October 22, 2009

Non-whites barred from BNP meeting


Video courtesy of Don't Panic
Two senior BNP figures have been secretly filmed barring non-whites from entering one of their meetings on the day the party was forced to admit black and Asian members

Richard Barnbrook, the BNP's representative on the London Assembly, and Bob Bailey, the party's London organiser, were filmed stopping 10 non-whites entering a branch meeting in the Eastbrook pub in Dagenham. The meeting was on 15 October, the day the party was forced to change its constitution to allow non-white people to join.

The emergence of the new footage, shot by film-maker Heydon Prowse, the editor of Don't Panic magazine, will come as a massive embarrassment to BNP leader Nick Griffin just hours ahead of his appearance on BBC Question Time tonight. In the film, Mr Barnbrook, a Barking and Dagenham councillor, is seen telling a group of mixed race African and Asian campaigners that the meeting is "private" before the group is told to leave. One of the campaigners, a white Swedish woman and the only non-Briton in the group, was told she could stay.

The film shows the campaigners, who had worn Nick Griffin T-shirts and were carrying their British passports, being abused outside the meeting's venue by a BNP member who says "we don't want people like you".

Mr Barnbrook claims to be "delighted" by the decision to allow non-whites despite denying the group entry to the meeting. In the footage he says: "It's a private meeting. I'm afraid the meeting inside here is closed. We're finishing."

The move is mirrored by another party official, Bob Bailey, who is later filmed admitting the party now allows non-white members to join but still refuses to let the group inside the meeting, saying "This is a members' meeting and that's it". Some time later he says: "Our party has always been open to other people if they want to join. We've got people who are black Africans, we've got people who are from the West Indies, we've got Sri Lankans - we've got people from everywhere."

Mr Prowse said: "While Bailey was throwing us out he seemed to be aware of the fact that he couldn't appear to be discriminating against non-whites but he couldn't come up with one valid reason why we shouldn't be let in." After the group is barred, a party member confronts the group, saying: "This is my party. I don't want you in my party and it is up to us whether we decide to let you people in - people that ain't like us. Our party is being forced into a position that we do not want. You can belong to anything you like, but we don't want you. You are not white British."

London Evening Standard

22 comments:

Mr Deeeeee said...

Dicky gives us a lot of laughs but this serves as a reminder that he is, at heart, a racist piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

How much of the BNP's support is ideologically Nazi, and how much is just a working class protest vote? http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/gavinhewitt/2009/10/the_bnp_and_the_white_working.html

Anonymous said...

Anyone know where we can see the film?

Anonymous said...

"One of the campaigners, a white Swedish woman and the only non-Briton in the group, was told she could stay."

On what grounds could she stay but not the others?

Chris Hill said...

Woh, Dicky's jutting his chin out a bit aggressively there, isn't he. The thug. He must have had a few (dozen) pints.

"Dicky gives us a lot of laughs but this serves as a reminder that he is, at heart, a racist piece of shit."

If he wasn't, he wouldn't be in the BNP. We shouldn't be fooled by Barnbrook. He might act the idiot but he's a confirmed racist BNP member and Griffinite who is hoping to become the next MP for Barking and Dagenham if he can fool enough of the electorate into voting for him.

Anonymous said...

"hoping to become the next MP for Barking and Dagenham"

I don't want to see any such thing but it would be bloody funny seeing him trying to work his 'charm' on a bunch of bad-tempered MPs.

Jamie The Antifascist said...

I'll look for the video on Liveleak, it has to be somewhere

Anonymous said...

The article calls the group "campaigners"........ campaigners for whom?

Does that mean they werent BNP members?

Its not very clear reading that, some clarification please if we are to make use of this

Anonymous said...

@ Chris Hill

That's if the BNP select him. Word is they are looking for a way to drop him.

They regard him as being a racist piece of shit and an embarrassment, and they don't want an embarrassment for a candidate.

Anonymous said...

This is the video here ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFAN3iq9_h4

Antifascist said...

'This is the video here ..'

Cheers for that and major kudos to Don't Panic for the video.

Anonymous said...

LOL Bloody good video

AndyMinion (BatsMan) said...

Superb video!

DT said...

Good article and a fab video too.

Anonymous said...

About a third of the audience will be BNP members.

Adolf Hitler himself would have been proud of the BBC's reverse social engineering.

Anonymous said...

Barnbrook is scum like the rest of them.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know why the BNP website has been taken down........they say it is temporary and then re-direct one to a two bit operation.... problems again?

Ex-Royal Navy said...

It's telling that the BNP has really ramped up the hate on their website in anticipation of Question Time. They obviously feel that fascism is being legitimized by their appearance.

What on earth is the BBC thinking?

To my mind ANY racially motivated attacks after the programme are the direct responsibility of the BBC.

Maybe a license boycott should be initiated, and when we are dragged into court we can then explain that we are not prepared to fund the promotion of fascism.

Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

Anonymous said...

Anyone know why the BNP website has been taken down........they say it is temporary and then re-direct one to a two bit operation.... problems again?


Ahaaa, a state funded leftist DDoS attack no doubt, all it is, is that a few dozen hacks are trolling the site for nuggets of info and Bennett, bricking it in case some piece of racist bile is on there has taken the site down until after QT.

Anonymous said...

Bumbrook's just an arsehole!!!

Pun intended.

Micky said...

"Anyone know why the BNP website has been taken down........they say it is temporary and then re-direct one to a two bit operation...problems again?"

Well they are probably getting an upsurge of new visitors and....by taking the main site down new visitors don't get to see their more "unsavory" policies and attitudes of the regular posters.

Thus, lulling the ignorant into believing they are just "standing up for the downtrodden British".
Of course, not making it clear their definition of British!

Anonymous said...

How does this fit in with Barnbrook being an Assembly Member? If he is being filmed openly practising racial discrimination, would that not actively disqualify him from his role as an elected official?