British Movement is saddened to hear of the death just before Christmas of Richard Edmonds.
Richard was an active British racial Nationalist from 1972 onwards up until the day of his death. He was a dedicated campaigner who sacrificed a great deal in over 45 years of political activity, first for the National Front, later the British National Party and then returning to the National Front. Richard was never a member of BM but in recent years had acted as a guest speaker at a number of British Movement meetings across the North of England.
On being told of Richard’s passing, the BM National Chairman remarked that he first met Richard Edmonds at the NF march through Lewisham in 1977, the infamous ‘Battle of Lewisham’ and had considered Richard a good man and friend to BM ever since.
The BM National Secretary recalled that over the past ten years or more he had shared a platform as speaker alongside Richard Edmonds at a number of Nationalist meetings as well as BM meetings, and remembered Richard quietly saying, “You and I are on the same page”. In other words Richard Edmonds considered himself a British National Socialist in political terms.
Richard Edmonds will leave a large hole in British racial Nationalist politics. He will be sadly missed.
“Und ihr habt doch gesiegt!” (And despite all, you have conquered!)