Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nick Griffin’s legacy is one of failure and incompetence

The BNP may have imploded but the fact it achieved such an electoral foothold is a warning to the main parties
Nick Griffin
'The BNP failed to attract any significant support beyond its base of older white men with low levels of education.' 
In the early hours of 8 June 2009, as Nick Griffin was celebrating his election as an MEP for the north-west, a senior figure in the Labour party phoned and offered this assessment: “We missed our chance. The BNP has now entered the body politic and we will be living with the consequences for years to come.” But fast forward five years and that prediction has proved unfounded. This week, Griffin was ousted as leader, as the party he turned into the most successful far-right organisation in the UK’s history continues to implode.
In June 2009, the BNP had almost 60 councillors, two MEPs and, perhaps more importantly, a series of strongholds across England. Griffin’s failure to translate this position into the feared permanent political presence in the UK is his enduring legacy.
Despite a potentially favourable climate for the far right – recession, cuts to local services, toxic rhetoric around immigration in the media and widespread disillusion with mainstream politics – Griffin’s BNP has been all but wiped out, stumbling from one crisis to another and culminating in his decision this week to “step aside”.
Vicious infighting has been fuelled by allegations of corruption and incompetence, and scores of key organisers have left. Fundamentally, the party failed to attract any significant support beyond its base of older white men with low levels of education.
This did not happen by accident. Alongside the shortcomings within the BNP, there was a concerted and often tireless campaign across the country that took on the party, exposing its lies and racism. As mainstream political leaders too often focused on swing seats they hoped would win the next election, local communities in BNP strongholds came together with churches, mosques and trade unions to offer a different analysis of people’s problems.
Far-right politics in the UK is now fractured. Several small groups that few people have heard of fight among themselves. The BNP will continue to rumble on in one form or another, the dwindling factions will continue to squabble and Griffin may even make another tilt at the leadership. But fewer and fewer people will take any notice.
Griffin’s legacy is one of failure and incompetence. But the fact the BNP achieved a significant electoral foothold before imploding should serve as a stark warning to mainstream politicians who too often take large swaths of the electorate for granted.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/22/nick-griffin-legacy-bnp-parties

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fury of PoWs after new leader of BNP visits shrine to Japanese war criminals who killed Allied troops in Second World War
BNP leader Adam Walker plans to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo
Planned trip has outraged veterans' associations and former soldiers
Shrine is the most potent symbol of Japan's militaristic past
Honours Japanese commanders and politicians judged to have committed war crimes


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2706926/Fury-PoWs-new-leader-BNP-visits-shrine-Japanese-war-criminals-killed-Allied-troops-Second-World-War.html#ixzz38dJPpr8Y

Kevin Gately said...

Eddy Butler thought so much of Nick Griffin, he gave up his job to work for him.
He should have gone to Specsavers.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please comfirm that Neil Lynne (Long John)has died.

Kevin Gately said...

Eddy Butler thought so much of Nick Griffin, he gave up his job to work for him.
He should have gone to Specsavers.

Anonymous said...

“Out of Africa” Theory Officially Debunked


http://atlanteangardens.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/out-of-africa-theory-officially-debunked.html

Anonymous said...

Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda.



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/students-offered-grants-if-they-tweet-proisraeli-propaganda-8760142.html

Anonymous said...

The Leech Gri££in is now even more firmly embedded into the family business known as the BNP.

Anonymous said...

Eddie Butler Hmm its been a while since the old Cock meister has been heard of, what news of him.

Anonymous said...

Breaking: Russian Satellite Imagery on MH17

Video shows Kolomoisky forces firing on MH17. These units are led by Israeli volunteers. Thus far, this is the “best evidence” though we are still going with wreckage until the US can offer its own suppressed satellite imagery.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/27/notes-on-mh17/

Anonymous said...

HOW THE 'GOOD JEW' - 'BAD JEW' MIND GAME WORKS.


http://www.tomatobubble.com/id631.html

Anonymous said...

Holocaust guilt
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28492479

Anonymous said...

'Industrial-scale fraud’ in mayor’s victory

Labour rival of Lutfur Rahman, the extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, says he saw ballot papers at the count where a vote for him, or candidates supporting him, had been crossed out and a different vote written in

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10993065/Industrial-scale-fraud-in-mayors-victory.html

Anonymous said...

Operation Security Bottom.


http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/operation-security-bottom.html

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 27 July 2014 16:38 said...Can someone please comfirm that Neil Lynne (Long John)has died.
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Four former members of the now-defunct South Cambs BNP branch who attended Neil lynn's funeral, confirmed Neil is dead - one of the four was MR, former funderholder - another was PF, later fundholder and last organiser for that group - the remaining two were, WR and RL, both effective activists for the same group - Neil could've of written a book on anti-red activities he and the one-eyed cunt got up to while in the NF - Old Bill were always investigating Neil but were never successful in bringing charges against him.

Fly On The Wall

Anonymous said...

The BNP are fucked the NF are fucked John Tyndall will be turning in his grave. Not any of the chairmen of the above parties are worth being classed as leaders.

Fly on the Turd said...

"Anonymous said...
The BNP are fucked the NF are fucked John Tyndall will be turning in his grave. Not any of the chairmen of the above parties are worth being classed as leaders."
The NF is a party for old fogies.

Fly on the Turd

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