Though I haven’t been out on as many anti-BNP benders as last year, with the local council elections here in the UK only a week away I’d just thought I’d remind everyone not to touch the British National Party with a bargepole and resist the urge to vote for them.
Only today, Phill Edwards, the BNP’s press officer had this to say about young black children:
“It’s not a question of whether we like or dislike them, it’s a question of whether they as a racial group are of any danger, shall we say, to the peace, stability and indigenous culture of Britain and we think that they are.”
“When you go to work and you pay taxes, imagine paying all that tax to give money to single parents in London who have got three or four black kids.
“The black kids are going to grow up dysfunctional, low IQ, low achievers that drain our welfare benefits and the prison system and probably go and mug you.”
Those comments were recorded while speaking to a student, however when the media got involved Edwards stuck by his comments. He even has the cheek to claim that he isn’t racist, when what he has said blatently is. If black people really were so stupid, as he claims in the article, why are most of my lectures full of black students? And these aren’t undergraduates put under pressure to go to university – these are Masters students, some of whom have travelled thousands of miles to come to a British university.
Having had the misfortune of meeting BNP activists, I can tell you that the stereotype of ‘thugs in suits’ rings very true, and that they really are nothing more than closet racists. They’re the last people I’d want running my local council. Sure, I and many others are pretty disillusioned with the main political parties, but the BNP is a far worse alternative. Better the devil you know.
Please don’t vote for facism on May 4th.
Update: Sky News have a video interview with Edwards where he repeatedly denies his views are racist. It’s well worth watching.