'I wish Cumbrian murderer shot illegal immigrants' says BNP election candidate Charlotte Lewis

Charlotte Lewis posing in a burqa as revealed by the Croydon Guardian

Charlotte Lewis sporting her BNP colours

The Facebook comments relating to Derek Bird

First published in Croydon Exclusive by

A BNP election candidate advocated the murder of illegal immigrants in the wake of the recent Cumbrian massacre.

Right-wing activist Charlotte Lewis, from Thornton Heath, wrote on her Facebook page that mass-murderer Derrick Bird should have come to London and slaughtered illegal immigrants rather than his "fellow British people".

Her tirade is the latest in a string of hate-filled rants and calls for violence against "pakis" through her Facebook page.

The latest post reads: "Ok, so I may well get in to trouble for saying this - but I've got to get it off my chest.

"I wish that Derrick Bird could have come down to London & shot dead some illegal immigrants, rather than killing his fellow British people.

"If that offends you then tough; it's my opinion and I'm entitled to it."

Her comments refer to taxi driver Derrick Bird, who went on a killing spree in west Cumbria on June 2, shooting dead 12 people and injuring 11 others.

Her latest Facebook rant was highlighted by website Hope Not Hate, Searchlight's campaign to counter racism and fascism in elections and beyond.

Gerry Gable from Searchlight said: "I think anybody advocating the murder of illegal immigrants should be prosecuted.

"People may view Charlotte Lewis as being a bit potty, but the overwhelming interest in firearms of the BNP tells a much more serious story."

When contacted by the Croydon Guardian Miss Lewis, 37, questioned why her "innocuous" comments were being treated so seriously.

In a bizarre rant she flip-flopped repeatedly over whether illegal immigrants should be murdered or not, before asking why her love of Chandi the dancing dog in Britain's Got Talent was not being treated as a story.

She said: "It would be preferable to kill illegal immigrants than fellow British people, because they shouldn’t be in this country."

Miss Lewis' true face was revealed in April after pictures were discovered of her swigging from a bottle of alcopops while clad in a burqa during a Halloween party.

The Carshalton and Wallington parliamentary candidate, who also ran for Croydon Council’s Shirley ward in the May elections, was snapped revealing her contempt for Muslims by hitching up her costume to reveal her underwear.

But what do you think? Is Miss Lewis entitled to her opinion? Or is she simply spreading hatred?

Whatever your view, use the form below to let us know...

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9:15am Thu 17 Jun 10

Rainbowblue says...

The woman is a complete and utter loon. Any credibility that the BNP try to get is just washed away with laughable quotes from this fruitcake. Regardless of her BNP 'status' the woman is totally deranged to think it is acceptable to kill anybody. Why do the Guardian insist on giving her space in the paper ? She craves it clearly by making such pathetic idiotic racist remarks. Cant she be posted to Siberia or somewhere ? Pretty please ?
The woman is a complete and utter loon. Any credibility that the BNP try to get is just washed away with laughable quotes from this fruitcake. Regardless of her BNP 'status' the woman is totally deranged to think it is acceptable to kill anybody. Why do the Guardian insist on giving her space in the paper ? She craves it clearly by making such pathetic idiotic racist remarks. Cant she be posted to Siberia or somewhere ? Pretty please ? Rainbowblue
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10:19am Thu 17 Jun 10

VincentCheese says...

She is entitled to her opinion and I'm entitled to mine.
I think she should be deported. This country doesn't need traitors like her. It's unpatriotic and an insult to the men and women who fought against this kind of predudice during the second world war. GET OUT TRAITOR!
She is entitled to her opinion and I'm entitled to mine. I think she should be deported. This country doesn't need traitors like her. It's unpatriotic and an insult to the men and women who fought against this kind of predudice during the second world war. GET OUT TRAITOR! VincentCheese
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10:21am Thu 17 Jun 10

col says...

Vile woman. A box of frogs contains more sanity.
Vile woman. A box of frogs contains more sanity. col
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11:03am Thu 17 Jun 10

snowwhite123 says...

If croydon guardian feels she is spreading hatred. So why go on her facebook page and then print it on here? now that's really spreading the hatred isn't it...and yes she is entitled to her opinion, the same as we are. And we all know how the media love hatred stories. If you was to just ignore her, no one would know what she is saying, i personally don't care...there's more important things to talk about.
If croydon guardian feels she is spreading hatred. So why go on her facebook page and then print it on here? now that's really spreading the hatred isn't it...and yes she is entitled to her opinion, the same as we are. And we all know how the media love hatred stories. If you was to just ignore her, no one would know what she is saying, i personally don't care...there's more important things to talk about. snowwhite123
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3:27pm Thu 17 Jun 10

epiphany says...

These are just off the cuff comments you would probably hear in any workplace. I know some of my colleagues were recieving warped 'joke' text messages relating to the Cumbrian tragedy thick and fast. Human nature to make light I guess. Being a BNP candidate puts you in the spotlight...or is that the SEARCHLIGHT and under a bit more scrutiny than the mainstream parties. Happy days.
These are just off the cuff comments you would probably hear in any workplace. I know some of my colleagues were recieving warped 'joke' text messages relating to the Cumbrian tragedy thick and fast. Human nature to make light I guess. Being a BNP candidate puts you in the spotlight...or is that the SEARCHLIGHT and under a bit more scrutiny than the mainstream parties. Happy days. epiphany
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9:34am Fri 18 Jun 10

biz1976 says...

Sorry epiphany, "off the cuff" remarks seem all too common with the BNP and their supporters - which is probably why the cr*p that was hanging of Britian's ar*e, the BNP, finally got wiped clean in May! That is...HAPPY DAYS!
Sorry epiphany, "off the cuff" remarks seem all too common with the BNP and their supporters - which is probably why the cr*p that was hanging of Britian's ar*e, the BNP, finally got wiped clean in May! That is...HAPPY DAYS! biz1976
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10:37am Fri 18 Jun 10

NastyMrTom says...

epiphany wrote:
These are just off the cuff comments you would probably hear in any workplace. I know some of my colleagues were recieving warped 'joke' text messages relating to the Cumbrian tragedy thick and fast. Human nature to make light I guess. Being a BNP candidate puts you in the spotlight...or is that the SEARCHLIGHT and under a bit more scrutiny than the mainstream parties. Happy days.
She's not trying to be funny though is she epiphany.
In my opinion Charlotte seems to think being an illegal immigrant in this country warrants extermination.
I'm also quite surprised that an animal activist would condone making a dog dance for our amusement ...
[quote][p][bold]epiphany[/bold] wrote: These are just off the cuff comments you would probably hear in any workplace. I know some of my colleagues were recieving warped 'joke' text messages relating to the Cumbrian tragedy thick and fast. Human nature to make light I guess. Being a BNP candidate puts you in the spotlight...or is that the SEARCHLIGHT and under a bit more scrutiny than the mainstream parties. Happy days.[/p][/quote]She's not trying to be funny though is she epiphany. In my opinion Charlotte seems to think being an illegal immigrant in this country warrants extermination. I'm also quite surprised that an animal activist would condone making a dog dance for our amusement ... NastyMrTom
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12:05pm Fri 18 Jun 10

theavengers says...

Obviously she is a bit nuts, that's been established. I don't like illegals or the EU migrants but these comments don't do her any favours. I wish the crazy guy who did these shootings had killed no one. To suggest a murderer should have killed at all is just insane! How would she feel if one of her kin or herself was shot? Insensitive to the hilt. The victims families wouldn't find this funny I'm sure.
Obviously she is a bit nuts, that's been established. I don't like illegals or the EU migrants but these comments don't do her any favours. I wish the crazy guy who did these shootings had killed no one. To suggest a murderer should have killed at all is just insane! How would she feel if one of her kin or herself was shot? Insensitive to the hilt. The victims families wouldn't find this funny I'm sure. theavengers
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