Published on Monday, 20 August 2012 14:32 Written by Sonia Gable
The British National Party has received the first £100,000 of the bequest by Albert Edward Starmore, formerly of Chingford, northeast London, who reportedly left a house to the party said to be worth £500,000. The money was received on 14 June 2012 and follows a legacy of £28,736.97 from Edward Hart received in February.
The BNP’s accounts for 2011 showed a profit of £214,000 following drastic cuts in the party’s staffing and other overheads, although its precise financial position is uncertain as it tries to appeal against (or otherwise wriggle out of) various legal costs awarded against the party.
One who will not be happy with this windfall is Andrew Brons, the BNP’s dissident MEP, who is waiting for the BNP to collapse before agreeing to lead the new party that many former BNP activists now scattered around several tiny rival groups are calling for. Brons argues with some justification that there is little prospect of a breakaway succeeding while the parent party survives.
The September issue of Searchlight, to be published next week, will contain a detailed analysis of the BNP’s financial state, as well as articles on the BNP’s current activities and our promised feature following the death Britain’s foremost distributor of Nazi material, Anthony Hancock.