The British National party leader, Nick Griffin, was coming under increasing pressure tonight after the party appeared to be on course for its third electoral setback in 24 hours.
Early indications from the council elections in Barking and Dagenham suggested the far right party had performed poorly, falling far short of the votes it requires to take control of the east London authority – one of three key BNP targets ahead of this week’s elections.
The council setback follows Griffin’s resounding defeat in the parliamentary seat of Barking where he was beaten into third place, getting 18,000 fewer votes than Labour’s victorious candidate Margaret Hodge.
The British voters told the racists to get lost and as a result the extremist British National Party is now looking at tearing itself apart.
Voters were forced into two lines; residents and students. Residents were allowed to vote with east. Students waited for hours. This happened principally in Liberal Democrats areas of the Constituency.
Students were told ‘you are only temporary residents anyway’.
The National Union of Students have put out this statement.
The National Union of Students (NUS) tonight condemned election officials after students were turned away from Ranmoor polling station in Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam constituency as they attempted to vote. Students have complained that they were denied the right to vote because of a decision to segregate student voters from other members of the electorate, the latter having been fast-tracked.
Paul Blomfield is not a legitimate Member of Parliament.
Last night was a disgrace in terms of elections. George Bush style electoral tricks preventing people voting, old electoral registers being used, people being locked out. Neo Con Labour has no legitimacy on any of the seats that they hold. None. The rump that they were reduced down to is not even legitimate.
There was however a few bits of good news. The British Nazi Party were resoundingly rejected. Sarah Teather won her seat despite the Neo Con Labour Party gerrymandered boundaries. Jack Boots Jacqui Smith is out and Charles Clarke is gone.
Gabourey Sidibe made the front page of People magazine. They did an article about what a fantastic year it has been for her as a result of her brilliant performance in the hard hitting, dark, but strangely positive film Precious. Most people would either not comment on celebrity magazines or they would congratulate her for it.
Of course the hard right in America has to lower the tone.
Debbie Schlussel is a far right lunatic that spouts off mad conspiracy theories and therefore gets media time.
Here she is in Debbie does
Not exactly someone who would qualify for Miss World. Given how she looks on video her “photo” on her blog makes her actual appearance hilarious.
Attacking someone for their looks is a pretty low thing to do unless that person feels that it is their right to attack others for their looks. When that happens, it is pretty much fair game to go after someone for their real ugliness.
Her ugliness seeps out of every pore because she is a hate filled person. She has a down right cheek to call anyone disgusting looking. She obviously does not watch her own youtube videos and still thinks she looks like she does in her blog pic. That picture must have been taken 15 years ago. Whenever / whatever. She is nothing more than an ugly, horrible, over promoted creature.
Listening to her youtube videos she sounds like an alcoholic bag lady in the middle of a stroke. The thing is bag ladies have far more class than this hate filled creature.
There is no getting away from this, Ms Schlussel should seriously consider looking in the mirror before she calls Gabourey Sidibe or anyone else disgusting. Schlussel is a pig whose lipstick is the shit she has just rolled in.
It comes of no surprise to find that the far right and the so called non sexist and non racist PUMAs / Palin supporters are lapping this up. Led by the unkempt troll Kevin Dujan.
He totally looks like a Fraggle. Here is Michael Steele meeting with a Fraggle.
Here is a fraggle promoting Bible Spice and the old guy.
The film Precious is a masterpiece. The blogs run by these two disgusting pieces of filth simply cater for the lowest of the low.
Of the three people only one person is not truly an ugly person . The other two hit every branch of the ugly tree on the way out but still believe that they are “hot”. One of them is an award winning actress, the other two are bottom feeding troglodytes.
One of them has earned their success. There is only one other word to describe the other two.
The White House Correspondents Dinner is a great tradition that should be adopted in the UK.
Can you imagine Gordon Brown telling jokes about himself in front of a mixed audience of journalists, politicians and celebrities and then having to sit listening to a stand up comedian mercilessly mocking him for half an hour?
If during the few short years of Brown’s premiership we had a Downing Street Dinner, Nokia sales would have tripled. They’d be Nokia phones flying all around London for at least a week after.
President Barack Obama got the tone exactly right at the 2010 Correspondents dinner. As Americans like to say “he hit a home run”. He even mocked the PUMA/Birther crazies.
The dinner, formally called The White House Press and Scholarship Dinner is an annual event attended by around 3,000 guests. It is an event that can in part make or break Presidencies, as most ably done by Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report.
Half a million dollars or £300 thousand pounds could have stopped this. A few
dayshours of the profits made by BP.
Almost every single Nation in the World requires by law a remote shut off facility to ensure that oil rig accidents like this do not cause the level of damage that this is causing and will cause.
$500,000. That is all it would have cost.
The US however does not require that unnecessary burden on business.
Republicans just want more and more oil. They even attacked the President for not opening even more oil fields.
At the same time, conservatives — who were chanting “Drill, baby, drill” two years ago — reacted cautiously, displeased with Obama’s declaration that some coastal territory would remain untouched. In addition to Bristol Bay, the Atlantic coast from New Jersey northward would be closed to exploration, as would the entire Pacific coastline. The proposal is a “step in the right direction,” said Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell in a statement, “but a small one that leaves enormous amounts of American energy off-limits.”
“Drill Baby Drill”. Everyone who chanted that rant in 2008 as if it was some biblical truth should be required to help clean up the mess.