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‘Zionists’ at root of UK’s woes

Far-right British National Party’s ‘Fight Back’ video accuses bankers, immigrants, and, of course, the Jews of corrupting Britain

Deputy Editor Amanda Borschel-Dan is the host of The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing and What Matters Now podcasts and heads up The Times of Israel's Jewish World and Archaeology coverage.

A grim motley crew of British National Party Youth. (YouTube screenshot)
A grim motley crew of British National Party Youth. (YouTube screenshot)

If you were wondering who is responsible for an assortment of Britain’s woes, the British National Party’s youth wing has the answers. In BNP Youth’s new video, “Fight Back,” posted to YouTube this week, a motley group of earnest teens decries the bankers, capitalists, Marxists, and of course, Zionists, who are to blame for the sad state of British society wherein racist crimes against whites are overlooked while immigrants take over.

The far-right British National Party was founded in 1982 as a coalition of several ultra-conservative parties.Critics call it a fascist and racist party, and founder John Tyndall is famously on record as saying, “Mein Kampf is my Bible.”

The BNP’s current leader is Nick Griffin, who since 1999 has led on a platform of anti-immigrant policies (they should be repatriated — now, voluntarily), anti-Islam rhetoric and support for capital punishment for drug dealers and murderers. The party is anti-European Union and against same-sex marriage, and considers itself the home for “indigenous” British people. The head of the BNP wields semi-authoritarian status with final say on policy.

Although the BNP has been largely unsuccessful in gaining a political foothold, in the 2009 European Parliament elections the party received 6.26% of the popular vote, earning it two seats.

Who is responsible for Britain's woes? 'The heartless Zionists.' (YouTube screenshot)
Who is responsible for Britain’s woes? ‘The heartless Zionists.’ (YouTube screenshot)

Since the 2009 election, however, the party, beset with infighting, has lost most of its seats, both in national and local arenas.

A May 6 Guardian article claims Britain is on its way to being “BNP free” after the upcoming May 22 elections.

At almost 100,000 views already, the video is a fundraiser for the party and implores British teens aged 13-18 to “take pride in our country, heritage, identity and our collective future. Join us for a mere £5 a year — help us prevent the genocide of the indigenous peoples of Britain!”

In the video, the viewer is told by a half-dozen white teenagers — all sitting in the far right of the frame — that among other culprits, the current economic downturn in Britain is due to “the heartless Zionists, whose interests are foreign interests, who send our soldiers to die for private profit of greedy politicians.”

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