20 Facts About Arthur Kemp


Arthur Kemp was born on in 1963 and is a Rhodesian-born writer and the owner of Ostara Publications, a distributor of racist tracts, who was from 2009 to 2011 the foreign affairs spokesperson for the British National Party.


Arthur Kemp was born in Southern Rhodesia and worked as a right-wing journalist in South Africa before moving to the United Kingdom in 1996.


Arthur Kemp's father is British and his mother is Dutch.


Arthur Kemp attended the University of Cape Town in the early 1980s.


Arthur Kemp was conscripted and served as a sergeant in the South African Police in Johannesburg from 1987 to 1988.


From 1989 to 1992, Arthur Kemp worked for Die Patriot, the newspaper of the white supremacist South African Conservative Party.


Arthur Kemp wrote for The Citizen newspaper, as well as The Patriot, a far-right newspaper.

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In 1993, Arthur Kemp was a key prosecution witness in the trial after the assassination of the South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani.


Arthur Kemp had been one of the right-wing activists arrested after the murder but was released without charge.


Arthur Kemp gave evidence against Clive Derby-Lewis and his wife, Gaye Derby-Lewis, saying they admitted their involvement during a lunch the three had together two days after Hani's death.


At the trial, Arthur Kemp said he had made a list of addresses including Hani's and gave it to Gaye Derby-Lewis, but said he did not know it would be used for a murder.


Arthur Kemp has written that he was later expelled from the Conservative Party for publicly opposing apartheid and arguing in favour of Afrikaner separatism.


In 2004, Arthur Kemp worked for Nick Griffin, the BNP's leader, in elections for the London Assembly and attended a BNP rally in Bromley.


In 2009, Arthur Kemp "was spotted in the BNP's election headquarters in Wales preparing thousands of campaign leaflets", according to The Independent.


In March 2011, Arthur Kemp resigned from all positions in the party including that of web editor, foreign affairs spokesman and Advisory Council member.


On 2 September 2011, Arthur Kemp announced on his blog that he was no longer a member of the BNP.


In 2007, Arthur Kemp took a senior position in the American neo-Nazi group National Alliance, according to the SPLC.


Arthur Kemp worked as the National Alliance's media director for several years in the mid-2000s and ghostwrote some of chairman Erich Gliebe's speeches and shortwave broadcasts.


Arthur Kemp denied a connection with the National Alliance, but the SPLC found wire transfers sent from the group to Arthur Kemp's South African bank account.


In 1990 in South Africa, Arthur Kemp published a book on the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, Victory Or Violence: The Story of the AWB, which he re-published in 2009 as Victory Or Violence: The Story of the AWB of South Africa.