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Browns British jobs LIE

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2009 by bnpsalford

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The British National Party fighting for a better future for the people of Salford 

 

Refinery

strikes

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Refinery worker: ‘They’re giving all our jobs to other people’

Strikes have been breaking out across the UK in support of a mass walkout by energy workers in Lincolnshire angry at the use of foreign workers.

Hundreds gathered for the third day of the original strike at Lindsey Oil Refinery after owner Total gave a £200m contract to an Italian firm.

They have been supported by hundreds of other “sympathy” strikers in Scotland, Wales and other parts of England.

Total said there would be no “direct redundancies” as a result of the deal.

The firm added that staff employed by the Italian company IREM would be paid the same as existing contractors on the project. More than 300 of its workers have been brought in to do the work.

Sites affected by sympathy walk-outs include Fiddlers Ferry power station, Warrington, Cheshire; Grangemouth oil refinery in central Scotland; South Hook Liquified Natural Gas terminal in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire; and Kilroot Power station near Larne, County Antrim.

ENERGY WORKERS’ PROTESTS
Map of protests by UK energy workers
1. Grangemouth oil refinery, Central Scotland
2. Scottish Power’s Longannet power station, Fife
3. Scottish Power’s Cockenzie power station, East Lothian
4. Shell gas processing plant, St Fergus, Aberdeenshire
5. British Energy power station, Torness, East Lothian
6. Mossmorran chemical plant, Fife
7. Npower Aberthaw power station, south Wales
8. South Hook natural gas terminal, Milton Haven, Pembrokeshire
9. ICI chemical refinery at Wilton, Teesside
10. Corus steel plant near Redcar, Teeside
11. Scottish & Southern’s Fiddler’s Ferry power station, Cheshire
12. AES Kilroot power station, County Antrim
13. Marchwood power station, Hampshire

Total bosses said the Italian firm IREM, which employs a specialist workforce, had won the contract to construct the new HDS-3 unit at the Lindsey plant, after a “fair” tendering process.

Unite regional officer Bernard McAuley told Friday’s rally in Lincolnshire: “There is sufficient unemployed, skilled labour wanting the right to work on that site and they are demanding the right to work on that site.”

He said the leaders of Unite and the GMB had urged the prime minister to call an urgent meeting with the heads of industry in the engineering and construction industry.

Mass meeting

Later the prime minister’s spokesman said the government would hold talks with the construction industry in the next few days “to ensure they are doing all they can to support the UK economy”.

He said the contracts at the Lindsey refinery were awarded some time ago when there was a shortage of labour in the construction sector, which was now not the case.

Unite Regional officer Bobby Buirds said shop stewards would meet in Glasgow on Friday afternoon to discuss the Scottish protests, none of which involved pickets.

Some of the Scottish strikers have travelled to Lindsey to join the picket there.

Speaking on Friday from Wilton, on Teesside, one protester urged the prime minister to take action, saying: “All we want is for Gordon Brown to fulfil his promise. He said British jobs for British workers.”

A protester at the Lincolnshire plant said British workers should have priority of access to jobs.

“It’s been a kettle ready to boil and the lid has blown off now,” he said.

When asked about the growing action, Gordon Brown – speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos – said he “understood” people’s worries.

Where is the humanity in ruining someone’s local environment by building a massive industrial refinery and then bringing in people from around the world to work there?

Ben Platt, Liverpool

He said the government was doing “everything we can” to shore up the economy as well as help individuals back into work.

Employment Minister Pat McFadden said the Prime Minister’s promise of “British jobs for British workers” at the Labour Party conference in 2007 had not meant that UK firms would be encouraged to flout European laws on free mobility of labour.

“Gordon, in saying that, never said we are going to have economic protectionism, we’re going to stop international trade, we’re going to stop British companies trading abroad, or European companies trading here,” Mr McFadden told BBC Five Live.

“What he’s saying there is, I want to see the British workforce equipped for the jobs and skills of the future. And that’s precisely what the government is doing.”

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said he hoped workers would return to work quickly after making their point.

Unite’s governing national executive has called for a national protest in Westminster, and joint general secretary Derek Simpson said it was consulting its lawyers over the legality of engineering and construction employment practices.

“The union is doing everything in its power to ensure that employers end this immoral, potentially illegal and politically dangerous practice of excluding UK workers from some construction projects,” he said.

In a statement, Total said it “recognised” the concerns of contractors.

“It is important to note that we have been a major local employer for 40 years with 550 permanent staff employed at the refinery.

“There are also between 200 and 1,000 contractors working at the refinery, the vast majority of which work for UK companies employing local people.”

The HDS-3 unit affected is separate to the main refinery. Total said the action has not affected normal operations.

So  this is what our unelected treacherous Prime Minister meant when he said British jobs for British workers .Just more lies (spin) broken promises and deceit nothing new there from LIEbour .It is an out an out betrayal of the British people by anyone who allows British jobs to be sold in Europe to the highest bidder . When we have rising unemployment and so many so  unsure about their future , When the British National Party says British jobs for British workers it means just that .

 

Solidarity With The Construction Lads

January 30, 2009 by Nick Griffin  

SYMPATHY STRIKES NOW!

The grass-roots “British Jobs for British Workers” sympathy strikes campaign is going viral! After years of watching and grumbling as our jobs are taken by foreigners and wages undercut by cheap imported labour, British workers are standing up in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands most at risk of seeing their livelihoods ‘globalised’ away.

The spark which burst into the flames of unofficial and defensive industrial action at the Lindsey Total oil refinery at NORTH KILLINGSHOLME is setting off a chain reaction.

The Immingham refinery workers have come out in sympathy with the construction workers whose jobs are threatened by hundreds of cheaper and less skilled imported European workers. It was announced last night that workers at WILTON on Teesside and at the GRANGEMOUTH refinery in Scotland were walking out this morning in solidarity.

In fact, on top of 400 out in Teesside and 700 in Grangemouth, we are now getting reports of wildcat “British Jobs for British Workers” protests all over the country. While the news reports are still mainly focussed on Humberside, at present Scottish workers are leading the way.

Here’s the list we know of (as at lunchtime on Friday 30th – check our map for later updates):

STAYTHORPE, NOTTS. Hundreds out at the giant power station near Newark.

MILFORD HAVEN, WALES. Work on the giant South Hook and Dragon liquefied natural gas terminals halted by mass walkouts.

WARRINGTON, LANCS. Protests reported at the Fiddlers Ferry power plant, but no picket line visible at 1 p.m..

ABERTHAW, BARRY. Power station walkout.

MOSSMARAN, SCOTLAND. Workers at the terminal north of Edinburgh have downed tools.

St FERGUS, ABERDEENSHIRE. Workers at the giant gas terminal out on protest.

DOUNREAY, THURSO. Reports of workers downing tools to support the call for “British Jobs for British Workers”.

MOTHERWELL BRIDGE, SCOTLAND. Angry workers “on the fence” – ready to walk out but waiting for just a few more signs that the protest is truly national.

SELLAFIELD NUCLEAR PLANT, CUMBRIA. Meeting this morning expresses huge sympathy for construction workers, anger over the growing use of foreign cheap labour, and a readiness to come out in solidarity if workers are victimised or the strike grows.

Visit the Solidarity Website

We are getting repeated reports of workers at other big energy-related plants and construction sites saying that if Gordon Brown sticks to his anti-worker, anti-British “no retreat from globalisation” line and refuses to take the protesters seriously, then they will come out too.

“The use of more than 60 mounted riot police to try to intimidate us was a bad move by the Government,” one group of Total refinery workers told a BNP observer this morning. “They must have known full well that we’re peaceful and intend to remain peaceful. Our problem is with the bosses exploiting foreign labour, rather than with the foreign workers themselves. Bringing in riot cops to make out that we’re about to go on the rampage is typical Labour spin and lies.”

Workers are also angry at the pro-immigration, out-of-touch internationalism of many left-wing union leaders. Derek Simpson, general secretary of Unite is a particular target of well-deserved criticism after his ridiculous statement that “it’s not a question of foreign workers” and his treacherous suggestion that the union doesn’t mind its members being replaced by foreign workers as long as they get a chance to ‘compete’ before being thrown out of work!

We in the BNP, and our comrades in the independent nationalist trade union Solidarity, call on workers to reject Simpson. With an income of more than £200,000 a year and a ‘secret’ £800,000 grace and favour mansion for life – all paid for by his members, who generally take home well below the average wage – he has no right to preach surrender and inaction to angry workers.

No wonder his attempts to stop the protests are failing. Unite are so busy plotting their campaign to try to stop the BNP winning Euro seats in June, that their website isn’t even mentioning the growing wave of protests.

But Solidarity members and BNP activists in places of work all over the country are enjoying the sea-change in popular feeling on the “British Jobs for British Workers” issue. All have been told to raise the matter on their sites and shop floors. We must do whatever we can to spread the protests.

The nationalist message is simple: When the bosses and their foreign scabs come for your job, it may be too late to fight back. We’ve got to draw a line in the sand and force the Government to protect our own people now. These strikes and protests are spreading, but they need to do so further and faster.

Middle management jobs are under threat from the Brown Bust too, so we’re all in this together. Now’s the time to stand up and defend the rights and livelihoods of British workers. Everyone out next week!

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This italian worker seems to have the makings of a liebour party leader , well he at least as the same attitude to the British work force

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Salford activists get noticed

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2009 by bnpsalford

 

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 The British National Party  fighting for a better future for the people of Salford

 

 

2009 is going to be a busy year for Salford bnp with the euro elections on June 4th and party chairman Nick Grifiin standing as the British National Party MEP candidate for the Northwest . Salford BNPs  team of dedicated activists started  the year with all guns blazing . The ranks of Salfords finest were boosted by the addition of  many new faces , due to a well  organised recruitment drive on the Internets social networking groups such as FaceBook & Myspace .  As well as  making sure that every household in Salford is made aware they have an alternative to the continued LibLabCon betrayal in Europe by voting BNP . Salford activists were out in force to  protest against the racist jobs fair held by Manchester City Council .(See feature in the British jobs for British workers page) So its little wonder that it didn,t take long before they got much deserved recognition from further afield , with a feature  on the  much read BNP Chronicle (bnp-chronicle.com) see article below . 

na_0731Dedicated Salford BNP

The people of Salford, Manchester, should by now be aware of a strong BNP presence in their district given that the dedicated Salford branch are out weekly, hand delivering the British National Party message, be it rain, snow or shine.

The branch have made great progress and successfully utilised popular social networking sites such as Facebook (click here for BNP Salford Facebook page) in order to reach out to possible new recruits.

One of the Salford BNP activists who got involved by contacting his local branch organiser stated, “We get a positive response from the public”. He added, “Common responses from the people were that ‘It’s about time someone stood up for us’, often asking where have we been all this time!”

This exemplifies the fact that there is support for the British National Party everywhere, we need only get our message across.

This branch hopes to expand even further through the use of modern technology and web campaigns, as well as good old fashioned door to door leafleting, paper sales and frequent meetings.

For more details contact bnpsalford@live.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2009 by bnpsalford

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The British National Party  fighting for a better future for the people of Salford

I was sat here racking my brain for an inspirational opening post for the BNP Salford blog .When there it was staring me in the face all the time ,why not let a government minister explain why it is so important that the British National Party are there for the people of Salford when they have been abandoned for so long by new liebour , anyway enough from me lets here it straight from the horses mouth as they say ( no offence intended to any horses )

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2009 by bnpsalford

The great white backlash: Working class turns on Labour over immigration and housing

Labour’s Hazel Blears has finally admitted the white working class feels betrayed and abandoned as immigration surges. The Mail went to her own constituency – and found a seething anger that should worry us all…

By Sue Reid
Last updated at 1:24 AM on 10th January

The official at the housing office was typically blunt. His third customer of the day, a blonde with a northern accent, the pinched face of poverty and a baby in a buggy, looked crestfallen when she heard the news.

‘You’ll have to wait between one and ten years for a flat from us,’ he said, blithely, from behind his desk. ‘There are 18,000 people on the waiting list and, as of today, only 30 homes to go round.’

No wonder that when the young woman left, pushing the buggy out of the door into the sleeting rain of the shopping precinct in Salford, Greater Manchester, she looked near to tears. In her haste, she almost collided with Jason Hedgecock, a 20-year-old chef, who has also been queuing at the city’s Home Search office.

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Support for the BNP is rising as disillusioned working-class voters turn against Labour

‘My family come from Salford, and I was born here,’ he says flatly. ‘I have been waiting three years for a home, ever since I left school. I’ve put my name down for one on the eighth floor over there,’ he points to an ugly blue and white tower block, called Fitzwarren Court, across the busy road.

Jason is desperate to move out of the home he shares with his parents, John and Eileen, where he has to sleep on the sofa. Also living there are his two brothers, Scott, 24, and Adam, 19, as well as Adam’s pregnant girlfriend, 20-year-old Jade  –  none of whom has anywhere else to go.

But the chances of a generation of young people such as Jason and the disappointed blonde ever getting a council home in Salford are next to zero. They are living in one of many places in England where a dire shortage of state housing has become the most controversial political issue of our time.

The statistics are stark. One in 12 council homes in England are now lived in by migrants, while the list of people waiting for social housing has doubled during Labour’s time in power to 1.7million.

Last week, a government report from the Whitehall department of Communities Minister Hazel Blears warned that the crisis has resulted in a surge of popularity for extremist groups, including the British National Party.

Hazel Blears

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has cautioned her own party not to ignore the concerns of the white working class

After interviewing 43 British families in Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Liverpool’s Runcorn and Thetford in Norfolk, the report concluded that the white working class think they have been ‘betrayed’ and ‘abandoned’ by mainstream politicians who make them ‘come second’ to immigrants on the housing ladder.

The report provoked an instant response from a seemingly repentant Ms Blears herself. She admitted that white working-class people ‘sometimes just don’t feel anyone is listening or speaking up for them’, adding that they should be allowed to voice their worries ‘without fear of being branded racist’.

In the furore that followed, Frank Field, Labour MP for Liverpool’s Birkenhead and joint chairman of the Cross-Party Group on Balanced Migration, agreed that the Government was riding roughshod over the working class at its peril.

He predicted that Labour policies on housing would turn local people to Far Right parties in the next general election, echoing a dire warning he gave last year.

‘Slowly, but determinedly, the white English working class  –  and I guess, some black Britons, too  –  are voting against unlimited immigration by embracing the BNP,’ he said back then.

So, what is the truth? Of course, there are two sides to this story. As well as being responsible for years of uncontrolled immigration, New Labour has created a benefit culture that has led to vast numbers of white working-class families not bothering to seek jobs and exploiting the welfare system. Too often they complain that all the work is going to newly arrived foreigners.

Predictably, the BNP has been busily exploiting this; making inroads in towns and cities where mass migration, unemployment among local people and housing shortages are huge issues.

The party holds 12 seats on the council in Barking, Essex, a quarter of the total. In Stoke, Staffordshire, there are six BNP councillors, and the BNP last year captured one seat of the 25 on the London Assembly.

The party now has a sprinkling of councillors in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, although in Salford (Hazel Blears’s constituency) the BNP’s six candidates failed to gain seats at last year’s council elections, with only one making a respectable showing.

Growing bitterness

Indeed, Salford has always been staunchly Labour  –  Karl Marx even lived there in the 1800s to research his tome The Condition Of The Working Class In England.

But that may be about to change. This summer, Nick Griffin, the controversial BNP leader, will stand in the European Elections as a candidate for the northwest of England constituency, which includes Salford, where I went this week to see how Blears’s remarks have been received.

There, no one could be more pleased about the BNP’s resurgence than Jason. He hails from a working-class family which has voted Labour in Salford for generations. His father is a retired landlord at the city’s Royal British Legion club, and his grandfather was a porter at the nearby Hope Hospital.

Jason is about to break ranks. In June  –  like many other young people ranging from shop-workers, to bricklayers, young mothers and the unemployed  –  he will be putting a cross on his ballot paper next to Griffin’s name.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised ‘British jobs for British workers’. But some believe unchecked immigration has reduced jobs available to the working classes, who traditionally have supported Labour

Robert Whelan, a director of the think-tank Civitas, is not surprised. ‘The white working class is growing bitter,’ he says.

‘They loyally supported Old Labour, but New Labour has ignored them. Ministers have shut down the debate on mass migration. If the working class object to what is happening, they are called racist. They are not allowed to discuss their concerns publicly.

‘This is fuelling the fires of extremism, and the BNP is knocking on the door. The working classes feel there has been a huge unfairness, particularly when it comes to housing. It is the big bone of contention.

‘They feel they have paid into the system, and should get something out. That was how it used to work right up to the 1990s. Then New Labour dismantled the system. Now housing priority is about need, not about the time you have lived in a town or city, or how long your name has been on the list. This is making local people feel they are missing out.’

Of course, some might question the whole idea of an inalienable right to housing provided by the State  –  for immigrants, or for those who are British born and bred. But assuming it is the State’s responsibility, just how is property allocated?

In Salford  –  like many other towns and cities where Labour is in control  –  the criteria for getting a house or flat is based on whether you are homeless and the size of your family. Inevitably, this puts a newly arrived immigrant couple with a large number of children at the front of the queue.

A pamphlet issued by the council’s letting service Home Search  –  titled A New Way Of Finding A Home  –  contains instructions about how to get help with housing in 12 languages, including Polish, Arabic, French, Mandarin and Urdu. Home Search offers translators for those who can’t speak English.

Each week, the service issues a list of empty council properties. People are invited to put in a bid for up to three homes each week. If more than one person bids for a home  –  which in Salford is inevitable  –  the successful one is deemed to be the person in most need.

Council housing

Thousands of people are on waiting lists for council housing, with some complaining that new migrants get preferential treatment

Under the strict criteria, homeless people, those threatened with homelessness or those with medical problems come top. Although the leaflet states that people with a local connection will be given some priority, it adds bluntly: ‘The lower your housing need, the longer it will take for you to find a new home.’

The bidding system is little better than farce. There has been a terrible shortage of subsidised housing since hundreds of Coronation Street-style terrace houses were destroyed in the Seventies to make way for council blocks. And now even more have been pulled down. Whole swathes of the city are derelict with homes boarded up.

‘Of course we feel angry’

This is the difficulty facing Jason: when restrictions on his age were taken into account, he had a choice of 15 properties this week and, of course, was bidding against thousands of other people.

‘For many local people the waiting time turns out to be for ever. There is no end to it,’ he says, standing with his former girlfriend, Kayleigh Brassington, 19. The couple, who remain friends, have a baby, Jacob, two, and are bringing him up together.

Kayleigh used to live with the baby, her mother, two brothers and little sister Terri-Lee, 12, in a two-bedroom house near the shopping precinct. There was so little space that she slept in the same room as Terri-Lee and her then newborn Jacob.

But still she didn’t win a bid for accommodation. ‘I never got nearer than 20th, whatever kind of home I bid for. In the end, I approached a Manchester housing association and they gave me a flat,’ she says.

‘I got sick of coming down to the housing office and seeing a whole line of foreign-speaking people being handed out houses. It isn’t that I didn’t want them to have a home, it is just that I wanted one, too.’

Jason’s brother, Adam, works at the local bingo hall, also near the shopping precinct. His girlfriend, Jade, is expecting their baby in March.

‘We have been bidding for a council flat for two years now. If you come down to the office early in the morning on a Wednesday, when they give out the list of the homes available, you will see as many foreigners in the queue as the people from Salford,’ he says with a grimace.

Polish migrants

Polish migrants wait to board a bus in Warsaw bound for Britain. Poland has been a huge source of migrant workers in the UK since the country entered the European Union

Adam adds: ‘It’s difficult living with Jade at my parents’ house. I have a job, I work hard, yet, I have to beg a bed from my mother and father. Of course, we feel angry.

‘My parents were given a council house when they were young. I know a lot of people, including my own brother, who will vote BNP. What else can we do?’

Standing nearby in the shopping precinct is Chris Tyldesley, a 23-year-old who is Salford born and bred. His mother kicked him out of her council house (she was allocated one by Old Labour in her early 20s) a couple of years ago because ‘we were always arguing’.

He explains: ‘I ended up living on the floor of a mate. I was homeless, but because I had a floor to lie on they didn’t treat me as though I had nowhere to live.

‘It meant I didn’t stand a chance, although I came from Salford. I am a qualified mechanic, and have worked and paid my taxes.’

Chris, however, was lucky. In October last year he won a bid for a flat in Spruce Court, a block five minutes’ walk from the housing office. Now he says the ceiling is leaking and he would love to find somewhere else. ‘I keep bidding, but I don’t have much hope.

‘In my block, there are lots of foreigners. They use the phone box in the lobby to call their families with phone cards given to them by the council, and speak in languages I can’t understand.’

Drift to the Right

Not long after, a young Polish girl emerges from Salford Home Search office. She is clearly pleased, and is clutching a piece of lined paper with writing in green ink on it. It gives the address of a council house which she has just been allocated.

Anna Tronia is 25, has a young baby, and has lived in Britain since her country joined the EU four years ago, allowing her to live here.

But should she really be given a council house? ‘I had nowhere, and so I told them that,’ she says, excitedly. ‘I have a baby, and I think that helped, too. I don’t work any more now that I am a mother. I am very pleased about what has happened to me in Salford,’ she says, before walking off down the street towards a group of her friends.

A few minutes later, I meet Abdul Aljenid, a handsome 30-year-old from the Sudan. He came to Britain on a three-year visa to study English in 2005.

He says he goes to Salford College for six hours a week and works on a construction site on the city’s quayside overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal. He is helping to build the new northern headquarters of the BBC.

‘The work is hard, I admit. But I like it in England. I live with my friend over there,’ he points to another block near the precinct.

‘My friend is also from the Sudan and has a council flat already,’ adds Abdul. ‘I want one, too, of my own.’

He isn’t the only one. I hear very similar stories from other students in Salford. They come from Angola, from Somalia, and Ukraine  –  countries with no discernible link to Britain. Yet all confidently expect to get a council house.

Just how Hazel Blears would react to this is anyone’s guess. Just a few months ago, Dr David Cutts, a senior academic at Manchester University’s Institute for Social Change, warned that the MP last won her seat by only 14,000 votes.

He said: ‘Such Labour seats could be vulnerable to a more extremist candidate with a mobilised base. This could happen in places like Salford.’

Of course, these words were lapped up by the contingent of would-be BNP councillors in Salford. They include a former managing director of a packaging company, a railway worker and the owner of a driving school. Every so often they set up a stall on a Saturday at the Salford shopping precinct. They hand out leaflets which are more moderate in tone than in the past.

‘The BNP don’t hate anyone,’ states one, ungrammatically. ‘We just want to make sure that our own people aren’t turned into second-class citizens.’

Another adds in a deceptively friendly tone: ‘It’s wrong that immigrants who’ve never paid a penny into our system can come to Britain and go to the front of the queue.’

A third makes it clear where they are coming from. ‘Teach the politicians who have ignored you a lesson. In 2009, everyone can vote BNP in the Euro Elections.’

Few born and bred Salfordians would disagree with their sentiments. Certainly, on one Saturday before Christmas, every single leaflet from the BNP stall was carried off to be read by eager locals, many of them women.

When the Right-wing activists ran out of magazines and literature there was, according to one shopkeeper who was watching, nearly a riot as the disappointed were turned away empty-handed.

Perhaps this should serve as a warning to Hazel

.Well the people of Salford are going to have the chance to show not just Hazel Blears but the entire liblabcon trio that enough is enough . The people Salford of deserve better than the years of negilect and discrimination they have suffered at the hands of labour . With the European elections in June the people of Salford infact everyone in the Northwest can vote for  the British National Party , the only party that will give British people priority in the housing sector and make sure  British jobs go to  British workers . The old liblabcon trio have betrayed the British people time after time , its time for change . Vote British National Party on June 4th European elections !