BNP ask for your support in Christchurch
By Com_Publisher | Saturday, September 25, 2010, 13:46
Today there is quite a buzz in the High Street and it's getting a lot of people talking.
BNP wanting to bring our troops home now.
Colin Smith and William Kimmet - with a supporter to bring our troops home
The BNP have a presence near the Mayors Parlour and are handing out leaflets and asking for your support in signing their petition to "Bring Our Boys Home"
The BNP representative I spoke to Mr Colin Smith was very clear to point out that the BNP policy is to 100% back our troops but do not believe they should remain in Afghanistan. They would like the troops immediate withdrawal to return home.
I asked Mr Smith if what they were doing was simply a publicity stunt to create debate and generate interest and a membership drive for the BNP Party but he assured me that bringing the troops home was a subject very dear and close to his heart.
Mr Smith said "I have already lost my stepson, in Afghanistan on 5th March 2010 and my daughter is currently serving with the Royal Artillery. All being well she is due to return home is 3 weeks"
He continued "The equipment our boys and girls are using out in Afghanistan is substandard, for example the current landrovers which are being used are unfit for their purpose and the new armoured vehicles will now not be ready for another year".
I must admit I was a bit shocked when I was told this and Mr Smith pointed out that my reaction was typical as the public are not informed by the government.
If you agree with bringing our troops home or think otherwise, why not head into town and have a chat with them on the BNP stall. They will be happy to answer any questions you have.
I stood and watched people passing the stall and I was suprised by the amount stopping and chatting and signing the petition. Mr Smith told me that The Mayor of Christchurch had approached them and was apparently very unhappy with their prescence in town especially since the Scouts are opposite collecting for their funds.
Whether you agree or disagree with the BNP's presence in town, the United Kingdom has freedom of speech and rights to protest. As I could see the BNP representatives were neither speaking out loud from a soap box or protesting so why should objections be raised by our Mayor ?
What do you think ? Are you going to go a visit their stall ?