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Political Animals

by | 25th, February 2004

‘POLITICS is often a matter of perspective. It depends where you are coming from.

‘Zis ist your driver speaking. Anyvone with a super saver ticket vill be shot’

For instance, some may be of the opinion that the British National Party (BNP) is a racist, bigoted organisation run by smarmy Aryan supremacists and enforced by knuckle-dragging inbreds.

Others might view the above as the party or reform, an alternative to the three major parties, offering a path to improved jobs, better roads and just about everything and anything that could be made better made better.

One BNP political animal is revealed in the Guardian as Jay Lee, a driver for Virgin trains.

Lee claims that his opponents labelled him a “racist”. He is worried that as a result of this alleged name calling he might be seen as a “vile individual”.

So he’s suing them.

One of the Lee’s targets, named in High Court documents, is Mick Rix, the unlovely former general secretary of the train drivers union, Aslef.

The union expelled Lee from its membership list after he stood as a BNP candidate for Bexley, south-east London.

Lee says this was all very unfair, saying it damaged his reputation and hurt his feelings. So he is seeking, what he would perhaps term, justice.

But what did he do to upset Aslef? Let’s listen: “Clear ‘em out,” said Lee on the campaign trail. “They’ve been here 50 years. It’s the blink of an eye.”

He went on: “When was the last time you heard someone stand up for white people.”

Well, since Lee asks, around 50–odd years ago – that blink of an eye. Round about the period when German trains ran on time…’

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