Saturday, February 05, 2005

BNP in favour of Veritas?

That Stop Veritas guy may not be so much of a loon after all... He's come across the British National Party's press release about the launch of Kilroy-Silk's Veritas, and a statement from BNP leader Nick Griffin, which seems to show that the party reckons that Veritas can only be a good thing for the far right.

The points Griffin raises are also worryingly valid - and our Stop Veritas loon has extracted them so you can avoid going to the BNP website, which is rather nice of him.

5 Comments:

Blogger snooo said...

The BNP have finally hit on something that has been bothering me for a while (I am studying the BNP at the moment for me Sociology dissertation). No one will ever vote them into a position of power - at least the middle classes and the WC aspirational types won't. They have too much of a violent past, and for all their modernising rhetoric, their key ideology is still fascist. It also doesn't help that Griffin comes over as two coconuts short of a pineapple sometimes.

Kilroy has none of that baggage. His buffoonery has not taken him out of the spotlight, and has possibly reinforced his plausible power base. He has seen that angry populist movements have been popular across europe. He knows his ideology will resonate with Express and Mail readers. Notice how the press (The Sun et al.) do not denounce him as a racist (like they did the BNP) but see him as a curiosity. He is acceptable. That is what makes him dangerous.

2/05/2005 04:24:00 pm  
Blogger AlanK said...

Well I would not worry about him gaining too much power, he has already burnt his bridges when his obvious power grab in UKIP failed and he lost any credibility that even Daily mail and Sun look at him as a fool

also veritas is seen as a "Give Kilroy Silk" power party, would have been more worrying if he had stayed in UKIP as they at least are becoming more influential and powerful

2/05/2005 07:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never ever underetimate the power of patriotism,Kilror will bank on this.He know's people have had enough of the E.U. and immigration.
He will play yhis more every time he speak's.

2/07/2005 03:51:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Let's also not forget that no one will vote for Veritas thinking they've got a serious shot at power. They'll vote for them to register their support for the few policies the party has got - largely anti-immigration / anti-foreigner ones at this stage.

This in turn can affect the policies of the major parties - as has already happened. If you get too many of these single issue parties cropping up, and if any of them get a disproportionate response from the public and media, the whole nature of political discourse can be shifted in the direction those parties want. Kilroy doesn't have to gain power - or even a single Westminster seat - to have a significant impact on British politics. Sad, but true.

2/07/2005 11:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could Kilroy be the New David Icke

2/12/2005 07:56:00 am  

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