London mayoral election 2016: Are we witnessing the death of Britain First?

As Britain First’s candidate for Mayor of London polls at just one per cent – is this the end for the confrontational political party?

Ryan Ramgobin
Wednesday 04 May 2016 17:36 BST
Are we witnessing the death of Britain First?

Britain First, the controversial far-right political party, may be on the brink of collapse with their leader and candidate for Mayor of London, Paul Golding, currently polling one per cent of first-preference votes.

Their campaign has received criticism from politicising the death of Drummer Lee Rigby to wrongly portraying BBC presenters of being Britain First supporters.

This week, Britain First “invaded” a London halal slaughterhouse to protest the sale of halal meat.

Their video shows deputy leader Jayda Fransen telling customers: “Look at all these people here buying halal-slaughtered meat. You are in Great Britain. Halal slaughter is barbaric. How can you live with yourselves? Look at you, every single one of you. This is a Christian country and the Bible says no Christian should eat meat offered to a false god.”

“My grandfather fought for this country and he didn’t do that for you people to turn it into little Pakistan by you people carrying out these barbaric practices for a disgusting, vile ideology.”

Despite marketing themselves as protectors of British and Christian morality, major Christian denominations have distanced themselves from the political party.

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