Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Fine for man who leaked BNP members details

The man who leaked the BNP 'members' database on to the internet has been given a £200 fine plus order to pay an extra £100 costs after being found guilty in a magistrates court.

The judge made some interesting remarks in his summing up including this choice little phrase; "there may be some members in this organisation who do not deserve to be protected by the law".

And this pearl of wisdom; "It comes as no surprise to me that somebody to do with an organisation that prides itself on Britishness is in fact living off the British people on Job Seeker's Allowance".

I'm not sure I'm impressed with either of the judge's remarks frankly.

It's a strange end to a strange case. Certainly the list was not an accurate list of BNP members which included names and addresses of at least one anti-fascist signed up to their mailing list to monitor them (and who had never joined) and other details of people who had done no more than signed a petition.

I'm sure we'll see many such ho-haas and shenanigans over the next few years as it is clear that the BNP is not a happy place to be despite winning their first MEPs earlier this year. Certainly if the master race exists it certainly has not found it's way into the BNP leadership, but whilst there is racist dung in the wider society from which they can grow the BNP will still be a problem.

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