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Leaking Neo-fascists.

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It seems that another discontent neofascist has leaked a newer BNP membership list, according to the Guardian:

“The BNP is bracing itself for potentially fresh embarrassment tomorrow when details of the party’s rank and file UK membership are expected to be posted on the internet.

The list, which purports to be a snapshot of the party’s support in April this year, includes the names, addresses, postcodes and telephone numbers of people who have signed up to the far-right group, including the grade of membership assigned by the party – standard, family, family plus, gold, OAP, and unwaged.

This list was leaked to a website, which insisted today that it was genuine, and that it intended to publish the information tomorrow. Today the BNP seemed unaware of the potential disclosure and said it appeared to have been timed to undermine the party ahead of the appearance of its leader, Nick Griffin, on Question Time on Thursday.”

what the BNP list says about its members.

Update 1: Wikileaks has a copy!

It can be found elsewhere too.


Update 2:
Wikileaks is, understandably, overloaded and rather slow but here’s the direct link to the BNP page related page.

Written by modernityblog

20/10/2009 at 13:59

9 Responses

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  1. What a terrible blow to the BNP. Not.

    One of the results of the release of the last list was that their average vote in council by-elections went up by almost 10% in the months leading up to the European elections.

    Duncan

    20/10/2009 at 20:20

  2. “One of the results of the release of the last list was that their average vote in council by-elections went up by almost 10% “

    Not sure of the causality there, but it equally could have gone up, with or without the leaking of the list.

    I think information on the internal bits of the BNP are useful, better some information rather than none.

    It helps map out areas where they are strong and weak, and that might help fight them.

    modernityblog

    20/10/2009 at 20:47

  3. In the 6 months prior to the last membership list being leaked their average vote in the local elections was 12.3%. In the 6 months after it was 21.3%.

    Regardless of the causality at work there, it’s safe to say it didn’t do them any harm.

    I don’t even think it’s necessary as a tool to indicate their varying levels of strength around the country, election results indicate that well enough and the BNP are primarily an electoralist party with little in the way of activity outside this sphere.

    Duncan

    20/10/2009 at 21:43

  4. It is the old post hoc, ergo propter hoc fallacy, eh?

    I think it *is* useful to know who they are, what they do, etc

    Lack of info means guessing and unnecessary speculating, membership lists don’t.

    I suspect disenchantment with New Labour and their attacks on the working class have more to do with the increase in the BNP vote than anything else.

    modernityblog

    20/10/2009 at 22:47

  5. When ever you have a vaccum, extremists fill in the holes. New Labour has triangulated themselves to death and the Tories are trying to put up a false facade that Cameron is Tony Blair of 1997.

    Rather ironically, New Labour wants to be the Tories in many ways and the Tories want to be New Labour, at least on a superficial level.

    Andrew Murphy

    21/10/2009 at 01:54

  6. Indeed, New Labour have been very successful at obtaining power in a fairly unprincipled way, that has left old Labour voters somewhat lost and the BNP have picked up on them, but I’ll bet they’ve managed to get a fair few Tory voters along the way as well.

    The BNP have learnt a lot and play the political game in a smarter than expected fashion, I don’t think we should underestimate them, at all.

    modernityblog

    21/10/2009 at 02:03

  7. I should add I think these leaks are good because they spread discontent amongst BNPers and would-be members, which is to be welcomed.

    modernityblog

    21/10/2009 at 02:15

  8. Fleshing out the REAL BNP goals and beliefs is a way to do that, I think. Because there is no doubt some non-racist members of the BNP who are simply feel alienated from both Labour and Tories. The more the racist, Holocaust-denial and its flirtation with the far Right is exposed, hopefully, the more many of the non-racist BNP members will think twice about voting for a BNP politican.

    Back in the 1980s wan’t the largest group of new members the French National Front got were former communist and socialist members? If true, that should be a reminder to Labour.

    Andrew Murphy

    21/10/2009 at 02:35

  9. Which is why even though I think its a disgrace that the BBC allowed Griffin a chance on Question Time, we can only hope that they will do their homework make Question Time, Griffin’s worst nightmare and make him either defend or explain all his fascist comments over the years and the criminal thugs he has on his payroll

    Andrew Murphy

    21/10/2009 at 02:43


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