Friday, 27 November 2009

The Power Of The Internet

On the 22 November I came across a story in the Watford Observer which showed the true face of the BNP and how good their councillors are for the local area.

I posted the article on the Green Arrow Forum and the story was picked up by the BNP ELECTION RESULTS blog on the 24 November and from there by the BRITISH NATIONALIST blog on the same day and then picked up by BNP HQ on the 25 November and published on the official party site which has sent the story national and international.

The national media are quick to highlight negative stories about the BNP so it's important that members and supporters keep looking out for good local stories that tell the truth about the good work of the BNP and then use the power of the internet to get that truth about the party out to as much of the public as possible.

Well done to everyone who helped to publicize this story and special thanks to Cllrs Deidre Gates and Seamus Dunne whose good work for their communities gave us the story.

Here the story in full:

TWO councillors from the far right British National Party (BNP) were entertained by a newly formed community rugby club in South Oxhey yesterday.

The South Oxhey Rugby Club Exiles invited county councillor Deidre Gates, and Three Rivers district councillor Seamus Dunne, to share their post match drinks, and a game pie cooked in their honour at The Dick Witington pub in Prestwick Road.

Matty Thorne, who got the club off the ground at the start of the season in September, said: “If it had not been for the help given by these councillors, our club could not exist.

“We needed money for shirts, balls, hiring pitches and so on.”

Councillor Gates, elected for South Oxhey in June, was persuaded by Councillor Dunne to put £3,000 of her £10,000 allocation grant, available to all county councillors for community projects, into the club, while Three Rivers District Council put in a further £3,000.

Mr Thorne, 31, said: “Although we have lost today, it is going really well.

“We have more than 30 members and two or three new people are turning up every week.

“South Oxhey is an area of high deprivation, and although there are five football clubs there isn't much else for people to do for physical exercise.”

Anticipating criticism for accepting the BNP's help – refused by the South Oxhey Community Choir – he said: “I am not interested in politics, but I know this club is a good thing for the community and I need help from wherever I can get it.

“Whether you like it or not, many people round here voted for the BNP.”

Club captain Danny Howard said: “Before the club, most people here just spent all their time drinking.

“The club has given us all not just something to do but something to talk about rather than getting into fights.”

Councillor Gates said: “It was not the BNP's money, but council taxpayers' money, and I find it personally offensive that some people think it is somehow tainted.”

Councillor Dunne said: “This club is a very good thing for the South Oxhey. It is good for health and fitness and it helps foster a sense of community.”

All are welcome at the Exiles, who are so called as they include refugees from various local clubs and train on Thursday evenings at the South Oxhey Pavillion.

Watford Observer

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Saga - Brand New Website's been a long time I know, but your patience is about to pay off!

After months of hard work by the Saga team, I'm delighted to announce the launch of my all-new official website!!

We've been inundated with requests and ideas for my new website and have done our utmost to incorporate the best. Now you can read up on all the latest Saga news, listen to full versions of my music, buy albums and brand new merchandise, download all kinds of freebies and check out the latest official and unofficial videos from fans.

...And the excitement doesn't stop there. To mark the launch of the all-new official Saga website, Midgard have announced the release of my latest LIVE album sampled from a recording of last year's gig for friends in Sweden. Comrades Night Live features live versions of my favourite tracks taken from my solo debut album On My Own, several hits from the My Tribute To Skrewdriver trilogy and some unexpected gems.

So what you waiting for? Click on the photo opposite to visit my all-new website - you'll find out more about Comrades Night Live along with details on how you can get hold of it.

Thanks for keeping the faith. It's great to be back!