Who’s paying for the BNP election campaign? You are

Evidence has emerged showing the BNP diverting European Union money to the campaign funds of their leading general election candidates.

Evidence has emerged showing the BNP diverting European Union money to the campaign funds of their leading general election candidates. Hope Not Hate have discovered that Nick Griffin and fellow MEP Andrew Brons are “using vast amounts of taxpayer money to prop up their extremist party”.

A dossier compiled by the anti-Fascist campaigners reveals ten BNP activisists who have received this money are standing to be MPs, including the BNP’s election co-ordinator.

Hope Not Hate reveal that:

According to our source inside the BNP, 14 party members are being paid with EU money. Several of them don’t even live in areas where the BNP has MEPs. And most of them are among the party’s lead candidates in the forthcoming General Election.

“This appears to be a clear misuse of public funds – and it’s up to us to demand that the EU take the strongest possible action to stop it … We are paying for the BNP’s election campaign.”

Last week Left Foot Forward reported how Griffin and Brons were refusing to publish full details of their European expenses totalling more than £500,000. At the time, Brons repeatedly claimed he was “not under any obligation” to do so. Hope Not Hate’s revelations may go some way to explaining his reluctance.

• Hope Not Hate have set up a tool to enable people to write to the four anti-EU corruption bodies – the EU Anti-Fraud Office, the EU Ombudsman, the President of the EU Parliament, and the Secretary General – here: http://action.hopenothate.org.uk/fraud

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  16. Mr. Sensible

    What I find interesting is that:

    1. The BNP leader, who lives in Wales, is an MEP for the North West I think and wants to stand in Barking in London! Talk about being well-traveled!

    2. This fascist party wants to leave Europe, yet wants all its money!

    Marriage of convenience?

  17. Liz McShane

    Mr Sensible – yes you have put your finger on it… they are one of the biggest hypocrites (as well as bigots) on the planet.

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  19. Josh

    The Left could start by apologising for their racial dogmatism, preaching a failed multi-cultural model that has destroyed working class communities. The ‘progressive Left,’ as represented by the likes of Polly Toynbee, Andrew Rawnsley and Horrible Hari live in their nice Islington townhouses or Tuscany mansions. They don’t have to live on the council estates where the liberal elites have conducted a disgraceful experiment in social engineering, creating crime ridden communuties because you pigs never took into account social cohesion. What you have done to working class communties like mine is akin to what Hitler did to the Jewish people (and you lefties are a bunch of anti-semitic despots to boot). You have destroyed whole communities in the name of a corrupt ideology yet you don’t have to live in the areas you have destroyed. Start apologising for that, and then the BNP won’t profit as Labour goes into freefall. You see, there is a very good reason why the BNP picks up old Labour votes… you are all the same. The Old Labour crowd are a bunch of socialist loons who believe in corporatism, which makes you fascist. The New Labour group are guilty liberals who spit on the traditions and culture of this country. Please live on my council estate for a couple of years and witness the havoc your ideological bedfellows have brought upon us. Only when you cry hot tears of blood as an apology for what you’ve done will we listen.

  20. Free The Whale

    Josh – You got it spot on bigman. Reading over the postings here the worst bigots, apart from Shamik Das and his New Liebour suckups, are “Mr.Sensible” and “Liz McShane”.

    These have got to be NL trolls if they actually exist. No one can seriously hold the views they say they do.

    Get a grip here peeps.

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  22. Liz McShane

    Free the Whale – yes it does sound that you dio need ‘freeing’
    Just to confirm that

    a/ I am not a troll
    b/ I do exist
    c/ I am defintely not and never have been a ‘new labour suckup’

    So sorry to disappoint you.

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  24. Eddy Anderson

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