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When first joining this party a few years ago, I did so because of a meeting I attended. To sum it up, they were good people wanting a change from political parties spin and mistruths that were letting them down, people that would stand up and say it as it really is and not skirt issues in case they were pushed from the financial trough of politics. And so to me a lifeline of hope was given.
When elected two years later as councillor for Dewsbury, I thought right, now I have a chance to tell it as it is. Someone called me a politician, no said I, I am not a politician; a politician is someone who will see a donkey in the street and try to convince people it's a dog in order to further their own ends or ambitions.
So I have in the last 20 months done what I set out to do, I call it as I see it. Through this endeavour, along with our regions activists, I have managed to bring about respectability to the BNP and we are now very much electable. These people are the salt of the earth as are my two fellow councillors in Heckmondwike, David Exley and the ex-Tory warhorse Roger Roberts.
Between us we have created a family in Kirklees. We may agree to disagree at some meetings, but we always remain friends, that way we move forward in unison. If we had been senior management, things would never have developed in the way it has nationally, the leadership has created a "for us or for the Rebels" conflict, putting brother against brother and sister against sister.
Well I refuse to accept that insult, I refuse to accept you can talk this way to people, who through all kinds of weather have distributed thousands and thousands of leaflets, sold VoF and generally raised funds in order to make this party electable. And all this in their own time, for no pay, indeed, I know many for whom it costs money to be pro-active. I have known relationships nearly break under the strain and many take verbal insults and who have been attacked (step forward
I witnessed Cllr
This whole sorry business could have been so easily avoided; I myself put it to
So what's so difficult about that... as I see it, nothing other than a vendetta would prevent that happening. DEMOCRACY as to be seen not dictatorship. The public won't have that. All I have seen from the senior level is spin and fl
Personally, I am very unhappy about these events. The leadership appears to hold the emotional blackmail of patriotism over many good people who feel like myself. A storm in a teacup Mr G, don't think so!
Councillor Colin Auty (Dewsbury East)