Nick Griffin’s Spanish sojourn


by Rumbold
24th November, 2009 at 8:37 pm    

The BNP’s forays into Europe have not been universally successful. Despite recently taking two seats in the European Parliament, their jaunts across to the continent have tended more towards farce than success. In the past we have been treated to Richard Barnbrook’s quasi-fictional account of his German adventure, and the Eurofascists who refused to work with the BNP.

Now Nick Griffin has got himself in trouble again after a far-right meeting in Spain was attacked by another far-right group, the Patriotic Socialist Movement, who were angry after not being allowed to enter the building:

A rally attended by Nick Griffin MEP got ugly as Spanish police detained 28 members of a neo-fascist party who tried to disrupt an event held by a rival extremist group attended by British National Party leader at a Madrid hotel.

Those arrested were all members of Spain’s ultra-nationalist Patriotic Socialist Movement and they were arrested after they attacked doormen at the hotel who were trying to prevent them from entering. Four people were lightly injured in the scuffle but did not require medical care, a police spokesman said.


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  1. MarieOdile — on 24th November, 2009 at 1:44 pm  

    I like the irony of anti-foreigners uber-nationalists hanging out with other like minded people… from other countries.

  2. highfieldoval — on 24th November, 2009 at 4:22 pm  

    Absolutely pathetic on two counts: 1 an obsession with all things Nick Griffin – a parliamentarian from a party that has almost no significance in the European context. 2 Making Nick Griffin the fulcrum of a spat between rival extremists at an obscure rally – the guy attended a rally just like anyone of hundreds, that's all for God sake. When the BNP launch a putsch on Barking and Dagenham get back to me.

  3. Binky — on 24th November, 2009 at 10:02 pm  

    No time to post right now; I suggest readers go to the BNP website themselves and see what the BNP version of events reads like.

    The BNP blames 'fascists' allied to the EDL for the bother.

    Actually, I recommend the BNP website to all. Check it daily; as with the Left, so the Right. If you want to know what's REALLY going on, the cranks, extremists and nutters will tell you, NOT the lapdogs, pimps and poodles of the Mainstream Meeja!

  4. Binky — on 24th November, 2009 at 10:06 pm  
  5. mangles — on 25th November, 2009 at 4:25 am  

    Well its a shame that fascists cant even tolerate each other. Lets hope EDL starts trying to attend more BNP events then LOL.

    Highfiedloval it isn't really pathetic. 1. Griffo is a public figure and so if he attends an event marred by violence then it is a public interest story. 2. These spats seem to follow BNP and EDL whereever they go. Perhaps its a cultural trademark of the types of thugs that make up these groupings.

    Rab Rakha ( 'God Bless' for those unfortunate subscribers not conversant in the UK's second language)

  6. Rumbold — on 25th November, 2009 at 5:01 am  

    Heh Mangles. I do like the idea of Punjabi as Britain's second langauge (the Americans get Spanish, we get Gurmukhi).

  7. Abdul Abulbul Emir — on 25th November, 2009 at 5:20 am  

    Mrs A says

    Well what do they expect from a bunch of foreigners Abdul ?

    Those Spanish types are known for their volatile ways.

    As long as they don't come over here. That's what Mrs A says.

  8. MarieOdile — on 25th November, 2009 at 6:51 am  

    off topic i know, but I've read the BNP website:

    “In the long run, we wish to end the conflict in Ireland by welcoming Eire as well as Ulster as equal partners in a federation of the nations of the British Isles.” (under policies; northern ireland)

    what the ?! seriously? speechless at the sheer ignorance of this

    also –

    http://bnp.org.uk/organisers/store/ideology/i_h

    A mock up Q+A with Paxman, where 'John Bull' condemns mixed marriages,
    upholds the need for a 'homogenous' community and generally justifies
    xenophobic BNP attitudes…..

    It's title? I have a dream.

    and Nick Griffin studied History?!

  9. mangles — on 25th November, 2009 at 7:24 am  

    Rumbold I do like Spanish damn shame I can't speak it. You know I wish I was mainland European cos at least I'd be able to make conversation and order some proper vegetarian food when I'm on holiday.

    Having said that I wonder what language Griffos excursion to Spain was conducted in?
    Mind you for many BNP members even English isn't their first language so I don't see many of their Spanish counterparts understanding Griffos mothertongue. Gob forbid when that lunatic non-Sikh fascist(no relation – honest) who's just joined them enrols his extended family, their meetings are gonna need some socialist translators to help with their communication. I cant wait for the Mirpuri politicians to see the new openings with BNP and get all enthused to join, thats when their meetings are gonna become really interesting. LOL

  10. kismethardy — on 25th November, 2009 at 9:49 am  

    Nick Griffin translated into Spanish is Melle Grifo. Translate that back into English and you get Chip Faucet.

    Fact.

  11. Rumbold — on 25th November, 2009 at 10:55 am  

    Mangles:

    You know I wish I was mainland European cos at least I'd be able to make conversation and order some proper vegetarian food when I'm on holiday.

    The problem is solved if you go on Star Tours (“come once and you will come again and again.”). You can have Indian food and not have to try the local cuisine (I don't know if France or Spain has vegetarian food).

  12. marvin — on 25th November, 2009 at 11:08 am  

    When they say 'patriotic socialist' they of course do not mean a racially exclusive socialist economic ideology. No, oh no. It's like free-market capitalists, like the Thatchers and the Tories, innit. Same ting…

  13. persephone — on 26th November, 2009 at 3:06 pm  

    ” It's title? I have a dream… and Nick Griffin studied History?!”

    Nah, Nick does'nt mean the MLK speech but the great ode by the more indigenous looking ABBA:

    I have a dream, a song to sing
    To help me cope with anything
    If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
    You can take the future even if you fail
    I believe in angels
    Something good in everything I see
    I believe in angels
    When I know the time is right for me
    I'll cross the stream – I have a dream

    I have a dream, a fantasy
    To help me through reality
    And my destination makes it worth the while
    Pushing through the darkness still another mile…etc

    I think its quite apt for Nick.

  14. Duncan — on 27th November, 2009 at 4:02 am  

    I think the real significance of this is not that there was a bit of violence at the event but that Nick Griffin, the nice friendly nationalist, travelled abroad to attend a commeration for a dead fascist and a dictator.

  15. Binky — on 27th November, 2009 at 4:30 am  

    Duncan can check the facts for himself by clicking on the link I so kindly provided.

    It was those who disrupted the meeting addressed by Griffin who had been commemorating Franco.

  16. Binky — on 27th November, 2009 at 7:56 am  

    Has Persephone heard any of the parody versions of the MLK speech ?

    Dreadful and unspeakable!

    “Ah has a dream dat one day every lil black boy will have a crack house, a stretch limo and four or five lil white gals workin' fo' him …”

    This sort of vile and offensive stuff can only be heard if one associates with ungoodthinkful bluecollar Americans – in places like Boston – whose parents were in the front line against compulsory bussing, of course.

  17. persephone — on 28th November, 2009 at 3:49 pm  

    “ This sort of vile and offensive stuff can only be heard if one associates with ungoodthinkful bluecollar Americans “ ….. Or if a poster called Binky proffers it

  18. Binky — on 28th November, 2009 at 8:12 pm  

    JOURNALISM ETHICS 101

    On Griffin's non-visit to Franco's tomb:

    http://bnp.org.uk/2009/11/media-lies-more-false

    An interesting denial and sort-of-sad that the Torygraph is making up stories like the redtops; Griffin “may have” visited Franco's tomb, indeed.

    This is prettily deniable by any standards: “… journalists on the payroll of the 'Telegraph' may have engaged in group sex with extraterrestrials…”

    Or they may not, as the case may be.

  19. thoughtly — on 4th December, 2009 at 8:55 am  

    This story was covered as per instructions from the NUJ that journalists should cover the BNP with extreme prejudice and should use their 'conscience' to determine that in the case of this party all journalistc ethics and standards should be dispensed with. Just shows what an uber-liberal-left fascist state we are now living in.
    The story they refuse to tell was that due to Griffins influence a number of holocaust-denyers, white supracemacists and nazis were not admitted to the rally. They were protesting that Griffin had sold out and was influencing other parties in Europe to reform.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thoughtly

  20. thoughtly — on 4th December, 2009 at 9:00 am  

    Violence follows the BNP wherever they go because a fascist group called the UAF routinely engage in political violence and try to stop free speech. The EDL have nothing to do with the BNP, members are not allowed to join it. The BNP are not instigating violence but the victims of it.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/thoughtly

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