Press Release: Immediate Release
BNP POSTPONES CITY CENTRE DAY IF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF EVERTON v STOKE FIXTURE.
The Liverpool British National Party today decided to postpone their mass European election warm-up leafleting drive in the city centre, which was planned for Saturday 14th March.
Ata a political business meeting in the Park Hotel Netherton last night, local party members expressed their concern that the heavy-handed move by Liverpool Police to shift the Everton v Stoke game to Sunday 15th was a ploy by politically Correct senior officers to try to associate the party with confrontation by suggesting that the police would be unable to cope with the two events on the same day.
“Of course it’s politically motivated nonsense” Liverpool BNP Press Officer Peter Molloy told the committee meeting that made the decision. “The police know perfectly well that a few dozen local BNP activists handing out Election leaflets in the city centre and suburban shopping precincts would pose no public order challenge whatsoever. It’s clear that their real aim is to cause maximum inconvenience to Everton v Stoke fans, and to the training and match schedules of both clubs, in the hope that some people might blame us.”
“As we’re all Merseyside based we can leaflet our own city centre whenever we want, so we are calling the police bluff by postponing this activity. There is plenty of time to switch the game back to its proper date, though we would suggest as a gesture of goodwill to the fans they have messed around while trying to score political points, Liverpool police should look for a way to help the hundred Blues fans who are coming over from the Isle of Man for the game.”
The move has received wholehearted backing of Nick Griffin, lead candidate for the North West of England European Parliamentary constituency. “ I was at the last Liverpool BNP mass leaflet give- away in Church St/ Lord St and there was not a hint of trouble, so I see no reason why the police would have had any problems this time around. But postponing our activity is a small price to pay in order to show that we’re a responsible and considerate party. Britain’s membership of the EU costs the people of Liverool millions of pounds every month, but we can get our opposition to that scandal across without inconveniencing thousands of dedicated fans.”
The other candidate for the full BNP North West Euro List will be chosen following interviews by a selection panel in Manchester next weekend.