October 25, 2010

BNP stand violent convicted criminal in Croxteth by-Election

A freeze-frame from the CCTV footage of the incident,
as uploaded to YouTube by Liverpool BNP themselves
The British National Party’s candidate in the upcoming Croxteth council by-election has a conviction for violently assaulting a political opponent during the European elections two years ago.

The by-election is being held due to the recent death of Councillor Rose Bailey and the resignation of Councillor Phil Moffatt. The BNP’s chosen candidate is Peter Tierney, who owns the Quiggins Attique antique shop on Aigburth Road, who is considered a “super-activist” by the party.

In April 2008, Tierney used a camera tripod to whack a trade unionist and anti-fascist campaigner across the head from behind. The wound had to be glued together in hospital. He pleaded not guilty on the grounds of self-defence, but after viewing the CCTV footage, a jury unanimously found him guilty of assault and causing actual bodily harm.

Commenting on his decision to stand, a spokesperson for Liverpool Antifascists said; “Peter Tierney is just the latest in a long line of high-profile BNP candidates with criminal records for violence. That he is so highly regarded by his party in Liverpool and nationally demonstrates that, despite token efforts to clean-up their image, violence and intimidation against political opponents remains part of their strategy. His brother, Andrew, has said that those who oppose the BNP are ‘fair game. Local organiser Mike Whitby has promised that anti-fascists’ identities will end up on ‘a website far worse than Red Watch,’ the hate site which has inspired attacks on activists’ homes and families.”

“In the 2010 General Election and in every local election they have contested, the BNP have been roundly rejected by the people of Liverpool. When they recently tried to campaign in the City Centre, they were chased off the streets – twice. Liverpool Antifascists hopes that the people of Croxteth show the same good sense and give this fascist thug the boot.”

The Croxteth by-election will take place on Thursday 18th November.

Liverpool Antifascists


Anonymous said...

The assault was on 23 April 2009 not 2008. There was no European election in 2008.

Anonymous said...

Unlike other political parties, having a conviction for violence, especially when it's against a anti-fascist or ethnic minority, will improve your standing in the BNP and will lead to promotion within the Party.

In the twisted world of the BNP these things do no harm at all.

Good luck to Liverpool anti-fascists on their campaign in Croxteth.

Anonymous said...

Watch out pete might come stick one on you lol.

Anonymous said...

The last thing tierney wants is promotion in the party thats not what drives him.

Cudworth said...

Tierney is just a jumped-up little Griffinite arsehole with a big ego.

Would like to see protests outside Quiggins Attique!