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    People needed to beat the BNP!

    by Sunny on 9th May, 2009 at 8:15 pm    

    I’ll be going next Saturday morning folks, join me!

    Campaigning for HOPE in Barking & Dagenham
    Saturday 16 May 10.30am
    St Margarets Church, Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS (map)

    The election is now only 30 days away and it is time for us to spread the message in our communities. The BNP is trying to present itself as a respectable alternative to the mainstream parties but we know it is not. They might wear snappy suits and have toned down their extremism in public but we know they are the same old BNP they always were. We now have to let everybody else know the truth.

    We are looking for 166 people to deliver 50,000 leaflets across 10 wards in the borough on Saturday 16 May. Will you be one of them?

    Victory for the BNP in the forthcoming European elections would transform British politics, and transform it for the worse. They will have huge resources at their disposal, respectability and be able to spread their racist poison within local communities. It is vital we stop them. Click on this link or cut and paste this website address into your web browser and sign up for the Barking & Dagenham day of action.


    We can stop them, but only if we can encourage everyone who opposes their politics of hate to vote. The BNP only need 8.5% in London to get elected. Our job is to increase the turnout and to do that we need to let people know the real politics of the BNP. Our new leaflet does just that. We will tell people that the BNP councillors have failed in Barking and Dagenham and that they will fail if they get elected to the European Parliament. Will you help us tell people across Barking & Dagenham that?

    If you cannot make 16th May you can still help. Perhaps you can leaflet your local streets or join with one or two others to do an evening or another weekend. This election will be determined by who can get the vote out and so by committing two hours to the campaign you can play an important role in helping us increase turnout. If you want to give two hours but can’t make the day of action, email Sam at sam@hopenothate.org.uk.

    The stakes are very high but together we can beat the BNP.

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    1. Refresh — on 9th May, 2009 at 11:36 pm  

      BillericayDicky is your man, if he isn’t on a reconaissance mission.

    2. Vikrant — on 10th May, 2009 at 1:03 am  

      Well, UKIP implosion hasn’t really helped the situation has it? I don’t see how anyone can prevent BNP getting its people elected as MEPs. Anyways i hope that once that BNP have MEPs, people would wake up to the fact that electing one trick ponies isn’t the best of ideas, especially during a recession!

    3. dave bones — on 10th May, 2009 at 8:06 am  

      Be careful over there

    4. D-Notice — on 10th May, 2009 at 9:07 am  

      [puts a note in the diary]

    5. Joe Otten — on 10th May, 2009 at 9:19 am  

      Do we have any way to analyse whether this actually works, or whether it gets the BNP vote out too.

      It often takes a certain amount of repetition to impinge on the consciousness of a voter that there is an election and their party is standing. So there is a danger that this does the BNPs work for them.

    6. billericaydicky — on 10th May, 2009 at 9:30 am  

      I,m in Hackney and Tower Hamlets Refresh but by next week we will have got rid of our fifty thousand Hackney special editions of the HnH paper. The last three thousand are in my garage and I will be putting them through doors in my ward of Victoria Park during the week so I will be coming over with a few people from the East End.

      No need to worry Dave Bones, the tactics are to go into areas in groups keeping everyone within sight. All they have done is to give people a bit of verbal abuse, most of them are complete bottle jobs when it comes to fisticuffs.

      The nearest I ever came to getting a beating was when I got myself isolated in Eltam in South London a few years ago and ended up legging it down a railway line to get away from them.

      Well Sunny, you have surprised me. I thought you were a keyboard warrior who spent his time having conferences with plonkers like Dave Hill and Simon Wooley. You might get a bit of a shock at some of the things that might be said to you on the doorsteps but welcome to the real world.

      Stay out of the pubs near the station especially the Barking Dog as it is a BNP watering hole and Richard Barnbrook uses it as a meeting place. He regularly gets pissed there on his way back to Greenwich which is where he really lives. See you all on Saturday.

    7. MaidMarian — on 10th May, 2009 at 1:33 pm  

      Billericaydickey - ‘You might get a bit of a shock at some of the things that might be said to you on the doorsteps but welcome to the real world.’

      As a matter of pure interest - what sort of thing is it you have in mind?

      I have mentioned previously that I have always found a bit odd the way you seem to hold that the burghers of a small area of the East End have some special insight that legitimises your privileging and indulgence of their victimhood. It is a sense of ’shared victimhood’ over solidarity that I don’t really understand (I am honest about that).

      The assumption seems to be that is that there’s something intrinsic in the make-up of the people you have in mind that makes it somehow acceptable, or if nothing else ‘understandable’, for them to go beserk and perhaps become violent in response to policy that does not place them first amongst equals.

      The view seems to be that they are de facto driven more by a sense of their own virtue than any rational political thought about issues. To my mind, this runs the risk that thinking becomes a tautology: the more that ‘white East End anger’ and potential White East End violence are treated as normal, legitimate reactions, the more that a few or more individuals might regard it as OK to use individual extremism and indulgence rather than political campaigning to register this natural, ingrained, privileged and very-much-expected White East End fury you believe so much in.

      Best of luck to you

    8. Tim Worstall — on 10th May, 2009 at 1:54 pm  

      “The BNP only need 8.5% in London to get elected.”

      I’m not sure that’s actually true. There are eight seats in London so to definitely get a seat you need 12.5%.

      Now of course, it does change dependent on how many small parties there are and what they get as a portion of the vote. I’m even willing to agree that 8.5% *might* lead to a seat. But it most certainly isn’t true that it *will* lead to a seat.

      On the other hand, you could of course just do the right thing and vote for me. I’m on the UKIP list for London….we’d need something like 40% for me to actually get elected which sounds like a very reasonable target :-)

    9. robin winston-smythe — on 10th May, 2009 at 7:16 pm  

      i hope caribbean,asian,african,jewish et al vote for ukip.
      our candidates,do not fiddle their expenses.
      amongst our policies are a 5year moritorium on immigration-allied that the uk is overpopulated
      eg. ENG 836 SQ.MILE
      UK 632 SQ.MILE
      We have asian candidates in west midlands,some afro-caribbeans,but they are chosen on merit as opposed to ”quotas” or political crassness ..sorry correctness
      we also want to ban GM Crops
      cut taxes for everyone but very rich,until they earn 12,000
      simplify benefits,tax system,with ”flat tax”
      maybe take utility back into public ownership aka post offices,gas,electricity,nuclear,water.
      even better join ukip and see whether you can influence policy.
      we are NOT perfect, but we are better than lib-lab-con
      ”political class” and certainly if our sensible policy on our borders squish the fascist bnp,repect a stalinist marxist group are also a danger,anti-semitic.

    10. Damian Grammaticus Is a Loser — on 10th May, 2009 at 7:52 pm  

      ["]I’m on the UKIP list for London….we’d need something like 40% for me to actually get elected which sounds like a very reasonable target["]

      So you’re just chosing one fascist party over another?

    11. MaidMarian — on 10th May, 2009 at 8:09 pm  

      robin winston-smythe (sic) - Thanks for the offer, but with all respect, take your invitation to vote UKIP and insert it into your colon. Sideways.

      If I wanted to vote for deceitful neo-thatcherites with a good line in dressing up hard-right viciousness in thoughtless internet-spleen vent compliant language I’d just vote for Andy Coulson’s Tories.

      ‘we are NOT perfect, but we are better than lib-lab-con.’ Crikey - what a testament to the the shallow thought of UKIP, that can not distinguish politics and government. And as to your flat tax…

      By the way - that keyboard does allow you to punctuate.

    12. MaidMarian — on 10th May, 2009 at 8:18 pm  

      By the way Mr Morality - Google, Tom Wise MEP, Watford.

    13. droptheveil — on 11th May, 2009 at 3:32 am  

      Just come across this website by chance and wanted to say that nowhere have I ever seen racist or anti-simetic comments on the BNP website. Is this vitriolic spite coming from the media and other frightened political parties. It’s all very well spouting the evils of a party, but let’s have some facts and evidence, and then seeing is believing. Lies and slander are not wanted we have enough of that already in uk politics. I like what the BNP say and sounds about right for the UK in its present dire state of affairs. I won’t be voting as I don’t live in the UK anymore, but good luck to them I say.

    14. billericaydicky — on 11th May, 2009 at 7:24 am  

      Maid Marion,

      Can you run you posting about me past me again, this time in English. When I refered to things that might be said on the doorsteps of Barking and Dagenham I was thinking of things like the total opposition of white people to racial quotas in every sphere of public lifeas demanded by Operation Black Vote, the absolutely lunatic new so called Equalities Bill being forced through Parliament by Harriet, bonkers, Harman which will make it legal to discriminate against white people and every other piece of PC madness that the race industry has churned out over the last thirty years.


      Clearly you are a BNP troll. Griffin has a conviction under the race relations act for publishing a magazine called the Rune which had a hangman’s noose on the cover and the line “Is this the answer to immigration?”. He has also said that the Holocaust is a profitable Jewish Hoax.

      Fridays Guardian had a full page on former South African spook Arthur Kemp who now works for the BNP. Hewas involved in the murder of ANC leader and commander of Umkhonto We Siswe Chris Hani. Griffin is also currently protesting that former KKK leader Don Black should be allowed into the UK. I couldgo on and on but I think you get the drift.

      We had a good day in Hackney yesterday almost all of Victoria Park ward has now had a copy of the special tabloid produced by Searchlight and hundreds of thousands are being distributed all over the country.

      Volunteers are especially needed in Barking and Dagenham because the area to be covered is so big. If people don’tknow the area then get in touch with the organiser over there Sam Tarry who can give you areas that you can look up on the A to Z. What is usefull is if groups of four os so can volunteer to particular wards then the thing can be planned ahead.

      Tim Worstall,

      Because the system is different to that used last year at the GLA elections the BNP need to get 8% of votes cast. The lower the poll then the greater their chance. Searchlight calculate that 12 anti BNP votes are needed for every one of theirs and with people generally turning away from politics there is a chance that the BNP could get one in the North West and one in London as well as the West Midlands.

      Remember we held them to one in London last year on a generally high turn out because of the Ken/Boris thing and hard campaigning by Hope Not Hate but this year it is going to be more difficult because of the apathy as well as the fact that the BNP vote is generally holding up.

    15. douglas clark — on 11th May, 2009 at 7:34 am  


      Wow! As we now say to all BNP trolls, jolly good of you to share your thoughts with us. Thanks.

      No really. You are just the people we need to stabilise our once mighty nation. I’m pretty sure that Richard Barnbrook is a sort of latent genius, though so far his latency seems to outweigh his genius.

      It is a joy to know that you have left these scéptred isles, what a pleasure it is to be lectured by you! Just what I needed on a Monday morning.

      So, where are you on planet earth? A wild guess would be Alabama?

    16. Jai — on 11th May, 2009 at 9:50 am  

      I won’t be voting as I don’t live in the UK anymore

      Oh, the irony of someone emigrating to a foreign country and simultaneously supporting a fascist British organisation with an explicitly hostile policy towards those it deems “foreigners”…..

      But we know that the BNP doesn’t exactly consist of the intellectual cream of the crop where the “Master Race” is concerned anyway. Next proclamation by ‘droptheveil’: “Why wearing a pointy white hood and calling myself a Grand Wizard doesn’t make me the laughing stock of the entire human race”.

    17. platinum786 — on 11th May, 2009 at 10:40 am  

      Whats going on? Has UKIP dropped out of the election?

      I always think it’s a good idea to have more of these right wing parties, UKIP, BNP, the one made by the fake tan guy who used to be on TV, they wreck each others vote banks.

      Asian people do it all the time in local elections. Assume you have a strong labour candidate from one cast, and a slightly weaker tory one from a different cast, to hep the tory one the asians backing the tories will back the forwarding of a rival candidate to stand for the lib dems from the same caste as the labour candidate to get the birdari vote split….lol

    18. MaidMarian — on 11th May, 2009 at 11:31 am  

      BillericayDickey - Thank you for your reply.

      You think that Sunny would find it, ’shocking,’ that there is opposition to quotas and the race industry?

      Which part of my earlier comment is it you would like me to clarify?

    19. Ravi Naik — on 11th May, 2009 at 12:21 pm  

      Oh, the irony of someone emigrating to a foreign country and simultaneously supporting a fascist British organisation with an explicitly hostile policy towards those it deems “foreigners”…..

      You can’t be more of an idiot than droptheveil - an English emigrant supporting the BNP. One of the reasons immigrants are allowed in this country is precisely because there is a lot of emigration, and this country needs immigrants to sustain its economy.

      I always wondered why the BNP does not criticise English emigrants (I know they are called expats, but let’s call them for what they are) as they do to coloured immigrants. I mean, isn’t the effect of good decent Anglo-saxon genes being flown out of the country as bad as importing Asian and black genes into this country? Shouldn’t English emigrants be considered traitors to their land for abandoning it?

      And if the BNP believes that each must live in its own land, why isn’t the BNP demanding that descendants of the English in South-Africa, NZ, and Australia be deported back to the UK?

      I will take them seriously when they start being more coherent about their tribal views.

    20. mk1 — on 11th May, 2009 at 2:42 pm  

      ‘……The BNP is trying to present itself as a respectable alternative to the mainstream parties but we know it is not. They might wear snappy suits and have toned down their extremism in public but we know they are the same old BNP they always were. We now have to let everybody else know the truth……’

      Do we really think theres a large section of prospective BNP voters who think like this? I doubt it - the vast majority of BNP voters know full well what kind of racist and violent party they are supporting and nothing will make them change their mind.

    21. Fitzroy — on 11th May, 2009 at 6:28 pm  

      Absolutely agree with mk1 - it’s truly depressing that some people seem to not care or are severely deluding themselves.

      I’m very depressed about the whole thing - I expect they’ll win some seats - get a couple of million euro of funding and be a blot on our political landscape for a generation. The timing of this expenses thing plays right into their hands.

      It’s a real mistake to give the BNP the oxygen of publicity (TV & radio appearances etc) in the mistaken view that this will “expose” them. Too many of our compatriots have decided that the OTHER is to blame for everything.

    22. Nyrone — on 12th May, 2009 at 9:39 pm  

      UKIP has all but bloody exploded! the BNP may get up to 6 seats next month at the European elections. It looks like they will gain a lot of publicity and cred in the next few weeks if they win..

      I’m not a big fan of the News Of The World, but did anyone catch the rather under-reported story about BNP activists targeting 8-year old children with comics, ‘nationalism weekends’, luring them through internet chat rooms and Bebo and teaching them shooting, self-defence and nationalist ideology? sounds like indoctrination to me..


    23. robin winston-smythe — on 13th May, 2009 at 12:50 am  

      maid marian shove your sanctamonius lies up your sphincter.
      ukip is not a thatcherite party but has people from all backgrounds and none where is your evidence ukip has folded,you believe or propagate pc nonsense.
      tom wise was given every chance to return the money he did not declare on his auto.he was expelled from ukip 4 years ago.
      perhaps you need to take your head out your backside and see lib-lab-con-green parties do not expel wrong doers aka ben dover,giles chichester (t0ry)
      no doubt you agree with gary titley(labour) andrew duff(lib-dem)timothy kirkhope{cons} the people of europe should not be allowed a referendum again,might i suggest you live in n.korea or iran for similat attitudes to demos.

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