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muriel_volestrangler

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7. In a similar move 74 years later, the racist BNP anti-immigrant leaflet features a Polish Spitfire
Wed Jul 2, 2014, 03:10 PM
Jul 2014
BNP's Spitfire was part of Polish squadron

A BNP Euro election leaflet which opposes “mass immigration” shows a picture of a Second World War Spitfire - flown by a pilot who happens to be Polish.
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The leaflet says: “It’s not racist to oppose mass immigration”.

Mr Beales, 61, said the markings on the plane showed that it was flown by Jan Zumbach, CRRT commander of the legendary 303 ‘Kosciuszko’ Squadron comprised of Polish pilots who were rescued from France shortly before Nazi occupation.

Mr Beales said: “Presumably, if the BNP had been around at the time they would have opposed the employment of these Polish airmen too.”

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BNP-s-Spitfire-Polish-squadron/story-11309997-detail/story.html


The BNP's claims that they knew it was a Polish Spitfire convinced no-one -because it totally undercut their "these people shouldn't be here" message.

I'm glad to say that, after a dalliance with the BNP in 2009, Britain kicked them out of their European parliament seats this year.
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