Griffin’s friends the KKK come to Britain

Alex Hern reports on the exposure of a biker from Durham as the head of the KKK in the UK

The Daily Mirror is leading today with its exposure of the leader of the British wing of the KKK. It identified Chris Hopgood, the “grand dragon” of the British KKK by his distinctive hand tattoos.

He is pictured below, in the white robes, posing alongside another grand dragon, an imperial wizard, and other members of the “European White Knights of the Burning Cross”.

The Mirror reports:

The group claims it is officially recognised by the original KKK in the US and is partnered with several other US groups – including the gay and black-hating Keltin Klan Kirk, whose masked leader is on YouTube preaching hatred in front of a swastika with an assault rifle.

The European White Knights claim to be ­represented in Britain, Germany, France, Greece, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden.

Butch-looking Hopgood ran a separate whiteknights-kkk.co.uk website, which was recently taken down, on which he denounced homosexuality as a “cancer that threatens our way of life”, and warned: “We are a threat for we will never lay down to the oppressors and enemies of our white race.”

The Mirror continues:

Yesterday the Mirror paid Hopgood a visit but was told he was not home. Five minutes after we left, Hopgood called our reporter claiming he was not a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

When asked why he was dressed in a hood and the full Klan uniform, appearing in photos alongside KKK leaders from Europe, he claimed: “I do it for my personal jollies.”

Hopgood added: “I have no views on the KKK. The fact that I have my political views is known by 99.9% of my customers.

“One of the royals dressed as a Nazi stormtrooper, but that does not make him a Nazi. I am not a member of the Ku Klux Klan and I am not recruiting in England, Scotland or Wales.”

A spokesman for anti-extremist organization Hope Not Hate said he was shocked the KKK had a presence in the UK.

He declared: “It’s chilling to see the KKK bringing their message of hate to the heart of England.

“It shows how far the tentacles of international extremism have spread. This is why we must all remain vigilant to prevent racists getting a stranglehold on our ­communities.”

Whether this represents a new rise of the Klan in Europe, or one racist biker making some friends on the continent, is not currently clear. Either way, though, Nick Griffin is likely to be pleased. The BNP leader, who flew to the States last year to address a white supremacist conference, and defended the Klan on Question Time the year before, is currently suffering from a paucity of friends, even by his standards.

He was confronted by BBC last week over fraud and financial mismanagement in the BNP, following up on reports in March last year on the BNP European Parliament expenses swindle – in which Griffin and Andrew Brons failed to fully disclose their £500,000 expenses – while last January, we revealed the BNP were under investigation by the commission, for failing to give a “true and fair” view of their financial circumstances.

But Hopgood, at least, remains a friend of Griffin and the party:

“The BNP is a legally elected political party elected by the people of England and as such he has the rights of any other legal party to have his say on our behalf.”

To borrow a line, if Hopgood and Griffin want to live in a white nation, maybe they should move to the north pole together, and leave the rest of us alone.

See also:

Griffin runs for the hills when confronted with fraud allegationsShamik Das, October 11th 2011

BNP’s Oldham candidate shows the party’s as racist as everChris Tarquini, January 5th 2011

BNP candidate charged with assault as Griffin faces oblivionShamik Das, May 14th 2010

“Real voters” on BNP leaflets are all candidatesShamik Das, April 29th 2010

BBC deny Griffin’s “lynch mob” stitch-up claimsShamik Das, October 23rd 2009

14 Responses to “Griffin’s friends the KKK come to Britain”

  1. Alex Hern

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  9. Rob the crip

    I like the chips, oh no that’s KFC dam both seem to have the same problem they are crap

  10. Youknow Harry

    The real KU KLUX KLAN folks are not really WHITE!!, they are BLACK indeed but they are put to work by their KKK Leaders from the U.S. here in the U.K. They may call themselves a West Indian, but if you check out who they really are, there here on a mission with the KKK and their chemical poisons for their SEERS, so they can play hide and seek magically and do not have anything in common with people that are of a West Indian background, only to fool most people, and do all race hate antics and violence. There WARFARE exists in an OCCULT REALM and there Warfare is mainly orchestrated against other Black people that do not worship the beast, and are not of the same race as the beast, or put another way the who does not have the ABYSS genes in their blood.

  11. Imperial Wizard

    White Power and god bless our glory white race!
    For god-race-nation-klan!
    //www.wix.com/imperialwizard/kkk
    Imperial Wizard

  12. McCain

    Send emails pls

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