The intensity of the hate emanating from these pampered media pundits is quite alarming, as was the attitude of the baying mob of anti-BNP protesters surrounding Manchester Town Hall last night. The BNP is routinely stigmatised as being a party of "thugs", "boot boys" and "ill-educated, irrational knuckle-draggers". Well, it does strike me as a touch ironic that those levelling such epithets appear all too ready to don the apparel of thuggishness whenever their anti-fascist amour propre is 'affronted' by the presence of a BNP member or two. These soi-disant 'anti-fascists' need reminding that in a democracy it is the voter who decides who will or will not take office; it is not for a manipulated mob intoxicated with a misplaced sense of moral outrage to dictate to us who shall be our representatives.
Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons face a daunting task, for it is their lot to explode the negative myths that have stymied the chances of the BNP in particular, and nationalist politics in general in this country. They must be ever vigilant, for not only will they continue to be subject to constant sniping and smears from the powerful in the media and politics, but also from rogue violent leftists, who could endanger their physical safety.
Now that a foothold has been established in the EU Parliament, can this position be used by the BNP to speak directly to the British electorate? Will the controllers of the mainstream media permit this to happen? Probably not, for they know that if this were to be allowed, its message would resonate strongly with our people. The BNP may have scored a modest 6.2% of the total vote in Britain, but the combined nationalist vote (taken here as being represented by the Eurosceptic parties but excluding the Tories) comes to 25%, or 3,795,632 votes. This vote (excluding the BNP) breaks down as follows:
- UKIP - 16.5%
- English Democrats - 1.8%
- United Kingdom First - 0.5%
If only this vote could be marshalled by a single party it could become a serious contender for national government, for it is not far short of the victorious Conservative share of the EU vote at 27.7%. Many who voted Tory would also be attracted to a viable nationalist party. I am not of the opinion that David Cameron's politically correct stance possesses much deep-rooted appeal for traditional Tories. For all of his talk of multiculturalism being "divisive" and something that should be swept away, Michael Gove is preparing the Party for a huge expansion in state-funded Muslim faith schools after the next General Election. Dave's posturing against multiculturalism and political correctness is nothing more than chaff thrown up to distract the misty eyes of his traditional elderly followers in the shires.
There is thus much to play for in the years ahead in the sphere of nationalist politics in the UK. The situation is complicated of course by the increasingly divergent political scenes in Scotland and Wales and the separate situation in Northern Ireland. Any successful nationalist party will therefore be based upon its appeal to English nationalism, and the three contenders for the nationalist cause are: the BNP, UKIP and the English Democrats. The first two are well-known, whereas the last is not.
The mass media are willing to give UKIP airtime and relatively positive publicity, for they know that it is in part competing directly with the BNP for the popular vote. The English Democrats are a very small party indeed, possessing a little over a thousand members as well as the newly-elected Mayor of Doncaster. Their share of the EU vote in 2004 was 0.7%, but this time around they more than doubled this to 1.8%. In some regions, their appeal to the nationalist vote may have prevented the BNP from gaining a seat: in the West Midlands for example, the BNP polled 8.6% and the English Democrats 2.3%; the combined total of 10.9% would have taken the BNP very close to the 12% which secured the Liberal Democrats a seat, so in this instance, the English Democrats may have cost the BNP an MEP. In the North West Euro constituency they also secured 2.4% of the vote, and with a slightly larger share could have denied Nick Griffin his win.
Although the policies of the English Democrats will not appeal to the mainstream media, the fact that they can serve as a potential spoiler for BNP candidates will ensure that the latter's opponents will do all they can to provide publicity for this new nationalist micro-party. Similarly, the fact that the BNP has made a modest electoral breakthrough will ensure that the media also devotes more airtime and column inches to UKIP between elections than it has hitherto.
We need an effective and viable nationalist party now! Unlimited mass immigration continues; the Lisbon Treaty threatens our sovereignty, and our mainstream politicians court the Islamist vote and continue to enforce and entrench multiculturalism. All of these factors must be stopped and reversed. Which party rises to the challenge and manages to break the hegemony of the British political establishment remains to be seen. The prospects do not appear rosy, but they are far better today than they were this time yesterday.