Britain First has just bought a new banner. They had to – Antifa stole their last one from the brave Steve Lewis in Trafalgar Square (which was funny).
Here’s a picture of their shiny new replacement, this time guarded not by ‘Lewis the loser’ but by ‘Lomax the ex squaddie’, Commanding Officer of the new BF armed forces division.
Anyway, we thought we’d take this opportunity to expose their uber-effective process for signing up ex-servicemen and women. We looked at their joining processes for former (and allegedly serving) military Biffers.
We wanted to be fair so we’ve also researched the main proper political parties (and UKIP too). Obviously no other parties have a secret armed forces division, but some have discounted rates of membership for the armed forces.
Only UKIP, Tory and Labour offer forces discounts. For the tories it’s £15, UKIP match BF at £8 and labour (the treacherous, communist, Muslim loving labour party) disgracefully offers “ARE” armed forces £1 pound a year membership. But wait – there’s more…
Let’s consider what details are required to join these various bastions of British political diversity as an armed forces member….
Only the Tory party asks for a service number, the individual identifying PIN that would prevent WALTs from ripping off the parties by claiming a discount they didn’t deserve.
Labour simply asks for unit and …
UKIP just have a tick box.
Britain First doesn’t ask for a service number either. To put it another way, they ask for nothing that would prove their ‘military’ personnel really are who and what they claim to be. They could be fantasy dreamers, wannabe warriors with Walter Mitty streaks a mile wide.
What they do ask for is very interesting indeed…
“What rank did you reach”
“What unit did you serve in” and…..
“Must have previously served in the military”.
The word ‘previously’ is significant. Serving military personnel are not able to involve themselves in political (or thinly-veiled paramilitary) organisations such as Britain First.
The question about previous criminal convictions is interesting too. As is the demand to know about rank, experience of active service in conflict zones and what skills the serviceman or women learned in the military. This isn’t the information needed to honour past military personnel with a reduced membership fee. This is a curriculum vitae for a paramilitary force.
Now why on earth would the Biffers want to start one of those?