Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fascist Watch - What is The Steadfast Trust?


Quick change of subject. Idly surfing the blogosphere a few weeks ago I happened upon a genuinely hard-right religio-blog (the term gets flung about so indiscriminately these days that it's tempting to forget that that right-wing extremists do try to hijack religion for their own ends but indeed they do). Terribly affected Diary of an Edwardian Lady style, faux nostalgie, gazing moodily out across the ocean, with entries on religion, Euro-scepticism and daily whimsy, including musings on the characteristics of the different races (some are inherently martial, apparently). Anyway, among the links on the sidebar were the usual obvious ones (the BNP) and one I hadn't heard of, something called The Steadfast Trust. This is a charity, believe it or not, which has a very specific group of beneficiaries in mind - English whites only. The white-English community, it declares is discriminated against on the basis of ethnic origin, though it can't, or won't detail any hard evidence of this. It insists that it isn't a divisive or racist organisation (I think the BNP also officially denies that it's a racist organisation).

Now what with the recent Whites season on the Beeb and reportage focusing on, among other things, the chronic educational underperformance of working class white boys there's clearly something in the wind, a mood of disaffection among traditional Labour voters, a feeling of alienation and left-outedness which far right groups like the BNP capitalise on. Charities are increasingly being used as vehicles for exerting political influence, a trend this blog generally deplores and now it seems that the hard right has cottoned on to this wheeze too. Interested? I certainly was.

So I consulted ex-AFA man and expert on hard-right and fascist groupings, Dom Perignon, who told me that the Steadfast Trust's phone number is the same as that used by a commercial outfit flogging ethnic English tat, cross of St George beenie hats and such like. He pointed me towards this thread on a fascist website where the posters speculate as to The Steadfast Trust's links with the BNP but himself reckons that someone called Tony Linsell, who wrote the English Democrats' manifesto is connected to it all.

Either way, very interesting and excellent work by Dom Perignon, to whom I extend my grateful thanks. If anyone has any further information, do please let me know.


Hat Tip: Dom Perignon.

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL - Why is selling St George beany hats a crime????

"English tat" - YOURE THE RACIST!

I dont understand what The Steadfast Trust has done wrong?

Please tell me - why is it racist to have a charty that serves only one ethnic race? Do English people not have a right to do this? If you believe this, why? Why should they have less rights then any other race?

You are a nasty, racist, person.

8/28/2008 4:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya

In answer to your question, please see the political thoughts of 'Londweard' on this thread --

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=556807

and 'david H' on this thread www.democracyforum.co.uk/talk-about-anything/52613-sponsor-english-child.html - 85k

(quote: 'I believe that ethnically you have some Jewish ancestory')

Also see the Charity Commission's own thoughts on the app by the Ethnic English Trust for registration--made by the same team who are behind the Steadfast Trust.

www.charity-commission.gov.uk/tcc/issueguidealpha.asp - 25k

www.charity-commission.gov.uk/tcc/issueguidekey.asp - 48k -

9/29/2008 5:46 PM  
Blogger Man in a Shed said...

Found your post whilst asking myself the same question you have.

There clearly is a need for organisations to promote and make representations for English culture and heritage. But equally its the perfect vehicle for those with nastier objectives.

It is perhaps worth reflecting that this ground is only open to be occupied as the other parties have abandoned the idea of England and the English in their rush to appease the Scots, Irish and Welsh.

I looked on Wikipedia but the entry for the trust has been removed.

Hard to figure out what's going on here.

10/05/2008 10:43 AM  
Blogger Ælfhere said...

From their website it would appear that the Steadfast Trust is about as "rightwing" as tea and crumpets and The Daily Telegraph. There's nothing about white people or race or any of the things you're suggesting on their site. And as for the shocking news that they also have a sideline in St George pin-badges! Do our security services (with pompous codenames like "Dom Perignon") really have nothing better to do with their time - and Government funds - than monitor the 'phone-calls of National Trust members and people who subscribe to This England?

10/11/2008 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am curious.
Fascist Watch and such people seem to be only focused on what they see as racist pro-white groups.
Yet never mention a single word about other groups that are ethnic specific such as...
1092489 - PAKISTAN ASSOCIATION LIVERPOOL
1001624 - AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN BAHIL TRUST
and many more, in fact there are tens of thousands of ethnic specific charities in England and Wales and only one is for the English themselves.

So why the hatred for the English, perhaps its guilt, after all most of the English elite dislike poor english since it highlights there own advantage over their own people.

8/16/2009 1:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of the tens of thousands of charities listed on the Charity Commissions' website which are ethno-and racially specific, why do you single out the only one for the English and take the piss. You are a disgusting racist yourself, but worse because of the hypocrisy and irony.

9/03/2009 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloody traitor scum!

10/09/2009 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is wrong with being a racist i think all immigrants should leave this once great country before we end up truly a minority in our own land.wake up you ponse

1/29/2010 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://libertarianrepublican.blogspot.com/2009/02/australia-arson-suspect-arrested-muslim.html

2/14/2010 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

2/16/2010 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are many things in life much worse than being called a racist.
One is having your children simply because they are hideously white and English 'positively discriminated against'as they attempt to find a job in competition with 'preferred' races.
Another is being culturally cleansed and replaced in your homeland.
Perhaps the Steadfast Trust is standing up for such folk-because the 'liberals' here certainly won't.ttica

2/19/2010 2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although it mentions white english boys in a list from a national newspaper or similar headlines it does not mean it is focusing on them the people on this site are obviously so pre occupied with the fact that we do not offend anyone that we should welcome everyone no matter who or what they are..are you all for real? The same people some of you claim to be defending think the whole PC brigade have got it wrong...ask yourself WHY

4/06/2010 11:25 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

Another anonymous comment was left on this thread on 6.4.2010 which blogger inadvertently chewed up. I kept a record of it, however and reproduce it below, in italics, for the blood and soil crank(s) who continue posting on this topic and making ludicrous claims that they have been "ethically cleansed" and "discriminated against" in favour of the "preferred races" whatever that might mean. Curiously, the second anonoymous commenter referred to the first anonymous comment immediately above this one, calling that person "Andy". This was despite the fact that at the time the second comment was posted, I hadn't published the first anonymous comment.

Advanced reasoning would suggest that "Andy" and anonymous commenter #2 are the same person. Either that, or they are two different people who sit at home discussing their blog comments. How desperately pathetic.

As you will see from the second anonymous comment, that person's professed love of all things English has not extended to learning to express themselves in the English language with any degree of proficiency.


"Here here Andy well said and well written..why people still hate this country so much is beyond me..if they hate England and the English and all they stand for so much...they can always LEAVE..that is another English trait their left wing forebears would have taken away if the communits and left wing croonies got their way..you mean to tell me China is all good...take a hard look then come back to me and say they are better than us and England was wrong then I will accept it..start at tinannamen square and work backwards."

4/07/2010 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Claiming that the English are not being discriminated against and ethnically replaced in their own homeland is racist and denialist. One day, it may be illegal.

9/03/2010 4:20 AM  
Blogger SeaxneatOfEssex said...

So let me get this straight.

Every other racial, religious and cultural group in England and indeed Britain is allowed their own set of charities and charities which look out for their legal wellbeing.

Every group.

Your saying the English have no right to stand up for themselves?

So when hordes of migrants flock to this country and take a considerable amount of the homes, school places and hospital beds, those whos families have lived in these lands some thousand years or more aren't entitled to get a little angry? They aren't entitled to seek protection against all the other charities which invariably put them (migrants) at better odds than English people.

You people will come to realise in your twilight years what multiculturalism truly is. I have no doubt that by 2050 we will be a minority - and I don't expect we'll be treated as well as we have treated our guests.

You can only carry on in your own naive bubble for so long.

1/12/2011 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether Indian, Nigerian, Russian, Native American or English, I believe all peoples and cultures should have the right to celebrate their historical culture and heritage. Why is it only the English who are accused of bigotry and hatred when we attempt to do so?

I have supported and continue to support the Steadfast Trust because I love English heritage and tradition and believe that English people, like other ethnicities, should be able to have ethno-culturally focused charities. I'm also dating a Mexican guy. If I were a racist or a 'fascist' (as you so often incorrectly identify such people) I wouldn't be dating a man of another race/culture, now would I?

Anyway, the point of my post is that you are unfairly targeting English people in your paranoid search for 'racists' and 'fascists'.

It IS possible to be proud of your heritage and NOT be a racist. Stop being such a narrow-minded bigot.

1/30/2011 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this article. I had never heard of this group , but thanks to your lame attempts to play the race card you have highlighted the Steadfast trust, which I now intend to join. Well done again.

2/28/2011 5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the hypocrisy of fuckwits who start whining about fascism, racism, blah blah blah. There are thousands of non white, ethnic specific charities in this country, yet this Anglophobic twerp chooses to pick on the one single one that caters to the English only. Ah diddums, are the nasty English making noises you don't like - i.e. sticking up for their right to have an ethnic identity of their own?

Basically, you're a cunt. Then again aren't all left wing hypocritical fuckwits who can't see the hypocrisy of their own prejudice?

Go and fuck yourself.

5/14/2011 1:07 PM  
Blogger turdman boggo said...

I hadn't heard of the Steadfast Trust before but have to say what a fantastic idea.

About time the English started to stand up for themselves and put some belief and pride back into their communities. One only has to watch Jeremy Kyle in the morning to see how damaged and fragmented a large part of their community has become. Marxist liberalism has been a disaster for them and I hope movements such as this will be the catalyst for a new direction. rebuild

7/06/2011 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The vast majority of the comments say it all. The left's pathetic attempts to undermine and silence the English is unravelling in desperate articles like this. Steadfast promotes the history and culture of this country - my goodness how fascist! Thanks again for bringing this charity to my attention, I've already signed up for the annual membership fee and a collection box.

8/26/2011 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not into the style of mud-slinging and judgemental 'labeling' that goes on on this website, but you asked for hard evidence about how the English people being disadvantaged. In both 2001 and 2011 in the UK Census, the Scotland Household census asked the question "What is your ethnicity?" 'Scottish' was at the top of the options. In the England Census form, used in England and Wales, English people were not given the option to identify their ethnicity as 'English'. Under the E&HR's own guidelines this is not simply favouritism but ethnic discrimination, which under the Race Relations Act equates to racial discrimination. It also contravenes the articles of the European Human Rights Commission. By the way, ethnic Welsh people were discriminated against in the same process. Just in case there is confusion, the E&HR website is also quite clear that ethnicity does not necessarily equate to either race or skin colour which your site seems to be hot on. It is easy to sling the ‘racist’ slur, but here's a challenge for you to think about objectively. Not every white person in England is a 'mongrel' or considers themselves only British. There are still many hundreds of thousands of people in England who, racially, may or may not be of Saxon descent, but who just happen to be white, and who are demonstrably ethnic English because they and their ancestors have had an abiding relationship with England and the English people for centuries. So, in multi-cultural, multi-eth nic, multi-racial England, what should these people be allowed to call themselves racially and ethnically and be safe from New British Anglophobia?
Or are they just not allowed to be anything other than British? Is that the real issue – white English people must be normalised out?
It appears the ethnic English are beginning to notice that England is the only country in this Dis-United Kingdom that has been forced to adopt multi-culturalism and Scotland is blatantly still mono-cultural.
The E&HR website is also very clear on one point “racial/ ethnic abuse is how the victim perceives it, not the abuser”. Ethnic English people are just beginning to realise how badly they have been abused by British Governments and New British society and they realise that the law protects them too. The number racism cases taken to court by English people is on the rise, and the growing Anglophobia throughout Britain is forcing ethnic English people to question their allegiance to 'Britishness', whatever that now means.

9/18/2011 5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you clarify? Is it your view that the English are not a race, or not a race that is 'acceptable' to the New British? Or is it your view that they have no right to exist as either a race or an ethnic group? Or both?
Whichever is the case, your comments/ questions are not just offensive but seem to qualify under the Race Relations Act as racist.

9/18/2011 5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok lets get things straight here, you have not even mentioned what
''the steadfast trust'' actually does
and what it does is teaches children there cultural history and significant moments in English history.

Ok now lets take a look at the a made up charity and lets say this charity teaches ethnic African children there history and culture.
and here is where i knock you off your high hoarse, ''i dare you to call that made up African charity racist/fascist''

10/30/2011 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok lets get things straight here, you have not even mentioned what
''the steadfast trust'' actually does
and what it does is teaches children there cultural history and significant moments in English history.

Ok now lets take a look at the a made up charity and lets say this charity teaches ethnic African children there history and culture.
and here is where i knock you off your high hoarse, ''i dare you to call that made up African charity racist/fascist''

10/30/2011 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Eliza F said...

Meh, seems harmless enough to me. I looked through their site and all they seem to be doing is giving history books to schools and occasionally having dinner parties together; nothing sinister there.

Does all seem a bit silly, mind. The whole thing seems to be inspired by those black people you hear about sometimes, who travel to Africa to find their "cultural roots" - even though they, their parents and their grandparents were probably born in Ipswich or somwhere and so don't actually have any "cultural roots" in Africa. These Steadfast people are doing the same basic thing - going on about their "cultural roots" from pre-Norman times. I'm descended from Anglo-Saxons but at the end of the day I have much the same "cultural roots" as the black family down the road from me.

Oh well, everyone needs a hobby I suppose.

(PS: I notice from one of the previous comments that there is mumbling about Steadfast being criticised by "communists". For the record, in case anyone is wondering, I am a firm believer in capitalism and have little time for communist movements.)

11/09/2011 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is it that we the Ethnic English have to watch and worry about every word we say,scared that someone is going to report us for being a racist.IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT WE CAN NOT PROMOTE WHO AND WHAT WE ARE..................ENGLISH................................

1/28/2012 2:37 PM  
Anonymous ray841n.com said...

You class any person that does not agree and support your views a 'Fascist'? The Roman Catholic Irish have murdered 2514 British soldiers, and has many civilians; supporting criminals that took on a political agenda, to safe guard their criminal actives amongst the communities in Ireland, North and South. These people are communist who murder under holding the cross of Christ, and supported by the USA and the Clintons, with all their members of the Democrat Movement – in your eyes and mind makes me a Fascist for not agreeing with these murderers.
Clinton’s communist Democrat movement in the USA and its support from their Military are going around the world killing nations of people for their greed and lust for Oil – what do you call these type of people? They have been supported by the EU council, France, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK; all are run by Fascist governments of ‘NAZIS’ who are murdering any one and everything that opposes their ideology of Fascist government.
You are it seems, of low intelligence and do not understand what Fascist means; in today’s meanings it stands for USA, EU and UK political movements; that want to follow the route of Hitler, and are doing so under the leadership of Germany once again.

7/08/2012 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thieves, thugs, fraudsters, pedophiles and poofters appear to be the main content of the government both labor and conservative. With this, ignorance of the existence of any form of a peaceful organization that promotes anything English overpowers the arrogance of the people in power who will persecute any English person for trying to protect his culture.
This is a Christian country where the new cultural believe is not God but capitalism. This is stated in the bible to be the Devil.
Multiculturalism cannot work because the dominant culture will destroy the rest.
Try reading some history books if you don't believe this.

1/24/2013 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So,a fatwa has been placed against the multicultural cry babies and OMG the "English" are engaging in a fightback to recover their identity.

People like you are known ,in old parlance, as 'fifth columnists',as a non-nationalist but someone who is not ashamed or afraid of the history to which he was born i find your statement to be nothing more than sordid crap used to inflame hatred and distrust against the English.

I noticed in the image a man in dark glasses,maybe remove the blinkers and see the truth, if you are brave enough.

1/31/2013 10:12 PM  

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