The latest death rattle from the British National Party takes the form of claims that a lack of interest from the media stems not from standing a pathetic eight candidates in the general election — but because the National Union of Journalists has banned its members from reporting on the party.
Even if this were true — the claim of a conspiracy of silence was, errrr, reported the next day in a regional newspaper — it pales in significance to what the BNP and their far-right friends would mete out to the press.
Here’s what an editorial in The Rune magazine (editor Nick Griffin) had to say about journalists:
“When we take power, we shall put the noose around the neck of politicians and journalists who are to blame for creating this multiracial hellhole. They must face trial and pay the ultimate penalty.
Set up by a former BNP activist, the Redwatch website— which publishes the names, addresses and phone numbers of lefties, such that they can be made to “pay for their crimes” — has a special section devoted to hacks:
Such intimidation and threats are far from hollow, as the Times’ investigations editor Dominic Kennedy discovered after being invited to cover an extraordinary general meeting of the party … only to find a BNP enforcer attempting to remove his nose from his face: