Thursday, February 3

Veritas Launch Marred by National Front Links

Kilro began the launch by brandishing reams of paper, which he said were the "lies evasion and spin" of the political establishment on immigration and Europe.

However, he is not pandering to racists when he cries "our country is being stolen from us" and vows to halt "the ascendancy of multi-culturalism". That's because Kilroy just wants to tell the truth and that's why his party is called Veritas.

Nevertheless, the Guardian is reporting today that a key member of Robert Kilroy-Silk's new political party co-founded an organisation with a former chairman of the National Front.

Anthony Bennett is the official leader of Veritas, but he was dismissed from UKIP last year after publishing a pamphlet describing the prophet Muhammad as a paedophile.

Yesterday Mr Bennett said he had not known that Ian Anderson was a former chairman of the National Front at the time that the two men helped to form the People's Campaign to Keep the Pound. "Had I known that, I probably wouldn't have joined it," he said.

The revelations, coming the day after the official launch of Veritas, will call into question Mr Kilroy-Silk's insistence that his party's anti-immigration stance has nothing to do with racism or Islamophobia.

Needless to say, immigration is at the top of Veritas' agenda.

The Guardian, Thursday 3 February 2005

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