According to Searchlight, Kevin Watmough - a veteran Nazi, belonging to the British People's Party - boasted on a Nazi bulletin board in June 2006 that he had been webmaster of Redwatch since 2001. Again according to Searchlight, Antony White - another veteran Nazi, linked to various Neo-Nazi organisations - has been the main threat against those he sees as the enemy, preferring to 'hit them with direct action'. It is claimed he would take photographs, challenge opponents and in some cases organise highly intense street confrontations. Antony White was jailed in 2003 for handing out National Front newspapers and leaflets, and stickering a bus which led to confrontations at a school between youngsters who had taken literature from White .
The information gathered by Redwatch is indexed by cities or regions. Many of the people listed are members of the Anti-Nazi League or other anti-racist/anti-fascist and left-wing groups, such as the Socialist Party (UK) and Socialist Workers Party (Britain), although some Labour Party, Liberal Democrat and Conservative members are also listed. Trade unionists, in particular teachers and journalists, figure prominently in the listings. There are also dozens of photographs of anarchists and single-issue protestors. All of these have no context and much actual information is inaccurate.
Merseyside TUC organiser Alec McFadden received death threats shortly after his details appeared on the site. At precisely the same time Joe Owens, an official Merseyside BNP candidate with several convictions for violent offences (see above) began sending him e-mails gloating that he had photographic details of his house, car, and family . Since standing as a Respect candidate in the May 2006 elections, McFadden has been physically attacked at his own home.
There have been many reports to the police of people suffering death threats after their details have appeared on the site. These have included Members of Parliament and their families.
However, Redwatch have been unable to provide details of any such websites or magazines. One of their few attempts to justify these claims has been to repeatedly cite a single press release published in August 2001 by the Anti-Nazi League, a British anti-fascist organisation, containing the home addresses of both Nick Griffin (leader of the BNP) and his mother who was involved in the organisation of a BNP festival. Despite its rationale many of the photographs published are of anonymous crowds of people on demonstrations with little context, often unrelated to anti-facism or left-wing activism. Much of the published information is inaccurate due to poor research.
The British site links to Redwatch sites in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and New Zealand. However as of January 2007 the links provided for New Zealand, Germany, and the Netherlands lead to a Blogspot blog with no posts, an unrelated 'cybersquatted' site, and a 'dead link' respectively.
The Polish site is, however, active as of December 2007. In May 2006 a Polish political activist was attacked and stabbed, requiring surgery. He stated that he believed the attack was linked to his recent listing on the site. In March 2008, the attacker, a member of the neo-Nazi Blood and Honour, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for attempted murder.
The site has been heavily criticised by the Trades Union Congress and many of its affiliate unions, which have introduced policies calling for Redwatch to be closed down. Following the TUC's annual Congress in September 2004, where an anti-Redwatch resolution was passed, the TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber wrote to the then Home Secretary David Blunkett requesting a meeting to discuss the issue. Further discussions and correspondence with government members ensued, and in March 2005 a meeting took place with the then Home Secretary, Charles Clarke. The TUC have promised to provide the Home Secretary with examples of experiences which trade unionists and anti-racist campaigners have had as a result of having their details published on Redwatch, whilst the Home Secretary promised to hold discussions with the police about what could be done to stop the activities of the website.
The BNP leadership published a statement in April 2004 restating their official position that members are prohibited from providing material to the site.
However, BNP members continue to be seen photographing people at events such as Unite Against Fascism leafletting campaigns, and even boasting whilst doing so. Recently during the trials of Nick Griffin and Mark Collett Antony White was seen taking photographs of people opposing the BNP and One BNP member in York took photos at the local branch of UAF's AGM, claiming that they were going to be placed on a BNP website, but photos of these individuals have appeared on Redwatch.