There is little surprise. Yougov shows that overt support for the BNP has risen: the usual response to increased publicity. It has also given us a snapshot of its sympathetic constituency and the dividing line between two camps. Labels are difficult to devise for these though Labour would say 'racist' and 'non-racist', an inaccurate response to the poll.
The survey found that 22 per cent of voters would “seriously consider” voting for the BNP in a future local, general or European election. This included four per cent who said they would “definitely” consider voting for the party, three per cent who would “probably” consider it, and 15 per cent who said they were “possible” BNP voters....
More than half of those questioned said they agreed with the BNP, or thought that it “had a point” in wishing to “speak up for the interests of the indigenous, white British people ... which successive governments have done far too little to protect.”
This included 43 per cent who said that, while they shared some of its concerns, they had “no sympathy for the party itself”.
Arguments on what have caused the rise of the BNP are a blame game for the political class and an evasive tactic to avoid engagement. With such a wide constituency, the political party that can harness these sentiments with some authenticity will reap an electoral harvest and again sideline the dogwhistle role that the BNP has established for itself.
will not be that party after a former policy adviser stated that it was a policy, without legitimacy, to use mass immigration as a tool for a diversifying Britain and creating a left-wing client bank for socialism.
Labour encouraged mass immigration to help socially engineer a “multicultural” country and to try to “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”, according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair.