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    Campaign strategy to stop Nick Griffin and BNP

    by Sunny on 11th January, 2010 at 4:43 pm    

    Hope Not Hate have sent out this strategy briefing regarding the BNP:

    The BNP is likely to contest over 200 parliamentary seats in the General Election and up to 1,000 council seats. The main threat is in Barking & Dagenham, where they could take overall control of the council, and Stoke-on-Trent, where they could become the largest single party – and we fear that Nick Griffin could win the parliamentary seat in Barking.

    The HOPE not hate campaign has identified 102 council wards in 31 local authority areas that are at risk from the BNP. Just over half of these risk wards are in just 10 local authority areas. The concentration is even starker when one counts the most at risk wards. All but three of the 25 most at risk wards fall in 10 local authority areas, as do 38 of the 50 most at risk wards.

    The high risk local authorities, where the BNP pose a threat in multiple wards, are Barking & Dagenham, Stoke-on-Trent, Thurrock , Nuneaton, Sandwell, Amber Valley, Burnley, Barnsley, Rotherham and Leeds. But there are other areas, such as Wigan, Tameside and Bexley, where the BNP will be pushing strongly for the first time.

    However, amidst the BNP threat we have an opportunity to roll them back. Over half of BNP councillors are up for re-election this May. That means that if we can run an effective campaign we can actually remove a large swathe of BNP representation in local government. It is going to be a hard fight but it is one that we can win.

    Barking & Dagenham will be our national priority. We simply cannot allow the election of a BNP MP or for them to take control of the council. While we are massively increasing capacity in the local area we will be giving our supporters ways they can help.

    To defeat the BNP we have devised our largest and most sophisticated campaign plan to date. It includes:

    Building local networks of activists. Since the European elections we have been investing in Local Organisers who are becoming the backbone of much of our campaign. We recognise the vital important of building local capacity in our key areas, without which we cannot achieve our goals, so over the next few weeks we will be launching several local initiatives to achieve this.

    Telephone canvassing. In February we will telephone canvass as many of our top 50 key wards as possible, with our aim to make at least 50,000 calls. This will be done online, so enabling our supporters across the country to help in these elections, with HOPE not hate telephone parties bringing people together to phone collectively. The Voter ID operation will seek to identify voters who dislike the BNP. We will then build up a relationship with these voters through a series of mailings and leaflets during the spring, which will hopefully increase the likelihood of them voting in May.

    Mobilising women voters. Research has repeatedly emphasised that women are less likely to vote BNP than men. We intend to produce a leaflet aimed specifically at women voters.

    Localised material. We will be producing localised material for all of our key areas, with up to 20 different editions of a HOPE not Hate/Daily Mirror tabloid with articles customised for that local authority area.

    Daily Mirror. The HOPE not hate campaign will again be working closely with the Daily Mirror and for the third year running we will organise a HOPE bus tour. There will also be an 8-page supplement inside the Daily Mirror.

    This is a good strategy. Sign up to Hope Not Hate if you dislike the BNP.

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    1. The Common Humanist — on 11th January, 2010 at 5:45 pm  

      Good Stuff. I like forward to working with HnH again this year.


    2. sly and reggie — on 11th January, 2010 at 8:51 pm  

      “We dont like you Nick, maybe your mum loves but we dont love you
      Its a dirty job singing about but Sly and Reggie gotta do it
      Like cleaning out the toilets… Fat Toad”

    3. David Jones — on 12th January, 2010 at 9:48 am  

      Good stuff! Keep at it! The more the general public read your statements (if they ever do see them, which I doubt - too interested in Big Bruv and Football), like “We simply cannot allow the election of a BNP MP or for them to take control of the council” the more you people in Hope Not Hate appear extreme, undemocratic and hateful. As most of you are either foreigners or commies who hate Britain, you may not understand that British people don’t like being told what to do by people like you, so your campaigns are INCREASING support for the BNP! You should pack it in and emmigrate to somewhere nice and warm - like the Congo or Zimbabwe - or how about Palestine!!

    4. MiriamBinder — on 12th January, 2010 at 10:45 am  

      I could agree more David Jones but not by much. No-platform policies, strident anti-BNPers, ludicrous court summonses (based on gut feeling rather then any true awareness of the limits of the law) not to mention hysterical, self serving eejits such as Trevor Philips do more to raise the profile of that bunch of pathetic wannabee self proclaimed victims then anything they could do themselves.

    5. Mangles — on 12th January, 2010 at 12:48 pm  

      David Jones #3 you have nothing to fear then, why don’t you send HnH a donation and get your BNP mates to send a donation too, it is money well spent- consider it an accumulative investment.

      BTW are you an ex-pat-Brit Daily Mail reader? You seem to know of all the best destinations Lol. If you are you’re probably still complaining about the food there and enjoying swimming in the warm seas.Bet you think there’s nothing like a Friday night curry like wot you get back home?

      Me, i prefer the chips made from that imported American potato crop and having a daily bath as shared with us by our Italian cousins. I love British traditions me and look forward to being ruled by the greek blood (and then some) in the next genenations of the royal family.

      Rab rakha!

    6. David Jones — on 12th January, 2010 at 4:14 pm  

      Mangles - I live in the UK and reckon it’s the best country in the world, even though it’s being ruined by immigration, Communism and PC. I rejoice when I see the sort of scum HnH have on their bus - druggie pop singers, queers etc and thank the BNP for their courage and progress. It’s only the anti BNP bias of the media which is stopping the dam bursting and washing you lot away - I can’t see that lasting much longer as papers go bust and the internet takes over - power to the people!! (ie white British people)

    7. Mangles — on 12th January, 2010 at 4:44 pm  

      David Jones I’m glad you live in the UK, so do I. So many of the most avid BNP supporting internet warriors tend to live abroad, and lets face it they are really now foreigners who shouldn’t have any say in our country’s future (unless of course they are allowed to return to live on our British shores).

      I’m glad you are clear as to what you want i.e. power to the white people. Tell me do you think when the BNP is successful do you think that all those foreign companies which are based in UK should be asked to uproot and take their jobs abroad, cos otherwise these companies will continue to have real power over the country, their workforce (including white workers) and to some extent Government policy. I’m talking about all those Japanese and far eastern manufacturers who have their European bases in UK, and Land Rover, Jaguar, Corus Steel, Manchester City FC, Portsmouth FC etc? I wont’t list those owned by what you may describe as ‘white’ foreigners (Sky Broadcasting, Chelsea FC, The Sun, Peugeot, Vauxhall, BMW (mini) etc).

      Rab rakha!

    8. Tom — on 12th January, 2010 at 9:15 pm  

      I have this problem when I try to discredit the British National Party.
      People ask me - O.K, but when the population reaches 70 million, how will you stop it reaching 71 million , then 72 million , then 78 million ? then…….
      C`mon boys. You all know about immigration. .You`ve all been to Uni. I haven`t.
      Convince the people who worry about these things.
      Show them the power of your brain.
      Discredit those who think that immigration brings more immigration behind it.

    9. Dalbir — on 12th January, 2010 at 9:28 pm  

      I don’t know what people expect to do about combating the attractive BNP proposition (to the WWC) of an unfair advantage. That is what they seem to be pushing. Preferential treatment in employment and social housing mainly from what I can gather. If you have ever mixed with the people that form the bulk of their voting types, you would know that they would love such an outcome - in droves I imagine.

    10. MaidMarian — on 12th January, 2010 at 9:41 pm  

      Got to be honest Sunny, this looks rather like something that will galvanise the BNP base, and in the process generate them more media coverage, than anything substantial.

      Tom - I probably could not convince those who are worried. This idea that human life is a bad thing has become common currency, buttressed by simpleton environmentalist types who hate prosperity. Indeed, it is something of a testament to quite how weak the BNP’s vision is. Whilst many forward looking, energetic nations see no problem with people (China’s population has increased in size and wealth and power - Sparesely populated areas are often poor - try Sudan) the BNP simply tell us that we are being overrun and view people in negative terms. This, of course, is wholly of a piece with their world view - one of unyielding negativity and low horizons.

      Great population increases could be easily sustained by going back to a social vision of population, rather than of it as one that demands ‘big government’ to control it. A vision where cities are built that accommodates wants and where needs are serviced. This would of course require things like more intensive agriculture to free up land and I realise that this will never fly with either the Greens or their nationalist bed-fellows.

      For as long as radical politics of nationalism and environmentalism actively demands low horizons and sees control of people rather than development as a priority I probably would not be able to convince.

      The politics of defeatism and victimhood as mastered by the BNP actively preclude the aspiration and development we need to work with population.

      But with a social vision, 78 million could probably be easily handled. And before you ask it, no - I don’t have any evidence.

    11. MiriamBinder — on 12th January, 2010 at 10:06 pm  

      @ Tom # 8 -If people are really worried about immigration then they should get off their backsides and do the jobs that immigrants are doing … working as cleaners for the NHS, working as nurses, working as bin men, road sweepers and carers. Yes there are some immigrants who do high level jobs but by and large the majority occupy jobs few Englishmen and women will apply for.

      To be an immigrant in the UK you need to prove that you will not become a burden on the state. You have to prove that you will have enough to sustain you and yours for at a year. Though there are a few exceptions, they are very few indeed and not enough to warrant the level of hysteria the words ‘x’ number of immigrants’ seem to bring about.

    12. MaidMarian — on 12th January, 2010 at 10:31 pm  

      MiriamBinder - Maybe, but I don’t think that is the full story.

      Those jobs you mention tend not to offer a salary that could be termed a living wage. Immigrants have become a way for the public an private sector to do things on the cheap.

      Of course, the public do benefit from cheaper services.

      Once those jobs pay a living wage Immigration will become less of a necessity.

    13. MiriamBinder — on 12th January, 2010 at 11:20 pm  

      Not a living wage? How come those immigrants manage to live on the wage and … if some of the hype is to be believed, send millions of pounds home?

      Oh, I know the wage is no fortune in many cases, I also know that the work is hard, unglamorous and requires a degree of self-denial in some of them. But if the vacancies weren’t there, there wouldn’t be any need for immigrants to fill the places.

    14. MaidMarian — on 12th January, 2010 at 11:42 pm  

      MB - A good question. Immigrants who send the money home, probably, live in cheap rented accommodation - maybe overcrowded. Don’t have any of the overheads of living, pension, savings, likely no children.

      Generalised I know.

      Low-paid immigrants without doubt work hard. but the very low wages could not sustain a life with thing like savings, home ownership and the like.

      Would those jobs attract zero applicants if they paid a living wage? I don’t know, but my guess is no.

      My wife started in the UK as a live-in carer on below minimum wage. It was not a ‘life’ that was in any way sustainable, still less would allow an indigenous worker to become prosperous.

    15. Tom — on 13th January, 2010 at 12:16 am  

      Maid Marion #10

      Apologies for not making my point clearly.

      When I said 78 million I meant to show that the increase in population would attract further immigrants. i.e. dependent relatives etc.of first generation immigrants.It won`t stop at 78 million.
      Thus the population will continue to grow and at some point will be too great for the country to manage .
      So , when should immigration be stopped ?

      MiriamBinder #11 and #13

      Re getting off backsides to do the menial jobs and living on low wages.
      These sort of comments are usually the preserve of people who have good salaries and good working conditions.I don`t know what you do for a living - maybe you have a really low paid job and speak with authority. Maybe not .Perhaps you will let us all know how you make your living. Bet you won`t though.
      I am one of the menials that you speak of. I am self employed cleaning windows .If I work then I make some money - if I have time off - nothing. No sick pay , no holiday pay . Anyone can set up against me and work for less money.
      I once asked a schoolteacher how she would react if the local education authority decided to employ fully qualified primary school teachers from the EU at a salary of ,say,£1000 a month. I`ll cut it short - no way Hose. But this is what has happened to many in the building industry.
      Euro elections,first time ever , my vote was for the BNP. Can you not see why ?

    16. MiriamBinder — on 13th January, 2010 at 12:20 am  

      Extremely generalised and also painting an extremely inaccurate picture. The individuals who do indeed live in cheap rented accommodation, overcrowded and without children are more often then not migrants … a big difference BTW. They are over here for a predetermined length of time generally on a time limited work visa.

      If people are going to discuss matters such as immigration they really should be able to differentiate between immigrants, migrants, asylum seekers and unauthorised residents (commonly referred to as illegal immigrants).

      All that aside, what is wrong with starting out with somewhat less then average? Expectations are far too high for many who are unskilled, insufficiently trained and in many cases unable, not to say unwilling, to put in the effort required to do the ground work for furthering themselves up the economic (and materialistic) ladder.

      What is wrong with starting out independent living in cheap accommodation? Why shouldn’t a young person first starting out make a coat last a couple of seasons, walk or cycle instead of drive a car and not be considered hard done by because they can’t afford to go on holiday every year? Why should an individual who could not be bothered to gain the necessary and appropriate skills earn enough to regard home-ownership, savings and high volume return pension bonds as a right?

      As for cheap services? Well, who demands these cheap services if not the average English man and woman. Buy cheap and sell high may be a good mantra for a market stall holder but in an employment situation it will necessarily mean that if you expect too much from an employer, they will find someone else to do the job.

    17. MiriamBinder — on 13th January, 2010 at 12:33 am  

      Actually Tom # 15 … yes, I do know what I am talking about. I have worked as a night carer in a nursing home for a couple of years when my children were young. Then, when they got a bit older, I worked in a factory manufacturing the little speakers for telephone handsets - still night shift. I’ve worked as a cleaner at the local hospital and as a home carer. I’ve also worked as an office manager, a community development worker, I’ve taught English, Hebrew and Yiddish and basic skills. I’ve been a cashier in a local convenience store and I have managed a charity shop. I have also driven a cab for about 5 years but that was while I was at university doing my MA (self funded)but the kids were older then. Throughout most of my life I have been a single parent and I have only ever relied on benefits for a period of three months when I was recovering from a serious operation.

    18. MiriamBinder — on 13th January, 2010 at 1:35 am  

      No response Tom? Well, not surprising really …

      BTW … I don’t own my own home. I have a 20 year old car that I bought 5th or 6th hand. I maintain it myself for the most part. I still work but only part time as I don’t need so much now the kids have left home. I moved into a one bedroom property when I became an empty nester. I no longer own a television as when my last one broke I decided I could live without it. I have a self built PC made up mainly from second hand components. I am disabled, I have two cats, a dog and my coat is about 12 years old but still warm and waterproof ;)

    19. Tom — on 13th January, 2010 at 9:37 pm  

      I am suitably chagrinned.Lesson learned. Do not make assumptions about people you don`t know.
      Sorry I didn`t reply earlier - went to bed.
      Still can`t get a reasoned answer from anyone on why the population would cease to grow once the supposed limit of 70 million is reached.
      You seem to be the main man - what do you think ?
      I think that this is something that should be debated,even if only at the level of finding agreement on the year when the M25 will cease to operate

    20. MaidMarian — on 13th January, 2010 at 9:43 pm  

      Tom - You seem to be working on the assumption that the M25 is fixed and can never have its capacity increased.

      Again, I realise it will never fly with the nationalists and the environmentalists….

      I don’t think anyone has ever said that population would stop at a certain level.

    21. Tom — on 13th January, 2010 at 10:41 pm  

      It`s the practicality of increasing the size of,say ,the M25 that nobody seems to want to address.
      Drive round it and tell me how an extra 2 lanes in each direction would be achieved.
      Given the estimated increase in population in the south east this is probably a fairly conservative view of what will be required to keep everything moving . Plus all the connecting roads on top of that. It doesn`t stop at only road overload of course. All services will require the same huge investment.
      So,if the population doesn`t stop at that`cetain level`, how will we do it all ?
      As I said earlier, I am just a bloke,but whenever I ask a question that needs a sensible,practical answer all I get are generalisations which don`t actually specify any sort of practical solution. A bit like the Greens transport plans that don`t show how many trains and buses will be needed and don`t have any timetables included so that we can`t check the feasibilty of their airy-fairy ideas. Or am I just a cynical old b….r ?

    22. MiriamBinder — on 13th January, 2010 at 11:02 pm  

      I agree MaidMarian … population growth is neither here nor there really. It is of course a favourite wrench nationalists (and environmentalist ;) ) like to chuck in; personally I think it shows a profound lack of elementary understanding.

      Tom, essentially immigration, and migration, is determined by current employers requirement. They have vacancies that are not being filled so they will look elsewhere to have those vacancies filled.

      That this may, or may not impact on a projected future population increase is neither here nor there really. Employers primary, not to say sole, interest is in filling their vacancies now.

      People want their illnesses tended to now, their roads swept now, their bins emptied now, their offices cleaned now, their plumbing fixed now, their elderly, educationally challenged, mentally ill cared for now! Now! Now!

      You say you are a self employed window cleaner. You have your regulars I daresay and sometimes you will have to let them down … say you are ill or have an unavoidable previous engagement. You’ll not get paid but … for the most part they will still use your services next time around. Pull that stunt too frequently though and even your regulars will look elsewhere for clean windows.

      Oh, I can understand why you feel the BNP is the answer to your fears and trepidations. I am not going to tell you not to for after all, your vote is your vote and no one has the right to decry what is after all your decision. Your vote is yours to bestow freely, of your own volition, dictated by your own principles without fear or favour.

      Be aware though of what the limits are. Be aware of what the realities are. And certainly be aware of what the consequences are likely to be.

    23. Tom — on 13th January, 2010 at 11:47 pm  

      I must disagree regarding employers being the driving force behind immigration. I agree with the French president who said that the reason so many immigrants travelled across Europe with the aim of reaching this country was because of the over generous benefits which were readily available to all who made it .
      I make my living in what can probably be described as working class areas.Proportionately there are as many newcomers sitting on their backsides claiming benefits as there are locals. Don`t always believe the myth that all immigrants are super -workers.Once here many exploit the system in the usual manner .So I disagree with your post at 11 on the basis of what I see around me.Scroungers seem to be multi racial.

    24. MiriamBinder — on 14th January, 2010 at 12:19 am  

      Tom, are we talking about immigrants, migrants or asylum seekers? There is a difference, a very telling difference between the three groups.

      I do not recall at any stage saying that immigrants are super workers BTW. What I have said is that if employers cannot fill their vacancies from one source, they will look for another.

      As for the statement made by the French President … If I recall this was said with specific reference to the difficulties he was facing with regards the migrant camps in Calais … Hardly a balanced and unbiased statement.

    25. David Jones — on 14th January, 2010 at 10:02 am  

      Mangles - the problem with international finance is that whilst it can - and does - flow in (buying up many of our homegrown industries) it can just as easily flow out. If foreign money employs our own people, that’s fine, (although, why an ingenious race of people like the Brits cannot provide their own capital is another matter and due to the international Jewish banker scam), but I take issue with the idea that we must also import millions of unasimilable foreigners who not only take our jobs at lower wages (much of it sent home) but also destroy our culture, identity and social cohesion. BTW I have no problem with individual aliens, but what motivates my support for the BNP is the fact that if we so much as express negativity towards immigration and the foreigner, we are shouted down and castigated as “racists”, “fascists” and - unbelievably - “nartis”. That’s where we have the mnoral high ground and - I repeat - the media are the only obstacle to it crumbling and the dam bursting. It’s only a matter of time. Meanwhile, blacks, wogs, queers and all sorts of freaks infest HnH and other unBritish outfits - they will get their comeuppance, of that I am certain!

    26. Capote — on 14th January, 2010 at 2:53 pm  

      The important thing is to impress on people just how awful those nasty people in the BNP are and make them jolly well aware that mass Third World immigration benefits us all.

      Give them good stuff to read …


      and they’ll see the light soon enough!

    27. marvin — on 14th January, 2010 at 4:20 pm  

      Norman Tebbit has a brilliant article in Telegraph on BNP today


    28. Don — on 14th January, 2010 at 6:51 pm  

      what motivates my support for the BNP is the fact that if we so much as express negativity towards immigration and the foreigner, we are shouted down and castigated as “racists”, “fascists” and – unbelievably – “nartis”.

      That must be dreadful for you. It’s clear you are none of those things. Oh, wait…

      the international Jewish banker scam,… blacks, wogs, queers…

    29. Tom — on 15th January, 2010 at 10:24 pm  

      MiriamBinder - the whole slant of this discussion has clearly been about immigration. That is , people entering a country from another country. Now (at 24 ) you introduce migrants i.e people moving from one area in a country to another area in that country.
      I don`t see what you are getting at by introducing this aspect into your post. Why should people moving from one area to another cause cause concern to any political party of any persuasion ? Immigrants are what we have been talking about - not migrants.

    30. MiriamBinder — on 15th January, 2010 at 11:18 pm  

      Migrants are indeed people that move from one area to another, on a temporary basis. That could be from the North of England to the South of England or from Wales to Norfolk. however it could also mean EU, or Common Wealth, residents that move over here on a temporary work visa.

    31. Dalbir — on 16th January, 2010 at 7:39 pm  

      Is this old news?

      Do we all know the BNP attracts the white equivalent of Al Qaeda types?


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