The “New Right”: Gaddafi lovers, Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ fascists

Shamik Das looks at the “New Right”, aka BNP lite.

 

A collection of ex-BNP, ex-NF anti-Semites, Gadaffiites and conspiracy nuts, the “New Right” have been described as a “pan-European nationalist, conservative revolutionary think tank and school of thought” – yet think tank is probably the last word that springs to mind when you delve into them.


Hope Not Hate’s account of a recent NR meeting is a must read:

For those who can no longer fit themselves or their egos into groups like the BNP and feel themselves far too up market for the rest of the basement dwellers on the British “scene”, there is always the “New Right”…

Yesterday they came together for their “36th meeting”. That’s not “annual” either, it’s just when the time suits and a pub can be booked for a secretive soiree. Most of those present were ex-friends and colleagues of Griffin, one of them even a former BNP treasurer!

Dr James Thring opened the proceedings with a rather warm and glowing remembrance of Colonel Gaddafi, that charming old chap who apparently “wanted everyone to be heard in Parliament”.

Plus the first in the long list of denials through the afternoon was on the case of WPC Yvonne Fletcher. Although it appears the new Libyan government are considering helping bring her killer to justice, “The Libyan Embassy was not tall enough for someone shooting from any window there” to shoot her he told the room. Perhaps he should tell the Libyans that, not a room of Holocaust deniers?

Lady Michelle Renouf, [(pictured above)], an Australian felt to be rather aloof, also made an appearance. When she’s not fronting up for “Press TV” of Iran, she’s working with Holocaust deniers and of course, she had some connections with the late Colonel Gaddafi. “We need more witty, brilliant, authentic men like Gaddafi” Michelle told the meeting, also going onto describe Gaddafi as a “fantastic role model”…

Most observers will be happy to see Jonathan Bowden up and about again. Bowden was hounded out of the BNP a few years by some rather unflattering allegations. The self-styled artist, playwright and former “Revolutionary Conservative” complained that the Japanese had been “feminised” by defeat in the Second World War and that since then had been “mentally and morally invaded by the US”.

It was a cracking day for everyone that was there. Jews were baited and Jews hated, Gaddafi mourned and admired, and the Holocaust was scoffed at.

Renouf, Hope Not Hate note, is particularly dangerous:

Former model and actress, Australian born Renouf is a staunch defender of a number of well known Holocaust deniers including David Irving, Robert Faurisson, Richard Williamson, Germar Rudolf, Ernst Zündel and countryman Fredrick Töben. Efraim Zuroff, of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Jerusalem told “The Australian” newspaper: “This woman is especially dangerous… she can put a pretty face on a very ugly movement.”

Renouf has previously described Judaism as a “repugnant and hate-filled religion”. She attended a “Holocaust denial” conference hosted by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad entitled “Holocaust Review: A Global Vision” in Tehran in December 2006. Others at the conference included former KKK leader David Duke.

They may dress themselves up as intellectuals, but be in no doubt, this rabble of racist thugs, Holocaust deniers and Hitler lovers are just Nazis in smart suits.

See also:

Nazi party Tory is sorry you were offendedAlex Hern, December 12th 2011

What will Cameron do to end the racism of the young Conservatives?Alex Hern, November 23rd 2011

The English Democrats welcome ‘ex’ BNP members into the foldAlex Hern, October 28th 2011

Griffin’s friends the KKK come to BritainAlex Hern, October 19th 2011

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

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26 Responses to “The “New Right”: Gaddafi lovers, Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ fascists”

  1. Shamik Das

    RT @leftfootfwd: The “New Right”: Gaddafi lovers, Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ fascists: http://t.co/plsqiGkO – @ShamikDas reports

  2. Anonymous

    Don’t forget that the New Right is also vehemently pro-Zionist. Witness the EDL’s support for Israel and it’s presence alongside the Zionists at the recent Ahava protests in London. In fact almost unconditional support for Israel and an anti-Arab/anti-Muslim agenda are litmus tests for the far right in Europe these days.

  3. Jyoti Bhojani

    RT @leftfootfwd: The “New Right”: Gaddafi lovers, Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ fascists http://t.co/K2UospDp

  4. Yawning...

    Seems pretty insignificant. Why waste your time writing an article on a few nutters?

  5. Political Planet

    The “New Right”: Gaddafi lovers, Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ fascists: Shamik Das looks at the “New Right”… http://t.co/jBs0vlSl

  6. Michael

    The “New Right”: Gaddafi lovers, Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ fascists – http://t.co/yyaO3P2K

  7. peggy.smith

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  9. TheCreativeCrip

    The “New Right”: Gaddafi lovers, Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ fascists: http://t.co/xGtSfgWt – @ShamikDas reports

  10. Dr Fredrick Toben

    Think of this message – truth is a social construct! Lying is OK – that’s your heritage, mate!

  11. Fredrick Toben

    Think of this message – truth is a social construct! Lying is OK – that’s your heritage, mate!
    Forgot to add clip details: Truth Is the Foundation of Civilization
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2KtLE4QmUQ

  12. Anonymous

    I suspect they will have the same million people who normally vote for these people, problem is we will see the difference in Iraq Egypt Libya over the next ten years Iraq will end up with another America leader who will cheat steal and become and stay the leader, others may end up with Shiria leadership whop ban women from living chop off hands.

    I just simple no longer care.

  13. Powerbase

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  15. Nemesis Republic

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  16. Anonymous

    BNP must troll these sites looking to pounce….

  17. Anonymous

    What a cretinous remark. I am a socialist and a supporter of Palestinian liberation. As such I have an acute awareness of the far right’s embrace of Israel and zionism. It is a shame that you resort to the usual zionist tactic of smearing anyone who questions zionism (or in this case pointing out its links with the far right) as a fascist themsleves. I find it odd how the author of this article also failed to notice that the demonisation of Islam is also one of the litmus tests of far right ideology these days.

  18. Anonymous

    Nope – just opposed to Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine and remarking on the fact that support for zionism and anti-Islamic propaganda are also mainstays of the far right. I wonder if this post will get pulled as well?

  19. Knut Cayce

    RT @leftfootfwd: The “New Right”: #Gaddafi lovers, #Holocaust deniers and ‘up market’ #fascists http://t.co/K1i35q4P

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  21. Troy Southgate

    The New Right is strictly anti-Zionist, hence the fact that Zionism itself is denounced on a regular basis at our meetings by Muslims, Christians, Pagans and Atheists alike. The New Right does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions of all speakers, but we are happy to provide a forum for dissident personalities and speeches are usually followed by constructive debate. We do not have ANY links to the pro-Zionist and ridiculously Islamophobic EDL, either, the same goes for any other party or organisation. People are asked to leave their political baggage at the door.

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  23. Civic Grief (not a Honda)

    No. The echopraxia here is incorrect. The Left’s failure to reign in Zionist war machinations or even defend the memory of Rachel Corrie is driving many, many well educated, compassionate and intellectual people away from the public relations, war propaganda version of World War 2.
    By the way, I noticed you didn’t bother with defaming Yukio Mishima. Thats probably because you don’t know who he was. A pity. He was the greatest writer of the 20th century.

  24. Civic Grief (not a Honda)

    Quenelle.

  25. Civic Grief (not a Honda)

    Idiot. You’re thinking of Neo-Conservatives, not the New Right.

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