Monday, 24 January 2011

Err, not really...

As I've mentioned previously, the BNP is worried about finding itself increasingly irrelevant in the rising climate of austerity and class war. To counter this, alongside its usual tactic of racialising economic issues, it has been trying to play the victim card on the back of increasingly absurd claims.

The latest rambling heap of bullshit is this;
The police’s undercover operations unit is actively involved in supporting extremist far leftist and communist UAF public violence against the British National Party, sensational new photographs have revealed.

The photographs, which show now-exposed undercover National Public Order Intelligence Unit police constable Mark Kennedy taking part in a UAF protest against the British National Party in Derbyshire during 2009, have been released by party spokesman Simon Darby.

In the photographs, taken by a British National Party activist at a UAF demonstration outside a licensing application for the 2009 Red, White and Blue event, Pc Kennedy is clearly visible.

Wearing dark clothes and carrying a green rucksack, Pc Kennedy, who was known by the nickname ‘flash’ amongst his far leftist colleagues because he often funded activists’ transportation to demonstrations and their accommodation, can be seen in the crowd of UAF protestors.

The UAF is headed up by Wayman Bennett, an executive member of the extremist communist ‘Socialist Workers’ Party.’

According to earlier revelations about Pc Kennedy, he often took the lead in organising events and a recent court case against environmentalist activists collapsed when it was revealed that the policeman was behind the attempt to occupy a power station.

It is however Pc Kennedy’s involvement in the UAF and its activities against the British National Party which have now taken centre stage following the publication of the new pictures.

“Bear in mind that no less than 19 UAF demonstrators were arrested for public violence outside the British National Party’s Red, White and Blue event in 2009,” Mr Darby said.

“In the light of Pc Kennedy’s involvement in the UAF demonstration, the party and the public have the right to know how much of this violence and subsequent cost to the taxpayer was actually coordinated by the police in the first place,” he said.
The only problem, of course, is that this story makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. For a start, it isn't like 2009 was the first year that anti-fascists demonstrated against the BNP's Red, White, and Blue festival. See reports of 2008 on Indymedia, for example.

Then there is the fact that, as a way to gain credibility, undercover police were given "an ‘authority’ which covered me to infiltrate activist groups and be involved in minor crime such as trespass and criminal damage."

In other words, rather than "coordinating" actions, was to earn the trust of the group they were trying to infiltrate in order to be able to gather evidence of their activities.

Photographs of a single undercover cop at a UAF event do not prove "active support" for the far-left. They certainly don't prove "state-sponsored subversion of a legitimate political party" or that police "organise[d] public violence against the British National Party which could then be used as propaganda against us by the media."

What they may prove, however, is that the BNP is a dying organisation, desperate for attention, and that it thinks low enough of its supporters intelligence that they would believe such nonsense.