I detailed yesterday’s events in regards how the blog, The Daily Bale, published a dreadful piece of libel against The Globe pub in Leicester. Before reading on, I’d go back and read yesterday’s blog I put up as it’s got all the story of how the Daily Bale spread a lie which forced the pub to close and it’s staff to receive threats via phone, email, social media, and to the pub and staff in person.
The Daily Bale today have been quiet apart from some guff about Princess Diana, which was apparently written by a Steven Sodholmy. A Google search on that name brings up a Facebook page called R.I.P Lee Rigby, which you’d think was a tribute page to the murdered soldier Lee Rigby, but instead is using his name to peddle Daily Bale articles and other neo-Nazi views, even though it actually did appear to start out as a tribute page.
The person behind the Daily Bale seems to be someone called Joshua Bonehill as this article seems to show. Bonehill has an interesting history, including how he broke into a police station and stole an inspector’s uniform when he was still calling himself Joshua Bonehill-Paine and was a prospective Tory councillor.
As much as I despise UKIP, it appears they’ve been doing their best to purge him from their ranks much to the annoyance of Bonehill-Paine who clearly seems to think an awful lot of himself as the self-proclaimed leader of the ”Stand Strong‘ movement.
The links between Bonehill to neo-Nazi groups has been made clear but what was interesting is their use of fake profiles to constantly hide from anti-fascist investigators trying to expose them, as the one thing they can’t hide is their writing style which is the same racist and hyperbolic style employed in the Daily Bale, not to mention the casual throwing around of accusations of people being paedophiles.
Googling these two bring up a list of accusations and evidence against them which could keep me writing all day, so I won’t as there’s enough evidence to link these two to the Daily Bale, but why have they focused on The Globe, Leicester and thrown around libellous accusations which have affected people’s lives when they’re based round the South West and don’t seem to have any connections to Leicester?
It seems Bonehill had a run in with the Leicester branch of Stand Strong that’s suggested on when you look at this cached page of Stand Strong’s Facebook page from the 6th July 2013. One post leaps out.
What exactly did Bonehill do to Leicester Stand Strong? I don’t know as all that exists is that comment from that cached page from July which strongly suggests something was done. However a search for Leicester Stand Strong’s Facebook page brings this up which says the current admins are a Julie Hogben and Thelma Bone.
A search of Google’s cache from the 8th June 2013 brings this up, and just look at who the admin is…
Looking at much of the current content of the Leicester Stand Strong page it’s the sort of far right nonsense you see on EDL pages, and in fact, the page defends the EDL when it appears again it started as something else. Some of the other Stand Strong pages also veer into neo-Nazism, but most seem to have started as something else before diving deep into the pool of bigotry. What is different though about Leicester and the Globe especially that makes Bonehill attack it in such a libellous way?
Leicester is a massively multicultural city which does have problems with racism, but it also has groups like Foxes Against Racism (Leicester City fan group fighting racism), leading academics like John Williams who speak out against racism, not to mention there’s a strong anti-racist movement generally in the city. The Globe is a popular pub with a vast cross section of customer including bikers, students, football fans, families and a general cross section of the Leicester community. It also used to host meetings of anti-racist groups when I lived there, and I know it still does. It seems that the people behind the Daily Bale wanted what they though was an easy target, but in reality the truth is they were stirring up trouble which worked a treat for them as the pub was forced to close yesterday until they got security in.
I know from a friends Facebook page that The Globe opened last night and people went down to say Fuck Facism. I also know that the Baby Squad (a notorious group of generational football hooligans who I was first told about on my very first Saturday afternoon in Leicester when I moved down from Glasgow in January 1988) were on the prowl outside the Globe last night trying to cause trouble, which I’m betting is exactly what The Daily Bale were hoping for but the people of Leicester have told fascism where to go and if there’s one thing I learned in 13 years of living in Leicester is that you don’t piss the locals off. You wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.
As for The Daily Bale, they’ve not let up today though their blog is as said fairly quiet today. The real bile is on social media where their Twitter feed reveals they’d like to see the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond executed.
They also boast of setting up the New British Union which seems to be a political party for those who think the BNP are a wee bit too liberal and soft. It’s as if they read V for Vendetta and thought Norsefire was a template for their ideas. Or to put it bluntly they’re dangerous bigoted fantasists who have libelled a pub, endangered it’s staff a patrons, accused the editor of the Leicester Mercury of being a paedophile, want to execute Alex Salmond, and have now set up their own political party.
Thankfully it looks as if the police are going to come calling and that may well be the end of that, but seeing as it looks as if they’re prepared to martyr themselves for ‘their cause’, while UKIP, the BNP and even the EDL try to distance themselves from them you have to hope that they end up getting what they deserve.
As for the people of Leicester you have my support for what little that actually means seeing as I no longer live there and haven’t even been back to visit since 2003. I had an interesting time in my time living in Leicester and although I’m perfectly happy in sunny Bristol I wish the city and the people well. Don’t let the bastards win.
EDITED TO ADD
It’s just after 3pm on the 18th of August. the Daily Bale have posted this on their site.
Nick Lowles has been leading the Anti-British movement for some time now but recently shocking evidence emerged linking Lowles to the 1993 Harrods bombing. The Sunday Bale investigates:
After joining the communist party of Great Britain in 1992, Nick Lowles wanted to make an impact and strike fear into the hearts of British people. Patrick Hayes and Jan Taylor who were convicted of the 1993 bombing of Harrods on behalf of the Red Action militant communist group
managed to convince Nick Lowles into helping their cause, in late December of 1992; Lowles joined up with Red Action.
It’s alleged that Nick Lowles, Patrick Hayes and Jan Taylor plotted to carry out the Harrods bombing at Lowles seedy london apartment, after preparing a package containing 1 lb of Semtex plastic explosive, the conspirators soon moved in to place it outside of Harrods in a bin, knowing that many would have been injured or killed.
The Explosion outside Harrods happened in January of 2013, both Hayes and Taylor planted it in the bin whilst Lowles kept watch on the other side of the street, no doubt he stood and watched as many were injured and chaos erupted in the busy London Street.
Shortly after the attack, Hayes and Taylor were arrested and sentenced to 30 year prison sentences whilst Lowles managed to evade police investigation and headed to the city of Leicester where he later founded Hope not Hate and took control of communist paper ‘Searchlight’
The truth is that Hope not Hate is founded on good old grassroots terrorism, backed by nonce Tom O’Carroll and various other unsavoury characters. Nick Lowles has been responsible for the death of many innocent people who decided to take their own lives after having a vicious hate campaign mounted against them by Hope not Hate. People have been murdered as a direct result of Lowles hate campaign waging and many people have lost their jobs.
So it comes to no shock that MI5 Had opened a file on Nick Lowles in the late 1990s with fear that he may launch another strike against British soil sometime in the 2000s. The Daily Bale believes that Nick Lowles is still in touch with his former terrorist comrades from the Red Action militant group.
Lowles currently lives in the city of Leicester with his wife Clare Hewitt who filed a report against Lowles in 2009 for assault and battery which resulted in the death of their unborn child; she later dropped all charges.
The byline is again by a Steven Sodholmy who is probably a pseudonym for Bonehill but as vile as the article is it does contain a hint as to why they’re focusing on Leicester.
Lowles managed to evade police investigation and headed to the city of Leicester
There’s no truth to these accusations as this was an IRA bomb but it appears that the Daily Bale really do want to target Leicester in order to get at Nick Lowles. It also looks like they’ll be facing more legal action for this libel as I’m sure Lowles, etc are not going to let Bonehill, etc get away with their pretty vile accusations.