British National Party

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The British National Party (BNP) is a far-right Racist political party formed as a splinter group from the British National Front by John Tyndall in 1982. Until 2009, when it was challenged in the courts on grounds of racial discrimination,[1] it restricted membership to people of "Caucasian origin".[2] After a vote by members in a February 2010 extraordinary general meeting the party dropped this policy, with chairman Nick Griffin saying that the party will now "accept anyone as a member providing they agree with us that this country should remain fundamentally British".[3] The High Court has found that the new constitution is still "likely to commit unlawful acts".[4]

The BNP seeks to restore the overwhelmingly white ethnicity of Britain that existed prior to 1948 through legal means, including "firm but voluntary incentives for immigrants and their descendants to return home",[5] and the repeal of anti-discrimination legislation. The party is ostracised by mainstream political parties in the UK.[6]

In the United Kingdom general election, 2005, the party received 0.7% of the popular vote but had no candidates elected to Parliament. In the 2006 English local elections, the party doubled its number of seats in England. The BNP finished fifth in the London mayoral election, 2008 with 5.2% of the popular vote and secured one of the London Assembly's 25 seats.[7] They won their first county council seats in 2009[8] together with two seats in the European Parliament.[9]

The party's media profile has increased under its current leader Nick Griffin, a former national organiser of the National Front.[10]



Denial of man's impact on Climate Change

The BNP firmly rejects the “climate change” dogma while being fully conscious of the urgent need to combat all real pollutants in the environment. "The British National Party is alone in British politics in both exposing this globalist project and the phony science that underpins it"[11].


Alleged front organisations

  • Solidarity – The Union for British Workers.[12][13] Solidarity's president, Patrick Harrington, and the BNP both deny that Solidarity is a BNP front organisation.[14][15]
  • The Christian Council of Britain was set up by BNP members and supporters to organise Christians "in defence of traditional Christian values". The United Reformed Church has said that "Any form of support for organisations such as the BNP is incompatible with Christian discipleship." Robert West, the council's liaison officer, denies it is a BNP front.[16][17]
  • Opponents of the BNP claim that the English Defence League is a front for BNP-backed activity, although the BNP denies any link and says that the EDL is "proscribed" to its members.[18][19] It has been reported that an EDL website was set up by Chris Renton, a BNP activist who has been accused of hijacking the EDL,[20][21] in a radio interview in July 2009, EDL spokesperson Paul Ray confirmed this.[22] In response to the revelation that Mr Renton was a BNP activist the EDL attempted to distance themselves from him.[23] The website was taken down, according to Hopenothate ”in an apparent attempt to conceal any link”[24] In an broadcast audio conversation with Simon Darby Nick Griffin claimed that the EDL was a “Zionist false flag operation” and added that “This is a neo-con operation.”. They also claim that this was an attempt to provoke a low level civil war.[25][26]

References

  1. "BNP may have to admit black and Asian members after court challenge", The Independent, 16 October 2009.
  2. The British National Party — Blog
  3. BNP changes all-white constitution and ejects Times reporter from meeting, The Times
  4. The Press Association: BNP 'amends' rules after decision
  5. British National Party: Rebuilding British Democracy general election manifesto 2005 online at BBC News)
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  7. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7219747.stm
  8. Tony Travers: "Councils of despair", guardian.co.uk, 5 June 2009
  9. Wainwright, Martin "EU elections: BNP's Nick Griffin wins seat in European parliament", guardian.co.uk, 8 June 2009
  10. BBC News Profile: Nick Griffin
  11. http://bnp.org.uk/2010/04/solar-activity-determines-climate-change-not-man/
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  14. "British workers get new voice" BNP Website, 26 January 2006. Retrieved 3 October 2008.
  15. Jeannie Trueman "Hack Attack on the Fighting Union - Solidarity" Third Way website. Retrieved 4 October 2008.
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  20. English Defence League: chaotic alliance stirs up trouble on streets | World news | The Guardian
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  22. The Adrian Goldberg Show, Talksport Radio (UK), 6 July 2009
  23. English Defence League: Businessman bankrolls ‘street army’
  24. HOPE not hate news: Far-right group, the English Defence League, in disarray after Birmingham fracas
  25. Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Oh, it’s our fault is it, Mr Griffin?
  26. Simon Darby: Putting down a marker

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