5 things you should know about the new leader of the BNP

Josiah Mortimer takes an irreverent look at the newly-anointed leader of the British National Party, Adam Walker.

Josiah Mortimer takes an irreverent look at the newly-anointed leader of the British National Party, Adam Walker

As of last night, Nick Griffin is no longer the chairman of the BNP. Instead, a party apparatchik who until recently worked for two BNP MEPs has taken over. There was no election of course, but Adam Walker – former president of the party’s nationalist ‘trade union’ Solidarity – is the new main man.

Here are a few things you should probably know about him.

1. He chased kids in his Land Rover

Walker was given a six-month prison sentence (suspended for 18 months) and a year-long driving ban after a confrontation with three boys aged between 10 and 12 in 2012. Why? He verbally abused the children, chased them in his Land Rover and slashed their bike tyres with a Stanley knife. Walker admitted a public order offence and three counts of criminal damage and was ordered to pay compensation of £142 to the boys.

Walker also has a conviction for drunk-driving.

2. He took Michael Gove to court. And he lost

Following his conviction for chasing kids, Walker was understandably banned from teaching for life. But Walker cried ‘prejudice’ and took Gove to court after the former education secretary upgraded the two-year ban recommendation of the National College for Teaching and Leadership to a lifetime one. According to the Guardian, Walker had already been disciplined in 2010 after he labelled immigrants “savage animals” on an internet forum using a school laptop, as well as going on the BNP website on school time. But his case was delayed because police feared a riot.

Walker lost his battle against Gove – the judge said he ‘lacked any credible evidence’ for his case.

3. He hates the Gurkhas

Joanna Lumley slammed him and his party as ‘disgusting’ after the BNP used a picture of Gurkha corporal Kumar Pun with a cross through it. Walker was responsible for thousands of leaflets which said: ‘Stop this illegal Gurkha immigration‘ following the Lumley campaign in 2009 to get residency rights for thousands of rejected Nepalese soldiers who had risked their lives for Britain.

In a speech to party activists last year, he described Britain as a ‘multicultural shithole’, and claimed that white Britons were facing a process of ‘ethnic cleansing’.

4. He campaigned for MEP dressed as a soldier…despite no longer being a serviceman

The Daily Star reported in 2010 that ‘Adam Walker wore desert fatigues while campaigning alongside the far-right party’s leader, Nick Griffin’ during the elections – even though he hadn’t served in the forced for twenty years.

Army groups were furious, and Walker risked prison. The MoD were clear: ‘Neither serving nor retired military personnel are permitted to wear uniform in support of political activities as this could undermine the impartiality of the Armed Forces’. The ABF soldiers’ charity said: ‘There is no place in the Army for racism or politics’.

5. He argued that the BNP doesn’t legally exist

Save the best till last and all that. In 2011, the new chair of the BNP argued via his lawyer in court that the BNP did not actually exist as a legal entity – instead its chairman was the ‘final determinator’ (was he preparing for the throne already?). Essentially he was pinning the blame on the then chairman Nick Griffin rather than himself after the BNP reneged on a written agreement that Walker had signed in his capacity as party manager.

Walker had failed to pay his party’s former graphic designer, Mark Collett, £14,000 despite signing a written statement saying he would.

The court threw out Walker’s argument that the chairman, not him, was legally responsible for coughing up – and instead, Walker was forced to pay the full amount plus over £7,000 in legal costs to the now English Democrat party activist.

Following the judgement, a resigning BNP staffer described Walker as ‘nice but dim’. Others said he wouldn’t even understand the judgement.

A bright future for the BNP, then…

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11 Responses to “5 things you should know about the new leader of the BNP”

  1. Right winger

    Lefty pricks with your bullshit.

  2. Leon Wolfeson

    So, in your world facts are bullshit, and centralist is left and you throw insults. Well.

  3. Free Speech Blogger

    That’s going to make lefty fucktard’s heads explode…. he took Michael Gove to court and LOST ha ha ha. Still trust lefty fucktards feet forwards to not understand what the word ILLEGAL in “illegal Gurkha immigration” actually means – but then lefty fucktards aren’t the brightest tools in the drawer. Figures.

  4. Asteri

    A pointless article about a pointless party that is barely hanging on to its two seats in local government. Next it will be condemnation of the SWP or Stop the War – oh no wait….

  5. TN

    Touché.

  6. sarntcrip

    THOUGHT THE LEADER WAS FARAGE

  7. Matthew Blott

    Yes well if you are a shrill leftwinger I suppose you wouldn’t notice the difference between Farage and the BNP leader. For the rest of us you are talking crap.

  8. Matthew Blott

    What a charmer.

  9. Dave Roberts

    And the difference between the far right and the far left? The commonality is a hatred of democracy, the using of failed mass murderers, Hitler, Lenin Trotsky as a justification for both the intellectual basis, yes you did read that correctly, and the historical inevitability of something or other most of which involves mass murder.

  10. Leon Wolfeson

    No, most of people take a stand against mass-murder supporters. Funny that.

  11. patharrington

    Anyone interested in education policy will know that Gove is far from a fair man. His officials overturned a decision by a panel which listened to all the evidence to increase a two-year ban to a lifetime one. Why bother having a professional panel at all if you are going to ignore its findings? Mr Gove had a political agenda to drive out BNP teachers from the profession. Knowing and proving are, of course, two different things! At least Adam Walker sought to challenge his unfair and draconian punishment. It saddens me that anyone supports the harsher and disproportionate treatment of a Teacher who has done something wrong because they don’t like his politics. Let’s hope Josiah never becomes a Judge!

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