Following on from yesterday’s post, here I wish to focus particular attention on past incidents, notably concerning assistant editor of bi-monthly periodical, Heritage & Destiny (H&D), Peter Rushton.
The last London Forum to date was held at the Strand Palace May 2017. On the morning of the event, I watched several ‘anti-fascist’ Twitter accounts closely and was able to alert organisers Jez Turner and Stead Steadman that the pre-meeting rendez-vous location had been leaked: a group of Antifa thugs was about to debark and attempt to disrupt and halt the meeting. Thanks to my online vigilance and quick thinking on the part of the organisers who were immediately able to change the RV point, the meeting went ahead with only minor disruption from a handful of protesters gathered on the narrow pavement outside, quickly moved on by police.
A week or so before the meeting, I had also attended a social evening in London. Towards the end of the gathering, I inadvertently gave Turner and two other men present a false lead concerning Turner’s Google search results. In fact, my Search Tools had been set to “past month” rather than “any time”, bringing up results of recent posts published by obscure nationalist outfit British Resistance run by Jack Sen and Carl Mason; several blog posts and YouTube videos published that month claimed Turner was a police spy; these results naturally came top of Google’s specific “past month” search of Turner’s name.
A few days later I noticed that Hope Not Hate (HnH) “Head of Intel” Matthew Collins had reproduced my false lead on Turner’s Google search results in one of his Far Right Roundup series. This post has since been removed from the HnH website. Two AlexaCrawls screenshots of the URL are also missing from Archive.org’s Wayback Machine, suggesting that Collins published his piece on or before May 17th and that the article must have been taken down once Collins knew the lead to be false.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the presence of mind to take a screenshot of Collins’ article, but I did mention it to Jez Turner. Here’s where things get a little complicated so please bear with me.
May 20th, British Resistance‘s Carl Mason sent an email to Turner stating:
“Congratulations copper, you’re names [sic] number 1 in the search engines as a copper.”
If I am mistaken about the date of Collins’ article (which I’m pretty sure I’m not…) then how else could Mason have known about the false lead? It must be reasonable to assume that Mason’s email to Turner was sent after reading Collins’ Roundup.
Now, time to reveal the names of the two other men present when I supplied my inadvertent false lead: Stead Steadman and Peter Rushton.
As stated above, after reading Collins’ piece, I told Turner in person about the article and explained that my information had been false owing to the fact that my Search Tools had been geared to the wrong settings. I distinctly remember telling Rushton the same, also in person, separately.
Fast forward to the end of 2018 and the sabotage of the Shepperton conference from which I was originally banned and then, without a shred of evidence, labelled by Rushton and his cohorts as “a traitor and a saboteur”.
As confirmed by several of the Shepperton conference attendees, the tale spun by HnH and Collins after the event is 99% rubbish, clearly intended to muddy the waters and shield their inside source from suspicion. As well, HnH’s tweet on the day of the conference asking a certain “Sophie” to “call back” stinks entirely of a set-up.
Interestingly, Gerry Gable’s Searchlight elaborates on a different yet equally bizarre conspiracy theory:
Stead Steadman is clearly being targeted, as noted in Gable’s reference to the HnH queer Swede’s infiltration of Jez Turner’s London Forum. Perhaps the “suspicious absence” in the final sentence refers to yours truly, although this is impossible to confirm as Gable mentions no names. However, Steadman did not attend the Shepperton conference as he had other plans that day. (H&D online’s November 25th statement accusing me of sabotaging the Shepperton conference was quickly followed by a gleeful post by Collins that I vaguely refer to here).
There is nothing whatsoever sinister about Steadman. However, the same cannot be said for Rushton.
Just another couple of anecdotes before l leave readers to make up their own minds.
Following news in October 2017 that members of the proscribed group National Action had plotted to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper, Rushton wrote: “this murder plot sounds very far-fetched and H&D is aware of a very different story, which we cannot yet publish for legal reasons” [H&D n° 81 November-December 2017 p.3].
In February 2018, shortly before Rushton and I parted ways, he told me in person that he knew of an inside plot to frame National Action (NA) members for this alleged murder plan. Five months later in June once the trial had begun, the public was informed that the charges against NA members were the result of infiltration of NA by a HnH operative. In fact, the insider, Robbie Mullen, has been on the HnH payroll since April 2017.
The question is, of course, how did Peter Rushton get hold of this sensitive information before anyone else, including the media?
And how did Matthew Collins get hold of my false lead on Jez Turner’s search results as described above?
It’s no secret that both men like a drink from time to time. In one recent beer-fuelled missive, Rushton claims he is ready to provide “judge, jury and EXECUTIONER” in order to have me “surgically removed” from “movement circles”. I kid you not…
Collins’ ramblings on Twitter and elsewhere lend a fair impression of his intellectual capacities – or rather lack of them – but it’s hard to imagine him spouting desperate hyperbole à la Rushton in emails to fellow System drones. Karl Hohenstauffen of the London Regional Press Office is right when he says H&D and HnH feed off each other – they need each other in order to confirm their own existence. In any case, neither is to be trusted, as confirmed by HnH November-December 2018 magazine, issue n° 37, p. 38:
The brief text – obviously written in rather a hurry and therefore dotted with typos – states:
“Edmonds and Chabloz marching alongside each other was made the more interesting as he was at the time party to a soon to be released denouncement of Chabloz, decrying her a “traitor and saboteur”…
Email exchanges between Richard Edmonds and myself, during the days following November’s NF parade to the Cenotaph, show that such claims are the product of pure fantasy. Indeed, two days after the parade on November 13th, Edmonds sent a round-robin email to a group of nationalists – including myself – marvelling at the success of last November’s event:
“Soon we will publish the film of this years NF’s parade to the Cenotaph. You will see that we organise a serious and disciplined march with flags flying and heads held high, and all with the kind permission of the authorities.”
If Edmonds knew he was to be party to my denunciation before the NF parade took place, then why would he risk undermining his own party by inviting me to speak at the rally afterwards, then sending out the above, in the full knowledge that a video would be uploaded to YouTube and to the NF website?
Prior to publication, Edmonds was asked for a statement clarifying this apparent inconsistency, but he declined to respond.