May 01, 2009

BNP leader's race claim sparks fury

The first ethnic minority Mayor of Barking and Dagenham branded the BNP "irresponsible" after the far-right party asserted that black and Asian Britons "do not exist". Indian-born Cllr Inder Singh Jamu, 72, blasted the BNP claim this would be denying other Britons their identity and that they should instead be called "racial foreigners".

The River ward councillor who moved to England in 1966 and became a British citizen in the late seventies, having worked at Ford Dagenham until the eighties and run his own driving school for 23 years, said: "I feel proud to be British. I was the first Asian Mayor of Barking and Dagenham in 1998 and last month I received the Freedom of the Borough. I don't understand these people."

He added: "I condemn this statement. This is a most irresponsible and racist statement made to damage community cohesion. I am a Sikh. We believe in equality of all races. This is our fundamental belief."

Barking and Dagenham church leaders Rev Mike Reith and Rev Gordon Tarry also criticised the "outrageous" use of language, which, they said, reminded them of Nazi Germany. Mr Tarry, vicar of St Margaret's, The Broadway, Barking, said: "It's an outrageous slur on black and Asian people, which is contrary to Christian beliefs and resonant with comments from Nazi Germany."

Mr Reith, vicar of Dagenham Parish Church in Crown Street, said: "To target black and Asian people is to be colour prejudiced, and that is against our national identity. The BNP identity ties up more with Nazi Germany than with traditional England."

Barking and Dagenham BNP leader Cllr Bob Bailey rallied behind party chairman Nick Griffin, who said denying non ethnic minority Britons their identity would be a kind of "bloodless genocide".

The Alibon ward councillor said: "I don't think there is anything controversial. Nick Griffin acknowledges that if somebody has a British passport, if they respect our laws and culture, they could be classed civically as British. But I don't think it's fair to the British people to deny their existence. This is what he said and I agree with that. British people have lived on these islands for thousands and thousands of years. Saying these people are British denies British people their own existence. It dilutes it, it waters it down."

Barking and Dagenham Recorder

11 comments:

Baldy said...

So there we have a fine citizen of this country, a former councillor and Mayor, who received the Freedom of the Borough after years of employment, self-employment and service to the community, and then we have a fat, racist bastard who has never had a proper job in his life and has ripped off everyone who has ever come near him. I know who'd get my vote and it ain't Nick Griffin.

Anonymous said...

"So there we have a fine citizen of this country, a former councillor and Mayor, who received the Freedom of the Borough after years of employment, self-employment and service to the community, and then we have a fat, racist bastard who has never had a proper job in his life and has ripped off everyone who has ever come near him. I know who'd get my vote and it ain't Nick Griffin."

Extremely well said. :)

Anonymous said...

Baldy@ 5.35 Well said .

tulip

Elliot said...

Just recieved a charming email from, i assume, Bob Bailey! He emails me every so often with his hate mail, i save it for our Student Socialist meetings and we all have a good laugh at their pathetic rhetoric and poor grasp of english! Not to mention how unbelivable all of their lies are!


Subject: Repent and turn your back on your sinful ways
From: bob (london@bnp.org.uk)
I have sent you just a few emails and I have received numerous replies.

The BNP lists were leaked by people like yourself and those on that list received harassment and death threats. Some people were physically attacked. A lot were elderly people. You seek to dehumanise us but most of us are actually Ex Labour activists and supporters and left leaning. We are neither fundamentalists nor extremists when compared to the wreckers of this country and the war mongers.

Put yourself in my shoes. I have your email addresses and more. Do you see the irony of it all coming full circle. Is it not time to repent for your sinful ways and turn your back on doing the dirty work of the state.

dee said...

What a vile nazi cnut!

NEWSHOUND said...

I have just noticed that Northwest Nationalists are prodding away at the Collett/Hannam kiddy-fiddling story once again, hoping to produce incriminating facts against the perverted twosome so that they can finally end up where they belong, behind bars.

Squabbles are happening on Stormfront, where the story of "Paedo Boy Collett" and "Handjob Hannam" just won't go away!

If any tabloid newspaper would like to kill off the BNP once and for all (this will be beneficial to David Cameron as much as New Labour), print this on the front page of your newspaper and the BNP will be finished overnight.

Yes, expose the BNP as nazis, but newspaper editors must go for the jugular. With so many witnesses lurking in the shadows that Collett and Hannam did indeed try to sleep with those two little girls at their party conference of all places, the BNP would not dare sue for the risk of turning more unwanted attention on the covered up child grooming story.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is cyclops is actually starting to look like Hitler ?

Anonymous said...

The BNP will always be racist until or unless it allows non white members, and not just a couple of "tokens".

Whenever they deny being racist, just ask "so is membership open to people other than white"?

Anonymous said...

It will always be racist for as long as it denies people the right to be considered British on the grounds of skin colour.

Anonymous said...

dee said...
What a vile nazi cnut!

I wonder if this is from the de-ranged dee smith, now she's what you call barmy.

rty said...

Cyclops IS hitler.