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I’m Not A Racist But…

by | 26th, April 2006

‘“I AM not a racist but…” And so the man on the Barking omnibus explains why he is considering voting for the British National Party.

Griffin is an eye-opener

The Sun hears from a Sunil Patel, a 30-year-old British-born Asian Sunil Patel. I am not racist but…“I believe in putting British people first. The BNP are the only people who can do that.”

It’s always an oddity for the far right when an ethnic type supports them. In 2004, Patricia Richardson (nee Feldman), a Jew born of immigrants parents, won her seat in Epping Forest.

Of course, Mrs Richardson, whose husband is also a BNP councillor (a non-Jew), could just be a rebel at heart. Perhaps her path to BNP representation began with an illicit ham sandwich, moving on through crabsticks, Songs of Praise and an elderly German penpal in Munich.

Perhaps now that the BNP is, supposedly, on the march, Mrs Richardson will go the other way and model herself on Barbra Streisand’s Yentl.

And the BNP jackboot is coming up your street. According to Employment minister Margaret Hodge, the BNP are set to blitz her Barking constituency.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Hodge says: “When I knock on doors I say to people, ‘are you tempted to vote BNP?’ and many, many, many – eight out of 10 of the white families – say ‘yes’. That’s something we have never seen before, in all my years. Even when people voted BNP, they used to be ashamed to vote BNP. Now they are not.’

This sounds worrying. But then you step back and note that this is a Government minister standing on your doorstep asking if you would vote for the party most removed from them. “Yes,” you say. “I would vote for them. I’d vote for anyone but you.”

And there is more. A YouGov survey commissioned by Sky News found that 59 per cent of us like the idea of calling a halt to further immigration to the UK.

The figure fell to 48 per cent when the pollsters explained that this was a BNP policy.

YouGov chairman Peter Kellner says that the BNP seem to be “tapping into some widely held views, but the party suffers from a negative image.”

He continues: “If the BNP were able to erase this view, it could make significant gains in the coming local elections.”

Can the BNP become the UK’s Front National? You may recall how in the 2002 presidential race Front National candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen finished second to Jacques Chirac in a runoff election.

Can the BNP’s capo Nick Griffith achieve such glory? And will the BNP be placed in charge of our wheelie bins and other local issues?’

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