Monday, 18 May 2009
The threat of the BNP.
There are a number of issues over which I have frequently found myself to be out of step with the majority of comrades. The whole anti-hunt, animal rights thing is one such issue and the perceived threat of the far right is another. I have lived through Mosley's Union Movement, Colin Jordon's Nazi wannabees, the National Front and now the BNP. Unpleasant, racist losers all of them and in need of being put firmly in place from time to time no doubt. But threat in terms of achieving any political power? No chance, or so I have maintained up until now. I'm beginning to have second thoughts. Could the BNP really get MEPs elected and use the financial windfall and subsequent publicity to enter the mainstream of British politics? Surely the time of the authoritarian buffoons is long past. Isn't it?