Manchester Branch held their regular monthly meeting at their regular venue on Sunday 17th June 2012.
The well attended meeting was chaired by Deputy Manchester Organiser, Eddy O’Sullivan. Eddy was ably supported by Salford Organiser Gary Tumulty and Manchester Branch Fund holder Phil Coe.
Eddy opened the meeting and was both delighted and honoured to introduce the secretary of international relations for the Spanish nationalist party Plataforma per Catalunya, Enrique Ravello.
Enrique gave an enthralling address to the meeting entitled "European Nationalist Movements." Enrique went on to examine nationalist common positions on the threats to European identity. Issues such as the spread of Islam, mass immigration, foreign policy, opposition to U.S. dominance in Europe and the entry into EU countries such as Turkey, Morocco and Israel. After this Enrique Ravello took questions from the floor and received cheers and a standing ovation from the room.
We have new friends in Europe today and we all, as European nationalists, face the same threats from the EU Soviet Socialist Republicans as regards our freedoms, security, identity and democracy. It is good to know that we in the British National Party and not standing alone in Europe in our fight against this powerful, vile enemy.
The next day a meeting took place between Enrique Ravello and the leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin MEP. It transpired that in the larger political issues there was much agreement and they laid the foundations for future collaboration between the two parties. After the official meeting there followed a deep conversation about aspects of British history and identity such as the situation of Welsh and Scottish Gaelics, the role of Oliver Cromwell and his New Model Army , and new archaeological data on Britons before the conquest by Rome. More on this meeting here:Click this link ( It is in Catalan use google translate!). Plataforma per Catalunya continues to generate mutually beneficial links with key Nationalist MEPs and Nationalist leaders across Europe.