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    Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    BNP faces challenge in equality legislation

    The far-right British National Party's membership rules will be made illegal under the Government's new Equalities Bill, a cabinet minister has revealed.

    Harriet Harman, the Commons leader and Labour deputy leader, spoke of her "shock and horror" that the North West was being represented in the European Parliament by BNP leader Nick Griffin.

    However, she pledged that new legislation would make it illegal to have a whites-only political party in the UK.

    Under the BNP's constitution, membership is "strictly defined" as "indigenous Caucasian".
    In the Equality Bill passing through this House, that constitution will be unlawful."
    This is not good. Not good at all.
    Is it only me having a bad feeling about this ...


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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    Forgot link.

    What exactly is the significance of such a party constitution? Does it have any power, or is it just a list of ideals the party is supposed to represent?

    Although I dislike the government taking action that suppresses other parties, in this situation it seems necessary. Imagine if the BNP became a majority party in Britain and still kept the rule?

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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Forgot link.

    What exactly is the significance of such a party constitution? Does it have any power, or is it just a list of ideals the party is supposed to represent?

    Although I dislike the government taking action that suppresses other parties, in this situation it seems necessary. Imagine if the BNP became a majority party in Britain and still kept the rule?
    BNP faces challenge in equality legislation - Lancashire Evening Post

    Equality Bill Will Outlaw Apartheid Constitution Of The Bnp (from The Herald )

    Sorry.
    Maybe but i am just concerned it will create a persecution mentality amongst some of the whites who voted BNP and BNP politicans themselves so they can point and say look what we are going through, we must be telling the truth and they want to suppress us.

    Party membership, they may have to accept non whites by force into their party or be sued


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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    why should a racist party like this run for office?

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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian-bloke View Post
    why should a racist party like this run for office?
    Because we live in a Democracy and shouldn't have the power to ban parties from running no matter how disgusting we find them?


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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    It would be hypocritical of me to always criticize the Congressional Black Caucus and not point out from time to time what scumbags the BNP are.

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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Because we live in a Democracy and shouldn't have the power to ban parties from running no matter how disgusting we find them?
    I know my daughter could not believe they were allowed to stand when I told her they were hoping to get some seats...and I probably felt like that when I first heard.

    I think this just should have been done before they had any seats and before they started making any progress.

    They stand for things which contravene some of our laws. For that reason they should be unlawful.

    The only thing is this should have been realised and something done about it before, not making new laws once someone gets elected.

    I imagine that they will just change whatever it is via lip service and possibly get some more votes because people think as you said in another post that they are being persecuted.

    I don't believe now they have any intention of going away unless they have no funds.

    P.S The Guardian had an article about a week ago on the likelihood of them facing these sort of challenges. Here is the link BNP poll win brings cash and staff ? and legal challenges over racism | Politics | The Guardian
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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    I hate them as much as any sane person does [especially taking into consideration i'd be one of those repatriated] but we cannot stop them as they are democratically elected. They have the right to speak.


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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    Don't like 'em, don't vote for them.

    If we can have things that are black-only, then organizations that are white-only should not be barred, unless they form a significant monopoly of access to something important.

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    Re: Bill will ban 'white only' BNP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I hate them as much as any sane person does [especially taking into consideration i'd be one of those repatriated] but we cannot stop them as they are democratically elected. They have the right to speak.
    Yes, I know you don't like them. I don't quite understand why new laws are necessary.

    They are not an equal opportunities employer. Possibly the problem is that it would require people to try and get jobs with them to prove that.

    From the link I gave

    "A black or Jewish candidate who applied and didn't get the job on grounds of their racial or religious background would have a claim in the employment tribunal," Millar said.

    "If an individual challenges and they maintain a practice not employing any visible minority people, there is no doubt that like any employer who has such practices, they can be sued," said employment barrister and chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, Peter Herbert. "When they are in receipt of public funds they will have to be an equal opportunities employer. To do otherwise would be incompatible with public office.

    "I can see the equality commission mounting an inquiry into how the BNP operate now. The office of public standards could also inquire."
    Anyway it is bolting the door after the horse is out and does sound wrong after people have been allowed to vote for them. I agree to that.

    I would feel happier if it were done under existing laws - which would of course beg the question why they were allowed to stand.
    Last edited by alexa; 06-15-09 at 12:28 PM.

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