Monday, 25 May 2015

May 2015 Edition.


May 2015 edition

As we predicted, the British General Election produced some very interesting results, most of which tended to be most encouraging, but which also alas included an extremely disturbing development.

The overall result, which saw the Conservative Party returned to power with an overall majority, was highly significant – not only because for the first time in most people’s memories parties seemingly to the right of centre (Conservative and UKIP) out-voted parties to the left of centre, but also because it marked the near annihilation of the neo-Gladstonian LiberalDemocrat Party and a potentially fatal blow to Ed Miliband’s attempts to revert Labour to its socialist roots. Although we still have serious misgivings about David Cameron as Conservative leader, like former Labour leader Tony Blair before him the realities of power have clearly tempered his more liberal instincts and have moved him in a more realistic rightwards direction. Many of his subsequent cabinet appointments have furthermore happily re-enforced this impression

In Northern Ireland the results were even more encouraging, as they saw Unionist parties re-capturing two seats, one from SF/IRA itself and the other from their fellow-travellers of the Alliance Party, a party which as a result will hopefully soon be defunct. After the most worrying result of 2010 when Unionist and non-Unionist candidates tied with 9 seats each, this current result which saw a positive 11-7 split gives great reason for hope for the future. The “received wisdom” that “birthrate demographics” will eventually produce a Nationalist majority in Northern Island therefore seems to have been firmly disproved.

Although the results in England, Wales, and especially Northern Ireland were highly encouraging, those in Scotland, which saw the odious separatist SNP almost – but not completely – sweep the board, were extremely worrying. The reason for this sickening development is complex, but probably is a result of a combination of Cameron’s reprehensible decision to allow an “independence” referendum last year, the totally unattractive nature of Ed Miliband’s pro-socialist Labour leadership, and the fact that the Scottish Conservative Party had seen fit to appoint an openly lesbian as leader. The fact that the election in Wales, with its similar Keltic composition, went so radically different to that in Scotland – with even UKIP out-voting Plaid Cymru – is not only encouraging, but also clearly provides a clue, for only the second of the three reasons which we have advanced for the disaster in Scotland applies to Wales also. Quite obviously urgent action is therefore needed in Scotland (something which the Swinton Circle intends to play a leading role in helping), with the interesting suggestion being advanced that a Democratic Unionist Party of Scotland should be launched to act as a unifying force for all Scottish Unionists regardless of other ideological opinions.

This leaves the situation concerning UKIP. Although, with practically 4 million votes, UKIP has clearly established itself as the third force in UK politics, their success in winning only one seat and their clear decline since the County Council elections of 2013 and the EuroElections of last year, quite obviously shows that all is not well with the party. The problem, we firmly believe, lies at the top of the party, for at grassroots level their members are clearly good and sincere patriots. Incredibly we have heard that several UKIP leaders have described themselves as Gladstonians (no, we’re not making this up!), with some even going as far as to praise the Levellers, the Chartists and even today’s multi-racial society (again, we’re not making this up!). The situation concerning the seemingly immovable UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, is even more sinister however. We have commented in the SCN previously about rumours that Farage did not initially support the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics, and indeed openly canvassed for the Games to be awarded to Paris. Significantly we have received neither confirmation nor denial from Mr. Farage regarding these rumours. If this was the case then he of course forfeits all right to be considered an authentic patriotic British leader. But there has been another even more disturbing utterance which has indisputably come from Mr.Farage’s lips. During the election campaign he openly stated that he not only opposed Western military intervention in Syria to prevent the advance of the ISIS/ISIL terrorist vermin, but even opposed the successful Western military action in Libya to depose the tyrannical madman Gaddafi, whose support for global terrorism (including that of the IRA and ANC!) threatened us all! Farage’s appeasement towards Islamic expansionism is not only sickening in the extreme, but for someone who made his name by - rightly - opposing EU immigration into the UK now to be opposing necessary military action to prevent an even more insidious invasion threat from Islamic hordes demonstrates a hypocrisy which defies words.

The outcome of the 2015 General Election was greatly encouraging overall therefore, notwithstanding the disaster in Scotland. Urgent action is clearly needed in Scotland of course, although the examples from Wales, and probably even more relevantly from Northern Ireland, shows that salvation is still possible. As far as UKIP in concerned it is up to their majority sincere and authentically patriotic members to seize the initiative. Either they remove their hypocritical leaders and become an genuine and dynamic force in British politics, or else they will slide inevitably into oblivion.



Happily we can report that the problems which beset the Springbok Club at the beginning of the year now seem to have been overcome, and the majority of Committee members have once again resumed their positions. There has however been a criticism of the Springbok Club’s current web-site, which it has been claimed isn’t very attractive for new members. We wonder therefore whether other supporters could give their opinions on the web-site, and perhaps someone will even be able to re-design it (or certainly the home page) in a more state-of-the-art format?


For its May event the Springbok Club will be staging a visit to Southend-on-Sea, where one of our supporters, Roger Alsop, will be holding an art exhibition at the town’s central library. The precise details are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 30th May 2015

Time : Assemble any time between 12.00 hrs and 13.00 hrs

Venue : The Southend Central Library, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1NE.

After the visit to the art exhibition itself everybody will have the opportunity to stroll around this splendid seaside resort to see the sights and to patronize some of its historic hostelries.


The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is planning a special event for June, and in July the organization will be holding its annual Rhodes and Founders celebration meeting which will feature a most interesting guest speaker. Following this the Springbok Club will be welcoming a highly respected visiting guest speaker from South Africa, and then in September has been invited once again to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk.



At its latest meeting the Swinton Circle welcomed Mr. Mick Greenhough, a committee member of the Campaign for an Independent Britain and the editor of the Internet-based publication The Europrobe Gazette, as guest speaker. Mr.Greenhough gave a most enlightening talk on the theme “The Great Global Warming Fraud”, and afterwards answered a series of thoughtful questions both on this subject and about the true nature of the EU establishment.


Details about the Swinton Circle’s forthcoming Spring Buffet are as follows :-

Date : Thursday 28th May 2015

Time : assemble from 18.00 hrs. onwards, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs., buffet to be served at approx. 20.15 hrs.

Venue : The ARTILLERY ARMS (the upstairs “Barracks” function room),

102 Bunhill Row, (off Old Street), London EC1Y 8ND. (Close to Old Street tube station – exit via subway 3 and then follow directions from the station to Whitecross Street Market. Proceed along Old Street itself and then take the second major turning to the left into Bunhill Row, where The Artillery Arms is a short distance away on the right-hand side)

The guest speaker at this event will be :-

Mr. JOHN PETLEY B.A. (Oxon), Dip.Theol.

John Petley was born at Redhill in Surrey and was educated at Dorking County Grammar School for two years, from where he won a Surrey County Council-sponsored scholarship to Charterhouse School, Godalming, and then went on to study music at St.Catherine’s College, Oxford. He worked as a researcher at the European Parliament in Brussels from 2006 to 2008 and then spent three years as editor of Freedom Today, the quarterly magazine of The Freedom Association. He currently works as Operations Manager for the Campaign for an Independent Britain. He is the author of several books, including "Top 10 Reasons to Leave the EU", published last year. He represented his school at Cross-Country running and once walked from John O’Groats to Lands End. His current hobbies include classical music (including playing the organ and piano), railways, photography, gardening, country walks and keeping guinea pigs. An Evangelical Christian by persuasion, he is married to Katherine and lives in a village near Heathfield, Sussex.

John will be speaking about his time in Brussels and giving his thoughts on the state of the withdrawalist movement in the UK today.

As always, a sumptuous array of buffet food will be provided at this event, and the price will be only £16.00 per head. As this function will also provide an excellent opportunity to socialise and to discuss the post-General Election situation, this will therefore represent excellent value for money! Payments may be made either by cheques made payable to "The Swinton Circle" and sent to: The Swinton Circle, BM Swinton, London WC1N 3XX or by PayPal via our web-site at: Payments may also be made in cash on the day – though in this case we would ask everyone intending to attend to let us know in advance so that we can guage numbers accordingly. This can be done either by e-mailing: or by ‘phoning: 07711188430 with your details.


The Swinton Circle is delighted to announce that its book-selling arm – Swinton Books – is now fully up and running, with an Amazon Seller’s Profile upon which all books available are advertised now having been established. For more details please e-mail


Membership fees and donations to the Swinton Circle can be made via PayPal on the organisation’s web-site home page at - simply 'click' on the line "PayPal = the safer, easier way to pay online" at the bottom of the home page; if the error message "This content cannot be displayed in a Frame" appears then simply 'click' on the line "Open this Content in a New Window".



New Britain held its annual Goldsmith Lecture earlier this month, at which the Chairman of the organisation, Mr.Dennis Delderfield, gave a very well-received speech about the situation in Britain today following the General Election.


New Britain will be holding a series of gatherings around the UK on Saturday 13th June to mark United Kingdom Day. The most prominent of these will be held in London at the Capital Club, Abchurch Lane, in the City of London, which take place between 14.30 hrs and 16.00 hrs.



It was with great shock and concern that we recently heard the news that Bob Hewitt, the Australian-born Lawn Tennis star who subsequently emigrated to South Africa and helped South Africa to win the Davies Cup in 1974, had been charged and found guilty of sexually assaulting young girls - although he has been granted bail pending an appeal.

We know of course that many prominent show-business personalities in the UK have recently been charged and found guilty of similar crimes, and have rightly received long custodial sentences for these hideous crimes – but we know also that several (most prominently Bill Roach the actor) have been found not guilty, and many more who were investigated did not even face trial because they had clearly been framed as a result of their celebrity status.

Bob Hewitt of course firmly “nailed his colours to the mast” by emigrating to South Africa during the days of civilized rule because he clearly wanted to show his solidarity with his South African kith-and-kin. Not only did he excel and become a highly successful doubles-player during his playing days, but afterwards become a greatly admired Lawn Tennis commentator for SABC. With this record it is not surprising that he would became a hate-figure for the ANC regime, and someone who they wished to undermine.

As Bob Hewitt’s appeal is still pending we do not believe it wise to comment further at this stage – suffice to say that if he truly was guilty of this heinous crime then we hope that he receives the maximum sentence possible, but if he has been framed then we wish him well in establishing his innocence and hope that he manages to restore his reputation and to re-build his life away from the hell-hole of the “new” South Africa.



We have recently received the following interesting report from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force :-

“Despite desperate efforts from thousands of people all over the world, it seems that the export of the baby elephants will go ahead after all. In fact we believe there are now approximately 80 elephants due to be exported.

“The Zimbabwean authorities claim that there are around 54,000 elephants in the Hwange area while the holding capacity is only 15,000. The strange thing about this is that there is an animal count in Hwange National Park every year and in the past 10 years the number of elephants counted has never even come to half that number. A count was done towards the end of last year and the elephant population was around 20,000 so we can't imagine where the additional 30,000 elephants have come from.

“We had a peaceful demonstration in Harare (Salisbury) on Saturday 7th February but nothing remarkable happened there. There are apparently about 26 petitions going on around the world with hundreds of thousands of signatures. We applied for police clearance to have the demonstration on the 27th January but it was denied so we applied again to have it on the 5th February and again, it was denied. On the 7th February, we went to the magistrate to try and get clearance and it was denied so the demonstration we had was without police clearance. We are supposed to be living in a democratic society but we are not allowed to have a peaceful demonstration.

“We are very disappointed that the export is still going ahead and all we can think of doing now is boycotting Zimbabwe - telling everybody not to come to Zimbabwe on holiday.”

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Many readers will undoubtedly be aware of the famous 1976 Tour of Rhodesia, when five (then) young British patriots visited Rhodesia in order to express their solidarity with their Rhodesian kith-and-kin, and which was featured in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.33. A FaceBook page has now been established in order to commemorate this tour, and although it has a “closed” status requests to join may be made at :-!/groups/987927834558816/



In the “Recommended Web-Site of the Month” column of last month’s SCN we recommended a YouTube video featuring a recording of the number “Tercias Veld” played by the band Tattoo Billy. We have since been informed of another excellent YouTube recording by Tattoo Billy entitled “Children of Ham”, and this can be accessed at :-

Although we know that many people might be annoyed by the use of the controversial term “Boer” in this video instead of Afrikaner, and although in any case it is all Whites who are suffering from the ANC-inspired genocide campaign and not just Afrikaners, this video is still well worth watching.



We have recently been sent a very interesting notification from The Bruges Group about an excellent new web-site which they have established which monitors the voting record of all British MPs on key EU issues. It is regularly updated, and can be accessed at :-



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The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

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No.198 – Mr. COLIN A. DAY of Durban.

Colin Day – or Colin A. Day as he was inevitably always referred to as – was another member of the “Paul Roper set” in Durban (see April 2001 SCN). British by birth, a bon vivant, he had a most affable laid-back personality, with a subtle and highly infectious sense of humour. It would be good to learn what happened to him, and where he is now.



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Back in the 1920s, the great Admiral Beatty complained bitterly of politicians who were prepared to put the nation's defences in jeopardy fore the sake of a shilling off the income tax. Plus ca change.

Our defences - the first duty of any government - have been deliberately weakened by a combination of anti-military Labour social workers, Tory accountants, and cross-party spin-doctors who understand the price of everything and the value of nothing, least of all defence. They ring-fence the sacred cow of the NHS and waste money on EU contributions to appease Guardianistas.

It is time to reverse defence cuts and restore our defences to Thatcher-era levels. If Labour could manage to spend 5% on defence in the 1970s, why are the Conservatives apparently incapable on managing even 2%? I would pay for this by cutting the aforementioned and financing the arts and sport entirely through the National Lottery, among other things - including higher taxes if it came to the crunch. I find "the taxpayer", who would seemingly rather save money than pay to defend his country, a singularly unattractive person. This is what comes of the Conservatives replacing officers and gentlemen and knights of the shire, with ideologues, penny-pinchers and spin-doctors as MPs

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.




In regards to the last newsletter [SCN, February 2015 – Ed.], it is worth reminding you of the 28,000 Boers who perished in Kitchener's concentration camps. - “…and the British Empire in particular – were the greatest forces for good which the world has ever seen.”

Yours etc.,

Dan Brown, Lancashire, U.K.




In a speech in Cape Town on Friday evening the 9th of January 2015, President Jacob Zuma made the following statement:

“Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival in Cape Town was the beginning of all South Africa’s problems.”

Never in the history of the world have I heard a Head of State so clearly saying to a part of the population of his country: You are a problem. You are not wanted here. Apart maybe from Adolf Hitler to the Jews of Germany. We take note, Mr. Zuma. We’ll get back to this.

You see, president, we have known for a long time that you are not a very clever man (how’s that for an understatement?!), but to show such clear evidence of your lack of understanding even the most basic knowledge of our history is a blemish on this country.

1) Jan van Riebeeck did not arrive in Cape Town. There was no Cape Town, there was no road, harbour, Castle of Good Hope, Parliament Building, airport, Nkandla or KFC in sight. There was no infrastructure, there was no democracy or elections. In fact, there wasn’t even a Black man in sight. The southern tip of Africa looked pretty much as it did on the day of creation, because the few scattered groups of Khoisan people lived off the land and slept in minute little huts of reed which they would roll up and carry about on their backs when they moved on.

In fact, Mr. Zuma, everything that you set your eyes on, was created by that civilization which Jan van Riebeeck and the descendants of his people brought to this country. Of course, if you wish the country to return to the state of living in little huts of mud, wearing animal skins, not being able to read or write or in fact not even having had the capability of inventing the wheel, by all means – crawl back into your hut. But I’ll be damned if the civilized White, Coloured and Indian population will follow you into that state. You belong in a hut, not me.

2) As applies to where the problem started: The problem started when the weaker and more cowardly African tribes starting running for their lives in the region around the great lakes of Malawi and fled southwards ahead of the Berbers.

As far as they went they murdered and raped and pillaged and stole the land from the rightful owners, the Khoi people. They met the White man around 1718 in the Eastern Cape. Those were your ancestors, Mr. Zuma,.

And the problem started when your ANC decided it wanted to adopt Western concepts like democracy, government, multiculturalism. Unfortunately the African incapability of understanding abstract thought and hypothetical reasoning makes it irreconcilable, so you decided to imitate.

Mr. Zuma, a palace bigger than that of the former Czar of Russia, a fleet of BMW’s, the vote of the majority of non-reasoning people and a KFC meal and a Samsung with enough airtime is not sufficient. The world has recognized you for what you are: YOU are the problem!

3) Zuma ended off his speech with another statement: “We, the Black nation, are crying for our land which was taken by the White people.” Kissing up to Julius Malema now or what? WHAT land? Where is your title-deed?

What evidence do you have? What do you call the vast pieces of land called the Ingonyama Trust and the Royal Bafokeng Trust apart from “our land” for the Black man then? No Mr. Zuma, you might as well stop your act.

You’ve missed the bus, Mr. Zuma. Black majority government in this country is a shameful failure and your ‘forgiveness’ means nothing to us. Keep it. We have no use for it. We are not interested in it. So carry on living in your ignorant little bubble of stupidity – the age of ethnic nationalism has dawned in the rest of the world and it will reach South Africa also. And you will have to bow your head and stand ashamed before history for having had all the opportunities imaginable and making one big, and gruesome bloody genocidal mess of it.

Yours etc.,

Magnus, Natal, South Africa.




Thank you very much for your communications, for your prayers and for your encouragement.

Good to hear of Ian Paisley MP’s stand.

Dr. Ian Paisley continues to be a tremendous inspiration and example for us all.

We continue to pray for Britain. We are deeply concerned and pray that you may be able to rescue your country from the clutches of the EU and multicultural political correctness gone mad.

Yours for Reformation and Revival,

Dr. Peter Hammond, Frontline Fellowship, Cape Town, South Africa




Zuma is just another baboon ranting. But the silly threat, "We will resist you stealing OUR land, be prepared for that." is impotent. Nobody in South Africa can or will stop the savages from wrecking that country. That's why the smart people have left the country. The big, strong “boere” with all their bravado couldn't do anything to stop these k@ffirs and they never will; it was all talk and bluff.

Yours etc.,

Robin Elliott, British Columbia, Canada




As with anything and any movement, nationalism has advantages and disadvantages. Any poison can be medicine if we take a little of it. But even the medicine can be poison if we take a lot of it. We can say the same about nationalism.

As to the Ukrainian nationalists, they have some useful and good ideas. Today Ukraine is suffering from UKRAINIAN oligarchs more than from nationalists or fascists. People are deceived as usual. I came to the conclusion that "democratic government" of Ukrainian oligarchs destroys Ukraine under the rule of Merkel's band. I believe the UK will go to the dogs if the British leaders follow German economic policy. The pro-German team has impoverished Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and other states of the ex-Eastern block. Their economics are weakened.

I think that the British Empire (still a great power) should not rely on the pro-German EU. It is a TRAP. Unfortunately you should not trust the US government in economic policy either. As I see it the UK should have a leader like Sir Winston Churchill who will build its OWN Empire and follow its own interests. English nationalism is not nationalism at all. Your historical dignity, features and experience, your GLORY make us (Russians) call your nation "Your Majesty". Remember: Ukrainians will NEVER stand in the first ranks with YOU. Shrill boars cannot stand with a Lion.

Don't you hesitate: Russians will always remember who YOU the British are, and who the Ukraianian gnomes are not.

Yours etc.,

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia



The recent re-release of the number “Pop Muzic” by “M” has reminded us of a very strange incident which occurred at a National Forum meeting in Durban around 1980, which was addressed by Harvey Ward, the former head of RBC. During the questions-and-answers session following Mr. Ward’s speech Yvonne Hopper, the wife of Doug Hopper (see October 2000 SCN), asked a most strange question regarding what she considered to be objectionable lyrics in the then recently released recording “Pop Muzic” (with the passing of time we forget whether her objection was because she considered the lyrics subversive, suggestive or for some other reason!). Mr.Ward however, who evidently was not an aficionado of the music scene at the time, apparently believed that her objection was even more bizarrely against pop music generically, and replied in a somewhat bemused manner. We could never work out precisely what it was about the lyrics of “Pop Muzic” which offended Mrs.Hopper at the time, and neither can we today after listening to it several times since its re-release. Perhaps one of our readers can help shed some light on this strange mystery therefore. The catchy number in question can be heard on YouTube at :-


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