GMB General Secretary
Kevin Curran today exposes the BNP's "dirty dozen", twelve more BNP
"politicos" who have criminal records for offences ranging from violent
assault to criminal damage. These names are added to the eight BNP supporters
already exposed by Kevin Curran in a speech in
London last weekend.
Kevin Curran said:
have been attempting to swamp the GMB with calls protesting at our campaign.
Some have been brainless, some have been downright threatening. Their only
effect has been to strengthen our resolve, as a union, to warn voters about
the criminal culture in the fascist BNP.
"The retaliation attempted by the BNP only shows
they fear the light we will shine on their values of racism, violence and
intolerance in the coming months. We will continue to name and shame, as we
tell voters that the BNP is a party that stands for nothing but hatred.
"The BNP's chief propagandist, Dr Phill Edwards -
real name Dr Stuart Russell - has wrongly claimed that the GMB bankrolls a
group called Tyne and Wear Anti-Fascist Association. We don't. The fascist
spinmeisters have confused us with another GMB - Gateshead Metropolitan
Borough. This GMB is delighted to have TWAFA brought to our attention, and
generous funding is something we are now considering, given that there are at
least three BNP convicts from the North East lurking among today's dirty
Today's BNP "dirty
1. Tony Lecomber,
prominent in the BNP hierarchy, served three years in jail for a nail bomb
plot. He got another three years in 1991 for stabbing a Jewish teacher and has
12 convictions in all.
2. Kevin Scott, BNP
organiser in the North East, has convictions for assault and threatening
3. Paul Harris, 41,
BNP council candidate in Barnsley was convicted of using threatening behaviour
towards a pensioner.
4. Jason Douglas, one
of the BNP's leading candidates in the Greater London local elections, is a
convicted football hooligan.
5. Warren Bennett,
the BNP's chief steward, is also a convicted football hooligan.
6. Stephen Belshaw,
who stood for the BNP in Amber Valley, East Midlands, was convicted in 1994 of
attacking a Jewish solicitor.
7. Colin Smith, BNP
South East London organiser. 17 convictions for burglary, theft, stealing
cars, possession of drugs and assaulting a police officer.
8. Darren Dobson, BNP
council candidate in Oldham. Convicted of racially aggravated assault at
Oldham magistrates in November 2001.
9. Frank Forte, BNP
member in Waltham Forest, convicted of Actual Bodily Harm in 1989.
10. Paul Thompson,
former BNP organiser for Durham and Darlington convicted of criminal damage
after an attack on a book shop in Durham. Also convicted for violence after
attacking football fans.
11. Neil Keilty, BNP
member, whose convictions since 1987 include criminal damage, possession of an
offensive weapon and threatening behaviour.
12. Gary Mitchell
former Sunderland BNP secretary, convicted of racist attacks and possession of