The BNP is selling T-shirts on its website which are made in Honduras despite claiming to back Brit jobs for British workers
The party’s merchandise website Excalibur sells clothes and gifts to raise cash to help support the party. Among the items is a T-shirt featuring an image of St George slaying the dragon. But despite claiming to promote patriotic issues, the T-shirt labels reveal that they are not even made in the UK.
Critics of the nationalist party have slammed them for being “hypocrites”. Alex Fraser, 42, of Rochdale, was shown the T-shirt by a friend. He said: “A friend bought it for £10 from the website. They’re blowing their own trumpet, saying: ‘British jobs for British workers.’ But it’s an absolute farce.”
The T-shirt also comes in Welsh versions but they have also been slammed by Welshmen who say the BNP is “hijacking” a Welsh legend.
Sculptor Colin Spofforth spent four years creating the 14ft statue of historic ruler Owain Glyndwr, which is used on the Welsh version of the T-shirt. He said: “I certainly did not give any permission for it to be used and I would never have done.”
BNP national treasurer John Walker said: “Whatever we do, someone will criticise us for it.”
An Excalibur spokesman said: “Unfortunately we have been unable to change Britain’s climate and start our own cotton plantations. Hence cotton T-shirt come from where cotton can be grown.”