Now, with the sentencing, they are at it again:
Habib Khan, 50, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter after a jury heard he had been tormented for years by his neighbour over a planning dispute.Reading around, there's a hell of a lot of evidence released at trial that both families were not averse to a little 'tormenting' there. And like nearly all neighbour feuds, it originally started over a boundary dispute.
In a separate incident, Mr Brown's son, Ashley Barker, was wounded by a wheelbrace.This was a feud that had a certain amount of '6 of 1, half a dozen of the other' about it. But you'd never know that from the reporting...
In fact, Mr Brown did not even start the dispute as a 'BNP activist' - he became one after requesting the help of his local BNP councillor on the boundary dispute matter.
A better sentencing tariff and some less 'right on' reporting would have taken the wind out of the BNP's sails and prevented them for being able to claim favouritism to a minority in their publicity. As they have now done:
Speaking outside the court, Stoke-on-Trent BNP members slammed the sentence, which they said did not reflect the severity of the crime.It's going to be very, very difficult for the average man in the street (sorry, Chichester District Council!) to disagree with that, isn't it?
BNP Councillor Michael Coleman said the court case was an example of "liberal politics going on".
He criticised Staffordshire Police for "going softly on ethnic minorities" and being hard with "the indigenous population of this island."