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BNP needs £25

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    The British National Party risks being unable to stand for election - because it failed to pay its annual £25 registration fee.

    Under the Political Parties and Referendums Act 2000 all parties need to confirm their registration details with the Electoral Commission.

    But despite having six months notice, the BNP missed the deadline.

    BNP spokesman Stephen Squire said: "It's the first I've heard of it - it's obviously an oversight."

    But former BNP leader Nick Griffin, who was expelled by the party in 2014, told LBC Radio the mistake was "either incompetence or it's a combination of a deliberate wrecking job which has been going on over the last year or so."

    However, BNP chairman Adam Walker said the "media frenzy" created by the technical oversight "proves how relevant and newsworthy the BNP is."

    By law, the Electoral Commission has to remove from its register any political party that fails to submit its details.

    It appears letting Griffin on QT was the best thing that could have happened... seems the oxygen of publicity caused them to flame out,
  2. johnnymitchell

    johnnymitchell Established commenter

    That's a tragedy.

    lanokia likes this.
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    According to their twitter account it's a small clerical error...
  4. johnnymitchell

    johnnymitchell Established commenter

    Its because most of them have gone to UKIP and they haven't got £25 between them.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Nasty people, the BNP.
    aspensquiver and RedQuilt like this.
  6. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    If they can't organise themselves, how on earth do they propose to run the country?
    Although I suspect that they don't want responsibility, but that they just want to stir up hate.
    InkyP and sabrinakat like this.
  7. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    You could ask Jezza the same question.
  8. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Bit of wishful thinking going on there.
    aspensquiver and lanokia like this.
  9. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    It doesn't matter because he's never going to run the country.
  10. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I imagine the main problem is finding a BNP member who can count to more than 20.
  12. johnnymitchell

    johnnymitchell Established commenter

    He does run the country.


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