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  • I wonder whether it's dangerous to talk up the importance of the BNP. What happened in the local elections is not in any way comparable to what happened in France. The BNP have won two places on the town council of a small town in Lancashire - they have no national influence to speak of.

    In France, the Front National is nearly [guardian.co.uk] the second-largest political party. It would be difficult to overstate the difference between the two.

    • Oh, I agree that there's certainly a huge difference in magnitude between what's going on in France and Burnley (where, I think, the BNP won 3 council seats).

      On the other hand, they also made a good showing in Oldham and their popularity is grwoing in parts of Southwark and and Tower Hamlets. I just think that we need to be aware of whats going on and if we can do something to stop their influence growing then hopefully we can stop them ever getting close to the popularity of the Front National in France.

    • May I say that the fact you are talking about us is a clear indication that we in the B.N.P.are becoming an increasing relevance to british politics. I will accept that at this present time we are small, but rest assured this will change in the next 10 years, and one of the reasons is because we tell it how it is,we are not constrained by political correctness or interest groups. If my home city of sheffield is anything to go by it could be even les than 10 yrs,The membership in my city is shooting up so th