Saturday, October 24
A dodgy subject
The excellent Matthew Parris, and Bonnie Greer continue to promote debate, following Nick Griffin’s appearance on Question Time. Having spent some time in the States I can vouch for the more open attitude to racial mix that exists here in England (at least in the Capital). Our continuing to be the destination of choice for so many immigrants reflects this. Likewise, a preference for fairness and reluctance to see the underdog abused (however two-bit his rhetoric) has led to an immediate rise in support, not necessarily for the BNP, but (and freedom of speech aside) for the right to promote their electorate’s interests. The BNP will prosper for as long as our main parties refuse to address the issues related to a growing underclass and rising population at a time of economic decline.