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  • The poor BNP

    by Sunny
    20th July, 2006 at 10:18 pm    

    I don’t mean the headline in a figurative way. The BNP really is poor:

    The BNP “seriously overstretched itself financially” in 2005, chairman Nick Griffin said in its annual accounts.

    The cash crunch was caused by a dip in donations coupled with the cost of fighting a record 118 seats at the general election, said Mr Griffin. And although cashflow had improved, “efforts to permanently increase income or trim expenditure are clearly needed,” he added.

    BNP membership went up by just 146 to 6,502 in 2005, the accounts reveal. This is despite Mr Griffin claiming a “fresh wave” of members joining after the 7 July attacks on London - which he said “startlingly vindicated” its views.

    Britons unwilling to fall for BNP racism shock! Or not.

    Some may feel the BNP will have done better this year given the local election and Margaret Hodge’s stupidity but I doubt it. General election coverage last year gave the BNP a big publicity boost too, as did the silly campaign to stop them from broadcasting their party political broadcast. And still they floundered. Heh.

    Update: Leon points to Iain Dale, where the speculation is the BNP and UKIP may merge! Yay! Finally we’ll get a racist party worth making fun of.

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    1. Geezer — on 20th July, 2006 at 10:37 pm  

      The cash crunch was caused by a dip in donations[article]

      They are all mostly on the dole what the hell did they expect?

      BNP membership went up by just 146 to 6,502 in 2005[article]

      Very impressive indeed.

      The party’s overall debts stand at £52,512.

      The cash shortage “seriously hampered” the party’s growth in the second half of 2005, said Mr Griffin.[article]

      So is Cyclops I mean Nick going to sell off any assets to continue the “struggle” against the coloured people.

    2. Katy Newton — on 20th July, 2006 at 10:57 pm  

      I suppose if 146 people all joined at once on the same day you could fairly call that a “wave”.

      They’re a crap enemy, the BNP. You can’t respect them. You’re too busy feeling sorry for them because they go to all that trouble stirring up anti-immigrant feeling and then once they get onto a council they are unable to perform the simplest tasks, like, you know, voting for their own resolutions :-)

    3. Old Pickler — on 20th July, 2006 at 11:11 pm  

      People know they haven’t changed. Now UKIP - they’re all right. Anyone who hates the EU is a friend.

    4. Leon — on 20th July, 2006 at 11:14 pm  

      UKIP aren’t that far from the BNP…

      Anyway, we may have to take loony right seriously if the rumours are true: More Evidence of UKIP/BNP Co-operation?

    5. Old Pickler — on 20th July, 2006 at 11:18 pm  

      That’s very speculative. If they were to go down that route they shouldn’t be touched with a barge pole. But assuming they are, as the name suggests, an independence party, not a racist party, surely liberation from the yoke of Europe is a good thing.

      Do we really want to be ruled by France and Germany?

    6. inders — on 20th July, 2006 at 11:34 pm  

      In related news, Sharon Ebanks the BNP councilor for Kingstanding ward in Birmingham is about to replaced after a counting error was confirmed.

    7. Ketlan — on 21st July, 2006 at 12:49 am  

      Just as an interesting comparison with the BNP, Respect had 5,674 members in 2005, up from 3,751 in 2004. ather more of a wave that Griffins.

      And in other related news, Tony Lecomber might well be in trouble. :D

    8. Clairwil — on 21st July, 2006 at 1:18 am  

      ‘The party’s overall debts stand at £52,512.’

      What loon is lending them money?

    9. sonia — on 21st July, 2006 at 12:10 pm  

      the same ones who gave Labour some money perhaps?

    10. Leon — on 21st July, 2006 at 12:20 pm  

      Do we really want to be ruled by France and Germany?

      I always laugh when I read this type of thing.

      How about taking a look at another country which has a great deal of influence over our justice system and essentially (not completely for the pedants out there!) defines our foriegn policy: USA.

    11. sonia — on 21st July, 2006 at 12:23 pm  

      good point leon. it makes me laugh too when i hear that.

    12. sonia — on 21st July, 2006 at 12:26 pm  

      i would say this to such silly comments - whats the difference in being ruled by Tony Blair or by France or Germany? it’s all relative innit, if you consider yourself part of europe it doesn’t make any difference whether its tony or tony’s mate in the EU somewhere. democracy doesn’t have to have a boundary unless we give it one.

      and of course, our democracy consists of one voting for someone and that someone then becomes a dictator for erm..lets’ see about ooh 9 years now?

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