Saturday, 6 June 2009

One Small Victory

A quick update from the local county council elections here in Worcestershire. As readers will know, the BNP decided to stand in the one Kidderminster ward with an Asian candidate, standing for the Tories.

I am delighted to report that the BNP were defeated on this occasion, with the Tory candidate, Mr Ahmed winning the seat. As such, a big thank you must go out to the clear majority of local residents who chose to reject the hate filled policies of the BNP.

One must still call into question however the three hundred residents who did vote BNP. Many of these, I’m sure were taken in by the BNP advertising campaign, as well as the ineffective campaigning from the other parties. It just goes to show that even after this one small local victory, there is still a lot of work in the community to do in order to change hearts and minds.

On a personal note, I took it upon myself to conduct what amounted to a one man door step campaign on behalf of Hope not Hate, and in the space of several weeks managed to deliver over two thousand leaflets. I hope that in some way the public took note of the real danger that the BNP represent, and if so, it makes the sunburn and aching feet all the more worth it!

All that awaits now are the European Election results on Sunday………

BTW: As mentioned above, the BNP recieved 300 votes - Labour only recieved 225, putting them in last place in that particular ward.


any said...

Yes this is a victory but we must remain on our guard, the fight against racism is not won. Recent Local and European elections have shown the BNP making a stronger showing than any reasonable person would like. We must continue to try to bring BNP voters back into the fold. Maybe the major parties especially "NEW LABOUR" should try to avoid concentrating on self interest and try to move back towards concentrating on the interest of the British public especially those people in most need of help.

any said...

Brown housing plans condemned as 'desperation' by Birmingham councillor
Jun 30 2009 by Jonathan Walker, Birmingham Post
Add a commentRecommend Promises to make it harder for immigrants to get a council house have been condemned as “desperation”.

Gordon Brown has promised reforms allowing councils “to give more priority to local people whose names have been on waiting lists for far too long”.

The proposal is a key plank of Labour’s new national plan for Britain, which Birmingham MP Liam Byrne has helped to draw up.

Crucially, however, councils will still be obliged by law to give “reasonable preference” to families in specific circumstances, such as those living in overcrowded conditions because they have large families. This applies equally to immigrants and everyone else.

Across the West Midlands conurbation, 74,862 households are currently on the housing waiting list.

But the housing plan was condemned by Coun John Lines (Con, Bartley Green), Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing. He said: “It’s a bit late in the day to start trying to rectify 12 years of total neglect and disregard for housing and immigration. This sounds like desperation.”