Meeting With Lowles

David Myatt

David Myatt

My meeting with Nick Lowles, then an employee of the anti-fascist Searchlight organization, occurred in the late 1990’s. I had arranged to meet him at the railway station in Craven Arms, Shropshire and was there, at the appointed time on the appointed day, when he arrived accompanied by a rather burly ‘minder’.

I mentioned an Inn, some miles away in a nearby village, where we might agreeably discourse but he – suspicious – declined, and so we three decamped to his car to drive a short distance away to a Craven Arms tavern.

So there we sat, me with my Coca-Cola (since I was then teetotal) and he with his minder with us seated around some nondescript table. He produced a recording device so as to record our conversation.

I found it all rather amusing, as he – like some inexperienced Police officer conducting an interview with a suspect – bade me answer question after question, many of which were about the Order of Nine Angles which questions I calmly answered, denying any involvement.

I seem to recall he mentioned post office boxes many times, and finally honed in on some such a box in Hereford, making the play that the post office “video-recorded visitors who collected mail.” I smiled, knowing from years of experience of Police interviews that this was a ruse. But I played along, mentioning that – as I had previously said – I was doing a favour for a long-standing friend by collecting and forwarding certain mail.

This calm response of mine seemed to rather annoy him, and toward the end of our meeting, he – vis-a-vis me being Anton Long – shouted at me “Why don’t you just admit it!” I simply smiled, and exchanged a knowing glance with his minder, who returned the compliment. We – I and that minder – seemed two of a similar kind while Lowles most certainly was not of our pro-active kind.

That Lowles has never released the complete, raw, audio recoding of our conversion in that Craven Arms Inn is perhaps somewhat indicative. That he subsequently claimed that I at the time was living with my friend Richard Moult in Shropshire was somewhat amusing and perhaps also indicative since – as Special Branch and MI5 could have confirmed – I was then living with my then wife in a village near Malvern and had travelled that day by train to Craven Arms.

When Lowles sometime later published his account of our meeting I was unsurprised at his journalistic embellishments. For he saught to portray me in a particular and negative way – as perhaps his adherence to an anti-fascist ideology demanded – while portraying himself in a positive manner, forgetting to mention of course that I had not only invited him to partake in a duel with deadly weapons for publishing misinformation about me but had also invited him to dinner at my then home near Malvern, both of which cordial invitations he declined thus leaving me with my honour intact and he hiding behind a certain ideology.

David Myatt


Editorial Note.

In the February 2019 report The State Of Hate 2019 Lowles provides his propagandistic version of events. He not only gets the year of the meeting wrong – 2001 instead of 1998 – but alleges Myatt carried in his pocket and showed him an SS dagger. Since Myatt – according to several mainstream media sources {1}{2} – was a martial arts expert he had no need to carry such a weapon. When asked about this allegation he stated he never owned such as ostentatious weapon; preferred to carry a handmade Puma “White Hunter” knife attached to his belt in its leather sheath when camping, or when travelling in foreign places such as the Sahara Desert as he did in the late 1980s; that it would be difficult if not impossible to carry a SS-Ehrendolch in one’s trouser or jacket pocket given its length especially when in its scabbard unless one had specially designed large pockets, which the Barbour jacket he wore did not; and that the seven hour search of his house near Malvern in 1998 by seven police officers from SO12 Scotland Yard did not find such a weapon, only his trusty “White Hunter” Puma knife.

Myatt’s Meeting With Lowles article – penned in response to a “Letter to the Editor” published in Das Reich, the internal bulletin of Reichsfolk, in 2002 – was published in the following issue of that (members only) bulletin.

The Das Reich bulletin was mentioned in the Nazi Satanism And The New Aeon chapter of the book Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity, authored by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke (page 223 of the edition published by NYU Press in 2003). It was also mentioned – in the section headed David Wulstan Myatt – in the earlier book Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right, edited by Jeffrey Kaplan and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2000.

Myatt’s mention in the article of “a long-standing friend” refers to his correspondence with academics such as Professor Kaplan {3} and may also refer to the alternative identity for “Anton Long” that has been proposed. {4}

RDM Crew

{1} Combat 18: Memoirs of a street-fighting man. The Independent, Sunday 1 February 1998.
{2} Right here, right now, The Observer, February 9, 2003.
{3} Kaplan, Jeffrey. Religiosity and the Radical Right: Toward the Creation of a New Ethnic Identity, in Jeffrey Kaplan and Tore Bjørgo (editors), Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture. Northeastern University Press. 1998.
{4} The Real Anton Long? (pdf)