-- Advertisement --

Candidate in the Batley and Spen by-election compares murdered MP Jo Cox to Hitler


Stay in touch!

Sign up to be updated with Evolve's latest stories, and for opportunities to get involved.
Loading

Jack Buckby, the right-wing candidate from Liberty GB, who is to contest the upcoming by-election in the constituency of the Labour MP Jo Cox, has sparked outrage by appearing to compare the murdered MP to Adolf Hitler.

ct3qylhwaaauxen

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have decided not contest the seat out of respect for Jo Cox. Buckby, however, has a different view. He recently claimed that

People are using emotion as an excuse to allow Labour to shoe-horn anyone they like into the seat. What people fail to realise, however, is that in a General Election, a constituency chooses a candidate and not just a party. When Jo Cox was tragically killed, the seat became vacant. It is not right or democratic under our system that a party is given free rein to appoint anybody they like. Jo Cox was elected, not the Labour Party. The constituents of Batley and Spen deserve better. Changing communities, multiculturalism and the problem of Islamic rape gangs are issues affecting West Yorkshire.

Buckby’s gutter politics are not a secret. He is a former member of the BNP and close associate of Nick Griffin. He formed a group with other misfits, called the National Culturists, before he was thrown out of Liverpool University and chased out of the city by antifascists. He subsequently ended up in London and teamed up with other cranks at Liberty GB.

Liberty GB and Buckby both know that he stands zero chance of winning in Batley and Spen. His standing, his inflammatory tweets, and his inevitable failure is purely designed to whip-up and exploit racial tension, and to boost the profile of Liberty GB.

Evolve needs your help more than ever.

We rely on the generosity of our readers to help fund the majority of our work - but we need a little more to make ends meet and enable us to grow.

If we can reach 1,000 regular subscribers, we will become entirely financially sustainable - and we'll also have a little extra so we can build upwards and outwards to make our work have an even bigger impact.

In the last month alone, our work on the Environment Bill has helped force a change in the law for the better. And, since Evolve was founded, our uniquely viral style of journalism has repeatedly put the establishment on the back foot and helped force genuinely positive progression.

But we want to do far more - and we need your help to do it.

The best way you can help us is by becoming a Monthly or Annual subscriber. This kind of regular income allows us to better plan for the future - firstly so we can pay the bills, and then so we can set aside funds and time to work on extra projects.

However, if you can't commit to a regular payment, one-off donations - no matter how small - also make a big difference to us, and we genuinely make the most of every single penny.

So, if you appreciate the work that Evolve does and you want to see us make an even bigger impact on the world, please think about contributing to our work in whatever way you possibly can.

Subscriber-Only Comments

-- Advertisement --

Follow

153,478FansLike
1,952FollowersFollow
395FollowersFollow
1FollowersFollow
67,406FollowersFollow
1,060SubscribersSubscribe
-- Advertisement --