Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Nick Griffin wants ex-head of the Army executed

In their heart of hearts, the deepest regret of the BNP is that their side got the wrong result when the Nazis lost world war two. That is why Nick Griffin has bemoaned the difficulty of making fascism acceptable in Britain, and why the party pretends to be a more moderate political force, though this always struggles to be even skin-deep, if you will excuse the pun.

So it is good news that the energetic and imaginative centre-right anti-BNP campaign 'Nothing British' have co-ordinated war veterans to express their disgust at the BNP's attempts to hijack military imagery.

Yet again, the BNP response offers a small flash of their inner soul.

Left Foot Forward reports the bizarre ranting of BNP leader Nick Griffin in reply:

Those Tory generals who today attacked the British National Party should remember that at the Nuremburg (sic) Trials, the politicians and generals accused of waging illegal aggressive wars were all charged — and hanged — together …

“Along with the political leadership of Nazi Germany, the chiefs of staff of the German army, Alfred Jodl and Wilhelm Keitel, were also charged with waging aggressive war.

“Sir Richard [Dannatt] and Sir Ken [(sic) Sir Mike Jackson] fall squarely into this bracket, and they must not think that they will escape culpability for pursuing the illegal wars in Iran and Afghanistan.”

That also saves me from linking directly to the BNP website, though Left Foot Forward note that they can't spell Nuremberg (surprising, given a quite strong level of historic interest in the subject) and have unfortunately mixed up Sir Mike Jackson with Sir Ken Jackson, the veteran ex-union leader.

But I guess that won't trouble Mr Griffin too much. Executing the right people is always difficult in a neo-fascist wonderland.

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