July 14, 2010

Butler threatens legal action over BNP election rules

Eddy Butler, who is challenging Nick Griffin for the British National Party leadership, has threatened legal action over Griffin’s unconstitutional election regulations announced earlier today.

Pointing out that Griffin does not have the power to change the section of the party constitution that governs elections to the chairmanship, he writes on his blog: “Today the current Chairman has seen fit to make up a whole raft of new rules. Some are not harmful, but some are a deliberate and blatant attempt to frustrate the democratic process within the Party. He is already a loser – a bad loser who is trying to save his skin by changing the rules.”

Maintaining his blog is itself one of the actions a leadership challenger is forbidden under the made-up rules but not under the party constitution.

Butler believes that a “spoiler” candidate will be put forward to ensure that no one can obtain the required signatures of 20% of the 4,200 people who have two years’ continuous membership of the party.

Pledging to ignore the new rules, Butler adds: “Mr Griffin is intent on steering his campaign on a deliberate collision course.

“If he attempts to frustrate the democratic process as laid out under the constitution then he will be legally challenged.”

Supporters have already offered to help Butler fund such legal action, which is likely to deepen the splits in the BNP. Whether the party, believed already to be insolvent, can afford more legal costs to fight a case is uncertain.

For an explanation of the BNP’s unconstitutional election rules, see http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/news/article/1674/BNP-election-process-gerrymandered-to-exclude-challenger.

Hope not Hate


Anonymous said...

Thought this would happen after checking out bnp site early this morning.

its a really good summer


Anonymous said...

Butler tells Chiffin that he will see him in court lol...

Anonymous said...

Butler may in with with a good chance. From reading the superb Mackenzie post on here, Griffin's backbone seems to turn to jelly in Court.

Anonymous said...

"Butler may in with with a good chance. From reading the superb Mackenzie post on here, Griffin's backbone seems to turn to jelly in Court"

If he has the guts to turn up that is.

He took out a high court injunction against Bennett and then backed out at the last minute almost begging Bennett not to go through with it.

Bennett called his bluff and Gri££in backed tracked like the coward he is.

Anonymous said...

Nothing to do with this but you know how the BNP love to go on about teaching our children British history and how schools are failing in this respect.

Check this out on their own site about the possible cancellation of the census...

"The 2011 census will still go ahead, according to reports. A national census of Britain goes back over 1,000 years to the time of the Domesday Book of 1066. The decennial census was first introduced 200 years ago during the Victorian era."

1. 1066 is less than 1,000 years ago
2. The Domesday Book was produced in 1086 not 1066. I'm sure 1066 rings a bell somehow...
3. The census started in 1801...which is 36 years before the Victorian era started.

0/10 See me after class.

Anonymous said...

"0/10 See me after class"

Good post.

Remember that this is the bunch who claimed, up until fairly recently, that the Holocaust never happened so history, generally, isn't their strong point.

Anonymous said...

Have just picked up on another forum of theirs that it may well be that Griffin/Jefferson have upped the anti, one of the regular posters on the site has received a letter from bnp hq telling him his membership has been suspended, pending investigation.

I suppose thats one way of winning an election.