Wednesday, May 05, 2010

BNP candidate attacks young man in street

I've said it before and will say it again. Wherever the BNP goes, violence follows.

From Hope not Hate

Hours ago, BNP candidate Bob Bailey - the party's top official in London - viciously attacked a young man in the street. A camera team caught the attack on video. Watching Bailey mercilessly kick a young man in the head isn't for the faint of heart.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are police arresting him for assult? This
behaviour is unacceptable.

5/06/2010 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a moment, I personally condemn the BNP on every level, but I saw this footage on the news. I recall the Asian men spitting at the BNP initially and the BNP retaliated. John Prescott punched a man who threw an egg at him, and it only stopped there because Prescott was dragged away. This is not an act of racism, this is an act of stupidity, as politicians, as human as they are, are supposed to be setting an example. Those lads could have got into trouble just for being caught on camera spitting, but the BNP have done themselves no favour into going to those extremes. Anyway, without further ado, I am fiercly against BNP (and Labour's John Prescott for that matter) but on this occasion, the BNP had only done what I may have very well done myself (and later regret!!!) This behaviour, this fight, is happening now, somewhere in the UK, and it happens every day.

5/06/2010 4:14 AM  
Anonymous Hestor said...

A misleading title to this blogpost. The BNP candidate was provoked in this instance(however despicable their views may be).

I am sure if this had been a Labour candidate, then there wouldn't have been such a kerfuffle in the media.

5/08/2010 8:58 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

Rubbish, in a word, Hestor.

The concept of reasonable force exists in British law. Repeatedly kicking someone in the head, for that is what the footage shows, is clearly a wholly disproportionate reaction to being spitten on.

It is also entirely in character for a member of a Nazi party. Violence accompanies fascism as bacon goes with eggs. It is not just the views fascists hold which nauseate but their actions.

If a leading member of the Labour Party, a campaign chief and parliamentary candidate were found to have kicked someone in the head because that person merely spat at them, they would be sacked and deselected immediately.

5/08/2010 11:49 AM  
Blogger Patriccus said...

"Merely" spat at them, Maria? The BNP bovver boys may be scum, and you are right to highlight the fact that violence seems to follow them and their ilk like a dog returning to its own vomit. That said, I'm with Anonymous (@4:14am) in saying that if someone spat at me, I'd be pretty tempted to give them a good slap, and some.

While I also agree that the BNP have done themselves no favours in this instance, HNH has hardly covered itself in glory in posting only part of the film. Unfortunately, such misleading reporting will only raise questions of credibility in the minds of potential supporters come future campaigns.

As for the assertion that a Labour Party candidate would be deselected immediately following such conduct, Prescott was not sacked or even ostensibly disciplined following his ASSAULT on a voter.

5/16/2010 7:47 AM  

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