Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Monday, 2 August 2004

BNP 'in turmoi' - we can but hope ...

According to this Guardian report, the British National Party (BNP) chairman is under pressure from 'racial nationalists' because of his alleged 'moderate' policies, specifically his wish that non-whites be permitted to join the party.

The BNP is a sinister and worrying organisation. One part of me sees it as potentially beneficial that the party becomes even more extreme because it is likely its growing support may drop-off to leave a much smaller extremist core of members; on the other hand this smaller band of misfits might be more dangerous in practical terms. Of only one thing am I certain; it is better not to try and drive this kind of organisation underground as at least whilst the party remains legal they act as a kind of safety-valve for some of the bigots amongst us.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Welcome to my comment area. Whilst all comment is welcome you are requested to respect the views of others. To read full terms for use of this facility, please visit my 'Terms of Use' section, linked to under the 'About this Blog' heading at top right of the blog. Note added 12JUL2010 - All comments will now be pre-moderated before they appear in this blog; this is a measure to prevent 'spam' commenting, which has become frequent of late. Thank you.