Melanie Phillips brilliantly explains the BNP’s appeal. Print this out and stick it on your computer if it helps. My fellow “conservatives,” I’m looking at you, too:
..the strategy being adopted to contain and destroy Griffin is to attack him for being a racist. Which he is.
But that is not the reason for his appeal. Those who support him do not in the main do so because they are racially prejudiced. It is because he also opposes mass immigration, Islamisation and the loss of sovereignty to the EU.
These are all legitimate concerns which are widely held by people who fear the loss of Britain’s historic identity — but which are stigmatised as beyond the pale by an intelligentsia which considers any such expression of nationalistic sentiment to be a form of racism.