Pete Doherty releases anti-BNP message – video

Babyshambles man speaks at Love Music Hate Racism festival

Pete Doherty has spoken out about why he abhors racism and the British National Party in a video interview.

Watch the clip by clicking on the video below.

Speaking in the clip, which was shot at last week’s (May 30) Love Music Hate Racism festival in Stoke, the Babyshambles frontman explained his first encounter with racism.

He described how he went to a football match when he was a teenager and witnessed fans verbally abusing former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer.

“I just felt completely feared at 10,000 people making monkey noises at a kid [Palmer],” he said. “I just remember thinking, ‘I’m living in an evil world’.”

He added: “I love music and I hate racism. And I love Love Music Hate Racism.”

Doherty‘s comments come as the British National Party aims to increase its presence at the English council elections tomorrow, which take place tomorrow (June 4).

Stoke is one of several hotspots the BNP is focussing on.

The former Libertines man played a short set at the Stoke festival, which also saw performances from Jerry Dammers, Reverend And The Makers and Kelly Rowland.

Doherty, who has played several Love Music Hate Racism benefit gigs in the past, said he enjoys “doing what I can to help propel the momentum of people actively fighting for a cause they believe in”.

Watch the interview with Doherty below.