Saturday, 19 December 2009

BNP 'out-wits' itself

Last week the BNP accounts were released. Not only were they 'inadequate', they were also late, leading to a fine and adding yet more unnecessary debt to the sorry party finances (more here and here).

Also last week, Michael Wilding, a member of the British National Party, pleaded guilty of trying to rig votes in local elections held in Cannock, and is facing jail. Wilding used his friend David Winter’s name to place a vote for the BNP in both the county council and local elections held last June. The fraud was discovered when Mr Winter arrived later in the evening at the polling station to place his vote.

From important party accounting to the sordid behaviour of individual members, BNP supporters show a disorganised disdain for any rules of the game.

This arrogant contempt for regulations and proper procedures is displayed from the top down in the BNP.

Just yesterday there was news on the Stephen Lawrence case when The Telegraph reported that a 62-year-old retired constable and a 53-year-old member of police staff were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in relation to the alleged non-disclosure of material.

They are suspected of keeping information from the original inquiry in 1993 into Lawrence's murder, and also from the Kent investigation in 1997 into the Met's failings and the Macpherson inquiry in 1999 which found Scotland Yard officers were institutionally racist.

Which reminds of the way Nick Griffin boasted of inside information apparently confided to him by those in the know within the Metropolitan Police.

Referring to Stephen's murder in April 1993, Griffin said, according to the Mirror:
Everyone down there knows he was notorious for taxing kids for their dinner money and he was a drug dealer. According to many people within the Metropolitan Police, he was killed by another black - not a white racist attack at all.
Apart from the impropriety, cruelty and reckless arrogance of such a remark, hinting as it does that Griffin had dedicated secret sources within the Metropolitan Police, it begs the question whether these "sources" were in fact the two suspended policemen.

Whether they were or not, or whether in fact they actually exist at all outside the fevered racist imagination of Nick Griffin, what business had they to confide such questionable "information" to such a politician rather than to their own investigators?

In any case, the forthcoming investigation of these two from the police force at the time of the brutal murder of Stephen Lawrence promises to be interesting.

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