The collapse of the vote for the mainstream parties continues in East London - but as always it's polarised. Hence the victory for the BNP in Dagenham, with a large majority over Labour.
I absolutely agree with RC on this one. The growth of the BNP in run-down areas should be a major concern to everyone.
is 2 years old, but still retains relevance.
To quote: Although the BNP stands on a law-and-order ticket, many of the BNP’s leading figures have criminal records. The party’s group development officer has 12 convictions for crimes that include storing explosives and assaulting a Jewish schoolteacher.
The BNP’s southeast London organiser has 17 convictions for crimes including burglary, theft and drugs offences. The East Midlands organiser has a conviction for assaulting a lawyer in Mansfield and the Burnley organiser was jailed for three months for electoral fraud.
Mr Griffin has called in the past for the far Right to make progress by the use of “well-directed boots and fists”.
Nevertheless, the criminal pasts and racist convictions of the BNP leadership have not prevented it making progress in the small number of council seats it has aimed at.
The BNP are a bunch of thugs and criminals, from the very top to the scum suckers at the bottom.