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BNP accused of muscling in on campaign for wounded soldier

From The Times, February 15, 2010, by Fiona Hamilton

The British National Party was last night accused of plumbing new depths after it hijacked an online campaign to celebrate an amputee soldier’s birthday. Military officials described the political stunt as shameful and condemned the far-Right party for exploiting the predicament of wounded soldiers.

In its latest attempt to use the military for political gain, the BNP usurped an internet campaign to gather birthday greetings for Fusilier Thomas James, who was badly wounded last year in Afghanistan.

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