Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Special Intermediary Edition - June 2007.


Intermediary Edition


Unfortunately a mistake was made concerning the date of next week's London Swinton Circle meeting in the LSC newsletter which was recently circulated. We would therefore like to confirm that this meeting will definitely be taking place on MONDAY 2nd July. Once again the full details are as follows :-

Date : Monday 2nd July 2007

Time : 19.00 hrs

Venue : No.1 Parliament Street (one block away from the Houses of Parliament in the direction of Whitehall - nearest underground station : Westminster).

Guest Speaker : Mr. Philip Davies MP (Conservative, Shipley). As well as being a highly-respected MP and prominent member of the EuroSceptic "Better Off Out" group, Mr. Davies is also an astute racehorse owner, whose horse Osolomio won at Ripon a couple of weeks ago.



The date of this year's annual Springbok Club's Rhodes & Founders Day celebration buffet has now been finalised for Friday 27th July 2007, and will take place in central London. The Guest of Honour at this event will be Mr. Albert Weidemann, the eminent Zimbabwe human rights activist.



The following flags and other items of Southern African interest are for sale :-

270cm x 180cm real South African National Flag, £130
South African Naval Ensign (Scandinavian Cross version), £80
South African Police Flag, £50
Transvaal South African Republic Flag, £110
Rhodesia Flag 1968 to 1979 design, £10
Republic of Venda official book, £25
Union of South Africa High Commissioner package, brochures, newspapers and other documentation, £30
South African Navy badge, £55
British Red Ensign WWII, £80
Queen's Golden Jubilee Union Jack, £10
An Empire Youth Annual, £15
A Pictorial History of South Africa Book, £20
A picture of Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour with the Orange White and Blue South African flag flying, £5
The booklet "The Art of War" issued by the Military Information Bureau of the SADF, £15
A copper ashtray from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, £10.

(all prices include postage and packaging - all reasonable offers will be considered)

For more details, or to place an order, please contact Mr. Robert Lee Shipley on: 07748-194373, or e-mail:


Monday, 18 June 2007

June 2007 Edition.


June 2007 edition

As Tony Blair nears the end of his tenure as British Prime Minister it is both ironic and sickening to observe that the most often quoted "criticism" of his premiership is probably about the only important thing which he did right during his entire term in office - namely his commitment to Britain's role in the worldwide War against [Islamic] Terrorism.

Forget about all the constitutional vandalism which has taken place during Blair's premiership (most frighteningly brought home by the recent Scottish parliamentary results), forget about the furtherance of the poisonous homosexual agenda (particularly by the obscene "civil partnerships" legislation), forget about the cancellation of Britain's EU rebate - and indeed by the increasing encroachment of the EU into UK affairs, forget about the running-down of Britain's armed forces, forget about the crisis of escalating Eastern European and non-White immigration, forget about the appeasement of SF/IRA terrorists in Northern Ireland, forget about the criminal war against White Christians in the Balkans - no, according to the politically-correct brigade the worst thing which Blair did was to commit Britain to the global struggle against militant Islamic terrorism, not only in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also by initiating more effective security measures in the UK itself.

To be sure, there have also been other less important actions initiated by the Blair government which should be applauded - such as education reforms, increased private financial involvement in public institutions, and military intervention in Sierra Leone (temporary though this alas proved to be) - but it has been Blair's courage in the face of massive extreme left-wing pressure to commit Britain to the fight against expansionist Islamic terrorism which should be praised the most. If this proves to be Blair's greatest legacy then it will indeed be a noble one - though alas in our eyes it will not be able to compensate for all the more disastrous consequences of his rule as detailed above.

When Blair came to power in 1997 we predicted that he would turn out to be a second Ramsey MacDonald; in reality, however, he has turned out to be a second Lear - a tragic figure condemned by all. There have been some who've asserted that Blair has been Britain's worst Prime Minister ever; such a claim though is of course complete nonsense - one only has to remember Attlee (under whose rule Britain was destroyed as a great Imperial power, who initiated massive nationalisation of industry, and who presided over the start of the disastrous non-White immigration programme), Wilson (now widely accepted as a Soviet "agent of influence", and who openly sided with the terrorists in Rhodesia against his own kith-and-kin) and Heath (who betrayed Britain's sovereignty by joining the then EEC and who betrayed Loyal Ulster by proroguing Stormont) to realise that there have been far worse British premiers even in recent history. Having said this, however, Blair must still rank far closer to the bottom than to the top of the league of the greatest British Prime Ministers of all time.

But what of Blair's future? There has been much speculation that he will convert to Roman Catholicism upon his retirement - but might he undertake an even more significant conversion? Both Callaghan and (to a lesser degree) Wilson tended to admit mistakes after they left office. Blair now seems to be vilified by almost all sections of the present Labour Party. His "New Labour" project lies in tatters. Has his 10 year term in office tempered him and made him realise the true realities of the world in which we live - as his admirable latter stance towards the War against Terrorism would tend to suggest? If so then maybe he will be honest enough to admit the failures of the perverse ideology of internationalist and multi-culturalist socialism in the days ahead, and to reject the very concept of the Labour Party - both "old" and "new". If so then perhaps his greatest legacy is yet still to come.



The Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club held a highly successful buffet last month in order to celebrate Empire Day. The guest speaker was Mr. John Clemence QPM, BSc (Econ.) Hons., a former Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Hong Kong Police. Mr. Clemence gave an extremely well received speech in which he relayed some of his experiences in not only the RHKP, but also in the Metropolitan Police before that. Mr. Clemence is also a leading official in both the Royal Society of St. George and the newly founded Association of the Commonwealth Realms, and as a result of this meeting we trust that even closer links can be forged between our respective patriotic organisations.



Following an extremely busy May, the Springbok Club/ELC has decided not to organise any event at national level during June - but the Kent Branch of the movement will be staging an informal get-together towards the end of the month to which all members and supporters are warmly invited. The details of this gathering are as follows :-

Date : Sunday 24th June 2007

Time : Throughout the afternoon - start assembling from 12.00 noon to 13.00 hrs onwards.

Venue : The King's Head, Rochester High Street, Rochester, Kent (The King's Head is approximately 10 minutes walk from Rochester Railway Station. Turn right out of Rochester Railway Station, then turn right again into Rochester High Street. The King's Head can then be found on the left-hand side).


In late August the London Branch of the SC/ELC will be holding a Summer Braai at The Peacock Pub, Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town, at which it is anticipated that a most interesting guest of honour will be present.



In July the Springbok Club will be staging its annual Rhodes & Founders Day celebration buffet. The Guest of Honour at this event will be Mr. Albert Weidemann, the eminent Zimbabwe human rights activist. Fuller details will be given in next month's edition of the SCN.

In September it is hoped that the SC/ELC will be welcoming a prominent former Conservative MP who has recently published a series of empirical books about the Royal Houses of Europe as guest speaker. Again further details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



The Patriotic Forum (an umbrella grouping of patriotic organisations including both the SC/ELC and the London Swinton Circle) held a special meeting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of victory in the Falklands War last month, at which the guest speaker was Mr. Peter Pepper, a leading official of the Falkland Islands Association. Mr. Pepper, a geologist by profession and a scion of a prominent British military family, lives for at least part of each year in Argentina, where he monitors political and economic developments very closely, and as a result he was able to give a most insightful report regarding the current situation as it effects both the Falkland Islands and Argentina.



The London Swinton Circle will be staging three most important events during early July, the details of which are as follows :-

On Monday 2nd July the London Swinton Circle will be welcoming Mr. Philip Davies MP (Conservative, Shipley) as guest speaker. This meeting will take place at No.1 Parliament Street, commencing at 19.00 hrs. As well as being a highly-respected MP and prominent member of the "Better Off Out" group, Mr. Davies is also an astute racehorse owner, whose horse Osolomio won at Ripon last week.

On Tuesday 10th July the London Swinton Circle will be holding its annual Summer Buffet at which the guest speaker will be Lord Willoughby de Broke, the UKIP peer and elected hereditary member of the House of Lords. This event will take place at The Counting House, 50 Cornhill, London EC3, commencing at 19.00 hrs. The subjects of Lord Willoughby de Broke's speech will include House of Lords reform, EU developments, and foreign policy and defence issues. Tickets will be priced at £15.00 per head (which includes a sumptuous buffet and wine), and can be ordered by writing to: The London Swinton Circle, P.O.Box 29208, London SE8 3ZU.

On Monday 16th July the London Swinton Circle will be welcoming Mr. Philip Hollobone MP (Conservative, Kettering) as guest speaker. This meeting will be held in Committee Room No.13 of the House of Commons, beginning at 19.00 hrs.



New Britain held their first annual Goldsmith Lecture in memory of Sir James Goldsmith last month, which proved to be a great success. Chaired by Mr. Dennis Delderfield, the National Chairman of New Britain, the speakers at this event were the Rt. Hon. Lord Tebbit CH and Professor Stephen Bush of Manchester University, who both gave most masterful addresses.

New Britain also celebrated "Keep the United Kingdom United Day" on the date of the Trooping of the Colour. After forming a contingent to cheer Her Majesty at the ceremony itself, a pageant was held later during the day in Pimlico where representatives from all the four component parts of the United Kingdom were present. Songs were sung by Tessa Spong representing England and Tim Ward representing Wales, and a special Ulster poem was also read.

On Sunday 1st July New Britain will be staging a special event to mark Canada's National Day. Supporters are invited to assemble at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich at 12.30 hrs, from where a procession will proceed to St.Alfege's Church in Greenwich where a wreath will be laid on the grave of Gen. James Wolfe, accompanied by the singing of the Canadian National Anthem. A message of friendship to the Prime Minister of Canada will also be signed on this occasion, after which a convivial lunch and conducted tour of Greenwich will take place.



The following flags and other items of Southern African interest are for sale :-

270cm x 180cm real South African National Flag £130
South African Naval Ensign (Scandinavian Cross version) £80
South African Police Flag £50
Transvaal South African Republic Flag £110
Rhodesia Flag 1968 to 1979 design £10
Republic of Venda official book £25
Union of South Africa High Commissioner package, brochures, newspapers and other documentation £30
South African Navy badge £55
British Red Ensign WWII £80
Queen's Golden Jubilee Union Jack £10
An Empire Youth Annual £15
A Pictorial History of South Africa Book £20
A picture of Table Mountain and Cape Town Harbour with the Orange White and Blue South African flag flying £5
A bronze plaque of the SWA border, 1977, £15
(all prices include postage and packaging)

For more details, or to place an order, please contact Mr. Robert Lee Shipley on: 07748-194373, or e-mail:



The Argentinian publication "Clarin" recently reported upon the visit to the Falkland Islands by the Rt.Hon. William Hague MP, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, and also included an interview with him - which of course was supportive of the Islanders, and for the Falklands policy of the Blair Government, which he stated was a policy of state.



Earle Bingley of the "Canadian Voice for Animals" writes as follows :-

"I now have an update on the Greenland Sled Dogs. We have been successful in bringing the Danish Prime Minister and Mr. Kleist, a Danish MP, to the bargaining table. They have agreed to set up some teams to see if they can't solve the problem of the horror that the sled dogs must suffer each and every day of their lives.

"Some of the owners even kill their dogs when they are three and four years old, because they refuse to work as hard as they did when they were one and two years old. How sick can a nation be?

"We had a very nice write up in the Danish on line newspaper. See our new opening page for the dogs. The English version is there:

"We are also trying to get IAMS in Denmark and Norway to send some dry dog food to Greenland so that the dogs at least don't starve as they have been doing for decades. With all the bad publicity IAMS is getting because of the poison in their wet can food, they may just want to get some good publicity and send several tons of food to the dogs.

"My girl Coqui, Professor Myrta Montiel, has done wonders in Argentina. Once she became our representative three years ago she has managed to get several provinces in her country slated as no kill areas. She's quite the girl. Some publicity for her would also be appreciated, as she has been a great help with our campaign for the Sled Dogs."



The Federal Commonwealth Society of Canada has recently announced that they have changed their name to the United Commonwealth Society of Canada, and furthermore have ratified an official affiliation with the Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club.

James Alcock, the International President of the United Commonwealth Society, writes as follows :-

"We have purchased a 1928 South Africa flag and will be parading it along with other [Commonwealth] member nations' flags in our upcoming annual parade in Toronto.

"Flag manufacturers here still print the 1928 flag as well as that silly 1994 flag. The Canadian Red Ensign (my preferred Canadian flag) is also still printed."

[Many readers will probably recall that the Springbok Club/ELC was previously represented in Canada by Mr. John Beattie, who alas subsequently reneged upon his promises and responsibilities. We would like emphasise that Mr. Beattie and his "British People's League" has absolutely no connection to the United Commonwealth Society of Canada.]



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

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"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:



271 pages, some illustrations. Soft-back £5.00 including p&p. (r.r.p. £10.00)

The compelling story of what really happened in a defeated Japan following the end of World War II. Merchant seaman James Mackay, whilst travelling in the east, started to hear stories of massacres and other atrocities committed by Japanese forces, not just against enemy troops, but against innocent civilian populations. His subsequent investigations revealed reluctance amongst Allied governments to discuss these incidents that seemed to amount almost to a cover-up. Why would the Allies want to overlook the crimes of a former enemy, especially when the leadership of another former enemy was being liquidated at Nuremburg? Using his own research, as well as material prepared by Australian Army war crimes investigator Capt. J.G. Goodwin, Mackay exposes the cover-up and names the guilty. Not only were the Japanese keen to sweep the past under the carpet, but the US government of the time also had its own reasons for preserving the political and industrial elite in Japan. A provocative book, which calls into question the morality of US policy towards Japan after WWII.

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"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"PALM WINE AND LEOPARD'S WHISKERS", edited by Ronnie Anderson.

Reminiscences of Eastern Nigeria - "The nuts and bolts of African history..." Professor Tony Kirk-Greene CMG, MBE, Emeritus Professor of African Affairs at Oxford University. A unique selection of Nigerian stories, studies/articles on arts, crafts, education riots, oil discovery, court and community development, medical section, Royal visits, Leopard murders, electoral matters, land disputes, an extraordinary spectrum of Nigerian life in post-war era up to Independence. Photographs, sketches and maps.

A small stock of this book, which makes an ideal gift, are still available from : Yesterdays Books, 6 Cecil Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9EH, UK at £15.00 - plus £3.50 or £6.50 (airmail) for postage and packing.


"THE RAPE OF ZIMBABWE" by Ricky Wilson - which tells it like it was (and is)!

Rhodesia was once a prosperous and thriving country, and the story of the author's enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit in that land, followed by his desperate escape from the country when, as Zimbabwe, it became ruled by a tyrant, imparts a realistic perspective of the present desperate plight of many exiles from a country that was once a paradise and the breadbasket for so much of Africa.

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No.103 : Mr. GRAEME MEIKLE of Salisbury and Durban.

Meryl, now resident in the United States, writes as follows :-

"I was wondering if you can help me locate Graeme (or Graham) Meikle whose family owned Meikle's in Salisbury. He was in Durban, South Africa in the 1960's."

If you can help Meryl in this regard please contact her direct on: - although she does ask that no attachments be sent with any initial e-mails.



"Green Ratel" has contacted us from South Africa to inform us of an excellent new web-site dedicated to the memory of Dr. Hendrick Verwoerd. He writes as follows :-

"A new site on Hendrik Verwoerd, South Africa's greatest statesman. Chronicles the reality of separate development and how South Africa defeated terrorism. Link: "





Hope you are well. As you probably realised, I sent that item [the petition protesting against the alleged fact that the South African National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund was refusing to make grants to the South African Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and that certain branches of the South African SPCA were being threatened with closure as a result - see April's SCN] in good faith. My experience is 6 years old, and the SPCA at that time was not permitted to go on the street to collect, as they had always done in the past, as it was not a charity for humans. That ruling was introduced by the Mbeki Government, so they were really battling for cash. So things have changed.

Yours etc.,

M.H.G., Crawley, Sussex, U.K.




Regarding the South African Lotto, it is no more!!! Closed down about 4 weeks ago - no-one knows what is happening, so I doubt ANYONE is getting any money from the Lotto any more!

Yours etc.,

Rodger, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.




Why isn't Britain carrying its own weight in Iraq? - Blair did call for war, you know. 8000 British troops, 5500 of whom are to be soon pulled out is nothing compared to the American presence there; the UK has a population of over 60m, it can afford the manpower. Why did Brits talk like they had a potential showdown with Iran? It was two American aircraft carriers floating around the Gulf near Iran, not British carriers; why do the Brits exaggerate their commitment and sufferings? Why don't the Brits expel the Muslims that are swarming into Britain rather than continuing to urge the Americans to do the dirty work of securing the world from Islam? Why do the Brits urge Americans to fight when Britain itself has but a tiny military? Why?

Yours etc.,

Rob Busey, U.S.A.




I was recently shocked to learn about the fate of Australian George Forbes. For those readers not familiar with the plight of this Brisbane man, he is unjustly wasting away in Sudan, found guilty of the murder of a suicide victim he barely knew.

If, like me, you knew nothing about this case, you should rightly be outraged. Especially as you are likely VERY familiar with the so-called "David Hicks" character and his every attempt at finding legal loopholes to wriggle out of the mess he got himself into. So much so, that you'd probably be able to pick his primary school mug-shot from a photo line-out.

And why is it that everyone - from the daily newspapers to Amnesty International - keep insisting to refer to Daoud Mohammed as "David Hicks"? Is it not just a cheap trick to try and make Mr Mohammed come across as more acceptable to the Judeo-Christian culture he undertook to overthrow violently?

Daoud might have spent 5 years incarcerated, but lets face it, it wasn't for writing e-mails or waving placards. But due to all the effort by well meaning (if somewhat naive) folk, he is getting out of jail after only 5 years; and by all accounts he was rather chubby on leaving Guantanamo. A state of health that would have been seen as quite a luxury in the Sudanese hell-hole in which George Forbes languished.

Forbes, no doubt, would have been very eager to swap places with Daoud. At the very least he would've been able to get proper medical attention for the malaria-related kidney problems and dehydration he developed while incarcerated. Rumbek Prison has been described as a cess-pit where you sleep on the floor in overflowing sewage with five hundred inmates sharing three showers...

Difficult to picture, as I never saw Amnesty International carting a model of one of those around the country. Probably not as slick as the bright orange (and squeaky clean) Guantanamo model cells used to fleece a gullible public while making propaganda for "Hicks".

But maybe knowing so much about him and what he looks like around here can actually come in handy one day. After all, that convicted terrorist is going to be freely roaming our streets in the very near future!

Probably way before George Forbes receives any justice...

Yours etc.,

Jaco Strauss, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



As most readers will probably be aware, the editor of the SCN has recently been threatened with legal action by an enemy of our movement in relation to two articles which appeared in our "Rogues Gallery" column - one being over 18 months ago now, and the other just over 12 months ago. Both these items were written in a satirical vein following earlier vile comments defaming leading officials of the Springbok Club/ELC and London Swinton Circle which had been posted on an obscure Internet discussion forum run by the individual in question. Faced with this threatened legal action we therefore had no alternative other than to threaten counter legal action in relation to the defamatory items vilifying us which started the whole dispute, as well as against some even more provocative attacks against us which were posted following the "Rogues Gallery" items in question.

As legal action is still proceeding we feel it best not comment in detail about the specifics of this dispute, suffice to say that we are becoming increasingly sanguine about the eventual outcome. We would however like to thank all our many friends around the globe who have offered us support and encouragement during this most testing time. We have been particularly encouraged by the comments of one supporter from Canada, however, who reminded us that "only the tallest trees attract the wind"!




It was with great sadness that we recently heard the news of the death of Eileen Andrews.

Born as Eileen Hall in the Shepherd's Bush area of London, Eileen emigrated to the then Southern Rhodesia with her husband Bill Andrews shortly after the end of World War II. Settling in Bulawayo, she became a stalwart of local society, being active in the Women's Institute, the Sons of England and the Masonic ladies movement.

Even after returning to the UK following the fall of Rhodesia in the early 1980s she still maintained her active support for the Rhodesian cause, being a founder member of the Kent Branch of the Rhodesians Worldwide organisation, and being actively involved with the movement almost to the last. We pass on our sincerest condolences to Bill, their daughter Barbara and other members of their family on the sad loss of this great woman who we will always remember with much fondness.

At the same meeting of the Kent Branch of RW where we learnt the sad news of Eileen's death we also learnt that Shereen, another stalwart of the branch, was pregnant, and what's more is anticipating a daughter! Our congratulations are therefore extended to both Shereen and Terry. Rhodesians Never Die!


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