BNP press office on mixed-race marriages

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An e-mail exchange I had a few years ago with “Dr. Phill Edwards” of the British National Party.

From: gareth.rees@pobox.com
To: pressoffice@bnp.org.uk
Subject: RE: Mixed-race marriages
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:43:53 +0100

I see from your web site that you are against mixed-race relationships. Is your view a matter of conscience or do you propose to legislate to ban or restrict mixed-race relationships? I couldn’t find the answer on your web site.

From: pressoffice@bnp.org.uk
To: gareth.rees@pobox.com
Subject: RE: Mixed-race marriages
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 04:43:24 -0400

Our web site makes it clear why we don’t approve of race mixing. We would not ban or legislate against them but we would ban the promotion of mixed race liasons and allow people to make their own choice without being persuaded that it’s "cool" to have black/white partnerships. Adverts, soaps, TV dramas always show a positive picture of mixed race liasons (as they do with queers) and, of course, anyone who disaproves in public is immediately condemned as a "racist" (or "homophobe"). Apart from the obvious problem in multiracial Britain of chance encounters by people from different races, I believe that if people are allowed to make up their own minds, uncluttered by media conditioning, they will choose "partners" from their own racial group. It’s a matter of evolutionary biology.

Dr Phill Edwards BNP National Press Officer

From: gareth.rees@pobox.com
To: pressoffice@bnp.org.uk
Subject: Re: Mixed-race marriages
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 15:56:17 +0100

Thank you for your reply. I have a couple of questions.

You propose to legislate against the promotion of mixed-race relationships in television programmes and in television advertising?

Do I understand you correctly? What about newspapers, magazines and other printed materials? What about plays?

For example, under your proposed legislation, would it be permissible to stage a play of Othello? To show a movie of Othello on television? To publish the text of the play in print?

From: pressoffice@bnp.org.uk
To: gareth.rees@pobox.com
Subject: Re: Mixed-race marriages
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 15:29:23 -0400

I’m sure you are aware that at the present time there are a number of quangos which regulate adverts (ASA), print (PCC), content of TV soaps, plays etc - so there is legislation currently in place to regulate these outlets. We would increase this to prevent the promotion of inter racial liaisons and the activities of queers using the existing laws. After all, if the regulators currently allow offensive material to be printed, broadcast etc then we would improve the situation. We would also remove restrictions on what can and cannot be said in order to allow free and open debate about topics which are now censored eg the desirability or not of multiculturalism and multiracialism. There would be exemptions when appropriate eg Othello. Me - I would like to see the Black and White Minstrel show back on the BBC. Fox (the BBC boss who pulled it) said it was the most popular TV show at the time yet it had to go. So much for the rights of the native white people of the UK

I’m afraid I had to turn comments off for this post, as it was attracting racists.