British National Party Leader Apologises For Abolishing Slavery
Speaking at his party’s spring conference, Griffin described the actions of his forefathers as “heinous” and called on the government to repeal the law which brought to an end Britain’s part in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
“On behalf of my British ancestors, I wish to sincerely apologise for the terrible atrocity that was committed on that rueful day 200 years ago,” he said.
“When the trading of slaves in this country was finally prohibited, it brought to an end a glorious era of long and sustained economic growth.
“Were it not for that heinous Act of Parliament, passed in 1807, we would still be enslaving negroes today.”
Griffin’s speech received rapturous applause from the audience, who were dressed uniformly in white, pointed hoods.
However, many questioned afterwards why it had taken Griffin so long to make the apology.
One BNP member, whose great-great-great-grandfather was forced to take early retirement when his slave-merchandising business suddenly became unlawful, said Griffin should apologise directly to the ancestors whose inheritance was made depreciatingly smaller by the actions of people like William Wilberforce.
“I respect Griffin for what he has done today and I am aware that he was not directly involved in what took place in 1807,” said the BNP activist.
“But it would be nice if he could at least write to my father, who has never quite got over the fact that our family’s wealth has been in terminal decline ever since the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
“We have tried trading other commodities, such as blood diamonds, but nothing quite beats the resale value of a fit, young nigger freshly transported across the Atlantic to the New World.”
Leave a Comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.