Saturday, 16 May 2009

Essex in Distress: BNP fly flag upside down

When BNP activists have nothing meaningful to say, they fly a flag and sing a song. In the Essex County Council election, the BNP has failed to publish any manifesto. They have replaced this tired, old-fashioned politics of informing voters about their policy agenda with waving the flag of Essex. It's a peculiar tactic, since the Essex flag - three "seaxes" on a red field - is not likely to prompt the county's residents to puff out their chest with white pride.

But the BNP can't even do the flag-waving bit correctly. At a BNP meeting in Loughton on 10 May, BNP London Assembly member Richard Barnbrook addressed an audience of local activists in front of the Essex flag, hung upside down! (see picture) In naval terms, flying a flag upside down was traditionally a signal of distress. With the useless Barnbrook visiting the county in his trademark beige suit, no wonder Essex is in distress.

The meeting was chaired by Loughton's BNP Councillor Rod Law. Given that Rod intends to represent Loughton Central at a county level, he may like to get his sole election gimmick correct - alternatively, he could come up with some policies, if it's not too taxing on his brain. For his sake, we've reproduced the flag of Essex here.

As Del Boy would say: "What a plonker, Rodney!"

Rod told his Facebook friends (all 39 of them) that he is "well happy his got a mention on the local red site" [sic] in response to our article on him and the drug peddlers he hangs around with - don't worry, Rod, there's more to follow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear friends I would like to bring to your attention the hypocrisy of BNP leader Nick Griffin. While calling out Labour MPs for being gay on a homophobic page on the BNP website. We find Nick Griffin has his own hidden homosexual past according to the ex leader of the BNP John Tyndall. On the web pages of the now dead former BNP leader.

Maybe Nick Griffin should come clean about his relationship with a former high ranking National Front official, Martin Webster. Before he starts looking into the beds of Gay MPs?

What follows is John Tyndalls own questioning report on the Nick Griffin gay story!

Well, it is interesting to learn that Nick Griffin these days considers defamation of himself a cause for action against the defamer, for this did not seem to be his attitude back in 1999, when a former high ranking National Front official, Martin Webster, put out a circular alleging a homosexual relationship between himself and Griffin back in the late 1970s. Webster, in doing this, challenged Griffin to take him to court for libel if the allegation was untrue. Griffin declined to do so, arguing that as Webster was a 'man of straw' he would not get any damages off him. This completely side-tracked the main issue, which was not one of money but of the personal honour and reputation of the leader of the BNP, and thus of the BNP itself.

But it was not only Webster whom Griffin could have sued. The story was covered in both The Sunday Times and Searchlight magazine, in the latter case being written in tones which gave credence to Webster's claims. Neither of these publications are exactly without assets, and Griffin could have got tidy sums off them had he taken them to court and won.

But he chose not to - which makes it strange that he is now so sensitive to imagined 'defamation' by me and has had me hounded out of the BNP for my troubles. As to whether Webster's story of a homosexual affair with Griffin was true or not, I simply don't know.

Maybe we should help bring him out the closet!