‘We need to reverse the flood of Third World immigration. We need to reverse globalisation to bring back real jobs. We need to restore discipline in schools and respect for others. We need to rebuild a sense of national unity and pride’ – Nick Griffin’s response to German newspaper Junge Freiheit as the riots raged in London.
During the first week of the race riots, Nick Griffin MEP was interviewed by Dr. Curd-Torsten Weick, foreign affairs editor for the German political paper Junge Freiheit. The full transcript of the interview is below.
Junge Freiheit: Prime Minister David Cameron said that the riots in London and other major cities had nothing to do with politics or protest but were motivated by theft. What’s your opinion?
Nick Griffin: They were in part motivated by theft, but their origin is totally political – the decision of the entire political elite to impose an unstable multi-cultural society on Britain, and then to make things even worse by breaking up the traditional structure of our society through socialist education policies, liberal weakness in the legal system, and ultra-capitalist economic globalisation.
Junge Freiheit: There are criticisms that politicians, media and police avoid to say the unsayable – that the rioters and looters at least at the beginning were black and that the riots were about race.
Nick Griffin: The vast majority of the rioters are black. A disproportionate number of the anarchist and white trash types who join them get arrested because they tend to be less street-wise and not to have big gangs of friends in the riot who come to their aid if they are grabbed by the police.
The media are keeping quiet about the strong underlying racist motivation for many of the attacks of white people (many Europeans living in London as well as native Brits) and Asians by black rioters and looters. Too many young blacks in Britain are brought up with chips on their shoulder about 'racism' and slavery and with an ugly gun and gang culture that makes them all too ready to use violence to get what they want.
Junge Freiheit: A Sun poll shows that three-quarters of the interviewed say that military troops should be called in. The government also will consider calling in the army in future riots. Signals for a powerless police? A wrong policy at all?
Nick Griffin: The police are too infected by political correctness to be able to get really tough with 'ethnic' rioters, and there also aren't enough of them to control the level of disorder that we will see when the current tensions between different ethnic groups explode into open conflict, as they will. So yes, the army should already have been called in, and one day will have to be.
Junge Freiheit: What to do? How would the British National Party bring peace back to the streets?
Nick Griffin: Order the police to be tough on rioters as soon as they start to break the law. Order them to use the plastic bullets and water cannon that they have in reserve, and to be much more aggressive in using plain-clothed snatch-squads to arrest ring-leaders and looters.
Immigrant rioters should be deported, 'British' ones should get much tougher sentences. Looting during a riot should lead to five years in an electronically tagged chain-gang doing useful hard labour. Younger offenders should be left handcuffed to lamp-posts for 48 hours to be ridiculed and abused by their victims and decent members of the community.
We need to reverse the flood of Third World immigration, because it's only logical that the more a country gets a Third World population, the more it will suffer from these sort of Third World people crimes. Longer term, though, the riots are only a symptom of a Britain broken by the criminal political elite. We need to reverse globalisation to bring back real jobs and personal and community pride. We need to restore discipline in schools and respect for others and society as a whole. We need to rebuild a sense of national unity and pride.
Junge Freiheit (Young Freedom) is a German weekly newspaper for politics and culture – www.jungefreiheit.de