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Tuesday, May 25, 1999 Published at 13:29 GMT 14:29 UK

British National Party

The British National Party

Manifesto: "Taking back our freedom."

"It would be possible for the British National Party's European parliamentary election manifesto to be the shortest such document ever printed, for our policy in relation to the European Union can be summed up in three words: 'Get Britain out!'."

"Our own Parliament has become a rubber-stamp for EU diktats, a glorified parish council with no power to resist a tidal wave of European regulations. For all its pomp and pretence, Westminster today is little more than the Museum of British Democracy."

"The MEPs of all parties elected by British voters up until now have failed dismally to alert the people to the relentless advance of the federal super-state, and the attendant dismantling of our hard-won democracy."

"The presence of just a handful of British National Party MEPs, by contrast, will provide an effective trip-wire which will set off loud alarm bells to alert the people to every fresh step taken down the road to a federal Europe."

The euro

  • The British National Party is against the single currency and wants to "immediately withdraw" from the EU. "The damage done by our membership of the European Union is poised to become even worse if Tony Blair gets his way and forces us into the single currency . . . The euro will be nothing less than this: the symbol and instrument of our annexation by the European Union."

    Other policies:

  • "Non-white" people in the UK to "return" to "their lands of ethnic origin".
  • Spending on overseas aid should be switched to domestic spending instead.
  • Abolition of the Common Agricultural Policy.
  • An immediate ban on the testing or production of genetically modified foods.
  • A halt to planned EU expansion to include eastern European countries.

    "When a British National Party government is elected at Westminster, we will immediately withdraw from the EU, but in the event that a nationalist bloc comes to dominate the European Parliament before that date, we will work with our European colleagues in that bloc to dismantle the entire federal Europe project from within."

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