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Thursday, 29 March 2012

UKIP: Gerard Batten MEP and the Far-right


Gregory Lauder-Frost is a controversial figure. Whilst working as a payroll operations manager he admitted to eight specimen charges of embezzling £110,000 from Riverside health authority in 1992 and was jailed for two years. The court was told he had channelled money into extreme right-wing political causes.

This was not his only brush with the law, as it emerged at the end of his trial that he had also been implicated in attempts to sell elderly Russian arms to far right groups in the USA.

Lauder-Frost has a history of far-right connections, including with Clive Derby-Lewis who was jailed for life for his role in the murder of the ANC leader Chris Hani.

During his involvement with the white supremacist 'Western Goals', the group's magazine, European Dawn, carried an interview with Franz Shonuber, a former SS officer. It was claimed by The Scotsman newspaper in 1987 that Western Goals may have been used by its U.S. associates as a conduit for funds to the Nicaraguan Contras following the Contragate scandal.

In December 2006, Lauder-Frost's name was found on a leaked copy of the BNP membership list.

On April 23rd 2010 Lauder Frost presided over a dinner at the National Liberal Club which was attended by, amongst others, Adrian Davies (former barrister to holocaust denier David Irving), and Sam Swerling (a BNP member). Lauder-Frost was an associate of the late Mike Smith, a notorious far-right figure, and kept company with Stuart Milson, an-ex BNP member and self-confessed fascist.

The Monarchist league, Western Goals, the Conservative Democratic Alliance, the Monday Club, the list of failed right-wing groups associated with Lauder-Frost goes on and on.

Now there is yet another of these right-wing entities, The Traditional Britain Group, and guess who is Vice-President? You guessed it - Gregory Lauder-Frost!

The group held a dinner in London in November, and boasted a guest speaker - UKIP MEP Gerard Batten. This was held at the Charing Cross Hotel, which was previously the venue for a notorious dinner held by Western Goals in 1991 in honour of their guest, Jean Marie Le Pen, of the French Front Nationale. Western Goals also held a dinner to commemorate the life of General Franco, and have met with Alessandra Mussolini.

Given that Batten is implicated in certain allegations that have been subject to legal process, is it wise for him to be seen publicly associating with such people? While Farage struggles to dismiss charges that UKIP sits with racists and extremists in the European Parliament, Batten takes the decision to speak at a meeting that clearly positions him alongside some of the most notorious right wing elements on the lunatic fringe of British politics.

1 comment:

Greg_L-W. said...

Hi,

it seems strange that the suppression of this posting has been made as the text seemed to be nothing more than a series of statements of fact - surely it can not even in the burgeoning police state, that seems to be the way forward of The EU, that it can already be legitimate to suppress facts and the truth!
I would contend that all that Junius would seem to have done was show the close linkage of Gerard Batten with criminals and extremists like Gregory Lauder-Frost and variouys extreme right wing groups.
Can it be that MEPs can now abuse their positions as elected representatives to hide fact6s about themselves.
It is hardly a secret that Gerard Batten has some particularly odious views based on what would seem to be verging on incitement to hatred towards followers of Islam - presumably based on his own religious supertitions and as his wife is/was Philipino may it be that he is representing an extreme Catholic viewpoint ratjher than the genuine interests of his electorate at large in The UK.
That Gerard Batten has been a guest speaker at some organisations which I and others may consider extremist and has published racist positions regarding creed is surely a legitimate issue for discussion when related to an elec ted individual feeding from the public purse.
I have a copy of the text removed FROM Junius and can see no slander, insult, libel or the like in that text - It would seem to be a statement of facts each seemingly easily verified.
IF Gerard Batten believes that Junius has posted incorrect FACTS then surely his first course of action ethically is to contact Junius and ask for the removal quoting his grounds NOT to use his elected position to promote what many would see as his deeply offensive and seemingly extreme right wing views and association with criminals and extremists.
Regards,
Greg_L-W.