BNP leader Griffin compares east London to Nairobi
Sunday, 25, Apr 2010 01:26
By Lewis Bazley.
Nick Griffin, leader of the far-right British National Party (BNP), has been recorded comparing the ethnic makeup of east London to the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
An undercover reporter from the People newspaper filmed Griffin and senior party member Richard Edmonds campaigning in Dagenham and the video footage appears to reveal the BNP's controversial policies regarding immigration, homosexuality and multiculturalism extend to pejorative views of some of the electorate.
The film purportedly shows Mr Edmonds' response to a female Dagenham resident saying she would not vote for the BNP after being canvassed.
"Silly ******* aren't they? Maybe she's got a black kid you see?" he allegedly remarks.
"Or maybe her sister's got a black kid? That I think is always the explanation around here. Once they go with blacks, they're part of the black tribe. Wicked, horrible, stupid. I've seen it many, many times."
He adds: "Even though the blacks ******* knock the women around, they abandon them, leave them, yeah?"
The video also shows Mr Griffin, who made headlines for the far-right party after his contentious appearance on BBC1's question time, discussing campaigning in Barking, where is attempting to unseat Labour's Margaret Hodge.
"Yes, it's something like leafleting central Nairobi isn't it, I'm afraid," he remarks.
A BNP spokesman claimed Mr Edmonds' remarks were made after he had been verbally abused in the street and did not comment on the remainder of the newspaper's video footage.
The party unveiled its manifesto on St George's Day on Friday, claiming the BNP is not a single-issue organisation by promoting policies in favour of capital punishment and deporting prisoners.