WE'LL BEAT BNP; MSPs in Scots election pledge.
THE British National Party will be "run out of town" if they stand in the upcoming Scottish elections - according to a senior cabinet minister.
The far-right party is tipped to provoke a storm by putting a candidate up in the East Kilbride area for the Scottish Parliament elections.
But East Kilbride MSP Andy Kerr yesterday launched a scathing attack on the party, calling them 'neo-Nazis'.
BNP insiders claim a candidate will stand in the East Kilbride and Strathaven area and elsewhere, including Kilmarnock.
Kerr, who is also Finance Minister, is outraged at the right- wing group's plans.
He said: "I am under no doubt people will run the BNP out of town. I have campaigned for years against these people. They are neo-Nazis and knowing the people in the constituency, it is unlikely the BNP will be successful."
The news of the Scottish campaign comes after they recently won a record fifth council seat in the north of England.
SNP MSP Linda Fabiani who lives in the Strathaven area, also moved to denounce the BNP.
She said: "John Swinney made a commitment that we would not share platform with any party who would entice racial hatred.
"Jack McConnell agreed with that stance as did David McLetchie."
SCATHING: Kerr branded the BNP 'neo-Nazis'
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Feb 3, 2003|
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