November 30, 2009

BNP: Give Gibraltar back

Wave goodbye to Gibraltar if Nick Griffin gets his way
The BNP would hand the key outpost of Gibraltar to Spain in an astonishing betrayal of its 30,000 British citizens. The move would also deprive the UK of a naval base - defended bitterly for more than 300 years - of huge strategic importance.

Party leader Nick Griffin, elected as an MEP in June, made the offer at a fascist rally in Madrid last week to suck up to European extremists. His bizarre reasoning is that it would help the Spanish combat radicals in nearby northern Africa.

Deceitful Griffin told fellow fanatics: "Taking into account the geographical situation of Gibraltar and the Muslim threat on its door, I would prefer to see a Spanish flag fly in Gibraltar before an Islamic one." He added: "It would be much easier to sort it out if we had nationalist governments in Britain and Spain because it would then be an agreement between equals."

The gaffe was exposed by James Bethell, founder of anti-BNP pressure group Nothing British. Mr Bethell - favourite to be selected by the Tories to fight for the seat of Gosport, Hants - said: "Nick Griffin talks about protecting our national interest but he would surrender our sovereignty to Spanish fascists in a heartbeat. The only flag that should be flying over the Rock is the Union Jack."

A recent referendum on the island, off the southern tip of Spain, saw 99.64 per cent vote to remain British.

The Sun

18 comments:

wogerino said...

How patriotic. Spanish fascists normally hate the British because of the old Catholic-Protestant rivalry and because of the fact that since Cromwell England has been a safe haven for Iberian Jews fleeing persecution by the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal. The more radical fascists lament the fact that Franco, who was a shrewd military strategist, refused to allow Hitler to march through Spain and take Gibraltar as this would plunge Spain which was still in ruins from its Civil War into the WW2 on the losing side. Franco´s non-belligerance in WW2 and strong anti-communism guaranteed his regime´s survival for decades after the war. Pandering to Spanish fascists, who in the past were very sympathetic to Nazi Germany and despised Britain, is in contradicition to the BNP´s new image as a "patriotic" British party rather than neo-nazi organization. The Gibralterian population is a mix of Spanish, British, Italian, Maltese and Portuguese. Gibraltar also has Indian and North African minorities. Gibraltar may be just a little too "diverse" for the BNP´s liking.

wogerino said...

Furthermore, it would make no sense for Griffin to "suck up" to Spanish extremists given the fact that the far right in Spain is extremely weak. Unlike the FN in France or BNP in Britain Spain´s extreme-right is divided into at least half a dozen feuding organizations and the rare candidates who run in elections usually get results in the order of 0.2% or 0.3%. The politicians from the Franco era re-styled themselves as conservatives and found a home in the democratic conservative right and this has given the extreme right very little political space.

Anonymous said...

Gri££in doesn't actually say he would hand it over but he has always believed that. His consistency on this will probably ensure his facist Euro grouping will survive unlike the previous Sovereignty one. A lot on the left would agree with this one.

Anonymous said...

more unrest in the camp !!

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/leading_bnp_member_quits_cumbria_party_1_644117?referrerPath=home

Ex Army said...

Just seen an interseting pic on ex BNP mans, soldiers off the street fake charity http://www.soldiersoffthestreet.com/

Pic at bottom shows 2 supposed homeless ex-soldiers living rough on the street. The one on the right is a known BNP member and activist from North Wales. He is not homeless and has a full time job. It makes me sick to think they are conning people like this!

Anonymous said...

"I would prefer to see a Spanish flag fly in Gibraltar before an Islamic one"

Not exactly "here you go Spain have it back" is it?!

I thought British imperialism was supposed to be a bad thing anyway!?

NewsHound said...

ED BALLS SET TO BAN EXTREMIST TEACHERS FROM SCHOOLS: -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1231979/Extremist-teachers-banned-schools-says-Ed-Balls.html

NewsHound said...

BREAKING NEWS: DISILLUSIONED CUMBRIAN BNP ORGANISER QUITS PARTY: -

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/leading_bnp_member_quits_cumbria_party_1_644117?referrerPath=home

irishtony said...

@ Ex Army

Can you provide the name of the fake guy in the pic? This may be worth an investigation

Anonymous said...

"It would be much easier to sort it out if we had nationalist governments in Britain and Spain because it would then be an agreement between equals."

Griffin will be waiting for a long time for a 'Nationalist' government in Spain. Spainish fascist parties barely register in elections.

ex-fascist said...

This was the policy of the "Political Soldier" faction of the National Front over twenty years ago.

"Give them back their Rock!" was an article in the "radical" fascist publication Nationalism Today, the argument being that Gibraltarians were largely ethnically Spanish.

One needs to remember that for the far-right, "radical" or "reactionary", everything comes down to race.

Anonymous said...

"Pic at bottom shows 2 supposed homeless ex-soldiers living rough on the street. The one on the right is a known BNP member and activist from North Wales. He is not homeless and has a full time job. It makes me sick to think they are conning people like this!"

If this is true, I'm sure the tabloids would love to get their hands on the information. But have you got a name for him?

wogerino said...

I really don´t think Gibraltar wants to be a part of Spain.

From wikipedia:

Gibraltar is currently twinned with the following European cities:

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (2009)[86][87][88]
Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (2006)[89]

NewsHound said...

BREAKING NEWS: BRITISH JEWS ADVISED BY JEWISH FAITH LEADERS TO STEER CLEAR OF ISLAMOPHOBIC POLITICAL GROUP: -

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/22478/cst-warns-jews-against-joining-anti-muslim-demo

Raymond said...

Whatever the arguments are on British owning Gibraltar, Spain have a larger chunk of North Africa and its unlikely the British or Spanish Fascists would argue to hand that to Morocco.

Therefore any Spanish argument for having Gibraltar without handing over Ceuta to Morocco shouldn't be listened to regardless of your personal opinion of British oversees territories.

Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

I know this is not about soldiers off our streets (unless they are jackbooted nazi versions)... but, i know my grammar is not perfect but the website is amusing:

"If you live across the boarder in Scotland and you would like to help the forgotten ex service personnel..."

"...of the homeless but the numbers of them chocked us especially"

"Luckily there is not many of them compared to the number of ex serves personal..."

Put the tin of Tennents super down, you idiot!!

George Carty said...

About the supposedly possibility of an "Islamic flag" over Gibraltar, aren't Muslims (and Jews) forbidden from settling there under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht?

Anonymous said...

That "homeless" soldier is Kenny Jones, former fund holder for Bill Murray in North Wales.
What a disgrace.
Here are pictures of him, on the BNP website, even wearing the same silly hat: (2nd from right):
http://bnp.org.uk/2009/05/another-fantastic-bnp-day-of-action-in-wrexham/
and
http://bnp.org.uk/2009/03/10000-leaflets-delivered-in-north-wales-bnp-day-of-action-in-wrexham/
standing on "truth truck"