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Friday, 12 June 2009

BNP Deputy Simon Darby suspended from City Hall

The Deputy Leader of the BNP has been suspended from his post at City Hall after saying that the Ugandan-born Archbishop of York deserved to be attacked.

The row began after Archbishop urged people not to vote for the BNP.

Speaking in response, Simon Darby said:

"If I went to Uganda and I went to a Ugandan village and said that the people there were genetic mongrels and that they had no right to their Ugandan identity, I would be picking out spears for days. And rightly so. I wouldn’t say that but if I did, I would be attacked and I would deserve to be attacked. I certainly wouldn’t need a return ticket.”

Defending his comments Darby insisted that:

"If I went there and preached down to those indigenous people in the same way that Sentamu does to us then I’d be attacked. If I was derogatory, condescending and arrogant - because that’s what John Sentamu is - I would be attacked. And rightly so."

Darby has been suspended with full pay by the GLA, pending a final hearing.

His boss Richard Barnbrook AM, is also facing suspension after admitting to making false claims about murders in his borough.

Barnbrook now admits that he knew his claims were false but insists that "it makes little difference" whether the murders took place.

His case will be decided by a joint hearing of the GLA and Barking and Dagenham Standards Committees.

16 comments:

CH Paul said...

It couldn't happen to a nicer Nazi now lets see how the Europeans deal with him

AdamB said...

Well if this is the state of their home guard I don't think Europe has got too much to worry about.

Joe Powell said...

Glad to hear that. The comment was disgusting - if you want a very amusing take on it from here in Uganda read this blog post by one the country's foremost bloggers:

http://ugandaninsomniac.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/oogah-boogah-hiiiiyah/

AdamB said...

Ha ha thanks for that Joe. The view from Uganda

CH Paul said...

So remind me, when do we get to throw spears at Simon Darby again?

infinitylies said...

who is tht dressed as St George? wasn't St George a Roman?

AdamB said...

It's the BNP's representative on the London Assembly Richard Barnbrook.

St George if he even existed was born in what is now Turkey I think (cue historical debate).

Gary Dunion said...

It's worse than that, I'm afraid, Adam. George was indeed born in Turkey, but he was half Palestinan, and therefore exactly the kind of freedom-hating, Islamofascist, terrorist hero of lefty students and the Liberal Elite it is the sworn duty of the BNP to expose.

AdamB said...

Aha. Speaking of which I overheard a BNP member referring to the Mayor as Boris Ottoman the other day.

Maybe it was a compliment!

infinitylies said...

well ill tell you what guys, you learn something new everyday haha. Up until i read this blog i didnt know the origins of st george or that spears are freely available for usage in Uganda. Must've missed that in lonely planet.

Harold said...

Indeed, St George was Turkish who lived in Palestine which equips him well to be celbrated by the BNP.
If they want to swim the thames dressed in medieval armour, I for one wouldn't stop them.

Anonymous said...

Forgive me for stating the obvious here, but My Darby never said anything about "the Bishop should be attacked". It appears from your report that he merely stated that if he [Simon Darby] went to Uganda and made such comments about the Ugandan people he would be attacked, and that by going to someone else's country and insulting them he would deserve it. It seems to me that this is just a politically correct attempt to silence people who do not agree with the dominant ideology in city hall.

AdamB said...

Where does your quote "bishop should be attacked" come from? It's not from here.

Anonymous said...

Doh! Gary & Harold, you might try reading some history.

Turkey wasn't even a figment of anyone's imagination in the time of St George; the Eastern Mediterranean was thoroughly Hellenized, and had been since Alexander the Great's conquests, 7 centuries earlier. St George was an Eastern Roman (Byzantine).

Then again, given the way that history as taught in schools has been dumbed down by the Lab/Con government's it is no surprise that you know so little.

Anonymous said...

oh. so he didnt say he saould be attacked... he said thathe would be.....

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