Jonathan Fryer

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Liberal Democrat Politician

Merry Christmas from Nick Griffin (God Help Us)

Posted by jonathanfryer on Wednesday, 23rd December, 2009

Jolly seasonal posters have started appearing on hoardings around Barking in East London, showing British National Party leader Nick Griffin toasting everyone with a glass of wine and wishing them a Merry Christmas from himself and the BNP. If anyone had any doubts that the party was going to fight the parliamentary seat seriously at the forthcoming general election, such doubts must now be dispelled. The BNP has already caused outrage by associating itself with Winston Churchill (a politician who fought against fascism all his life) and the Battle of Britain. Now the wretched racist crew is trying to co-opt Christmas — the celebration of the birth of a prophet who preached love and tolerance, the very opposite of many BNP messages. It’s enough to make one puke. Doubtless this latest BNP manoeuvre will be condemned by Church leaders; it certainly should be. And it should galvanize other political parties to redouble their efforts to show the Barking electorate that Nick Griffin and his mates in no way represent the Best of British.

(photo: Helen Duffett)


4 Responses to “Merry Christmas from Nick Griffin (God Help Us)”

  1. Indeed.

    The bit that tends to get left out of school productions of the nativity story is the bit where Jesus becomes an asylum seeker after Herod calls for the massacre of the innocents. But it is probably the most important part of the story in terms of implied morality. Not that the BNP give a toss about any of that.

  2. I do hope Griffin was toasting the electorate of Barking in British wine. He deserves no better; even Lambrusco or Liebfraumilch would be far too good to waste on him.

    • Benjamin said

      There are some very good ENGLISH wines – including sparkling wines that are regularly named the best in the world – but not many reds.

      British Wine is a different thing and universally awful!

  3. jonathanfryer said

    The wine was definitely red, and therefore undoubtedly FOREIGN. But booze is apparently more welcome than human beings.

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