November 02, 2009

BNP leader gives evidence in Burnley protest case

BNP leader Nick Griffin told a jury that he was subjected to racist abuse by a motorist who made a gun gesture towards him and threatened to shoot or kill him.

The politician was giving evidence at Preston Crown Court in the trial of a Burnley man accused of causing racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence while a British National Party demo was taking place in Burnley town centre over the arrest of four people.

Tauqir Khalid (23), of Windermere Avenue, Burnley, denies the charge relating to alleged events on the afternoon of November 19th last year. A demonstration was taking place outside the police station on Parker Lane over arrests which involved some leaflets. Mr Griffin told the court that some people had hooted support for the demonstration that afternoon, while others were not in favour. He gave a number of TV, radio and newspaper interviews that day.

In an initial incident, an Asian man in a taxi shouted abuse which he could not quite catch. There followed a second incident with a different car as an asian male shouted "white bastards" through his open window. He claimed the same vehicle returned a few minutes later, with the man making a gang gun gesture at him, with two fingers straightened out.

Mr Griffin told the court: "He shouted out 'Griffin you b... I'm going to...'. I took it to be 'kill you or shoot you'. It went at the same time of the gun gesture."

He said he took advice and for a short time decided to withdraw himself from the demo. "We decided it would be good to make myself scarce in case he came back and tried to shoot me".

He rejoined the demonstration about half-an-hour later. The court heard that someone noted the registration number on a "vote BNP" placard.

Mr Ian Metcalfe (prosecuting) said Khalid was arrested and interviewed about a month later. He admitted driving past the demo two to three times, but claims he had merely told Mr Griffin "get out of Burnley" and had possibly directed a V sign at him. Under cross examination by Mr Mark Stuart (defending), it was claimed that the words "white bastards" had not been shouted at him, but rather "Nick Griffin you fucking wanker".

Mr Griffin said he did not believe he had got it wrong and in response to a question from the judge, he said he was not lying about it. Mr Griffin disagreed with a suggestion that the words "get out of Burnley" had been shouted at him. He maintained that a gun gesture had been made to towards him and not a V sign.

He added: "I'm quite used to having people flick various gestures at me and it doesn't bother me. There is a difference between a gesture like that. It is a direct threat. There's nothing political about threat."

The trial is expected to expected to last three days.

Burnley Express

28 comments:

Mr T.V. Times said...

"Under cross examination by Mr Mark Stuart (defending), it was claimed that the words "white bastards" had not been shouted at him, but rather "Nick Griffin you fucking wanker"."

So what's the problem? It's true.

Anonymous said...

"[Griffin] added: "I'm quite used to having people flick various gestures at me"

I bet you are, you fat fascist fuck.

NewsHound said...

CHURCHILL BIOPIC MOVIE THE BNP WILL REFUSE TO WATCH :)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/01/into-the-storm-brendan-gleeson

IT'S ON TELLY TONIGHT, AND IT SHOWS CHURCHILL AS AN UNCOMPROMISING ANTI-FACIST LEADER NOT A FRIEND OF THE BNP OR EDL!

NewsHound said...

MARTIN WEBSTER ASKED GRIFFO FOR GAY SEX: -

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6887304.ece

Pete B said...

"[Griffin] added: "I'm quite used to having people flick various gestures at me"

LOL Classic!

NewsHound said...

BNP MEMBERSHIP DOWN IN BRADFORD AND KEIGHLEY :)

http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/4708025.Leaked_BNP____list____shows_a_drop_in_membership_in_the_town/

Anonymous said...

IT'S ON TELLY TONIGHT, AND IT SHOWS CHURCHILL AS AN UNCOMPROMISING ANTI-FACIST LEADER NOT A FRIEND OF THE BNP OR EDL!

Have the BNP and EDL been going that long ? no wonder griffin looks like deputy dog.

NewsHound said...

LATEST: GLASGOW COUNCIL'S PLEDGE TO HALT RACIST MARCHES :)

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/11/02/glasgow-council-s-pledge-to-halt-racist-marches-86908-21791559/

irishtony said...

When fat boy made his Trafalgar club dinner speech he told his stunned(or is that stumpted) audience that he risks his life everyday for the "cause"

And here he is again on the front line risking his life in Burnley to save the white race!!!!!

what a guy!! His bravery knows no bounds

Maybe we should all sit back and realise that we could be wrong and about Dick Griffin. Perhaps he is a real working class hero, perhaps he is the Uk,s most honest politician, perhaps he really cares for his members.

After all he donates a large proportion of his salary to the BNP .

He lives in England with his supporters.

He must be a victim I tell you He must be.

In over 10 years as leader he has managed to get 46 councillors out of a possible 22,370 and 43 parish councillors out of 110,000

But most importantly he has managed to get himself elected as an MEP with a huge salary into a system that he doesn't believe in??.

He promised to become a whistle blower and expose the corruption of the euro parliament.
So far he is campaigning for some vending machine business.

Now please do not be offended if I send Dick griffin a donation instead of LUAF. I have been converted by Dicks honesty. I have been converted by the mans bravery.

He is risking his life for me and for that I am so grateful

Thanks Dick

Jo said...

IT'S ON TELLY TONIGHT, AND IT SHOWS CHURCHILL AS AN UNCOMPROMISING ANTI-FACIST LEADER NOT A FRIEND OF THE BNP OR EDL!

NewsHound, it's great that your supplying LU withall these intersting links but would you please stop shouting.

toenail said...

In a bullshit bnp press release in which the BNP will not round up disabled people into concentration camps (not until British Muslim people have been murdered), they use the old racist BNP term once again of "bogus asylum seekers".

By offloading the Islamophobia onto the EDL, the BNP are going to make immigrants their number one focus approaching the general election.

Ex Soldier said...

The Ministry of Defence does need to investigate the BNP's activity in campaigning in Catterick Garrison. Hardcore neo-Nazi and Euro councillor is filmed at a huge stall in Caterick Garrison getting troops to sign up for the BNP.

http://bnp.org.uk/2009/11/yet-another-bnp-success-in-catterick-garrison/?

They claim they handed out 5000 leaflets unchallenged by either army bosses or antifascists.

Why the hell do the army let them onto army property to promote race hatred?

Armed forces personnel are not currently banned from being BNP members but all army personnel are barred from active political activity or demonstration, and serving soldiers were helping hand out the bloody leaflets.

Brummie said...

I love to sit back and watch the BNP and EDL squabble like a couple of overpaid and under talented soap opera actors having a theatrical lovers' tiff.

Remember the infamous Jean Marie le Pen/Bruno Megret rightist lovers' tiff??

Anonymous said...

Why the hell do the army let them onto army property to promote race hatred?

Because they agree with them?

Watkins said...

From the Myspace page of Leisha Brooks, one of the 'leaders' of the English Defence League:

'VIOLENCE... TOKEN PEACEFUL PROTESTS AREN'T GETTING THE MESSAGE ACROSS'

Take note of this, police, when these fascist filth come to your town and try to bullshit you about peaceful demonstrations.

Brummie said...

"Nick Griffin you fucking wanker"."

Perhaps Mr. Griffin would like to explain the meaning of the vernacular English word 'wanker' or maybe Mike Bell could do it as he's so articulate in his explanation of 'Bell End' on thestirrer.com.

Jamie The Antifascist said...

Meanwhile over at Fash IQ a banner advertising "British" history month is a front for yet another Griffin beggin' letter...check it out peeps

Antifascist said...

'Now please do not be offended if I send Dick griffin a donation instead of LUAF. I have been converted by Dicks honesty. I have been converted by the mans bravery.'

Your heartfelt comments nearly convinced me to close down the numerous secret Lancaster Unity Swiss bank accounts and hand over our billions to Dick as well. I almost feel guilty that I didn't.

Anonymous said...

'There followed a second incident with a different car as an asian male shouted "white bastards" through his open window.'

Wishful, and lying, thinking as usual by Griffo

bloo said...

Leisha Brooks wants EDL neo-Nazis to go around attacking people because she is friends with the Chelsea Headhunters, the most vicious neo-nazi football gang in the United Kingdom.

RepMan said...

Leisha Brooks is one of the team who will be going over to Belfast for paramilitary training with the UDA in the near future, only the UDA from what I hear, don't take kindly to women with guns, lol!

Loyalist paramilitaries are notoriously cheuvanistic murderers.

Anonymous said...

This is much worst: Dowson sending threating photos. Should receive national coverage?

http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/11/01/worker-s-fear-after-bnp-scot-sends-photo-of-himself-with-shotgun-78057-21789678/

Pikey Mike said...

Already covered
http://lancasteruaf.blogspot.com/2009/10/bnp-bosses-uncovered.html

Human RIghts Campaigner said...

Please Lancaster Unity can you publicise the following anti-racist march that is happening on 10th of December on Human Rights Day in Basildon, as a seperate blog entry so as many people can see it.

Picking up BNP policies, hard-right Conservative Party councils starting with Basildon Council are expecting a Cameron government are already starting to adopt hardline Italian-style violent evictions against Roma and traveller populations that have lived in England for centuries, using hired thugs to evict settled women and children just as in Italy in the brutal, violent eviction of the largest Traveller community in Britian, seemingly exasperated because David Cameron has not got any anti-racism policies and if he gets into power, he will allow conservative controlled councils to adopt BNP policies and persecute minorities.

http://www.squatter.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=177&Itemid=2

"THEN THEY CAME FOR THE GYPSIES" By Grattan Puxon
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PLEASE CAN YOU VISIT THE LINK AND PUBLISH THE FULL ARTICLE ON YOUR BLOG, ADVERTISING THE HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RALLY AT 12 NOON ON THE 10TH OF DECEMBER, ST MARTIN'S SQUARE, BASILDON!

For more info, check out the link or contact

dale.farm (at) btinternet.com

Please post this article on your blog as soon as possible because the appearance of neo-facist leader Nick Griffin on a popular BBC panel programme this week has caused outraged protest by those who fear extreme-right wing policies are becoming acceptable in today's would-be police-state Britain.

As the British National Party with its million votes moves into the mainstream, once middle-ground politicians are willing to court favour with the neo-fascists by assuming a brownshirt colouring.

Romanies and Travellers may have been in Britain half a millennium or more, yet are still not accepted by a middle -England majority. Those who continue to follow a nomadic life -style get it in the neck everyday due to institutional racism locked into our bureaucracy and police forces.

We're seeing it happen in Italy and Hungary, now we'll see it happening here. Twenty miles from the Mother of Parliaments, by the lorry-full and Landrover, with bulldozer and crane are coming for the Gypsies.

On UN Human Rights Day 10 December, Basildon's Tory chief will formally lead his cabinet in voting to give a two million pound contract to a bunch of hard-hat bullyboys to oust hundreds of Travellers from his district. It will be the ugliest yet act of ethnic-cleansing by a British local authority against an outpost of Europe's nascent Roma nation.

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THANKS LANCASTER UNITY!!!

NO PASARAN!

H.R.C. said...

We need to get as many anti-racists as possible to campaign in Basildon in December to protect the settled families of Dale Farm from brutal, violent eviction, pandering to the BNP voters in that town!

Anonymous said...

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/4698424.Travellers_threaten_biggest_ever_demo_in_town_centre/#commentsform

Please Ketlan, read the article from the local newspaper and its associated comments where the stupid newspaper the Basildon Echo, has allowed some of the most vile newspaper comments ever: -

The last comment at the bottom of the page from a neo-Nazi troll advocates the use of Hitler-style poison gas to murder Roma people en masse: -

Bill Richards, canvey Island says...
11:43am Thu 29 Oct 09

"Toxins could be used without causing too much fuss to get rid of these scumbags".

This is chilling and totally neo-Nazi, don't you agree, Ketlan?

Anonymous said...

Background to the Basildon story: -

http://www.schnews.org.uk/archive/news694.php

NewsHound said...

EXCELLENT ARTICLE ON THE RETURN OF GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM BY DENIS MACSHANE WORTH PUTTING ON THIS BLOG: -

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Global+anti+Semitism+demands+united+response/2171302/story.html