Monday, February 22, 2010

Rather defeating the object

An Asian Millionaire is going to attempt to join the BNP to try and change it from within.

Independent.
A millionaire Asian businessman who has applied to join the BNP said today he was doing it to "fight them from the inside".
Mo Chaudry, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, said he wanted to take advantage of the enforced change to the party's constitution to expose them.
BNP members voted to admit black and Asian people earlier this month after the party was threatened with an injunction by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Pakistan-born Mr Chaudry, who is worth £60 million, runs a string of businesses around Stoke-on-Trent, which has eight BNP members on the city council.
He said: "If they are open to all British people then I want to join.
"If they let me in I will fight them from the inside and make their life very difficult.
"People are not racist in Stoke-on-Trent and I have never experienced racism in my time here.
"The good people that don't vote need to get off their backside and change things."
Mr Chaudry, who applied to join the party online today, condemned 78-year-old Rajinder Singh who is expected to become the party's first non-white member.
He said: "It's nothing more than a cynical publicity stunt.
"The BNP are using this man to give their party a veneer of respectability. They have no real interest in racial equality.
"This is a party whose very foundations are built on racial inequality. Nick Griffin on Question Time happily admitted sharing a stage with a Ku Klux Klan member."
1) The BNP will happily take his money, considering it as rope to hang the man with.
2) The BNP is controlled by Griffin for Griffin and run for the benefit of Griffin, I doubt Mr Chaudry has anything like the amount of money to change this, nor the central ethos of the BNP membership that he is part of the problem, not the solution.
3) Announcing to a national newspaper what you intend to do rather removes the element of surprise.

Mr Chaudry is either a fool, a hypocrite or has an agenda in line somewhat with the BNP, they will use him to demonstrate that they now accept people of black or Asian descent, they will take his money, they will not allow him near the wheels of power unless he follows the party line and if he does follow the party line, that makes what he announced today as hypocrisy.

There are no other explanations I can think of.

5 annotations:

tris said...

Pretty much agree with you there.

He's a weird man.

The Boiling Frog said...

Agreed, Mr Chaudry clearly isn't aware that the BNP operate a cadre system where only "special" members have full voting rights.

Griffin reassured followers at a RWB shindig before they lost the case, that any new ethnic members would not be able to vote on anything important, so I'm not sure how Mr Chaudry thinks he will change anything from within.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Surely the fact that the BNP are forced to take in non whites is defeating the purpose of the party in the first place?

It is like telling arepublican party they have to accept monarchists.

It just makes no sense.

Quiet_Man said...

@ Furor,

Welcome to the crazy world of socio-liberal equality. Where even the victims of racism can join a racist group.

Furor Teutonicus said...

I wonder who learned from whom. The charitys commission have had similar rules in place for 30 years that I know of.