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Organise now to break Nazi threat

Issue No. 1798a

THE NAZI British National Party has conned its way into the council chamber for the first time in nine years.

The shocking election of three BNP councillors in Burnley is a terrible warning. And it demands an urgent reaction.

It should be a signal for the anti-Nazi majority across Britain to join the movement to drive the BNP back.

The Nazis stood 68 candidates in the council elections across England.

In most areas they got nothing like the vote they got in parts of Burnley and Oldham, the towns in north west England they had concentrated on.

And they are a long way short of the kind of national breakthrough achieved by their hero in France, the fascist Jean-Marie Le Pen.

But there is no room at all for complacency.

The Nazis hope to build on their results in Burnley. They have announced that they plan to stand in the Scottish Parliament elections next year.

They must be stopped. That means confronting and opposing them at every turn.

Those in the BNP are not normal politicians. They are Nazis—followers of Adolf Hitler.

Their Führer, Griffin, says the BNP 'backs up its slogan ‘Defend rights for whites’ with well directed boots and fists'.

The BNP is against the NHS, trade unions and the interests of working people, black and white.

It hid its real Nazi ideology in the elections and sought to pick up votes by tapping into the huge bitterness with mainstream politicians.

The shocking result from Burnley should now be a signal for everyone to throw themselves into a fight to stop Britain’s Nazis.

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Sat 4 May 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1798a
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