BNP’s “national lottery exposed” story is another pointless, hate-stirring lie

The BNP today put an article on their website with this headline;

National Lottery Exposed as Vicious Anti-Black Racists

As anybody with any knowledge of the BNP will be aware, this was their attempt at irony. “In reality,” as they point out for the terminally stupid, “all of the above organisations do exist and have been given millions of pounds in subsidies — but all of them have had the word “black” swopped out with “white” for the purposes of this article.”

All this to prove that “the National Lottery has made millions of pounds of grants to every non-white ethnic group possible – but has never provided a penny to any white British organisation or cultural group.”

This is backed up with the following facts;

According to the National Lottery website’s recipient search facility, 746 grants have been made to organisations which have the keyword “Asian.” Total funds disbursed to Asian-only organisations amount to £23,618,910.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Muslim” produces 163 grants with a total value of £6,345,128.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Somali” produces 431 grants with a total value of £9,414,750.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “African” produces 956 grants with a total value of £25,492,379.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Pakistan” produces 158 grants with a total value of £3,151,424.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “India” produces 336 grants with a total value of £10,657,742.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Chinese” produces 480 grants with a total value of £18,566,988.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Philippine” produces 2 grants with a total value of £74,300.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Nigeria” produces 21 grants with a total value of £462,734.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Mexican” produces 2 grants with a total value of £12,490.

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Black” produces hundreds of results directly linked to black racial causes (although the total number of returns for that search is mixed up with “Black Country” and other unrelated results).

A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “White” produces 0 results.

You can, of course, verify these for yourself by searching the recipient list here.

Unfortunately for the BNP’s version of reality, you can also verify the following;

  • A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “British” produces 1986 grants with a total value of £604,920,888.
  • A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “English” produces 351 grants with a total value of £249,310,289.
  • A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Welsh” produces 390 grants with a total value of £32,454,209.
  • A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “Scottish” produces 1596 grants with a total value of £170,394,868.
  • A search on the National Lottery recipient list under “heritage” produces 1302 grants with a total value of £127,570,061.

The results for “heritage” are listed because they are predominantly local and regional heritage groups such as Eastside Community Heritage Trust, Derbyshire County Council For Derwent Valley World Heritage, Castleford Heritage Group, and of course the good old English Heritage.

True, there are groups for non-whites such as the Black Heritage Group, but is this really such a big deal? The BNP insists that a) non-whites aren’t genetically English or British, and b) that it is important to remember and celebrate your culture and heritage. This criteria justifies both the existence of all the Black, Asian, Mexican, etc, groups they decried above, and the English and British results being a suitable subsitute for “white.”

As such, the idea that the Lottery “has never provided a penny to any white British organisation or cultural group” is a bald lie.

It has, in fact, provided £854,231,117 to British and English cultural groups. Not to mention the hundreds of millions of pounds spent on more localised heritage groups. Or the further £202,849,077 for Welsh and Scottish organisations. This far outflanks the £74,177,935 spent on all of the groups listed by the BNP combined.

The BNP opines that “possibly the time has come for groups of enterprising indigenous British people to form “White and British Cultural Heritage Groups” or other white charitable organisations and apply to the National Lottery for funds.”

Except, of course, that they already have. They’ve existed far longer than any of the black or minority ethnic organisations listed. The only white groups that don’t get funding are white power and white supremacist groups.

And, being non-racists, the BNP wouldn’t possibly advocate funding them, surely?

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2 Responses to “BNP’s “national lottery exposed” story is another pointless, hate-stirring lie”
  1. Bruce the Robber says:

    You mean the ‘English National Lottery’ is being used to fund those dastardly Scots?

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