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Loki
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 12:46 PM
http://www.bnp.org.uk/columnists/chairman2.php?ngId=18

Letter to challenge the new Director General

28th March 2005 This is the letter written to the Director General of the BBC by Chairman, Nick Griffin on 17th March 2005.

The Director-General
BBC
Broadcasting House
Portland Place
London W1A 1AA

Dear Mr Thompson

In your inaugural speech as Director-General, you promised to create a “far more open BBC.” Worthy sentiments but, six months on, little seems to have changed. Viewed from the outside, the BBC remains a liberal-left elitist closed shop, dedicated to promoting without question ideas of ‘multi-culturalism’ that are so utterly discredited that even the head of the Commission for Racial Equality has turned his back on them. In addition to this, the BBC’s bias towards the European Union and against the majority British position of Euro-scepticism is well-documented.

In relation to the British National Party in particular, your ‘open’ BBC has had six months now in which to reverse your predecessors’ policy of refusing under any circumstances to have a spokesman from the BNP on your flagship Question Time, even though questions and debates about the party are a regular feature on the programme.

The same denial of our basic entitlement to a platform is particularly in evidence whenever political opponents launch attacks on the British National Party, and our spokesmen, if interviewed at all, are deluged with further accusations without being given the opportunity to respond. My own interview with Tim Sebastian on Hardtalk was a particularly disgraceful example of this. I am aware that this was made and broadcast before your period of tenure, but I would recommend that you should exhume it from the archives and watch it as an example of the BBC at its biased worst.

Whatever happened in the past, the results of the European Elections in June last year should have radically transformed the BBC’s attitude to the BNP. With 808,000 votes, 4.9% of the total cast, the party at a stroke established itself as the legitimate representative of a minority of the native white British population larger than any other ethnic minority in the country.

In addition, an IPSOS poll last year found that fully 60 per cent of the entire British population (i.e. approximately 66 per cent of the indigenous natives of the country) agree with the statement that “immigration has done Britain more harm than good.” Under the BBC’s own Guidelines (Producers’ Code), this is a “significant strand of opinion” that “should not go unrepresented.” Furthermore, this opinion is not represented by any other political party in the country, since all the others, including groups such as UKIP and Veritas, go out of their way to stress their beliefs that “immigration has greatly enriched Britain.” The BNP is hence more in tune with the opinions of two-thirds of your viewers than any other political party. Do you not accept that, however much some of your staff disagree with such views, your Charter and Guidelines oblige you to give them representative airtime?

You are also, of course, aware that those same Guidelines state that programmes should represent life as it really is. The briefest comparison between the harmonious race relations in a traditional inner East London white working class community with a helpful and wholly beneficial ethnic minority presence, as represented in East Enders, and the reality of a fragmented, alienated, marginalised white presence, as revealed on a recent BBC news report.

If this high profile soap is to fulfil the requirements of your guidelines and reflect real life it needs several new storylines. Would you please confirm that due consideration will be given in the near future to portraying a wave of racist attacks on Walford’s whites and blacks, similar to the brutal racist murder last year of Ashley Hedger in Newham and the continual wave of lesser assaults going on throughout the East End, at the hands of gangs of Bengali and Pakistani youths?

Are there any plans to have the Queen Vic petrol-bombed by militant young Muslims, as has happened to real-life pubs in the area such as the Pride of Spitalfields? And when are so many of the native East End characters portrayed in your soap going to move to Southend or emigrate to Spain that those remaining can be clearly seen to be an absolute minority, as is the case in real life in the boroughs on which the fictional Walford is based?

Returning to the BBC’s internal regulations and Charter obligations, is it not time for your ‘open’ BBC to comply with its own objectivity rules by challenging directly the institutionally anti-BNP and hence anti-white bias displayed by the National Union of Journalists in its Code of Conduct, which bars journalists from reporting the activities of the British National Party except in a way which will damage the party?

Closely related to this is the urgent need for action to prevent BBC reporters and personalities using their recognition as broadcasters to campaign publicly against the British National Party? As you will be aware, Rod Liddle was sacked from Radio 4 on account of comments in a newspaper article attacking the Countryside Alliance. When, therefore, are you going to take action against, for example, Libby Purvis, for her repeated attacks on the BNP, and to warn the rest of your staff that such behaviour is an abuse of their privileged position and hence unacceptable to the BBC?

Finally, I draw your attention to the way in which the BBC’s depiction of ‘racism’ as an overwhelmingly white vice – whether among the public, police recruits or Britain’s only political party which is organised to defend the interests of white ethnic communities – is helping to create a climate of anti-white racism. This problem is growing both within various institutions, but also at street level, leading to a growing epidemic of racist violence directed at members of the white community. Do you not agree that it is time for the BBC, as Britain’s most authoritative news and current affairs reporting network, to cover the racist murder last year by Muslim youth gangs of Ashley Hedger, Chris Yates, Lee Martin, Sean Whyte, Scott Pritchard and Kriss Donald?

I could raise many more points, such as the BBC drama department’s repeated breaching of your ban on stereotypes when portraying BNP members and the members of thinly disguised ‘fictional’ ‘racist’. For the sake of relative brevity, however, I will merely reiterate the specific questions which demand responses:

In view of the fact that the BNP obtained one million votes in elections last year, and that opinion polls show that around two-thirds of the British population agree with our opinion that mass immigration has been harmful to Britain, will you undertake to provide more airtime for the expression of such views, or will you change the BBC’s Guidelines to allow you to pick and chose which strands of opinion are ‘significant’ and which can be ignored?

1) Will you order a review of the ban on BNP spokesmen appearing on Question Time, and make arrangements for party leaders to be given a genuine right of reply to attacks launched by opponents and heavily publicised by the BBC?

2) Will the storylines of East Enders in future reflect real life in areas of inner London where the indigenous population is now a minority, and deal with the fact that this status is not always comfortable?

3) Which is to guide the policy of the BBC with relation to reporting the BNP, your own requirements for objectivity or the anti-democratic Code of Misconduct of the National Union of Journalists?

4) Do you intend to remind all your broadcasting staff that they should not make public comments which display political bias, and that this includes comments about the British National Party?

5) Do you agree that the largely unsolved racist murders by Muslim gangs of six young whites last year alone deserve at least one current affairs programme comparing and contrasting the media wall of silence over their murders with the enormous and seemingly endless commentary on the murder of Stephen Lawrence a decade ago?

6) I look forward to your responses to these six questions, and hope very much that you will be able to assure me that, now that you have had time to get to grips with your job, the BBC will indeed make the changes which this letter clearly shows are so badly needed.

After many years without one, I have recently purchased a television set and satellite dish. I do not watch BBC programmes because I cannot stomach such an unremitting diet of propaganda, yet I am still expected to buy a TV licence. The best parallel would be if I was to go into a newsagent to buy a copy of the Daily Mail only to be told that I could not do so without first buying a copy of the Guardian. This situation is not only an absurd hangover from the days before multi-channel TV, but is also a clear breach of the European Human Rights laws guarantee that all citizens should have equal and free access to news and information.

Despite that, however, I am prepared to buy a TV licence the moment the six BBC failings listed above are put right. If they are not, then I will not only continue to refuse to buy a licence personally, but will also launch a British National Party campaign to encourage our one million firm supporters to do likewise, and to highlight the illegal nature of the BBC’s habit of demanding money with menaces from some of the poorest sections of the community.

Yours sincerely

Nick Griffin
Chairman, British National Party

PS While writing, I take this opportunity to make the following requests under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act:

Copies of all guidelines, minutes, protocols, emails and other documents setting out BBC policies for dealing with and reporting on the British National Party;

Copies of all documents (as above) arising from discussions about the appearance or non-appearance of BNP spokesmen on Question Time;

Copies of all documents (as above) concerning editorial decisions on BNP Party Political Broadcasts in the run-up to last June’s European Elections and the forthcoming General Election;

Copies of all documents (as above), including producer’s notes and research material, connected with the making of The Secret Agent programme about the BNP shown last year. This to include copies of all the secretly-shot video footage collected by your operatives during the investigation.

Finally, I would appreciate your giving attention to the fact that the speech of mine from which the BBC showed an extract was a performance copyrighted to me, and examining the question of performance and repeat fees.

Odin Biggles
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 06:54 PM
Good letter, but I am in no way a BNP supporter.

Loki
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 07:49 PM
Good letter, but I am in no way a BNP supporter.No, that would be way too racist. :icon1:

Odin Biggles
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 08:16 PM
The name of the BNP says it all for me, Im English, not British, I dont really have any leaning to any party in the UK anyway.

The BNP have a Turk member and a handful of Jews in it anyway.

Loki
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 08:27 PM
The name of the BNP says it all for me, Im English, not British, I dont really have any leaning to any party in the UK anyway.

The BNP have a Turk member and a handful of Jews in it anyway.
It's idiots like you who can't think further than their noses who are partly responsible for the downfall of our race. You have no sense of strategy or tactic. I don't know what you had in mind to save your race - perhaps making a few funny posts on the internet? No, I think voting BNP could be far more effective in opposing multiculturalism in England.

Odin Biggles
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 08:35 PM
No need to be like that, Im not going to change my views just because you think they are wrong.

Im as much opposed to Multiculturalism as anyone here probably, but that doesnt mean I jump into bed with any old party who basically, lets face it, are just like the rest of them when it comes down to it.


It's idiots like you who can't think further than their noses who are partly responsible for the downfall of our race.

Ermmm, right, dont quite understand how im responsible for anything here, but if you say so...

Loki
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 08:40 PM
No need to be like that, Im not going to change my views just because you think they are wrong.

Im as much opposed to Multiculturalism as anyone here probably, but that doesnt mean I jump into bed with any old party who basically, lets face it, are just like the rest of them when it comes down to it.



Ermmm, right, dont quite understand how im responsible for anything here, but if you say so... Well, I apologise that I insulted you. It is just that I felt strongly about this.

I think any vote for the BNP is a step opposite to the current route to destruction. Let's face it, the BNP is the only serious pro-white party in Britain. The ballot box is still the only way to effect real political change in this country, and everyone will have to do his part. Even though the BNP is not 100% perfect (which party is?), it is certainly the best option available to the voter. And by abstaining your vote, you are effectively supporting the status quo, i.e. Tony BLIAR's programme of destroying these isles. Think about it, seriously....

Shaun
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 12:09 AM
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

I find for the time being, this may be accurate.

Loki
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 09:46 AM
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

I find for the time being, this may be accurate.
No this is not the case at all. The BNP is not the enemy, but a friend in own right.

The Horned God
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 10:40 AM
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

I find for the time being, this may be accurate.

It's accurate enough from my point of view, if I was living in Britain with a vote there, I'd vote BNP, even though my fellow countrymen would probably burst their sides laughing at me.

@Krumpeto
Of course the identity of individual nations comes first, but England contains by far the lions share of voters on the Uk mainland the B in BNP is merely giving the nod to Scotland Wales imo.
If you were a Scotish or Welsh nationalist separatist I could understand your reticence, but as you are an Englishman I don't see what you would have to worry about, being over-run by Welsh immigrants perhaps?

Nechtansmere
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 11:14 AM
At present the BNP is the only Nationalist party in Britain that is likely to make gains in the election and thus advance the Nationalist cause as a whole by proxy.

This is not denigrating the other parties rather stating facts as they are at present.

All Nationalist causes should at least be refrained from being under attack but ideally supported.

Lets be pragmatic when it comes to our survival.

Personally I am a unionist but even if I were not, I could not envisage the union breaking up at present or such a strategy holding much currency for a Nationalist advance.

Odin Biggles
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 12:22 PM
@Krumpeto
Of course the identity of individual nations comes first, but England contains by far the lions share of voters on the Uk mainland the B in BNP is merely giving the nod to Scotland Wales imo.
If you were a Scotish or Welsh nationalist separatist I could understand your reticence, but as you are an Englishman I don't see what you would have to worry about, being over-run by Welsh immigrants perhaps?

I havent said Im a nationalist at all, only my particular views on issues.

England and Scotland are kingdoms, Wales is a principality, and Northern Ireland is a province, this makes up the UK....

Me personally, I would give Northern Ireland back to the Irish, thus making it united again, thus going back to Great Britain of England, Scotland and Wales.

So the BNP isnt really the party for me, for that and other reasons...

Loki
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 12:40 PM
So the BNP isnt really the party for me, for that and other reasons...
Which is? Labour? Conservatives? Liberal Democrats? No, krumpeto, I would venture a guess that you are a multiculturalist in secret if you oppose the BNP. Without trying to be rude to you, I think you lack insight into the future and do not understand the dynamics of British politics and the consequences of being an individualist rather than a supporter...

Odin Biggles
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 01:20 PM
Like I said...
..I dont really have any leaning to any party in the UK anyway.

And I dont oppose the BNP, I just dont support them, why is anyone opposing the BNP a Multiculturalist :confused:, just dont get the logic behind that...


do not understand the dynamics of British politics and the consequences of being an individualist rather than a supporter...

I dont really, which is why I dont support any party, and prefer to speak my own mind rather then conform to a parties or groups stance on things.

Loki
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 01:33 PM
And I dont oppose the BNP, I just dont support them, why is anyone opposing the BNP a Multiculturalist :confused:, just dont get the logic behind that...
The BNP is the only political grouping in the UK which is going against the constant stream of multicultural consensus, and that is why you should support it. Non-support equals support for the status quo, which is negligence on your behalf. Again, I do not wish to sound patronising but I consider this very serious. This country (UK) is going to the dogs, and we should do everything in our abilities to STOP the mongrelization of these isles. And currently, voting for the BNP is the ONLY way to strongly oppose multiculturalism...

Thus, if you are not for us, you are against us, and you really fail to see the bigger picture - it could either be deliberate, or the result of fallacious reasoning.


I dont really, which is why I dont support any party, and prefer to speak my own mind rather then conform to a parties or groups stance on things.
Unless you aim to become a dictator one day, individualism will help this country and this nation no bit. You may prosper in your personal life, but your life will have no influence on the political scene of this country - and hence, if the status quo is preserved, your children and grandchildren will live in an absolute nightmarish situation - possibly blaming their granddad for not doing anything about it when there was still a meagre chance....

Odin Biggles
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 01:59 PM
individualism will help this country and this nation no bit.

I dont like the sound of that :|.


but your life will have no influence on the political scene of this country

Well, I'll leave the politics to others, Im 18, Ive got things like a Job to worry about, least of all political activism.

Stig NHF
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 02:10 PM
I dont like the sound of that :|.



Well, I'll leave the politics to others, Im 18, Ive got things like a Job to worry about, least of all political activism.

Haha....Are you for real? There is no future in a job if everyone thinks like you do. Being 18 doesn't give you an excuse to do nothing. Find the organization that most reflects your own views, and join it. Most membership fees are like 20 euros or often less, we are talking about not buying a couple of beers one time and you have it. I don't get this aversion towards getting organized a lot of people here seem to have. There is a lot of wisdom in the "united we stand, divided we fall" saying.

Loki
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 02:13 PM
Well, I'll leave the politics to others, Im 18, Ive got things like a Job to worry about, least of all political activism.
Stig suggested joining an organisation - however if you wish to be an influence without getting too involved, then merely go to the polling booth. Your vote is anonymous and cannot affect you negatively or endanger your career/privacy. You do not have to be a member of the BNP in order to vote for it!

The Horned God
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 03:39 PM
Me personally, I would give Northern Ireland back to the Irish, thus making it united again, thus going back to Great Britain of England, Scotland and Wales.

So the BNP isnt really the party for me, for that and other reasons...

That is very laudable and enlightened of you, regarding Ireland :beer-smil.

However, you are looking at this from an idealogical point of view, I look at it from a pragmatic one.

If the only difference of opinion you had with the BNP was their attitude to Northern Ireland, then as an Irish Catholic I would say to you; think of the pragmatic approach to your own situation first, and go ahead and vote BNP, and don't worry about Ireland, we can look after ourselves. :viking1:

I say that becaues voting BNP at the next election won't have any effect on Northern Ireland, but it just might give the major parties of Britain something to chew on regarding how negatively the British public is viewing the current level of immigration.

As they are such a small party,the time is a long way off yet, when the BNP position on Northern Ireland even needs to be considered from a practical point of view. Having said that , I believe it would not matter If the BNP was the largest party in Britain, as the effect that any democratic party can have on Northern Ireland is negligable, the situation will play itself out regardless of who is holding the reigns imo.

This is because the demographics of the region are changing, with more Catholics being born than Protestants soon Catholics will be in the majority. Although Catholics are still slightly in the minority overall, according to the last census already a small majority of teenagers in northern Ireland are Catholic. When Nationalist Catholics are a majority in Northern and realise that they are, then it will not matter which party happens to be in power, the border will change or fall, just as surely as the Berlin wall did, it cannot be otherwise.

Looking at the current state of Northern Ireland, one of 3 things is going to happen within the next generation, regardless of which party you or anyone else in England votes for.
In order of likelyhood;
(1) Reunification with the Republic. (As a Southern Catholic I don't even know if we are ready for that at the moment.)
(2) No change in the border, but a Catholic majority.(This would soon turn into (1).)
(3) Repartition, with less area being within the UK. I think this is unlikely, as it would be seen by Catholics as moving the goal posts, Protestants would be giving up some ground but would retain full self-determination (as is their right).

The point is, the Irish situation will play itself out based on the will of the majority of people of Northern Ireland, whether the BNP holds power or not. No political party can alter the existing dynamics much without causing widespread pandomonium across the whole Island of Ireland.

A large BNP vote will be understood by the major parties of Britain as an anti-immigration vote, that's the central issue of the BNP and the point you should be considering when deciding whether to vote for them or not.

Odin Biggles
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 04:14 PM
I already am in politics though, I am the governor of California :).

Odin Biggles
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 04:31 PM
Thus, if you are not for us, you are against us,

Hmmm, sorry Loki, but arent you from South Africa originally ?.

It is sort of funny in a way to be lectured on my own country by a non-native...

Loki
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 04:48 PM
Hmmm, sorry Loki, but arent you from South Africa originally ?.

It is sort of funny in a way to be lectured on my own country by a non-native...Indeed I am, although the BNP is not from South Africa. "Us" not used to indicate me or my family, but the political solution.

Loki
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 04:56 PM
krumpeto I think you're absolutely worthless. I am asking myself why you haven't been banned from here yet.

Shaun
Sunday, April 3rd, 2005, 06:49 PM
No this is not the case at all. The BNP is not the enemy, but a friend in own right.

I was directing that at people who would call the BNP "enemy." If I were in Britain, I wouldn't hesitate to vote BNP.

Odin Biggles
Monday, April 4th, 2005, 08:11 PM
krumpeto I think you're absolutely worthless. I am asking myself why you haven't been banned from here yet.

Thanks very much, Im asking myself the same thing.