A number of members have contacted me recently about rumours circulating on the internet that are incompatible with both the party and my own stance as a civic patriot. To this end, I feel that in line with some of the other area branches I need to put out a statement that puts the record straight about the involvement of The English Democrats with certain other organisations within the arena of UK Politics.
Mr Barnbrook was elected to the Greater London Authority (GLA) in the 2008 election for the British National Party (BNP). Mr Barnbrook has since left the BNP and now stands on the GLA as an independent authority member.
Mr Barnbrook made contact with a former member of the National Council of the English Democrats with a view to joining our party and becoming involved in the GLA campaign for the 2012 elections. Mr Barnbrook also contacted other organisations with the same objective. The National Chairman of our party felt that in line with our policy of open discussion that the London Area Committee should meet with him and hear what he had to say. After a presentation to the National Council of the English Democrats, and subsequent referral to senior members of the London area, it was decided that there should be no further contact or involvement with Richard Barnbrook, and he should not be given membership of our party.
2 – Unauthorised Email contact soliciting funds
The same former member of the National Council took it upon himself to send an email to a republican political party in Ireland soliciting funds for an election campaign. This contact was not authorised by the National Council of The English Democrats.
After Steve Uncles inappropriate email’s and conduct to other NC members he stepped down from the NC after a vote of No Confidence.
After the party Chairman released a statement that Mr Uncles no longer speaks on behalf of the party the English Democrats Hillingdon also supported that decision.
We have seen nothing fromMr Uncles to change our decision even though he was portrayed as the Party Spokesman recently on TV.
This post is to reaffirm the original decision by the NC and the party Chairman that Steve Uncles does not speak for the English Democrats Hillingdon branch.
In the current climate of mistrust of Politicians of all parties, I hope that this message conveys to all those who support our mission of open government and free speech that The English Democrats will not tolerate the undemocratic behaviour of even our most senior party members, and will not hesitate to expose indiscretions where they do not respresent the interests of the people of England.
Steven Uncles was initially a dynamic figure and leading light within our organisation, but in the last few years has displayed instances of poor judgement and self promotion that have led myself and others to the conclusion that the constant stresses of leadership have taken their toll on his health and well being. We would urge Steven to take a well earned break from politics and to come back refreshed and re-invigorated after a sensible amount of time to once again be a positive influence for good in England.