Monday, 8 June 2009

Daily Mirror nails it...

Louisa Pilbeam of the Daily Mirror has compiled a formidable critique of the BNP’s policy platform and the idea that underpins it, that Britain belongs to its native peoples. I am ashamed that I once found these arguments convincing and wish to thank Miss Pilbeam for her penetrating deconstruction of the ideological bases of ethnic nationalism.

So that other people who’ve been hoodwinked by the BNP might come to see how wrongheaded their policies are I reproduce the entire article here with the key points highlighted:


Euro elections: Dismay as BNP leader Nick Griffin wins seat

By Louisa Pilbeam 8/06/2009

Britain was plunged into despair last night as racist BNP leader Nick Griffin won his North West seat. He joins fellow fascist Andrew Brons as the two fascist members of the EU Parliament. They will now attempt to promote their agenda of division and hate on behalf of British voters in Brussels. After his shock win, Griffin claimed it was a “great moment for democracy”. He added: “This is the British people fighting back.”

But he had to be smuggled into the venue for an election count. At least 70 people surrounded his car when he arrived at Manchester Town Hall and stopped him getting out. The crowd waved “Don’t Vote BNP” banners and chanted that the party were Nazis. A similar protest at a second entrance meant Griffin had to be smuggled in hidden in a police van.

The BNP, which does not accept non-white members, won its first European seat – from Labour. GMB union general secretary Paul Kenny said: “On D-Day Britain sent an army to stop the Nazis. Now we send Nazis to Europe to represent us.” Retired teacher Brons, 61, was elected MEP for Yorkshire & Humber region on the back of 120,139 votes. He had been a National Front member. Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said: “The BNP are 21st century Nazis.” Tory Mark Francois called it “a disappointing night for politics”. Far right parties did well across Europe, especially in the Netherlands.


If only arguments like this had been made before the election by journalists and politicians from the mainstream parties …

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