November 08, 2009

Of thieves, pseudo-patriots and idiots...

The BNP is always happy to steal a good idea when it sees one. The immensely successful and largely-online Obama election campaign in the US was certainly a good idea and, from the constant stream of online communications (or, in the BNP's case, cheap and nasty begging letters) to the appearance of the Obama campaign website itself, the BNP has nabbed the lot, not even bothering to alter it much beyond adding a Churchill here and a porky nazi pretending to be a statesman over there.

The Barack Obama campaign site
Not the Barack Obama campaign site
The BNP is, as it tells us ad nauseum, the most patriotic party in the known universe. Why then, is it unable to tell when our country's flag is upside-down? The picture below is taken from the BNP's cringeworthy tat-selling arm, Excalibur, now run by and for the appalling Arthur Kemp, white supremacist and former South African spook. The BNP's faux-patriotism is, of course, well-known, and is useful only while some voters are still being taken in by it - but the flag has been on the Excalibur site for months and we're starting to wonder if anybody at the BNP even looks at the Excalibur site, let alone buys the crap that's sold on it.

Oops - the BNP does it again...
Or perhaps the flag is upside-down for a reason. An upside-down Union Jack on the high seas indicates a vessel in distress - perhaps one sold via the market stall of a third-rate political party indicates distress that the accounts are long-overdue again and will yet again incur a whacking great fine from the Electoral Commission.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

"the flag has been on the Excalibur site for months and we're starting to wonder if anybody at the BNP even looks at the Excalibur site, let alone buys the crap that's sold on it"

I'd be surprised if ten people a week bothered to look at it. It's full of shite.

B said...

It's got to be more than £1000 this time surely.

Anonymous said...

Babyshambles unveil new BNP-bashing song at London show
http://www.nme.com/news/babyshambles/48250

See it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw7Qk2KW-u0

HE said...

"a porky nazi pretending to be a statesman"

LOL I like that.

Anonymous said...

There was an upside down Union flag at a commemoration service at the lead up to the remembereance service. It happens more than you realise.

wogerini said...

" the appalling Arthur Kemp, white supremacist and former South African spook"

Yes, the appalling Arthur Kemp who abandoned his children.

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for the Electoral Commission! More membership money down the plughole thanks to Nick Gri££ins incompetence!

Anonymous said...

You pinched this from the Daily Telegraph.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/willheaven/100016036/the-new-bnp-website-lifts-heavily-from-barackobama-com/?

Dave T said...

I know you've already reported on this but the following report seemed nicely pithy.

NO JURY JOY FOR G******

Nov 8 2009 by Michael Kelly, Sunday Sun

ONE of the funniest stories of the week involved Tauriq Khalid, who was charged with using racially abusive threatening behaviour to BNP leader Nick Griffin.

Griffin claimed Mr Khalid called him a “white b******” in his home town of Burnley, Lancashire, in November last year.

However, the defendant insisted he called him a “f****** w*****”.

After a three-day trial at Preston Court, the jury took just 45 minutes to agree with Mr Khalid that he had called Griffin a “f****** w*****”, decided it was fair comment, and cleared him.

It restores your faith in the system of justice in Britain.

Sunday Sun
http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/lifestyle-news/newstest/2009/11/08/no-jury-joy-for-g-79310-25110126/

Jamie The Antifascist said...

So Mr. Nazi was inspired by an election campaign of a black man?

Classic!!

Antifascist said...

'You pinched this from the Daily Telegraph.'

Actually, no. It's been up at Harry's Place and LabourList too (among other places).

Anonymous said...

Obama is NOT black!

He is mixed race!

Anonymous said...

Obviously only the style of the Obama website has been copied, not the reliability.

Hence the following delightful comments on the "British National Bikers" group on the BNP website:

Wessex wrote on the wire of the group The BNB – British National Bikers: 1 minute ago

Hi Green Man – Christ knows what's going on with this site. I can achieve virtually fuck all on here now. Sorry, BNP, but fucking amateur, fucking unimpressed.


green man wrote on the wire of the group The BNB – British National Bikers: 3 hours, 35 minutes ago

i have tried countless times to chat on the instant message service on this site and had no luck at all ,has anyone been succesfull ?…..and hello to all you new members!!!

iliacus said...

Ah yes, Winston Churchill.

The man who argued against any retreat from "the old, tolerant and generous practice of free entry and asylum to which this country has so long adhered and from which it has so greatly gained".

Just like current BNP policy really!

You couldn't make it up! [Though the BNP frequently does !]

Zebedee said...

That flag on a stick is so fucking tacky.

Anonymous said...

Two union flags which are probably made in Taiwan for 20p each for 5.50 (& p+p)! What a rip-off!

Also have you noticed how the pic of Griffin is bigger and more prominent than Churchill's?

wogerini said...

According to the following source (also racist) Arthur Kemp is involved with the zasucks.com, a controversial and grotesque blog from South Africa.

http://marwinsing-marwinsing.blogspot.com/2009/09/marwinsing-affair-now-are-you-ready-to.html