So what is the evidence? We were first alerted to Finbar's membership by the story of a trusted friend (TT). She had not come across him before and has not come across him since a strange encounter on a train to London:
He was on his way to a Dentists Conference in London, in summer 2005 (Finbar is also a practising dentist in Nottingham). They started chatting and the topic soon moved to globalisation and anti-capitalism and they found they had a lot in common in terms of them both being very critical. Finbar then mentioned that he was a member of the BNP. TT couldn't believe him, and he showed her his membership card.
He said that people of all races identify with the BNP, citing Indian friends and his black girlfriend who felt particularly strongly about things. He was worried about the threat of 'islamification'. He said he didn't believe the mainstream papers and used the internet as an alternative source of news.
But, TT asked, how could he have the friends and girlfriend he did and be a member of a white supremacist organisation? Finbar said he hoped that the party would soon open up to all races. Worryingly, he said that the BNP's middle-class membership was growing in Nottingham which might lead to such an 'opening up'.
TT described him as, basically, a disillusioned socialist. He was friendly throughout, and even offered to walk TT to the tube station in London, which she politely declined.
Many of those present when TT told the story did know a Finbar Bryson of Nottingham who was a dentist and had a black girlfriend. They were horrified to hear that he was a member of the BNP. We resolved to try to find out more.
A quick search of the internet was enough to find that Finbar had been putting himself about in comments on newspaper stories (see the details below) over the past two years. Of course, someone could have been impersonating him (over a long period of time!), but there is a lot of personal detail that matches up. The stories that Finbar has commented on include stories about immigration, Islam, law and order and the BNP - all areas where the BNP have strong views. His postings support the BNP's positions on these topics, mention his membership of the BNP and mention other personal details such as the fact that he is a dentist, that he has a black partner and that he is originally from Scotland.
In extensive postings on a report about BNP patrols to reduce anti-social behaviour ( http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/calneheadlines/display.var.1295570.0.inspector_fears_bnp_patrol_will_hurt_town.php) Finbar Bryson of Nottingham wrote:
"I'm a member of the BNP and my partner is black and feels more strongly about the mess this once great nation is in than I do."
He stated that "BNP patrols have reduced anti-social behaviour-FACT" and that "[Non-whites who vote for the BNP] are not impressed one bit with the creeping Islamisation of the West".
On a right wing blog ( http://notasheepmaybeagoat.blogspot.com/2007_12_01_archive.html) a Finbar Bryson of Nottingham is quoted as having written "The reason for uncontrolled mass migration becmes clearer by the day-more votes for Labour to replace those like myself who have been betrayed."
In the Glasgow Herald ( http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1305881.0.0.php?act=complaint&cid=183059) a Finbar Bryson related the stories of a fellow dentist, Fadi, a Christian Syrian:
"Incredible the tales of woe in the asylum 'system' and his shock that Muslims were being granted asylum in the UK."
A Finbar Bryson of Nottingham, commenting on plans to build a 'mega mosque' in London in the Daily Mail ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1053877/Revealed-Muslim-bomb-plot-gangs-links-mega-mosque-east-London.html) urged readers to complain and then "vote tactically. Your nation needs you."
In an article on the ThisIsLondon website ( http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23514661-details/If%20it's%20racism%20you%20want,%20head%20out%20of%20town/article.do?expand=true) about increasing racism outside London, Finbar called the author a "cretin" and then signed off with "Kriss Donald RIP." Kriss Donald was a white Scottish fifteen-year-old who was kidnapped, beaten and murdered in Glasgow in 2004 by five Asian men. The case has become a rallying cry for the far right in the UK.
Finbar has been challenged about some of these postings before by people involved in Blueprint and has denied that he is a BNP member. He claims that someone is trying to set him up. We have presented the evidence that we have for you to read and make up your own minds. To us it is clear that there are too many coincidences and that too many people, over a period of at least three years, would have to have been in on the 'conspiracy' against Finbar. We have good reason to believe that Finbar Bryson is a member of the BNP and that anti-fascists should boycott him and his club.
The online news comments:
Finbar in the Sun,
Nottingham,UK 01/10/2006 11:35:34
As a dentist trained in Edinburgh and born and bred in Glasgow I am astonished by Mr.McConnell's naivety.Would it not be better to attract back the many Scots expats who find themselves outside the Motherland often not through their own volition???Astonishing as it may seem I had to seek work in England as I could not find work at home despite looking for over six months.The paths of London and beyond are certainly not paved with gold and i know many friends in their mid-30's who have done their time down South and would return home if the opportunities are there.Most of us at this age group are also looking to start families,want to bring the kids up at home and close to their grandparents etc etc.Or is attracting Scots back too difficult??!!!Most happy to hear any opinions on my points.Cheers.Finbar.
Posted by: Finbar Bryson, Nottingham,UK on 11:08am Fri 30 Mar 07
Well it's good that individuals associated with the UAF are happy to present themselves here for all to see.We should be hanging the traitors who have sold this country down the river,taken us to an illegal war in Iraq,cash for honours,'suicide' of Dr.david Kelly and on and on and on.To everyone attend a UAF meeting as I recently did in nottingham.The irony of calling the BNP fascist is lost with this lot,who happily support an illegal war in Iraq with the slaughter of 100,000's of innocent civilians yet the BNP are vile and rascist-incredible that, until you meet the pond life stuck in a timewarp attracted to this group.Finally keep your racist comments of the message board.BNP patrols have reduced anti-social behaviour-FACT.Why can't you deal with fact rather than your own fantasy land???By the time your lot have finished in Iraq it will be getting mentioned in the same breath as the Holocaust-you should be ashamed as the blood is on your hands.
Posted by: Finbar Bryson, Nottingham,UK on 11:20am Fri 30 Mar 07
Dolores yes you've worked it all out.It's the same person from the BNP who works 20hours plus a day to do all these posts???!!!This is democracy in action.The people who you will never see invited onto Question Time in this free country as their views or colour don't fit in are on here.Wake up and smell the coffee darling.The support for the BNP is enormous and from many,many different quarters-yes non-white people despite New labour spin vote BNP,just as non whites vote for Le Pen in france.....WHY???Because they all love their country irrespective of colour or creed and are not impressed one bit with the creeping Islamisation of the West and the fact that this country(the UK) is going down the gutter.Of course you still believe that we are searching for WMD in Iraq cause Tony and the BBC said so.Read behind the headines Dolores and I hope you are sitting down.I'm a member of the BNP and my partner is black and feels more strongly about the mess this once great nation is in than I do.The brainwashed and trusting UK public are waking up to the lies,deceit and spin of this corrupt Government.I think you should to.
Posted by: Finbar Bryson, Nottinghambr />Where is Gery,UAF??It's a reflection on the broad mindedness of the people on here that as yet your racist,aggressive,threatening and above all anti-democratic comments have not been removed.Unlike your shower I may not agree with what you say however I will happily allow you to vent your poison,so all can see the reality for what it is.UAF is a facist organisation that is anti-democratic and your attepmts to link the BNP with slavery is frankly shameful.The argument has moved on and has been said elsewhere your views are the best recruiting sergeant for 'the vile and racist'(Trademark of the impartial BBC)BNP.Roll on May for the next stepping stone for a fair and just society for all who love this country.The haters can take their poison abroad thanks.
Posted by: Finbar Bryson, Nottingham,UK on 5:09pm Sat 31 Mar 07
It is with pleasure that I read this forum and realise more and more that the genie is out of the bottle.As the calibre of person joining the BNP continues to grow the party will get stronger and stronger.Keep The Faith,Love your Country and don't believe the lies.Roll on May as the next step to a civilised,fair and orderly UK.
Yes Luke you are entirely right.However as is always the case with our european partners-they will choose the route easiest for themselves unlike our Government who seem to enjoy enforcing EU legislation that punishes British citizens and society.Vote thes traitors out.
Finbar Bryson, Nottingham, UK
Finbar Bryson on 5:35am Mon 9 Apr 07
Having just re-read some of the posts above i have to respond to 'just two'-agreed with Jay that treat people how you would expect to be treated ....and i'll move on to chris and his Janjaweed comments-you are aware that Arabic Muslim militia(the Janjaweed)are targetting mostly Christian black African tribes in murder,rape and enslavement??!!Let's me know how I would be treated in the Muslim world as a Christian if i was fleeing persecution.Love thy neighbour for sure,however i'd like to have a say in who that neighbour is thanks and am worldly wise enough to know that my values and outlook are not necessarily shared by other cultures.Suggest you both get out and meet and talk with some asylum seekers.My first experience was with a gentleman from Syria called fadi now happily settled and working in London.Fadi is a Maronite Christian who had to flee Muslim Syria due to persecution.A decent professional man whose story was heartbreaking.I had him observe me in practice for many months as he is a dentist and wished to see how British dentistry operated.Incredible the tales of woe in the asylum 'system' and his shock that Muslims were being granted asylum in the UK.Wake up and smell the coffee rather than spouting hate at your own people and believing every story.Of course the truth and facts are not what this 'debate' is about for the pc brigade-Smokescreen,slur,attack and prevent reasoned debate and a Royal Commission into the effect this is having on social cohesion.You've been brainwashed.Thankfully some of us do know what is going on thanks.
Posted by: Finbar 71, Nottingham,UK on 6:17pm Tue 18 Sep 07
John,Livingston-what a lot of dangerous tosh you spout.This budding terrorist has had more than a fair trial and at whose expense???Anwar's comments are no surprise,however that does not lessen my disgust at them.The day this nation looks to someone like Anwar to defend justice and freedom of speech would be a sad,sad day.His comments are an outragous slur on all witnesses and everyone else involved in this trial.Why can't he be held to account for an attepmt to incite trouble with his unfounded allegations??Does he know something that noone else does???Looking for answers on the internet.It would appear the littlewans you used to pop down The Subbie as a student pal have caused serious delusional problems.A breaker of the law defending a terrorist.Dangerous clowns.The pair of them.
Finbar Bryson of Nottingham's "What is interesting is that we can now be guaranteed that the asylum 'system' in this country will not be attended to by Mr.Brown as these people are just exactly the type of folk Mr.Brown can relate to and vote him in again and again.The reason for uncontrolled mass migration becmes clearer by the day-more votes for Labour to replace those like myself who have been betrayed.History will damn you and BLiar"
Headline should have read... 'If it's out of touch with the real world you want, discuss issues with the political elite'
Not as catchy I know but sums up perfectly this cretin and her ilks non views on real issues.
Kriss Donald RIP.
- Finbar Bryson, Nottingham,UK
The government denied that there was EVER a plan for this 'mega-mosque'.
A petition was sent to Downing Street online signed by 10,000's of concerned Britons.
Are we now being told that what we knew to be true is and yet again the Government and political elite are lying to us???
Book yourself in to speak with your local MP people for some answers.
Then vote tactically.
Your nation needs you.
- Finbar Bryson, Nottingham,UK, 09/9/2008 17:42
It's at the stage that you're thankful that at least the Poles have a work ethic.
It's a long road back to restore pride,honour,fairness and democracy in England.
- Finbar Bryson, Nottingham,UK, 09/9/2008 10:10