BNP Vicar Robert West runs for a seat in Europe

Update: Barthsnotes has more.

Back in 2006, Reverend Robert West was suspended from the Tory Party for addressing a BNP meeting. He went on to set up the Christian Council of Britain, which although claiming to represent ‘Christian values,’ was little more than a front group for the racist policies of the BNP.

Since then, various Christian organisations have denounced the Christian Council of Britain, whilst the BNP’s religious tactics have been reported in the Christian press. Back in December 2008, the General Synod of the Church of England voted to ban clergy from joining the BNP.

Suffice to say, Rev West is none too happy.

This Sunday, Rev West addressed a congregation in the Baptist Chapel in Barton in the Beans, Leicestershire, deploring the General Synod’s decision. West also claimed of his party:

” The BNP is Britain’s finest and most decent Party, and it is my view that they are being unjustly picked on for simply telling the truth and standing up for the native peoples in their own country.”

Today the BNP website reports that Rev West addressed a BNP meeting in Charnwood. At the same meeting, the BNP’s East Midlands press officer told attendees:

“We are the indigenous people of this island, and as such, have a right to maintain our homeland for our own people.”

Rev West is also a BNP candidate for the upcoming East Midlands MEP elections, and is now being promoted on the pro-BNP ‘Melton and Rutland Community’ blog.

Hope Not Hate has more on the very real threat of the BNP gaining seats in up-and-coming European elections, and what you can do to help defeat the BNP in 2009.

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11 responses to “BNP Vicar Robert West runs for a seat in Europe

  1. Pingback: Flatulence: BNP Vicar at Barton in the Beans Baptist Church « Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion

  2. Reverend Robert West was suspended from the Tory Party for addressing a BNP meeting. He went on to set up the Christian Council of Britain, which although claiming to represent ‘Christian values,’ was little more than a front group for the racist policies of the BNP.

    Why is a white organisation wrong but a Black Police Association, the Muslim Council of Great Britain and around 30 more, (all available on the Commission for Racial Equality site), are OK.
    The Commission for Racial Equality is a misnomer anyway it’s only equality if you are non white, or more truthfully non English.

  3. CZ

    Rayatcov,

    Surely it’s obvious why a white organisation is considered wrong. It’s because of the long and ugly history of ‘white supremacism’.
    The BNP merged with the League of Empire Loyalists in 1966.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Empire_Loyalists
    These guys were far-right white racists on the fringes of the Conservative Party who campaigned against the dissolution of the British Empire. The connection with an ideology of white supremacism is obvious.

    The Muslim Council of Britain is a religious organisation, not a racial one. Anybody from any race may become a Muslim, and there are white converts to Islam in Britain.
    (Yes I know some Muslim spokespeople claim that attacks on Islam and Muslims is ‘racist’, but they’re being manipulative. We shouldn’t be sucked in by their deceit.)

    The fact that you lump together blacks and Muslims shows confusion in your thinking. It suggests that really you just have a problem with peopel who aren’t like you in any way. Obnoxious I’m afraid.

  4. seismicshock

    MCB is extreme too, but there’s no need to criticise them whilst criticising the CCB, and there’s no need to compare each group to another extremist group in the same breath.

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  6. Revd RMB West

    The British National Party is Britain’s finest and most decent party in this our country’s hour of need. We should be praying for it; not criticising it. Racism is not where you stand up for yourself in your own country but where someone tries to take from you what does not belong to them. We are certainly against misbehaviour from anyone, including our own politicians.

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  10. blob

    Omg! Rev west teaches me classical civilization this year at college! He’s alwayd banging on about god, which has nothing to do with the subject, but he never mentioned he was part of the bnp, im officially going to drop that AS level!

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