June 26, 2009

Croydon Council looks to take action over BNP member's sick boast

Croydon Council is looking to see whether it can take a BNP member to court after she boasted about mounting a hate campaign against a family of immigrants living in the flat above her.

Charlotte Lewis, who earlier this year stood as a candidate in the Waddon by-election, told a meeting of British National Party members she played loud music late into the night - which may have contributed to the Afghan family moving out. The comments were made at a meeting in east London to celebrate the party's showing in the recent European elections.

Addressing party members at a pub in Dagenham, she said: "I don't think they could take any more of my penchant for playing heavy metal at 1am."

When the Advertiser asked the 36-year-old, who lives in Bensham Lane, Thornton Heath, to explain the comments, Ms Lewis said she had "embellished" the story for the sake of her audience. But she added: "I'm of the opinion that none of them should be in this country anyway. It would be in the best interests of this country if they moved back to Afghanistan. If British people were to move in upstairs I would keep the noise down."

Asked if she had made any efforts to get to know her neighbours, Ms Lewis added: "That would be hypocritical, and I'm not hypocritical. What on earth would we speak about, even if they could speak English? They're immigrants in my country and I'm a member of the BNP."

Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks - a patron of the West Croydon Refugee Centre - said he was appalled at her remarks. He said: "If she admits that she made the comments, it's a really extraordinary thing. It's clearly anti-social behaviour and the idea that someone could be considered for elected public service after admitting this kind of anti-social behaviour is bizarre. It shows the good sense of the people of Waddon for not voting for her."

Councillor Alison Butler, who represents the Bensham Manor ward where Ms Lewis lives, was equally disgusted by her bragging. She said: "I'm going to see if there's any action we (Croydon Council) can take. I'm just horrified at her despicable remarks, I just wish we'd heard about it sooner."

Gavin Barwell, the council's cabinet member for safety and cohesion, has asked officers to investigate what steps they can take against her under anti-social behaviour laws. He said: "I share Councillor Butler's concerns and will be looking into it. I view it very seriously, and I'm taking advice from officers about whether there is any legal action we can take."

This is Croydon

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

If she had been elected she could have been representing these people, or others like them, on the council. What would have happened if they'd complained to her that another neighbour was persecuting them with unacceptable noise for their ethnicity?

Interesting comment that she claims to have "embellished" her remarks for her audience. So this is the kind of thing that impresses BNP types and wannabe councillors then, is it?

Not much reason to suppose she'll be disciplined by her party then I guess?

Pete Green said...

So she's either guilty of anti-social behaviour of which her fellow BNP members approved (enough to award her the Iron Cross) or she's a fucking liar, prepared to bullshit fellow BNP members to establish her racist credentials. Either way, she's scum.

Denise G said...

Elizabeth Walton, aka Red Squirrel...

We realise that you are irredeemably thick, but there really is no need for you to prove it every five minutes by leaving ridiculous little comments here.

We were convinced of the magnificence of your stupidity some time ago.

Now fuck off.

Anonymous said...

If you were an unemployed fat lump that looks like a car crash you'd stay in your council flat trashing people on the interwebs Denise.

She's an A1 fuckwit.

Anonymous said...

I really think it would be a good idea to start collecting a database of all the statements made by various BNP members - come the elections it would be easy to provide a "profile" on each of them so that those gullible voters who believe the BNP is a legitimate party with their interests at heart could get a more honest and objective picture of the true state of affairs.

ZZTOP said...

I love heavy metal music I do. I wish I could live above her flat.

Odin Sucks said...

Red Squirrel like her fellow Odin-worshipping friend Green Arrow (Morris) is a fanaticist who is mad as a box of frogs.

Rah said...

OMG! I just googled a picture of it with a Rotty, I couldn't decide which was uglier!
Retch!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the Nutzies would say if, for example, I had a Nutzie familly living in close proximity and decided to drive the scum mad (or at least certifiable) by playing at high volumn spirituals and working class folk !

Non Stop MP3's of the "Ballard of John Axon", or "The Great Storm" should do the job.

But if that fails recordings of your local folk club with something like "Cosher Bailey" or "The Black Leg Miner" should drive even the most hardened Nutzie out, wether they live in Sutton, Swindon. or a dilapidated council house in Nantyglo.

Old Sailor

"Paul Morris went a blogging,
For to try and save the Nation,
But he never realised,
he was just an irritation"

CHR

"Have you ever saw, Have you ever saw, Have you ever saw, such a pathetic man before !"

Jo said...

'Now fuck off.'

You tell 'er, Denise! :)

Anonymous said...

Ms. Lewis used to call into the Vanessa Feltz show on BBC London and describe how she felt as a single White women living in Croydon.

She always came across on the radio as somebody who has a very low I.Q. and even lower self-esteem.