BNP führer and soon to be former MEP for the North West, Nick Griffin, is currently running a competition to name an imaginary pet bulldog:
Mouth-breathing supporters on the BNP’s Facebook page are backing “Winston” (Churchill) for the dog’s name with 64 mentions, while “Enoch” (Powell) and (Lee) “Rigby” are also in the running.
But Scrapbook has a better suggestion. A penchant for fascist ideology isn’t the only thing Nick Griffin shared with Hitler — he loved dogs too!
So if the BNP are looking for the perfect metaphor for their electoral prospects, surely the name of Adolf’s beloved German Shepherd should be in contention?
“Blondi” was put down by cyanide pill as the Red Army swarmed Berlin.
The BNP don’t hate all immigrants — especially if they’re an English expatriate living in Spain who plans to bequeath the party nearly £400,000 from an offshore investment fund.
Northumbria born Joseph Robson wrote Nick Griffin’s merry men into his will while effectively disenfranchising his children. When the 81 year-old Alicante resident popped his clogs in 2010, BNP officials prepared for a bumper payday while his two sons had just £135 between them.
But any far-right smugness evaporated when it emerged that Mr Robson might not be a legal donor under British election law. Having been living outside the UK since 1992, a court ruled last month that he can’t donate to British political parties and his sons should get the cash instead.
The legal fiasco was the subject of a particularly desperate fundraising email earlier today:
With Nick Griffin’s EU-funded office one of the BNP’s last sources of income, perhaps the party might want to rethink that masthead.
Coming behind the Green Party in the Wythenshawe by-election last week, ‘getting Nick Griffin MEP out of the EU’ seems to be exactly what North West voters have in mind.
While Nick Griffin was declared bankrupt four days ago, it seems he won’t be starving to death. The BNP leader has tried his hand as the far right’s answer to poverty food writer Jack Monroe — with a 33 minute long YouTube video of him cooking beef stew with budget ingredients. Naturally, he emphasises that the beef is British.
While Griffin tells us that the £10 ingredients would serve up to six fascists, it isn’t the cheapest meal he has eaten. A year ago, he told party activists in Coventry that he had fed his children a dead animal from the road:
“Yep, me and the kids ate road kill once.”
Of course, no BNP activity feels quite complete without the implied threat of violence, so at the 23:45 mark Griffin tells his followers how to make mace from a combination of soda water and Tabasco sauce.
This is nearly as weird as that video of him reading the Nativity.
BNP leader Nick Griffin is taking 50 far-right supporters on a Christmas shopping trip to Strasbourg in December — using funding from the European Parliament. The move comes despite his foaming rhetoric against Europe and its institutions, which Griffin has repeatedly castigated for their “corruption and waste”.
While the two-night excursion leverages funding which is available to all MEPs — ostensibly for the purposes of civic education — the advert on the BNP website emphasises that the main event is not the tour of parliament, which which will only “last around 90 minutes” …
“We have one of the early slots (hence the early start from our hotel) so as to allow plenty of free time in Strasbourg that afternoon.”
… but shopping at the Christmas market!
“At this time of year, Strasbourg hosts thier [sic] annual Christmas market - a fantastic sight of some 300 cabins and stalls, a giant Christmas tree and an ice-rink – all centered around their Cathedral. This is the ideal place to do some last minute Christmas shopping, or just to soak up the environment of one of the oldest running Christmas markets in France.”
A parliamentary source tells Scrapbook this is the “by far the most blatant” promotion of Brussels or Strasbourg trip as a non-political junket that they have ever seen.
And while we’re on the subject of the far-right’s festive season, readers should familiarise themselves with this not-at-all-creepy rendition of the nativity story by Nick Griffin, which they may wish to play to their young children on Christmas morning:
Griffin looks to be channelling David Brent there.
The above image shows an an actual article from the BNP’s official website asking whether fascist buffoon Nick Griffin will be given the Nobel Peace Prize – before comparing him with Saint Paul! With Griffin having purged the party of opponents, he appears to have surrounded himself with people who will believe the following tripe regarding his repeated “BNPeace missions” to Syria.
The true believers reckon that Griffin organised the letter from Damascus to Commons speaker John Bercow — and that this “changed the course of history” by swaying MPs in the crunch vote on military action:
“The full story is told in the Bible [New Testament: Acts of the Apostles]. That was almost two thousand years ago, in 36 AD, and Paul became an extremely prolific speaker and writer of letters, many of which are said to have changed the course of history.
And now, in 2013 AD, Nick Griffin … travelled that very same road to Damascus, the capital city of Syria, in order to stop an impending war. Ironically, or perhaps prophetically, the ‘weapon’ they used to help stop that war was a letter – just like Saint Paul.”
“When was the last time a British politician, who was not a member of the Armed Forces put himself in the way of bombs?”
Surrounded by a coterie of ultra-loyalists who will argue black is white — it’s just like the Führerbunker in April 1945.
This isn’t the first time that the Daily Mail and the BNP leader have found themselves on the same side either.
Back in February he backed the newspaper after it suggested the Vicky Pryce speeding fraud trial collapsed because the jury were black.
The fantasy that Nick Griffin somehow influenced the international community over military action in Syria has been repeatedly expounded by the BNP since his visit to the country at the end of August – but receives its most egotistical treatment yet in the party’s latest email to supporters.
Far-right sympathisers are told that the “BNPeace” mission saw “our intrepid MEP” face “the very real threat of missile strikes”:
“Mr Griffin’s experience and status as a politician and his unquestionable courage and commitment in travelling to Damascus for talks in the Syrian Parliament while British warmongers aimed cruise missiles at the building earned him the genuine respect and trust of the Syrian parliamentarians.”
“As our nations stood on the brink of war, Nick Griffin MEP was the ONLY Western politician in Damascus working under huge pressure and facing the very real threat of missile strikes, to seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis.”
Griffin’s Action Man narrative falls on its face given action was on hold at least until a crunch vote in the Commons — which Cameron then lost. Doubtless holed up in a safe hotel frequented by diplomats and other expats, rock-hard Griffin then mused on the prospect of being hit by a cruise missile — minutes after John Kerry had announced a temporary reprieve for the Assad regime while Congress was consulted:
As for the BNP’s sudden enthusiasm for Bashar, Left Foot Forward has reported on claims that money may have changed hands. Asked whether the regime had made a donation to the party, Griffin responded:
Was he really joking? On this evidence one has to wonder.
Last week the Barnsley Chronicle published an article about a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who had been assaulted after returning from a tour of duty:
“A Barnsley soldier was attacked in the street, knocked unconscious and then repeatedly stamped and kicked in the face and head – just hours after getting home.”
“The savage, brutal and unprovoked attack on the 28-year-old in a terraced street in the town centre has left witnesses shaken and horrified.”
With Barnsley’s ethnic mix, it didn’t take long for the far-right scumbags of the BNP and EDL to launch a 100% evidence-free smear that ‘the Muslamics’ were responsible for the attack:
One problem … the attackers were white!
Particular credit to the Chronicle for their direct rebuttal.