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(BBC-US)   Nick Griffin steps down as leader of British National Potato   (bbc.com) divider line 33
    More: Interesting, BNP, acting president, European elections, protest vote, UKIP  
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2014-07-21 05:06:33 PM  
Thought he was the potatoe?
 
2014-07-21 05:13:26 PM  

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R.I.P. Mr. Griffin

 
2014-07-21 05:33:54 PM  
Eh, the BNP has  been replaced with UKIP anyway; the kinder, friendly face of xenophobia, racism, and old-fashioned British bigotry.
 
2014-07-21 06:59:02 PM  
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He sees what you did there. And over there...
 
2014-07-21 07:17:31 PM  
Good riddance.
 
2014-07-21 08:15:44 PM  
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Yeah, that'll help.
 
2014-07-21 08:16:46 PM  
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Farewlll Nick Griffin.
 
ecl
2014-07-21 08:30:40 PM  
Why are there no threads for the plug links?  I refuse to click them until I can b*tch about said content on Fark afterwards.

Oh and
R.I.P.
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2014-07-21 08:36:17 PM  
The new guy was handed a lifetime ban from teaching in the UK after chasing a couple pre-teens with a knife, so at least the BNP hasn't gone soft.
 
2014-07-21 08:37:27 PM  

Rincewind53: Eh, the BNP has  been replaced with UKIP anyway; the kinder, friendly face of xenophobia, racism, and old-fashioned British bigotry.


...which in turn was the replacement for the National Front, the unashamedly violent face of etc. etc.

Give it a couple of years and the UKIP will be replaced by the St. George's Loyal Patriotic And Not At All Racist, OK Maybe Just A Little Bit, True English Party
 
2014-07-21 08:38:53 PM  

ecl: Why are there no threads for the plug links?  I refuse to click them until I can b*tch about said content on Fark afterwards.


I think you answered your own question.
 
2014-07-21 08:43:49 PM  

czetie: ecl: Why are there no threads for the plug links?  I refuse to click them until I can b*tch about said content on Fark afterwards.

I think you answered your own question.


Drew can't allow his advertisers to be seen to be less than enthusiastically received.  Unless you want TFark to go up to $25/mo and Lite to go away entirely.
 
ecl
2014-07-21 08:46:03 PM  

czetie: ecl: Why are there no threads for the plug links?  I refuse to click them until I can b*tch about said content on Fark afterwards.

I think you answered your own question.


I DEMAND satisfaction!
 
2014-07-21 08:50:03 PM  
 
2014-07-21 08:59:58 PM  
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Something something worst examples something something where the fark is your chin something something
 
2014-07-21 09:07:26 PM  
I find it odd that an American comedian was moonlighting as an English political leader.
 
2014-07-21 09:10:28 PM  
FTA: Nick Griffin has stepped down as leader of the BNP, saying the decision to go was "mine and mine along".

Emphasis added. Can't tell if typo or potato.
 
2014-07-21 09:18:56 PM  
Didn't the BNP have this concept of "racial foreigners," meaning that people of non-UK ancestry, even if they're born and have lived their entire lives in the UK, are still unwelcome? I remember something about that, as well as some half-baked plan to send them back to their countries of ethnic ancestry along with some money to help them live an okay life once there. That was so farked up.
 
2014-07-21 09:35:33 PM  

dionysusaur: czetie: ecl: Why are there no threads for the plug links?  I refuse to click them until I can b*tch about said content on Fark afterwards.

I think you answered your own question.

Drew can't allow his advertisers to be seen to be less than enthusiastically received.  Unless you want TFark to go up to $25/mo and Lite to go away entirely.


Pft, we'd all just go to Gawker.
 
2014-07-21 09:38:34 PM  

menschenfresser: I remember something about that, as well as some half-baked plan to send them back to their countries of ethnic ancestry along with some money to help them live an okay life once there. That was so farked up.


I hate those damned Romans. Coming over into our country, taking welfare from good, honest Celts and committing rampant crimes.

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2014-07-21 09:45:41 PM  

JonBuck: FTA: Nick Griffin has stepped down as leader of the BNP, saying the decision to go was "mine and mine along".

Emphasis added. Can't tell if typo or potato.


I was just about to mention that the BBC's standards have fallen.  Pity.
 
ecl
2014-07-21 10:06:35 PM  

with great power comes great insanity: dionysusaur: czetie: ecl: Why are there no threads for the plug links?  I refuse to click them until I can b*tch about said content on Fark afterwards.

I think you answered your own question.

Drew can't allow his advertisers to be seen to be less than enthusiastically received.  Unless you want TFark to go up to $25/mo and Lite to go away entirely.

Pft, we'd all just go to Gawker.


I'd just go Foxnation.  They have the best blondes.  The most anyhow.
 
2014-07-21 10:26:03 PM  

hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 585x341]
Yeah, that'll help.


Funny, smart, nice guy.

/Got to talk to him a few times when I was a bartender
 
2014-07-21 10:40:55 PM  

fusillade762: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 624x351]

He sees what you did there. And over there...


He looks more like a deranged rutabaga.
 
2014-07-21 10:41:44 PM  

menschenfresser: Didn't the BNP have this concept of "racial foreigners," meaning that people of non-UK ancestry, even if they're born and have lived their entire lives in the UK, are still unwelcome? I remember something about that, as well as some half-baked plan to send them back to their countries of ethnic ancestry along with some money to help them live an okay life once there. That was so farked up.


Yep. There was a British comedian who had a bit about that along the lines of "The BNP wants to give me 500 quid to go home, which is great because it only costs one fifty for the bus to Brixton".

The "politically non-suicidal" version of that was Norman Tebbett's Cricket Test: when England is playing Pakistan or India at cricket, who do cheer for?

Of course, it's a trick question, because nobody with a pulse watches cricket.

/BNP: Conservative Party :: Tea Party: Republican Party
 
2014-07-21 10:55:06 PM  
Oh look, the current Lord Haw-Haw is stepping down...
 
2014-07-22 01:57:50 AM  
Yet another in the string of white nationalists who like like a puff pastry farked a foot.
 
2014-07-22 03:04:10 AM  

fusillade762: [news.bbcimg.co.uk image 624x351]

He sees what you did there. And over there...


Holy fark, look at the GIS for him.
" https://www.google.ca/search?q=Nick+Griffin&safe=off&client=firefox-a & hs=BrV&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch& sa=X&ei=XQzOU4fHJOSBiwKXkoHQDA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=767  "

I looked at that picture in tfa and I said "Does he look like that all the time, is that the best picture they could find of him or the worst?"
Turns out he does look like that all the time, and quantifying best and worst pictures is hard.
 
2014-07-22 05:07:53 AM  
Under his leadership, the party's vote in European elections had increased from 1.1% in 1999 to 3.9% in 2004 and 6.2% in 2009, when Mr Griffin was himself elected as an MEP.

That's bad.

The party has suffered a string of electoral setbacks in recent years, getting just over 1% of the vote in May's European elections and losing the majority of its local council seats in England.

That's good.

The BNP blamed its poor performance on the rise of UKIP

Okay, we're back to bad again.

This is confusing me.

Fark it! I'm gonna go get some frozen yogurt.
 
2014-07-22 05:43:39 AM  
That should be "steps aside".

... because you can't really get further down than head of the BNP.
 
2014-07-22 07:14:57 AM  

bearded clamorer: hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 585x341]
Yeah, that'll help.

Funny, smart, nice guy.

/Got to talk to him a few times when I was a bartender


His shows are hilarious.  I see him whenever possible.
 
2014-07-22 09:38:07 AM  

menschenfresser: Didn't the BNP have this concept of "racial foreigners," meaning that people of non-UK ancestry, even if they're born and have lived their entire lives in the UK, are still unwelcome? I remember something about that, as well as some half-baked plan to send them back to their countries of ethnic ancestry along with some money to help them live an okay life once there. That was so farked up.


Their website used to be much more explicit about it - they basically said the UK should only really be inhabited by people with ancestry from limited parts of Northern Europe with historic ties to the British Isles and had some garbage about how special the "British Genome" is. Their proposal was that people with ancestry from outside Northern Europe should initially be paid to go "home", with the suggestion that more direct measures could be used to remove those who didn't leave.

Some time around 2005 they scrubbed a lot of that and replaced it with more subtle dog-whistle style language and now they pretend their policies have nothing to do with being racists, they're just concerned about "law and order" and preserving the UK's "cultural heritage".
 
2014-07-22 11:58:34 AM  

Rincewind53: Eh, the BNP has  been replaced with UKIP anyway; the kinder, friendly face of xenophobia, racism, and old-fashioned British bigotry.


Do you leik UKIP?

/meh, sounded funnier in my head. Got nothing.
 
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