I have mixed feelings about this report in today’s Independent. That’s not because I object to the article’s content. On the contrary I think it’s entirely accurate in its expose of the odious Britain First. The Independent’s article is spreading awareness of this far right, neoNazi organisation’s cynical deception of the British public and that can only be good.
My mixed feelings are about whether or not it can fairly be called ‘news’.
This disgraceful, unpatriotic and utterly contemptible group has been using lies and misrepresentation to undermine British values of fairness, justice and equality ever since it was formed. That’s not too surprising since its founding members used exactly the same tactics when they were part of the equally disingenious British National Party. In both cases lies and misinformation were their ‘stock in trade’, the only tool available to them in their quest to create disparity and discrimination within UK society.
But this is hardly news.
I’m glad that the mainstream press is finally waking up to the threat this nasty bunch of fascist scumbags poses to society because it’s a story that people really need to hear. I’m disappointed that it’s taken them so long. Britain First has used the window of opportunity afforded them by mainstream media’s disinterest in them to spread their lies unhindered and they’ve done their job well. So I’m glad that they’re being reported on now but I’m frustrated that they weren’t exposed by the media much, much earlier.
Britain First has always lied to us. It does so in the name of patriotic concern for British culture but actually their real motivation is to sow discrimination in the name of white supremacy and religious intolerance. They also seem quite keen to profit from the paranoia they create. The process is simple:
- Create the impression of a threat
- Pretend to be the ‘front line’ in combatting that non-existent threat
- Ask for money to fund the fight against the imaginary threat
- Commit a few illegal acts of harassment to pretend they’re doing something useful with the money they raise
- Claim persecution when they’re prosecuted for their illegal acts
- Pretend they’ve been arrested a few more times when they haven’t
- Request more money for their ‘legal defence’
- Spend the money
There are so many examples of this cynical, disgraceful policy that it’s difficult to know where to begin in demonstrating just how appallingly divisive and unBritish these self-styled ‘patriots’ really are. It’s also time-consuming as so many of the memes and videos they post require significant research to uncover the truth whilst it takes Britain First only moments to make up their lies. As the saying goes:
A lie goes halfway around the world before the truth has got its boots on
Fortunately the truth is out there and there are people with the time and dedication to find it. If you’d like to know the truth about this bunch of far right thugs and their awful, white-supremacist views click ‘like’ on Exposing Britain First on Facebook or follow @ExposingBF on Twitter. You can also find a host of videos posted by Exposing Britain First on Vimeo, including this one explaining their racist, bully-boy tactics in no uncertain terms.
If you’re at all concerned about the direction that UK society is heading and if you believe that our traditional values of fairness and justice are important then you owe it to yourself to get informed about this nasty bunch of neoNazis and their hate-filled designs upon our nation’s minorities.
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