Thursday, 1 October 2009

So what would you ask Nick Griffin?

Nick Griffin, chairperson of the hateful and divisive BNP, is to appear on BBC's Question Time in three weeks. Events have overtaken the 'no platform' stance.

Like it or not, Nick Griffin is now an elected Member of the European Parliament, and has a platform. It seems to me that it is the job of those who oppose the BNP for its barely-hidden fascist, racist, misogynist and homophobic agenda to make that platform as uncomfortable and as unstable as possible.

This is an opportunity for Jack Straw and the panel to ask real substantive questions of the leader of this far-right party, and to hold him to account for BNP policies. It's time the party chairman was grilled about
the criminal background of many high-ranking members, about their underperforming councillors, about their inefficient accounting practices, let alone about their policies.

What would you ask of him?

I would have many questions, but most of all, as a Brit married to a Japanese, I would like an explanation of the BNP's offensive intolerance for so-called 'mixed race' relationships.

Particularly after reading this f
rom Harry's Place:

BBC Radio 1’s ‘Newsbeat’ site has posted an interview entitled ‘Young BNP members explain beliefs’, featuring ‘Joey’ and ‘Mark’. The Mark in question is none other than Mark Collett, who at 28 is arguably a little old for the ‘Young BNP’ (although he allegedly enjoys the company of young girls).

Collett reveals that ‘the idea of races mixing’ makes him ‘upset’ as he somehow imagines this will lead to the end of ‘white people’, and explains that it’s all down to ‘brainwashing’ (perhaps, in his party leader’s words, through the ‘Jewish influence’ in the media, which has led to an ‘endless diet of pro-multiracial, pro-homosexual, anti-British trash’?):

BBC: Can you understand that some people are happy to mix?

Mark: No, I think people have been brainwashed. I think the media, the government, have forced it down people’s throats and they’ve indoctrinated people.

BBC: You don’t think people are bright enough to decide themselves?

Mark: I think when people are bombarded 24 hours a day to force multiculturalism upon them, people are going to succumb to that.

Back in 2002, when Collett was leader of the Young BNP, he appeared on a Channel 4 documentary, in which he shared his world view:
National Socialism was the best solution for the German people in the 1930s.

I honestly can’t understand how a man who’s seen the inner city hell of Britain today can’t look back on that era [Hitler's Germany] with a certain nostalgia and think yeah, those people marching through the streets and all those happy people out in the streets, you know, saluting and everything, was a bad thing.

Honestly now, would you prefer your kid growing up in Oldham and Burnley or 1930s Germany? It would be better for your child to grow up there.

I’m going to level with you. I’d never say this on camera, yeah, and you can say this to whoever you want, ‘cos it’s true. The Jews have been thrown out of every country, including England. There’s not a single European country the Jews have not been thrown out of. And let’s face it, David, when it happens so many times it’s not just persecution. There’s no smoke without fire.

I like to break people. When you’ve broken them and sucked that last bit of life out of them. That’s it. When people say that I am evil, yeah I am.
And this is the guy Griffin happily allows to recruit children for the BNP and appear as a party spokesman. Says it all really.

by Edmund Standing

In my opinion it seems Mark and Joey have been brainwashed themselves, by Nick Griffin, who claims of the BNP

We don’t hate anyone, especially the mixed race children who are the most tragic victims of enforced multi-racism, but that does not mean that we accept miscegenation as moral or normal. We do not and we never will.

I’m still trying to work out why miscegenation is so immoral and abnormal.

by Barbara Suzuki


  1. It was darkly, darkly humerous reading BNP blogs as they argued that Simone Clark and her mixed-race child should receive, erm, special dispensation.

  2. Hi Alec.
    Those blogs are a bitter joke indeed, spinning sadistic nastiness into BNP 'policy'.

  3. are the BNP not just hitlers kids, there is a certain resemblance after all...