• Heather Paterson

98% of the UK do not support the BNP

Updated: Mar 25, 2019

Many of you will be aware that on Sunday night the BNP won two seats in the European Election. What you may or may not be aware of is that they managed to do this with the votes of just 2% of the UK electorate.

For those minority of BNP supporters I feel I must point out 98% of the population did not vote for the BNP. Regardless of what position they hold they do not and will not ever represent me. I have said it many times before but it is so important to use your vote. 66% of the UK electorate did not vote and as a result the BNP managed to take advantage of this, despite receiving less votes in the areas they were elected than in the last election.

The BNP may be making efforts to present themselves as a legitimate political party, but they are formed and led by former National Front thugs in suits. We are not fooled by them. Their "policies" are racist and against human rights. Now the BNP regularly complain about how they are portrayed andsuposedly misrepresented in the media so I will not quote them, instead I will quote their own policies from their own website: http://bnp.org.uk "...we call for an immediate halt to all further immigration, the immediate deportation of criminal and illegal immigrants, and the introduction of a system of voluntary resettlement whereby those immigrants who are legally here will be afforded the opportunity to return to their lands of ethnic origin assisted by a generous financial incentives both for individuals and for the countries in question" This takes no account whatsoever of the many positive economic and cultural benefits of immigration. Basically they are saying if you are not white, you are not wanted here. Yet they claim not to be racist. Even if in theory you supported this idea the cost implications would be immense - the billions of pounds this would cost would be better spent on health, education and other public services. We would also loose the income generated by the millions of people they want to leave. These people are living and spending money here. The BNP claim that we will somehow save money by people leaving but that is simply untrue. "We support the re-introduction of corporal punishment ... and the restoration of capital punishment" There have been numerous cases over the years where people have been convicted supposedly beyond resonable doubt only for later evidence to prove their innocence. You can always release someone from prison if it is disovered a mistake has been made but you can't bring them back from the dead. "We also call for preference in the job market to be given to native Britons." I believe that preference in the job market should be to the person most suited to the job. If a doctor literally has my life in their hands then I want that person to be the most skilled, educated person possible - regardless of where they are born or what colour their skin is. I'm not suggesting positive discrimination, but no discrimination whatsoever other than on the basis of skill. "We will see to it that no money is given in foreign aid" As far as I am concerned we are all human, we all live on the same lump of rock and we all bleed red. Our man made borders of inequality should be broken down wherever we are able. As one of the richest nations on the face of the planet we are one of the most able to assist those in need. We also have responsibilities to repair the damage of some of the humanitarian crises worldwide which we have contributed to. People should not be allowed to suffer and die when we have the ability to prevent that. "Congestion of our towns and cities must be eased by the provision of greater incentives to use rail and bus transport instead of private cars. ... Fuel tax should be cut, motorway speed limits raised, and hidden speed cameras should be banned." Is it just me who sees some more contradicions here ? I could go on but it it clear that the BNP have many questionable "policies" and are despite their claims to the contrary inherently racist. They have not gained their new positions in the European Parliament through support for them but by the disllusionment in New Labour. We must use this result to show what happens when we choose to disengage completely from the political system. Please when it comes to the next round of local and national elections, whoever you choose to support, use your vote. Don't forget you can now become a fan of the Always Thinking blog on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest¬e_id=88517844741&id=66249642495#/pages/Always-Thinking/66249642495?ref=ts

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