Already the BNP has been making waves, with Nick Griffin suggesting the EU’s immigration policy should consist of sinking immigrants’ boats. He also betrayed his misogyny in calling my good friend and colleague Glenys Kinnock, the new Europe Minister, a “political prostitute”. As an MEP and tireless campaigner Glenys has done so much for the people of Wales and to address the problem of poverty in the developing world.
The BNP claim to represent Britain but they do not. It is Labour MEPs who will stand up for British people and will do so with tolerance, respect for diversity and with a politics of inclusion, not division. I am determined to make sure that the BNP’s stay in the European parliament is short lived.