And the nominations for the Nazi Party are…

Curly has posted links to the Statement of Nominated Persons for the Jarrow and South Shields constituencies in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.  As well as trying to get some shit to stick in the local elections, nationalist nutjob* party the BNP has candidates fielded for both South Tyneside constituencies.

I find it odd that some electoral candidates don’t find themselves able to put their home address, or even a registered party address, on their election nomination forms.  It’s as if they’ve got something to hide, which feels a bit dishonest.

The racist BNP has got form on this in South Tyneside and in the past have registered a PO Box address on their local election nomination forms.  Fortunately this year they have put their addresses behind their convictions for the local elections, but not the parliamentary candidates – the BNP’s parliamentary candidates quote addresses as “Address in the Jarrow Constituency” for candidate Andy Swaddle or “Address in the South Shields Constituency” for Donna Watson.

Swaddle is no stranger to politics, and stood for the BNP in the Dunston and Teams ward in Gateshead’s local elections in 2006 and Pelaw and Heworth in 2008, and is standing in Pelaw and Heworth again this year.  He’s registered an address in Heworth for the local election.  So he’s standing in both a Gateshead ward and Jarrow constituency.  What is his real address and why so coy about it?

It’s interesting to note that one of Swaddle’s facebook friends is Mark Collett, presumably the same Mark Collett who was arrested for threatening to kill BNP fuhrer Nick Griffin.  The racist party has also accused homophobic bigot and all round prick Collett of attempting a ‘palace coup’.  Clearly the BNP sees itself as a monarchy with Herr Griffin as a leader chosen by god rather than as a democratic body.

South Shields candidate Donna Watson is also double dipping electorally, standing for the BNP in the local elections in Whitburn and Marsden.  So it seems doubly odd that her address is missing from the parliamentary Statement of Nominated Persons, but it’s available in her details on the Statement of persons nominated for the Whitburn local election.

Note: To be fair, this “Address in the xxx Constituency” isn’t confined to the BNP, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Jarrow has “Address in the Hexham Constituency”, and an independent standing in South Shields, Sam Navabi, has “Address in the North Durham Constituency”.  The holding back of such information feels slightly dishonest, particularly when the electorate is crying out for open and honest government – it doesn’t matter which party they stand for.

* : shorthand for fascist, racist, homophobic, sexist, religiomentalist, climate change denying, holocaust denying, twats


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3 responses to “And the nominations for the Nazi Party are…”

  1. Mike Hartman says :

    Good points well made, Brian.

    Makes you wonder why losers like Lovelock and Hodgkinson weren’t wheeled out for the Parliamentary elections, Swaddle’s only ever lost in Gateshead before.

  2. Trevor Collinge says :

    Never read such biased head in the sand rubbish!
    I know several of the above mentioned candidates, if you were to take the trouble to talk to them you would realise they care about Britain and only want whats best for British people!
    Brianpaget, me thinks you are the “twat”!

    • brianpaget says :

      Thanks for your comment Trevor.  I’ll try and address your points.

      Bias? I plead guilty. I’ve long been biased against racism, homophobia, sexism and religious fundamentalism; all aspects of the hateful bigotry the BNP represents.

      Head in the sand? I don’t think so, I’m very aware of the BNP and it’s nasty history. I’ve heard the ‘head in the sand’ accusation before, but you’ve failed to show how, so with no frame of reference I’ll just take it as a feeble attempt at a lazy ad-hominem.

      I’m sure your candidates ‘care about Britain’, but I’d hazard a guess that their or your view of Britain is not the same as mine. Similarly, what we think is best for British people is equally subjective. If I follow the BNP’s position on who they consider to be British, your statement would more accurately be ‘they only want what’s best for white people’. My opinion of ‘what’s best for British people’ doesn’t include being racist.

      Trevor, lots of people have called me a twat, and sometimes with very good reason. No doubt it will happen again and no doubt I’ll not give a flying fuck about it when it happens again. Especially when it comes from a supporter of a political party which is heir to 1930s nationalism and plays on hate and fear to attain it’s objectives.

      I like the ‘methinks’ bit though. Very medieval.

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