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Traditional Britain Wants To Protect 'Indigenous People' And Says Doreen Lawrence Has 'No Merit'

08/08/2013 16:19 BST | Updated 08/08/2013 16:24 BST
Traditional Britain

A 'traditional conservatives' group addressed by a Tory MP has revealed the true extent of its extreme views, insisting a Labour MP born in London was not British and saying it wanted to protect Britain's 'indigenous' people.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, guest of honour at a Traditional Britain dinner in May, said he was "shocked" when he found out members had described Labour MP Chuka Umunna as 'Nigerian' and called for Doreen Lawrence to be deported.

In a defiant statement, the group, which says it is 'a home to the disillusioned patriot', revealed it had also been addressed by Daily Mail journalist Simon Heffer and Ukip MEP Gerard Batten.

Challenged by the Huffington Post UK on its views, a spokesman said: "We believe that Doreen Lawrence is a person without any merit whatsoever."

Doreen Lawrence has been a tireless anti-racism campaigner since the murder of her son, Stephen, in 1993, and was recently admitted into the House of Lords.

And asked whether it would apologise for its description of Umunna, the spokesman, who called himself 'Gregory', added: "You think we should be apologising for calling a Nigerian a Nigerian. You've lost me here."

When asked if being born in the UK made the shadow business secretary British, he added: "We believe not. The Duke of Wellington famously states that being born in a stable does not make you a horse."

Rees-Mogg admitted he had been warned of Traditional Britain's 'right-wing connections' before addressing them, but was convinced by the event organiser that it was a "smear".

Traditional Britain said it supported the Conservative Party's 1970 election manifesto, "which pledged to halt immigration and to actively support voluntary repatriation to their natural homelands by government assistance."

It claimed "indigenous" British people would be a minority in 50 years, which was "unacceptable", adding: "This is an unacceptable scenario."