At first the claim that Thomas Mair shouted "Britain First" as he was attacking Jo Cox came from a Paki. I observed at the time that for this reason it should be taken with a pinch of salt. The Paki has since recanted. Now the claim is being reiterated by a British indigene: Clarke Rothwell.
Eyewitness Clarke Rothwell, 42, who was working near to the murder scene, said the man - named locally as 52-year-old 'loner' and handyman Tommy Mair - shouted 'Britain first' as he launched the attack on the mother-of-two, which occurred at around 1pm.Source
Clarke Rothwell is quite an unusual name which also happens to appear on the leaked BNP membership list.
Mr Clarke Rothwell
12 Western Avenue Birstall Batley
So is this a case of the BNP trying to "nobble" a rival political party and not caring that the cause of British patriotism will be damaged in the process? Could the claims of the BNP being a government-run operation have some foundation in truth?
For the benefit of non-Brits, I should probably explain that the British National Party (BNP) and Britain First are both