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when john prescott turned round and twatted the bloke whom threw it at him!
it's not helping the cause as most people whom voted for the party aren't gonna look at that footage and go "hmmm, I guess they must be bad if a bunch of students don't like them". It's more likely to be "what a bunch of lefty do gooding student twats" etc etc.
It's all about bringing them into the fold and highlighting how demogratic society is that it can withstand a few extremists being in the system without it going to shit. It would also help if mainstream parties didn't look like they're a million miles away from the type of people whom vote for the BNP.
But I am looking at this in a very childish manner :)
on an interview on BBC just there, Griffin very carefully distinguished between the "silly left wing students" at the protest and the "ordinary people" he had since given a press conference to in a pub.
What's frustrating me most about the "rise" of the BNP is how much the media, the mainstream politicians and the anti-BNP protesters manage to continually play into their hands.
a 16.7% increase in votes, true, but hardly mind boggling. A lot of the blame for their gaining two MEPs is voter apathy - or if you want to look for a cause, the Westminster Village.
Could have made the homeless a couple of omelettes.
DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING.
i mean churchill was the gr8est britain of ALL TIME, and he hangs with him and stuff
BNP holding press conference. BNP attacked by aggressive protesters. BNP walk away from the scene as quickly as possible.
People seem to associate the BNP with violence and oppression, but from where I'm standing, it all seems to be coming from the opposite direction. Imagine if it was the other way around. It's no wonder he's surrounded by thugs wherever he goes.
In the end this all looks very ugly for the anti-BNP movement, in my opinion. If they think the way to tackle the BNP is aggression, force and violence then they're sorely mistaken.
Anyone worried about what repercussions the election of the BNP might have in terms of rioting will be aware that if the spark's going to come from anywhere, it's gonna come from these guys.
Nick Griffin is a very smart operator. In this interview he's said absolutely nothing he can be criticised and pulled up on and has played his hand extremely well.
It's utter idiocy of the UAF to give someone as good as he is with the media this kind of publicity tool.
Most people generally hate mouthy left-wing students, constantly trying to shove their views in people's faces.
Average Shiela Jones sitting at home watching the 6 o clock news is going to want to hear what Griffin has to say, giving him a much better chance of winning her over.
I like the idea of egging politicians. It's all a bit schoolboy. Next thing they're gonna balance a bag of flour over his front door or unscrew one of the legs on his chair.
That's why I posted it, not to get into a discussion about rights and wrongs or political one upmanship. Just good old fashioned immaturity :)
this much sympathy when Ruth Kelly got an egg thrown at her?
A bit different, isn't it darling?
did you have sympathy for her over it?
Griffin's entire press conference was stopped from going ahead by an angry mob who were refusing to let him speak.
Kelly was hit with an egg by a single person, whilst leaving a court.
Is that clear enough for you?
on purpose, don't you?
They knew that this would happen. Unfortunately the protesters played into their hands.
IT'S ALL A CONSPIRACY PLANNED BY THE BNP ALL ALONG!!!
Wake up! A lot of conferences are held in that place. Surprisingly enough, for once - the BNP weren't being the baddies!
using egg-based tactics in full view of the media. This en't rocket surgery. I'm wondering what it is about this particular case of egg aggression that has your hackles up, as opposed to Kelly's.
a pic of me the other day:
deserves to have plenty of eggs thrown at her
Annoyingly this will only give Griffin copious amounts of attention that he obviously shouldn't be getting, they've messed up really.
Nobody had even come close to insinuating that in this thread!
As I hit 'send' I thought, fuck, what if I create another Bamnan effort here... ;)
TOOK YOU LONG ENOUGH :P
a man is doing the hitler walk in the background, top left XD
It shows that people like this have their facts as bent as the BNP themselves. Not a clue about free speech.
That said, Nick Griffin is a fuckin 'tard for calling this "political violence". Jeez.