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posted by: Dave Williams | on: Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 15:48
Nick Griffin, the hapless leader of what is left of the BNP, has proved yet again what a tactless host he is.
Griffin is currently touring London and the South East with a group of Flemish ultra-nationalists from the far-right Vlaams Belang (VB), the successor to the Vlaams Blok, which was dissolved in November 2004 as a result of a court case concerning its racism.
Griffin is hoping that appearing on BNP TV flanked by foreign guests will somehow make him look more important than he is and help detract attention from the disintegration of his own party for which he and he alone is responsible.
In his latest video, recorded for the BNP website, Griffin outlines his recent jolly to Dover with Filip Dewinter, one of the VB MPs and a senior figure in the party. He and Griffin had just been enjoying a pint and some fish and chips. You would think that Griffin had more pressing concerns to attend to but there you go. Following their meal Griffin took Dewinter to the beach to show him some of the coastal defences that were erected to repel the Nazis in the event of an invasion which, in 1940, looked imminent. Dewinter tried to look interested while Griffin prattled on, puffed up with pretended pride. Griffin appears to have forgotten, however, that the VB has its roots in the politics of Nazi collaboration in Belgium. Doh!
Griffin’s newfound pride in the doughty defence of Britain undertaken in the dark days of 1940 stands in stark contrast to much of his early political career which had been spent praising the Waffen-SS and denying the Holocaust. So much for patriotism.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | There are 2 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: Sam King | on: Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 00:00
When right wing extremist Anders Breivik went on his murder spree in Oslo last month, attention predictably turned to England and the far-right extremist English Defence League (EDL), the organisation that inspired the killer.
Despite claiming that his organisation had no official contacts with Breivik and that he condemned the actions of the mass murderer, EDL leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon claimed in a number of interviews with journalists that in his opinion, the UK was only five years away from the same sort of right wing outrage happening here.
Up and down the country for the last two years we have witnessed dozens of attacks on Muslim and progressive communities as Lennon's private army of racists grew further and further out of control even encouraged fleetingly, by sections of the national media.
News broke last week that finally, the EDL was to be monitored by the same counter terror unit set up after the 7/7 terror attacks. Hope Not Hate has long called for the EDL to be monitored in the same way that Islamic terror groups are.
We are now publishing these photographs of senior EDL members and activists to prove once and for all for any doubters, that the EDL are not just a pressure group with legitimate concerns about radical Islam. They are the flip side of the same coin.
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon says we are five years away from a Breivik styled massacre here. We believe they are already a terror group in the making.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | There are 40 comments | make a comment/view comments
posted by: John P | on: Saturday, 13 August 2011, 17:05
Against the background of the terrible events witnessed in several parts of the country over the last week, the last thing anywhere needed was the EDL to raise their ugly heads again.
Unfortunately the EDL had a planned march booked for today resulting in the cancellation of the AFC Telford v Luton football match and yet again the closure of most of the city centre and the disruption of people's everyday lives. The march was cancelled yesterday but the actual demo was allowed to go ahead.
As it was it proved to be a bit of a damp squib.
The police estimate that 300 EDL supporters turned up, people actually inside the demo put the numbers much lower at between 100 and 150. A counter demo seemed to attract a similar number.
There were a few minor scuffles and the police reported five arrests for minor offences. Bottles were thrown at police and a couple of bright sparks thought it would be a good idea to try and open the doors to a police dog van. Luckily for them, they failed.
Later, there has been reports of sporadic clashes in the town.
Posted: 13 Aug 2011 | There are 0 comments | make a comment/view comments