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BNP idiocy

by Richard on April 30, 2012

Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, sometimes likes to present himself as a statesman-like figure. So I was surprised by his comments on Twitter during Friday’s hostage-taking incident in London.

Especially as, according to Hope Not Hate, the perpetrator of the crime stood as a candidate for the BNP in the 2010 elections.

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More BNP thuggery

by Richard on May 5, 2010


Nick Griffin on TV

by Richard on October 23, 2009

I watched BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time last night, and I still find myself in two minds about whether the BBC did the right thing in having him on.
On the positive side, he came out of it looking a fool. Mind you, the other panelists didn’t exactly cover themselves with glory Bonnie Greer [...]


Translations from the edge

by Richard on July 13, 2009

Some very encouaging post-Conference reflection on Dave’s District Blog
The resolution we passed on racism and the BNP demonstrates clearly what we stand for, who we are and what we are prepared to do. A church which is committed to improving social capital and to working with others to transform society because it is wholly and [...]


Good news from the Methodist Conference.
Following a “notice of motion” from Conference member Revd Sylvester Deigh, it was agreed that “no member of the Church can also be a member of a political party whose constitution, aims or objectives promote racism.”
I don’t suppose it will affect many people, but this is an important decision nonetheless.
I [...]


A central plank of the BNP’s recent electoral success has been their claim that immigrants to Britain get a better deal on social housing than British citizens do. Claims of asylum seekers jumping the housing queue and getting special treatment from housing officials have served to stoke up resentment and hatred in communities where immigrants [...]


Stupid, juvenile and racist

by Richard on June 3, 2009

As we prepare to go to the polls in the Euro elections, Some Grey Bloke responds to a little canvassing.

If you’re European, don’t forget to vote tomorrow. It’s important. Just DON’T vote BNP.
With thanks to Bishop Alan


The BNP and Jesus

by Richard on March 31, 2009

Ekklesia reports that British far right party the BNP are to use Jesus in their next election campaign.
The poster, pictured here, quotes John 15: 20 ‘If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you’ and presents the BNP as martyrs for the Christian faith.
British churches have rightly been quick to dismiss this silly propaganda. [...]


Saturday night musings

by Richard on May 3, 2008

I like to keep half an eye on places where I’ve lived purely for purposes of nostalgia (which, it has to be said, is not what it used to be). Inn the past this would have been quite difficult, but now, thanks to RSS feeds, Google News alerts and so on, it is quite easy.
The [...]


The real face of the BNP

by Richard on April 30, 2008

From Searchlight Cymru
If a BNP candidate is standing in your ward in Wales, chances are you may have been sent a glossy BNP leaflet.
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 [...]


Further to BNP and the Church

by Bene Diction on April 24, 2008

It’s been good to see Richard point out what the BNP actually believes.
Churches speaking up about extremists running for local councils has getting attention on our side of the world. The Joint Public Issues Team comprised of Baptists, Methodists and United Reform Churches have been standing together against political extremism and attempting to educate voters [...]


BNP and the Church

by Richard on April 23, 2008

A recent ‘Party election broadcast’ by the BNP made reference to their support for “Christian values”.
This is not new. The BNP has tried this tactic before, sometimes through what amount to ‘front’ organisations such as the Christian Council of Britain. I’ve been remnded of responses which the Methodist Church has made in the past to [...]


BNP in Swansea

by Richard on April 6, 2008

Disturbing news that the BNP are to field 4 candidates in Swansea in next month’s local elections
As nominations for the May elections closed yesterday, the BNP had registered four candidates in Swansea and two in Carmarthenshire.
In Swansea, Sion Owens, of Caerphilly Avenue, is standing in Bonymaen and Susan Harwood, of Llanerch Crescent, Gorseinon, is [...]