Two local politicos have issued the ritual condemnations. South Belfast MLA Conall McDevitt said people in the area had passed the leaflets, which he described as offensive and racist in tone, on to police, noting that it sends out a very clear message that this is a community made up of a proud, tolerant and diverse range of people who will not accept discrimination in any form.
Tolerant? They appear to be tolerant only of that with which they agree.
Alliance Party MLA Anna Lo, who does not look the least bit British or Irish, claimed she was sickened and disgusted by the leaflets, saying "There is no support for the extremist views of the National Front here and I would tell them that they are not wanted here or anywhere." She also represents a constituency in South Belfast.
While the National Front is nowhere near as large as the British National Party, it is active, as described on their blog. And unlike the BNP, it is racially nationalist. That means Whites only. This short video will give you a look at a typical National Front meeting:
Some reaction to the story as published in the form of comments. They were struck by the irony and the disingenuity of the two politicos promoting intolerance in the name of so-called "tolerance":
Stephen in Somewhere wrote (2 days ago):
So tolerant and diverse. Unless you hold a different view to themselves...
dale in Antrim wrote (2 days ago):
Wow. Statistically, the leaflets comment is not a million miles from the truth. Conall McDevitt This sends out a very clear message that this is a community made up of a proud, tolerant and diverse range of people who will not accept discrimination in any form," he said ". Oh really ? short memory Mr McDevitt. Seems highlighting a REAL & STATISTICALLY PROVEN fact is inciting hatred now. better tell the protestants & Catholics that their beliefs are inciting hatred towards EACH OTHER & everyone else. Such a knee jerk reaction from the PC BRIGADE.
ricard campo in Bradford wrote (2 days ago):
so it`s a criminal offence to distribute pamphlets stating that White ethnic Britons are an endangered species? The National Front is a registered political party that enter elections and the democratic process. Since when is it racist to point out the white Britons could eventually be a minority in the British isles, there are parts of England where this is now a reality.