Posts Tagged ‘BNP’
BNP on verge of another massive split
Via Harry’s Place
I am grateful to Edmund Standing writing in Harry’s Place about the disbandment of the BNP’s “Reform Group” who are now breaking away and encouraging as many of the 9000 other crackpot BNP members to join them in a reformed National Front. The basis for this schism is the apparent changes to the BNP’s constitution forced upon the white supremacists by the courts, opening up membership to all and sundry.
They are also narked that their leader Nick Griffin MEP is seen to be too dictatorial and in an all too powerful position which the new constitution does little to curtail, they are also less than pleased that Griffin holds the purse strings of the party and that no accounts have been published by the Trafalgar Club which raises cash to directly support the leader.
Well, well,……. oh how they praise democracy when a tiny percentage of the vote propels two of them into the European Parliament, but take a different view on how to run their own organisation.
Edmund pokes some very ironic fun by ending his piece as follows:
A neo-fascist party being led by a ‘dictator’ whose removal is ‘virtually impossible’. Surely not!
I’ve never chuckled so much since Santa got stuck up the chimney! Yes, I know I often call for more tolerance and diversity, but everyone has their limits,
ABBA is OK, but……
(Anyone But Branley Again) I’d like to say you know it makes sense, as the folks of Westoe ward in South Shields consider their options in choosing a new councillor, I’d like to think that they could turn to the Conservative candidate in a ward which long ago became used to voting Conservative in the County Council elections. However, if you are considering ABBA be wary, there is one other candidate that most of us would not wish much success for, there will be a meeting on Monday evening (24th. August) in the RMT union office in Mile End Road, South Shields if you wish to be United Against Fascism.
When will NuLabour desist from pushing people towards the fascists?
Via Tim Worstall
Go read his post first, then consider this, whenever you take the illiberal attitude of banning, censoring, or sending to the “naughty corner”, human nature dictates that you want to know more, want to involve yourself in something which isn’t viewed as “acceptable” by the establishment. It has ever been thus.
So just when will NuLabour and South Shields MP David Miliband’s cohorts at the Foreign Office learn the lesson and stop driving the disaffected towards the BNP by making them look like “victims”?
They have been elected whether we like it or not, so let them get on with the job of embarrassing themselves in front of the world, a little sunshine on them will do us all some good as we see exactly how poor they will be.
Notwithstanding the fact that the civil service is meant to be impartial and apolitical.
Alastair Darling accepts blame on behalf of government
The Chancellor Alastair Darling and Labour’s Deputy Leader Harriet Harman have both accepted that Labour’s demise has played perfectly into the hands of the BNP and handed them the success that they achieved in the EU Parliamentary election last Thursday. It is patently obvious that the extreme left nationalist socialist party picked off votes from badly disaffected and demoralised former Labour supporters in their heartlands in the north, where the Labour Party had spent so long long “talking up” the possibility of BNP gains over the past month. The government’s dismal failure to connect with it’s own natural supporters was the catalyst for a total collapse in Labour’s fortunes as supporters either stayed at home or defected to the extremists.
The lower than normal turnout amplified the the percentage share for the BNP resulting in the winning of two seats in the EU Parliament.
“People felt disillusioned with us and didn’t vote for us. That’s our fault. We should be able to inspire confidence”
whilst Harman added that the BNP result was “horrific” but admitted it was partly down to Labour’s collapse in its heartlands.
David Cameron the Conservative leader has said:
“It sickens me and it should sicken everybody here that the British National Party has succeeded in these European elections.
“It brings shame on us that these fascist, racist thugs have been elected to the European Parliament.”
However, the blame for this electoral aberration lies partly with the system of proportional representation in use for the EU elections, which hands out seats to those who gain a relatively small proportion of the votes cast, and in a larger part with the failure of the Labour Party to get it’s vote out. Additionally it did not help that party organisers allowed the Prime Minister to be photographed in that school with a swastika behind him. Conservative Euro MEP Dan Hannan says in his blog:
“In the final week of the campaign, Labour had fallen back on just one argument: “Vote for us to stop the BNP”. Sadly, Labour politicians are now so detested that this argument had precisely the opposite effect of the one intended.”
It is of some concern that over 52000 people voted for the extreme socialist BNP in the north east region (8.9%), thankfully they did not gain a seat, yet in the north west region they won a seat with only 8.0% of the vote! Now of course, they stand to gain almost £1m of tax payers’ cash to help them out.
Our latest exports to Europe
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Communications Workers Union claims Royal Mail is breaking a “conscience clause”
Right I’ve just made a couple of posts today telling you why I don’t think it’s a good idea to be voting for the BNP at the EU elections, it’s not good for Britain, it’s not a good idea to be adding to a small group of Euro Fascists, and I don’t like any of their nationalist/socialist policies, and there’s the rub. The democratic process demands that we make informed electoral choices based on policies on offer, and now we see a trade union foolishly interfering with the democratic process. They don’t like the BNP message, that makes two of us, but they take it a step further and prevent the BNP from legally getting it’s policies onto the doormats. They are still a legally recognised political party and deserve the same rights as others, a right to be heard, a right to be challenged, and perhaps even the right to offend. They cannot do that if the Royal Mail fail to find a way of keeping to it’s contractual obligations, the stand of the trade union is nothing short of censorship which sets a dangerous precedent. If they are allowed to do this now, would they take the same steps with say a Conservative or UKIP candidate with whom they disagreed?
If postal workers insist on refusing to deliver these leaflets, then the Royal Mail should pay someone like TNT to do it for them.
Democracy is damaged when we resort to censorship.
Tackle them head on
Don’t allow your apathy to create a way into the EU Parliament for the BNP, take a look at this website, which I believe was created by Tim Montgomery at Conservative Home, and watch this short video. The BNP has a growing presence in South Tyneside and the north-east yet it’s policies are as alien to Britain as anything that I can imagine. We all need to recognise the dangers posed by their divisive policies and quasi respectable veneer.
How did it take so long for the mainstream press to find out?
The Daily Telegraph is carrying the story about the BNPs ‘Battle for Britain’ poster featuring a Spitfire and calling up the war spirit in advance of the European Elections, the story is funny enough in as much as the BNP would like all Polish workers in the UK to go home, but unfortunately the Spitfire they chose to use on their poster belonged to a squadron of Poles fighting on our behalf in the second world war. Doh!
What really makes this one stand out for me though is that the dead tree press missed it initially, Lancaster Unity’s post on 23rd February was picked up by fellow South Shields blogger Bryan at Tyne Dock Green only two days later, what took you so long guys?