The British National Party is to launch a formal complaint to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner over the lies told by Labour Minister Phil Woolas against the BNP and as reprinted in the London Evening Standard newspaper.
In a press release issued today by the party’s deputy press spokesman, John Walker, the BNP said: “Mr Woolas’s allegation that the BNP wants what he called ‘election violence’ is an outright lie and is, in fact, incitement to racial hatred against British people amongst the ethnic communities.
“There is no cause whatsoever to even suggest that the BNP plans to do anything else but campaign peacefully and democratically in the forthcoming election,” the statement said.
“To suggest otherwise is dishonest and displays a propensity to lie which falls well short of the standards we should expect from an elected representative who is also a senior member of Mr Brown’s ailing government.
“The Parliamentary Standards Office is obliged to ensure that Members of Parliament adhere to prescribed codes of conduct, propriety and ethics. Woolas’s blatant lies – committed outside of the House and therefore not under Parliamentary Privilege – are a clear violation of those rules.
“The only political disturbances in recent times have come from the Labour Party-supporting UAF types with whom Woolas is closely associated,” the statement continued.
“The BNP will also be consulting with its lawyers as to a potential civil action against Woolas and against the newspaper concerned for carrying the libel. The party is no longer prepared to tolerate such outright lies and is now in a position to challenge them legally.
“Woolas’s incompetence was further underlined in his outburst when he claimed Nick Griffin had stood against him in Saddleworth. Mr Griffin has never stood in that seat. Although this lie is minor in comparison to the gross libel Woolas committed in the rest of the article, it does serve as an indicator of his incorrect ‘facts’.
“Woolas is part of the cabinet which secretly endorsed mass immigration to Britain even though the official briefing paper said it would increase crime. Woolas is therefore the one who should be accused of causing criminal violence against British people and it is gross hypocrisy to point a finger at the BNP.
“We also call upon Gordon Brown to do the right thing for once in his life and show some leadership by censoring the lying Woolas whom he employed in the first place,” the statement concluded.
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