Britain First claims ‘abundance of support’ despite reaction of anger and derision to ‘We Want Our Country Back’

‘True to form the BBC pulled out all the stops to try and condemn us for our love of Britain and label us “racists”,’ the group said while being openly mocked

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Wednesday 07 October 2015 11:25
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A Britain First member being watched over by police officers
A Britain First member being watched over by police officers

Britain First has declared a victory over the BBC since the airing of documentary ‘We Want Our Country Back’, claiming it has brought the group an “abundance of support,” despite public reaction on Twitter showing nothing but anger and derision towards the far-right group.

The documentary, which aired on BBC Three, followed Britain First’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen and leader Paul Golding on their first national public campaign to rally support for their cause, which includes wanting to ban Islam from the UK.

“True to form the BBC pulled out all the stops to try and condemn us for our love of Britain and label us a ‘racists’. What they probably didn’t bank on was the public reaction which has been evident on social media showing an abundance of support for Britain First,” a statement on the group’s site read, claiming both Fransen and Golding have received “over 1,000 messages of support” since the documentary aired.

Public reaction to the show on Twitter appears to have shown the exact opposite, however, with people mocking the group and its racist views, branding them “morons”, and taking serious offence to Britain First’s assertions.

In addition, the support for Britain First on Facebook appears to have plummeted since the show aired, after an initial bump in support in the build-up to the documentary, according to its page likes.

Britain First's page likes, showing a significant drop in social media support from the date the documentary aired

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