23 May 2009

BNP leader Nick Griffin says postmen should be sacked for not deilvering his leaflets

BNP demands sack for defiant posties

BNP leader Nick Griffin has said postmen who refuse to deliver his election leaflets should be sacked.

In a message on the far-right party's website, Griffin urged supporters to complain to Royal Mail if they do not receive a leaflet.

He branded posties who won't distribute BNP propaganda as "antidemocratic idiots". Communication Workers Union officials in Bristol have backed Royal Mail staff in the West Country who have refused to put the leaflets through letterboxes.

Griffin told supporters to "catch these anti-democratic idiots and get them sacked". His comments have since been removed from the BNP website.

Last night a spokesman for antiracist organisation Searchlight said: "The BNP are trying to bully postmen into delivering hate-filled propaganda. It should be a matter of individual conscience for each postal worker whether they deliver the BNP's message of fear and racism or not."

Pete Doherty is to headline the Mirror's Love Music Hate Racism festival. The festival, at Stoke City FC's stadium, is on Saturday, May 30.

Today the Mirror's Hope Not Hate bus will be in Spennymoor, Co Durham, at 11am, then Ferryhill from 12.30pm. On Sunday we will be at Grey's Monument in Newcastle from noon.


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