Why I left the BNP – they hate all Muslims, says councillor

“My mistake was joining the BNP. They assured me that they were a non racist party. Well, I can assure you they are racist. They refer to anybody who is non white as ‘Pakis’. This shows their ignorance. At first when racial remarks were made at meetings, I put this down to sheer ignorance and bigotry but in the short time I was a member the situation became intolerable and the last straw came when I tried to help a Pakistani family who are also Muslims. Now, the BNP hate all Muslims with a vengeance. They don’t think that there is good and bad in everyone.”

Pat Pattison, a town councillor in North Wales, explains why he broke from the British national Party.

Lancaster Unity, 25 March 2008