Sunday, January 13, 2008

The British National Party's anti-US and anti-Israel side

Any regular reader of righty or counter-jihad blogs is probably aware of the confluence of European neo-fascist political parties and the European anti-jihad movement. Certainly, any regular reader of Little Green Footballs would be.

Some time back, I got a copy of the British National Party's manifesto. It's a couple of years old, published around the time of the 2005 British general election, but I'm sure their positions have changed little, if at all, since then.

Much of the manifesto is actually sensible, but their foreign policy positions sound like something right out of the American far-left wing or far-right wing talking points:
National Defence
We would have no quarrel with any nation that does not threaten British interests.
We will not act as the world’s policeman either for the UN, the EU or the US. We will maintain an independent foreign policy of our own, and not a spineless subservience to the USA, the ‘international community’, or any other country. We will restore the county regimental system and also withdraw from the European Union plans for an European Army. We will invest in creating an integrated defence structure that can respond to all 21st Century threats. Successive cuts in defence spending have left Britain ‘s armed forces perilously weak. We will boost Britain‘s armed forces to ensure that they are able to deal with any emergency, and defend our homeland and our independence.
  1. We will bring our troops back from Germany and withdraw from NATO, since recent political developments make both commitments obsolete.
  2. We will also withdraw all British troops with immediate effect from Iraq. We will never again involve British troops in any more American ‘ wars for oil’ or neo-con adventures on behalf of the Zionist government of Israel.
Any doubt of which political party Ron Paul would belong to if he were British?


aDM said...

God, don't use LGF for your go-to on British and Euro politics, whatever you do (try Pub Philosopher). They got so much of that stuff wrong, the last epidsode was a classic. I am often a bit surprised by how much tacit support there is for this racist bunch of loons in the US blogosphere though eg the BNP. I think its to do with EU hatred. A lot of Brits will vote for this lot now - largely to protest immigration and who can blame them. I don't see what you mean about Ron Paul though. How is he racist?

Eric said...

I guess you haven't heard about the blow-up over here regarding 10 years of Ron Paul's newsletters that contained a lot of racially inflammatory stuff.

My Ron Paul comment at the end wasn't so much the racism angle, though. It was more about the isolationism and anti-Israel slant.

Lucyp said...

The BNP are just a nasty bunch of racists and thugs who stir up racial hatred in regions with high ethnic populations, not just muslim but east europeans and anyone who is not British. Think of the Klu Klux Klan with swastikas and you get the idea.