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    BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    BNP leader Nick Griffin has been pelted with eggs and forced to abandon a press conference outside Parliament.

    Dozens of protesters disrupted the event, which follows the British National Party winning its first two seats in the European Parliament.

    Chanting anti-Nazi slogans and holding placards they surrounded Mr Griffin as he was bundled into a car.

    Mr Griffin was elected for the North West region - a result condemned by parties across the political spectrum.
    BBC NEWS | Politics | BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    He was met by angry ant-fascist protesters and union members who do not believe he has the right for free speech.

    It is an interesting situation. I know my own daughter who knows little of politics could not believe it when she heard they were standing for the European Parliament. She felt they should not be allowed to stand.

    I have to admit I feel quite pleased when I see this towards the BNP.

    He himself of course will be demanding more protection.
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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    Throwing Eggs crosses the line. I fully support protesting jackasses like the BNP but suppressing speech with violence is not acceptable. Let him speak his nonsense, and than verbally attack him.

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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    He was met by angry ant-fascist protesters and union members who do not believe he has the right for free speech.


    I have to admit I feel quite pleased when I see this towards the BNP.

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    Yeah -- societies that stand against free speech are to be admired.
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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Throwing Eggs crosses the line. I fully support protesting jackasses like the BNP but suppressing speech with violence is not acceptable. Let him speak his nonsense, and than verbally attack him.
    Yes the throwing of eggs is crossing a line and I am not usually one for violence. I just can't help myself feeling pleased when there is an angry protest against them. When he arrived for the election results there were people waiting and shouting 'Nazi thug'

    They were clearly very angry.

    Up until now there has not been any proper investigation by the media - probing questions and such like. He has just been able to say his propaganda...

    It does though I think beg a question about them being able to stand. That is underneath the propaganda most of us are aware of who they are and if they were honest they would be arrested for some of their views.

    It will be interesting to see how it develops.

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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    Protect yourself using your own damn money Griffin. Maybe get some of your Nazi friends to surround you

    I'll admit i'm amused as hell by this.


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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    "Arrested for some of their views" ?? Are you for real?

    Arrested??

    For thinking and daring to speak ideas out loud?


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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Yeah -- societies that stand against free speech are to be admired.
    Free speech also requires honest speech.

    We do have laws about holocaust deniers here. We also have laws about 'incitement to violence' and racism

    The BNP falls foul of of these but has learned to be clever how it presents itself.

    No one is complaining about free speech except where that free speech is an incitement to harm others.

    If that is a problem with you, that is your problem.

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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    Free speech also requires honest speech.
    Since when? The only acceptable limits on free speech are actual threats against a specific individual's life and slander or defamation against a specific individual's reputation or business.

    Who says speech has to be honest? If that were really the case, every single politician in the free world would be barred for life from speaking in public ever again.
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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    It does though I think beg a question about them being able to stand. That is underneath the propaganda most of us are aware of who they are and if they were honest they would be arrested for some of their views.

    It will be interesting to see how it develops.
    Exactly.
    If they were honest about their views, they'd be in jail for inciting racial hatred

    When he did a speech with KKK, He said we agree with everything they say but "there is a difference between selling out and selling"

    He repackaged BNP but it is no better than KKK or Nazis. He just uses "indigenous population" and acts like he is speaking up for Christians in the country
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    Re: BNP leader pelted in egg protest

    antifa are just as bad as their opposition, worse probably because they only give them legitimacy. "Black blocs" and all the rest of that street squaddism crap is completely counter-productive.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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