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Sue Bowen claims she was “duped into joing the BNP” and yet somehow still thought that she had what it took to be an elected representative for her community. Stunning! Simply stunning.

It makes depressing reading to see she passed by Mebyon Kernow before arriving in the BNP and UKIP. Can I suggest, just so that those with far-right inclinations aren’t tempted to try MK in the future, the party makes a clear statement of being opposed to all forms of racism and intolerance. After reading MK’s policy overview I’m sure that to be the case so why not spell it out in black and white.

Federal Union | Authentic euroscepticism: The idea that the rest of the EU should solve its problems together under shared, democratic, legitimate institutions is so abhorrent that we should wish recession on ourselves in order to prevent it.

Cornish activists have long know the truth behind the claims of the UK’s hard and far-right parties -UKIP, BNP and NF- to be ‘British’ nationalists. In their combined responses to Cornish political and cultural aspirations they have been aggressive imperialistic English nationalists in all but name. We can summarise their attitude as follows – Cornwall is England and the other Celtic nations are simply annexes of the great Anglo-British realm to be used and abused for the benefit of the centre.

This supremacist point of view took a serious blow when the very idea of a British nation was dispelled by devolution. Yes the British exist but perhaps in the same way as Scandinavians, Balts or Europeans do. As a larger regional grouping of similar smaller nations with common interests. The recent win by Wales for more power to be given to their parliament and the SNP landslide can have only reinforced the decline of British nationalism as the imagined British nation evaporates before our eyes.
So where now for the radical-right as British nationalism appears a lost cause? You don’t really have to look too hard to find the answer. The British nationalism of the UK far-right has always very much been Anglo-British in nature. They vast majority of their support comes from England even when considered proportionally against the population of each home-nation. Drop the British element and the mask falls away. What was, to all intents and purposes, English nationalism from the very start can finally be seen in its true colours.

Barnbrook, who now sits as an independent on the London assembly, has written to leaders of four other far-right or nationalist organisations – including the English Defence League and the English Democrats – calling for the creation of “one strong, united, cohesive force”.

The growing rebellion has seen a growing number of BNP organisers either leave the party or defect to join other rightwing groups. Searchlight says dozens of BNP members – including several key figures – have left and joined the English Democrats recently. Lowles said there appeared to be a “concerted and orchestrated attempt by many of the BNP’s most effective and competent former organisers” to establish a foothold in the English Democrats.

So when the BNP finally mutates in some new far-right English nationalist party after, no doubt, fusing with the likes of England First, the English Democrats and the EDL, what place will be left for the couple of deluded Cornish nationalists who joined the BNP hoping it would protect them from England? Let me give them a piece of advice. Find a deep mineshaft and jump into it. No, seriously though, retire from politics. You chose the wrong boat and now its sinking. 

Scots Against Racism

Posted: October 19, 2010 in anti-fascism, BNP, racism

If You Have a Racist Friend taken from the excellent pro-independence blog Bella Caledonia.

>Scots Against Racism

Posted: October 19, 2010 in antifa, BNP, racism

>If You Have a Racist Friend taken from the excellent pro-independence blog Bella Caledonia.

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A new wave of right-wing ethnic nationalism is spreading across Europe. Has it reached Kernow?

Worryingly for the Cornish movement, far from disparaging ‘regional’ identities, this latest version of the extreme right celebrates and promotes them.

Mixing the politics of regional autonomy and European federalism with far right ethnic nationalism and racial preference older forms of centralist state-nationalism are rejected in favour of a mixture of local identity and racial purity. That being said many of the founding figures of this new movement are old hands in various fascist groups and state-nationalist parties from around Europe.

The various identity groups often use the symbol of the wild boar as pictured above. With retrospect an unfortunate choice of image for the Cornish Fighting Fund from previous years.

Groups exist in a number of western European states notably France, Belgium and Spain. In the US a similar movement –national anarchism– can be found that mirrors many of the ideas of the identity groups.

Within France the Identity Bloc –Bloc Identitaire– has branches around the state. In Brittany for example can be found Jeune de Bretagne and Ti Breizh.

So how about Kernow?

Monkeying the English Defence League a group can already be found on Facebook calling itself the Kernow Defence League. The people behind the KDL make a point of claiming to be Cornish not English yet their sole purpose seems to be to stir up hatred against Muslims. The real economic, social, environmental and cultural problems facing the Cornish nation seem conveniently forgotten in favour bating religious minorities.

Within the BNP can be found members from Kernow who have pushed their Cornish identity to the fore and supplied articles on the Cornish language for the parties website. Unlike other far right state-nationalists the BNP seems intent on incorporating this new form of localist ethnic nationalism and to this end has recognised a ‘Celtic Cornish folk group’ amongst others.

One Kernow utterly rejects this ill founded form of racist ethnic nationalism. 

The  recognition of a Cornish ethnic group for the purpose of inclusion within the Council of Europe’s FCNM is a worthy goal, and one that would provide many benefits for the protection and development of Cornish culture. However such recognition should in no way be based on wrong headed concepts of racial purity or blood.

Equally, recognising the existence of the Cornish and promoting the culture of Cornwall does not have to be done to the detriment of other minority groups. Cornish culture must be open to change and welcoming to new arrivals in the Duchy if it is to have any future in an increasingly interconnected world.

A culture dependent on rejecting the other in order to survive has no future.

One Kernow calls on all within the Cornish movement to ensure that such xenophobia and ideas of racial purity are totally rejected.

A new wave of right-wing ethnic nationalism is spreading across Europe. Has it reached Kernow?

Far from disparaging ‘regional’ identities this latest version of the extreme right celebrates and promotes them.

Mixing the politics of regional autonomy, European federalism and racial preference older forms of centralist state-nationalism are rejected in favour of a mixture of local identity and racial purity. That being said many of the founding figures of this new movement are old hands in various fascist groups and far-right state-nationalist parties from around Europe.

The various identity groups often use the symbol of the wild boar as pictured above. With retrospect perhaps it was an unfortunate choice of image for the Cornish Fighting Fund from previous years.

Groups exist in a number of western European states notably France, Belgium and Spain. In the US a similar movement –national anarchism– can be found that mirrors many of the ideas of the identity groups.

The –Bloc Identitaire– has branches around the French state. In Brittany for example can be found Jeune de Bretagne and Ti Breizh.

So how about Kernow?

Monkeying the English Defence League a group can already be found on Facebook calling itself the Kernow Defence League. The people behind the KDL make a point of claiming to be Cornish not English yet their sole purpose seems to be to stir up hatred against Muslims. The real economic, social, environmental and cultural problems facing the Cornish nation seem conveniently forgotten in favour bating religious minorities.

Within the BNP can be found members from Kernow who have pushed their Cornish identity to the fore and supplied articles on the Cornish language for the parties website. Unlike other far right state-nationalists the BNP seems intent on incorporating this new form of localist ethnic nationalism and to this end has recognised a ‘Celtic Cornish folk group’ amongst others.

One Kernow utterly rejects this ill founded form of racist ethnic nationalism.

The recognition of a Cornish ethnic group for the purpose of inclusion within the Council of Europe’s FCNM is a worthy goal, and one that would provide many benefits for the protection and development of Cornish culture. However such recognition should in no way be based on wrong headed concepts of racial purity or blood.

Equally, recognising the existence of the Cornish and promoting the culture of Cornwall does not have to be done to the detriment of other minority groups. Cornish culture must be open to change and welcoming to new arrivals in the Duchy if it is to have any future in an increasingly interconnected world.

A culture dependent on rejecting the other in order to survive has no future.

One Kernow calls on all within the Cornish movement to ensure that such xenophobia and ideas of racial purity are totally rejected.