13,500 signs petition to restore charity boss fired after criticizing Black Lives Matter UK extreme left agenda
- Nick Buckley MBE was fired last week as the boss of the charity Mancunian Way
- Mr. Buckley wrote a blog warning for the extreme left-wing agenda of the BLM movement
- He said he was right and he was right to speak out on this
- A request to restore Mr. Buckley has yielded 13,500 signatures online
A petition to relocate a charity boss who was fired after criticizing Black Lives Matter UK’s far-left agenda has secured more than 13,500 supporters.
Nick Buckley – awarded an MBE six months ago for his work with vulnerable youth – said he was ‘right’ after using a blog to warn of Black Lives Matter UK’s ‘neo-Marxist’ policy, including ending of capitalism and the abolition of the police.
The Mail on Sunday last week revealed how Mr. Buckley was fired by the administrators of Mancunian Way, a trailblazing charity he founded nine years ago, after an online mafia accused him of “inappropriate” and “insensitive” views.
Mancunian Way charity Nick Buckley (pictured) was fired from the company he founded nine years ago after criticizing the Black Lives Matter UK for his far-left agenda
An online petition calling for his resignation as chief executive of Mancunian Way drew 465 signatures.
It has now been eclipsed by the rival petition asking him to return his job. Mr Buckley said he was overwhelmed with the support.
“From the moment the [MoS] article has landed, the petition has started immediately, “he said.
A petition to restore the former charity boss has received over 13,500 signatures (shown)
“In addition to the petition signatures, I have received hundreds of personal messages from as far as Australia expressing my support and telling me to stay strong.”
He said people have put their weight behind BLM UK, which has raised over £ 1 million in donations, without investigating exactly what it stood for.
He added, “I think we were in some sort of national hysteria, blindness. Everyone is now slowly walking back and trying to work their way out of who they have supported in recent weeks.
“It made me realize I was right to speak out.”
Last week, Mancunian Way said that his decision to end the relationship with Mr. Buckley “was not based on, nor influenced by, his personal blog posts, nor any comments on social media or online petitions.”
But the charity has refused to say why it removed it.
The interim director, Joe Beech, said, “While Mr. Buckley is focused on getting his name on the paper, our focus, like Mancunian Way, is on the important outreach work we do.”