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Don’t vote BNP…

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.

8 Comments

  1. When I watched Edwards on Sky News the other day, I wanted to vomit. He was sickeningly racist in that interview.

  2. Talking of racism, have you read any articles on Prussian Blue? that’s truly frightening.

  3. I would vote for them.Im Sick Of foreigners coming in to this country and sponging of the taxpayers.There are enough British spongers already without outsiders adding to the problem.Now don’t get me wrong I AM NOT RACIST.
    I have never had a problem with people from other countries adding to the economy (FIND WORK,PAY TAXES,BE A GOOD CITIZEN)
    I hope the BNP can get a foothold in this country, enough for them to implement some kind of change.The past and present govs have not!

  4. UK Local Elections and the BNP

    This year’s local elections are now wrapped up and the results are as follows:
     
    Councils
    Councillors
    Party
    Net +/-
    Total
    Net +/-
    Total
    Conservative
    12
    67
    250
    1568
    Labour
    -…

  5. I do believe that the BNP speaks for the majority of the British public who are sick and tired of not being allowed to be British in their own country. I would not vote BNP as i do believe they are fundamentally racist but they do appeal to people who are fed up with being threatened by other cultures in their own county.
    with the current threat of terrorism due to other cultures not respecting our laws and culture I find untollerable.
    Due to polilitical correctness and not being able to celebrate Christmas in the traditional way is also fueling racism.

  6. Maybe what Phil edwards says is unpalatable to all of us who have been brought up to believe that the only difference between the races is skin colour. The olderI get the more I reaslise how untrue that is. The issue of race needs to be properly debated. In Hitler’s Germany you ouldn’t talk about the similarities between the races. In Blair’s Britain you can’t talk about the differences. In both cases truth is the casualty.

  7. Nothing displays the true nature of the media and the liberal establishment more than their sneering attitude to democracy itself. Rather than having any common decency or sense of fair play, the BNP election results were treated by David Dimbleby and his coterie of fawning C List political commentators on the BBC with sneering and derision. Once again the BBC revealed is cosmopolitan, condescending and liberal contempt for the British people themselves. It is about time the British media showed some respect for democracy, and show real respect to the BNP.
    The most farcical and pathetic attempt of all the media tricks, post election, is their asinine attempt to hide just how many seats we have won by misleading the public with bogus figures. Like spiteful children the middle class media darlings and luvvies spit out their hatred for the white indigenous people of Britain by attacking the BNP for daring to break the stranglehold of the old parties on our dying democracy.
    The media, busy drowning in their own tears of self denial and shock, are seeking to blame anything they can for the rise of the BNP other than the fact that the British public simply support us and our common sense policies – the media say that our vote is just a protest vote, that the publicity from Margaret Hodges statement about the support for the BNP amongst the working class in Dagenham raised our profile in the public eye or that sun spots are responsible for the rise in our vote. Anything but admit the fact that we are the true voice of the silent majority of the British people.
    The one thing the media will not admit to themselves, or the rest of the Ivory Tower liberals of their sad and insular little clique, is that the rise of the BNP is not something the media can control. All other political parties in Britain are sanctioned by the media for power, for they reflect the concerns and support the interests of the Liberal Elite. The BNP, as we are not a puppet of the Liberal Elite and the politically correct establishment, are reviled and despised simply because we are not their lapdogs. The media despise us as they do not own us or control us.

  8. I’m closing comments on this entry now. It looks like some BNP activists have got wind of this conversation and are trying to hijack it. Though I’m all in favour of free speech, I’m also bound by my hosting contract and don’t want to be kicked off because I offended someone.
    However, to respond to some of the comments:

    • The BNP themselves may not feel they are a protest vote, but in reality many people use them as one. They offer a ‘quick fix’ to problems by blaming them on people of other cultures, rather than tackling the root cause. We hear all this stuff about bogus asylum seekers leeching off the state and taking ‘our’ jobs, but in actual fact asylum seekers cannot get jobs so they have to rely on the state to be able to survive. I will admit that the government could handle immigration better, but shutting the doors completely is not the way – people do come here to claim asylum for genuine reasons. I should now, my mum works with someone who did – she’s now a British citizen.
    • The BNP may claim the media is biased against them, but I think the case is the opposite – the BNP actually get an easy time from the media. Look at the story in my post, where the *press officer* of the BNP goes on camera to defend comments that the majority of people in this country would find sickeningly racist – and yet it was only covered by Sky News, with a passing mention by the Guardian on its weblog. None of the mainstream papers ran with the story.
    • The BNP works by exploiting rumours in communities for its own benefit. Look at the grooming scandal in Keighley – when the police started investigating claims that young men were grooming young girls for sex, the BNP claimed that this was being done by Asian men. The police, and the mother of one of the children affected, both said that this wasn’t the case. Who do you think was right?

    The BNP always claims that it is being targeted unfairly, but its wounds are all self-inflicted – if it actually tried to act like a legitimate political party and was not merely a group of thugs in suits stirring up fear, uncertainty and doubt in communities then maybe it would be taken more seriously.