One of Britain's biggest police forces is investigating allegations that it has British National party members among its frontline officers, the Guardian has learned.
Greater Manchester police launched the investigation after complaints from its own officers, who say they saw colleagues at a BNP event to mark St George's Day.
The force vowed that any officer found to be a BNP member could be sacked.
Er, you fucking what? Look, the BNP are a bunch of far-Left, racist bastards but they are still a legal political party; how the hell can you be sacked from your job for belonging to a legal organisation?
Police officers are not allowed to be members of the BNP, which is widely seen as being racist and which has members with convictions for violence. The policy was passed by police chiefs three years ago. They say membership of the party is incompatible with officers' duties under race equality laws.
Ali Dizaei of the National Black Police Association, who is a chief superintendent in the Metropolitan police, called for an independent investigation: "It beggars belief that in today's police service we appear to have serving police officers who are members of the BNP."
OK, so the police don't want racists serving in their ranks.
Would someone then like to explain to me, precisely, how an organisation which determines whether you can join on the basis of your skin colour—which is, unless I am sorely mistaken, a racist policy and thus rather defines the National Black Police Association as a racist organisation—can criticise officers for (possibly) being members of the BNP?
And, whilst we are about it, did you know that you and I and all the other taxpayers actually fund the National Black Police Association? And did you know that the funding has actually been suspended whilst the Home Office probes the accounts for evidence of "improper activities"?
I object to funding unions and I certainly object to funding racist organisations: I would object to funding the BNP and I certainly object to funding the National Black Police Association. Given the fact that the organisation is overtly racist and, quite possibly, crooked, I would heartily recommend that Ali Dizaei shut his fucking face, frankly.