Britain First ‘badly exposed’ in BBC3 documentary

Dawood Masood featured in the BBC Three documentary
Dawood Masood featured in the BBC Three documentary

A Lutonian who featured heavily in a documentary about Britain First says the far-right group were ‘exposed badly’ in the programme.

Last night BBC Three’s ‘We Want Our Country Back’ followed Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen across the country as they attempted to gain support for their anti-Islam campaign.

The group’s march through Luton on June 27 was extensively covered in the documentary, as was reaction from the town’s residents.

Dawood Masood, 20, spent six hours filming with the programme’s director Miles Blayden-Ryall, and was repeatedly seen in the final cut.

He told the Herald & Post: “It was really good to see how the documentary finally came out, you never really know.

“I didn’t think that I would be in it much as they interviewed lots of other people who are far more articulate than I am.

“I think Britain First were exposed badly, many of them didn’t know what they were saying at all.”

In the run-up to their Luton demonstration Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen were filmed visiting Luton to pose outside Bury Park Jamie Masjid holding a banner which read “No More Mosques”.

During a drive through Bury Park Paul Golding was seen shouting “This is our country, why don’t you go back to your own country?” to one man and “Go back to the desert” to another.

Close to the end of the documentary a 7/7 memorial event in Luton shows members of all communities coming together.

Mr Masood added: “You could see that everyone there was united.

“(Britain First) said that Muslims do not integrate but that showed that we are united and we do integrate.

“If we weren’t we would not have had this answer to them.

“Their supporters seemed to go to the march just for the fun of it, they don’t have an agenda for what they are trying to achieve.

“They just like shouting and having a hoo ha.”

Britain First has dismissed ‘We Want Our Country Back’ and has said that it contained “a shocking level of distortions, lies and twisting of words.”