The BNP leak

18 Nov

For the record.

It will surprise no-one that I’m not on the BNP list. As someone who’s liberal to a fault, I think it’s fair to say that the party is run by a group of hateful fucktards. That said, whoever leaked the list online, should be arrested for incitement to violence – or whatever else the police can pin on them.

One’s politics, however hateful and vindictive, should never be reason for violence. Whoever leaked this list must know of the damage it would do to the people featured on this list – many of whom, I’m sure, are frustrated with British politics, rather than being conscious racists or bigots.

I do hope this story will fizzle out without incident.

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4 Responses to “The BNP leak”

  1. w_guice@hotmail.com November 19, 2008 at 7:58 pm #

    i see your point but can’t really agree. People’s politics, however hateful and vindictive, have not been given as a reason for violence, as publishing a list of names is not in itself any more violent or inciteful than merely being a member of the BNP.

  2. w_guice@hotmail.com November 19, 2008 at 7:58 pm #

    i see your point but can’t really agree. People’s politics, however hateful and vindictive, have not been given as a reason for violence, as publishing a list of names is not in itself any more violent or inciteful than merely being a member of the BNP.

  3. pogsurf@gmail.com November 20, 2008 at 1:52 am #

    Mob rule is just the type of politics which the BNP specialise in, so like you I am concerned at the release of this list. Personally I am dismayed at how quickly partisan loyalties take over and people seem to have forgotten that you have to defend democratic rights for everyone, including people you don’t like.I hope too that this story will fizzle out, but for the time being it seems to be growing as a story, not declining. I suspect there will be sackings and the like which will keep the story alive.

  4. pogsurf@gmail.com November 20, 2008 at 1:52 am #

    Mob rule is just the type of politics which the BNP specialise in, so like you I am concerned at the release of this list. Personally I am dismayed at how quickly partisan loyalties take over and people seem to have forgotten that you have to defend democratic rights for everyone, including people you don’t like.I hope too that this story will fizzle out, but for the time being it seems to be growing as a story, not declining. I suspect there will be sackings and the like which will keep the story alive.

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