Tuesday, 14 August 2018

August 2018 Edition.


August 2018 edition

In last month’s edition of the SCN we expressed great concern at the apparent censorship being operated by the mainstream media to prevent any mention of the case of Tommy Robinson, who had been arbitrarily imprisoned for “contempt of court” after he had made a live on-line speech outside Leeds Crown Court where a trial was taking place of an Islamic gang accused of various heinous sexual crimes against young women.

Within days of last month’s edition of the SCN appearing all reporting restrictions on the Tommy Robinson;s case were however lifted, and as a result many accurate reports about both his imprisonment itself and the resulting massive worldwide protests in his support started appearing in the mainstream media. A report on BBC2’s Newsnight featuring an in-depth interview with UKIP leader Gerald Batten proved particularly informative. It transpired furthermore that there was nothing particularly unique about reporting restrictions being placed on such cases whilst high-profile trials of serious relevant cases were taking place. Although the legal authorities were therefore undoubtredly at fault in taking such “over the top” action to prevent any reporting, this eventually turned out to be only of a temporary nature, and was in no way as sinister as it may at first seemed.

Only a few days aftrr all reporting restrictions were lifted, however, another even more encouraging development took place, as the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that Tommy Robinson should be released pending a re-trial, as there had clearly been many serious legal errors made in the initial over-hasty judgement against him. The judges of the Court of Appeal are therefore to be congratulated upon their well-analysed common-sense ruling.

Perhaps the most significant aspect of this whole saga has been the revelation of how much support Tommy Robinson – a relatively obscure political activist – has been building-up, both within the UK itself and globally. Quite clearly he has been able to establish a massive network of support which has been “below the radar” of most observers. An analysis of his early history of political involvement shows that he has not been without fault, but even so his more recent activities confirm that he possesses true leadership ability, an astute understanding of the nature of the dangers facing Britain and the West in general, and of course great courage. Steve Bannan was unquestionably correct when he described him as “the backbone of the nation”. Surely no-one since John Enoch Powell has been able to galvanise patriotic sentiment within the British nation so successfully!

At much the same time as Tommy Robinson was released another prominent Briton was being subjected to intense criticism by the liberal-leftist chattering classes – but this time a mainstream politician, Alexander Boris Johnson. Mr. Johnson had written a newspaper article defending the right of Muslim women in the West to wear the burqa, but it was a couple of “throw-away” humourous comments which he made comparing the appearance of burqa-wearers tio bank robbers and pillar boxes which enraged the paranoid wrath of the multi-culturalists. The claim has been made that Boris Johnson only made these comments in order to gain support from the vast majority of British people who are opposed to non-White immigration – but surely if this had been his intention then he would have opposed the wearing of the burqa in the West entirely? As things have turned out there has been a hysterical reaction against him by the usual suspects, including reprehensively many prominent figures within the Conservative Party, with demands being made that he “apologise” for these harmless humourous comments. So far Boris Johnson has refused to make such a ridiculous apology, and by so doing has turned himself into another rallying figure for patriotic opposition to multi-culturalism – albeit undoubtedly an unintended and highly unlikely one!

Whether either Tommy Robinson or Boris Johnson can emerge as a new Enoch Powell in order to lead the British people in this time of great national danger is uncertain – but one thing is clear, and that is that the current upsurge of patriotic sentiment will ensure that a new Enoch Powell will eventually emerge!



On Thursday 23rd August the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, in order to view a special exhibition being held there about Capt. James Cook entitled “James Cook: The Voyages”. Enter by the main entrance to the British Library, and then rendezvous besides the sculptured book seat at approximately 14.30 hrs. (NB: there will be a small admission charge of £14.00 to view this exhibition, though concessions for students and OAPs are available). Following the trip to this exhibition the Springbok Club party will adjourn to a near-by hostelry for friendly conversations to the day.


The Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. The details of this year’s event are as follows :-


to be held at Southrepps Hall, Hall Road, Southrepps, Norfolk, NR11 8TG, on Sunday 16th September 2018.

Assemble from 12.00 noon onwards, the actual ceremony to commence at 14.30 hrs.

The day will include :-

Tea and light refreshments to be served in the Hall upon arrival

Live music to accompany the ceremony

The hoisting of the Union Flag by an expatriate Rhodesian.

A short religious ceremony including prayers that have said since 1890, including the Inaugural Prayer.

Keynote speeches by two prominent Rhodesians

A twenty-one gun salute

The sounding of the Last Post and the playing of both the British and Rhodesian National Anthems.

Convivial socialising with other ex-Rhodesians and friends of Rhodesia

On the morning of Saturday 13th September 1890, the day after the Pioneer Column arrived at the site of what was to become the City of Salisbury, the capital of the newly established nation of Rhodesia, Lt. E.C. “Teddy” Tindale-Biscoe raised the Union Flag for the first time at the spot which later became Cecil Square. Every year thereafter this event was re-enacted with an official ceremony at the same place – until the unfortunate advent of the ZANU-PF regime in 1980.

In spite of the fact that the new rulers of that land between the Zambezi and the Limpopo discontinued this ceremony, a true Rhodesian patriot named Peter Charles Kerrison Sladden was determined that this inspirational tradition should continue in one form or another. Peter Sladden was a truly remarkable man. He had been born at Fulham in 1919 and had served with distinction in the RAF during WWII. After the end of this conflict, being a strong Empire and Commonwealth man, he decided to emigrate to what was then Southern Rhodesia, where he quickly established himself and founded a highly-successful construction and engineering company. Quite naturally he did not wish to remain in the country under ZANU-PF rule, so returned to the UK in 1980 where he purchased the manor and estate of Southrepps in Norfolk and embarked upon a new equally successful career as an arable and pig farmer. He did not forget his beloved Rhodesia however, and from 1981 onwards continued the traditional “Raising of the Flag” ceremony which had taken place in Rhodesia itself from 1890 until 1980 in the grounds of his estate in Norfolk.

Sadly Peter Sladden died last year – albeit at the ripe old age of 98 and having lived a most happy and successful life, being active almost to the end. Many of his family members and friends have been determined that the tradition of the “Raising of the Flag” ceremony which Peter had devoted so much of his time in maintaining should continue however, and despite the fact that it has taken a great amount of time, effort and costs to organise we are happy announce that this ceremony will take place again at the same venue at Southrepps Manor in Norfolk this year as normal.

We are therefore most grateful to Peter’s family members for making these facilities available to us again, and as this will be the first occasion that the ceremony will have taken place since Peter’s sad death this year’s event will take the form of a special tribute to his memory, with one of the key-note speeches to be made by a family member telling more about the life and achievements of the great man. We hope therefore that you will make every effort to join us for this year’s ceremony.

Please try to let us know if you hope to attend this event so that numbers can be estimated and arrangements made accordingly, either by e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.



The Patriotic Forum staged a most enjoyable and informative meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Marko Gasic, the eminent Serbian spokesman in London. Mr. Gasic had edited the recently-published and highly-acclaimed book detailing the true origins and causes of WW1, “Folly and Malice: the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One”, and in his speech he explained the significance of many of the often overlooked and forgotten facts concerning the build-up to WW1 which were chronicled in this book, with particular emphasis on events and developments in the Balkans at the start of the 20th century.

[Details about how to order a copy of “Folly and Malice: the Habsburg Empire, the Balkans and the Start of World War One” can be found in the “Book Offers” section of this edition of the SCN.]


Towards the end of September the Patriotic Forum will be celebrating Gibraltar Day by staging a trip to a place in east Kent which has particular Gibraltarian significance. More precise details will of course be given in next month’s edition of the SCN.


Later on during the year the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU, and in December will be staging a special event to celebrate Falklands Islands Battle Day.. Further details about both these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.



We have recently received the following disturbing message from the Network for Animals organisation. This surely says everything about the descent into savagery which has taken lace in the “new” South Africa. It reads as follows :-

“There is a simple reason the puppy we rescued in the gangster-ridden South African slum called Khayelitsha is named Biscotti.

“Vicious brutes threw boiling water over poor little Biscotti scalding her so horribly that parts of her skin were burnt like a biscotti biscuit.

“Biscotti and her two siblings were just six weeks old when some monster decided to kill the puppies.

“Biscotti’s mother looked on from behind a wire fence as her puppies were tortured.

“More boiling water was being readied; the monsters were going to scald all the puppies to death. A good Samaritan called Fallen Angels and our team got there in the nick of time.

“We rescued Biscotti and her two siblings, and they are all doing well. The tragedy is there are so many other dogs that need our help in South Africa’s slums.

“There are literally thousands of criminally abused dogs in Khayelitsha and they need our help every single day.

“Dogs in Khayelitsha are at constant peril of casual, brutal cruelty.

“The level of ignorance about animals in these slums is hard to comprehend. We were told that dogs don’t feel pain, that dogs don’t need to eat every day and it’s okay to keep them tied up without shade in fierce heat. We try to teach the people how to care for animals.

“We rescue, medically treat and care for as many street dogs as we can.

“Right now more than 700 dogs in the Cape Town area depend upon the support you and other animal lovers give me.

“It’s dangerous work because we face gangsters who kidnap dogs to use as bait in illegal dog fighting – the dogs are literally torn to pieces so gamblers can see which fighting dogs are most vicious. They say that if we continue our work they will kill my team, but that won’t stop us. We will carry on in spite of the threats because that is what we animal lovers must do.

“I’ve told you how we saved Biscotti but there are thousands of other dogs that have no hope without us. I can only continue my work if animal lovers like you make generous donations. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of our lifesaving work.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, Founder”

The Network for Animals organisation can be contacted at: https://networkforanimals.org/



Geraint Thomas’s triumph in this year’s Tour de France – probably the most exhaustive achievement in world sport – is of course worthy of the highest praise and adulation.

There was however a more worring aspect to this year’s Tour de France, and this was the sickening and unsporting “booing” of Team Sky riders (including Geraint Thomas himself) by certain sections of the French crowds. On the face of it this “booing” was centred on Chris Froome (probably the greatest cyclist of his generation, and last year’s Tour de France champion and the winner of this year’s Giro d’Italia) because of an earlier accusation of alleged performance-enhancing drug-taking made against him. This accusation was that he had initially been found to have more than the permitted level of the drug salbutamol in one of his urine samples. Salbutamol is one of the ingredients of asthma-inhaler sprays, and Chris Froome has always had official permission to use an asthma-inhaler when appropriate because of a medical condition.. It was subsequently discovered, however, that the amount of salbutamol claimed to have been found in his urine sample was far higher than could be contained in an asthma-spray, and as the initial test result was not confirmed by any subsequent test the initial test was therefore quite clearly flawed, and the accusation of drug-misuse was thus completely thrown out by the relevant anti-doping authorities. It is a pity therefore that certain sections of the French crowds would apparently not accept this official ruling, particularly as Chris Froome had already suffered considerably as a result of the false accusation made against him (he had not won last year’s BBC “Sports Personality of the Year Award” for instance, in spite of initially being the clear favourite – and indeed many people believe that the vote in this competition was “fixed” because the BBC did not wish to have their premier award presented to an alleged drugs-cheat!).

The antagonism against Chris Froome in French society actually goes much deeper than this however, for he is routinely referred to as “The African” in the French press. This is because he was born and brought-up in Kenya (pronounced “Keenya”) and then spent several years living in South Africa – but his ancestral roots are 100% British, in other words he is a true son of the British Empire!

Could it be, however, that this regrettable antagonism towards Team Sky in general and Chris Froome in particular is in reality because France haven’t produced a winner of their own prestigious Grand Tour event since Bernard Hinault in 1985? France is a great nation, and we hope that one day they will be able to produce another winner of their own main cycling event. In the meantime surely for the sake of the good name of their country all sections of French society should give their full praise to Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas for their fantastic achievements.



We have recently received a further very important Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) which we believe is of equal importance to those which we circulated during the previous three months. It reads as follows :-

“Parliament’s decision to pass a motion regarding expropriation without compensation, resulted in two European projects in South African agriculture being cancelled. Those projects would have meant an inflow of several million Rand whilst creating thousands of work opportunities. Over and above the cancellation, TAU SA was involved in the establishment of a financing model which would have created affordable agricultural financial support, but those negotiations were also stalled after the announcement of the ANC policy of expropriation without compensation.

“’Furthermore, the announcement by the Minister of Land Reform and Rural Development that she is not going to wait for the recommendations of the ad-hoc committee regarding amendments to the Constitution, as well as the statement that government is preparing a test case regarding expropriation, send a negative message to international investors’, said Mr Louis Meintjes, president of TAU SA. ’Government must realise that the international community is not easily bluffed. The developments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, are easily recalled and clearly indicate that expropriation is the first step to nationalisation which will result in a socialist system and eventually the establishment of a communist regime. As long as the ANC does not align itself with property rights and a free market system, capital will increasingly be invested elsewhere. The ultimate result of what government is currently introducing, is the collapse of the economy and the redistribution of poverty which will affect all of us. International business will invest where profit could be made, and they are clearly not willing to risk investments to support a failed ideology. It is not possible to send out a clearer message by expressing the intention to expropriate without compensation. In any developed society, this is regarded as theft, and efforts to disguise the intention to do so constitutionally, will not change that fact.’”



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No.237 - Mr. BRIAN GOLDSMITH of Durban

Brian Goldsmith was an IT expert who worked for various companies in the Durban area during the late 1980s. A very friendly, courteous and affable fellow, it would be very interesting to learn where he is now.



Freedom Front Plus have initiated a most praise-worthy campaign to oppose the draconian land appropriation without compensation plans of the ANC regime. The campaign’s web-site, where a petition can be signed, can be accessed at :-






The march I attended last month was very much to do with the threat of Islam. This is the constant subject of Tommy Robinson.

What I was struck by was the number of working class people, mainly men. How the left has changed. Its adherents now are much more likely to be middle class people with degrees.

Yours etc.,

Roger Alsop, London, U.K.




It was with much sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Syd Nomis, the highly-talented South African rugby international. Sydney Harold Nomis was born at Johannesburg in 1941, though he grew up and was educated in Cape Town. He returned to Johannesburg when his rugby career began however, playing all his provincial rugby for the Transvaal, for whom he appeared on 54 occasions. Although normally playing as a wing three-quarter he also occasionally played at centre. In all he represented the Springboks 54 times, 25 at full international level, and scored 45 tries.

Syd Nomis shot to international fame however when he was member of the 1969/70 South African Rugby tour of the British Isles. This tour was of course subjected to violent intimidation from evil far-left trash, and as a result the Springbok tourists were lionized by all British patriots and rugby enthusiasts. Syd Nomis, who enjoyed a particularly spectacular tour on the field, later admitted that he feared for his life at times at the hands of the sub-human scum, but neither he nor any of his team-mates ever contemplated withdrawing from the tour as a result. He openly stated that he was not a supporter of the National Party government of the time, but even so he was a loyal South African who believed that the country should be free to administer sports in the way which it thought best.

After his rugby-playing days were over Syd Nomis became a successful businessman in the printing, clothing and security trades, but after the advent of the ANC regime he moved to Switzerland, where alas blood-clots meant that he had to have his left leg amputated. Knowing that he was a dying man he decided to move back to his native Johannesburg to end his days. Syd Nomis was not only a great rugby player but also a great South African, whose name should never be forgotten. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow Ann and to his son and two daughters.



It was with much amusement that we recently learnt that on 14th May 2018 Jeremy Bedford-Turner (aka Jez Turner) had been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for “Incitement to racial violence” at Southwark Crown Court following a vile and paranoid anti-Semitic tirade which he made in public in central London during 2015.

Keen readers of the SCN will remember that a meeting held by the Swinton Circle (now of course a component part of the Patriotic Forum) on 31st July 2015 was invaded by two dozen uninvited gate-crashers who then proceeded to disrupt and wreck proceedings. Jeremy Bedford-Turner was identified as one of these uninvited gate-crashers through his notoriety, and indeed was overheard saying that he had only come along in order “to see the fight” – thus proving that the whole disruption of the meeting had been pre-planned.

Bedford-Turner has not been the first of the gate-crashers of this meeting subsequently to be imprisoned however, for a certain Steve Uncles of the unsavoury splittist “English Democrats” party, who caused great offense by insulting the Union Flag at the disastrous meeting in question, was sentenced to seven months imprisonment for electoral fraud (see February 2017 and April 2017 SCNs). Furthermore the “LibertyUK” outfit, whose leader the Swinton Circle unwisely invited to address this meeting, with some of their leading members having infiltrated the Swinton Circle and subsequently arranging for the invasion of the extremist wreckers in an apparent cack-handed attempt to takeover the organisation, announced earlier this year that they were disbanding (see February 2018 SCN).

The notorious meeting of 31st July 2015 of course caused the Swinton Circle great problems, which the organisation only really recovered from by merging with New Britain in order to form the Patriotic Forum. Although the movement has survived the disastrous events of 31st July 2015 and is now indeed thriving once again, it seems as if those who sought to destroy the organisation have suffered all sorts of misfortunes. As the old saying goes: “He who laughs last laughs longest”!


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