Saturday, April 23, 2005
In the interests of balanced reporting, I feel obliged to inform you that the BNP's election manifesto was launched today.
Beyond the predictable stuff about withdrawal from the EU, restoration of capital punishment and a complete end to immigration, the BNP's führer made this bizarre statement:
Mr Griffin also wants the reintroduction of national service and said everyone who had undergone it should be required to keep a modern assault rifle at home.Griffin, whose party is no stranger to tyrannical behaviour itself, then added this non sequitur:
"It's there to shoot burglars with if they want, it's there to shoot people who invade this country if they want, and if in the end a tyrannical government wants to usurp the rights and freedoms of the people it is there to use against the government as well," he said.
He added that this would disprove the "smear" that his party was totalitarian.Rather puts Tory policy in perspective, doesn't it?