Wednesday, 22 July 2009

BNP's 'private army' of goons

On Saturday 11th July one of the HOPE not hate, Norfolk team was set upon by Steve Ames, a BNP member with a record, who was part of the welcoming committee of the BNP's candidate for Norwich North, the discredited Robert West.

This is not an isolated incident. It seems to be the typical way that the BNP seeks any "conflict resolution".

When is this behaviour going to be kicked out of civil society?

Here is a report from the ITN:

BNP supporters beat up a man after he spilled beer over party leader Nick Griffin, an MP has claimed.

Labour's David Drew (Stroud) alleged the "totally upstanding" young man was given "one hell of a hiding" after the incident last week in Painswick, Gloucestershire.

During a Commons debate, Mr Drew told MPs Mr Griffin, who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament last month, had visited his constituency last week.

Mr Drew said: "I don't know why he was wined and dined in my constituency in Painswick but he was. It just so happens that one of my constituents took offence at this and happened to spill some beer over Mr Griffin.

"I happen to know the young man, and he is totally upstanding - he's an outstanding individual. He is the sort of person I've been proud to be associated with.

"As a result of this he was taken outside and given one hell of a hiding."

Mr Drew added: "I am not prepared to accept that any politician has a private army. I am not prepared to have the BNP anywhere near my constituency. In previous times we have chased these individuals around.

"But I hope that we will take action and will look at the actions of the BNP. I don't know whether a court case is proceeding because I think the young man is too shocked, but that's just indicative of what the BNP is like."


  1. Typical lieing red scum

  2. Thanks for the comment. Rather than insults, how about explaining which bit is a lie?

    It's time to move on from hurling abuse to identifying differences and discussing them.

    Michael Walker

  3. BNP supporters seldom debate, it's too much for them.

    'Shoot and scoot' tactics, but the shooting always seems to backfire.

  4. Annonomous said, 'Typical being lying red scum.
    He/she obviously doesn't know the truth who the true reds were.
    Gordon Brown according to his biographer was helped into politics by the Scottish Communist Party.
    Tony Blair's father was secretary of the of the Scottish Young Communist League, 1938 - 1941.
    The Millibands father was a leading communist and had the society status to be buried in Highgate cemetery. So you are in good company.

  5. Not everyone who opposes the BNP is "red". Have you seen the joint statement from the leading local clergymen by any chance? The Bishops fo Norwich and others wrote:

    "the British National Party candidate styles himself as ‘Revd’ and is often to be seen dressed as a clergyman. He belongs to no known denomination and voters should not be misled by his adoption of clerical dress.

    "The policies he promotes are not shared by any of the Churches we serve and are contrary to the teaching of the New Testament.

    "There we read that in Christ ‘there is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female’ (Galatians 3.28)."

  6. Comments which personally insult and malign supporters of HOPE not hate, Norfolk, will never be posted.

    Crude swearing will also disqualify you, unless it is amusing.

    So those unable to express themselves any other way best vent their spleen elsewhere.