One never knows these days whether Griffin is joking.
The idea that BNP activists are required to 'defend British troops' is about the dumbest suggestion I have ever heard spoken from the mouth of any Nationalist politician.
The Police do a good job within the parameters of the existing public order laws.
The EDL are doing a good job within the existing legislation as regards the right to protest.
The BNP are a political party.
The job of the BNP should be to fight elections, not be led by a moron with delusions of the party being a cut price version of the brown shirts.
The days when the BNP were a street fighting gang are over.
The moment that BNP activists get in the way of the police, who are empowered to police such events, then they will be arrested.
The fact that Griffin talks such nonsense is because he is an idiot.
With the missing £106,000 from the bequest left to the party still not explained, it appears that Griffin thinks evoking the old BNP days of street fighting will consolidate the party around his abysmal leadership.
The problem is that all the old street fighters have left the party, or been expelled, and that the moderates in the party regard such actions as idiotic and a distraction from the real job of the BNP - which should be getting itself elected.
As for the new logo, a heart shaped union jack, well its a bit 'Barbie' isnt it.
Griffins Barbie Brown shirts.
Kinda catchy aint it.
Heres a tip though - you can coat a turd in gold leaf, but underneath the gilt its still a turd.
You can slap a nice heart shaped union jack logo on the front of the BNP political box, but unfortunately Nick Griffin will still continue to pop up like some demented jack in the box to scare away the voters.
The BNP logo wasnt and isnt the problem.
The British National Party will become more militant in physically defending British troops against Islamic militant abuse and against mosque-building programs, party leader Nick Griffin has announced.
Speaking to a 120-strong audience attending a black tie dinner to launch the party’s 2010 conference in the East Midlands, Mr Griffin said that in future, the party would start acting as well as talking about protecting Britain.
“We are going to start attending homecoming parades of British troops, and when the Islamic militants abuse our troops and threaten them, we are going to physically stand in their way,” Mr Griffin said to thunderous applause from the crowd.
He also said that the party would increasingly start demonstrations against mosque-building programmes in Britain, using the recent demonstration organised by the party’s branch in Milton Keynes as an example.
“The British people have already shown that they are willing to start supporting the British National Party in increasing numbers,” Mr Griffin said.
“When we hand in the ‘bring our boys home’ petition next year, with ex-servicemen and widows in attendance, there will be around 100,000 signatures on those forms,” he said.
“It will be one of the largest anti-war petitions ever handed in, and the fact that so many people are prepared to put their names to a petition organised by the most demonised political party in British history, shows the latent support we have.
“For those who think the British National Party is going away, we have a surprise. We are here and we are here to stay,” he said to a standing ovation.
* Mr Griffin also gave the attendees a glimpse of the new party logo which will be officially unveiled during the conference itself.