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Griffin Jugend

This is a cross post by Edmund Standing

There’s a forthcoming Channel 4 documentary entitled ‘Young, Angry and White’. Here’s the blurb:

In July 2009, almost a million voters chose the BNP in the EU elections. But it’s not just traditional BNP voters swelling the ranks, with a recent survey finding one in 20 young people would vote BNP.

Against this backdrop, Peter Beard follows 19-year-old Kieren, who is considering joining the party.

Kieren is looking for a home in the BNP but is unsure that it represents his views. Having been a fervent nationalist from the age of 15, he is concerned that the BNP is losing its radical edge and selling out its racial policies.

His choice is made more difficult by the fact he comes from a moderate family who find many of his far-right views shocking. There is concern that the opinions and choices he is making at a young age could have serious consequences for his future.

This fascinating First Cut documentary offers an insight into a young person’s attraction to a party whose policies and image continue to cause extreme controversy throughout the country.

Naturally, BNP supporters are already discussing it.

Over at the neo-Nazi Vanguard News Network Forum, a forum member who believes we have a ‘Jewish media’ states:

I know this bloke. He is only young, used to be in the NF but now supports the BNP. He’s intelligent and articulate so should do well. I hope they haven’t done a Collett on him.

BNP Legal Director Lee Barnes seems worried Channel 4 might have ‘done a Collett on him’ as well:

The young man involved in the programme is not a BNP member, though he is by all accounts a staunch British Nationalist who holds some ‘extreme’ views…

The documentary will no doubt be a total stitch up of the young man involved in the programme by the usual suspects in Channel 4, edited to fit a pre-prepared script and with a voice over by some semi-hysterical leftist media ponce.

And, again:

This documentary will be a stitch up I have no doubt…

No documentary produced by the media will ever be fair or impartial as it is simply propaganda to keep the politicians who are the puppets of the media masters in power.

BNP supporters still continue to insist that Mark Collett, now BNP ‘Director of Publicity’, was ‘stitched up’ when he appeared in a 2002 Channel 4 documentary called ‘Young, Nazi and Proud‘. This is their pathetic way of trying to get people to ignore the fact that when he thought the camera was switched off, Collett made pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic comments, including:

National Socialism was the best solution for the German people in the 1930s.

I honestly can’t understand how a man who’s seen the inner city hell of Britain today can’t look back on that era [Hitler’s Germany] with a certain nostalgia and think yeah, those people marching through the streets and all those happy people out in the streets, you know, saluting and everything, was a bad thing.


I’m going to level with you. I’d never say this on camera, yeah, and you can say this to whoever you want, ‘cos it’s true. The Jews have been thrown out of every country, including England. There’s not a single European country the Jews have not been thrown out of. And let’s face it, David, when it happens so many times it’s not just persecution. There’s no smoke without fire.

Apparently, if someone makes pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic comments when they think they’re off-camera and those comments are then included in a documentary, they’ve been ‘stitched up’, as opposed to having been exposed for the racist extremist they really are.

Barnes concludes:

Our Youth Are Our Future – we must always remember that.

They may make mistakes, but we must forgive them, move on and guide them towards victory.

Watch ‘Young, Nazi and Proud’ and you’ll see just how this works. When Collett was told by the documentary maker that the camera had been running when he made his ‘private’ remarks, he immediately phoned Nick Griffin and tendered his resignation. Griffin was having none of it, however, and so Collett remains a part of the BNP hierarchy to this day, even if Griffin does deny it when confronted in public with Collett’s views (see him on this Question Time clip at 08:58 denying Collett’s Publicity Director role – and see this post at Andrew Brons’s site confirming that this is indeed Collett’s role).

‘Young, Angry and White’ will no doubt contain material that is embarrassing for the BNP, especially as the young man involved is ex-NF and ‘concerned that the BNP is losing its radical edge and selling out its racial policies’. Until then, if you want to see the ‘radical edge’ of the BNP, here’s ‘Young, Nazi and Proud’: