February 16, 2010

BNP 'would welcome Hanson' in UK

The leader of the British National Party says Pauline Hanson will be welcomed should she decide to play a political role upon moving to the UK.

BNP leader Nick Griffin also said he felt sorry for Ms Hanson because she had been "forced out of her country by this politically correct intimidation and bullying. She would not be a sponger. We would regard her as a good addition."

The One Nation founder has put her million dollar property up for sale in Coleyville, southwest of Brisbane, and has announced she's moving to Britain.

Mr Griffin said the BNP's leaders had long observed Ms Hanson's career and "persecution" by Australian mainstream parties. He offered a bit of advice about where Ms Hanson should live, warning she should stay away from central London because it had become overrun with "spongers". He said more than 100,000 "indigenous" Londoners had fled the capital every year over the past two decades after being driven out by immigration.

"It has been a relentless flow because they can't stand living there and feeling like foreigners in their own city," he said.

Ms Hanson's hardline views on race sparked a national debate over immigration policy and Aboriginal disadvantage from the time she entered federal parliament in 1996. In her maiden speech, she said "we are in danger of being swamped by Asians", and questioned multiculturalism.

The Age


Anonymous said...

Griffin should a bit wary of Hanson. She may have political ambitions which could conflict with his.

Raymond said...

Double whammy of hypocrisy from Griffin here. Not only is he sticking up someone who dislikes immigrants migrating but someone who has campaigned for less indigenous rights in their country.

Anonymous said...

But she is selling a £1m house..... mmmm