Griffin's excuse? To whine about how Labour had flooded the electorate with immigrants. How many thousands would that be, Nick, to account for the massive vote against you? You got 6620 votes, labour got 24,628. You could half the Labour vote, and they'd still have got about double your total. And that's ignoring the 8,073 people who voted for the Tories. Were they mostly immigrant infiltrators, as well?
Even worse, the BNP were routed in the Barking & Dagenham council elections, losing all twelve of the seats they held (2). It's almost like the people of barking didn't appreciate being singled out as the place in England most likely to vote for a racist, Holocaust denying, Hitler loving slug-in-a-suit. Good on them.
Anyway, while Nick mulls over his future, and Andrew Brons sharpens the knife soon to be plunged into his back, here's a song to cheer him up, about recognising fascist scum for what they are (3):
And here's the words of Bill fishman, who was actually at Cable Street on the day Mosley's Blackshirts were stopped:
"I shall never forget that as long as I live, how working-class people could get together to oppose the evil of racism." (4)And that's what happened in Barking - working class people, from all backgrounds, rejecting the cheap appeals of the racists. Hurrah for bigot free Barking!
1 - "Election 2010: Barking results," by the BBC. Viewed 8th of May, 2010. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/election2010/results/constituency/a11.stm)
2 - "Griffin's future in doubt as BNP campaign implodes," by Cahal Milmo. Published in The Independent, 8th of May, 2010. (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/griffins-future-in-doubt-as-bnp-campaign-implodes-1968206.html)
3 - "The Ghosts off cable Street," performed by the Men They Couldn't Hang. Posted on You tube by anarchy41, 2nd of March, 2007. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzKv5gjOzTA)
4 - "Day the East End said 'No pasaran' to Blackshirts," by Audrey Gillan. Published in The Guardian, 30th of September, 2006. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/sep/30/thefarright.past)