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UKIP have backed the British National Party in their efforts to get their hands on hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayer cash, branding moves to block funding for Nick Griffin’s fascists “dangerous and undemocratic”.

In a brazen attempt to access yet more of the European cash on which his party is dependent, Nick Griffin has led the expansion of a new grouping in the European Parliament — with the hope of becoming an official European political party. The Alliance of European National Movements would then stand to benefit from up to €400,000 (£335,000) of funding.

All that stands in between Griffin and the cash is article 210 of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure — which block extremist parties from funding but needs to be invoked by MEPs. But UKIP have ordered their MEPs not to oppose the extremists or to respond positively to a Hope Not Hate campaign on the issue.

Predictably, the UKIP statement setting out their position is a contradictory shambles. Having claimed that a block on BNP funds would be “discrimination”

“It must be understood that UKIP is opposed both constitutionally and as a matter of policy to ANY form of discrimination.”

… party spinners then explain how they, errr, discriminate against all former BNP members:

“In addition, UKIP is, we believe, the only Party in the UK which specifically prohibits members or former members of such parties as the British National Party … from becoming members of our Party.”

Their hypocrisy doesn’t end there, however, as Labour MEP Richard Howitt told Scrapbook earlier:

“UKIP will block EU cash going to support teenagers jobs and skills training in the UK, but seem happy to give the green light to funds, which will only be used to stir up hate by fringe parties.”

Like the UKIP MEP who has already broken ranks to support Hope Not Hate’s campaign, you can sign up here.

  1. More anti UKIP Propaganda?

    Year after Year of Tory/Labour has just brought failure! What have we EVER entrusted to Tory/Labour that TODAY is in good shape? WHAT?

    UKIP get my vote.

  2. Pensions, Armed Forces, British Industry, Education, Public Transport etc etc etc?

    It’s not UKIP that has failed is it?

  3. This is just the left trying frighten the voter into not voting in their national self interest, its this kind of pre-conditioning that keeps the left in the socialist lifestyle they crave.
    vote bnp or ukip or go bust.

  4. Vote UKIP or BNP ’cause you’ve bust your nuts over your racist, pseudo-fascistic fantasies. Vote BNP because your fears of race-war and delusions of White Power keep you feeling secure. Vote UKIP because you don’t want to be thought to be racist, but would rather be though xenophobic. Vote UKIP because you don’t actually want to know where UKIP’s cash comes from (i.e; the EU itself). Vote UKIP because you’re not aware of the massive amount of tax-payer money that UKIP wastes on it’s own corrupt leadership.

    So yeah, vote UKIP or BNP.

  5. I object to idle jibes that accuse me of some weird unidentifiable crime of racism. I doubt ‘lucky’ et al have any idea about the real world and the wonderful and proud cultures which exist.
    Of course leftists are always keen to shut down debate, point fingers, accuse and run away.. Thankfully ordinary folks are waking up to this crass dialectic and deciding they have had enough.
    Don’t forget that the left is a function of the Rothschild Zionist elite controlling you and your strength/weakness, successes and failures.
    People want UKIP when they wake up to the truth. You people are still comatose.

  6. James Andrew Morriso says:

    UKIP is full of idiots who believe in values practiced in the 19th century that black people are subhuman that gays are evil and that working class people are to thick to deserve a vote a vote for UKIP is a vote for a return to a time when “common” people had to pull on their forelock to the rich UKIP a party for the rich by the rich of the rich!

  7. Remind me: exactly what’s the difference between these two fascist outfits, because I’m buggered if I know.

  8. If they are elected, albeit by what I consider an undemocratic form of election as I thin party lists are inherently corrupt as the electorate cannot choose who is raned where in the list, then they should receive equal funding when it is available.
    Having them banned from receiving money because their opponents say they are extreme is very undemocratic and illiberal.
    Who is to fairly say that the BNP are extreme and communists aren’t?

    Either the funding is avaialable for all parties, pro rata, without having to pass an arbitary number of MEPs from a mix of countries or no money should be given from the taxpayers to any party.

  9. We have trade unionists in UKIP wanting to play a vital roll because Labour can’t do their job anymore. UKIPs agriculture policy is to set new standards by forming co-operatives to give fair deals to British farmers or even British workers if that mattered. UKIP is also a Libertarian party, I myself am a Libertarian and give right to what left and right has to say. And the whole idea of UKIP is UK independence from the un-classified dictatorship the European Union which is more right in economic policies than is more left in social policies.

    The right BNP are knowhere to be seen in UKIP and are far from being seen because we don’t represent any of their ideas. And yeah communism did more damage than Hitler did and I have evident of that so its terrible.

  10. The only fascists I see here is the author of the article and those that support his argument. They only want fairness for those that they considers ‘acceptable’. The only Nazis I see are the governments they support that invade other countries to install puppet governments.

    These ‘useful idiots’ of the globalists are truly pathetic.

  11. I’m a UKIP supporter who’d love to see the whole european Parliament dissolved.I also believe that all parties elected to it have the same right to funding-“extremist” or “moderate”.
    As Barry Goldwater said-extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice.Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

  12. As a magazine collective, Notes From the Borderland opposes the EU from the Left, and always has done. We also take a dim view of the pro-EU state-funded Hope Not Hate clique pretending to be impartial commentators on anything concerning the EU or UKIP. We suggest interested readers check out and read our recent background article on this.

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