Friday, December 14, 2007

BNP situation handled badly


I am away for 6 weeks and when I come back I find all hell has broken loose inside the BNP. I am in my first year of studying Public Relations and even I can see that both sides have not handled this situation well and that as a PR student I can see how I would have handled it, though PR professionals would have probably handled it much better than me. This is how I would have handled it:


The plotters perspective

The ‘coup plotters’ should have never set up a blog damaging the BNP. Did they not realise that the media already damage us enough offline? If they wanted to get rid certain officials they should have went through the proper channels. If that didn’t work they wait for the AGM where they can vote on motions. They then launch a motion to either:

  1. Sack the officials who they thought were incompetent

Or

  1. They try and get a new position of Human Resource Manager within the party who would be given the job by the Advisory Council (or whoever but not the chairman). This new role would be responsible for hiring, firing and disciplining members.

Number 2 would have probably become a better option as it would have stopped anymore mistakes from being made by the chairman. There would be checks and balances on the chairman and the HRM manager.


Nick Griffin’s perspective

Nick Griffin’s actions have probably done the worst for BNP public relations. He has handled it badly but I suppose it could have been worse.

After taping their coup conversation Nick Griffin should have had a meeting (which would also be taped) with all the people who were going to lose their jobs and let them hear the conversation and give them two options.

  1. They could resign and no one would know that they betrayed the party as long as they closed down the blog and stopped criticising the party in public.

The party would make up some bullshit about Sadie being pregnant (I think she is anyway) and wanting to have more time with her new family and concentrate on being a councillor and the party could say she would be given her job back in 5 years. After 5 years everything would be forgotten by the party membership so it wouldn’t matter if she actually got her job back but it would also give her a chance to prove that they are loyal to the cause. It would the same for the other plotters.

They would be told that it would be for the good of the party if they resigned. Telling them what the possible implications would be for the party and the movement if they were fired and made a big fuss over it (like they have done).

Or

  1. They could be fired and everyone would know what they did.

If they chose number 1, right now we would be hearing that a few officials wanted to spend more time with their families. We would not be hearing about the plot that they have hatched. Officials would never have resigned because they wouldn’t know anything about it and nationalists would not be criticising the BNP saying there would be a split because there wouldn’t be any signs of one.

If they chose number 2 the BNP would then show the transcript and make available the taped meeting that they just had showing that they were told what could happen to the movement but were willing to disregard it to score cheap political points. They would look like bigger traitors than they actually were

If the transcript was shown and officials still resigned Nick Griffin should have refused to accept any resignations until he could privately talk with everyone telling them why the plotters went about it the wrong way and why he had no other choice but to sack the group. Having talked with them all some would have inevitably decided not to resign.

I am sure a PR professional could come up with something better than this.

9 comments:

alanorei said...

Thanks, YDKM

I've sent something around separately which I think will be helpful.

alanorei said...

Just goes to show, you can't afford to be away for 6 weeks.

Good thing it wasn't 7.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha your fucked

death to fascists and neo nazis.

Anonymous said...

i hope you nasty pieces of work all devour each other in a typical far right internal self-defeating squabble.

your pathetic

Anonymous said...

didn't i see you BNP Nazis in that film HMS Discovery? Does the ballerina know.

hahaha, couldn't make it up

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7153555.stm

p.s.

i hope you both choke on your turkey - twats

Anonymous said...

funny as

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/farright/story/0,,2230044,00.html

Anonymous said...

so you have an apartheid era ex-intelligence officer in charge of your "intelligence dept" now.

and you're not racist? ...Hahahaha

Loyal BNP said...

Mark Collett is a disaster for both the party and the British people. However although Collett is the direct cause of most of the present chaos within the party, Griffin as leader must take the blame for allowing him to continue do so. I can excuse Collett because he’s clearly a megalomaniac, and is therefore not accountable for his actions, but Griffin’s support for him I can neither understand nor condone. The fact that one man, Mark Collett, has been allowed to destroy the management of the party is just simply unbelievable!

In the last three years alone we have seen: suicide bombers on the streets of our cities, planned terrorist attacks on our civilian aircraft, gangs of criminals importing children to rob and mug our people, our church leaders expressing support for Sharia law in Britain, and I could go on and on. All that and we have a party that still can’t convince one person in twenty-five (15% of a 25% turnout in Blackpool on Thursday) to vote for us! There is clearly something wrong with the party, and it’s not our policies, nor is it the membership, so I’m afraid that leaves only the leadership to blame. Remember we now have fewer elected councillors today than we did 18 months ago. Griffin has decided that Collett is the next leader of the BNP, when he steps down, I’m afraid the man is clearly mad! We should owe our allegiance to the membership, and to the British people, not to one man.

The BNP is the only chance the British people have, and at the moment it’s a life boat with no rudder and a hull which Collett is continually shooting holes in, and he's doing it with what appears to be Griffin’s approval. The BNP needs a management team and democratic constitutional change, before it can ever be called fully electable. As far as I’m concerned if loyalty to Nick Griffin means we lose our country, then that loyalty is treason!

Anonymous said...

piss off .

the bnp are a party of terrorists, terrorist plotters, murderers and all in all social malcontented fascisstas.

YOU are the heirs of moseley, Hitler, Mussolini, Franco and Pinochet.

you are a disgusting lot of anti-british values, anti-liberal, anti-humanity Nazi party.

If winston churchill were around he'd be kicking YOU out of our fine liberal-democratic nation, you authoritarian racists.