Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012 09:41
Written by Sonia Gable
This picture appeared on the British National Party website yesterday with a report saying that the country's youngest BNP member, Oliver Matthys, was in attendance at the "lively" Cumbran BNP meeting.
The BNP constitution at paragraph 126.96.36.199 states that BNP members have to be "over the age of 16". That's years not weeks and anyway young Oliver, son of Griffin's daughter Jennifer, wouldn't even qualify as 16 weeks as he is only six weeks old, or perhaps seven now, as the meeting was on 23 May. I hope they asked him whether he agreed with the BNP's policies before joining him up. I wonder whether he has life membership. With his life expectancy, life membership, which was last offered at £395 though is currently not available, would represent pretty good value. Or perhaps not: the life of the party may be a lot shorter that young Oliver's. I trust he followed the political discussions closely.
The report describes the meeting as well attended. I count 14 people on the picture, including the baby.
Meanwhile in London the BNP claims that its "London Branch" held a successful "Abu Qatada demonstration" in Croydon, with 15 activists protesting for three hours, though only 10 or 11 (one may be a member of the public) are shown on the accompanying picture. That's the first reference I have seen to London now having only one party branch. It used to be a "region" with five sub-regions and several branches and groups. No wonder the BNP did so badly in the London elections. Perhaps the bored-looking (bored with each other's company), beer-bellied activists would do better going home and breeding some more Aryan babies to boost the membership.