Boats carrying migrants from Africa to Europe should be sunk to stop Europe being "swamped by the Third World", British National Party leader Nick Griffin has said.
Mr Griffin, one of two members of the extreme-right party elected to the European Parliament last month, said occupants of sunk boats could be given life rafts to get back to Africa.
Nearly 37,000 immigrants, many from Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa, arrived in Italy by sea last year from Libya which has become a major staging post.
Mr Griffin said he would back the creation of a ocean-going force to block the Mediterranean route but called for tougher measures to be introduced.
"The only measure, sooner or later, which is going to stop immigration and stop large numbers of sub-Saharan Africans dying on the way to get over here is to get very tough with those coming over.
"Frankly, they need to sink several of those boats," he told BBC Parliament's The Record Europe. "Anyone coming up with measures like that we'll support but anything which is there as a 'oh, we need to do something about it' but in the end doing something about it means bringing them into Europe' we will oppose."
He denied advocating that anyone should be "murdered at sea", telling the BBC: "They can throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya. But Europe has sooner or later to close its borders or its simply going to be swamped by the Third World."
Mr Griffin also conceded that the BNP had been unable to find enough extremist allies to create a "group" in the European Parliament, where he will take his seat next week.
The decision of Italy's Lega Nord to join the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group led by Britain's UK Independence Party effectively ended efforts to find the necessary 25 MEPs from seven different member states.
"No one was prepared to commit themselves knowing that we had not got Lega Nord on board," he said. "Even so, we will continue to work together with these other groups and share ideas."
And still, we hear people try to claim that the BNP are not Nazis. This is not a smear on the BNP as their own site of hate is gleeful over the exposure: BNP SHITS
One of the BNP acolytes comments: straight forward plain common sense talk from Mr Griffin as usual. I like the idea of sinking the boats,
So much for democracy as Eric The Fish is banned from commenting on the BNP sites (apart from the Merseyside BNP one which only 5 people and a Brighton vole read - after all, I have +1)
Another rational response:
Rig up a few guns on the decks and offer free cruise holidays to old WW2 Merchant Navy Dems Gunners, who can have a bit of target practice in between cocktails.
Simon 'I care about animals I do not eat more than non-white humans' Darby attempts to defend the inedible Griffin: (see video too)
- As Nick stated he didn't mean sinking boats with the people actually on them and of course we wouldn't want to be sending shipping to the bottom of the sea with full fuel tanks and other leachants and contaminants.
.." I didn't say they should be murdered at sea...boats should be sunk..they should be thrown a life raft..and they can go back to Libya
Griffin then makes a reference to a 'Camp of The saints' scenario. What does this mean? Well, as can be seen by the old Wiki point of call we hear that it is a 1970s French novel which was "widely revered by American white supremacists"