British election defeats for xenophobic Ukip, nazi BNP


This video from England says about itself:

Meet Sieg Heiling BNP member, Nazi skinhead and BNP activist Tommy Williams from Sheffield. Tommy is a convicted drug dealer and a personal friend of the BNP chairman Nick Griffin. Tommy’s BNP membership was confirmed by the leaked BNP members list, and he was also photographed providing “security” for the BNP Red White and Blue Festival in Derbyshire as recently as 2008. Tommy also runs the “Covert Undercover Nuisance Tactics” blog (really, the name says it all) which openly supports the Nazi skinhead group Blood and Honour, who take their name from the motto of the Hitler Youth, as well as running a pro-B&H channel HowlingWolves14 on You Tube.

Predictably Tommy Williams also appeared (using his “sneakygits@hotmail.co.uk” identity) in the leaked list of the Blood and Honour website, alongside other confirmed BNP members like Clive McElhinney from Tonbridge, Andrew Nixon from Chester, Janette Brunning from Farnborough and Karl Powell from Merseyside, among others.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

BNP demise cemented with complete vote collapse

Saturday 9th May 2015

THE DEMISE of the BNP was cemented yesterday after minority socialist and anti-austerity groups overshadowed the far-right party in poll results.

A total of 1,667 people voted for the BNP, but nearly every other smaller party, such as the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (Tusc) and National Health Action, overtook them.

The Tories’ disdain for unions and the appalling strangulation of the NHS in their hands — with more punishing cuts to come — led to Tusc and NHA gaining traction.

TUSC’s vote doubled to 36,327 from the last general election.

NHA, a group set up three years ago to fight the dismantling and privatisation of the health service, followed with 20,210 votes.

A total of 514,819 people voted for the BNP in 2010 but it failed to return an MP under former leader Nick Griffin.

He was booted out in October for trying to “destabilise the party.”

This year, only eight candidates stood — down from 330. The sharp drop suggests that the end is nigh for the extreme right-wing group.

Matthew Collins, of Hope Not Hate — whose campaign contributed to the collapse of the BNP, said that the party was “always going to fall short” as its membership was lower than 20 years ago.

“It’s no surprise that the party is severely doomed. It is dead,” he added.

The group Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol (CISTA) also beat the BNP, with 8,419 ballots cast in its favour. It was founded this year to campaign for drug law reform.

Only anarchist group Class War fared worse than BNP, attracting 526 votes shared between seven candidates.

By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:

A little to smile about as Farage fails in sixth MP bid

Saturday 9th May 2015

PADDY McGUFFIN ponders Farage’s loss and Ukip’s failure to make parliamentary gains

THERE was precious little to smile about yesterday for those of us on the left.

But you would have needed a heart of stone not to guffaw when Nigel Farage failed to become an MP for the sixth time.

After half a dozen failed attempts, you’d think he would have got the message by now. And maybe he finally has, although I wouldn’t bet on it.

The Ukip supremo — now ex-supremo — looked like someone had handed him a soft drink instead of a pint when the result finally emerged shortly before lunchtime yesterday.

Having promised an earthquake, Farage was quickly waking up to the realisation that it had been nothing more than a tawdry knee-trembler bitterly regretted in the cold light of day.

The result, in Thanet South, saw Farage comfortably beaten by his Tory rival, with Labour coming a distant third in the poll.

As the count was read out and the result became clear, the venue rang out with mocking cries of “Bye bye, Nigel!”

Farage’s grandiose predictions that his party would be kingmakers fizzled out like a damp squib.

The significant political gains he had confidently predicted signally failed to materialise — rather like the millions of Bulgarians he claimed were going to swamp the country.

Ukip even lost one of the two seats they’d pilfered from the Tories earlier this year through defections, when Mark Reckless failed to retain Rochester and Strood and the constituency reverted to the Conservatives.

In his resignation speech, Farage attempted to put a positive gloss on the steaming canine excrement of the Ukip campaign.

“I have seen a shift in our vote,” he said, in possibly the understatement of the year. “I saw it yesterday in Broadstairs. I saw people saying: ‘Nigel, we’re going to vote for you in the local elections, we love what you stand for, we agree with you, we can’t afford to have a Labour-SNP coalition.’”

For the last time, Nigel, the voices in your head are NOT real people.

He said he would “take stock” after the electoral drubbing. Well, that should take all of five minutes — make sure you’ve still got all your MEP’s expenses squirrelled away and bugger off.

The first thing on his agenda however, he said, was a holiday.

I’d avoid Europe if I were him.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Lack of Ukip breakthough is ‘enormous victory’

Saturday 9th May 2015

THE Stand Up To Ukip campaign group hailed the far-right party’s failure to make a breakthrough as an “enormous victory” yesterday.

Despite predictions of major gains from party leader Nigel Farage, Ukip was left with only one seat after the election and Mr Farage was forced to stand down after failing to win in Thanet South.

Stand Up To Ukip joint convenor Jo Cardwell said: “Farage came to South Thanet thinking that he could divide working-class people by using racist scapegoating.

“But what Farage did not envisage was the level of resistance to both his Thatcherite politics and attempts to divide us,” Ms Cardwell said, while adding: “Neverthless, it is now crucial we are not complacent.

“Ukip have scored some high votes nationally off the back of the disgusting scapegoating of migrants that mainstream parties and the media have also been engaged in.

“It is essential now we continue to build a broad campaign to challenge Ukip’s racism, bigotry and anti-working class agenda so that legitimate anger around the effects of austerity is not misguidedly aimed at migrant and minority communities.”

NIGEL FARAGE’S ramshackle stewardship of the right-wing UK Independence Party was in doubt yet again last night as senior party figures turned on each other in spectacular fashion: here.

A disgraced Ukip MEP who was expelled amid allegations of expenses fraud is still sitting with the anti-EU party in Brussels, prompting claims she has been “secretly” kept on to maintain its access to EU funds. Janice Atkinson MEP was thrown out of Ukip in March and is facing a police investigation for fraud, but she is still sitting with the party in the European Parliament, allowing it to claim higher levels of financial support and staffing: here.

A Ukip council candidate has been sacked by National Express after making disparaging remarks about interracial marriage – in another day of bad publicity for the coach company. Steve Latham, who is standing for Ukip in the Newton ward, in a Sandwell council byelection on 9 July, and is a coach driver for National Express, made controversial remarks on Facebook: here.

British nazi fuehrer Griffin resigns


This music video is called Spike JonesDer Fuehrer’s Face.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Knife-happy ex-teacher boots out BNP Griffin

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NICK Griffin has been ousted as leader of the far-right BNP, it was announced yesterday — only to be replaced by a disgraced former teacher.

The move, agreed at the party’s national executive at the weekend, follows disastrous results in recent European and local elections.

Deputy chairman Adam Walker is to replace Mr Griffin at the helm of the racist party.

Mr Walker has a lifetime ban from teaching after he chased three boys in his car and slashed their bike tyres with a knife.

Hope Not Hate activist Matthew Collins told the Star that the move had been predicted by the campaign group as far back as May.

“The BNP is in an appalling state,” said Mr Collins. “Griffin has absolutely no purpose at all — he’s finished.

“We can expect some more bloodletting in the coming months.”

Mr Griffin has been made party president, according to the BNP website. Former party leader John Tyndall was offered the same job when Mr Griffin ousted him in 1999.

See also here. And here.

RICHARD REYNELL reports on changes at the top of one of Britain’s most odious fascist organisations following electoral defeats and internal bust-ups: here.

Nick Griffin Booted from British National Party: here.

THE British National Party was declared “dead” yesterday after former fascist frontman Nick Griffin was booted out. BNP’s unpopular ex-leader was expelled from the racist party on Wednesday after its new leadership accused him of plotting to overthrow them: here

In 2009 BNP leader Nick Griffin promised a ‘political earthquake’ – yet within months the party had crashed. MATTHEW COLLINS charts the racist leader’s welcome downfall: here.

British BNP nazi Griffin voted out of European parliament


This video from Britain is called Nick GriffinDenying Holocaust & Admitting his Nazi Views.

While, unfortunately, three Greek nazis including two generals, and other racists will be in the new European parliament, there is some good news as well. …

By Will Stone in Britain:

Racism: Hope not Hate celebrates as fascist BNP leader Nick Griffin kicked out of EU parliament

Tuesday 27th May 2014

Nazi Nick’ pelted with debris as he went to hear news of his EU election defeat

Anti-racists celebrated victory yesterday after the racist British National Party (BNP) was ejected from the European parliament.

Fascist BNP leader Nick Griffin was hung out to dry by voters in north-west England just five years after the BNP won two seats.

Andrew Brons, who was elected for Yorkshire and the Humber in 2009 but quit the party two years later, also lost his seat.

Anti-fascist campaign Hope Not Hate’s Matthew Collins told the Star: “We’re absolutely delighted. First we got the party out of Barking and Dagenham and now we’ve got them out of Europe.

“We must never forget what the BNP’s ideology represents. We were up against something really nasty. It has not been easy but it’s not over for the BNP yet. There is still work to be done. But removing Nick Griffin from Europe is a really important victory.”

As Mr Griffin approached Manchester Town Hall for the count on Sunday night, he was met by angry protesters screaming “nazi scum” and was forced to duck thrown placards.

They surrounded his car while dozens of police officers struggled to separate them from Mr Griffin and a handful of his supporters.

Officers rugby-tackled some protesters as they broke through police ranks before the BNP leader was rushed to the safety of the town hall where Mr Griffin described the reception as “fairly typical.”

A statement by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) following the result said: “We are nazi free. Nazi Nick is gone.”

It continued: “We should celebrate the destruction of the British National Party’s election strategy. Campaigning by Unite Against Fascism and many others has meant that Nick Griffin has been thrown out of the European parliament.”

The Morning Star has previously revealed that the BNP’s EU election material was missing key information required by law.

Church of England bans clergy from joining BNP or National Front. Any clergy found to be members of the two parties will face disciplinary action after bishops declared them un-Christian: here.

Anti-racist victory in Wales


This video from Britain is called BNP and Hungarian neonazis.

It says about itself:

10 July 2009

So why would a political party such as the BNP which claims to be anti-racist anti-nazi be holding hands with the Hungarian neo-nazis Jobbik? Jobbik also have their own private army. This is them in this video; they are called the Magyar Gárda (Hungarian guard). Jobbik sees this private fascist army as an essential weapon to keep the Hungarian state protected from immigrants, the Jewish community and gypsies.

This is not an official army but a neonazi militia paid for by Jobbik and other neonazi sympathizers. In return they make sure their political allies are protected from anti-fascist groups, violence is their first approach at any hint of dissent or protest aimed at Jobbik. So why would Nick Griffin and the BNP be joining forces with Jobbik? Well, we all know, because the BNP are in fact nazi scum. … The Magyar Gárda have direct links to Stormfront and a host of other neonazi internet warrior sites.

By John Haylett in Britain:

Welsh activists celebrate as BBC drops fascist debate invite

Thursday 15th May 2015

WELSH anti-fascists celebrated yesterday after forcing the BBC to drop plans for a radio debate with fascist guests.

Activists gathered outside the BBC Wales headquarters in Cardiff to celebrate their success in keeping the nazis off the airwaves.

Britain First and BNP candidates had been invited to take part in a European election debate scheduled to take place yesterday afternoon.

But the debate was pulled after Green and No2EU — Yes to Workers’ Rights candidates Pippa Bartolotti and Rob Griffiths refused to take part.

The BBC have instead agreed to interview all candidates and to cover their comments in other programmes as and when appropriate.

Ms Bartolotti welcomed “a very wise compromise by the BBC,” pointing out that it had been put in a difficult position by the electoral commission, which had approved a party name including the words Remember Lee Rigby.

Ms Bartolotti called this “abhorrent,” adding: “Lee Rigby’s family was appalled. I am appalled.”

The Star revealed on Monday that 100 people had complained to the BBC about the contents of Britain First’s party election broadcast, aired in Wales on Friday.

Mr Griffiths explained that debating issues with the BNP and Britain First would have effectively normalised fascism.

“In some European countries, fascist parties are treated as legitimate when in reality they are criminal conspiracies to incite racial hatred,” he said.

“Many of their leaders have long records of criminal convictions and should not be given any platform to promote their odious views.”

THE BNP’s European election campaign has been thrown into disarray after promotional leaflets posted through thousands of letterboxes in Nick Griffin’s own constituency were found to be illegal, it was announced yesterday: here.

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