charliepanayi wrote:Spare me the outrage. You must have missed the bit where I said I didn't care much for the three major parties. Labour and the Tories shamelessly play to the Daily Mail/The Sun gallery when it comes to immigration too, and have done for years. And no, I live in the sort of bleeding heart liberal area where the BNP doesn't even bother putting up a candidate. And very glad I live there too. The BNP are vile, and you don't need to scratch their surface very much to spot that. If you can't spot that, that's your problem.
Oh yeah, and you didn't say anything about my pointing out the BNP share of the vote isn't actually very high at all.
The Mail and the Sun are the two best-selling papers in their categories, and their combined marketshare dwarfs that of all other papers in the UK. I have no particular love for either, in fact I despise them, but just to be clear - "the the Daily Mail/The Sun gallery" is the vast majority of the newspaper-reading public in the UK. Playing to them is actually the Duty of a government in a democratic country. That you think it's wrong to do does nothing but demonstrate your elitism.
What should our country's policy on immigration be in your view?
Fifth place in the general election doesn't seem bad to me, for a party in their position - they really have got everything set against them. But you're missing the point. I do not want the BNP to get into power! I'd like them to gain a more significant electoral presence to induce the main parties to sit up and actually listen to the people, but I hold no love for Nick Griffin or his party.