September 03, 2009

BNP must adapt membership rules or be crushed, says Nick Griffin

Party reacts after legal challenge to its policy of barring non-whites

The British National party leader, Nick Griffin, said today that the far right organisation should change its membership rules or face being "utterly crushed" in the courts.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is taking the BNP to court over its constitution, which states that only "'Indigenous Caucasian' and defined 'ethnic groups' emanating from that race" are allowed to join. When proceedings were issued last month the party insisted it would fight the case. But Griffin, speaking after yesterday's hearing at the Central London county court was adjourned for seven weeks, appeared to back down, saying that the party should now change its membership rules.

"It is now crystal clear to all concerned that we simply do not have a choice but to change our membership policy," said Griffin. "Adapt or die is the only decision left to make, for failure to adapt would lead either to our being bled white through the courts or crushed by new criminal laws."

Griffin said the party would hold a series of debates over the coming weeks to discuss the matter and then stage a mass meeting for members where they would require a two-thirds majority to rewrite the constitution. The issue is likely to provoke a bitter debate in the party with leading members openly hostile to allowing non-white members.

In today's statement Griffin tried to appease potential opponents. "I have no doubt that it is possible to redraft our constitution so as to ensure we comply with the new law while at the same time holding true to our core principles and most important of all to our purpose – to secure a future for the true children of our islands."

Anti-racism campaigners warned today that even if the BNP changed its constitution it would make no difference to the party's core beliefs. "It is cosmetic window-dressing that does not alter fundamentally the BNP, which is a fascist and racist party," said Nick Lowles from the Hope not Hate campaign.

At yesterday's hearing, Judge Paul Collins ruled the party had 21 days to serve its evidence, with a further 14 days for the claimants to respond before the next one-day hearing, scheduled for 15 October.

The Guardian


Green Gordon said...

Haha, he honestly said "bled white". What a prick.

irishtony said...

Stage a mass meeting?? give me a break More like a meeting of mass, thick unmoving racist blobs.

It will be interesting to see how many attend the "mass meeting", I would suspect no more than 300 at best. they couldn't manage 800 at the RWB car boot sale with flags.

I did say before that this court case could prove worthwhile.

Reality will kick in soon

One elected GLA member off on sick avoiding a disciplinary hearing

One MEP trying to raise his profile by discussing buying foreign properties!! Yeah Yawn!

One MEP sending out weekly begging letters despite promises of donating a percentage of his earnings to the party

Sixty councillors who mostly fail to get re elected

Fines for late submissions of audited accounts

Fines for undeclared donations

RWB failure despite the minute euro success.

How many members? How many renewals?? Yep thought so!!!


Give these nazi criminals enough rope and sit back and watch The demise of the BNP is and always was imminent. This case may not be the cause but it is certainly a catalyst

Oh Joy of Joys

Anonymous said...

That means i could join and be the BNP branch leader of Manchester.

Anonymous said...

From the Observer Sunday 31 May 2009

"Russ Green, MEP candidate for the West Midlands, posted recently on Darby's web page: "If we allowed Indians, Africans, etc to join [the BNP], we would become the 'British multi-National party' ... and I really do hope that never happens!" Darby said he echoed Green's sentiments."

What has Nick got up his sleeve?
Maybe he'll turn the BNP into a religious Pagan party, with a membership drawn from the white British druid community!

Anonymous said...

Quite funny he changed the rules so he could not be removed but now he needs to convince two thirds to support him!

Anonymous said...

It appears from Griffin’s statement that he concedes defeat, you would have thought he would have wanted to go down fighting? Proves what a loser he must have always been? I imagine his bank balance is much more important to him?

Anonymous said...

black or asian bnp leadership ?

Jamie The Antifascist said...

So it's decided, we're gonna need a whistle-blower and a few handcuffs :)

05 said...

Most BNP members won't take Gri££in's capitulation for the sake of party funds.

Money talks not principles with Gri££in.

Anonymous said...

Gri££in sees unscrupulous colourerd people as a way to line his pockets even further, its like Hitler getting Jews to join the Nazi party then stripping them of their assets & sending them to a death camp, I can't help but worry Gri££in will use them to bolster his support which just may backfire on the CRE making the situation worse, I will accept nothing but a full outright ban on the BNP & make membership ilegal of it for everyone.


Anonymous said...

"I will accept nothing but a full outright ban on the BNP & make membership ilegal of it for everyone."

Like that's gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

GWEN said...
Gri££in sees unscrupulous colourerd people as a way to line his pockets even further, its like Hitler.....I agree

Anonymous said...

"Most BNP members won't take Gri££in's capitulation for the sake of party funds.

Money talks not principles with Gri££in."

I think that the reason that Griffin isn't making more of a fight about this is that he may actually welcome it. Griffin started out as a Tory and some within the bnp believe that he is going 'full circle' so-to-speak. He may have called this meeting in order to provoke an internal fight - he can purge the more wilder elements or provoke a walk-out and turn the BNP into something slightly to the right of UKIP. All what's been happening in recent years seems to be dovetailing into this.

Anonymous said...

It dawned on me the other day, whilst taking a piss, that when Eric Cartman from South Park grows up he will become something like Nick Griffin.

Can you imagine what a little shit Griffin must have been? Cartman, through and through....

Anonymous said...

Griffin has been riding a tiger. Now the tiger will begin to realise it has had enough.