July 16, 2009
Posted by Antifascist
The event was to promote London's Project YOU (Youth Organisations Uniform), a scheme to boost numbers of scouts, cadets and boys' brigades across the capital. I've discovered that every member of the 25-strong London Assembly was invited - apart from BNP member Richard Barnbrook. Royal sources confirm that he was definitely NOT on the guest list.
The invitations had been drawn up by Clarence House and the Lord Lieutenant of London in consultation with the youth groups themselves, as well as organisations such as the Metropolitan Police and Corporation of London.
Barnbrook came under fire earlier this year when he threatened to take BNP leader Nick Griffin with him to a Buckingham Palace garden party. Griffin backed out, but his London Assembly colleague did attend the event hosted by the Queen recently.
Labour group leader Len Duvall said: “The Prince of Wales has a fantastic record religious and racial harmony and deserves praise for not inviting a party which fundamentally disagrees with the multi-racial nature of London.”
Another Assembly member said: “It’s a bit of a relief that Barnbrook wasn't there.”
London Evening Standard