Occupations of BNP members

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Bugsy, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. Now this is quite interesting. Not so long ago, the BNP mistakenly published their members' list on t'internet. The "Socialist Worker" journalist Simon Basketter trawled through the whole thing and compiled a list according to occupation. This is it:

    Armed Forces 19%
    Company and shop owners 13%
    Unspecified workers 12%
    Construction 10%
    Professionals 9%
    Managers 7%
    HGV, taxi drivers and instructors 7%
    Artists 7%
    Teachers 4%
    Police and prison workers 4%
    Security 4%
    Health workers (not doctors) 2%

    I was rather surprised at the high percentage of Armed Forces and the low percentage of security bods. I'd have thought they'd have been more or less juxtaposed.

  2. Not really as a very high percentage of the security guards here are ethnic
  3. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    How come there's no doleys?

    If the BNP didn't have a membership fee, which in turn required an envelope, a stamp, and a visit to the post office not associated with collecting one's gyro, that ratio would change to about 95% doley, 5% all other trades.

    Oops - I forgot - that WAS the ratio, but the 'Socialist Worker' chose to ignore the disenfrachised and oppressed masses.
  4. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    That's not the entire list according to occupation. It's just the percentage breakdown of those who supplied details of their occupation. So 19% of those who gave their occupation details are in the armed forces rather than 19% of the entire BNP membership.
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Is 'Socialist Worker' much to do with the Labour Party? I'm only asking because they seem to have the same number-skills.
  6. Good point. And remember, an unknown quantity will be lying racist nutjob walts too!
  7. Yes, I agree. A very good point indeed. I never thought of it myself, but it's logical.

  8. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    I would have thought artists would be quite touchy feely and inherently wet lefty. the company and shop owners however, is that a reflection of just purely personal bias or as their experience as employers and service providers?
  9. Well.... Michael Stone's an artist... So...
  10. May explain the SWP's and UAF's attempted smear using that poster of The Ghurka lad, like their paymasters in the Labour Party the useless cnuts couldn't even get that right.

    I mean what kind of self respecting squaddie would even consider joining an organisation with the politics of the BNP?

    Fecking Lefties!!!
  11. Fine for BNP List publisher...

    BBC Source: webpage

  12. That may have been tongue in cheek, but if you read the policies they espouse ( had to help a mates daughter in her politics exam) they are a very socialist party
  13. Hitler tried to get into architectural school, failed because he didn't have good enough marks in maths, and then scraped by selling watercolours in Vienna before joining up for WWI.
  14. The worrying thing about this is not what profession members are, but having their rights to political freedom being curtailed when they joined a legally recognised political party.

    Policemen were sacked for membership because it was not compatible with their job, incidentally are the police like the military banned from joining a political party? Teachers were threatened as was some health professionals.

    You either make it a complete blanket ban for a given professions for any party or it is complete freedom otherwise you could end up gifting a propaganda coup to the BNP.