Brit politicians have declined to deal with voters' concerns on domestic terror, illegal immigration, law and order, and the EU. Instead they're trying to suppress a small party that struggles to address these concerns. The elite will probably win, but they might not, in which case expect an earthquake in Brit politics.
Here's an example of the suppression (my emphasis):
A theatre in Kent has sacked its drama tutor after it was revealed she had been working for the British National Party (BNP). It happened after a newspaper revealed that Emma Chamberlain, from Deal, presented interviews and features on the far-right party's website.The Tory leader put the fix in too:
(The Tory leader) called yesterday on voters in next month's English local elections to support any party other than the far-Right British National Party. (He) accused the BNP of "thriving on hatred" and wanting to set one race against another.Still, many Brits are aren't buying the elites' message (London Spectator ($)) :
Labour voters are switching to the BNP in large numbers because they believe that only the BNP articulates what they are thinking. This is a story being repeated up and down Britain in local elections... Racist politics is on the march.So what is the BNP proposing? Here are the bullet items from their manifesto (my ellipsis):
...an immediate halt to all further immigration...deportation of criminal and illegal immigrants...voluntary resettlement of (legal) immigrants...assisted by...generous financial incentives...for individuals and for the countries in question.Much of this will be unexceptional to red-state Americans. OK, the presentation is rough and anti-globalization is unrealistic for a trading nation, but it does offer concrete proposals to stop Brits becoming a victimized minority in their own country.
...British withdrawal from the European Union.
...re-introduction of corporal punishment for petty criminals and vandals, and the restoration of capital punishment for paedophiles, terrorists and murderers as an option...
...selective exclusion of foreign-made goods from British markets and the reduction of foreign imports...
...(end ) the 'trendy' teaching methods that have made Britain one of the most poorly educated nations in Europe.
...maximum (agricultural) self-sufficiency for Britain (and)...restoration of Britain's...fishing industry with the reimposition of the former exclusion zones around our coast.
...revitalise the Health Service by boosting staff and bed numbers, slashing unnecessary bureaucracy and by addressing the root cause of low recruitment and retention - low pay.
(Cut) fuel tax, (raise) motorway speed limits...(and ban) hidden speed cameras.
...replace the brutalist modernism of 1960s-style-architecture with a blend of traditional local styles and materials and ensure that developments take place on a more human scale.
...(only give) foreign aid (linked) with our voluntary resettlement policy.
...restore the earnings link with (national) pensions (currently linked to living costs).
...end all attempts to force the people of Northern Ireland to accept foreign interference in their affairs and deal with terrorism - from whatever side - once and for all.
...boost Britain's armed forces to ensure that they are able to deal with any emergency, and defend our homeland and our independence...bring our troops back from Germany and withdraw from NATO...
...maintain an independent foreign policy of our own, and not a spineless subservience to the USA, the 'international community', or any other country.
...remove legal curbs on freedom of speech imposed by successive Governments over the last 40 years (and) implement a Bill of Rights guaranteeing fundamental freedoms to the British people.
Voluntary repatriation may be a slippery slope, but how else does a nation deal with immigrants that seek Sharia law, oppress women, threaten mass murder, and commit it?
And aren't the issues raised by the BNP more important to Brits' lives than the elites' favorites - Kyoto, gender, and the Precautionary Principle?
So Brits who vote BNP next week will be realists, not racists.