The BNP is finished as an electoral force | Matthew Goodwin | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment...
The BNP is finished as an electoral force | Matthew Goodwin | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
""Hammered by Labour – same as everyone. No surprise, no disgrace", tweeted BNP chairman Nick Griffin as the scale of his party's total obliteration in the local elections became clear. Griffin and the BNP went into these elections hoping to stem its electoral demise, which was triggered by a combination of infighting and the party's failure to break through at the 2010 general election. Today, the party leaves the contest facing the daunting realisation that it is no longer a significant player in British electoral politics. Put simply, the BNP's electoral challenge is over." - M F from Bookmarklet
Bye bye - M F
London is BNP free, WOOT!!! :D - Halil
As is Rotherham :) - Pete's Got To Go
They still have 2 left which were not in these elections, so still 2 more to boot out - Halil
It's good on the whole. But it seems to me it isn't just proto-fascists who like BNP, also people who just feel disenfranchised by the system. These people need a voice. - Winckel
I hear what you are saying, but surely there are better protest votes than the BNP? How about voting for your local independent candidate, or Greens, anyone but BNP and don't forget UKIP, they are not good for us either and they are slowly gaining popularity, which is cause for concern. - Halil
I agree with Winckel and the same can be said about Le Pen in France, people are desperately looking for an alternative to the usual centre-left and centre-right dichotomia which has not offered any valid solutions and appears completely out of touch. The BNP is simplistic, populist, addresses basic instincts and appeals to many people who are fed up with the abstract rhetoric of mainstream politicians. - M F