As predicted, the Righteous are up in arms and much wailing and gnashing of teeth can be heard because the BNP have done rather well in the elections last week.
Anti BNP campaigns are no doubt being planned and the Guardianista types are proclaiming any votes for the BNP are votes for knuckle dragging racist scumbags. There is even talk of 'banning' the party.
But we live in a democracy and you cannot pick and choose which parts of democracy you like, otherwise it wouldn't be a, umm, democracy now would it?
I'm not a supporter of them, but I understand completely why people are voting for them. They seem to have more in common with 'working class Britain' than any of the main stream parties.
Perhaps LibLabCon should read this article. It's from the BBC so it probably has been through the Righteous filter, but it is interesting reading.
A couple of comments from BNP voters,
I voted BNP and I'm very pleased that they have won two seats. Being in the Yorkshire and Humber, I am pleased that my vote has for once counted. Despite thoughts of many, especially media who are supposed to be impartial, I am not racist nor condone racism. I do however agree with 90% of the BNP's policies which I cannot say about the other parties. The country has become a laughing stock and an easy free ride for people who come into the country with nothing. The ordinary person is ignored and what's more I do not see why we cannot celebrate St Georges day incase we offend others. It's part of our country's heritage. Jolene, West Yorkshire
I voted for the BNP for the first time in the European elections. I read the party's policies, they are not racist, they simply want to look after people who are British first, and that includes all races who have a right to be here.
People who work and contribute to our country and society (irrespective of colour or religion) are welcome and people who come here for our benefits system and the NHS who have never contributed to this country are not so welcome. Neither are bogus asylum seekers and criminals. We have enough of our own. I have every sympathy with people from countries where the system is not so generous, but we can't look after all of them in Britain. We're full up, and our elderly citizens are not getting the care they deserve. It's because we are so generous that everyone wants to come here, to the detriment of people who have lived here all their lives, paid their taxes and deserve to have their place in the queue.
I hope the 'mainstream' parties are listening. Probably not, they have already labelled the BNP voters with names ending in 'ists' and 'phobes'. Classic Righteous behaviour.
Update - 1430. Have a look at this.