White Nationalist Party

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The White Nationalist Party (WNP) was a neo-fascist British political party, founded in May 2002 as "the British political wing of Aryan Unity".[1][2] On 6 June 2005 the White Nationalist Party National Council decided at a meeting in Sheffield to pass out of existence and to turn its membership over to the Nationalist Alliance[citation needed].

Founding and history[edit]

The party was formed by Eddy Morrison, and Kevin Watmough "a key figure in Combat 18" and webmaster of Redwatch;[3] the new party was effectively the Yorkshire branch of the National Front, and the party conducted most of its activities in Yorkshire - an area where the far-right had always been very weak[citation needed] until fairly recently. The national youth leader of the White Nationalist Party was Ronnie Cooper, a teen from the South Yorkshire area who was exposed for his fascist beliefs by the Sunday People newspaper in 2003. Cooper is now understood to be a serving member of the Royal Navy. Ade Brookes was appointed head of security along with his sidekick John O'Brian, both violent skinheads involved in various organisations.

The WNP was severely weakened in 2004 by the breaking away of the England First Party (EFP) under Mark Cotterill. The name was initially intended to be used by the WNP after the Electoral Commission refused to register WNP as an official name;[4] but after a dispute between Cotterill on the one side and Eddy Morrison and John G. Wood (the WNP's national organiser) on the other the EFP group broke away to become a separate, English nationalist, party.

The WNP under Morrison and John G. Wood courted John Tyndall, although he refused[citation needed] to join as he did not feel that divisions were helpful. Eventually Eddy Morrison left the party and with John G. Wood and Kevin Watmough would in 2005 form the similar British People's Party.

Policies and ideology[edit]

The White Nationalist Party's inspiration was "unashamedly nationalist socialist" and opposed to "all democracy".[5] The WP had a list of 32 policies,[6] based on principles which included repatriation, opposition to populism, Zionism and homosexuality, and adherence to David Lane's fourteen words.[7] The group is now vehemently opposed to the British National Party, viewing them as race traitors[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sykes, Alan The Radical Right in Britain Palgrave (2005), p 147
  2. ^ Aryan Unity website
  3. ^ Searchlight Magazine
  4. ^ Article on Anti-Semitic groups
  5. ^ Sykes, Alan The Radical Right in Britain Palgrave (2005), p 148
  6. ^ Policies of the White Nationalist Party
  7. ^ White Nationalist Party website
  8. ^ Anti-Griffin page

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