The opposition mole – not a myth, a real animal!

Newcomers to the Cause may wonder if talk of ‘opposition moles’ is a bit far-fetched or even paranoid. But nationalist old-hands know all too well that ‘moles’, recruited or inserted into the movement by either the far-left/Zionist big business known as Searchlight, or by the police and intelligence services, are as real as they are disruptive.

The career of Searchlight mole Ray Hill is dealt with elsewhere in this dossier. Hill, however, was by no means Searchlight’s only mole. Indeed, the Searchlight business can only make a profit by screwing money out of naive ‘anti-fascists’ by having plenty of ‘inside’ gossip and info about different nationalist groups. This is why Searchlight can afford to pay literally dozens of informers – ranging from full-time moles through to low-life ‘grasses’ who sell information about their colleagues for the price of a few pints.

Their well-established network of paid informers allows Searchlight to ‘expose’ all sorts of nationalist activities and individuals. For years, no nationalist meeting or gathering of any size in Britain – whether a national activity or even the meeting of a sizeable local branch – has gone ahead without Searchlight and/or a loosely linked far-left website such as Lancaster Unity publishing an eye-witness report from inside the event.

It also allows the Searchlight ‘handlers’ to use their many moles to spread dissension and black propaganda rumours, and to use gossip and false allegations to set real nationalists at one another’s throats. In recent years, the prime target for the most concentrated Searchlight destabilisation campaign ever has been the British National Party, and in particular Nick Griffin. 

No one should be surprised that the most successful British nationalist leader ever should be singled out for so much vitriol from our opponents and their paid puppets within the nationalist movement. The really strange thing would be if the far-left weren’t involved in such attempts to derail us.

Searchlight’s subversion campaign is partly modelled on the black propaganda radio stations produced during the Second World War in Bletchley Park. Initiated by the homosexual leftist propaganda genius Sefton Delmer, these entered the folklore of the Communist Party and made a big impact on Searchlight founder Gerry Gable.

The most effective of these stations, which were beamed into Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and their European allies, posed as being the work of ‘dissident’ or ‘rebel’ Nazis and fascists – supposedly loyal to their Cause, but against alleged (often fictional) corruption among the leaders.

The advent of the Internet allowed Gable and his team to turn their long-term dream of emulating the British intelligence services’ success against real fascists into reality. Various supposedly ‘far-right’ blogs and websites are in fact run by Searchlight operatives.

A team worth looking at are the Editor and deputy Editor of the Searchlight-funded pseudo-nationalist magazine Heritage & Destiny, which is sent out free to every British National Party PO Box and address that the black propaganda team behind it can lay their hands on. The two, Mark Cotterill and Peter Rushton, are both comprehensively exposed on websites including: and 


What’s in it for a ‘mole’? £500 for starters!

In December 2006, Guardian reporter Ian Cobain revealed that he had been working undercover in the British National Party for seven months and had managed to get his hands on the party’s local membership list for parts of London. Subsequently, he passed the list to Searchlight, who sent letters to members, offering them money in exchange for becoming informers.

One of those who received the mole recruitment offer was North London activist Frank Forte. He decided he wanted to find out more in order to help defend the party against such subversion. After securing clearance from the party leadership, Mr. Forte phoned the number given and arranged a subsequent meeting with Searchlight.

“They invited me to a central London hotel where they had booked a room. Searchlight’s Nick Silver was there with two other men I didn’t recognise. They explained how they wanted me to stay in the party and pass them information, then told me to go away and think about it for a week.

“As I left they handed me an envelope, telling me that I could keep it whatever I decided, but that there was ‘plenty more if you decide to help us’. It contained £500 in cash."

Mr. Forte told the party leadership everything that had gone on, and also told Searchlight that he wasn’t interested in becoming a grass. 

But how many people have fallen into the trap and gone along the time-worn traitors’ path, starting out giving their handlers a little bit of ‘harmless’ information about people they don’t like, then being bribed and blackmailed into betraying their friends as well? Why should anyone be surprised that such creatures also do Searchlight’s work by spreading lies about the party leadership and trying to sucker decent people into joining dead-end safety valves like the English Democrats?


Every few years, another ‘mole’ comes out


Tim Hepple

7th August 1999. Report in the Independent, under the lurid headline ‘Informer exposes neo-Nazi football gangs’, titillates readers with selected tales from the career of Tim Hepple:


“While working in a motorway service station as a cook (Tim Hepple) offered to become an informer for the anti-fascist magazine Searchlight. He started in October 1991, and by the beginning of the following year had become a confidant of the BNP leadership. He became a full-time worker at its headquarters in Welling, south London. He provided Searchlight with a list of 3,000 BNP members.”


Matthew Collins

Observer Sunday 10th 2002. A report by Rosie Boycott, One Man’s War Against His Demons, gave a heavily sanitised account of the activities of Matthew Collins:


“Gable soon wanted a face-to-face meeting. 'We used to meet in the various museums around central London. They gave me the pseudonym Brian. The first meeting was terrifying. Searchlight was the most hated and despised magazine. There were stories in the far Right that Gable was a baby-eater, an evil person who hated the white race. 

'When I met him I thought he was a pretty normal bloke. We had tea and scones. It was clear that I knew a great deal about the Right. I realised he must have other agents in the organisation and I felt comfortable with that.' 

He passed on names of people who'd been involved in particular incidents, dates of forthcoming demonstrations, told who was attending branch meetings, identified people in photographs and once gave details of a plan to desecrate Jewish graves. Gable paid him in book tokens.”


Andy Sykes

16th July 2004 Guardian. Romanticised account of the activities of local low-life Andrew Sykes, who local activists believe was ‘turned’ after being held by police during the Bradford riots. Sykes went on to work with BBC infiltrator Jason Gwynne to set up the BBC hatchet programme ‘The Secret Agent’, which led to the trial (and dramatic acquittal) of Nick Griffin for criticising Islam and the activities of Muslim grooming gangs:


“He was introduced to anti-fascist campaigners at Searchlight and began to work as a ‘mole’. 

‘It has been incredibly stressful. I have a full-time job and a young family and I'm also working as a sort of double agent. But I was born round here and when I realised I had been fooled by the BNP and what it is they really stand for, I felt I should do what I could.’

Nick Lowles of Searchlight said the operation between Bradford TUC and Searchlight had been a huge success for intelligence-led localised campaigning. ‘Mr Sykes is a decent person who realised the true nature of what he had got involved with and had the courage to stand up for his community.’”