The BNP and military images
Generals and BNP in war of words
Of course there is nothing new about the BNP and militaristic images, as this picture of their late founder John Tyndall (left) shows, it also shows a slightly less British affection than you really thought they had. So little wonder that a number of British Generals and veterans are absolutely appalled at the BNP’s use of militaristic images recently, a row which culminated today with BNP leader Nick Griffin making the deluded suggestion that had Winston Churchill been alive today he would be in the BNP.
Utter cockwaffle, and he knows it!
In their letter the Generals say:
“We call on all those who seek to hijack the good name of Britain’s military for their own advantage to cease and desist. The values of these extremists – many of whom are essentially racist – are fundamentally at odds with the values of the modern British military, such as tolerance and fairness.”
It must irk Griffin that people like Johnson Beharry can be awarded the Victoria Cross for acts of gallantry way above and beyond the call of duty. It must irk them that ordinary former servicemen want nothing to do with the military imagery used by the hate filled party of fascists who strive to divide British society and claim legitimacy following their EU election successes.
Unlike the days of the depressions of the past, we no longer need to be led by the nose by a bunch of uniformed goose stepping black shirted thugs masquerading as legitimate politicians, we need hope, not hate, and we ought to be able to demonstrate that we have learned some hard lessons from the past, lessons that the extreme socialist Nick Griffin seems to ignore. There is nothing British about the BNP, and some of the folks who support them ought to take a long hard look at it’s socialist policies and read again their history books, noting the fate of the BUF for example.
Here’s a video to remind us of how our military personal ought to be revered and thanked, not abused and exploited!
Here is former SAS hero Andy McNab (author of Bravo 2 Zero) having his say too.