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White Nationalist Party

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.

Development

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. 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.

Although largely Yorkshire-based it also sought to expand elsewhere. In 2003 the group applied to march in Glasgow but it was rejected by the city council.[4]

The WNP also sought to campaign in amongst Progressive Unionist Party, which publicly condemned racism.[8]

In 2004 the party also revealed plans to host a

  1. ^ Sykes, Alan The Radical Right in Britain Palgrave (2005), p 147
  2. ^ Aryan Unity website
  3. ^ Searchlight Magazine
  4. ^ Davidson, Lorraine (21 September 2003). "TALKING POLITICS: White Nationalist Party.".  
  5. ^ Kelly, Kim (6 June 2003). "Racists' campaign 'must be stopped' Drive for recruits sparks concern".  
  6. ^ Kelly, Kim (16 May 2003). "Right-wing group targets Ballymoney".  
  7. ^ "Racist fears heighten as Nazi flags flown.(News)".  
  8. ^ a b "Opposition to 'fascist' rock gig growing Website warns of plans for concert".  
  9. ^ Article on Anti-Semitic groups
  10. ^ Sykes, Alan The Radical Right in Britain Palgrave (2005), p 148
  11. ^ Policies of the White Nationalist Party
  12. ^ White Nationalist Party website
  13. ^ Anti-Griffin page

References

The White Nationalist Party's inspiration was "unashamedly nationalist socialist" and opposed to "all democracy".[10] The WP had a list of 32 policies,[11] based on principles which included repatriation, opposition to populism, Zionism and homosexuality, and adherence to David Lane's fourteen words.[12] The group is now vehemently opposed to the British National Party, viewing them as race traitors[13]

Policies and ideology

The WNP under Morrison and John G. Wood courted John Tyndall, although he refused 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 in 2005 formed the similar British People's Party.

The WNP was severely weakened in 2004 when the England First Party (EFP) broke away under Mark Cotterill. The WNP had intended to use that name when the Electoral Commission refused to register WNP as an official name;[9] 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 proposed gigs did not take place however. [8]

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