Valentines Day: The BNP decide on non-whites

Romance is in the air, but will the BNP  feel the love?
Romance is in the air, but will the BNP feel the love?

By politics.co.uk staff

The British national party (BNP) will vote on whether to accept non-white members on February 14th.

The party has been forced into discussions on changing its membership criteria after a court case brought against it by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

Under its constitution, it must hold an extraordinary general meeting, which will be held at an undisclosed location.


Party leader Nick Griffin has urged members to accept the changes, saying the party must "adapt or die".

The new criteria will insist that all members are "indigenous British by descent or origin" or "of any other descent or origin" and "bona fide supports and agrees with each of the principles of the party".

New statements of principle for the party would say: "We are pledged to the continued creation, fostering, maintenance and existence of the unity and of the integrity of the indigenous British and of the government of... our British homeland."

It goes on to stress that the party is opposed to the "integration or assimilation of any indigenous people, including the indigenous British, which is likely to deprive such people of their integrity as a distinct people or the distinctiveness of their cultural values or of their ethnic or national identities or characteristics".

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