Letter: BNP crime spree
A Wood praises the BNP for having “tough policies on crime” (Have Your Say, February 1st). These “tough” policies don’t seem to apply to the BNP’s own members. A BNP councillor in Calderdale was found guilty on October 19th 2006 on four counts of benefit fraud involving several thousands of pounds. The BNP has yet to disown him or demand his resignation. Another BNP councillor, in Burnley, was convicted of attacking his wife and a police officer, yet the BNP continued his membership.
These examples of the BNP’s “tough” attitude to crime represent just a fraction of a party featuring fraudsters, thugs, liars and incompetents. The record of serving (I use the word loosely) BNP councillors across the country is a catalogue of failure that suggests an innate contempt for voters.
A Wood admires the Gazette’s reporting. I wonder if the admiration extends to the BNP volunteer who was so committed to the fascist project that he wouldn’t provide his name in the interview? Then again, this behaviour isn’t new as it’s common practice for BNP members to use false names – even their press officer uses a pseudonym.
This implies that they don’t want to be publicly associated with the party that is the spiritual heir of Hitler’s Nazi Party. Why trust a party whose own members can’t bring themselves to put their names to their ideology?