings, as well as geological formations and landscape vistas not seen before in the West. This lecture will take place between 13.00 hrs and 13.45 hrs, but those wishing to attend are asked to assemble between 12.15 hrs and 12.30 hrs inside the V&A in order to view the pictures prior to the actual lecture. Later during the afternoon the Springbok Club party plans to adjourn to a near-by hostelry for refreshments, before taking a stroll through Hyde Park.


In October the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club plans to stage an activity, which may take the form of a braai or may be a visit to some sites of historical interest. During November the organization will be holding its annual UDI Day celebration when the guest of honour will be a prominent ex-Rhodesian, and in December will be holding an event in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. The Springbok Club’s 2016 AGM will be held next January.



The Swinton Circle would like to thank all those members and supporters who have expressed outrage over the disruption which wrecked the organisation’s attempted meeting of 31st July, and for their support to the organization in overcoming all the resulting difficulties. In view of what happened at this disastrous event, and more particularly the total lack of support which he received from other Committee members when he tried to eject two of the uninvited attendees who were causing so much trouble, the Organiser of the Swinton Circle has therefore decided that he has no alternative other than to resign from this position. We look forward therefore to hearing from the Chairman and/or the Secretary of the organizations with details about the 2015 AGM (which according to the organisation’s constitution must be held in either October or November) which hopefully will be able to sort out all the difficulties, so that information may be announced in next month’s SCN.

[ We have recently learnt that the shadowy stranger who issued unauthorized “invitations” to the problematic Swinton Circle meeting of 31st July was named Jack Buckby. Does anyone know anything about this mysterious character we therefore wonder? ]


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As New Britain is currently in the process of re-locating to plush new offices, all activities have therefore been suspended for the next few weeks. Needless to say, full details about all forthcoming New Britain activities will be given in future editions of the SCN.



We have recently received the following report from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which we believe many readers will be interested in :-


The baby elephants are still in Hwange National Park awaiting exportation to China. Apparently baby elephants are still being captured. The cages have now been moved close to the entrance of the bomas, which is an indication that the movement will start very soon.


About a week ago, a government minister organised for 4 elephants to be shot in Hwange National Park. The tusks were taken and the carcasses left in the park to rot. Poaching has escalated in Zimbabwe and we believe the government is involved because they need money to pay the wages of the civil servants. Zimbabwe is breaking her own laws on wildlife. Instead of looking after the animals with a view to marketing tourism, they are destroying it by selling skins and ivory etc to overseas buyers.


Iain Jarvis, the founder and proprietor of Hippo Pools in Umfurudzi, has apparently been thrown out. National Parks have refused to renew Iain's lease and he has been told to leave.


3 elephants were recently shot in Bumi Hills. Their tusks were taken.


We sent out a notice yesterday about the tragic death of Theresa Warth. Theresa was known as an elephant whisperer and she lived on a farm in Chiredzi where she had endless problems with the government trying to take her farm away. Despite all the hardships, she stayed on and fought to keep the farm. She had 30 elephants, 5 of which she tamed. She went to the USA to train to be a caretaker of the wildlife and she did an amazing job in Chiredzi. I went to her farm on a few occasions and I have never met anyone so passionate about the wildlife - she was a true hero and the world has lost one of its best conservationists.


Rory Young was asked to train various Zimbabweans in the art of anti-poaching in order to stop the scourge in Zimbabwe. He was based in Kariba and was training the police, army and National Parks. A couple of weeks ago he was interrogated by the CIO who threatened him with his life if he didn't leave Zimbabwe. He has now moved with his family to Holland and he is still training people in other countries. Rory says don't be fooled by reports of Zambians coming into Zimbabwe and poaching the wildlife, because this is actually being done by the CIO and the Zimbabwean government.


A Chinese lady is doing huge damage to our wildlife and environment. She is running a big poaching business here and smuggling ivory and elephant products to her companies in China. She pays professional hunters US$1,000 and locals US$300 to shoot elephants and bring the ivory etc to her. She then falsifies documents and exports the goods to China.

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We have for long been amazed how it is that the “new” South Africa apparently continues to produce so many world-class sportsmen, in spite of the fact that the country is now in chaos, where even an evening’s trip to a training session means taking one’s life in one’s hands. This is particularly the case with Golf, where players with South African designations always seem to be predominant in all major tournaments – but closer investigations reveal that most, if not all, of these top Golfing “South Africans” now live and are based in either the US or the UK. In Lawn Tennis top South Africans are now very rare however – except for the sole exception of Kevin Anderson, currently ranked No.12 in the world. Now comes news that Kevin Anderson has applied for US citizenship however, so that he doesn’t have to be associated with the “new” South Africa any longer. Full marks to Kevin Anderson therefore – but why don’t more of the leading “South African” golfers do likewise, for by continuing to be designated in this way they only give credit to a failed state where their kith and kin continue to suffer.

Whilst on the subject of Lawn Tennis, it was very interesting and encouraging to note that Great Britain’s Davis Cup semi-final against Australia took place in Glasgow during the first anniversary of the Scottish referendum on independence – which of course the Unionist cause won decisively by 55.3% to 44.7%. At this fixture the Stirling University “Barmy Army” were present in massive numbers, who together with the vast majority of the rest of the Scottish crowd were resplendent in Union Flag-themed outfits. It was also very significant to note that although neither of them made any public announcements about their voting intentions in 2014 (in spite of SNP attempts to claim that they were on their side) both Murray brothers were euphoric in their enthusiasm to play for a united Great Britain team. The nationalists therefore certainly seem to have passed the peak of their support!



A supporter has recently forwarded us on-line petition details regarding a petition to the British Government entitled “Stop allowing immigrants into the UK”.. Although this petition has encouragingly already exceeded the required 100,000 mark, we believe that many of our supporters would like to add their weight to this noble campaign. The petition can be accessed at :-



We have recently learnt that all specific data from the first ever thorough South African Census, that of 1911, has now been destroyed. Census records from all other Western countries are of course retained for posterity, so this apparent destruction by the South African authorities therefore seems to be a piece of unforgivable historical vandalism. Does anyone know when and how this reprehensible action came about?



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No.202 – Mnr. FRIKKIE STRAUSS of .Piketberg.

Frikkie Strauss was born and raised in South-West Africa. His parents had earlier moved and settled in SWA shortly after WWI following a request from the South African government of the day for volunteers to help develop this newly acquired former German colony. Frikkie Strauss became very active in the campaign by patriotic South-Westers to oppose the betrayal of their territory by successive sellout NP governments through the Turnhalle treason, and was editor of the patriotic SWA journal Die Stryder. He was a good friend of S.A.Patriot and Patriotic Press (who retailed copies of Die Stryder in South Africa itself), and during the late 1980s he gave a masterful speech about the betrayal of SWA by the NP traitors to a well-attended meeting of the Patriotic Forum in Durban, an event which attracted considerable coverage in the Natal press. Following the NP’s handover of SWA to the SWAPO terrorists Frikkie Strauss returned to his ancestral home in Piketberg, not believing that the NP government would be prepared to surrender their own country to terrorists in the same way, but alas as we all know such a surrender did in fact take place just a few years later. It would therefore be very interesting to learn what eventually happened to this great patriot.



We have recently been informed by our friends in the Get Britain Out organization about an excellent article written by Andrew Rosindell MP, the Conservative MP for Romford, entitled “Commonwealth Trade – A Thing of the Future”. This speech certainly seems to mirror much of our own neo-Imperialist ideals, and can be accessed at :-





It was with great shock and anger that I read about the attack upon the July Swinton Circle meeting by members of the so called “Liberty GB” party. I’ve done a bit of investigation into this group and have discovered that a good exposé of their true nature can be found in an article entitled “Liberty it isn’t”. It is also interesting to note that the great leader of “LibertyGB”, one Paul Weston, only managed to obtain 158 votes when he stood in Luton West under their banner at the last General Election. Even an independent candidate managed to obtain 900 votes there!

Yours etc.,

George Freeman, London, U.K.

[ Undoubtedly had the Swinton Circle been aware of this article beforehand then LibertyGB would never have been invited to address them. Ed.]




I was present at the chaotic Swinton Circle meeting which was infiltrated and disrupted by a group of despicable political extremists. You have my sympathy. The thing which disgusted me most though was the actions, or should I say the non-actions, of the Swinton Circle Chairman, whose name I believe to be Robin Willow. The fact that this man allowed the meeting to continue after non-members had disturbed proceedings by shouting out profanities and had refused to leave the meeting hall when instructed was deplorable, and even more outrageous was the fact that he allowed these ruffians to ask questions at the end of the meeting. Surely Mr. Willow’s position is now untenable.

Yours etc.,

A.G., London, U.K.




One of the major factors in my early political development was the Angolan mercenary war and trial of 1976. I bitterly compared the way the Israelis saved their people at Entebbe with the way we failed to help ours in Angola, leaving them to a pre-arranged show trial resulting in the shooting of a madman, a cripple, and two other men, one of whom never fired a shot. I also remember that the "dogs of war" saved the Congo in the mid-60s. Am I defending mercenaries? No - I'm praising them. I believe that Mike Hoare's activities in the Congo and Tim Spicer's in Sierra Leone merited knighthoods; Colonel Hoare and his men might even have saved Mozambique if not for Vorster's appeasement policy. Colonel Barlow sounds like his successor. I also believe that one of the few worthwhile things Mark Thatcher ever did was his involvement in the "Wonga Coup" aimed against perhaps the worst dictatorship in the world. As for the morality of the mercenary trade - if people can be freelance journalists, why not freelance soldiers? Surely hiring volunteers is a lot more moral than conscription?

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.




It’s good to hear a voice of reason – but I fear that voice is like a voice crying in the wilderness and few will take heed. In some ways it feels like 1939 before the outbreak of the War – but then at least we had Churchill who had the foresight to rearm as fast as possible: instead, today, in the face of this pending, imminent invasion, all our government can do is think of the budget and talk of defence cuts!

Yours etc.,

Dr Charles Muller, Selkirk, U.K.




I found your lead article in the June edition of the SCN most interesting, although the last paragraph is a lot easier said than done.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was not a disaster in itself, but showed that South Africa could indeed host such an event, as it did with the rugby and cricket tournaments before 2010. What is shocking is how South Africa was selected ahead of Morocco because it was able to make a more attractive bribe to the man who held the cards.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.




It was with much sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Mr. Francis Bennion earlier this year. Francis Bennion was born at Wallasey in Cheshire in 1923, and educated at the Lower School of John Lyon in Harrow. After a brief spell in banking he enlisted as soon as he could during WWII, serving with Coastal Command of the RAF as a pilot. After training in Canada he was posted to 221 Squadron, seeing service in Wales, North Africa and throughout the Mediterranean, and was once required to fly a Wellington Bomber from RAF St.Mawgan in Cornwall to North Africa – quite some responsibility for a young man in his early twenties in a plane which normally had a crew of six!

After demobilisation he decided to resume his education, eventually managing to study law at Balliol College, Oxford. Here he gained a BA in Law in 1949 and an MA (Hons) in 1954. He was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1951, and was awarded the Jenkyns Law Prize, the Younger Prize and the Paton Memorial Studentship at Balliol. A keen sportsman (he later became a member of the MCC), he also rowed in Balliol College’s 1st Eight.

Francis Bennion proved a highly accomplished lawyer who believed firmly in the Rule of Law all his life. He served in the Parliamentary Counsel Office from 1953 until 1965 and again from 1973 to 1975, where he was responsible for drafting many pieces of legislation, and even wrote the constitutions for Pakistan and Ghana when they became republics! He served as the Chief Executive for The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for three years, but subsequently concentrated mainly upon lecturing and writing. His Magnum Opus was Bennion on Statutory Interpretation, a book of over 1800 pages which is still regarded as the standard legal reference work on the subject to this day. Francis Bennion never stopped working until the end of his life however, writing many other books including The Blight of Blairism (which he advertised in the SCN) and having over 150 letters published in The Times.

Perhaps Francis Bennion’s greatest and most important achievement, however, was a private prosecution which he brought against the unspeakable Peter Hain for criminal conspiracy during the early 1970s. Hain, of course, had been the main orchestrator of violent protests against visiting South African sporting teams, demonstrations which have been justifiably termed as quasi-terrorism. Alas the authorities at the time were reluctant to prosecute Hain for his clear public disorder offences, so it was left therefore to a private individual, Francis Bennion, to bring him to book. This was a very brave – and costly – action for Francis Bennion to take, but the odious Hain was eventually found guilty on one of the four charges and his wings were thus seriously clipped. It was through this courageous action of Francis Bennion that he first made contact with the Springbok Club. The wretched Hain had by that time sinisterly managed to work his way up in the hierarchy of the Labour Party, and had even managed to obtain ministerial rank. Most people had forgotten all about his criminal past it seemed, but through the endeavours of Francis Bennion and the Springbok Club the true facts about Hain’s reprehensible past were re-publicised. His political career then began to stall, and he received a humiliatingly low number of votes when he stood for the Labour Party Deputy Leadership. For a second time therefore Francis Bennion managed to clip the wings of this appalling creature.

Francis Bennion was therefore not only a great lawyer, but he was also a true hero of our times. His memory must therefore continue to be recalled as an inspiration by all British and South African patriots. Our sincerest condolences are therefore extended to his widow Mary, and our thanks are also given to her for being such a wonderful lifetime friend and soulmate to such a great man.


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