Patriotic Alternative running scared after trial reveals terrorist link

By Searchlight Team

Costello – jailed for inciting racial hatred

Mark Collett and Patriotic Alternative are running scared following the jailing last week of James Costello for multiple offences of inciting racial hatred. Costello, whom they are describing merely as “a member of our community” despite being a leading member of the organisation, was sentenced to five years for 18 race hate charges and one of perverting the course of justice. But evidence was produced by the prosecution showing his links with a jailed nazi terrorist.

Costello was arrested after members of the public in Liverpool reported to the police stickers bearing the name ‘’ and saying, “Proud to be white?” which appeared on lamp posts in 2021. When police investigated the website it led them to Costello, and when they raided his home, they discovered large quantities of race hate material.

Costello professes to be a “reverend” in the so-called Creativity Movement, originally named the Church of the Creator, a notorious US-based white nationalist, antisemitic group established in 1973 by white supremacist Ben Klassen, who originated the idea of “racial holy war”. Its current leader Matt Hale is serving 40 years for attempting to incite the murder of a US federal judge.

Trying to distance themselves from Costello, PA are now whining that his offending predated him joining the organisation and had nothing to do with them. Though strictly speaking true, this skates over the fact that when he joined PA last year, he was already charged with eighteen race hate charges; they knew full well what he had been up to but were nevertheless quite happy to welcome him on board – and straight into the group’s leadership.

Costello (r) with PA leader Mark Collett at PA annual conference, October 2023

In fact, so highly regarded was he by PA’s leaders that he was allowed to address numerous public activities and in October was made chair (or ‘master of ceremonies’ as they put it) at their annual conference.

What is making them nervous now is evidence produced at his trial showing recent connections with National Action terrorist Jack Renshaw, currently serving life for plotting to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper and threatening to kill a police officer.  Costello is known to have been involved with NA before it was banned, and to have trained with former members of the group at a “survival camp” in 2017, after the ban, but when he was raided by police they found more recent letters and postcards exchanged between him and Renshaw. This has upset PA leaders like Collett as it brings with it the prospect of further attention from the police and security services.

Mark Collett and other leading PA members were linked to NA before it was banned in 2016 under the Terrorism Act 2000. These former links have been a source of ongoing difficulty for PA, and anything which causes them to resurface makes the group very twitchy.

Only last June, Kris Kearns, also from Merseyside, a prominent PA and former National Action activist, was jailed for almost five years for terrorism offences. Kearns organised PA fitness clubs and online forums and contributed to Mark Collett’s many video streams and broadcasts.

Kris Kearns – five years for terrorism offences

In March, he admitted posting terrorist documents on his social media account, including the manifestos of mass murderers Anders Breivik and Brenton Tarrant.

When James Allchurch, another PA activist, was jailed earlier this year for inciting race hatred on his Radio Aryan podcast station, the prosecution pointed to the fact that one of the people he had interviewed was Mark Davies, a co-founder of National Action who got eight years in 2022 for secretly belonging to the group after it had been banned.

James Allchurch – hosted National Action terrorist.

Cases like these continue to underscore just what kind of organisation PA is: a natural home for violent white supremacists.

3 responses on “Patriotic Alternative running scared after trial reveals terrorist link

  1. Reverend Cailen Cambeul - Church of Creativity

    Matt Hale is in prison on a forty year stretch. Even we CREATORS believe him to be a psychopath, but forty years? Five years would have been the correct sentence. Also, the US government anti-terrorism laws did not come in until after Hale was initially arrested. His charges were enhanced after the creation of those laws. Even Jewish lawyers at the time questioned Hale’s treatment.

    Another point, Hale has not had any responsibility for any part of Creativity in more than twenty years. His Creativity Movement no longer exists, and we in the Creativity Alliance – Church of Creativity certainly want nothing at all to do with Hale.

    As for James Costello, he attempted to do the right and lawful thing by straightening out Hale’s thugs. And he more or less succeeded. James does not deserve to spend a single day behind bars, never mind five years. James’ conviction was a travesty of justice. The police and courts have better things they should be doing.

  2. Archbishop Peedo the Pale

    Are you the Cailen Cambeul who was an “outlaw biker” before you “channeled your natural aggression” to less illegal but more profitable activities, including association with the “Church of Creativity”, sounds so similar to the “Church of the Creator”, and assumed, to complement your inventive ”Reverend”, the title of “Pontifex Maximus Emeritus” (2009-2016) and maybe other meaningless, grandiose mumbojumbo which impress suckers?

    Who could fail to be convinced by
    “If there is one thing in this wonderful world of ours that is worth preserving, defending, and promoting, it is the White Race. Nature looked fondly upon the White Race and lavished special loving care in (sic) its growth. Of all the millions of creatures who have inhabited the face of this planet over the eons of time (sic), none has ever quite equaled that of the White Race. Nature endowed her Elite with a greater abundance of intelligence and creativity, of energy and productivity than she endowed unto any other creature, now or in the millenniums past. It has been the White Race who has been the world builder, the makers of cities and commerce and continents. It is the White Man who is the sole builder of civilizations. It was he who built the Egyptian civilization (sic) …” ?

    Weblink to where it shows you promoting that and other wisdom in the White Man’s Bible.available on request.