Monday, 26 October 2009

The rise and rise of the BNP

With the BNP having appeared on the BBC's flagship politics programme Question Time, it seems that the BNP have made it into the mainstream political landscape.

It is really not surprising too see how this has happened. Over the last decade, we have seen rising numbers of immigrants arriving on our shores, with few if any checks to see if they were entitled to do so. The tide started under the leadership of Tony Blair's New Labour government.

While there is nothing wrong with having an immigration policy that let's in those who genuinely want to be here to get a better life and contribute to the country, there is everything wrong with a policy of letting everyone in, whether or not they have any intention of putting anything back into the country. And this is precisely where we now find ourselves.

The British public for the most part are decent, hard working and tolerant. The issue most people have with immigration is the strain it causes on our services (NHS, housing, schools), and the cost to the tax payer for footing the enormous bill.

Labour have failed to stem the rising tide of immigration. Our borders have been wide open for over a decade. While they may have recently amended this policy failure, it is too little, too late.

Amid all of this, a party such as the BNP cannot but fail to exploit the public dissatisfaction. People who are fed up with what they perceive as the failure of mainstream politics to resolve the issue, will be pushed further and further into the political verges and recesses where parties such as the BNP inhabit.

The rise of the BNP can be blamed fairly and squarely on the incompetence of the mainstream parties. With the recent scandals over their expenses, to their failure to curb the obscene bonus culture within the banking sector, it is little wonder that people are turning away from mainstream politics.

There was much controversy over Nick Griffin's appearance on Question Time. As a non partisan reporter of the news, they have to ensure all political parties are treated with the same level of impartiality. This has absolutely nothing to do with their policies, and everything to do with a democratic society.

The real question for me though is this. How can a party as overtly racist as the BNP have ever been formed in the first place? How can a political party get away with having a 'whites only' exclusion policy? If the BNP has passed all the checks and balances for forming a political party, then what on earth does that say about the rules we have for forming political parties in Britain.

As the BNP is a legitimate party, then that speaks volumes about the complete lack of regulation we have surrounding forming a political party. If you can create a political party as racist and vile as the BNP without breaking a single rule, then I find that more disgusting than whether or not they should appear on programmes such as Question Time.


  1. Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

    However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

    This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn’t stop to help him.

    Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need.

    Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his fellow man.

    You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

    But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

    That’s the question before us. The question is not, “If I stop to help our fellow man (immigrant) in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?” That’s the question.

    This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it.

    Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can win this battle again.

  2. We live in a rascist country. the so called "positive descrimination" or political hipocrisy as i call it it is the pinnicle of descrimination. I do not blame the immigrants for coming here. I blame the government for opening up the floodgates. Sadly the immigrants work for a fraction of the wage we natives work for and how many times have businessmen tried to claim, that's what i pay him, why should you any more? argument. The open gates hipocrisy of this government lead to exxploitation and a rise (not a reduction) in racism.

  3. Unfortunately, it is difficult to have a meaningful discussion with regard to immigration without being branded a racist yourself.

    This has long been the tactic used by political parties to stem the flow of discussion - simply make the topic so sensitive to debate that people are afraid to enage it through dialogue.

    The BNP of course have had no such worries. As they clearly are racist, they are not bothered by claims that their actions, words and deeds are racist too.

  4. "Racist" along with any "ist name is misused and abused and people will call a remark racist even though it isn't racist. e.g.

    Johhny: why are the british treated as second class citizens in thier native country.

    Barry: don't be racist.

    How was Johhny's comment racist? It wasn't!!!

    another example: Blackboard.

    They really have to be kidding me.

  5. Those who have seriously studied this will tell you that the BNP are not the enemy of individuals of a different colour, but of the successive governments who have allowed immigration with little meaningful control.

    I have to remain anonymous in this comment because your last commentator was right. Any discussion of this issue will get the poster branded as racist if it differs from the multicultural hard left view. Oh, and I'm a middle-aged, middle-class, middle-England sort of bloke running my own business. Not blue collar white working class, and my Nazi party membership expired years ago.

  6. The commenter who stated that discussion of this issue would brand you a racist was me. The subsequent commenter was in fact replying to a comment I made on my own blog.

    I am not afraid to state my views clearly, concisely and without prejudice. It is precisely this hiding under the parapet that allows the issue to become so politically sensitive.

  7. you should not be afraid to express your beleifs. Only this fascist system that fraudiently covers it's true intent as political correctness would condemn you freedom to do such. Remember that the term, "positive descrimination" has the word "descrimination" in it. The other word that should be there but isn't is "hipocrisy" (however you spell it)