The Labour Party in Stoke has sent a letter begging imams in mosques to ask their congregations to vote against the British National Party in the forthcoming election, Simon Darby, BNP deputy leader and candidate has announced.

“Labour are starting to panic here now, trying secretly to galvanise the Islamic vote by proclaiming to be the only vector able to neutralise the BNP ’threat’. With Lib Dem posters going up in the Muslim enclaves of the city we now have a situation where the leftist vote will be split three ways,” Mr Darby said.

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