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The BNP’s rise is a fantasy created by anti-democrats: Nick Cohen.


Nick Cohen has written a timely article in The Observer in regard to the threat posed by the racist, far right BNP, I feel though he may have a point it pays not to underestimate the damage that the BNP can do to our democratic and free society.

Whilst it’s true there are dangerous overtones to the Parliamentary crisis there are also opportunities for extending electoral and Parliamentary reform but we must never lose sight of the threat from the far right no matter how lunatic they may appear we do not want history to repeat itself here, this is an excellent article by Nick Cohen:

Nick Cohen, THE OBSERVER: “Never underestimate how fast fear can swell in Britain. Sophisticated politicians and commentators analyse the “moral panics” of the masses about immigration and crime while remaining unaware of their own irrational prejudices. For in its nervous moments, polite society is just as panicky as the most hysterical tabloid reader. The veil of good manners slips and it describes its fellow citizens as tattooed and shaven-headed brutes who, given the right circumstances, would vote for the modern equivalent of the Nazi party…”

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