From Searchlight Cymru
Searchlight Cymru is interested in the “wholesome” white family that features on the Welsh election leaflet alongside the slogan “The REAL face of the BNP”.
For a start the adults of the family will certainly not be voting BNP in the Welsh County Council elections on 1 May. That’s not because they don’t support the BNP – they do. This is the family of Nick Cass, a longstanding BNP organiser and local election candidate, from that well known Welsh Council called … West Yorkshire! In this year’s elections he is standing for Kirklees Council as the BNP candidate in Mirfield.
In the election leaflet, Cass is wearing a dark jacket. When he appeared in the Sky TV programme BNP Wives in January, he was having a massage, which gave us the chance to find out whether his nazism was more than skin deep. For prominent on his right arm, between shoulder and elbow, is a “tree of life” tattoo.
This symbol, also known as the life rune, is a favourite among nazi groups worldwide, several of which have adopted it as their logo. Under Hitler it was the symbol of the SS Lebensborn project, which encouraged SS troopers to have children out of wedlock with “Aryan” mothers and kidnapped children of Aryan appearance from the countries of occupied Europe to raise as Germans. To white supremacists today the tree of life signifies the future of the “white race”.
The BNP’s slogan also is not quite what it seems. In fact it was copied from the Front National in France, the leader of which, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has convictions for hate crime and Holocaust denial. Like Cass, Le Pen is not a man Welsh electors will readily identify with.
If this is ‘the REAL face of the BNP’ then they are definitely not people like us.
via Matt Withers