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    6th September, 2009

    BNP to appear on Question Time

    by Rumbold at 10:16 AM    

    Thanks to their European electoral success, the BNP have been invited to appear on Question Time:

    “The BBC changed its position after the party won two seats at the European elections. Its share of the national vote at that poll was 6.2%. “They got across a threshold that has given them national representation and that fact will be reflected in the level of coverage they will be given,” said Ric Bailey, the BBC’s chief adviser on politics. “This is not a policy about the BNP. It’s a policy about impartiality.”

    The decision was approved by Mark Byford, the deputy director-general. David Dimbleby, the show’s host, backed the change.”

    I think that this a good idea. I have long been a supporter of debating with, and exposing, the BNP. The BNP do best when people don’t challenge their individual policies and instead just shout racist. Other panellists would do well to read eGov’s/Pickled Politics’ 85 Questions for the BNP, as well as the BNP’s responses (here and here). This is an opportunity to show the country while the BNP’s manifesto is both unworkable and extreme.

    Filed under: Media, The BNP
    4th September, 2009

    EHRC v BNP on all-white membership is an own-goal

    by Sunny at 2:25 AM    

    It’s occurred to other people as well, but I’m really annoyed now that the EHRC didn’t think through their case against the BNP because of it’s whites-only membership rules.

    BNP must adapt membership rules or be crushed, says Nick Griffin. You see, he’s out-manoeuvred the EHRC. To his own party he can now say: ‘look guys, I’m sorry but the law is forcing us to change our membership policy‘, knowing that they would not have allowed it otherwise.

    But Griffin knows there aren’t going to be that many ethnic minorities who’ll join the BNP. But changing the rules takes away the most obvious and potent symbols that the BNP remains a racist party. If the rules change and Griffin goes on television and declares that he’s not racist, merely standing up for British culture, what can journalists obviously point at to illustrate the party’s racism?

    Sure, there are things we can probably point. But pointing out things he’s done in the past can easily be batted away. To the person considering voting for the BNP, the biggest source of stigma has been taken away. And you’re left with a party which is succeeding more and more daily in hiding its origins and true inclinations. This helps Griffin enormously and he knows it - which is why he’s embracing the change quickly. It’s a huge own-goal by the EHRC. Thanks guys.

    3rd September, 2009

    English Defence League leadership revealed

    by Rumbold at 9:26 PM    

    There has been a lot of discussion about the English Defence League, the far-right group with links to the BNP that caused trouble in Luton and Birmingham recently. The EDL has attempted to distance themselves from the BNP, but as this video shows, you can see why people make the connection.

    The video is one of a three-part interview with the central command of the EDL, and has them talking about issues like this:

    “The main speaker complains that his home town is being taken over by Muslims, who, he claims, have a birth rate of 10 children per family. He says that on occasions of one minute silences in the town “any Asians” will deliberately make noise, and that they yearly celebrate 9/11. He also objects to Muslims “infiltrating” the local council and government, and suggests that they make decisions to close down churches and turn them into mosques, and to ban St. George’s Day parades while allowing extremist events. Further, he alleges that the police arrested protestors from across all the local estates as a strategy in order to discourage further protests, and that the arrests were in the form of raids in which doors were smashed open.”

    28th August, 2009

    Daily Telegraph goes for naked racism

    by Sunny at 2:33 PM    

    Via Anton Vowl - the Telegraph’s columnist Melanie McDonagh isn’t bothering with racist dog-whistles, it’s all about protecting middle-class whites against the unwashed ethnics from abroad.

    The Office for National Statistics suggests that the increase in the population to 61.4 million is mostly attributable to an increase in the birth rate – for the first time in a decade the increase in births has overtaken net immigration as a factor. But the figures don’t suggest that Brits from all classes and communities are merrily procreating to the same extent. More than half the increase is attributable to mothers born outside the UK, and many of those mothers born here will be second generation immigrants.

    Oh shit, these brown and black folks are making babies! More than the white folks! We’re all gonna be overrun by darkies in ten years time! Time to emigrate to Spain!

    That’s why organisations such as the Optimum Population Trust seem so beside the point, proselytising about how we shouldn’t have more than two children. The people most likely to take their views to heart are the agonised Anglo-Saxon liberals, for whom excess fecundity is never going to be much of a problem in the first place. They don’t seem to cut much ice with the Somali mothers you see in West London.

    Oh yeah, if there’s anything worse than black babies, it’s the off-spring of middle-class liberals, who are even more determined to take the UK to hell in a handcart.

    In fact this kind of naked racism about black babies has become so common half the time it’s not even worth getting angry about. There is ample evidence that the off-spring of first-generation minorities (like yours truly) become quite integrated within mainstream culture in a sort of hybrid way.

    And yet the people spouting this rubbish state they’re not actually being racist it’s just they want to protect their precious heritage.
    As someone in the comments of that article states:

    Let’s see, you lot buy foreign cars, Chinese-made electronics, holiday in Europe (or further afield), worship Hollywood, dress in designer clothes made by children in India, get Polish people to do your building work, eat foreign food, have Latvian nannies, sleep with Russian call-girls, spend your time running down your own country and then you have the cheek to moan about your cultural identity being lost…

    Heh. Spot on. Welcome to modern right-wing wingnuttery - want to enjoy all the benefits of globalisation and free markets but as long as the darkies and their babies are kept out of the country.

    Filed under: Race politics, The BNP
    27th August, 2009

    A parliamentary committee on Islamophobia?

    by Rumbold at 9:28 PM    

    Inayat Bunglawala, one of the grandees at the Muslim Council of Britain, has had a sensible idea:

    “In 2005 a parliamentary committee against antisemitism was established to “confront and defeat antisemitism in this country and beyond”. At a time when anti-Muslim bigotry has become pervasive and is now translating into actual hate crimes, it is surely crucial that a similar committee against Islamophobia is also set up to monitor and help combat anti-Muslim prejudice and discrimination.”

    If it performs as well as the committee on anti-Semitism, it could turn out to be very useful. It would be able to highlight incidences of low-level Islamophobia, as well as more shocking cases. Of course it isn’t a panacea, but it would demonstrate to Muslims that the authorities are taking Islamophobia (or Muslimophobia to be more accurate) seriously.

    25th August, 2009

    Let’s out-smart the BNP instead

    by guest at 2:42 PM    

    This is a guest post by Lucy James from the Quilliam Foundation

    Following the BNP’s annual event ‘Red, White and Blue’ the other weekend, what should have grabbed the headlines (and which was only mentioned in passing was the racism endemic in the event itself.

    What in fact grabbed the headlines were the 19 protestors arrested largely for public order offences (4 of whom were charged), and the £500,000 policing cost at public expense. Only a few weeks ago, violence had already made the headlines.

    Whilst I am by no means undermining the importance of peaceful protest as a legitimate method of getting heard (I do, in fact, attend rallies), if the right-wing extremists remain predominantly challenged by the left-wing extremists, the argument against the BNP gets distorted. In fact, it can serve to bolster the BNP’s message as did the photographs of young Asian men attacking white-protestors during the Birmingham riots. Moderates need to reclaim the upper hand by systematically challenging the BNP’s ideology rather than resorting to violence.

    Since about 2006, particularly post-7/7, the BNP has consciously changed their rhetoric from being anti-Asian, -Black and -Jewish, to being ardently anti-Muslim. In a paper that I authored entitled In Defence of British Muslims: A response to BNP racist propaganda (pdf), I therefore took 10 of the key accusations directed against Islam and British Muslims by the BNP and systematically deconstructed them by highlighting their intellectual inconsistencies and factual weaknesses.

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    Filed under: Race politics, The BNP
    24th August, 2009

    This is what BNPers get up to

    by Sunny at 12:07 PM    

    From the News of the World:

    A 12-year-old girl there with her dad (we are protecting her identity) held a golly called Winston over the fire as Coombes “charged” him with “mugging, rape, drug dealing”.

    He sneered: “Right Winston, you’re about to get cooked. Anything else to say?

    “Says he ain’t a drug dealer. He thinks he’s not black. He’s charged with being black. Now get on there.”

    Skinhead Hamilton chipped in: “If he jumps off he’s innocent.” Coombes went on: “He’s guilty, guilty as charged.

    “Let’s get a real one - in the town we’ll find one or two. They’ll also be guilty of the heinous crimes I charged him with - may God forgive your horrible soul.” Coombes repeated the charges then added: “He may have appeared innocent to you lot but I’m sure he done lots of things wrong.”

    There’s two elements to this: caricaturing black people as muggers and racists, and then of course the incite to violence ‘let’s find a real one’.

    The caricaturing has almost become common practice: blacks are constantly implied as being inherently violent - Rod Liddle does it shamelessly in the Sunday Times - and Muslims as secret terrorists or sympathisers. Or that they want to turn Britain into a caliphate.

    That link between caricaturing an entire group and incitement to violence is plain to see above. Once you’ve villified and dehumanised a group enough, these people start thinking they’re doing humanity a favour by attacking them. The rise of the BNP has increasingly led to the legitimacy of the view that people should do something about the ‘ethnic problem’ - hence the right of far-right extremism.

    28th July, 2009

    Follow up to Standing report

    by Rumbold at 12:58 PM    

    Edmund Standing, who recently published a report into the BNP’s activities on the internet, now shares some more of his thoughts on the BNP, focusing on their creation of a false image for themselves, and how the media feeds their fantasies:

    “The truth is that the BNP hates Muslims because they are predominantly brown skinned. In ‘white nationalist’ ideology, everything ultimately boils down to an obsession with race.

    When it comes to Islam, the BNP hasn’t exactly had to work hard to whip up anti-Muslim bigotry and paranoia about ‘Islamification’. Looking at the scare stories on its website’s news section, a large number of them are drawn straight from mainstream media sources…

    So, when the BNP claimed in its European election material that it would ‘ensure that British troops are not abused on the streets of our cities by Muslims’, it was in particular cynically appealing to the concerns of those who get the majority of their understanding of the world from reading simplistic and hyped up tabloid stories.”

    (Hat-Tip: Shamit at eGov)

    Filed under: The BNP
    15th July, 2009

    The CSC’s BNP report is a farce

    by Sunny at 9:13 AM    

    So the oxymoronically named ‘Centre for Social Cohesion’ has published a report on the BNP (pdf), which Rumbold mentions below. It’s nice the British neo-cons are paying some attention to white-extremism but the report makes one glaring omission. Spotted it yet?

    The report plenty of activity by the BNP on messageboards and blogs. It lists some vile comments made by BNP supporters and is rather obsessed by the gimp a.k.a. Lee Barnes. The report’s authors could also have spent their time better transcribing outrageous things Nick Griffin has said in speeches littered all over YouTube, rather than that of some anonymous commenters on random blogs. In fact I think Pickled Politics/eGov did a better job in attacking the BNP with our 85 questions directed at the BNP.

    But that isn’t my main beef. What’s glaringly omitted from the report is an analysis of how the BNP has in recent years shifted its strategy from outright racism and anti-semitism to attacking Muslims and Islam generally. The report briefly mentions Muslims in the intro and lists some comments that include the word Muslim, but its conclusion doesn’t even mention anti-Muslim bigotry. It avoids the topic despite the fact Nick Griffin went on the record to say it was politically better for the BNP to focus on Muslims rather than Jews or racism.

    Now, why would a report by the CSC avoid talking about the one subject that the BNP constantly campaigns on now? Why ignore it when it is repeatedly mentioned in its literature and by its supporters online (much more than other enemies)?

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    14th July, 2009

    The BNP on the internet

    by Rumbold at 8:19 PM    

    It is fair to say that we on Pickled Politics are not novices when it comes to BNP internet warriors. Although we won’t link to them, the fascist forum Stormfront has been discussing Pickled Politics/eGov’s questions and Lee John Barnes’ responses on behalf of the BNP. Few support his decision to respond, and many took to calling him “Jew Boy”.

    Thanks to Edmund Standing of Harry’s Place, we now have an even more comprehensive idea of how BNP members conduct themselves on the internet, after his report for the Centre for Social Cohesion was published. I haven’t read through the whole piece yet, but below is the executive summary. Though it contains no shocking revelations, the report, like our ‘85 Questions’, is part of the process by which the BNP is exposed for what it really is. The BNP has gained greatly from the main parties and other noted commentators merely yelling ‘racist’ at them, telling everyone not to vote for them, then running away. It makes the BNP’s arguments look powerful and allows them to adopt a faux-victim mentality. We, Harry’s Place, Richard Bartholomew, The Spittoon and others want to keep them squirming under the spotlight.

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    Filed under: The BNP
    9th July, 2009

    Proof the BNP are scum

    by Leon at 1:13 PM    

    Incredible comment from Nick Griffin:

    “But the only measure, sooner or later, which is going to stop immigration and stop large numbers of sub-Saharan Africans dying on the way to get over here is to get very tough with those coming over. Frankly, they need to sink several of those boats. Anyone coming up with measures like that, we’ll support, but anything which is there as a ‘oh, we need to do something about it’ but in the end doing something about it means bringing them into Europe we will oppose.”

    Of course it’s not incredible that this is what him and his ilk are like, we know how vile these people are. The incredible thing is how fast the media friendly mask has slipped. Perhaps now journalists will start asking some real questions of these people? Maybe those who voted for them would like to reflect on the fact that they’ve endorsed a party that condones murdering innocent civilians?

    If you believe Nick Griffin should be fought please join the Hope Not Hate campaign, contribute what you can whether it’s time, money or signing petitions. Every effort we make culminates into a greater effect. We’ve beaten back the Nazi’s before, we can do it again.

    Even the other racists won’t play with them

    by Rumbold at 9:32 AM    

    The BNP have admitted to not having enough allies to form a bloc within the European Parliament. It would take a heart of stone not to laugh:

    “As an “unattached” party outside a European political grouping, the BNP’s two MEPs will lose out on extra funding worth £1 million a year, will not get a party office or administrative staff, and will not possess the right to vote on the parliament’s main committees.

    The parliament’s rules state that at least 25 MEPs from seven different member states are required to form a new bloc.”

    And why were they unable to form this group?

    “Mr Griffin, along with his colleague Andrew Brons, had been in talks with Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party; France’s National Front; Belgium’s Vlaams Belang and Ataka, the nationalist Bulgarian party.

    Their plans to forge links with other parties, such as Italy’s Northern League, failed because other Right-wing groupings feared that the BNP’s controversial reputation would lead to isolation.”

    So even parties that want to sink boatloads of immigrants or contain fascist paramilitaries think the BNP are a bit too racist.

    Filed under: Other racists, The BNP

    These ‘babes’ are for the BNP

    by Sunny at 12:10 AM    

    Amrit sent me the link to this today on Vice Magazine’s blog - Babes of the BNP. It is seriously funny and, unbelievably, not a piss-take apparently.

    Anyway, Amrit adds on her blog:

    The irony - and hypocrisy - of allying oneself to a rabidly anti-immigrant party, whilst hoping to become an immigrant oneself, is particularly rich. It’s hard not to feel really quite sorry for these women. I would mock them, but they seem genuinely deluded, and not quite as self-important as, say, the largely male BNP trolls now popping up like Whac-a-Moles on PP.

    That said, I’m not endorsing many of the vile and sexist comments posted underneath that article. These girls look young and deluded. Echoing what Amrit says, they deserve pity more than scorn. But these are the kind the BNP attract.

    7th July, 2009

    Far-right militancy is now a real threat

    by Sunny at 1:54 PM    

    I’ve been talking about the rise of far-right militancy on this blog a few times, and yet the national media has barely made this into a story worth talking about in detail. This weekend the Sunday Times reported:

    A network of suspected far-right extremists with access to 300 weapons and 80 bombs has been uncovered by counter-terrorism detectives.

    Thirty-two people have been questioned in a police operation that raises the prospect of a right-wing bombing campaign against mosques. Police are said to have recovered a British National party membership card and other right-wing literature during a raid on the home of one suspect charged under the Terrorism Act.

    This is really what the BNP are about. Despite all the media hype about how housing shortages has driven people to the BNP, now exposed as a lie (see Rumbold’s post below), what the right-wing press don’t want to talk about is that there are still large numbers of far-right nutters in this country who want any excuse to attack minorities.

    The election of the BNP MEPs has only given legitimacy to the notion that it’s now acceptable to echo what the BNP is saying. Hence, the increasing activity of these people.
    Yesterday, the Guardian reported:

    Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command fears that right-wing extremists will stage a deadly terrorist attack in Britain to try to stoke racial tensions, the Guardian has learned. Senior officers say it will be a “spectacular” that is designed to kill. The counter-terrorism unit has redeployed officers to increase its monitoring of the extreme right’s potential to stage attacks.

    What we won’t see is a rash of columnists pointing out that the right-wing media has worked up these nutters into such a frenzy through their lies that they’re now willing to go out on killing sprees. What we are more likely to see are columnists solemnly claiming that increasing immigration has led to this extremism, so blame people coming into the country.

    Immigrants don’t jump the housing queue

    by Rumbold at 9:16 AM    

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has confirmed that there is no evidence to support the idea that immigrants are getting preferential treatment when it comes to the allocation of council housing:

    “The report - based on figures from the 2007 Labour Force Survey - was carried out by the centre-left Institute for Public Policy Research think tank.

    According to the study, 64% of people who arrived in the UK within the last five years live in private rented accommodation. Just 11% of new arrivals get help with housing - almost all of them asylum seekers.

    But after five years, when many immigrants are able to get residency and become entitled to government help, one in six live in social housing - exactly the same proportion as those who were born in Britain.”

    I hope that this has an impact, as it is being widely reported.

    Filed under: Current affairs, The BNP
    6th July, 2009

    BNP response to part 2

    by Rumbold at 4:39 PM    

    Recently eGov sent the BNP a list of the ‘85 Questions’. We have now received an answer to the next set of questions. The response was written by Lee John Barnes, a member of the BNP’s legal affairs’ team and a well-known blogger. Below his unedited response, a number of us have printed our collective reaction to his answers:

    Social and legal impact of a BNP government

    Q. Exactly how much of Britain’s current GDP, in terms of gross, net, and overall percentage figures, is a result of the non-white British population?

    A - Who knows. Anyone who believes any of the bullshit pumped out by the present Labour government concerning any statistics related to immigration or immigration linked issues is an idiot. Neither the government nor the politically compromised public institutions who generate such statistics related to the effects of immigration on our economy can be trusted. Those that accept any such figures as either correct or partially correct from the government or the various QUANGO’s and civil service institutions it has politicised are the sort of people who respond to e mails from the ‘relatives’ of deposed ex-African presidents who have ten million dollars in the bank and they will send it you if you merely provide them with a ten thousand pound bridging loan.

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    Filed under: The BNP
    24th June, 2009

    How far do we go in legitimising the BNP?

    by Sunny at 2:17 PM    

    The BNP thrive off an anti-establishment and anti-politics fervour. They thrive on a victim mentality that is ingrained in their hardcore supporters and attract whites who buy into that victim mentality. I get that. And MaidMarian in the comments earlier made a good point about the BNP being more about getting their message to be common currency, with votes and political office only as a secondary concern.

    But there is a danger of going the other way too far. I don’t think BNP affiliated teachers should be banned from the classroom, and Neil Robertson makes a good case here, but some seem to worry that we should avoid doing anything that helps Nick Griffin play the victim card.

    Listen folks, if you want to stop the BNP then volunteer for the Hope Not Hate campaign, don’t become so afraid of stepping on the BNP’s toes. There is a need to continue delegitimising the BNP while not letting them paint themselves as victims. But I refuse to go so far that we have to accept the BNP as equal partners because the alternative is that we feed their sense of victimhood. When will people call them out for that?

    Filed under: Media, Race politics, The BNP
    23rd June, 2009

    Thoughts on legal action against BNP’s membership policy

    by Sunny at 3:52 PM    

    You must be aware the Equalities and Human Rights Commission is saying it may launch a legal action against the BNP for its discriminatory membership policies. Their press release today states:

    The letter, sent to the party chairman Nick Griffin, outlines the Commission’s concerns about the BNP’s compliance with the Race Relations Act. The letter asks the BNP to provide written undertakings by 20th July that it will make the changes required by the Commission. Failure to do so may result in the Commission issuing an application for a legal injunction against the BNP.

    The Commission has a statutory duty, under the Equality Act 2006, to enforce the provisions of the Act and to work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination. This duty includes preventing discrimination by political parties.

    The Commission thinks that the BNP’s constitution and membership criteria may discriminate on the grounds of race and colour, contrary to the Race Relations Act. The party’s membership criteria appear to restrict membership to those within what the BNP regards as particular “ethnic groups” and those whose skin colour is white. This exclusion is contrary to the Race Relations Act which the party is legally obliged to comply with. The Commission therefore thinks that the BNP may have acted, and be acting, illegally.

    Anything that continues to highlight the BNP’s racist policies is good for me, especially since the BNP cannot say here that their membership policies merely echo those organisations such as the National Black Police Association (which has never had a bar on race).

    But why has it taken them so long to launch this anyway? It’s good publicity now for everyone involved, but this BNP policy isn’t new, is it? Is this a belated attempt by Trevor Phillips to shore up his position?
    Watch the press conference here (info via Zohra at the F Word)

    Update: Afua Hirsch writes on the legal hoops it may have to jump.

    Filed under: Race politics, The BNP
    22nd June, 2009

    The BNP responds

    by Rumbold at 3:23 PM    

    Recently eGov sent the BNP a list of the ‘85 Questions’. We have now received an answer to the first twenty questions, while the other questions remain unanswered, with no indication of when they will be. The response was written by Lee John Barnes, a member of the BNP’s legal affairs’ team and a well-known blogger. Below his unedited response, a number of us have printed our collective reaction to his answers:

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    Filed under: The BNP
    20th June, 2009

    Celebrating the egging of Nick Griffin

    by Sunny at 11:27 PM    

    I’m a bit late to this of course, but this comment by Daniel Davies on Crooked Timber (via Don Paskini) is worth highlighting:

    As I’ve noted before, there’s a Laffer Curve implicit here. If nobody ever egged Nick Griffin, then he’d never get egged, which I presume nobody wants. On the other hand, if he was egged every single time he went out, then he’d never leave his house – result, no eggings. But I really don’t believe that we’re on the right hand side of that Laffer Curve, not yet.

    And in this particular case, the egging itself is actually a very important speech act and a significant contribution to our national debate. Based on the fact that they got two MEPs elected, non-white British citizens might justifiably be looking with suspicion at their white neighbours today, thinking that a significant proportion of us were secretly harbouring fascist sympathies.

    And as a commenter notes right underneath that blog post: “As I recall, the fascists didn’t like it when people chucked bricks at them back in 1936; Mosley’s Blackshirts didn’t gain political support after that, they lost it.”

    So frankly, I can’t say I have I did that much hand-wringing over Nick Griffin’s pelting. It is our democratic right to signal disgust at fascists and the pelting didn’t go completely over-board. Though I would probably draw the line at Unite Against Fascism basically stalking the guy and trying this at every possible event.

    Filed under: Current affairs, The BNP
    18th June, 2009

    Questions for the BNP: part five

    by guest at 9:31 AM    

    [This concludes PP/eGov's 85 questions that the BNP need to answer, but are still refusing to do so- Rumbold's note]

    Religious impact of a BNP government

    74. During an interview on Sky News with Adam Boulton in June 2009 shortly after the relevant elections, Nick Griffin clearly stated that he would use the current Saudi Arabian policy on non-Islamic places of worship as a guideline for official policies towards non-Christian places of worship under a BNP government, thereby effectively turning Britain into a Christian version of Saudi Arabia. Therefore, upon the election of a BNP government, will it be legal to build new non-Christian places of worship?

    75. Will it be legal to maintain existing non-Christian places of worship or will they be a) allowed to fall into disrepair or b) destroyed?

    76. What will be the official BNP policy towards non-Christian white/Caucasian British citizens who have adopted other religions (eg. Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam or any others) or are the children of such individuals?

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    Filed under: The BNP
    16th June, 2009

    Questions for the BNP: part four

    by guest at 8:26 AM    

    [This continues PP/eGov's 85 questions that the BNP need to answer, but refuse to do so- Rumbold's note]

    Social and legal impact of a BNP government (cont…)

    55. What percentage of a non-white British citizen’s legal testimony will be deemed equal to the testimony of one white/Caucasian British citizen?

    56. Will non-white British citizens have the legal right to prosecute white/Caucasian British citizens, and if so, under what specific conditions/restrictions?

    57. Will non-white British citizens have the legal right to defend themselves against prosecution by white/Caucasian British citizens, and if so, under what specific conditions/restrictions?

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    Filed under: The BNP
    14th June, 2009

    PP/eGov’s questions bear fruit

    by Rumbold at 7:44 PM    

    Thanks go to Jonathan Bartley of the think tank Ekklesia, who asked the first one:

    “On the programme [BBC1's Big Questions] today, I used one of the questions posted by… [PP/eGov] on the Pickled Politics blog and asked newly elected BNP MEP Andrew Brons whether, given that we can now determine people’s origins from hundreds of years ago, he would take a DNA test to determine whether he has non-european ancestry, and if so, whether he would then submit to ‘repatriation’ in line with BNP ideas.”


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    Questions for the BNP: part 3

    by guest at 7:14 PM    

    [This continues PP/eGov's 85 questions that the BNP need to answer, and have yet to (I wonder why)- Rumbold's note]

    Social and legal impact of a BNP government

    34. Exactly how much of Britain’s current GDP, in terms of gross, net, and overall percentage figures, is a result of the non-white British population?

    35. What would be the estimated financial loss to Britain’s GDP upon the withdrawal of all domestic assets by non-white British citizens submitting to “voluntary repatriation” or involved in pre-emptive emigration upon the election of a BNP government?

    36. According to May 2009 figures, exactly what percentage of non-white British citizens are tax-payers and are not receiving government benefits? Figures should be broken down according to suitable groups, eg. British Asian (or British Indian, British Pakistani etc), along with British African, etc.

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    12th June, 2009

    Questions for the BNP: part 2

    by guest at 8:19 PM    

    [This continues PP/eGov's 85 questions that the BNP need to answer: these ones are my favourites- Rumbold's note]

    Medical impact of a BNP government

    20. What contingency measures does the BNP plan in order to effectively deal with the likely massive increase in accident- and illness-related casualties and deaths amongst the British population due to the rapid collapse of the NHS upon the pre-emptive emigration and/or expulsion/repatriation of non-white British citizens currently working as medical professionals in the NHS, considering that 16% of nurses are non-white, as are 40% of new dentists and 58% of new doctors (figures: May 2009)?

    Economic impact of a BNP government

    21. What contingency measures does the BNP plan in order to maintain the British population’s current standard of living if, upon the election of a BNP government, the United States leads and enforces an international trade embargo on British goods and services, along with applying sanctions and terminating foreign financial and business investment in/business ties with the United Kingdom? Particularly when, along with the United States, the fastest growing economies include China, India and Brazil — incidentally, all majority non-white countries — and are projected to join the United States as global superpowers during the next few decades?

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