This week news broke nationally that local millionaire businessman Mo Chaudry had applied to join the far right British National Party
The story created huge interest in the local and national media. Some people have questioned whether the move was a mere PR exercise on Mo’s part.
On Thursday I went to Waterworld minus, my Speedo’s to catch up with Mo who I had not seen in a long while.
We enjoyed a very frank, open and honest discussion.
Mo has had a fair amount of publicity through his achievements in the business world. He is in the top 100 Asian business people in the United Kingdom.
He has appeared in Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire programme, something he describes as a life changing experience.
In the last 12 months some of the publicity attached to Mo Chaudry has not always been positive.
The fact remains though that he is proud to be associated to the City of Stoke-on-Trent. While he is proud of his Pakistani heritage and of being a Muslim he is also proud to describe himself as British.
In the Audio Interview below, Mo tells us his reasons for applying for membership of the BNP and why he feels that Politics has failed the people of Stoke-on-Trent.
I have also added the link to the BBC I Player where you will find the Audio Interview Mo did with Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Radio 5 Live. You need to scroll about 1 Hour 12 Minutes into the programme. Simon Darby PPC for Stoke Central represents the BNP.
There is also a link to the story earlier in the week that contained our Audio Interview with Simon Darby.
In my opinion, whether you like or dislike Mo he is open and straight talking and definitely not afraid of putting his head above the parapet….