LOL even Searchlight think Matthew Collins is a wank*r !!
I couldn’t help laugh at this article on the anti-fash Searchlight website. It would seem Hope not Hates Matthew Collins isn’t thought of to highly by his fellow left-wing extremists either.
For anyone who doesn’t know who Collins is i shall give a little background info. He is a serial fantasist employed by Hope not Hate. A self-appointed expert on “the far right” due to his former involvement as a member of neo nazi groups. Where he spent much of his spare time participating in thuggish behaviour such as attacking women. According to Collins he suddenly saw the error of his ways for so long and jumped ship. His miraculous enlightenment going from far right neo nazi to far left communist almost overnight is not as straight forward and motive less as he likes to make out it is. Allegedly his chosen path was down to not having many choices left open to him after the far right no longer welcomed his presence. Thats an understatement actually, more like the far right were baying for his blood after he was exposed as a police informer who had stitched up several people you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of if you valued your body. Hence the career change,an extremist who has made up his mind which side he’s on These days when he isn’t looking over his shoulder he puts his vivid imagination to good use giving speeches at rallys supporting Muslim grooming gangs or IRA terrorists, making up lies about people, adding comments to pictures from EDL demo’s of people peacefully protesting saying things like “this man just hit a woman” or calling people nazis for having an opinion different to his. Basically a parasite and all round bell-end.
Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 00:11 Written by Sonia Gable
We had to laugh at Matthew Collins’s blog post on Sunday showing up an English Defence League supporter’s inability to spell “Britain”. The unfortunate man, who Collins said was photographed on an EDL demo on Saturday, had no neck, a day’s stubble all over his head and face and a tattoo featuring a Union Jack above the word “Britian”.Earlier that evening Collins had poked fun at an EDL flag that included the question: “What happend [sic] to free speech?”
The irony of it was that I used to subedit Collins’s copy for Searchlight. All I will say is what you read in the magazine under his name often bore little resemblance to what I received.
I don’t know who subedits his blog now, but the job isn’t done very well, judging by last Thursday’s story about “the tiny far-right group Britian [sic] First” and a picture caption three weeks ago referencing the same “Britian First” group. A word of advice to Collins: don’t get any new tattoos done.
Mind you, I don’t condemn people for an inability to spell. If a child emerges after 11 or so years of schooling and cannot spell or construct grammatically correct sentences, that’s more a criticism of the education system than of the child. And one doesn’t know what family and personal circumstances might have made it hard for an individual to access education fully or whether they are dyslexic, as are at least two of Collins’s colleagues.
Of late Collins and his sidekick Simon Cressy have been reproducing extract after extract from EDL supporters’ Facebook pages, sometimes accompanied by a comment to the effect that social media are the best source of intelligence. I wonder if it has ever occurred to them that some of the people whose Facebook pages they spend so much time scrutinising might be writing for effect, with the express intention that their remarks be monitored.
I’m not denying that Facebook can be a source of intelligence but not on its own and not by accepting everything on there at face value (pun intended).
Their comprehensive monitoring of Facebook might however be appreciated from one quarter: the police, to whom they proudly and frequently boast they pass on any remark that does not meet their approval.
Pictures too can be misleading at times. On 3 October Cressy posted a photo of Steve McEllenborough, an English Democrats activist in Liverpool, wearing Second World War American army uniform posing in front of a portrait of Hitler. Cressy commented: “Before his time in the English Democrats, McEllenborough was a BNP activist and candidate which might go some way to explain his political leanings.”
If Cressy had bothered to find out he would have known that the photo was taken at an airsoft game area, McEllenborough was celebrating beating the “German team” and they were raising money for the charity Help the Heroes. But why let the facts get in the way of a good story? Distortion is much easier than obtaining genuine intelligence and analysing it.
Posted on October 30, 2012, in SYMPATHISERS+DEFENDERS OF ISLAM,TRAITORS+COMMIES and tagged POLICE INFORMER, LIER, HOPE NOT HATE, MATTHEW COLLINS, GRASS, ANTI FASH, COMMUNIST, FAR-LEFT EXTREMIST, FANTASIST, SEARCHLIGHT. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.