Stalwart activist and sleazebuster Mick Barnbrook has announced his support the forthcoming BNP leadership challenge. In his statement he concluded: " Since the challenge was announced I have been inundated with telephone calls from members in the party asking me not to sign Eddy Butler’s nomination form. I have been told that if I do sign I will be endorsing statements being made by Eddy . I totally refute this.
The telephone calls I have received, the setting up of the nasty blog and rumours that members have been refused entry to meetings because they are supporting Eddy Butler’s nomination is no more than blatant intimidation. It appears that we can fight for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, so long as it doesn’t extend to a leadership challenge in the British National Party.
The efforts to stop Eddy Butler from getting the necessary nominations is giving me cause for concern. It is for this reason that I intend to follow the lead of Richard Edmonds and support Eddy Butler in his challenge. I would urge every member of the party, whether they support Nick or Eddy, who believes in the democratic process, to do the same. Signing the nomination form doesn’t mean you are supporting Eddy Butler. It means that you support a leadership challenge taking place."
Full statement can be read here.