Anti Fascism,  UK Politics

The BNP’s ‘voluntary repatriation’ policy is a sham

This is a cross-post by Edmund Standing

According to the BNP website’s policies section:

On current demographic trends, we, the native British people, will be an ethnic minority in our own country within sixty years.

To ensure that this does not happen, and that the British people retain their homeland and identity, we call for an immediate halt to all further immigration, the immediate deportation of criminal and illegal immigrants, and the introduction of a system of voluntary resettlement whereby those immigrants who are legally here will be afforded the opportunity to return to their lands of ethnic origin assisted by a generous financial incentives both for individuals and for the countries in question.

Meanwhile, according to the BNP’s current Constitution:

The British National Party stands for the preservation of the national and ethnic character of the British people and is wholly opposed to any form of racial integration between British and non-European peoples. It is therefore committed to stemming and reversing the tide of non-white immigration and to restoring, by legal changes, negotiation and consent, the overwhelmingly white makeup of the British population that existed in Britain prior to 1948.

Two recent articles from the BNP website illustrate the BNP’s concerns about the nature of the current and future UK population.

‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Britain: Indigenous Population “Losing” One Million Places Every Year’ states:

Some 590,000 immigrants — mostly from the Third World — arrived legally in Britain last year, while 427,000 British people emigrated, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This double-barrelled effect means that the indigenous British population is effectively “losing” a million places every year to the immigration invasion which is swamping this country.

‘Is the Non-British Element of the UK population already 25%?’ claims:

The non-British-element of the UK’s population could already be as high as 25 percent — once all factors are calculated in.

The new estimate is based on figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which revealed that 10.9 percent of the current resident population was not born in this country.

The figures said that 6.7 million people — or just over one in ten — currently residing in Britain were not born here.

Previously it was estimated that the “settled” immigrant population was between 8 and 13 percent. When this is added to the 10.9 percent “new” immigrants and the second and third generation immigrant children, the total figure of non-British origin residents must be in the region of 25 percent.


Even those figures do not take into account the birth rates of “already settled” immigrants.

Those communities have much higher birth rates than the indigenous British people, and as such will account for a much larger part of the new births ascribed to “non-foreign born” women.


More than half of all births in some towns and cities, including London (54 percent), Slough (56 percent) and Luton (51 percent), were to non-UK born mothers. This figure peaks at 75 percent in the London borough of Newham.

Some of the key areas reporting the biggest baby boom were London, West Midlands, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire — all areas of long-settled Afro-Caribbean and Asian immigrants.


What this means is that even if all current immigration is halted and no newcomers are admitted, the Third World element of Britain’s resident population is set to outbreed the indigenous people of Britain well within 30 years.

Only the British National Party dares to address this issue and has the answer to the looming extinction of our nation through sensible immigration controls and the encouragement of voluntary repatriation.

The BNP, then, estimates that 25% of the current UK population is made up of what it terms ‘the non-British-element’ and that even with a total halt to all immigration, white Britons will have been ‘outbred’ within 30 years. At the same time, it claims that if it is elected, the number of ethnic minorities in Britain will be reduced to pre-1948 figures.

Given the non-white population in Britain prior to 1948 numbered in the tens of thousands and the BNP estimates the number of people in Britain it defines as ‘non-British’ and would like to see leave is now 25% of the population, this would mean a BNP government would have to induce millions of people to leave Britain, and would therefore have to provide ‘generous financial incentives’ to each and every one of them, as well as to the countries they are leaving for.

The BNP’s supposed policy of ‘voluntary repatriation’, when seen in this light, would be completely unworkable, and it is also deceptive. While in its election campaigns the BNP now presents itself as non-racist and concerned only with ‘space not race’, its definition of who and what constitutes a British person is undeniably based on race, given the party does not class children born in Britain to immigrant parents as British and seeks to ‘repatriate’ them, even though, by definition, one cannot be ‘repatriated’ to anywhere but one’s country of birth, which for these children is Britain. The BNP also shows concern about a ‘baby boom’ in ‘areas of long-settled Afro-Caribbean and Asian immigrants’. Even though the BNP admits these immigrant communities are ‘long-settled’, it still clearly seeks to drastically reduce their size, meaning that again the party is proposing to ‘repatriate’ people to countries that neither they nor their parents, or possibly even their grandparents, have ever known as their home.

The BNP claims that ‘even if all current immigration is halted and no newcomers are admitted, the Third World element of Britain’s resident population is set to outbreed the indigenous people of Britain well within 30 years’, yet it offers nothing more than a vague policy of encouraging ‘voluntary repatriation’ in response. In reality, the chances of a mass exodus of non-white British citizens (or of settled non-white immigrants), even with the ‘generous financial incentives’ the BNP claims it will offer, is extremely slim.

There is a further problem with the BNP plan, which is that, according to a study published in 2009 by the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Essex University, one in ten children in Britain now lives in a mixed race family and 49% of ‘children of Caribbean heritage’ have a white parent. In order for the BNP’s ‘repatriation’ idea to work, many families which include white people (‘indigenous British’ in the BNP’s understanding) would have to choose to leave Britain, in order that the overall ethnic minority quota could be reduced to pre-1948 levels. Mixed race children would undoubtedly be on the list of those the BNP would offer ‘incentives’ to leave Britain, given it does not class them as fully British and given its opposition to ‘any form of racial integration between British and non-European peoples’ (re-affirmed last year by BNP Director of Publicity, Mark Collett, who claimed on BBC Radio 1 that mixed race relationships are the result of ‘brainwashing’).

Despite what its policies currently state, in order for the BNP to achieve its goal of reducing the non-white British population to pre-1948 levels, extreme actions would be necessary. The ‘voluntary repatriation’ scheme is highly unlikely to work, and would certainly never be popular enough to reverse over 60 years of demographic change. Consequently, the realisation of the BNP’s dreams for a future Britain could ultimately only be realised through the forced repatriation of immigrants and expulsion (under the guise of ‘repatriation’) of non-white British citizens. What this means in reality is herding potentially millions of people onto boats and aeroplanes at gunpoint – hardly an image likely to win many votes, hence the BNP’s change of policy under Nick Griffin, who realised that agreeing that non-white Britons would be ‘forced to go whether they want to go or not, whether they were born here or not’, as he did in the clip below, was getting the BNP nowhere.

The only other option open to a BNP government, if voluntary repatriation wasn’t working and it wasn’t willing or able to attempt forced repatriation, would have to be a major restriction on the non-white birth rate in Britain. According to the BNP, even if its ban on immigration came in tomorrow, ‘the Third World element of Britain’s resident population is set to outbreed the indigenous people of Britain well within 30 years’. Assuming this to be accurate, the only way to stop this would be to force non-white Britons to have less children, while at the same time encouraging white Britons to have more. In what would be a blatantly Nazi-style policy, white ‘breeding’ would have to be encouraged by the State, and non-white ‘breeding’ would either have to be legally restricted – perhaps along the lines of China’s one-child policy, or perhaps even through forced sterilisation of a percentage (likely to be the majority, if not all) of the non-white population.

The BNP’s policies for radically reversing more than 60 years of demographic change are completely unworkable and ideologically racist. In order for their plan to be fully realised, Britain would have to see ‘ethnic cleansing’ take place on a large scale, whether through deportation, sterilisation, or extermination. While the BNP’s new image is populist and patriotic, its policies would ultimately lead Britain down the road to Fascism.