April 12, 2010

Who is the BNP's "soldier"?

The far right party exploits the war in Afghanistan for a propaganda stunt

Today's Metro reports that the BNP leader Nick Griffin, who is standing for parliament in Barking, Essex, was criticised for campaigning alongside a man in army uniform at the weekend. The far right, anti-immigration party, which is hoping to pick up votes by playing on people's disquiet at the war in Afghanistan was criticised by a soldiers' charity, ABS, which said there was "no place in the army for racism or politics."

Metro claims not to know whether the man pictured with Griffin is a serving soldier. However I can reveal he is no such thing: his name is Adam Walker, 41, a BNP member and former teacher who faces being struck off by the General Teaching Council for posting racist messages on the internet during a lesson.

On Saturday he was parading in front of news cameras gathered in Barking to cover the BNP's campaign launch. Asked if he was a real soldier, he admitted he wasn't. "I'm wearing this uniform in solidarity with our boys in Afghanistan," Walker said.

New Statesman

18 comments:

raincoatoptimism said...

and if further proof were needed, here is a picture of him [http://images.icnetwork.co.uk/upl/nejournal/sep2008/5/0/7E8322D4-D0D8-BFDE-9D790338119C64A6.jpg]

Anonymous said...

"I'm wearing this uniform in solidarity with our boys in Afghanistan," Walker said.

I take it that doesn't include the Gurkhas and other Non-white fighters who also wear that uniform. The BNP want to keep the Gurkhas out even though they fought like any white soldier

iliacus said...

No wonder Griffin looks pleased - he's waving to the Red Indian, the mechanic and the ... er ... who else was in The Village People?

Anonymous said...

adam walker was in the army before he became a teacher.

Anonymous said...

"Asked if he was a real soldier, he admitted he wasn't. "I'm wearing this uniform in solidarity with our boys in Afghanistan," Walker said"

That's fucking outrageous. This is similar to that 'Walter Mitty' guy who wore a SAS beret and all those fictional medals at a Rememberance days parade last year. If I was a Squadie I would be pissed at the BNP using some prick in surplus Desert Camo to drum up support.

Anonymous said...

It's that bastard Mark Walker.

Anonymous said...

It's scumbag Adam Walker

Antifascist said...

'It's that bastard Mark Walker.'

No, it's that other bastard Adam Walker.

'adam walker was in the army before he became a teacher.'

So?

Anonymous said...

If Walker was in the army before he became a teacher, was he as useless and morally corrupt as a solder as he was when he became a teacher?

Anonymous said...

"I'm wearing this uniform in solidarity with our boys in Afghanistan," Walker said.

So, in the ligt of that 'logic', would Walker wear the uniform of a school girl or of anun if he was in solidarity with school children and education cuts, or supporting Catholic nuns and Christianity?

Or is ite bcause he just likes to see himslef as an Action Man, and homo Griffin likes to be seen standing next to big men?

Anonymous said...

Why's he wearing camouflage in a high street? Is he hoping to blend in with the surroundings?

Bite me said...

Griffin does love to be surrounded by butch men, doesn't he. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Is Walker his name or is it a mis-spelling, or both?

Anonymous said...

"adam walker was in the army before he became a teacher."

I used to be a miner but I don't walk up and down the high street in pit boots and a headlamp.

Anonymous said...

Its a bloody disgrace that this thick twat Walker wears a British Uniform.

Anonymous said...

He was only in the Army 12 months and bought himself out.

Anonymous said...

Ah now Walker there's another pervert- I'm fairly open minded but a three way with your brother and a female BNP activist is just manky.

Anonymous said...

So Walkers Mummy had to buy him out of the Army after 1 year.