April 20, 2008

Barking residents’ thumbs down to BNP St George’s day stunt

A very big disappointment for Richard Barnbrook (left), BNP mayoral candidate, this morning. After going to all the expense of hiring armour, horse and a green fluffy dragon suit, at 11.00am the man who hopes to get elected to the London Assembly on 1 May got on his horse (well pony) and led a parade – or rather a group that struggled to get into double figures – from the Broadway Theatre in Barking, down East Street and terminating at Barking Park.

It was all over in 30 minutes, no masses of adoring flag waving crowds, in fact nobody at all other than the eight police officers on bikes with their Inspector.

Dicky was not a happy bunny and was last seen heading for the Capt Cook to drown his sorrows.

We wonder whether he has to declare the costs of this farce on his election expenses.

Meanwhile, Searchlight decided to investigate the claim by Bob Bailey, number two on the BNP’s London Assembly list, that the BNP had secured 5,000 new council homes in Barking and Dagenham. The statement appears on the Barking and Dagenham councillor’s biography on the BNP’s London website.

We asked an Executive member of the council where these houses were and how the BNP had secured them. She told us: “They have been pushed and pushed at a number of Assembly meetings to identify this, finally at the meeting before last, Rustem and Bailey both admitted that they had lied”.

Lawrence Rustem, Bailey, Barnbrook and the other nine BNP councillors in Barking and Dagenham were elected on the lie of “Africans for Essex” – the fiction that huge numbers of “African” families were being given grants of £50,000, free televisions etc to move to Barking and Dagenham. It seems that they cannot stop lying.

Searchlight

DG adds:

Barnbrook and the BNP weren't the only far-right extremists to suffer disappointment this weekend.

On Saturday a long-trailed National Front march in Eltham attracted only 17 supporters, who were outnumbered by anti-fascist demonstrators. Police stopped the march after only ten minutes.

The tiny British Peoples' Party invited the demoralised NF marchers to a meeting it was holding elsewhere in London on the same day, but the BPP experienced troubles of its own in an altercation with anti-fascists.

According to anti-fascist blogger No Platform, the BPP came off worst, with self-proclaimed hard man Peter "Sid" Williamson fleeing the scene.

No surprises there, then.

12 comments:

Mr Fister said...

Not only did Sid run, he took his glasses off to avoid getting another smack in them as he did last time he came out in public.

Thank god for the BPP/NF.

iliacus said...

a photo, a photo, my kingdom for a photo


(of the dirty beige knight Barnbrook, not Sid)

please, pretty please

Anonymous said...

Hope to get photos to you asap

Anonymous said...

Yup, definitley a declarable expense by the British Nonces Party.

Whilst some of us have learnt by bitter experience that the Electorial Commision only investigate selectiveley I think this is a case for a member of the public, on an Electoral Roll in London, to make a formal complaint to the EC With a copy letter sent "Recorded Delivery and proof of delivery" to BNP agent. Indeed if a comrade were to do so then the BNP might have problems

These details should be shown on any BNP publicatiob distributed during this campaign.

OLD SAILOR

ex-bnp said...

If Barnbollox actually wins in London it will be such a great laugh to watch him unravel! Can you imagine this buffoon carrying on within the Assembly half pissed out of his head?
I can guarantee that it will be a priceless piece of comedy.

If Griffin isn’t working for the state (which is a distinct possibility) then he should at least be on their Christmas card list for putting nut-jobs like this as high profile candidates.
Livingstone and the rest of those other greedy bastard's should be out leafleting for the BNP, the damage that will be caused when Londoners realise what a drunken ego-fuelled idiot they have voted in, the BNP will never again be able to successfully stand for the Assembly.
As for MP? If Barnbollox actually ever makes it that far in the future (highly unlikely), but if he was to become the BNP’s first ever MP, he would also surely be their last.
What a bunch of Griffinite-monkeys.

Antifascist said...

@iliacus

Here's the piece of film of St Barnbrook at his most excruciatingly embarrassing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyI349eKhbg

Anonymous said...

iliacus, tried to have a look a video, you tube is saying its not available.

tulip

SPIKE said...

@ old sailor>>>>

Before we get too carried away I dont see why a St georges Day parade would count as election expense. It is a non political event surely - or it could be argued it was at least. Nor would it involve exhortations to vote BNP. In that respect it was no different to Labour or Conservatives running local festivals. Or LMHR gigs come to that.

Can someone clarify why this parade should be classed as election exepnditure

Anonymous said...

No problem Spike - "It was an event designed to promote a candidacy within the period of an election."

I agree that other parties promote events, we do not do it during an election period to avoid the need to declare matters.

In the last few weeks I have had to remove LP imprints on "pro bono" printing for local charities and good causes that we do for the same reasons.

Old Sailor

SPIKE said...

@old sailor>>>>>>>>

Sorry but still not convinced as the parade was also held last year so it could be argued it is now customary. Besides if Barnbrook was done up in chain mail (ooh err) and/or the fluffy green suit (way eh) who would know it was him?

Personally I reckon trying to get this declared as el;ection expenses is a non starter, in all honesty. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

Spike, i would hardly call that lot a parade, 1 pony with dicky in armour and a fluffy green dragon with half a dozen bozos following on behind dont make a parade.

Anonymous said...

thats encouraging! lets hope they get just as few votes! I was reading that they turned up to a Christian hustings and tried to espouse Christian values in a large ethnic minority church. Little did some of the audience know what the BNP really thinks of both ethnic minorities and Christians.