Monday, 18 May 2009
E Mail The Scum Newspaper
Over the years we in the BNP have been used to being lied about, smeared and abused in the media, but the article published today in The Sun newspaper is a new low.
The article alleging the BNP issued a leaflet insulting the Gurkhas and Corporal Pun, a dead Gurkha hero, is a complete fabrication and a complete lie. The leaflet is not a BNP leaflet, it was never printed, published, distributed either by the BNP or by Adam Walker.
The leaflet is a complete forgery. This is not the first time the Sun has lied in order to sell its paper.
The Sun once printed an disgusting article falsely alleging that Liverpool fans urinated on the dead in the Hillsborough disaster.
It took the Sun years to admit these allegations were false and to apologise to the people, the families and the city that they had slandered and insulted.
It appears that the Sun has now reverted to type and is once again engaged in the journalism of the gutter.
So far today we have managed to remove all articles that repeated the lies in The Sun article from the internet. The editors of those newspapers have a sense of moral and professional integrity and have understood that printing lies in order to interfere in the democratic political process is an abuse of the powers of the press.
The Sun it appears have rejected truth and morality for political opportunism.
But what is far worse than the insults against the BNP and Adam Walker is the complete and utterly cynical lack of care and regard for the family of Corporal Pun and his comrades who fought alongside him.
The forged leaflet printed in The Sun is not just racist in its content it insults the memory of a brave hero who died for our country.
We contacted the Sun newspaper editors office and legal office before 9 am today as soon as we saw the story. We asked that they remove the story not just because it was false but because it was racist towards the Gurkha community, it insulted the memory of a dead Gurkha hero and it was causing offence to untold numbers of people who read it in the paper and online.
Yet The Sun ignored our repeated requests to remove this vile leaflet from its online edition.
Instead the Sun chose to keep the article online and continue to cause immense offence to the family of Corporal Pun and British soldiers who may read the article.
We ask that you e mail the Sun newspaper here and demand that they remove the article from their online edition immediately.
The e mail addresses for the Sun are here ;