In Memory of Peter Mullins
It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Peter Mullins on 28th July 2016. Peter was a proud ex-serviceman and a charismatic nationalist, someone who could grab and engage an audience. At our
St.George’s day celebrations his enthusiasm and wit could be relied upon to keep everyone entertained; whether through patriotic speaking, or by organising and acting as quiz master. Peter’s dedication to nationalism was second to none, working tirelessly and giving his time and money with generosity.
Born in 1936, he was brought up and educated in East Anglia, Luton and Cambridge. In the late 1950’s he joined the Royal Air Force and for many years after he was a member of the Conservative Party. After leaving the Royal Air Force, Peter worked for many years in North Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan for both Arab and British companies as manager and coordinator for large, heavy electrical and construction projects for foreign governments. During this time he worked and lived in Saudi Arabia, The U.A.E. and Iran.
He returned to the U.K. in the early 1980’s when he began another career with Ford Motor Company developing Sales and Marketing corporate training and strategies. In the late 1990’s he relocated to Cornwall as the curator of the Daphne du Maurier and Smugglers’ Museums, at the famous “Jamaica Inn” hotel complex at Bolventor, on Bodmin. At this time he became completely disenchanted with the political systems in place in our country. He ditched the Conservative party and joined the British National Party, quickly becoming the BNP Western area organiser, covering from the Solent to Bristol and down to Lands End. He was also a member of the party’s Advisory Council and stood for County Council and for Parliament. Peter was also a founder of the Freedom Party and the first chairman. It was well organised and grew quickly, but unfortunately events out of Peter’s hands led to the party’s collapse.
Friends of Peter’s are keen to add their memories.
Brin Jenkins (ex organiser for Cornwall) was a friend of Peter’s for a number of years….
“I held him in high regard. We had similar early backgrounds having both been in the RAF as boys and in similar radio electronic trades. Peter was awarded a commission and became an Electronics officer flying in a number of cold war aircraft like Nimrods and Vulcans. I met him when I joined the BNP and he was the Western area organiser. He worked hard and conscientiously in this role seeing the party go from strength to strength. Peter will be missed, a staunch nationalist without compromise. His watch is over RIP my friend”.
Roger Bennett, another close friend….
“Peter was a passionate nationalist who put himself forward in parliamentary elections many times. Being a clone of Enoch Powell, the most memorable was 2009 when Peter stood in Enoch Powell’s old constituency in the Midlands. A poster showed a picture of Peter with only these words at the top. HE’S BACK and at the bottom VOTE BNP. This was very effective with Peter securing a high vote for the party. Peter was a very good speaker, he spoke with passion and superb diction and always with wit and humour. I had him as an after dinner speaker who could always be relied on to be informative and very funny with it ’’
One time on Euston station, he spotted Peter Ustinov. Peter approached him and asked are you Peter Ustinov? ‘Do I owe you money?’ Was the reply. NO said Peter. ‘Well in that case I am he.’ They had a long conversation both amusing each other. Away from politics he was a talented golfer who loved the game and played up to the time of his death. One didn’t play Peter for money if your wallet was light. He was very well known in the golfing world and many people will also miss him greatly. I have lost a friend whom I shall miss.
Peter read the famous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech delivered by Powell back in 1968 in the very same Birmingham hotel where Powell had addressed his Conservative Party conference.
The entire speech can be heard here:
Peter Mullins: Rivers of Blood
I had known Peter long enough to know he was a committed, honest and true Englishman and he will be sadly missed, not just by those who knew him and the nationalist movement, but by those Britons yet to recognise their own, ever growing, funeral pyre.
My thanks also to Adrian Romilly and Dave Perkins for their contributions.