I Was a Member of the BNP – And it’s Cameron’s Fault

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When I first started in college, my interest in politics was relatively new. I was a sixteen year old who saw flaws in society just like everyone else. It was quite evident that from a young age though, that I was conservative. I’ve always had distaste for most areas of modernity. I’ve never been too impressed by modern architecture, I’ve always detested the lie that everyone is the same, and I’ve always believed that in order to get somewhere, one must work hard.

So at around this time in my life, my views were becoming important. With Britain at a social turning point after years of Blair’s New Labour, a political system that did nothing but mobilise the ultra-left and let in swarms of unnecessary immigrants, my views were certainly not comparable to the regular student mind-set.

I soon decided that politics was for me. I wanted to make a change, and a political party was necessary in order to do so. I looked at the Labour Party and saw nothing but progressive, anti-British and anti-tradition tripe. I looked at the UKIP, a party which at the time wasn’t doing spectacularly well, and then of course, I looked at the Conservative Party.

Here we had a party that was, by name, a conservative political party. A party that in the past promoted a culture of going far by working hard, and a party that believed in embracing the traditions, values and indeed the culture that we have allowed to grow organically amongst our own people within our own borders. In theory, this was the ideal party for me, but a quick look past the quirky new tree logo showed the Conservative Party for what it really was; a mirror image of New Labour.

This realisation resulted in me joining the British National Party. Despite the media having plenty to say about its policies and its members, I decided to look for myself, and I liked what I saw. Largely, it was a party that embraced conservative ideas, and I noticed that a lot of what the media said about it simply wasn’t true in terms of its manifesto pledges. I joined, and from then on, I went through college and later education known as that notorious ‘BNP guy’.

A couple of weeks ago, I left. The BNP may have been my only option, but still, it wasn’t the right one.

I myself am a culturist. I believe that all nations should promote and protect their traditional majority culture – which is by nature a key conservative stance. By no means am I a huge racialist. Sure, race shouldn’t be something we’re scared to talk about, as ultimately, it exists! But nonetheless, this side of politics didn’t quite suit my priorities or ideological position.

Furthermore, one would naturally also come to the conclusion that as a traditional Conservative, it made no sense to be involved with a party which is economically leaning towards the side of socialism and distributism. Nationalisation of industries that require a competitive edge is, as I’m sure you would agree an absolutely terrible idea.

Make of my past what you will, but I believe the reasoning for my involvement with the BNP relates to something that all (small c) conservatives today should be extremely worried about. Why is it that the Conservative Party is no longer a genuine conservative party, and why is it that so few seem to be so worried about David Cameron’s relentless attempts at modernising the party in an attempt to replicate the successes of Tony Blair?

I’m sure this is nothing new to anyone who has even the most basic understanding of recent political affairs, but the problem of David Cameron began back when he was the Opposition Leader. It seemed quite clear that he was trying to appease the left in order to attract the socialist, socially-left and politically unaware voters. I believe our hoodie-hugging Prime Minister is far from progressive, but is simply too afraid to admit it and change course after his plan achieved at least relative success.

Sure, his liberal approach to conservative politics (he himself has admitted that he is a ‘liberal conservative’) may have gotten him into the halls of power, but what good is that doing for a population that is actually still rather conservative?

Think about it – not only do we have the true conservative factions of the Tory Party, but we also have a huge surge in support for UKIP, and still a relatively large amount of support for the British National Party. Most regular voters haven’t got a clue about where these parties stand economically, but socially, they recognise that they are anti-immigration, anti-modernisation, anti-European Union and pro-British identity. Take the 943,598 votes that the BNP obtained in the last European elections, and the 2.49 million votes that UKIP obtained in those same elections.

Taking into consideration the pitiful voter turnout that year, which was 34.7%, the 45 million electors, and the God knows how many Conservative voters who still have faith in a party that is increasingly less conservative, it’s pretty astounding how many people are trying to make themselves heard. Not only that, but in the last couple of months, the Liberal Democrats have been near enough wiped out to make way for the supposedly conservative option that is UKIP.

Britain’s protest vote isn’t progressive. The people in this country who are voting for real change are not looking to elect another progressive party. David Cameron is now being thoroughly shown up not only by the UKIP (with the party having reached 15% in a recent Sun Poll), but also by Ed Milliband’s One Nation Labour – arguably a result of years of bickering over Blue Labour.

Can David Cameron really not see the flaw in his ‘modernisation’ of a party? And can Conservative voters not realise why they shouldn’t be placing their faith in him?

What Conservative Party in history has ever ignored the huge threat of immigration, the radicalisation of our youth, the increasing presence of outwardly communist organisations on our university campuses and foreign powers taking undemocratic control over our own nation? Meanwhile, David Cameron is banging on about gay marriage and why he thinks Britain should remain in the EU.

Having left the BNP, I feel that a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. For a time now, the media has been portraying me as a ‘boy wonder’ or ‘saviour’ of the ‘far right’ in Britain, or a racist, fascist or whatever else. This has never been the case. I’m conservative through and through, and looking back that the great history of the Conservative Party, it saddens me to see a party leadership that today rejects conservative ideals and makes people feel bad for disagreeing with their new progressive stances.

Can people really be blamed for turning to UKIP and the BNP? I don’t think so. I think they have every reason to be turning away from the Conservative Party.

Does that mean I think these parties are right for government? Of course not. We all know that a Conservative government that values individual liberty, the protection of our people and culture from barbarian cults, is the only party of government for this country. We certainly know that a fake One Nation front from Red Ed is not the answer, either.

My message is this – don’t blame regular people for voting for what you may deem as ‘far right’. If David Cameron really wanted to tackle the problem of the rise of the ‘far right’, which he evidently does, then the party needs to make changes. It’s time for him to step down or for Theresa May to challenge him. It’s also time for members of the Conservative Party, and students in Conservative Future, to speak up and attempt to make changes.

When that happens, one would hope that the radical right in the Tory party would be given the voice they deserve, and the regular conservative people of Britain finally have a viable option again. In the meantime, I’ll be watching with interest – but my time in the BNP is over, and I hope that a time in the Conservative Party will come to me in the future.

  • t kelly

    I doubt the Conservative party is ever for turning back – they are no longer their own masters and take their directives from foreigners i.e. the US and EU. However during the interim waiting for your hoped for Conservative change of attitude you cannot do better than send a message to the three principal parties of your dissatisfaction with their lack of patriotism by voting UKIP – they at least are a party prepared to give Britain back its pride and culture;putting our interests before those of other countries which we haven’t seen for more than half a century.

    • Jack Buckby

      For as long as UKIP ban people like me from joining, they’ll not be getting my vote. It’s petty and unpleasant. Victimising good people for, in the past, doing what was literally their only option.

  • eussr

    Its a petty to see that the controlled media has gotten to you Jack, some people shine in the lime light and seek it out but others like you and me we are the quieter types preferring to take a back seat but sometimes out nature forces us to take front stage even when we don’t like it.
    As for the conservative party that you yearn that’s been dead for quite a few decades and with the likes of Cameron and Boris at the helm all you will see is a softer brand of new labour.
    Shame you think the bnp are to economically socialist the irony is that it is probably one of the list far right party out there but lets not get off track the bnp have always been more of a working class party but also understand unlike labour that to have a strong social security system you must have a strong economy to pay for it.
    Any way good luck

  • thanksdellingpole

    I think you should still stay neutral, acting as a hub for people who follow your ideology. I don’t think the BNP thing will leave you any time soon, but that in itself will ease as the Nationalists come to power in France when everything finally goes tits up on the Continent.

    The future of things, as I see it, is that UKIP will do very well tomorrow, will take over from the Conservatives in 2020, having gained a respectable number of MP seats in the 2015 election. For things to advance things have to change, the biggest problem is the lack of diversity (ironically enough) in the media output, which is changing thanks to the internet, but of course I am talking about the BBC.

    I don’t know what UKIP, or, Nigel, plans to do with the BBC, I’ve heard that they might just cut the license fee, but many want the ground taken from beneath them. I think, especially with the next installment of the sex scandal we have unfolding, with yet another high profile celebrity household name having been caught out, protected by the BBC that it will just hasten their demise.

    But it’s hard to call if they will be closed down, however if the NC movement is to advance they will have to be out of the way, no doubt about it and I think that UKIP have enough members (and bad memories) to pull that off.

    Obviously the EU will be gone soon, that UKIP can be counted on achieving if anything, but also a removal of the Bill of Human Rights, hopefully not replaced with anything else, but I fear maybe a “British Bill of Rights” may be enacted, which is the same thing, of will “ban racism”, same old tick up job I fear.

    But what we really need to push for an English Parliament, that’s a true mark of progress, even to recognise England as self governing entity, from there progress comes.

    The movement has logic too it, but I think it could fragment, open to interpretation it’ll be watered down, you already know Nigel’s feelings on the movement, but you also know the support it has behind many closed doors. If you remain as a hub and get the message out all over Europe, as Nigel has done (not sure how to achieve that with the EU gone though), then the movement will get stronger, too much to be ignored, but I know you know all of this.

    Right now papers like the Express and the Telegraph have both thrown up the Caucasian Britain to be a minority by 2066 news, this is a sign that as UKIPs star burns brightly now, they have left the scene of plucky underdog to another movement and I doubt there could be many in any first world EU country who would turn their noses up to a silver bullet like the NC movement.

  • salfordsupporter

    If you are a conservative with a small ‘c’ I don’t see why you should be opposed to the public ownership of some key industries. For example, a large part of our energy companies are foreign owned, this can only be a threat to national sovereignty. Try telling this to the ‘modern’ Tory Party , let alone UKIP! That’s why I remain a British nationalist, Jack. I’m not a ‘race hate’ merchant or supremacist, I’m not one of the “send ‘em all back” crew, however, the native British people have a racial component to their ethnicity and that is something which should be valued, respected and politically fought for. If you can’t defend that then you aren’t conserving much that is intrinsically British. Not at all fashionable, of course, but the Left have long seen ethnicity – particularly Western European ethnicity and nationalism (excepting Irish nationalism because of its anti-imperialist roots) – as ‘false consciousness’ or a preventer of global revolution, just as the globalist capitalists see ethnicity as problematic to their goals. That in itself should be enough to make you realise that your ethnicity free ‘conservatism’ is politically dysfunctional. I believe the BNP certainly needs some tweaking, however, you could have been the one to have put British nationalism on a firmer footing in the future.

    • thanksdellingpole

      Where your ethnics are drawn from are a different matter. I agree that Britain i diverse, in European terms, but not and never from outside Europe, or we’d look the same as everybody else outside of Europe.

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