"His name was Steve Tyler, he was slightly scruffy, and he had a goatee beard and dyed hair. He must have been about 60. His companion was a young Brazilian woman. They were obviously close. As she left, and our meeting began, Steve muttered something about his friend wanting help bringing her sister into the country. That was my first surprise. The second came when Steve admitted that he is not British at all: he is Australian."
So if this is our local anti-immigrant candidate it seems that he might actually be, er, an immigrant!
But presumably it's ok because he is white. I wonder how they classify young Brazilian ladies? Are they white enough too?
Tyler and a few of his helpers were campaigning around Long Lane the other evening. He seems very well-spoken and his leaflet is so moderate it could have been written by the tories. I quote "Are you against all immigration?" "No, not at all. I think a certain amount of immigration is good for any country." The leaflet says he is a lecturer in international relations -maybe that's why he was with the Brazilian girl mentioned. hahaha
Yes, Neil, it is indeed me that the Guardian article rather inaccurately describes (I was 49 at the time, not 60. Outrageous!) And, yes, I was born in Australia and I do have a Brazilian girlfriend, but no, I am not against the Irish (my mother was born in Enniscorthy)and in any case I am not against immigration per se; I'm against mass, uncontrolled immigration, which has been used by the other parties to achieve their ideological aim of a multicultural Britain, and I am against appeasing those immigrants who despise our way of life and want to replace it with theirs. Oh, and I no longer dye my hair.
Hello beetroot. Well, the young lady in question was not my girlfriend but another Brazilian friend, but yes, she may well have been asking me for information about bringing her sister to the UK (I can't recall every detail)and presumably I told the undercover reporter (posing as a prospective member) that I had been unwilling to help, else why would I have mentioned it at all? Re. the question of the photograph, I'm afraid you will have to enlighten me further as to the particular article, but on principle, I would not endorse such a use.
I would not vote BNP because they are socialist, but Mr Tyler's remarks on immigration are true and the bien pensants know that most in Britain who are not already co-opted as clients of the state think the same way. That's not racist at all or xenophobic at all. My immigrant forebears didn't expect Britain to adapt to them or run its foreign policy for them or curb free speech for them. Moreover Mr Tyler's courteous tone contrasts with the sneers, sloganising, threats and terrorism of the other side.
That said, were I a moslem, I'd rather send my daughters to a school like Mulberry Girls in Tower Hamlets where I sometimes play football with male moslem teachers there. The young ladies look healthy, happy and are bright courteous and disciplined. I fully understand why moslem immigrants want to avoid the sexualisation and cheapening of girls which Cultural Marxism has embraced as a way of breaking down the strength of free societies in the Anglosphere. In general I admire immigrants. It's the UK politicians and BBC/Guardian types who create the problem by using culturally alien mass immigration to further their destructive social engineering.
Probably unlike the BNP I view E.European immigration as one of the best things ever to happen to Britain. Young, healthy, hardworking, family oriented Poles and Czechs who appreciate a free society have improved this country no end. It's a demographic change that will bite the left-wing social engineers in the bum.
Well, markadams99, the BNP is a much broader church than most people imagine: not everyone in the party agrees with all the party's policies. I have a Tory background and, like you, I am opposed to socialism. But the party's policies are evolving -as it has won seats it has had to moderate its policies on immigration for instance, thereby making it more electable, so a virtuous circle has been created, and I think the same will happen with its economic policies. But I think the greater evil is the political doctrine of multiculturalism, which far from being 'multi' (even if that were a good thing in a traditonally European culture like ours), will inevitably lead to the most fanatical culture dominating the rest.