Tim has the latest on the BNP leaflets disaster.
It's now abundantly clear that the BNP have broken the terms and conditions of the licence for use of photos - if you're a postie who wants to conscientiously object to having to put this filth through people's doors, for example, you now have a perfect reason not to do so. It's not just poisonous shit, but misleading poisonous shit which is using people's pictures without permission, claiming that trusted figures (eg doctors, soldiers) are supporting the BNP when there is no evidence of this.
Now I'm not saying that there aren't doctors or soldiers or nice mums or friendly retired people in the BNP, because I'm sure there are. But let's see the real people rather than representations of what these people look like. Or if they don't want to pose for photos, that's fine - let's just have the testimonies, assuming that they're real.
But this doesn't say that. This says "Why we're all voting British National Party" - with pictures of people who almost certainly aren't because they're (a) American and (b) not complete scum. These people aren't voting British National Party. They're just models who've had their faces roped in to a far-right election pamphlet. How do you reckon they feel about that? How do you think the doctor, the soldier, the granny, those people would all feel if they knew their photos were being used to tell people to vote for a shambolic cesspit of extremist lies, racism and hatred?
Interesting, of course, that my Daily Mail-owned local paper, the Bristol Evening Post, which happily printed dozens of comments attacking the posties for refusing to deliver BNP leaflets - including the classical "So what if a Muslim was a bastard, what then? Oh no, it'd be double standards" strawman - (but not my comment praising the posties, predictably enough) hasn't covered anything to do with the fact that these leaflets have now been exposed as misleading and breaking the terms of usage with the photos.
No, of course not. That would require a bit more than a Google search - and well, if you're not looking, you don't find things out, do you?
Incidentally, my postie put the BNP leaflet through the door yesterday. Disappointing. It went straight into the cat's litter tray, of course.