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The far-right British National Party has branded UKIP as racist, claiming that Nigel Farage’s party backs an immigration policy that would discriminate against white Europeans.
Steve Squire, the BNP London spokesman, told BuzzFeed that UKIP proposals to limit immigration were racially biased, unlike his own party’s policy:
UKIP’s immigration policy discriminates against white Europeans, whereas our immigration policy is non-discriminatory. We don’t pick on white people from Europe: we don’t care where you come from, black or Asian or white, we don’t want you. We think that is a non-racist position.
He claims UKIP’s plans to limit immigration would only benefit individuals from the “third world” who will then undermine “the indigenous people of this country” who cannot cope with any further immigration.
Squire also admitted that the BNP is losing voters to UKIP.
Yes, there are people that would support us normally but because of the media hype they’re going to give UKIP a go. That’s because they feel UKIP has got a better chance than us of destroying the cartel that runs the country. We’re fighting for the seats that we’ve got.
As a result BNP leaflets now attack Nigel Farage more than the other party leaders.
Previously the BNP presented itself as the only group that could challenge mainstream UK political parties, spending most of its time attacking Labour and Conservatives for their perceived elitism.
But in a sign of changing times its publicity material and election broadcasts now spend as long attacking Nigel Farage.
Squire said the BNP wants to emphasise Nigel Farage’s support for Margaret Thatcher. He hopes this will win back the support of voters who dislike the Conservatives.
He’s a Thatcherite and he’s for big business, he votes in favour of big business. They [the public] might buy it this time, just as Margaret Thatcher took the National Front’s votes in the 1970s and then changed [her policies] when in office.
But either way the BNP is going to struggle to retain its MEPs at the forthcoming elections.
The BNP has been badly hit by internal splits and financial problems since the last European elections, with its poll ratings plummeting as a result. Membership has plummeted and most of the party’s councillors have lost their seats. Andrew Brons, one of the two MEPs elected on a BNP ticket in 2009 has already left the party.
In a sign of the party’s troubles earlier this year the BNP had to issue a national appeal earlier this year to find candidates to fill its slate for the forthcoming EU elections, while party leader Nick Griffin has been declared bankrupt and risks losing his MEP’s salary unless the party can stage a comeback in the north west of England.
If Griffin does lose his seat then the BNP will be left with just two elected representatives: one borough councillor in Leicestershire and another in Pendle, Lancashire.
Comment: Interesting BNP attack on UKIP from the Economic Left.
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The mother of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has distanced herself from a campaign group accused of violence against Nigel Farage and the UK Independence Party.
Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon played down her involvement with Unite Against Fascism (UAF), whose members are accused of trying to silence the Ukip leader.
The campaign group lists Lady Lawrence, a Labour peer, as one of its honorary presidents and says she has been a regular supporter and attendee at its meetings. However, Lady Lawrence insisted she was not closely involved with the group.
Asked about Mr Farage and UAF, Baroness Lawrence said: “I am not the president and I don’t really have a lot to do with the organisation.”
Speaking at her home in south London, she added that she had been to a couple of the organisation’s events a long time ago, and did not wish to comment on Mr Farage’s claims.
The security services will be given new powers to spy on people’s Internet use under Tory plans following claims that they could have stopped the killers of Drummer Lee Rigby.
In May last year Drummer Rigby was hacked to death by Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice, Michael Adebowale, in front of passers-by in Woolwich, south east London.
The Intelligence and Security Committee, the parliamentary body which scrutinises the services, has been told by MI5 that in the six months up to the murder there were “a number of incidents” where Adebolajo signalled his intent on the Internet.
However, the clues were not obtained until after his death because the information was held by Internet service providers in the US. Officials have claimed that the US legal system made it difficult to obtain the information.
There is currently a “significant push” from Conservative ministers to revive the controversial Communications Data Bill – described by critics as as a ‘snoopers charter’ – in the Conservative manifesto.
It is hard to think of any group of human beings more obviously loathsome than those who go by the general nom de guerre of “Boko Haram”. I yearn for them all to be rounded up by helicopter gunship, and brought to justice.
We find such behaviour mind-boggling, don’t we: to shoot, maim or kidnap young people – and all for what? It is there in their deliciously moronic name.
“Boko” appears – on at least one interpretation – to be a kind of pidgin word for the English “book”. “Haram” means forbidden, religiously prohibited, verboten, nefastus. The gist of their manifesto is that Western education – reading a boko – is haram. Boko Haram! Boko Haram! Any boy or girl found with a boko is liable to terrible retribution.
Young people in northern Nigeria have been brainwashed into becoming part of the evil panga-wielding mob. It appears to be a form of collective insanity. It is the crowd that gives the feeling its compulsive and hypnotic effect – and when a crowd has decided that something is haram, who dares stand in the way?