Saturday, 30 April 2011

A Charity For The English


I received this update from the Steadfast Trust today, which I have reproduced here in full.

The Steadfast Trust are a wonderful charity and I would urge you all to support them however you can.


Steadfast Trust - Grants Milestone Reached

To date, the Steadfast Trust has provided over £13,200 through grants to causes that specifically benefit the ethnic English. These are grants that would not have been given government funding or support and in many cases would never have happened without the generous support of the friends of the Steadfast Trust.

What we have achieved is only the beginning.

In many ways the English community is 40 years behind everyone else in endeavours such as this but we are learning all the time and we are having success in changing attitudes and encouraging the English to think of themselves and act as a community. We'll be sending out an email newsletter every 4-6 weeks and we'll keep you informed of all future projects.
If you are not a member of the Trust please think about joining. You
can do that here.

The Steadfast Trust will also be at the Mayfair Reach Dyke Walk, the event
starts at 09:30 from the water tower in Wodditton (Cambridgeshire) to the
village of Reach. For further details contact Tim - grants@steadfasttrust.org.uk

Easter and old English Goddess worship

While as a rule of thumb, when looking for historical fact, apart from academic treatise, any description of the origin of a specific traditional English custom that uses the words 'pagan' or 'fertility' should be treated with extreme caution. Easter however is one of those exceptions to the rule.

You can't help but be confronted with traditional images of rebirth and fertility, spring in all but words, we see the plethora of chocolate eggs that will no doubt be the cause of many hyperactive sugar crazed child's tantrum, we see Easter bunnies and cute spring chicks adorning cakes and greeting cards, indeed the reliance on the moon’s cycle must make us pose the annual question, when's Easter this year?

But all these eggs, bunnies and flowers don't seem to be related in the story of Jesus's eventual demise? How are these symbols and indeed the name 'Easter' related to the Son of God?

The name Easter is said to come from Eostre-monap, Eostre's month, the first month of Spring by English reckoning. Eostre was significant in early English mythological symbolism the Goddess of the Dawn and also of the Spring equinox, which comes at the end of her name month.

After the equinox, the sun annexes more and more of the kingdom of the night indeed this old fertility goddess Eostre was a playful goddess, whose reign over the earth began in the Spring when the Sun King journeyed across the sky in his chariot, bringing the end of Winter. Eostre came down to earth then, appearing as a beautiful maiden with a basket of bright colourful eggs.

Her magical companion was a rabbit who accompanied her as she brought new life to dying plants and flowers by hiding the eggs in the fields. The custom of eating hot cross buns is also said to have heathen origins. The Saxons, along with other cultures ate buns that were marked with a cross in honour of Eostre. So when you see an Easter egg hunt advertised, or that small cute bunny trying to sell you chocolate, just remember, it's all a nod to a playful fertility goddess, probably!

Steadfast Trust Fundraiser Week

Every year the Steadfast Trust is encouraging supporters to do some fundraising in aid of our charitable objectives, from St George’s Day (23rd April) until Mayday (this year it’s the 2nd May).

Of course it’s been a very busy week for many of us but we have still managed to have stalls and sponsored events with over £200 pledged to the charity so far. If you could donate just £3 now towards our £500 goal that would be wonderful as it all goes a long way towards the projects and grants coming up soon..

To donate just £3 to the Steadfast Trust Fundraiser Week just follow this
link...
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Well that’s all for now, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to look us up on Facebook.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Our Candidate for the Teale Ward: Ian Gibson



Our local English Democrat candidate for the Teale ward of Morley Town Council is Ian Gibson (pictured).

Ian is a Company Director of a bathrooms and tiling firm that he set up himself.

He is 44 years old and is a family man with two daughters, aged 17 and 4.

Ian has done a great deal of work for the organisation Leeds Fans Remembrance, which raises money for a number of local cancer charities.

He has been involved in many local campaigns in Morley over the past few years, and has taken part in a number of community clean-ups in the area.

Ian said; “Morley is a great area and I would love to be able to serve the town on the local council. I think it is bad for local democracy if all the councillors are from the same party - it is far better to have a good mix on the council so that a wider variety of ideas can be put forward, and this stops voters being taken for granted too.

“I think the English Democrats are a party that could make a real difference in Morley.”

Voters in the Teale ward can use a maximum of three votes in the elections to Morley Town Council. The best way to help elect Ian is to use just one of those three Morley Town Council votes and make it count by voting for him.

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Just One Week To Go!



Pictured: Sheffield activists John and Sylvia Sheldon along with Nick Cass and myself on the campaign trail in Morley recently.


The past few weeks have been a whirlwind but I am very pleased to report that our decision to stand as English Democrat candidates in the coming elections has been very well received by voters in Morley. I can honestly say that I have not spoken to a single supporter of ours in Morley South who has not pledged to support the English Democrats in the coming elections.


With a week to go until polling day, you can still make a difference by making a donation towards our campaign. Donations made via this blog have ranged from £5 to £100. Every single one is hugely appreciated.

If you can make a donation please click on the 'donate' button at the above right of this page.

Thank you once again for your support, and I wish you all a very pleasant long weekend (at least for those of you who get tomorrow off too!).

I will end by wishing Prince William and Kate Middleton all the very best for their wedding day tomorrow.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

A Productive Saint George's Day!


I spent much of today, Saint George's Day, distributing English Democrat leaflets, which I thought was rather fitting.

I also called in to Morley Market to draw the latest raffle organised by Churwell New Ventures.

This group provides a drop in service in Lewisham Park for vulnerable and elderly local residents. They do a great job for our local community and they have my full support.

The group is run by Bernie Allen, who is standing as an English Democrat candidate in the elections to Morley Town Council that are to be held on 5th May.

He is standing alongside myself and Tom Redmond in the Topcliffe ward. I hope very much that he gets elected (ideally alongside me and Tom!) as I know he would be a real credit to the town if he were to win.

The market was nicely decorated with bunting and plenty of houses we leafleted today were displaying the Saint George's Cross. It is wonderful to see increasing numbers of people in England celebrating our patron saint's day.

I remember going out in the late 90s to celebrate Saint George's Day and being rather disgusted by what appeared to me to be a total lack of recognition of this important day. Happily this is no longer the case, and with every passing year Saint George's Day seems to take on more of a life of its own.

I received a text this morning telling me of an article in today's Guardian that mentioned me.

The section in question reads:

The BNP's election prospects took a blow earlier this month when it emerged that around 15 former members, including some key figures such as former Yorkshire organiser Chris Beverley, had defected and are standing for the English Democrats in next month's elections. On his blog Beverley said it had been a "huge decision" and blamed the actions of Griffin and his leadership team for the party's problems.

How nice that this blog has received a rare mention in one of the national newspapers.

I wish all the readers of this blog a very Happy Saint George's Day!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Just Two Weeks to Go!


Pictured: North East Lincolnshire stalwart Steve Fyfe helping out in Morley recently.

The local elections will be held two weeks today - on Thursday 5th May.

Our English Democrat campaign in Morley is going well, but we still need to raise more money in order to make sure that we put in the best campaign that we possibly can.

If you can help please click on the 'donate' button at the top right of this page.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

I hope you all have a great Easter weekend!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Saint George letter






The following brief letter was printed in this week's Morley Observer and Advertiser:

Dear editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate every last person who helped to make this weekend's Saint George celebrations in Morley such a huge success.

I had friends who came from as far away as London to take part in the weekend's activities and I am proud that with every passing year our town is becoming ever more renowned for its celebrations of English culture.


Chris Beverley
Common Lane,
East Ardsley.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Wayne McDermott Lends a Hand in Morley


It was a pleasure to welcome Wayne McDermott to Morley the other day. Wayne is one of the nationalist movement's true experts in the field of electioneering, and I regard him as being on a similar level to Eddy Butler in this regard.

He came to show his support for our English Democrat campaign in Morley, and it was good to catch up with him (and put him to good use!).

Thank you to Wayne and everyone else who has come to help out since the start of our campaign.

Polling day is just over two weeks away and there is still much work to do to win back our town.

If you can help in any way please get in touch!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Successful Meeting in Morley


Pictured: Some of those in attendance at tonight's meeting.

I have just returned home from a very positive meeting in central Morley that I organised in support of our English Democrat local election campaigns.

This was an informal meeting to bring people up to speed with recent developments and to explain to people why we believe that the English Democrats are the party best placed to help us win back out town and our nation as a whole.

The meeting was very positive and a number of people took away membership application forms. Money was also raised to help pay for our campaign.

We still have money to raise for our campaign so if you can help please click on the 'donate' button at the top right of this page.

Thank you to everyone who came along tonight and helped us move one step closer to ensuring an English Democrat victory in Morley on May 5th.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Terror Birds, Bent Coppers, and Saint George


Please excuse my lack of blog posts over the past few days. I have been away with my family on an all-too-rare short break in Norfolk.

The highlight for the week for my boys and I think for me as well was a trip to Dinosaur Adventure, where the above picture was taken.

As amazing as dinosaurs undoubtedly are, I am no less fascinated by far more recently departed creatures that are as awe-inspiring to us as their Mesozoic predecessors but, unlike them, actually coexisted with our recent ancestors.

The above Phorusrhacos is an example of such a beast. This huge 'Terror Bird' went extinct a mere 15,000 years ago: a long time ago in human terms, but not even the blink of an eye geologically speaking, and at a time when modern humans were very firmly established on the scene.

I would like to thank those people who have donated to our campaign over the past week, I cannot tell you how much your support is appreciated.

To donate please click on the button at the top right of this page.

Apparently there was a story on BBC Look North today regarding the migration of BNP members to the English Democrats.

The BNP's spokesman was the disgraced former copper Simon Goodricke, a man who was jailed for defrauding a poor old pensioner.

Whilst I certainly do not wish him well in his newfound role (or, indeed, in any of his other criminal/political activities), I will readily acknowledge that Goodricke is a very appropriate person to serve as a spokesman for Nick Griffin's regime.

This weekend is sure to be an interesting one in Morley with Saint George's Day celebrations, festivities that our town is becoming renowned for, planned for both Saturday and Sunday.

No doubt I will see some of your around over the weekend!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Nick Cass Helps Campaign


It has been a very interesting week that's for sure. My announcement that I and others would be standing for the English Democrats in Morley has been tremendously well received.

Yesterday I asked for donations to our campaign and a few people have donated already. Thank you all so much for your support.

Donations can be made by credit/debit card by clicking on the 'donate' button at the top right of this page.

Nick Cass came over to show his support today, leading a small team of English Democrat leafleters in this area. My thanks go out to him and the other volunteers who came to help our campaign.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Elections in Morley - Can You Help?


This week we announced that I and others will be proudly standing as English Democrat candidates in the coming local elections on May 5th.

From the responses that I have received from members and supporters in Morley over the past week, I am sure that we have the potential to do very well on May 5th. In in order to maximise the chances of us winning, it is vital that we raise some campaign funds now.

If you want to help the English Democrats win here in Morley, and you are able to send a donation, no matter how small, please send a cheque/postal order made payable to 'The English Democrats Party' to us at:

PO Box 116,
Leeds,
LS27 9WW.

Donations can be made using a credit card by clicking on the 'donate' button at the top right of this page or by clicking here.

We are also more than happy to collect donations from you in person if you live within the greater Morley area. Please contact us on 01924 820 946 to arrange this, or leave a message via this blog (this message won't be published).

We know that we have the support of the people of Morley and our small but highly dedicated team of activists is eager to do all that they can to help us win. I don't want a lack of money to be the thing that prevents us from making the breakthrough that we all want to see on May 5th.

By sending a donation, however small, you would be making a significant contribution to our campaign to put patriotic politics firmly on the map in Morley. Every penny helps.

Thank you all so much in advance for your support!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Vote English Democrats in Morley on 5th May!


Yesterday I announced that I am standing as a candidate for the English Democrats in the local elections on May 5th. I am standing in the Morley South ward of Leeds City Council as well as in the Topcliffe ward of Morley Town Council.

I will be joined in Morley by Tom Redmond, who is also standing for Topcliffe ward as well as the Morley North ward of Leeds City Council.

Cllr Joanna Beverley, who has maintained a 100% attendance record since her election to Morley Town Council in 2007 (this is not to be underestimated – there have been plenty of lone nationalist councillors elected to various councils over the past few years but can you imagine how much more daunting it would be for all the other councillors to be from the same political party?) , will be defending her seat in the Elmfield ward of Morley Town Council and standing for the Ardsley and Robin Hood ward of Leeds City Council, a ward in which she finished just 11 votes behind the winning Labour councillor in 2008.

Such examples should remind everyone, in the highly unlikely event that any of the readers of this blog would need reminding of this fact, that voting on election day is absolutely imperative for every last person who wants to show the Lib-Lab-Con cartel parties the door and help to elect something better in their place.

Apathy always plays into the hands of the old parties, whose residual support can always be relied upon to return one of their members to office unless external influences (e.g. a good election campaign on behalf of a patriotic party) intervene.

It has been clear to me for some time that Nick Griffin and his clique of paid thugs and degenerates were doing all they can to undermine me and force me out of the British National Party. This was underlined by my sacking as regional organiser. The calibre of my comedy replacement gave the lie to the claim that my sacking was anything other than a crude attempt to get an independent voice off the Advisory Council.

My subsequent suspension for daring to attend a meeting (along with about 70 others, most of whom received no such disciplinary sanctions) was the final attempt to neutralise me and prevent me from standing as a candidate in the upcoming elections.

I could have taken this May off and not stood as a candidate in the elections in Morley. This would have given the Morley Borough Independents the easiest ride they had ever had and would have practically ensured the re-election of Terry Grayshon.

It would also have meant that I would have left all the thousands of people across Morley who have voted for me and for the patriotic policies that I have worked hard to promote over the years without anyone to vote for. Such people would then be given the unenviable choice of voting for one of the wretched Lib-Lab-Con-MBI (or the ‘MIBs’ as someone referred to them on this blog, which I quite like) parties, or not voting at all.

It should be clear to the reader from the above two paragraphs that doing nothing this May was not an option that I entertained for a second. I was not prepared to let the work that I and my loyal team of Morley activists have worked ourselves into the ground to build up over the years come to nothing. Some people may jump at the chance to take a year off electioneering but I am not such a person.

Until yesterday I was a member of the British National Party. 2011 was my fourteenth year of consecutive membership. For many years I belonged to the category of person for whom the cause and the party were indistinguishable.

It was only relatively recently that I realised that this is not the case. An important milestone for me was the point a few months ago when I decided that I would force myself to relinquish any emotional attachment to anything that could be taken away from me on the whim of Nick Griffin or one of his henchmen. As this included my party membership and the ability to stand as a British National Party candidate in elections, this was a big mental leap for me to take, but once I had forced myself to think in these new terms I found myself being far more open to new ideas as to how to progress our struggle.

I have encountered various current and former English Democrat members on a few occasions over the years, mainly at election counts or during media events and once on a visit I made to the annual Battle of Hastings re-enactments that I attended one year. The men and women I met were always friendly and courteous individuals who I thought seemed to genuinely care about the future of our country.

Some weeks ago it was suggested to me that I stand for the English Democrats. I looked into their policies and read their constitution and manifesto. I found practically nothing with which I disagreed.

I think that the English Democrat ‘English Fools Day’ campaign was very well thought out and executed.

I spoke with my family about the prospect of standing for the English Democrats first of all, who were very enthusiastic about the idea. As the deadline for the submission of nomination papers loomed, I also consulted a number of party colleagues and long-term comrades.

I left the publishing of this article until today so that I could see what response my announcement yesterday would generate and respond to it today.

I must say that I have been genuinely overwhelmed by the messages of support that I have received since yesterday.

The only recurring criticism that I would like to respond to here is the claim that the English Democrats are a safety-valve party for the establishment. In other words, they are there to keep votes away from the BNP which will therefore benefit the establishment.

I would argue that there is, in fact, no evidence for this whatsoever. If I were a gambling man and I were to place a bet on which party leader I felt was the most likely to be either working for the British state, or is at least looked fondly upon by the British state due to a realisation that a movement led by such a man would be consigned to relative irrelevance for as long as he was at the helm, it would not be the leader of the English Democrats on whom I would bet.

John Bean wrote an interesting article on this theme that appeared here.

I believe that the English Democrats are sincere and forward-looking political party that have the potential to make a huge difference to the political landscape in our country. I am very proud to have been selected as one of their local candidates and I am genuinely looking forward to the weeks and months ahead.

The English Democrats offer an exciting new hope for our people and I will work tirelessly to try and ensure that English Democrat councillors are elected here in Leeds on 5th May.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Chris Beverley stands for English Democrats


Dear friends, comrades, and Morley voters!

I am very pleased to annouce that I will be standing as an English Democrat candidate for the Morley South in the local elections on May 5th.

As those who know me will understand, this was a huge decision for me to take, and it is not one that I have taken lightly.

I have thought long and hard about the best way that I can serve our people and I have consulted various individuals about this over the past weeks, and I am very grateful for the support that I have been given.

I will post a full article on this blog tomorrow that will outline the reasons for my decision.

I am very excited about the coming campaign and I am proud to have been selected as a candidate for the English Democrats.