As BNP and Nick Griffin sink, UKIP and Nigel Farage continue to rise.
The British National Party (BNP) has expelled its dominating personality and former Euro MP, Nick Griffin. Griffin lost his seat when he was driven into bankruptcy following a succession of lawsuits.
At the same time, Tories fed up with Prime Minister David Cameron’s wishy-washiness, including Members of Parliament and some major financial donors, are joining the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).
Adam Walker, the current BNP chairman, has alleged that Griffin had attempted to spread lies about the party and had harassed current members. Griffin, who had led the BNP for fifteen years, replied “Breaking news! I’ve just been ‘expelled’ without trial from the #BNP! That’ll teach me to tell a member of staff he’s a ‘useless, lazy t***.’”
If the BNP is falling apart, UKIP may pick up many of its more rational members. Despite its media-created stereotype, the BNP is not composed entirely of knuckle-dragging neo-fascists.
Some BNP members, like the typical UKIP supporters, are simply puzzled and angry patriots, who are outraged by what Britain has become, and who, not without cause, fear the loss of its national identity.
These developments could herald real changes in British politics.
The BNP has been generally categorized by an ideologically illiterate media as “far right.” In fact many of its principles are or have been quite left.
Ironically, the BNP’s apparent collapse has come at the time of its first real political achievement and potential boost: it apparently played a major part in exposing the monstrous and incredible Rotherham scandal: in a small city an estimated 1,400 young girls were being enslaved and sexually exploited by gangs of mainly “Asian” (i.e. Pakistani) men, while the police, social work industry, and Labour-dominated city council, apparently terrified of attracting charges of racism and of failing to “celebrate diversity,” did nothing and for years ignored innumerable complaints by victims and their families.
Nevertheless, the expulsion of Griffin may well mean the end of the BNP, or its shriveling from a big little party into another extremist, irrelevant groupsicle. No doubt many will consider Griffin’s bankruptcy in part the result of the abuse of legal process to obtain just that result.
The BNP’s angry, extremist, confrontational style has traditionally not succeeded in British politics, and it has never been able (some might say has never tried very hard) to shake off its ancestral links to the extremist National Front.
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