Salford BNP Organiser Gar Tumulty with Sheila Spinks & Keith Fairhurst
A very receptive Salford British National Party crowd heard Stockport organiser Sheila Spinks speak about the importance of upholding our traditions and defending our rights to 'indigenous' status in an ever changing, multi-cultural society, reports Salford organiser Gary Tumulty.
Ms Spinks spoke of a 'celebration of our national identity' with emphasis on the patron saints of Britain, our Christian values, and even the pagan rituals which mark us as a unique and valuable ethnic entity. Ms Spinks went on to say how other cultures keenly defend their way of doing things, and we should be doing the same. 'Instead of concentrating on what other cultures are doing, we should be making sure we uphold our heritage and traditions. concluded Ms Spinks to huge applause.
Following branch and party HQ news, it was decided that next months meeting will be a branch 'Way Forward' brainstorming session, with non active members being encouraged to get more involved, and to feel more a part of the team.
The night concluded with a short but emotional maiden speech by member Don Southworth, who, along with other British National Party officials and activists, went to Blackpool to pay tribute to murdered schoolgirl Charlene Downes. He explained how it was both an honour and a humbling experience to meet her parents, and those that knew her.
'I am proud to have paid a personal tribute to Charlene, and I only hope and pray that nothing like this ever happens again' concluded Mr Southworth.
Member, Activist Don Southworth speaks at Salford BNP May meeting
Crowded Salford BNP May meeting