BNP in turmoil as online chief sabotages operation

By Ian Dunt

The British National party’s (BNP) beleaguered election campaign hit a new disaster today when its head of online operations quit the party and took the website with him.

Simon Bennett, directed traffic to his own website, where he posted an outspoken attack on the party and its leadership, the Times reported today.

Mr Bennett suggested the party was disorganised, amateurish and constantly wasting membership fees.

“This will no doubt [sic] come as a shock to many of those that read this, particularly those who really don’t want to hear it,” he wrote.

“However, I have a duty to the members and my conscience, but most of all to my wife and children, to tell the truth behind the spin.”

The website was briefly down yesterday afternoon before it was reactivated, but the comments quickly spread across the web.

Party leader Nick Griffin and election fundraiser James Dowson w e re branded “pathetic, desperate and incompetent” by Mr Bennett.

It is just the latest incident of infighting threatening to the derail the far-right party’s general election campaign.

Mr Griffin himself recently informed police that someone in the organisation was trying to kill him.

The party was also damaged when it used an image of Marmite on an online broadcast, leading the manufacturers to serve an injunction against it.

Mr Bennett said he warned the leadership not to proceed with the stunt, but was ignored. He claims to have been physically threatened over the website and insisted he would call the police if the threats continued.

Diversity champions Emma projected a Nazi symbol onto the side of the Commons last weekend to warn voters of the danger of backing the far-right party in tomorrow’s election.