Those who know me will no doubt be aware of my general dislike of the B.N.P. (British National Party); they have succeeded in winning two European parliamentary seats in this weeks elections.
This isn’t a shock, to me at least; the government and political system of the U.K. is generally unfit for purpose and right wing scabs capitalize on people’s fears. I genuinely hope that the BNP’s increase in popularity is more down to the miguised protest of Harold Smith (average Joe) against the system, rather than actually believing any of the thinly veiled bile they pass off as policies? The papers claim the BNP’s votes are down compared to 2004, however I’ve certainly heard more than a few sympathisers around my local area.
It’s also no surprise that the victories were in Yorkshire either, having been to Bradford (aptly called Bradistan due to the vast Muslim population) I can vouch how divided and segregated this part of the UK is; especially compared to the Hindu population of Leicester. I found Bradford quite intimidating initially until I persisted a bit more with making acquaintences! Saying that, women’s lib has hardly made it to Yorkshire yet, so I imagine it’ll be a few more years before anyone other than Mr Whitey-White-White, Pure English blood for 20 generations considers sharing a lift with anyone remotely foreign.
Change is needed in this country, desperately, but facism and nationalism should not be bedfellows; I just hope Primark doesn’t start selling brown shirts in bulk or Croydon may yet resemble Nuremberg in 1927.
Out the racist scum!