TORY CANDIDATE JEAN-PAUL FLORU MUST CLARIFY HIS LINKS TO RACIST BELGIAN PARTIES

Conservative, Equal Rights

I was very concerned to find out this week that one of the Tory candidates for the European elections, Jean-Paul Floru (a Belgian national) apparently holds an association and affinity with a racist Belgian party called Lijst Dedecker or the LDD for short. In a newspaper interview with Het Nieuwsblad earlier this year Floru seemingly complimented the LDD on their “pure ideology.” And of even greater concern he confessed to maintaining “close contact with Jean-Marie Dedecker.”

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Top left: LDD candidate Patrick Ghys, 8th candidate for the region Antwerp (regional elections coinciding with the European elections) pictured in a racist election poster from a previous election; Top Right: JP Floru; Bottom: JM Dedecker.

Jean-Marie Dedecker is the founder of the LDD party. Dedecker opposes the “cordon sanitaire” of the mainstream parties impose on fascist Belgian parties by refusing to enter into coalitions with such extremists. In early 2007 Dedecker arranged for part of the party VLOTT, cartel partner of “Flemish Interest” (the Belgian equivalent of the BNP) to join his party. To emphasise the racist nature of thses people, I’ve put up a picture of a vile racist Gorilla poster that was used by one of these LDD candidates in a previous election.

But the Gorrilla election poster is not just an isolated example. I’ve been presented with evidence stretching back years that the LDD and its members are racists. The LDD has refused to denounce racist comments about Muslims made in on Belgian TV and has high ranking politicians who have participated in racist, inflammatory marches through the streets of Brussels. In addition,  Jurgen Verstrepen, a prominent politician in LDD has also confessed in a published book that he was present at political meetings (presumably with members who joined post-2007) where Nazi-songs, such as the party hymn of Hitler’s NSDAP, were sung.

I am truly shocked and horrified at what I have uncovered here. It has made me feel sick that this vile racism is still being touted around. Floru needs to clarify the extent of his involvement with the LDD, its leaders, supporters and allied organisatons. He needs to explain why he spoke admiringly of a racist party and its leader. Its the least the people of London deserve come June 4th.

RACIST TORY BLOG ENTRY CAUSES ANGER IN BOLTON

Conservative, Racism

Readers will remember that I blogged on the sexist Tory councillor in Nottingham who put up a calender with pictures of naked women in his council office.

Well now I’ve just been told of THIS racist behaviour by Tory councillor Bob Allen in Bolton, who been using his blog (which is now nowhere to be seen) to put a picture of a gorilla next to a picture of an Asian Labour Party opponent.

Tory and proud: Cllr Allen pictured (right) before he published a blog that has been condemned as racist

So now we’ve seen what many Tories are really like. Modernised? They have barely begun the process while they have people like standing for election. If this is the kind of thing they do in public, just think about what they say in private.

Councillor Allen’s blog is ironically called “Tell It To Me Like It Is.” Here’s my straight talking advice: do the decent thing and resign. The people of Bolton deserve better than this offensive behaviour.