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16 February 2010

BNP finds non-white member

But there's a catch.

By James Macintyre

The “trickle” has started. Following the British National Party’s renunciation of its whites-only membership policy, to which I referred yesterday, it appears that a non-white aspirant member has indeed been found.

He is Rajinder Singh, a 78-year-old Sikh gentleman who is fired up about “Islam” and has praised Nick Griffin for “taking on the whole storm of lefties” over “multiculturalism”.

The only catch? Singh, who emigrated to Britain from India in 1967, wouldn’t be able to join the BNP if the BNP itself had its way. Not even with the party’s new non-whites policy; he wouldn’t be here at all.

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