July 09, 2009

Sink immigrants' boats - Griffin

The EU should sink boats carrying illegal immigrants to prevent them entering Europe, British National Party leader Nick Griffin has told the BBC.

The MEP for the North-West of England said the EU had to get "very tough" with migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Pressed on what should happen to those on board, he said: "Throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya".

Libya has long been a staging post for migrants from Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa wanting to reach Europe.

Nearly 37,000 immigrants landed on Italian shores last year, an increase of about 75% on the year before. But with the prospect of a new immigration and asylum policy being voted on this autumn by MEPs, Mr Griffin is advocating measures to destroy boats used by illegal immigrants to reach the EU's southern coastline.

'Combating the flow'

In an interview with this week's edition of BBC Parliament's The Record Europe, he said: "If there's measures to set up some kind of force or to help, say the Italians, set up a force which actually blocks the Mediterranean then we'd support that. But the only measure, sooner or later, which is going to stop immigration and stop large numbers of sub-Saharan Africans dying on the way to get over here is to get very tough with those coming over.

"Frankly, they need to sink several of those boats. Anyone coming up with measures like that we'll support but anything which is there as a 'oh, we need to do something about it' but in the end doing something about it means bringing them into Europe' we will oppose."

The interviewer, BBC Correspondent Shirin Wheeler, said: "I don't think the EU is in the business of murdering people at sea."

Mr Griffin replied: "I didn't say anyone should be murdered at sea - I say boats should be sunk, they can throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya. But Europe has sooner or later to close its borders or its simply going to be swamped by the Third World."

In May, the Italian government gave Libya three patrol boats as part of a deal aimed at combating the flow of illegal migrants making the crossing to Italy. Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni, a member of the anti-immigration Lega Nord party, hailed the first 200 migrants picked up by the boats and returned to Libya as an "historic" moment.

But human rights groups have raised concerns about Italy sending migrants back to Libya without first screening them for asylum claims or to discover whether they are sick, injured, unaccompanied children or victims of human trafficking. Libya has no functioning asylum system and is not a party to the 1951 UN convention relating to the status of refugees.

'Influence'

Separately Mr Griffin, who will next week formally take up his seat in Brussels, has admitted that the BNP has failed to convince other like-minded parties to form an alliance in the new European Parliament. Talks with France's Front National, Lega Nord, and other groups fell apart, with Lega Nord now joining the new Europe of Freedom and Democracy group, led by Britain's UK Independence Party.

Mr Griffin told The Parliament.com: "We needed at least 25 members from seven different member states to form a group. There is no doubt that we would have been able to wield a lot more influence if we could have formed a group. No one was prepared to commit themselves knowing that we had not got Lega Nord on board.

"Even so, we will continue to work together with these other groups and share ideas. We will have less access to things like speaking time and committee votes but it's too bad."

The BNP advocates British withdrawal from the European Union and an end to all immigration to the UK and last month won its first two seats in the European Parliament.

Mr Griffin and the party's other recently-elected MEP Andrew Brons will sit in the "non-attached" section of the Parliament, which means they will be entitled to less administrative and financial support.

BBC

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Darby is trying to claim "As Nick stated he didn't mean sinking boats with the people actually on them" which rather begs the question of who does Griffin want to throw the liferafts to?

bickelstaff said...

no more 'no platform for fascists'.

give 'em the rope and let them do the rest.

Anonymous said...

Griffin has achieved his aim and got his snout in the Eurotrough, so he doesn't care if the BNP never wins another seat.

Anonymous said...

Poor old Darby, the BNP website itself says: “The EU should sink boats carrying illegal immigrants to prevent them entering Europe,” Mr Griffin told the BBC.

"Carrying" means the people are actually on the boat, Simon.

RickB said...

Did you watch the clip, he slips in 'this is a Camp of the Saints scenario' which is referring to the racist book. Another dumb nazi code, dog whistle politics.

CYCLOPS IS SCUM said...

Maybe Nick "The Cyclops" Griffin himself should be holed by a torpedo the next time he is out fishing, and while he is drowning, someone could toss a rubber ring somewhere in his vicinity, the murderous evil nazi (rot in hell when he dies) bastard!

lagooner said...

Gri££in must be boiling up with rage as his ego is bit by bit defated by all of the other European nazis refusing to work with this one-eyed Welshpool village idiot.

These Northern Italian fascists have a cannabis-leaf-like symbol as their emblem, but Lee Barnes must be down to his last joint or two as Gri££ins inner cabal releases that he has taken the BNP as far as they can go.

Friendless, isolated and caught out fantasising about murdering asylum seekers, Cyclops has shown himself to be a worthless piece of shit who sooner or later will be flushed down the toilet of history, the wanker!

What is a shame is how so-called mainstream hard-right politicians have started working with far right groups such as the Nord lot, which has resulted in a racial law in Italy that Burlesconi has endorsed, which takes citizenship away from Italian-born second generation immigrants.

NNW were right when they called Griffin a wannabe Farage, as Farage is happy to play the same courtship game with European neo-nazis, however he does it by stealth, as unlike NG, he carries no baggage.

Watch Nutty Nick try to take apart Farage, over the next few months as his penis envy tries to get the better of him.

BBG said...

Next Cyclops will be quoting Mein Kampf live on air.

Cyclops doesn't give a shit about pretence anymore, as he has well and truly proved his leadership of the BNP is all about ego.

Mein Kampf of course, as well as being the blue-print for the holocaust, is directly translated as "my struggle" which shows that Griffin and Hitler shared the same self-centered mindset that allows him to shed any turds of an undigested social conscience he has remaining in his pea-sized brain for the sake of personal gain!

Kiddy Fiddler Hater said...

Sooner or later Gri££in will bugger off to Croatia, not to be friends with the Croatian fascists (who the pro-Serbian Italian ones happen to hate), but to retire there, and never be heard of again, while PeadoBoy Collette takes over the embers of the BNP party.

bea said...

Yes its quite clear scumbag neo-Nazi Gri££in didnt mean empty boats.

Hes come out in his own true colours as a wannane Adolf Hitler.

landrover said...

Nick Griffin is a murderous racist piece of shit and now everyone knows it.

Everyone also knows he is only in it for himself which is why other neo-Nazi groups throughout Europe won't allow him to get his greedy theiving hands on his cash.

gerryhat said...

Newspaper caroonists ought to draw Griffin sinking in the ocean, with a lifeguard aimlessly tossing a rubber ring several feet away from him.

Anonymous said...

ROT IN HELL CYCLOPS!

Anonymous said...

U BOATS!!!

Denise G said...

The post on the BNP website "Italy’s Northern League Called for Sinking of Invader Boats in 2003" is clearly intended to mitigate Griffin in the eyes of irked newer BNP members and to give the BNP's keyboard army something with which to shift the focus away from Griffin.

It won't wash on here. Griffin made the statement, period, and BNP trolls can try all they might to use the argument here but it's not going to happen.

The best comment I heard in defence of Griffin came on Adrian Goldberg's TalkSport show, when an apologist, clearly BNP, said: "Yes, but we used to sink the Germans when they wanted to come here..." leaving Goldberg to point out that there was a war on at the time.

Anybody reading Stormfront or the BNP's own hangouts can see immediately that this band of losers and misfits are fully behind their Leader - they just wish it hadn't generated so much bad publicity.

Barbara Suzuki said...

Maybe this is how it was meant to be.
Public defeat and humiliation for Griffin by public decision on the world stage, and end of BNP.
What an idiot. Demonstrates the basic instability of the man, that he cannot guard himself from his wicked and self-destructive impulses.

Anonymous said...

Great cartoon, thanks!

nixy said...

Most BNP members are fuckwits without a brain which is why they suck their Griffin's cheesy cock with fascistic pride.

Sig Freud said...

That's it! Nick Griffin (like Mark Collett) is suffering from a fatal dose of penis envy!

iliacus said...

The only way you can sink a boat without "people actually on them" Mr Darby, is by sinking them in port which rather defeats the point!

They're just nasty evil idiot bastards basically aren't they?

Anonymous said...

I have to say I TOLD YOU SO! When everyone was so dispondent about the BNP winnig two seats I did say that it had a positive side as now they would really get into full swing and the world would see them for what they are!

It did not take very long and you can be sure this is just the beginning - I repeat this is the high point for them - it will now all be down hill as they start to spew forth their evil attitude without any check given their new found ego boost.

Anonymous said...

I do not have a legal mind, but, I would have thought that it is reasonable to expect that by making these dreadful comments Griffin MUST have broken a law somewhere.

Or are we now in a position where any nazi can stand up and say sink those boats and all who sail in them.

Is this not incitment to murder?

tulip

Anonymous said...

Griffins ship is sinking.

Whilst the captains away, the rats in the bnp are plotting to have him removed.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. The Merchant Shiping Acts make in an offence not to go to the assistance of a person in distress at sea, " Be they the kings enemies or not"

The only exceptions apply when the "Convoy Acts" are in force.

Or when compliance with the act would put the "ship and souls on board in harms way"

Souls means all of the crew. passengers and supercargo's

Yup it would be interesting to see Cyclops advocating privateering.

Particullay since the "Treaty of Paris" over a hundred years ago outlaws "Letters of Mart and Countermart"

Cos if that is what he is advocating ~I suggest that there is an excellant case for putting Cyclops before a naval tribunal.

And if convicted ? Well the yard arms on HMS Victory are strong enough to take his weight for the hour or so it would take him to die by slow strangulation.

After all thats what the Nutzies recomend - And we are asuming that this involves hanging by the neck -
not any other part of the anatomony !!!!!!

Old Sailor