[Update 24th Nov. Friends tell me below that I haven’t amply demonstrated my loathing for BNP policies. Sadly I don’t have time to formulate the kind of understanding but firmly negative approach I usually reserve for the Socialist Worker Party, so I have to just be direct: to be clear, I think that you’d have to be pretty far gone to touch this bunch of supremacists with even a maxi-length bargepole. Yes, they’re evolved Nazis trying to build a mass movement by ditching the swastikas. Don’t fall for their apartheid guff about equal but separate. It wouldn’t even work for ‘native Brits’ – we’d be living like Picts within twenty years.]
Well, the most obvious worst bits anyway, from the most recent BNP 2005 Manifesto, soon to be superceded – will be interesting to compare.
Immigration (will be the end of us):
“Britain’s very existence today is threatened by immigration.”
“15% of the UK’s male prison population is black, despite black people accounting for only 2% of the total population. Victim-reported figures concerning the race of criminals give the lie to the leftist argument that this is due to discriminatory prosecution. It is an inescapable statistical fact that immigration into Britain increases the crime rate.”
Multiculturalism (democracy is genetic!):
“…when we speak of ‘British democracy’ we do so in an ethnic as well as a civic sense. We do not accept the absurd superstition – propagated for different though sometimes overlapping reasons by capitalists, liberals, Marxists and theologians – of human equality. … we believe that it is far more likely than not that the historically established tendency (and we do not claim that it is any more than that) of the peoples of Western Europe in general – and of these islands in particular – to create and sustain social and political structures in which individual freedom, equality before the law, private property and popular participation in decision-making, is to some extent at least genetically pre-determined. … If this is the case, then the idea that it is possible to allow large numbers of people from very different ethnic groups and cultures to settle here, on the assumption that it is just something about our bracing sea air that tends to make us natural born democrats, is fatally flawed.”
There is clearly a deeply ingrained human need to ‘belong’ and to identify with people with whom one shares special things in common; we all have a need to feel ‘at home’. … The human need to belong is best met at a ‘tribal’ level”
Multi-racialism (we are apes):
“Scientists studying various primates have now discovered that murderous ‘wars’ against different groups of the same species are as frequent among our non-human relatives as they are among us. The tendency to conceive of our relationships with other human populations in terms of ‘in-groups’ and ‘outgroups’, is older than humanity itself. ‘Racism’, in other words, is not a consequence of ‘false consciousness’, economics, imperialism or the work of evil agitators, it is part of human nature.
The last idealistic egalitarian attempt to ignore and override human nature, Marxist economic determinism, led to disaster and human misery on an almost unimaginable scale. The lessons of history, and the growing tensions in the multi-ethnic society that the left-liberal elite have imposed on us in recent decades, all point to the likelihood that the closely-related egalitarian ‘multi-racial experiment’ will end in the same way. Our determination to avoid such a human tragedy is what drives us to risk imprisonment and persecution, and it is what allows us to say with confidence and sincerity that we are not ‘racists’, but realists.”
Crime (beat them, kill them, punish their families):
“We support the re-introduction of corporal punishment for petty criminals and vandals, and the restoration of capital punishment for paedophiles, terrorists and murderers as an option for judges in cases where their guilt is proven beyond dispute, as by DNA evidence or being caught red-handed.”
“We believe that there is a strong argument for making entire families financially responsible for the cost of crimes committed by one of their members. This was the ancient Anglo-Saxon system, and would apply a huge amount of pressure on young tearaways in particular to mend their ways.”
“Prior to our forming a government, we will fight tooth and nail against the looming catastrophe of forced integration within secondary schools.”
“We will re-introduce assemblies based on traditional Christian values and worship.”
“Schools in England will be encouraged to celebrate May Day and other ancient festivals, whilst the other folk nations of the British Isles will be encouraged to resurrect their ancestral folk traditions. We will introduce the requirement that all children will be taught English as their first language in Britain , but also learn about their local ancestral language as well. This will apply to Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Scots Gallic, Doric or Lallans in Great Britain , and Ulster Lallans and Gaelic in Northern Ireland. English children will also be given an appreciation of the language of the Anglo-Saxon folk and to appreciate the beauty of Anglo-Saxon culture, such as its poetry, art and the meaning of citizenship. Those from foreign ethnic backgrounds resident in Britain will be given the choice of either having their children educated in Faith or Folk schools that will teach them the traditions and heritage of their ancestral cultures, or of attending classes in schools that educate them about their ancestral heritage. We believe that all children suffer when deprived of their right to an ancestral identity and contact with their cultural roots. We will encourage black and ethnic minority schools and religious schools.”
“Since we are not egalitarian socialists, it is not our intention to run around expropriating existing businesses, but …”
The entire transport policy is useless.
“Halal and Kosher slaughter, will be banned, following the lead against animal cruelty given by Switzerland.”
Environment – first and foremost a problem of immigration doncha know!
“We will end immigration to the UK and reduce our land’s population burden by creating firm but voluntary incentives for immigrants and their descendants to return home.”
“We are a “green” party but we are a “hard green” party [on this note see Airforce Amazons].
Britain and the world (Muslims not welcome):
“The BNP is widely known as the only British political party warning of the danger posed to our democracy, traditions and freedoms by the creeping Islamification and dhimmitude of Britain.
This does not, however, mean that we are against Islam per se. As far as we are concerned it is simply another foreign mindset whose adherents are welcome to do whatever it instructs them to do – in their own countries.
We are utterly opposed to attempts by American imperialists, the Zionist lobby, the neo-con movement and the US’s British puppets in the Labour and Tory parties to drag us into a ‘Clash of Civilisations’ with the Islamic world.
We insist on our right to resist and reverse the Islamification of Britain, and to oppose the ‘Eurabia’ project of the French and Italian liberal elites. But we also uphold the right of the people of the Islamic world to resist the attempts by the political elite to democratise or Westernise the Middle East.”
“We will link foreign aid with our voluntary resettlement policy, whereby those nations taking significant numbers of people back to their homelands will need cash to help absorb those returning. The billions of pounds saved every year by this policy will also be reallocated to vital services in Britain.”
“All Homeward Bound settlers would be allowed to take with them all the legally acquired proceeds of their time in Britain, including the full profits from any investment in property here.”
What’s wrong with this? See Hope Not Hate. See also Harry’s Place. Harry’s Place bloggers realise that two major reasons this country is such a good place to live are its liberties and rights. They intrepidly worry away at the problem of rights being abused to repress liberties and liberties being exploited in harmful ways. In doing so they address many of the preoccupations of BNP sympathisers – multi-culturalism, double standards, and the place of religion in civil society.