Monday, 12 October 2009

If you're a WHITE person in Kirkdale, Steven Greenhalgh will fix your guttering.

The most curious thing about BNP leaflets these days is all the things that they DON'T mention.

Today I recieved a leaflet from former Staff Sergant Steven Greenhalgh, a self proclaimed "Kirkdale Patriot" contesting Kirkdale ward for the British National Party, who have now dubbed themselves "The Voice of The Silent Majority - YOUR VOICE".

Does "silent" in this context mean "white"?

If "silent" isn't just a code word for "white" I challenge Mr Greenhalgh to explain what he means by "silent" in this context.

To be fair to Mr Greenhalgh, there is NO MENTION of race, ethnicity or even immigration in his leaflet.

There's a good reason for that. IRRATIONAL HATE is a big turn off for voters. So what does the leaflet talk about?

Mostly Steven Greenhalgh's VOLUNTARY WORK.

I'm not kidding. There is actually a photo of Mr Greenhalgh up a ladder in a hi-vis vest with a bucket clearing out someone's guttering with the caption:

"Steven Greenhalgh working voluntarily for Kirkdale all year round".

I'm sorry for being long winded, but I'm going to quote Mr Greenhalgh's good deeds AT NAUSEATING LENGTH to give you a real taste of the BNP's charm offensive.

"Since my last news letter I have been involved in helping families with fly tipping problems, in most cases I managed to get the rubbish removed within 5 days. I have also cleared areas in Regal Walk, Hartley Close, Vesuvius Street, Vauxhall Road and more."

"In my last news letter I was helping a gentleman who lives in Stanley Road. He was in the RAF for 12 years and was initially refused a war pension, so I asked the Royal British Legion's appeals officer to get involved. He ended up recieving a one off payment of £2300, a very good result!"

"I have been a member of the Royal British Legion since 1993 and last year I raised a substantial ammount of money for them. I will be visiting most of the residential and care homes in Kirkdale again this year, to distribute poppies to people with difficulty getting out. I will be laying a poppy wreath on Remembrance Sunday on behalf of the Liverpool British National Party branch."

"I recieved a call from John who is a 72 year old pensioner who had bought a phone set from [major electrical store in Liverpool]. This set turned out to be faulty and he returned it to the store three times. Unfortunately, after his third visit he indvertently lost his reciept and the shop refused to give him another phone set or a refund even though most of the staff recognised him. We planned to picket and hand out leaflets to potential customers every Saturday morning. Before we did this, we spoke to the manager and explained what we were planning to do, straight away he conceded and gave John a full refund. Being proactive definitely works. Pensioners cannot afford to be ripped off by big company stores."

"I recieved a phone call from a lady who had vermin in the walls of her flat. Within 6 days I had the enviromental health out to get rid of the vermin."

What about LOCAL POLITICS? There is a little of that, but not much:

"After speaking with residents of this area, it is obvious more speed calming restrictions are needed before someone is killed or seriously injured by speeding vehicles along:

Delamore Street
Ruskin Street
Chirkdale Street
Selwyn Street
Roxburgh Street
Carisbrooke Road
Hale Road

I will be pushing for these restrictions to be put in place asap. If someone is is injured or killed, the blame should be with the Kirkdale councillors."

"After years of campaigning, the final set [Vesuvius Street flats] have been boarded up and preparations are taking place to demolish them, once the utilities have been cut off, demolition should start."

"a public open meeting soon turned into a private closed meeting when the local councillor and his henchmen realised I was there at thec request of an elderly gentleman who lives in Paul Orr Court. He wanted me to ask probing and awkward questions to the panel. The meeting was about proposed public transport in and around Eldonian Village. I don't know what they were trying to hide. So much for the transparency the Labour Party keep talking about."

"What YOUR prospective candidate wants:

* Youth programs - Get children off our street corners!
* Park Wardens - keep our parks clean and safe!
* Lower Council Tax - Cut council waste!
* Free public transport for school children!
* Support for small LOCAL businesses!
* More Street Bins - keep our community clean!

Steven Greenhalgh fighting for the community and the average person."

Sounds like something the Lib Dems would put out doesn't it?

"With thanks to Merseyside Police for their financial contributions we can afford to stand candidates in most constituencies in Merseyside."

So that's how the police REALLY feel about equal opportunities is it?


Citizen Stuart said...

All that time he apparently spends cleaning up the local streets, it makes me wonder how he finds the time to hold down a regular job (unless he works as a binman). If he's actually unemployed, the amount of voluntary work he claims to be doing could jeapordise his entitlement to JSA!

On the other hand, if he genuinely is doing all this voluntary work, it sounds like he's more use to the community doing that than he ever could be as a councillor - so best to make sure he never becomes a councillor. ;-)

sound money man said...

I think that Mr Greenhalgh has a zeal worthy of a better cause.

Come on Stuart, its your turn now. I want you out there on the streets of Manchester picking up litter and helping old ladies across the road.

I'm afraid you'll have to work even harder than Mr Greenhalgh since you won't be turning away Manchester's considerable ethnic minority population.

I also expect you to leaflet everyone in your council ward about it.

Seriously though, the reference to Merseyside police is a little puzzling.

Did they do a whip round? Or is this just a witty reference to Merseyside police paying compo to BNP demonstrators?

Anonymous said...

he sounds alright to me. i asked the labour councillor to get some rubbish shifted that the council left in my garden when i firt moved in to my council house it was still there until the council came 4 months later when they felt like