Looking through the list of BNP policies that need fisking, I saw this one, which almost made me fall out of my chair in a Chuckle Brothers moment of unintentional slapstick hilarity:
Reason to vote BNP number 9: The BNP Is Britain's Most Democratic Party.Are they joking?
Introduce citizen-initiated referenda whose outcome is binding on Parliament.In Why you shouldn't vote for the BNP on Thursday, one of my reasons for not voting BNP was the performance Richard Barnbrook boasts about in 'GLA and the Big Brother House'. In it, he tells of how a Labour Assembly Member broought in a petition from a constituent so that the Assembly could vote on whether or not it should be sent on to the CPS. Barnbrook shouted that the thing shouldn't even have been voted on, and the petition from constituents should be ignored. This is because it was a 'politically correct monstrosity'. What would happen to these referenda if the BNP disagreed with them? I think we all know.
In another great display of respect for the democratic process, Barnbrook called for a 100 strong mob to march on the Mayor's office and demand that the army be put on the streets to combat knife crime. The BNP's conception of democracy involves mob intimidation of democratically elected officials. Great.
Along with that, Nick Griffin can expel any member at any time by executive fiat, which isn't that democratic. This is important when you look at the BNP's own policy on leadership challenges, which makes it as difficult as possible for anyone to challenge for leadership. The most recent leadership challenge led to challengers being intimidated and having computers confiscated and ultimately resulted in the leaking of their full membership list - but while it was still going on, members apparently got a letter from the party's legal advisor saying:
Anyone who has already signed or is thinking of signing or intending to sign the nomination forms for Colin Autty will be suspended from Party membership pending an internal dispclinary tribunal where members will be tried for conspiracy and treason as per the Constitutition Section 6. (3) Section 7 – failure to use the correct channels to express concerns, 8 - spreading false and malicious rumours about Party officials and members, and behaviour likely to bring the Party into disrepute. Those found guilty of conspiracy and treason will be expelled from the Party and proscibred for life.'So people can challenge for leadership, but anyone who backs them will be expelled from the party. Yay for democracy.
Finally, a bit of unintentional contradiction of other policy areas comes with the revelation that they will:
Abolish “anti-discrimination” laws which prevent people from making a free choice;Except in the immigration section I looked at earlier, they say:
We will abolish the ‘positive discrimination’ schemes that have made white Britons second-class citizens.You don't think they mean to abolish discrimination laws, but only as they apply to ethnic minorities do you? The BNP would never do that because they're not racist. Honest, guv.
See the rest of the policies fisked at Fisking the BNP's public policies.