Tuesday, 18 December 2018

December 2018 Edition.


December 2018 edition

On Sunday 9th December a massive march, organised and co-ordinated by UKIP, took place through central London demanding that “Brexit means Brexit” – in other words rejecting any negotiated “deal” with the EU bureaucrats and calling for a managed “No Deal” exit from the EU.

Estimates vary, but most observers reported that there were tens of thousands on this march, making it one of the largest popular protest demonstrations in recent years – if not ever – and showing clearly that support for Britain’s complete withdrawal from the hated European Union has not diminished in any way since the People’s Vote of 23rd June 2016, and in all probability has probably increased significantly.

Evidently by the time the front of the march reached its destination in Whitehall the rear hadn’t even left its official starting point in Park Lane. Whitehall was cordoned off for the culmination of the protest, with a special dais being erected not far from the entrance to Downing Street, and from where a series of dynamic speeches were made to the thronged crowd by several prominent personalities, including Tommy Robinson (the inspirational “people’s hero” famed for drawing attention to Islamic sexual exploitation gangs), Neil Hamilton AM (the charismatic former Conservative government minister and current UKIP Welsh Assembly member), Stuart Agnew MEP (the UKIP MEP for the East of England and their agriculture and food spokesman), Lord Pearson (the UKIP Leader in the House of Lords), and of course the current UKIP Leader, Gerard Batten MEP.

Gerard Batten of course only became UKIP Leader earlier this year, announcing that he was only accepting the position temporarily, and for no longer than twelve months – but already he seems to have totally re-energised the party after a sustained period of decline and inept leadership, as the phenomenal success of thiis massive protest march well illustrates.

Predictably, alas, the renewed support which UKIP has received as a result of its rejuvenated leadership has meant that former UKIP leader Nigel Farage plus a handful of his sycophants (most of whom have proved either failures or inadequates) have resigned from UKIP in fits of pique. There could be something more than mere jealousy at play here however, for as we’ve observed previously Farage has expressed some views in the past which simply do not tally with the leader of a party which claims to be patriotic. More recently, however, he has stated that he thought there definitely would be a “second referendum” regarding Britain’s relationship to the EU and that there was a 55% likelihood that Brexit would not happen – and that as a result he was forming a new party to fight the 2019 Euro-Elections! By so doing he has of course been propagating ideas which are the antithesis of those which he claimed to support whilst leader of UKIP, and the only conclusion which can be drawn is that he doesn’t really wish Brexit to happen so that he can retain his seat in the Euro-Parliament and all the perks which go with it!

Gerald Batten, however, has clearly demonstrated that he is NOT a phony, and we hope therefore that he will reconsider his original decision only to hold the UKIP leadership for one year. With a new and younger cadre of unambiguous patriots such as Tommy Robinson rising to prominence within the party, the future for UKIP therefore now seems very bright, and will mean that it is likely to remain a force on the British political scene long after Brexit has been achieved!



The Springbok Club took an active role in organising this year’s annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony (marking the anniversary of the foundation of Rhodesia in 1890) which took place at Bath in Somerset earlier this month as the usual venue in Norfolk was unavailable because of extensive building repair work. This ceremony turned out to be a good success in spite of its enforced relocation, with Sgt. Graham Gillmore (ex-Grenadier Guards, RLI and South African Pathfinders Company) acting as Parade Commander as usual and with Rhodesian born-and-bred Mrs. Thorley Oliver performing the actual raising of the Union Flag. After the flag-raising itself short speeches were given by this present writer and Mr. Peter Jewell (who had lived in Rhodesia during the UDI years and had become a prominent sporting personality in the country and also worked as a pilot with Air Trans Africa), which were followed by a key-note speech from Mr. Stuart Agnew MEP (the UKIP MEP for the East of England and UKIP’s Spokesman on Agriculture and Food, who had worked as a soil and water conservation officer in Rhodesia and also served in the Rhodesian Army for a number of years), and the ceremony ended with the singing of the National Anthem, which was led with gusto by Mr. Alex Knox-Wylie. Special thanks are due to Mr. & Mrs. Alexander von Tutschek who not only provided an excellent alternative venue, but who also laid on a sumptuous spread of succulent buffet snacks for all who attended,


The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a small event to commemorate the Day of the Vow in Canterbury on 16th December this year, thus remembering the vow made by Andries Pretorius and his brave band of Voortrekker pioneers prior to the Battle of Blood River in 1838, even if many of their descendants still based in South Africa itself seem to have forgotten it.


In January the Springbok Club will be holding its 2019 AGM, after which Mr. Gary Vincent will be giving “part 2” of his illustrated talk about the Battle of the Falkland Islands (see Patriotic Forum News section). All current members will of course be informed of the details of this event in due course, so if you wish to participate and aren’t currently a member then you better send in your membership payment as soon as you can!

In February the Springbok Club plans to stage a visit to the Brunel Museum in London. More details will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.



The Patriotic Forum held a most informative meeting in November which was addressed by Mr. Hugh Shakeshaft, a prominent international financial analyst and advisor and Brexiteer activist, on the theme “The EU and the catastrophic road ahead for the EU and the EuroZone post-Brexit”. In an enlightening, hard-hitting, and often amusing speech Mr. Shakeshaft explained not only why Britain’s speedy exit from the EU was beneficial in itself, but also predicted that a forthcoming international financial meltdown would mean that complete control over its own affairs would place the UK in an infinitely better position to withstand this crisis.


The Patriotic Forum staged a trip to Chatham Dockyard earlier this month in order to celebrate Falkland Islands Battle Day. Many of the ships which took part in the Battle of the Falklands Islands of 1914 and the subsequent Falklands War of 1982 were based at Chatham, which gave added significance to this visit. Assembling at the historic Main Gate, a former employee of the Dockyard was able to point out and comment about many of the buildings, features and historical aspects of the Yard, including showing the grace-and-favour house, “The Cottage”, where Les Hompstead lived whilst serving as Yard Services Manager from 1967 to 1970. After viewing the Dockyard the Patriotic Forum party adjourned to the adjacent historic King George V pub, where Mr. Gary Vincent compĂ©red a fascinating PowerPoint presentation about the Battle of the Falkland Islands. As mentioned above, as there proved insufficient time to finish this presentation it will be concluded at the end of the Springbok Club’s 2019 AGM in January.


The Patriotic Forum will be holding a dinner to mark Burns’ Night in central London on 25th January 2019, after which a short ceremony will be staged at the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip (the founding Governor of New South Wales) in order to celebrate Australia Day (it will by then be Australia Day in Australia itself!).

In February 2019 the Patriotic Forum will be celebrating New Zealand Day by staging a trip to certain sites in central London associated with the founding and colonisation of New Zealand, and on March 29th will be participating in the festivities in central London to celebrate the actual moment of Brexit. More details about all these events will be included in future editions of the SCN.



We are happy to be able to announce that thanks to a most generous donation from one of our supporters we have been able to complete postage of all copies of the first edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot (formerly S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in Exile) to all existing subscribers, and furthermore can now proceed with the publication of the second edition. If you would like to purchase a bulk quantity of the first edition for re-distribution to friends, colleagues and others who you think might be interested in receiving copies then please let us know by e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk. (£16.00 or R160.00 for 25 copies, £25.00 or R250.00 for 50 copies, £40.00 or R400.00 for 100 copies or £70.00 or R700.00 for 200 copis).



We’ve recently received the following report from the Network for Animals organisation regarding appalling conditions for dogs in the “new” South Africa, which gives great cause for concern. It reads as follows :-

“It’s been a cold, harsh winter in Cape Town and the thousands of dogs in the city’s slums are suffering from hunger, illness and cold.

“Dogs have a hard life in the slums. People can barely feed themselves and dog food is simply beyond the household budget. The result is hundreds of abandoned dogs living in unbelievable squalor. The dogs have no medical care and no shelter, the only care they get is from volunteers like us.

“For four years, in partnership with volunteers from TEARS, a wonderful local organization, we have been helping street dogs in the crime-ridden slum where the dogs live, a desperately poor area called Vrygrond. Vrygrond means “free ground” in Afrikaans, but the only thing the animals get free is disease. With the help of animal lovers we have made life better for hundreds of street dogs. But there is so much more to do.

“My team recently visited a rubbish dump where dogs gather in a desperate search for food. Dogs surrounded us, skinny, scared, shivering and starving. We spotted a discarded puppy curled up in a ball, too weak to move. She had just hours to live. She looked up at us with puppy-dog eyes, pleading for help. Of course, we rescued her. Her new name is Maggie. She got immediate medical care and will be cared for at TEARS until a good home can be found for her.

“With the help of animal lovers I help send regular rescue missions to Vrygrond, even though it’s a dangerous thing to do because of random gang violence.

“We can’t allow threats of violence to stop us when there are hundreds of dogs like Maggie in desperate need of food, shelter and medical care. We have to help them.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, Founder

“P.S. For the South African government animals are just not a priority. Animal welfare laws are ignored or badly enforced, resulting in massive cruelty.”

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



There have recently been two most worrying spectres in the world of international sport which have proved extremely sickening.

Firstly both the Cricket and Rugby Union authorities (and we believe the Association Football authorities also) have been prepared to devote certain days to propagating the views of the sinister Stonewall pro-homosexual lobbying organisation – complete with rainbow-coloured clothing for officials, flags and even laces worn in players’ boots. The authorities concerned undoubtedly agreed to do this because of financial “bribes” which they received by way of the so-called “pink pound” assets available to this political pressure group. They should remember however that their sports have a great influence upon children and young people who they should surely be trying to protect, rather than exposing to such unnatural perversions.

The second disturbing spectre has been the appearance of the subversive Aboriginal flag on the Australian Rugby Union jerseys during their recent tour of the British Isles. As far as we know there are no Aboriginals presently playing in the Australian national side (all the non-Whites in their current squad seem to be South Sea Islander mercenaries) – so why therefore this kow-towing to Aboriginal sensitivities? The Abo’ flag is of course regarded as offensive by the vast majority of Australians, so therefore its appearance on the national team’s jersey can only alienate the Australian Rugby Union team from their natural fan-base of supporters.

Both of these worrying developments have of course been concessions to so-called “political correctness”, but “political correctness” was a manifestation of the 1990s, and it is now 2018, so we are surely now living in a far different – and far better – world!



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No.241 - Mr. EOIN McKAY of Durban

Eoin McKay originated from the Scottish Highlands, and was the one-time brother-in-law of Ken Dalglish of Seychelles Coup fame (see January 2014 SCN’s “Where are they now?”). Whilst engaged to Ken’s sister Vanessa he acted as joint manager of the Riviera Hotel on Durban’s Victoria Embankment together with Ken during the early 1980s. A most friendly and jovial character, he was also a gifted artist and social satirist, and his drawings of national stereotypes with suitable social comments adorned the walls of the alcoves in the upper bar of the Riviera Hotel. He had evidently been engaged to Vanessa for several years but couldn’t marry her because of difficulties in finalising divorce proceedings from his first wife – but bizarrely once he was eventually able to marry her the marriage only lasted for a few months! It would be very interesting to learn what happened to him.



There has been much controversy in the “new” South Africa recently concerning an artwork entitled “Nazi Mandela”. This picture by Ayanda Mabulu shows the late terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela apparently giving a Nazi salute whilst standing in front of a German Nazi flag, with a suitable comment underneath. Mabulu evidently stated that he painted this picture because he believed that Mandela did nothing to improve the conditions of Blacks in South Africa during the period when he acted as president of the country. In this criticism we would of course agree with Mr. Mabulu, for Mandela was clearly motivated far more by envy and hatred for the Whites of South Africa and all that they’d achieved, rather than with concern about the well-being of his own people. We would actually go further than this and argue that this depiction of Mandela as a Nazi was very accurate in view of his rabid anti-Semitism and support for the Palestinian terrorist organisations, and furthermore would assert that the quasi-genocide campaign against White farmers and urban-dwellers which Mandela unleashed was very similar to the anti-Jewish pogroms which the Nazis unleashed in Germany on “Kristallnacht”. A very good account of the controversy about this artwork appears on the web-site of The South African at :-






What was that French guy who was murdered in South Africa in the 1990’s name? I was just thinking of him the other day.

Yours etc.,

Nicky Lamprecht, Natal, South Africa.

[ The Frenchman’s name was Yves Giana. He had evidently been active with the Conservative Party in the Transvaal before being transferred to Durban by the company which he worked for. Although undoubtedly authentic in his pro-South African views, he alas ruffled quite a few feathers in Conservative circles in Durban by “trying to take over” and telling everyone what they were allegedly doing wrong. He was however killed by rioters in the Umlazi township whilst making a delivery there for his employers. He view of his tragic fate it is probably best therefore to remember all the good in him, rather than his faults. – Ed.]



That was a wizard talk which you gave about Mr. Leslie Hompstead and his time in Gibraltar at the Patriotic Forum meeting in October. He seemed a great guy and a true patriot. I wish I’d been able to meet him.

Yours etc.,

John Pope, London, U.K.




President George H.W.Bush, the 41st Preseident of the United States who sadly died at the end of last month, continued with the conservative policies of his predecessor Ronald Reagan, and thereby consolidated the clear ideological difference between the two established American political parties.

Born into a wealthy GOP-supporting New England family, George Bush however was determined to make his own way in life, and moved to Texas in order to start his own business enterprise in the oil industry. His business career was interrupted by the outbreak of WWII however, and he immediately joined the US Navy, where he served with distinction as a naval air pilot. After WWII was over he returned to his business which he continued to build into a highly successful operation. A thoroughly decent man and devoted to his family, George Bush’s sense of public service propelled him into the political arena. Texas was not a happy hunting ground for the GOP at that time, but George Bush managed to obtain a far higher number of votes than most other GOP candidates. In spite of not being able to achieve victory for any top elected office, his talents were however spotted by administrations in Washington, and he was appointed to become US liaison officer in Communist China (before Red China was recognised by the US government) and then as head of the CIA.

For some unknown reason George Bush was held in suspicion by many within conservative circles in the United States, but it was our great colleague Dave McCalden, then resident in the US, who informed us that George Bush was the coming man and a person to support for high office. He was proved right of course, for after Ronald Reagan chose him as his vice-Presidential running-mate he proved to be an outstanding VP and subsequently President, being instrumental in the collapse of Soviet Communism and the ending of the Cold War.

Whilst President his most important act was to commit US forces to oppose Iraq following the alarming Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. He didn’t “go wobbly”, and whereas other post-Vietnam US Presidents (including Reagan himself) had been reluctant to commit ground forces to oppose evil aggression in the outside world, George Bush had the courage to take the necessary action. His failure, of course, was to withdraw US forces before the job had been fully accomplished, and with the monster Saddam Hussein still in power in Baghdad. In this of course the blame really lies with his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, who opposed continuing military operations all the way to Baghdad - but it must be remembered in this regard that the unwise decision to appoint the unsuitable Powell as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was taken by the previous Reagan administration.

George Bush did not turn out to be a two-term president however, and although “received wisdom” has it that this was mainly because of the economic downturn, it seems certain that vast numbers of Americans were dissatisfied with the fact that the First Gulf War hadn’t been pursued to its proper conclusion. George Bush’s son, George W.Bush, of course followed his father as President eight years later, and proved to be equally as capable as his father. He did however finish the business of the First Gulf War by ensuring the elimination of the monster Saddam Hussein, and as a result he did become a two-term president.

George Bush’s main achievement, however, was to continue with the shift to the patriotic right of the GOP, something which is continuing to bear fruit to this day. His contribution to building a better world should therefore never be forgotten.



We have recently learnt the devastating news of the death of Johnny Rodrigues, the founder and driving-force behind the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Our sincerest condolences are of course extended to his family, and we hope to include a full obituary in his honour in an edition of the SCN in the near future.


Readers will undoubtedly remember the obituary to Leslie Robert “Les” Hompstead which was included in the September 2018 Edition of the SCN. We have however subsequently been dumbfounded to receive the following message from Mr. Hompstead’s youngest child, Mrs. Sheila Ayling, which we received some two months after the original obituary to her father appeared :-

“Thank you for your thoughtful words.

“Unfortunately we feel it is all a bit too much.

“We are a modest family and that includes my dad. He would probably not appreciate such a detailed article.

“Sorry if this decision isn’t what you were expecting.

“Sheila “

We therefore apologize to Mrs. Ayling for publishing this obituary which evidently didn’t meet with her approval. We would however like to make the following points :-

1) After Les’s funeral all three of his children were asked whether they would have any objection if we were to include an obituary in honour of their father in a future edition of the SCN. None of them expressed any objection in principle.

2) A draft copy was then written and e-mailed to both his son Trevor Hompstead and Mrs. Ayling (his eldest daughter, Mrs. Joy Evans, evidently doesn’t have any e-mail access) and asked to confirm that everything contained therein was accurate, or whether they would like any additions or amendments to be made. It was also emphasised that the deadline date for publication was 13th September.

3) As no response had been received by 11th September Mt. Trevor Hompstead was ‘phoned. His wife answered the call and confirmed that the draft copy had been received safely. It was again emphasised that the deadline date was only two days ago, and that if we heard nothing further from them then we would presume that everything was in order, and so we would therefore go ahead with publication – which of course we did.

Having re-read the obituary in question we cannot detect anything which could conceivably imply that Les himself or any of his family members were other then modest in nature. Furthermore we cannot see how anything contained therein could be objected to by any reasonable person. We would therefore be very interested to learn the opinions of readers regarding this disturbing matter.


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