Why Nick Griffin and the BNP lost

I woke up this morning to unwelcome news of a Conservative MP with an increased majority and a modest increase in the BNP vote share in Ilford North.

But there was a consolation which made me feel happy all day – the BNP lost every single place they contested in Barking and Dagenham, including their existing 12 seats. They lost because the weren’t wanted by voters, who never had the heart to make Barking and Dagenham the “race hate capital of Britain“. They lost because they are awful politicians, because they appeal to the worst in voters, and because they undermine each other. They also lost because the Daily Mirror took a risk. I hope they also lost because their political opponents began taking their electorate’s needs seriously. Margaret Hodge and John Cruddas are fine MPs. But the BNP also lost because of the unstinting efforts of Hope Not Hate.  I’m a Hope Not Hate donor and leafleter and I’m so proud of their part in this.

Nick Lowles asking Nick Griffin about Bob Bailey’s attack on a young Asian man, a good illustration of why the BNP lost:

No wins for BNP Council candidates in Redbridge, either. Goodbye Julian Leppert.

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12 thoughts on “Why Nick Griffin and the BNP lost

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  2. Well, I am curious to know why it is considered hateful to want to reverse a racial policy perpetrated by the Anglo-Elites specifically designed to destroy the borders of White countries–and only White countries–and lead into only White countries ten of millions of non-White people to displace, dispossess, and either kill or blend out of existence the indigenous White populations of those countries. That is genocide by all normal definitions of that term.

    This is a genocide that has clearly been perpetrated upon and targeted on only White people. Nobody is demanding that African countries have their borders forced open so that tens of millions of Chinese can migrate there; Nobody is demanding that Asian countries have their borders forced open so that tens of millions of non-Asians can migrate there; It is only White countries that are being forced to open their borders and receive tens of millions of non-Whites into their countries. It is only White politicians and that perpetrating this, it is only White people that are being told to accept this, and it is only White children that are being harmed by this. Now, right now, there still isn’t much that we can do about these characters, but you have to understand something here: We will evenually be able to have these Anglo-Elites brought before Genocide tribunals to be punished for their vile deeds against White people. Just ask Saddam Hussein what that feels like.

  3. It is indeed good news that Griffin failed and many councillors lost their seats. The bad news is that their national vote has gone from 0.7% to 1.9%. There is still a lot of work to be done to convince voters that the BNP are not the answer.

    • Indeed, Andrew. And I think it is incumbent on everybody actively campaigning for proportional representation to bring into the campaign the inescapable fact that – with respect to PR – what’s good for Greens is good in the same way for the BNP. I’m certain that you will.

    • But why is it bad news that this BNP party more than doubled its vote total from the last general election? What is so bad about this party that you are so angry about?

      Thanks

  4. They lost because the weren’t wanted by voters, who never had the heart to make Barking and Dagenham the “race hate capital of Britain“.

    I’m curious as to whether you actually think this or it’s just the first in a series of rhetorical points.

    While it is trivially true (in the sense that any candidate who doesn’t win isn’t ‘wanted’ by the electorate, or at least not enough of them), the real reason the BNP lost all its council seats is not because they were rejected by the voters of Barking & Dagenham but because the Labour vote went up enormously.

    In fact, if you examine the BNP’s council vote in 2006 and 2010 it is stable if not increasing. Only the dramatically increasing Labour vote kept them out. I’m not convinced that this can be repeated in other areas in future, i.e. a huge mobilisation in response to a specific threat, or whether it’s sustainable in the long-term. I’d suspect with regards to the latter that it’s not. It’s Labour dominance of local councils and subsequent contempt for their working-class base that got us into this situation in the first place.

    Hopefully, however, Nick Griffin won’t realise this and will stick to his promise to abandon the area because of demographic changes.

    Margaret Hodge… fine MPs

    !?

    Some words that sit uneasily together in the same sentence! Margaret Hodge represents some of the worst traits of New Labourism and discovered anti-fascism because a keen sense of self-preservation.

    • “I’m curious as to whether you actually think this or it’s just the first in a series of rhetorical points.”

      “the real reason the BNP lost all its council seats is not because they were rejected by the voters of Barking & Dagenham but because the Labour vote went up enormously.”

      Clearly not incompatible with the BNP being rejected.

      As for the rest, I think you’re no less of a rhetorician than you think I am. There’s a very persistent BNP supporter on the post before this one – don’t you think you should be weighing in there, if anywhere on here, rather than picking holes in this post?

      Not to mention non-specifically undermining the successful Labour candidate while not pointing to anything better in particular.

  5. Hear hear I totally agree, we have Asian people living on our street, they are the nicest people my wife and I have met we all live together in one area and they are like family, they treat us no different and nor do we, we are pensioners and they will come and check up on us, cook for us and even
    clear our driveway of snow, the bnp can take a hike Britain doesn’t want their nasty hatred, bloody scum

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