Thursday, 22 February 2007

Ban the BNP – but don’t say I said.

I was not going to post anything today. I was just going to take it easy and play some poker. Then I drifted onto the site of Eastwood Today – the local paper for Brinsley and just had to put pen to paper.

At a recent public meeting in Brinsley attended by around 40 people a decision was made to try and halt the “threat” of the British National Party in the forthcoming local elections.

O.K. I can live with that – but then it becomes surreal. The heroic leader of this fine band of activists, a Labour Party official who was chairing the meeting declined to provide his name. Earlier this hero of freedom of speech stated that the purpose of the meeting and campaign as "stopping the BNP getting elected anywhere.”

He then went on to say "what you see with the BNP is not what you get, they are profoundly undemocratic and violent.” So lets Ban them?

Then even more bizarrely, a borough councilor told the meeting that BNP activists had infiltrated electoral wards in Eastwood. Presumably they had parachuted in disguised as Nuns – cunning brutes these B.N.P. people.

Then the accusations started flying fast and furious and there was plenty of anecdotal evidence about the influence of the B.N.P. and another frightened person reported that “racist graffiti” had begun to appear. I was waiting for the “my cows stopped giving milk” and “Tom saw them talk to the Devil down by the mill pond”.

Well that done it for one intrepid county councillor who claimed that the Labour candidate for Brinsley was so frightened of the BNP she was not standing for election.

I could go on but you get the picture. At the last borough election, the BNP polled 43 per cent of the Brinsley vote. When the opposition will not even allow their names to be used in promoting something so undemocratic as preventing a legal political party from canvassing, then that percentage can only increase.

I leave the last word with BNP Councillor Sadie Graham who told the Advertiser that the meeting had been run by the Labour Party. "I am very concerned that an organisation has been set up to try and stop a legal and democratic political party," she said. "It treats the voters with utter contempt, telling people who they should vote for.

"I strongly believe in democracy and it would be nice to see all political parties in Brinsley and across Eastwood putting forward candidates so that people can vote for whom they want."

Well there you have it – Don’t vote for the BNP but don’t say I said. The residents of Brinsley deserve better - they deserve a council of BNP people who say what they mean and mean what they say.


Anonymous said...

Yes I agree these BNP people are all fascists, so if I don’t want to vote for them no one should get the chance. I’m all for democracy, but not if it means people are not going to vote the way I tell them.

Once people have been told not to vote BNP then that should be an end to it.

People who want to think for themselves should not be allowed a vote. After all isn’t that what democracy is all about, voting the way you’re told to vote.


boom! boom! said...

Q: What do you ask a man who's just converted to Islam?
A: Have you started beating your wife?

Q How many Muslims does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None, they prefer to sit in the dark and blame it on the Jews.

Q: How do you get a Muslim woman pregnant?
A: Dress her up as a goat.

Did you hear the one about the Muslim who won a Nobel Prize in Mathematics?
Neither did I.

Q. How many muslims does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
A. What's toilet paper?

Q How can you recognise a well-balanced Muslim?
A He's got chips on both shoulders.

Q. What do Muslim men do during foreplay?
A. Tickle the goat under the chin.

Q. How many Muslim extremists will it take to destroy Britain?
A. None, Tony B.Liar can do it all by himself, thank you.

Q: What do you say to a Muslim woman with two black eyes?
A: Nothing! You told her twice already!

Q: What do you call a first-time offender in Saudi Arabia?
A: Lefty!

Q: What's the difference between Dar al-Islam and a pot of bio-yogurt?
A: The yogurt has a living culture.

Q: What do you call a drunk Muslim?
A: Hamed.
Q: What do you call a very drunk Muslim?
A: Mohammed.

Q: What has long blonde hair, huge tits, and is currently living in a cave in Greenland?
A: Salman Rushdie.

Nine year old Aisha and her kid brother Ahmed are talking about Mohammed. Aisha said "Last night Uncle Mo came to me and told me I had the gates of paradise between my legs and he had the key between his"
"That's funny" Ahmed replied. "For the last two years he's been telling me it's Gabriel's trumpet and I've got to learn how to play it"

Guy goes into sex shop and asks for an inflatable doll. Assistant asks him whether he wants a Christian one or a Muslim one. Customer asks what's the difference. Assistant explains that you need a pump for the Christian doll, but the Muslim one blows itself up.

The Green Arrow said...

OK Boom boom. You made me laugh. I needed that.

Anonymous said...

To all the brainwashed in Britain, don't vote BNP. You might just a Britain to be proud of again, and we wouldn't want that, would we!!!

Anonymous said...

I think that people are right to be apprehensive of local BNP power. The B.N. Party's politics are based on fear and prejudice, which is not something that should be present in current day England.
People living in this country should be able to be proud of being British by embracing its multicultural identify, rather than being scared of the differences between people.

Felicity said...

Now THAT was even funnier than the other crackers above BOOM BOOM!