Thursday, November 20, 2008

Leaked BNP list

I note a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about the need to protect BNP members from hatred and retaliation from members of the public. I was reminded about some far-right web sites I have seen in the past, I forget the names, wouldnt link to them anyway, when they published photos, names and addresses of ANL members they had researched, seen at rallies and demos etc and people who more generally opposed the BNP, websites which actually did (and probably still do) incite people to go round to their house and do them some damage. I have a vague recollection that a certain ex Labour and LibDem councillor was on such a site, and also a young guy I used to know back in Huddersfield who was in Socialist Labour. I am deliberately not mentioning their names.

Incidentally, BNP candidates have their names and addresses printed on ballot papers in every election where they stand. They dont worry about getting their houses or selves attacked, why is this being raised now?

I dont advocate any physical action against any of them, just for the record but I find the strength of reaction about ensuring there are no witch-hunts interesting in contrast to what I have said above.

I have checked the list to see if it includes anyone I know. There were no real surprises, although one is a constituent of mine that I have always known held strong racist views and who I sometimes have to sit by in meetings. Also I saw the address of someone in the next street to me, but I dont know them.

I wonder what would happen if all political parties published their membership lists? That would make for very interesting reading!

7 comments:

louis said...

where did you see the list??

Louise Baldock said...

I googled around, it is repeated in a lot of places although I think the original site has been taken down. It only took me five minutes to find it, I am sure you can find it yourself if you try. I am reluctant to link to it myself in case there are legal implications, although I dont suppose there are. I am not the DPA holder for the information after all. But just in case, I shant.

Anonymous said...

I would not mind my children being having a BNP member for a teacher but if being a member of the BNP barrs them for being teachers then so be it .What i find more offensive is the thought of them having a lying,graping,revolting card carrying member of the Labour Party as their teacher,if being a member of one party is to disqualify them from holding such a position then that should go for all members of political parties,or is it a case of the old Labour mantra that "that all are equal ,but some are more equal than others"

scouseboy said...

I am in a bit of a quandry about this issue. On one hand, I defend the right of an individual to be a member of a political party ( no matter how incidious- and the BNP is particulary despicable)and on the other hand I am alarmed at the amount of the oxygen of free publicity currently afforded to the BNP. On balance, I think the matter is best ignored, and the BNP can crawl back into the gutter where they and their racist policies belong.

anonymeous (oh it's really Steve Faragher) said...

Talking of revelaing yourself it beats me how peolpe can come on and comment about this, bleat on about the labour party and not even has the inner strength to say who you are, now the liklihood it's probably Frank, Warren or someone from Croxteth, that assured of their party's policies that they cant even give thier real name.

Anonymous said...

List is at wikileaks dot org

HAVE AT IT!

Anonymous said...

Louise- you are an absolute disgrace.