24 January 2010

Quotes on the BNP - Against and Against


“…a stain on our democratic way of life: the British National Party….This is not a political movement. This is a bunch of thugs dressed up as a political party….The policies of the British National Party are based on bigotry and hatred. Its approach is entirely alien to our political traditions….The BNP preaches a message of racism, intolerance and brutality that flies in the face of this country's history and heritage.” Michael Howard, leader of the Conservative Party


"The BNP tries to present itself as a mainstream political party concerned with immigration and crime. But it is not a legitimate party in the same sense as others. A combination of violence, rewriting history and unscientific race "theory" characterises the BNP." Liverpool Echo

Protectors of justice

"Racism remains a cancer in our society. It strikes at the heart of people's right to feel safe and protected by law." Lord Goldsmith, Attorney General

"Racism must not be allowed to flourish. The message must be received and understood, in every corner of our society, in our streets and prisons, in the services, in the workplace, on public transport, in hospitals, public houses and clubs, that racism is evil. It cannot co-exist with fairness and justice. It is incompatible with democratic civilisation." Lord Justice Rose, Appeal Court Judge


“I thought in the last couple of years racism had been cut out of the game. But you read things, you hear things. These things need to be cut out of the game because they're not good for the people involved and not good for the game.”

David Beckham

Trade unions

“The trade union movement has a long and proud record of standing up to Fascism in its many forms….(the BNP) sneak beneath a veil of respectability, just as Hitler did when he high-jacked Germany's fledgling inter-war democracy and closed down all the unions.”

Roger Lyons, Joint General Secretary, Amicus-MSF.

“It’s clear that we need to defeat fascism, not just at the ballot box but to defeat the ideology of fascism and racism.” Bob Crow, General Secretary of RMT.

“I don’t believe that British working people have an appetite for fascism.” Kevin Curran, General Secretary of GMB.

“We are committed to making sure that our members are aware of the consequences of BNP activity, both in the local community and more specifically the workplace.” Sir Bill Connor, General Secretary of USDAW.

“We need to challenge discrimination and disadvantage in the world of work and face the challenge the BNP are posing which is part of a European-wide threat.” Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC.

"Let's stand up to the racists. Let's stand up for respect, dignity and diversity." Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON.

“We underestimated the fascists in Chile. We learned the hard way that you need to keep an eye on them, not only the open fascists, but those who conceal themselves and work in a hidden way inside democratic organizations.” Ernesto Leal, trade unionist victim of fascism in Chile.


In Lancashire BNP politics are very damaging. The party exacerbates the social problems we already have, and causes new problems….Its appeal is insidious, divisive and dangerous…. I do not think Christians should be silent or inactive. Dale Barton, Churches Together in Lancashire, Inter Faith Development Officer.

The Catholic Church:

"Racism is intrinsically evil, and especially destructive when it expresses itself in organisations and political parties explicitly committed to a racist ideology and engaged in fomenting violence against ethnic minorities. All people share with Christians an obligation not to support such organisations under any circumstances." Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, 1994

The Methodist Church:

"…encourages people to vote in local, national and European elections. While not endorsing any particular political party, we urge people not to vote for candidates who promote racist policies.

…expects members of the Methodist Church to practise and promote racial justice and inclusion and reject any political party that attempts to stir up racial and religious hatred and fear or asylum seekers.” National Council of the Methodist Church, 2004. The Methodist Church has an initiative called "Countering Political Extremism" which is an online information resource for churches concerned about the rise of far-right political parties such as the BNP.

Church of England:

"…believes that any political movement that seeks to divide our communities on the basis of ethnicity is an affront to the nature of God revealed in creation and scripture and is a grave danger to harmonious community relationships;

…consequently, voting for and/or supporting a political party that offers racist policies is incompatible with Christian discipleship..."

From a resolution of the General Synod of the Church of England, 2004.

United Reformed Church

"…we affirm that membership or any form of support for organizations such as the British National Party is incompatible with Christian discipleship.

…we call upon all local churches to continue to practise and promote racial justice and inclusion.

…We call upon local churches to encourage voting during the local and European election in the light of these principles." Mission Council of the United Reformed Church, 2004.

“As people of faith, the defeat of racism is the business of us all. For it is only through the active participation of the many that justice is done and true liberation of those that are oppressed is secured. It is vital that people understand the impact of racism, for instance, the tone of the public debate about asylum seems to have led to an increase in racist attacks. Several asylum seekers have been murdered, but members of settled minority ethnic communities also report greater levels of prejudice. Many fear that the War on Terrorism, including the conflict in Iraq, is further fracturing British society and leading to suspicion and resentment against minority communities.” Secretary for Churches Commission on Racial Justice, the Rev Arlington Trotman speaking on behalf of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. http://www.ctbi.org.uk/ccrj/welcome.htm

What the fascists say

“The electors of Millwall did not back a Post-Modernist Rightist Party, but what they perceived to be a strong, disciplined organisation with the ability to back up its slogan 'Defend Rights for Whites' with well-directed boots and fists. When the crunch comes, power is the product of force and will, not of rational debate.” Nick Griffin, BNP leader.

“I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that six million Jews were gassed and cremated or turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also once held that the earth is flat…I have reached the conclusion that the ‘extermination’ tale is a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter day witch-hysteria.” Nick Griffin, BNP leader.

“The sick minds who would have us believe that Jews were gassed at Auschwitz are completely twisted.” Tony Lecomber, number two in the BNP.

“A point of detail in the history of the Second World War.” (Referring to the gas chambers in the Nazi death camps.) Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the National Front in France.

“Many who feel that Hitler was right do not believe it is safe yet to state such views openly. But times will change.” John Tyndall, BNP founder and former leader.

“When we get to power our opponents will be swept away like flies.” John Tyndall, BNP founder and former leader.

“Mein Kampf is my bible” (Mein Kampf is a book written by Hitler in which he set out his Nazi philosophy and practice.) John Tyndall, BNP founder and former leader.

"Nick Griffin's pose as a political leader of 'moderation' is so transparently phoney that it can quite easily be demolished by any media hack at any time who cares to do a little research into his verbal and written utterances of the not-so-distant past… Long ago, I came to realise that as far as Nick Griffin is concerned policy stances are simply things to be adopted or discarded in accordance with how they further his ends in the factional wars in which, for his whole political life, he seems to have been engaged…It takes getting to know the man to see through his tricks." John Tyndall, BNP founder and former leader.

“A drunken, warmongering slob.” (Referring to Winston Churchill.) Tony Lecomber, number two in the BNP.


  1. This is so TYPICAL!

    You'd rather listen to media smears than see what we really believe.

    See our branch blog.

    We already have 88 members!

  2. So which bits exactly are wrong? Tell me, precisely, what are media smears and what you really believe?

  3. Everything that is wrong is documented on our blog:


    If you had bothered to take a look you would know where we really stand on the key issues!

  4. I did look, and I could find nothing that goes against any of the above points. In fact, the first post (a photo of a peaceful family) and the second, (a photo of a Nazi) confirmed everything they say!

    The BNP can solve nothing in the UK, anyone who votes for them is tarnishing all the soldiers who gave there lives to defend Britain against Nazi's. You are a Nazi, and many of the groups leaders are of the same influence, and your blog only confirms this, not disproves it.

    Care for a proper analysis of any of the blog posts?