April 23, 2006

THE FRENCH COULDN'T FIGURE THIS OUT UNTIL AFTER LE PEN WON:

Cameron calls on voters to back anyone but the BNP (George Jones, 24/04/2006, Daily Telegraph)

David Cameron called yesterday on voters in next month's English local elections to support any party other than the far-Right British National Party.

The Conservative leader accused the BNP of "thriving on hatred" and wanting to set one race against another.

"I hope nobody votes for the BNP. I would rather people voted for any other party," Mr Cameron told Sky News.


You expect it of the French, but the Brits are too decent to vote for nazis.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 23, 2006 9:11 PM
Comments

That's what happens when you don't listen to your constituents.

Posted by: Sandy P at April 23, 2006 9:27 PM

I predict the BNP will give a respectable showing in this by election, and will double their numbers in council seats, probably breaking into double digit territory and shocking the Brit political establishment to it's stuffy core.

Posted by: Robert Modean at April 23, 2006 10:36 PM

Sandy P: EXACTLY

This is a classic example of the electorate sending their oblivious, arrogant political elite a message.

In this country we had One Nation, an openly xenophobic party. The political establishment was rife with arrogant multi-cultism and the electorate had had enough. One Nation picked up a big vote and it terrified the complacent establishment to doing some hard immigration reform. Then One Nation was allowed to die, it was wiped out in the next election, people didn't actually endorse it's stupid views, they just wanted reasonable accountability from their existing parties.

Hopefully, the BNP is going to do the same, very essential and healthy thing in Brittan, wake the idiots in charge up to the very real problem of radical islam. People are saying "If you won't take these bombers, anti-semite crackpots, ranting, dole-bluging mullahs and the assorted rabble of racist muslim scumbags seriously, EVEN AFTER SEP 7, we'll elect someone, who will."

It's tragic that the political elite are so monumentally, disgustingly arrogant and indifferent to public safety that you need to elect nazis to get their attention. The fault here is with Brittanís imbecilic political establishment, not the BMP who are at least honest about their agenda, or the electorate, which is fast running out of options.

Posted by: Amos at April 23, 2006 11:38 PM

When, oh when, will we have an elite that panders to racists and anti-Semites?

Posted by: oj at April 23, 2006 11:44 PM

uh, OJ, don't we have that now?

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at April 23, 2006 11:52 PM

No, just fringe characters.

Posted by: oj at April 23, 2006 11:55 PM

The colleges and the Democratic party are fringe characters?

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at April 24, 2006 12:01 AM

Academia obviously is.

Posted by: oj at April 24, 2006 12:09 AM

Not quite, but getting there......

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at April 24, 2006 12:18 AM

That's facetious crap. This isn't about actually electing nazis, we didn't, One Nation got exterminated at the next election, did you even read my comment?

It's about an electorate which has had it with being breezily dismissed as racists and Neanderthals just because they can't help but notice the strewn-about viscera and blood from this morningís bomb victims, splattered across their train station platforms.

Those of us without our own newspaper columns have to sit still and be insulted by the various species of parasite and human cockroach that comprises our media establishment in the years between elections. But when we get angry enough to send a message, some of us are going to reach for the bluntest club available to pound it in. It doesn't come blunter than the BNP. Hopefully the noise will penetrate the thirty feet of bone that comprises the UK political classes collective skull and arrive at the dinosaur-like walnut brain at itís core.

Posted by: Amos at April 24, 2006 4:49 AM

Amos:

You live in the Anglosphere so the nazis lose, even if you vote for them.

Posted by: oj at April 24, 2006 9:25 AM

Amos;

The question I asked about this last time was effectively "if you wanted to vote for a party to preserve British culture in the UK, who would you vote for?". OJ skipped over answering that question, but it goes right to the heart of this issue.

The truly pathetic bit is that the Tory party is missing in action. Almost all of those BNP voters would (as you noted) flip over to the Tories in a heart beat if the Tories came out as pro-British.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at April 24, 2006 9:29 AM

AOG:

No, I've quite specifically stated that you can't vote nazi and be consistent with Anglo-American traditions. The BNP is a racist and anti-semitic party.

Posted by: oj at April 24, 2006 11:15 AM

The point isn't the elites -- they typically spout their highhanded collectivist flowerpot malarkey in every country -- but rather how much they control national discourse. Too much p.c. gets people irritated and they swing sharply in the other direction, which is why we end up with clowns like the BNP and le Pen. I prefer the American model, where debate is vigorous, p.c. is openly disrespected, and guys like Pat Buchanan get 1% of the vote.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at April 24, 2006 12:06 PM
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