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  • Empire Day - 24th May

    On the 24th May pause and raise a glass for Empire Day.

    This was first celebrated in 1902 but the idea had been under consideration since 1897. It's purpose was to "remind children that they formed part of the British Empire, and that they might think with others in lands across the sea, what it meant to be sons and daughters of such a glorious Empire.", and that "The strength of the Empire depended upon them, and they must never forget it." School children across the Empire would typically salute the Union Flag and sing patriotic songs. They would learn of the heroes who built our Empire, such as Clive of India and Wolfe of Quebec. Most importantly perhaps they left school early that day (three cheers!) to attend marches and festivities held to celebrate the event.

    Celebrated for over sixty years Empire Day gave Brit-ons worldwide an opportunity to celebrate their pride in the British Empire and those who built and maintained it. As the Empire was deliberately undermined the occasion was re-named Commonwealth day. Even the date (originally Queen Victoria's birthday) was changed. Empire Day was relegated to the 'history hole' and only the oldest of our readers may remember the saying "Remember, Remember Empire Day, the 24th of May".

    In our small way let us reclaim Empire Day from the Frankfurt School history schoolroom dustbin and think, as I am sure most of you already do, of the greatest Empire the world has ever known. Let us take renewed confidence and courage from the deeds of our forefathers who gave so much of themselves, often under the most testing of conditions around the globe.

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  • European Elections on 23rd May

    Brexit is in a complete mess. There is not point in stating why this is so - you already know why.

    We have to put pressure on the liberal establishment and remind them that the referendum must be honoured. Britain must leave the EU.

    So on Thursday, please turn out and vote, either for UKIP or for the Brexit Party.

    Thank you.

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  • A.K. Chesterton remembered

    On this day in 1899, our founder A.K. Chesterton was born.

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  • In Memoriam - R.K. Jeffery

    Today we remember the financial founder of Candour and the League of Empire Loyalists, Robert Key Jeffery.

    He died on this day in 1961.

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  • Happy Easter

    A happy Easter to all.

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  • Our VK site

    We have now a site on the Russian social media site, VK. It has come to something when Britons cannot defend their own culture in their own land, and have to use foreign facilities instead.

    Pay us a visit here.

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  • Our Facebook account

    It appears that our Facebook site has been banned along with other "far right" patriotic sites. We note that the far left and terrorist accounts remain unaffected.

    This was not unexpected, and we must accept that 'free speech' under our liberal establishment is dead.

    We need to build our own platforms and stop using enemy facilities.

    It is always darkest before the dawn.

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  • Urgent Appeal

    You are probably aware now that Colin Todd, co-founder of The A.K. Chesterton Trust, is at present on remand in prison facing a charge of ABH.

    Those of you who follow us know what an incredibly difficult few years Mr Todd has had.

    There is now an urgent need of money to store his personal effects, for many other expenses, and to support him on his release.

    Donations can be sent via Paypal to akctrust@yahoo.co.uk or by cheque, payable to Colin Todd, sent to 'The A.K. Chesterton Trust, BM Candour, London, WC1N 3XX'.

    Our website shop remains open for business. Our journal, Candour, will continue in due course.

    Let us see the journey through together.

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  • Colin Todd - An Update and An Apology.

    "On 31st December 2018, I was remanded in custody by a Portsmouth Magistrates Court. Yes, New Year's Eve.

    First day of 2019 in prison charged with 'Actual Bodily Harm' (further charges possible). I shall of course be pleading not guilty at my upcoming trial.

    At its base, I am accused of using "excessive force" to defend myself while "in fear of my life" against a man armed with a knife. Any more information will have to wait until after the trial. This is NOT in any way political and I am furious that my life is being further damaged by this. Believe me, a day wasted at 56 [Colin is 57 on 31st March] feels a lot worse than one wasted at 26.

    My most sincere apologies for misleading all of you with the "ill health" message on our website. This was only intended as a 'stop-gap'. Last year when we said the same, I had a double fracture of the pelvis. I do not want to be remembered as the "boy who cried wolf".

    I just hope to put all of this to one side as soon as possible and get back to the "real world" (God help me!)

    Thank you to all those of you who have remembered me in their prayers, and by cards and letters.

    Let's keep going folks.

    Colin Todd"

    [Another update will follow soon. Rob Black]

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  • Colin Todd

    A few people have asked where Colin is, and how he is.

    He is better, but out of commission for now.

    Keep an eye on this website for updates.

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