The British National Party’s active branches in Clacton, Greenwich and Newcastle are still on fire with activity with the party’s “support our troops” campaign while in Dorset, long-time activist Simon Rogers has completed his fifth year of poppy appeal fundraising.
“Clacton town centre was buzzing last Saturday with a large group of BNP activists handed out leaflets and Voice of Freedom newspapers to morning shoppers,” reports Essex sub regional organiser Keith Beaumont.
“Despite abysmal weather conditions, local people took the time to sign our ‘support the troops’ petition, and expressed their agreement with the British National Party’s policy of bringing our troops home as quickly as possible. Many also expressed their outrage over the poppy-burning incident,” Mr Beaumont said.
In Greenwich, British National Party activists took the campaign to Eltham High Street and collected over 100 signatures, reports Mike Jones, South London sub regional organiser.
“We also sold dozens of Voice of Freedom papers, and hundreds of leaflets were handed out to the public.
“It was a very successful day with a good team of 8 local members split into three groups along the High Street to hand out as many leaflets as possible,” Mr Jones said.
“We even ordered an extra box of leaflets so we could carry on with this campaign across South East London every week.”
In Newcastle, British National Party activist Ken Booth once again led a team of supporters out onto the streets of Benwell, campaigning not just on the “bring our boys” home theme but also gathering up signatures against plans to convert a local historic building into an Islamic school.
“Our stall in Benwell attracted great interest,” Mr Booth said, adding that “leafleting is ongoing and the petition is doing well.”
In Dorset, long-time activist Simon Rogers and partner Dawn took part in their fifth annual poppy-selling campaign, raising £500 for our brave soldiers.