Just hope i can carry the Lib-Dem message to as many a possible. It’s great to see so many people looking in. But don’t forget drop a line,give us your view.
But it transpired that rather than fulfilling the corporation’s remit to demonstrate political impartiality, the usual Question Time format seemed to have been contrived to show Nick Griffin at his very worst. Of course, to a large extent the stance and reaction of the vast majority of the participants were eminently predictable along the normal lines of the programme, but both the audience and panel seemed more “young, metropolitan and multi-cultural” than usual, chairman David Dimbelby appeared to abandon any pretence of being an impartial arbiter, and all the questions seemed to have a race/immigration angle. And the one that didn’t – on Stephen Gately – also provided the opportunity for Griffin to display his very un-BBC homophobia.
It will give you a basic look at policies of each party.
To put things into prospective i do not support racism in any form. But something struck me over the program and a so called educated man that would agree to sit on a panel which normally would be asked questions over topics with some flavor of what was happening in real time. Lets say the Postal Strike, MPs Expenses, etc. of course if i was a leader of a Racist party i would expect some of the question to relate to that topic. But in reality it was nothing more than Hatchet job. I was surprised Mr Griffin did not question the Format. the level of content and the type of audience.
But i thought what would i have done in his place, his body language showed a high degree of nervousness specially with the false laughter.And is inability to counter the heavy bombardment of questions. And if he so firmly believes in his policies i would have thought he would have tried forcefully to sell them and offer his rational for there content. He failed on all counts. As for the Growth in support i think that is a little far fetched. I think in reality his performance as damaged the BNP. and it offers a great chance for Parties like my own to take back the Moral Ground and attack the real issues relative to immigration.Of course these are serious issues but i believe we can offer the answers. Mr Griffin in reality is trying to tone down the party and sell it as a moderate thinking alternative. In reality it’s nothing more than a party of Racist homophobes. There is no shame in being proud of this country and there is nothing wrong in putting our own people first. I do believe in the protection of jobs and our industries. But when someone stoops to a person colour it reminds me of policies that where used against the Jews. I will fight any group that uses a blame culture as long as i have the strength to do so.Mr Griffin as shown himself to be a fool on two counts. Turning up,and the inability to show any credence to his arguments
Biscuit mishaps are the real credit crunch
HEALTH and safety fanatics in many a council have just been testing the risks of taking tea and biscuits during the morning break. This was the outcome of a “working place biscuit risk assessment test” sent to 5,849 municipal officers. One local authority spent a week monitoring how the staff cooled their tea to avoid scalding and whether its choice of biscuit could cause choking.
The `test’ was a spoof got up by Fox Biscuits. Not everyone was taken in, but nearly 500 officers in `human resources’ departments were, and took time to fill in their questionnaires.
Yet were they as gullible as all that? A call to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents produces the intelligence that about 470 people a year wind up in hospital through biscuit-related mishaps. Usually, it’s somebody falling over while reaching for the last custard cream. Or slipping on a discarded chocolate biccie. Diplomatically, the Society does not mention the catfights that break out over who’s nicked more than her share from the biscuit tin.
It said 3,000 people registered to sign up as members.
A message on the BNP’s website said: “This will, once formally signed up, have boosted party membership by nearly 30%.”
No such worries in Salford they are all shipped in special delivery..
“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison
without formulating any charge known to the law, and
particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers,
is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation
of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.”
Strong words and yet we still follow them when we align with the Americans. I am really unsure of what is going on within that country but it is deeply worrying.Perhaps a stronger Europe and a combination of power is the safest way to ensure that the Global dominance of the United Sates is not an end product we all wish for.I am amazed how a society that brags of the rights of it’s citizens abuses the rights of so many others.We are led by the nose without any concern into a war that is unjust-we have created enemies for ourselves from people who where never our enemies before, and i fear for the future of this country if we continue to follow this path.
By Edward Heathcoat Amory
Last updated at 1:06 AM on 24th October 2009 Source the Mail
The reality: Nick Griffin’s legacy is the biggest problem that the BNP has to deal with
Nick Griffin made a series of controversial and unsubstantiated claims on Question Time. Here we examine the reality behind the rhetoric.
RHETORIC: ‘I am not a Nazi and never have been… I am the most loathed man in Britain in the eyes of Britain’s Nazis and they loathe me because I have brought the BNP from being frankly an anti-Semitic and racist organisation.’
REALITY: Mr Griffin has been quite open about his approach to the BNP, which is to make it more popular by making its headline policies less extreme – and that includes the Nazi connection. As he has said, ‘Yes, Adolf went a bit too far. His legacy is the biggest problem that the British nationalist movement has to deal with. It just creates a bad image.’ But there is no evidence that he has changed his own views since the days when he read Mein Kampf at the age of 13, and described himself as a National Socialist.
RHETORIC: ‘Our immigration policy is supported by 84 per cent of the British people at present.’
REALITY: The BNP’s immigration policy is voluntary repatriation of ‘immigrants’ (ie non-whites) regardless of whether they were born here. There is no evidence that any but a tiny minority of British people support such a plan. Mr Griffin himself recently suggested that if there was a problem working out where to send immigrants back to, he would ‘drop them out of a plane somewhere over Africa’.
RHETORIC: ‘I said that Churchill would belong to the BNP because no other party would have him, for what he said in the early days of mass immigration to this country, for the fact that, quote, “they are only coming for our benefit system”, for the fact that in his younger days he was extremely critical about the dangers of fundamentalist Islam in a way that would now be described as Islamophobic.’
RHETORIC: ‘I shared a platform with David Duke, who was once a leader of the Ku Klux Klan, always a totally non-violent one incidentally.’
REALITY: David Duke – who has been to prison in the U.S. for tax fraud – rebranded the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S., claiming that it was renouncing violence, swapping white robes for business suits, and that the burning crosses were for ‘illumination’. But the basic racist, anti-Semitic message was the same. He was just – like Mr Griffin – trying to get more cunning at its presentation.
RHETORIC: ‘I cannot explain why I used to say those things (Holocaust denial), why I’ve changed my mind, the extent to which I’ve changed my mind, because European law prevents me.’
REALITY: Clearly, if he has changed his mind – in the past he has said: ‘I have reached the conclusion that the “extermination” tale is a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter witch-hysteria” – then stating that he no longer believed this wouldn’t break any laws anywhere. But even if, as is probably the case, he does still believe that the Holocaust is a myth, it is not against British law to say so, and no Briton has been prosecuted overseas for Holocaust denial in Britain.
RHETORIC: ‘I took a party ten years ago that said that homosexuality should be outlawed … the British National Party position now is that what people do in the privacy of their own homes is up to them.’
REALITY: At one point, the BNP policy was to ban homosexuals from holding high public office, and now it merely hopes to return homosexuality ‘to the closet’. Mr Griffin himself has called homosexuals ‘repulsive creatures’ but lived for a number of years with Martin Webster, a gay BNP organiser, who claims that they had an affair