Saturday, 12 April 2008

BBC - up to its old tricks again!

Some semblance of normality has returned to the BBC's treatment of the British National Party.

Yesterday I reported on the BBC Look North programme and said how surprised I was with the fairness of their lead story on the BNP having two councillors elected unopposed in Wetheral. It was quite a balanced report interviewing four Wetheral residents, three of whom were not enhusiastic about the prospect of having BNP councillors, but one who most certainly was.

Apparently, according to my colleague BNP Press officer for Cumbria Clive Jefferson, the report was once again the lead story on the 10.30pm news but this time some NUJ toadie had doctored it beyond recognition.

Out had gone Clive's comments explaining why the British National Party had stood for the Parish Council . . . "Brian Allan and Tony Carvell are both self employed and work in the area, they have friends in the area that signed their nomination forms" and the interview with the Wetheral resident that supported the BNP was completely dropped just leaving the other three.

That's more like the BBC we are used to. You can keep in touch with the progress of our election campaign here in Cumbria with Clive's excellent blog here.

From Monday through to Friday on the main BNP website I'm doing short reports on different areas where the Party is contesting seats in just 19 days time. The three reports I have done so far on Burnley, Stoke and Barnsley have proved very popular and created a lot interest so if anyone has any input about how the campaign they are involved in, in their area, is going then please let me have your thoughts. It will help me to put some flesh on the bones of the bare statistics - comes straight through to me.

Tina was at an important admin meeting yesterday in Chester. She was back home just after seven and very enthusiastic about the huge steps forward the Party is taking in this sphere with the introduction of cutting edge technology to help us cope with the rapid expansion that the Party is expecting this year. Just minutes after her return, Freedom correspondent and family friend Steve Johnson arrived for a short stopover on his way to Belfast via Stranraer. He bought with him a video of our ski-ing holiday in Kuhtai in February so we had an enjoyable evening, re-living the happy memories.

Just three home games left for Workington Reds - Solihull Moors this afternoon, then Burscough and Worcester City. The season will be done and dusted by the time voters go to the polls on May 1st.

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