England Watch has spent over six months now ‘watching’ what is going on in the English national movement. If one listens to the internet etc, quite a lot.
But if we ask the question, how much of that is likely to benefit England? The answer must be, bugger-all!
In England, (and Britain in general), the accepted method of changing the political system is via the ballot box. Over the past few years English nationalism has not been short of Political parties, but quantity and quality are distant cousins in the English nationalist family.
There are a possible five siblings in this family.
For England Party. On the 6th March England Watch posted an obituary for this party and although we have never seen a death certificate we have never been told that we are wrong.
English Peoples Party and One England . Twins, though not identical, both born in October 2010, both had a single candidate stand in May 2011, both show some signs of life on the internet and at a very small-scale local level. Neither of them stood any candidates in this month’s local elections, even though it was free to stand and the fact that the Party name on the ballot form and a couple of letters to the local papers may have gained a couple of extra members in the ward. Members means fees, fees means money for another election with maybe a leaflet this time.
England First Party. This party shows a bit more activity than those above, having fielded two candidates so far this year, but it is also much further to the right than the above. This, in the opinion of England Watch and others, will probably prevent any real growth. They do not seem to have benefited as much as expected from the collapse of the BNP.
English Democrats Party. Still the largest by far of the English nationalist parties, even though membership is now thought to be below a thousand. It has suffered recently from the loss of many of its established members and candidates due to the, invited, influx of former BNP activists, some of whom have left rather unsavoury internet footprints which can now be collected up and flung at the EDP.
The English Democrats are becoming more and more reliant upon former BNP personnel, both to run the party and to stand as candidates. In 2011 about 20% of the Local election candidates were former BNP. In 2012 the figure was over 40%.
The internet presence of the EDP consists of the party website, well-padded but uninformative, and a few Blogs. Of the Blogs the four main ones are those of Steve Uncles, Eddy Butler, Chris Beverley and Party Chairman Robin Tilbrook.
Steve Uncles’ “English Passport” Blog is mainly used by its owner as a platform for attacking other English nationalist parties and UKIP. Mr Uncles also uses it as a platform for disseminating incorrect and misleading ‘information’ on people and events. It contains very little that can be argued as being of help to the building of a future for England.
Chris Beverley’s Morley Patriot Blog is perhaps the most ‘professional’ of the four. It is well laid out and at least contains quite a lot about EDP activity in Yorkshire and elsewhere but also ventures into support for a number of European far-right parties. It contains very little that can be argued as being of help to the building of a future for England.
Eddy Butler’s Blog is almost totally taken up with stories of, and attacks upon, the BNP. His former party is the subject of many of his posts and gets a mention in almost every other. Apart from the report on his recent venture into the election arena there is no mention of any activity by him within the EDP. It contains very little that can be argued as being of help to the building of a future for England.
Robin Tilbrook’s Blog is a rather odd collection of pieces written by him and a large number of links to, or cut & paste of, other articles. His latest is an attack on the BNP for attacking the EDP.
Mr Tilbrook is the Chairman of a party that wants the votes and support of the people of England. That is not something that will, or should, not be given lightly; he has to earn the support and respect of the people and he, and others within his party, will not do that by assuming that those who do not join his party or who wish to be party of another party are ‘anti-English’. Again, very little that is positive for England.
The vast majority of the people of England are not attracted to the politics of the far-right and if Mr Tilbrook decides to take his party in that direction he must understand that the people will not be attracted to the EDP either.
England is in a parlous position in the UK and there is not a single party that seems to be trying to help. The BNP, UKIP and the English nationalist parties are not running, or ruining, England. It is the duty of the English nationalist parties to challenge and combat the Tory, Lib’ Dem’ and Labour machines controlling our country. None of the present English nationalist parties seem capable of doing this; infightingand back-stabbing is not going to deliver a strong party, let alone an English Parliament.
Whether unity can be delivered by the present leaderships of those parties, or even by those parties, is debatable and negotiable. England needs a party with a membership consisting of English nationalists holding views that are acceptable to the majority of the voters.
People in general, and the media in particular, will not be fooled by British nationalists using English nationalist parties as a ‘political Doss-house’ until something more comfortable turns up. England Watch says enough is enough! It is time for real English nationalists to begin the fight-back
In a phrase, we must all hang in together of we will all be hung out separately!