January 02, 2010

No decision due on BNP festival 'until election complete'

The BNP said it was unlikely to make a final decision on whether to hold its annual festival in Derbyshire until after [this] year's general election

But party spokesman Simon Darby has dropped the biggest hint yet that a venue would be found in a different county.

Red, White and Blue was held for the third consecutive year on fields belonging to party member Alan Warner off Codnor-Denby Lane, Denby, in August. Policing this year's festival, and a protest against it, cost police £500,000 and £250,000 in 2008.

In November the Derby Telegraph reported that two or three alternative venues were being considered. Now Mr Darby has said a final decision is unlikely to be made until after the general election which must be held on or before Thursday, June 3. But he said the protests which came with the event had not been "fair on local people".

He said: "Making the final decision isn't high on our priorities list. But we have a responsibility towards the people who live in the area. Even though it wasn't our fault we are aware it has caused them quite a bit of discomfort."

Organisers of the protest, including [Notts] Stop the BNP and Unite Against Fascism, said their action was necessary. Amber Valley Labour MP, Judy Mallaber, said the festival caused noise and traffic problems.

Derby Telegraph

12 comments:

Jamie The Antifascist said...

Wonder if the BNP can break their own personal best by having at least a 1000 people attend their little fascist shin-dig this year?

Hmm...probably wishful thinking

Anonymous said...

I see that Griffin has appeased Dickey Barnbrook by giving him his very own billboard, I've heard Barnbrook was stamping his feet up and down because Griffin nudged him out of the Barking seat. Clear Channel must be making a packet?

http://bnp.org.uk/2009/12/merry-christmas-from-the-bnp-team-in-barking/

Anonymous said...

Here's another clue...
Danny Dyer spends a lot of time there.

Anonymous said...

He said: "Making the final decision isn't high on our priorities list. But we have a responsibility towards the people who live in the area. Even though it wasn't our fault we are aware it has caused them quite a bit of discomfort."

Acording to the people living here it is all your fault. No one wants you, no one likes you. And that goes for the police too. Your reputation is in the toilet.

Pete Green said...

Both the Barnvrook and Griffin billboards have been defaced. Anyone got any pictures?

Anonymous said...

"Both the Barnvrook and Griffin billboards have been defaced."

LOL

Oh well, that's £8000 that wont be going into Nick Griffins pocket.

Anonymous said...

Pete Green asks for pictures, hopefully by Monday if thats ok????

tulip

Antifascist said...

@tulip

You send 'em, we'll use 'em. :-)

Jamie The Antifascist said...

http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/4823085.Cradley_Heath_mosque_burnt_to_the_ground_by_arsonists/

Seems like the knuckle-draggers from the EDL have been working overtime...

Sent it you by mail too

Anonymous said...

"Both the Barnvrook and Griffin billboards have been defaced."

Excellent news, Griffin has been talking about spending £100,000 in Barking in the run up to the election, it will be money down the drain.

Pete Green said...

"Pete Green asks for pictures, hopefully by Monday if thats ok????"

That's geat tulip, thanks. I'm sure LU readers would love to see them. I know I would.

Pete

Anonymous said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/6923823/Conservatives-accuse-Labour-of-raising-immigration-issue-in-marginal-constituencies.html