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The maker of Marmite has launched legal action against the British National Party for using the brand in an election video. Global omnicorp Unilever was unimpressed by a YouTube clip that prominently featured a jar of its celebrated yeast extract alongside a standard loony tirade by BNP leader Nick Griffin. The firm today …

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Marmite

Vile zionist global corporation UNILEVER should sort their own house out.

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Wow!

We've got ourselves a nasty one here.

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True

Yep, you said it. Get that man a jar of chill and quick about it!!

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Megaphone

Please don't

feed the troll

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Hate Party

So Griffin will be the leader of the Hate Party then.

Me .. I'm after some free Love :-)

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They should hve told Griffin to shove it up his arse

But they're clearly not into that sort of product placement.

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Only...

...Preparation H makes that suggestion.

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luckily it is not my own keyboard

brilliant

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Megaphone

Say What You Like About Nick Griffin

He knows how to get publicity for himself and his shower of shitebags.

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Public relations

Which is lucky for him, since he can't find a P.R. guy who doesn't want to kill him.

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Funnily enough...

There is nothing I like about Nick Griffin

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Re: Funnily enough

Just to clarify, Ian - I don't actually admire him for it. To me it's only yet more evidence of the fact that there is no depth to which he will not stoop to get publicity for himself and his shoddy little party.

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Agreed -- that's what these sort of people are good at

When it comes to your basic fascists, racists, etc., you couldn't ask for easier 'branding' and publicity, because simple thoughts can be expressed simply (every advertiser's dream) and because, lacking any morality or ethics, they are free to say anything and do anything they want to. The joy of being 100% certain you are right, you are special, and that you are exceptional, is that you believe the rules don't apply to you.

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Hey don't stop there

lets also mention the moronic ultra PC - ridden, commie loonie left - they are just as bad, if not worse offering us seemingly good things such as polictical correctness, which is just a form of bully -boy censorship of the way people express themselves. Orwell was right only a little early in his predictions. AC cause I am liberal and love all this Left / Right mud slinging

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Target rich environment

Oh I thought you were talking about MP's!

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Re: Re: Funnily enough

I guessed that, just your title was too much of a gift to let go past without a cheap joke.

Sorry if it seemed a dig at you.

<Have one of these

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There has to be....

There has to be a yeast extract / BNP / Nick Griffin joke in there somewhere :)

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As in

He did not evolve beyond yeast?

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"Very upset at our using Marmite in our TV broadcast. They should have thought of that before modelling the one for their Hate Party on us."

They didn't prominently display a jar of BNP in their ads though.

Maybe if they'd implied Marmite using some generic yeast based spread it would be a different matter

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Hate party.

I really hate Marmite.

Having said that, I'd glady eat my way through a truckful of it if I could only kick Nick Griffin in the stones, just once.

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Fascist thugs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unilever

Unilever, quite a bunch of Corporate thugs and gangsters.

Why are Unilver getting involved with politics?

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Unilever getting involved with politics

It is well known that Marmite (icky icky stuff, WTF is it really?) is either loved or hated. This had led to spoof "Love Party" and "Hate Party" adverts.

I don't see Marmite/Unilever so much getting involved with politics as taking the p*** out if it. Which, let's face it, is more interesting than most political manifesto broadcasts.

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BNP = scum

Marmite sues (or applies for an injunction) against the BNP - who'd of thought that would of ever happened! Such a ridiculous joke like story befitting of the joke that is the BNP. And when I say "joke like" I mean the sort of vile nasty joke that Bernard Manning would make.

Hey BNP, here's a slogan for ya -

BNP - you either hate us or you f***ing hate us.

Tosspots

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Say what you like...

Say what you like about Griffin, at least he knows it's "should have" not "should of".

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@LinkOfHyrule

Well done, very mature; great way to hold the moral high-ground.

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[ctrl]P

pint (metaphorical) spilled.

top comment

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Unhappy

Probably

The only group of people who happily embrace the Streisand Effect

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BNP unlikely to like it...

It is dark brown after all.

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Shitebags?

What have you got against shitebags? They are useful they are.Excelant fertiliser.Or is that bags of shite.

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BNP=Hate

I don't recall the Marmite ads mentioning the BNP, they were quite clever topical pieces I thought.

Clearly the BNP does stand for hate:

"They should have thought of that before modelling the one for their Hate Party on us"

implies admission of the fact from where I'm standing

Paris, because well... because of the Marmite jar that says "Squeeze me"

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The Wind of Change in the BNP

At last, they've tried to recruit a black member...

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Griffin can have a black member any time

Try slamming it in the door.

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More Marmite for everyone.

Felt compelled to buy one and leave it on the train. Best advertising the BNP could ever have hoped for. See an abandoned marmite jar @ 0.99p & get the message. Pay for a hoarding, £1000's ignored.

I love marmite.

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UNILever + BNP = Seem's like a perfect pairing to me........

According to The Daily Telegraph, Hindustan Unilever, an Indian company that is majority owned by Unilever, was forced to withdraw television advertisements for its women's skin-lightening cream, Fair and Lovely. Advertisements depicted depressed, dark-skinned women, who had been ignored by employers and men, suddenly finding new boyfriends and glamorous careers after the cream had lightened their skin

Found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unilever

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Not so black and white

The thing is, in India darker skin is associated with lower castes and the lightest, almost caucasian skin with high caste Brahmins. As most people know, extreme inequalities exist between castes. Whether or not that state of affairs is acceptable is neither here nor there when deciding if that puts Unilever on a par with the BNP. The advert in question was probably quite an accurate - if exaggerated - representation of the social effects the use of skin lightening products (along with a healthy dose of lying about your background) can have in India. One could even argue that products like that, despite playing along to and perpetuating centuries-old prejudices abhorrent to our western sensibilities, have a net beneficial effect for their target market - i.e. dark-skinned low-caste women who want to improve their lot in life.

I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying it's not so cut and dried as Unilever saying "light skin good, dark skin bad" which is what we all *know* Nick Griffin believes but will never say in public.

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Alien

Either you hate us or . . .

. . . just fucking despise us.

Either one will do.

Alien - it's coming through immigration right now and is moving in next door to Griffin

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WOLLT IHR DEN TOTALEN SPREADEN

My favourite kind of political clash - one involving two sides both of which I oppose, and would like to see cancel each other out in a sort of matter/antimatter reaction.

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"On his Facebook page"

Facebook.

Say no more.

The guys a complete ding-bat

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BNP & Marmite

Bitter things you get by scraping the bottom of the barrel.

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Remember their Spitfire?

The BNP does seem to have an unfortunate habit of being reckless with other peoples' copyrights.

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bnp: boneheaded neanderthal plagiarists

indeed. the estate of a herr a. hitler in germany is unhappy that the bnp manifesto was stolen from their copyright material. again.

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BNP on toast?

Mines the one with the char grilled buttie.

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Bastards...

I was just about to go to bed, and now I have a craving for MARMITE, and we're all out of the stuff. And we're miles away from any Tescos. Thousands of miles.

Thank you very much, El Reg.

The locals here claim something called vegmite (or some such) is far superior, but do note this comes from folk who eat timtams and lamingtons.

Help.

I WANT SOME MARMITE!!!!

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Actually

Well actually they are the ones who do not lie. They say what they mean. init

No hiding anything.

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Say what you like about Griffin

......................

Finished yet?

Thank you

(tips hat to Tom Holt)

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I neither particularly like or hate marmite, so that's busted so far as I'm concerned.

I hate Nick Griffin though. How about peanut butter?

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