Monday, 7 January 2002

January 2002 Edition..


January 2002 edition

January 1st 2002 witnessed probably the most significant and cataclysmic event in European history. On that date 12 of the great nation-states of Europe (or 10, if we are to disregard Luxembourg and the Republic of Ireland) abandonded their proud and historic national currencies in order to adopt the Euro, a faceless common currency controlled by the German-dominated European Central Bank - and thereby, to all intents and purposes, sacrificed their status as independent states. That which tyrants like Napoleon and Hitler failed to achieve by conquest, the bureaucrats of Brussels succeeded in enforcing by far more cunning means.

What is so unbelievable about this catastrophic event is the way that the vast majority of European people seemed to "sleep-walk" into accepting such a fundamental changeover with hardly a protest or a care in the world. Of equal puzzlement has been the apparent lack of active opposition from the much-hyped so-called Right-wing parties in Europe (such as the French Front National and the Austrian Freedom Party) who always become "hot under the collar" in opposing the presence of relatively small, and easily reversible, numbers of non-White immigrants in their midst, yet who have remained almost silent when it comes to resisting a far more fundamental threat to their national independence.

But is the advent of the Euro as irreversible as the Euro-fanatics would have us believe? The recent history of Europe seems to tell us no. In both the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia newly established nations such as the Ukraine, Slovenia and the Baltic States have not only managed to establish their political independence, but also their own national currencies free from the Rouble and the Dinar. The transition may not have been easy or painless - but it has proved to be possible. It would probably only take one of the nations of "Euroland" to have the courage and the daring to abandon the Euro and to re-establish their own national currency to cause the whole disastrous experiment to come crashing down. At the moment - ironically - Italy seems to be the most likely candidate to make the break. Not only has the changeover to the Euro had more problems there than anywhere else, but the newly-installed patriotic government of Silvio Berlusconi is clearly more Euro-sceptic than any other administration. As we say, it will only take one.

The advent of the common currency, however, is not the whole story - it is the entire concept of the EU (European Union) which is at fault, for trying to merge together geographically close nations with identical economies, but with vastly different histories, cultures and ethnicities is a recipe for disaster. There may have been a certain logic to this in the 20th century after the devastation of WWII - but not in the 21st century. Of the 10 real nation-states of "Euroland" 7 (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal) all have great Imperial histories and connections - in Africa in particular. It is to these respective traditional spheres of influence where they should look for future unions - be they monetary or otherwise.


The Springbok Club was most pleased to welcome Mr. Dennis Delderfield (the National Chairman of "New Britain") as Guest of Honour for our annual Day of the Vow meeting. Mr. Delderfield concentrated upon the plight of the latest part of the world where attempts are being made to sell-out our kith and kin - Gibraltar. He told how the current Labour government was aiming to handover Gibraltar to Spain, but emphasised that this could still be prevented by large and vocal protests by the British people. He went on to say that even many Labour MPs were uneasy about the attempted sell-out of Gibraltar to Spain, and that there had been an excellent campaign in the Daily Mail in support of the rights of the Gibraltarian people during recent weeks. "New Britain", he told us, was planning a march in support of Gibraltar on September 10th 2002, Gibraltar's national day, and also told of other activities which "New Britain" was engaged upon in order to strengthen links with the Commonwealth and dependent territories.

Sadly it must be reported that the turnout for this important event was disappointingly poor, and we pass on our apologies to Mr. Delderfield for any embarrassment caused. We know that many of our more active members could not attend this meeting for personal reasons, but even so we would ask all supporters to make special efforts to attend future functions when we welcome eminent guest speakers. Unfortunately this set-back also resulted in a significant financial shortfall, as buffet-snacks had been ordered for an anticipated attendance four-times as large as that which actually transpired. If anyone can help us overcome this worrying shortfall then donations, made payable to "Patriotic Press", should be sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



The 2002 AGM of the Springbok Club will take place on Tuesday 29th January. All Honorary, Life, Full and Associate Members are entitled to attend this meeting (though only Honorary, Life and Full Members will be entitled to vote) and will be notified of the precise details in due course.

At this meeting reports for 2001 will be presented by the Organiser and the Treasurer, and the Central Committee for 2002 will be elected. At the conclusion of the business part of the meeting our Chairman, Peter Fisher, will give a report-back on his recent visit to South Africa.

If any supporters who are not currently members wish to attend this meeting then they should forward us their membership applications and appropriate payments as soon as possible. Once again current subscription rates are £500 for Life Members, £20 for Full Members (though discounted to £12 for senior citizens, students and under 16s) and £5 for Associate Members. All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press" and forwarded to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



The next Zimbabwe Human Rights Protests will take place on Saturday 19th January 2002, the details of which are as follows:-

Venue: Outside the United States Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1 1AF
(Nearest tube stations: Bond Street or Marble Arch)
Time: 12.00hrs - 14.00hrs

With only months to go before the critical 2002 presidential elections in Zimbabwe it is essential that the international community uses all its resources to ensure that the election not only takes place but will also be free and fair. The presidential election in March is not just about choosing a new government, it is also about choosing a new society for the people of Zimbabwe, a society based on core democratic principles.

We encourage all our supporters in London and the south-east to do their best to attend this most important protest demonstration.



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Rob Burnett, author of "Phantoms of Africa" and "Zebra Zone", has recently had his latest novel, "The Third Eye of Creation's Conscience", published. The story is science fiction based, but could well represent events occurring on planet Earth today. The virus of outright greed drives a planet known as Ethos to the verge of extinction. A higher power decides to dispatch a unique creation to see if elements can be united, while also reporting back on unfolding events. Should an intelligent species of planet Ethos and known as Etholings not redeem themselves urgently, they will be overpowered by a greater power, and even returned to the dark ages. This exciting and original story, along with the two other books mentioned, can be purchased at:-

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Frank Jerner contacts us with the following request :-

"IT Manager/Project Manager, recently immigrated to the UK, interested in contacting South African business organisations in the UK".

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The next meeting of the London Swinton Circle will take place on Wednesday 23rd January, and the speaker will be 11th Lord Monson.

Lord Monson, an elected hereditary peer and active cross-bencher, will speak on the theme "Threats to our civil liberties from current government legislation". Amongst other issues he will discuss the intended introduction of the European Arrest Warrant. Lord Monson is President of the "Society for Individual Freedom", and writes regularly in the national press, where his recent contributions have dealt with Ulster, freeing General Pinochet and European Arrest Warrants. The meeting will take place in a committee room of the House of Lords, and will start at 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs. Please enter the House by the St.Stephen's Entrance, and ask a policeman to direct you to the relevant committee room where Lord Monson will be speaking once you pass through security.

It is hoped that the following London Swinton Circle meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th February and will be addressed by Mark Francois MP. Details will be confirmed in the next edition of the SCN.

The publication "Tough Talking from the Right", which is closely connected to the London Swinton Circle, is an excellent periodical and is thoroughly recommended. It can be obtained at £4.50 for 4 issues from: TTFTR, P.O.Box 29208, London SE8 3ZU, U.K.



COVOS BOOKS of South Africa are specialist publishers of Africana, and offer a wide range of most interesting and illuminating books which will appeal to many of our supporters. Amongst the new titles which they stock are:-

The story of the South African Special Forces ("The Recces"), from inception in the 1960s to disbandment in 1993. A unique account of one of South Africa's premier units, masters in the art of reconnaissance and clandestine warfare. Pro rata, the most decorated unit during the wars in Angola and SWA. Includes a free copy of Lourens Fourie's music CD "The Recces". Softback, 222x152mm, 328 pages, 252 b/w photographs plus maps. R140.00.

FIREFORCE - One man's war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry, by Chris Cocks. Hard cover with dust jacket, 228 x 155 mm., 368 pages, 120 black and white and colour photos, plus maps and sketches. Widely acclaimed as the classic account of counter-insurgency warfare in Africa. Includes the RLI roll of honour, citations and operational orders. Price R185.00.

COVOS BOOKS can be contacted at : P.O.Box 6996, Weltevredenpark, Transvaal, 1715, South Africa. Tel.: +2711-4769926, fax.: +2711-4769927, e-mail :

We are happy to be able to confirm that the Springbok Club can now supply copies of "We Fear Naught but God", price £15.00, and "Fireforce", price £22.50. All payments should be made payable to "Patriotic Press", and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK. (Please add 20% for p.& p.).



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No.39 : Mr. BRIAN YOUNG of Durban.

Brian Young was born on the west coast of Scotland, and lived for several years in Jersey before emigrating to South Africa during the late 1970s. A skilled automobile mechanic by profession, he was also a founder member of the Durban Branch of the Rangers FC Supporters Association, a club which he supported avidly. Always convivial and witty company, and a brilliant raconteur, Brian also proved to be a loyal and reliable friend. Many supporters would be very keen to re-make contact with him, but although it is most unlikely that he is still living in South Africa we are uncertain whether he has returned to Scotland, or even to Jersey.



The "Rhodesians Worldwide" organisation set up a special web-page where friends and supporters could send Christmas e-mail greetings to former Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith. Although it is now of course too late to send him Christmas greetings, this same web-page can undoubtedly still be used to send him New Year greetings, or best wishes in general. It can be accessed at:-





I just wanted you to know that the church I pastor in western Washington (USA) and at least two others I know about will be commemorating the covenant of Blood River. We honour the White settlers and God's victory in this historic and significant event.

Yours etc.,

Pastor Lawrence Blanchard (Washington, USA)




I have a question. Given the current world climate of "fighting terrorism", do any of you have any hope that this may lead to the eventual overthrow of Mugabe? Any hopes of a return of Rhodesia? Thanks.

Yours Sincerely,

Thurlow Martin III (South Carolina, USA)



The recent brutal murder of Mrs. Marika de Klerk, erstwhile wife of former South African State President and traitor F.W. de Klerk, leaves many unanswered questions. By all accounts Mrs. de Klerk lived in a secure and guarded apartment, there was no sign of any break-in, and robbery did not appear to be a motive.

Prior to F.W. de Klerk's elevation to the State Presidency it was commonly believed that his wife was the more right-wing partner, and a strong conservative influence upon him. Once he started his sell-out of the South African nation, however, she adopted the attitude of a dutiful wife and supported his treason and surrender with eager gusto. Her repayment for this supine loyalty was that shortly after F.W. de Klerk retired from active politics he ditched her and ran off with a Greek woman. From then onwards Marika de Klerk's life went pear-shaped. She became engaged to a man much her younger, but he was exposed as a shadey businessman and disappeared without trace shortly before their planned marriage. She then evidently started to write a number of publications about her life and experiences, and was rumoured to be commencing a book detailing her time as wife of the State President when she was so sinisterly murdered.

The circumstances of her ominous murder bear disturbing similarities to two other suspicious political deaths in South Africa. The first was the murder of Robert Smit, the NP candidate for the Springs Constituency, just a few days before the 1977 General Election. This strange murder was never solved, and again seemed motiveless. The second was the alleged "suicide" of John Wiley during the mid-1980s. John Wiley, the MP for Simonstown and only recently appointed cabinet minister, had a strong right-wing reputation. He apparently had no problems of any kind and gave no hints of any depression which may have led him to take his own life, and few people believed the official suicide inquest verdict.

There have certainly been a lot of very sinister things happening in South African political circles over the years - sinister forces which may be still at work today.


Although John Grigg (the erstwhile Lord Altrincham) who died last week was commonly described as a former Tory peer, in reality nothing could be further from the truth, as he only briefly held the Conservative whip. His father was a Liberal MP, and he himself hero-worshipped and wrote a number of biographies about David Lloyd George - and his final political move was to join the soppy wet "Social Democratic Party".

Grigg was a nasty piece of work. Apart from his infamous and cowardly attack on Her Majesty the Queen in his rag "National and English Review", Grigg also became Chairman of the "London Boycott Committee", which advocated a boycott against his kith and kin in South Africa.

It was his despicable article attacking Her Majesty which led to him being physically assaulted in the street by a patriot and member of an organisation called the "League of Empire Loyalists" however. This fine patriotic movement was active throughout the Empire and Commonwealth (having a considerable number of supporters in Southern Africa) from the beginning of the sell-out of the Empire under the Attlee Government following WWII until 1967, when it merged with a number of other seemingly patriotic organisations to form a new political party called the "National Front". This proved to be a mistake however, for in spite of strong initial successes the NF soon obtained an extremist image, and was infiltrated by neo-Nazi elements, and as a result eventually grew considerably weaker so that it no longer held any political clout.

We believe that with the coming age of renewed western neo-Imperialism there is an opportunity for a revival of the "League of Empire Loyalists" - but as a pressure group once again, not as a political party. We will certainly be willing to co-operate with and to encourage any such revival of this organisation in the days ahead.


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