19 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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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