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  BNP - Where did it all go wrong?
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Last EditedJason  May 09, 2010 02:32am
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AuthorIan Brockwell
News DateSunday, May 9, 2010 10:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThere are many people who will not be surprised (and probably relieved) that the BNP had a disastrous result in the recent General Election, where they failed to obtain a single MP and lost many Council seats.

With such a large number of people seriously concerned about immigration levels, and the main political parties offering very little to combat this problem, it was reasonable to expect that the BNP might pick up a few seats from protest voters.

However, the electorate not only voted for a hung parliament, but rejected what they saw as the extreme views presented by the BNP.

To have a policy that encourages people of foreign origins (who were born in this country) to leave the UK is not only offensive, but impractical. Had such a plan been put into practice, it would have solved the unemployment problem, but also created millions of vacancies with no one to fill them!

The BNP could have suggested an immigration policy that insisted on only allowing new immigrants into the country that had required skills or sufficient funds to support themselves (without claiming government benefits). But they chose to make colour and race more of an issue.
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