15 August 2010

Are the BNP in meltdown? Please say it’s so!

Yesterday’Guardian reported that The British National party's sole representative on the London assembly has resigned the party whip. Richard Barnbrook (who lost his Barking and Dagenham council seat in May when the BNP were routed) is understood to have taken the decision in protest at the increasing tensions within the organisation.

Barnbrook told the assembly he had resigned the BNP whip because of several serious allegations circulating within the party and has called for an "independent internal investigation" to be carried out before he returns to the fold. He is understood to remain a BNP member.
Tensions have been growing since May's general election when the BNP failed to make its promised breakthrough, and the council elections where all but two of its 28 sitting councillors
standing for re-election were beaten.

"The BNP seems to be unravelling," said Nick Lowles from Searchlight. "Griffin has sacked or suspended over 30 critics and Barnbrook's decision seems to suggest the party is on the verge of full-scale revolt."

Ah such news is music to my ears. I look forward to reading further stories of the BNP’s implosion with utter relish!


Skuds said...

Unfortunately it would not mean we can all relax - fascists parties and organisations come and go, but the fascists are always there jumping from NF to BNP to EDF (with quite a few of them seeming to go via UKIP)

As Shakespeare sort of said, "a turd by any name would still smell as bad"

I am confused though. How can a someone resign the whip when they are the only person on a council or other body?

jams o donnell said...

I agree it is nota time for complacency although the EDL are a rabble. I shudder to think what would happen if they ever did become a real mass movement

I think it means that he no longer considers himself a BNP rep in the GLA for what it's worth. Still I doubt he has had a Damascene conversion

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Good thing, too. I hope it will happen to some other creeps closer to home. I'll keep my fingers crossed for all of them.

jams o donnell said...

Well one of the only good fascists in a thwarted one!