Friday, May 07, 2010

Nick Griffin told to ‘pack his bags and go’ as BNP suffer heavy loss in Barking.

On what is shaping up to be a rather depressing grey morning here in the UK, we have had the occasional burst of sunshine: the voters of the mainly white constituency of Barking in east London have overwhelmingly rejected British National Party leader Nick Griffin by some 16,000 votes.

Margaret Hodge:

"This is really a great moment in our history, a never-to-be forgotten moment for both the good and decent people of Barking and Dagenham," she said.

"Our election here in this constituency was very different from elsewhere in Britain and our voters faced a stark choice.

"And they have overwhelmingly chosen to support a democratic politics, built on tolerance, on fairness and on decency. Not a fascist politics built on division, prejudice and hatred.

"The lesson from Barking to the BNP is clear: Get out and stay out, you're not wanted here and your vile politics have no place in British democracy.

"Pack your bags and go."

It's reassuring that, even with an unpopular Labour government, the constituents of Barking did not fall for Griffin's racist message.

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