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BNP 'exploiting military charities' as it plans to hijack poppy appeal

Publié par carmion le 10/02/2009

Fiona Hamilton and Charlene Sweeney

"The BNP has been exploiting public support for British troops by holding fundraising drives for military charities.

"The far-right party has offered its help to struggling charities, claiming that it is in the interests of the British people, and has highlighted a series of donations to soldiers and veterans' organisations on its website. The party intends to hijack the Poppy Appeal by calling on its members to sell poppies for the Royal British Legion. There are also plans to hold a book auction to raise money for Help for Heroes, a charity for injured soldiers.

"However, The Times has learnt that the BNP has vastly exaggerated the amount of money it has given. On other occasions it has taken credit for donations given by individual members."

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"BNP 'exploiting military charities' as it plans to hijack poppy appeal", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2009. Consulté le 25/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/bnp-exploiting-military-charities-as-it-plans-to-hijack-poppy-appeal