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Thursday, May 14, 2009

The real face of the BNP

Despite all their attempts at reinventing themselves in the hope of winning a seat at the European elections the BNP cannot help themselves. Their racism and bigotry rises to the surface every time.

According to yesterday's Daily Mirror, their leader Nick Griffin went on Nicky Campbell's BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show on Tuesday and claimed that the Gurkhas are "mercenaries" who should not be allowed to stay in Britain.

The leader of the far-right British National Party said: "We don't think the most overcrowded country in Europe, can realistically say, 'Look, you can all come and all your relatives.'

"When the Gurkhas signed up - frankly as mercenaries - they expected a pension which would allow them to live well in their own country.

There was no acknowledgement of the fact that the Gurkhas had put their lives on the line in defence of this country and the freedom that allows Griffin to spout his objectionable views. The BNP leader went on to disparage some of England's finest footballers:

Griffin also claimed football stars Rio Ferdinand, Theo Walcott and David James are not English. And when Campbell asked if he would let his daughter bring a black man home, he said: "I would be disappointed."

If this demonstrates anything it is that allowed to express themselves freely in this way the BNP will show their most objectionable face everytime. It could be the first instance of a political party drowning in their own oxygen.

Hat Tip to The Cynical Dragon
BNP a laughable anachronism..go get a life ya skinhead airheads and join a real political party
If the Gurkhas aren't mercenaries, then what would you describe them as?

They merely sign up for a contract of employment and this does not include an offer of citizenship.
The Gurkhas signed up on the same terms as any other soldier. They are no more mercenaries than anybody else who has fought for this country. They took an oath to the Queen and put their lives on the line for us, they should not be penalised for that.
I remember that the Green Party took the same line about 10 or 15 years ago - that the Gurkhas are mercenaries and should be disbanded.
I heard that interview. Campbell (who I don't usually like listening to) exposed Griffin well.
Griffin, however, kept stating this line of 'most overcrowded country in Europe' as if it was fact. But it clearly isn't. Both the Netherlands and Belgium are way above the UK in terms of population density, and Germany and Italy are about equal.
At one point he even claimed the UK to be 'the most crowded country in the world'!
But then expecting rational discussion from Griffin is clearly too much.

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