Earlier in the week I had the privilege of speaking at a meeting of the North Birmingham Branch of the British National Party.
I always enjoy speaking at meetings. The one thing that does make me smile is that no matter who takes the photographs, from what angle or how often I always manage to have an unfortunate facial expression. Look at this one for example. I look like I am trying to suck an elephant through a straw.
This one is no better. Have I just noticed that the aliens are coming for me or do I have neck ache?
You could be forgiven for wondering.
Regardless of the images the good news for me is that my speech was well received.
This is how to do it! Nick Griffin was the main speaker of the evening.
At least Nick looks normal.
Nick undertook a very frank question and answer session. He stipulated at the beginning that no subjects were out of bounds and that he did not want people to suggest the answers that they wanted to hear in the question.
Many new members were in attendance who have not previously attended BNP meetings and curious friends had come along as well.
All were very impressed and the night was a success!