Lee Barnes, the BNP’s Legal Director, has said that a female Somali benefit cheat should have been flogged before being deported.
In a blog post titled “Deport the bitch” Barnes writes about benefit swindler Leyla Yusuf who stole £70,000 in benefits using a bogus identity. He says, “this bitch should have been flogged then deported.”
Criminals who steal from the state should be punished and face justice in a court of law. But Barnes is advocating a form of medieval torture. This is a deeply worrying insight into how the BNP’s Legal Director would like to turn Britain from being a gentle democracy into a cruel and sadistic torture laboratory like Zimbabwe or Saudi Arabia.