Tory councillors signed up the Better Off Out campaign are rushing forward to defend their campaigning alliance with the racist BNP. Another email reaches the newsroom with a set of convoluted justifications for giving the BNP the oxygen of publicity.
Councillor John Hudson, who is the Tory’s deputy leader of Blaby District Council in the county of Leicestershire has been in touch to tell us that while, “I have absolutely no sympathy for BMP[sic] … I am an Englishman and as such believe in the freedom of the individual”.
Councillor Hudson gets into his stride later in the email when he asks: “Are they [the BNP] any more abhorent than the ultra left wing communists? I think not.”
We would probably let the victims of the BNP’s racist attacks speak to that, but Cllr Hudson isn’t finished – because he has found a group that are worse than the whole lot: “The BMP[sic] are much less dangerous than the EU”.
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