There are always stories of how "they about to......" (and most often from those who'd love us all to believe them far more important than they
The story of British fascism from the 1930's to now shows us how completely lacking in 'popular support' todays BNP are, compared.
They aren't on the verge of anything.
It is interesting how the tack is now changing tho; now it's not so much lurid tales of spongers coming to leech freebies off of our taxes through
the benefits system, now it's a return to "they're taking our jobs....." (I wonder if we'll ever hear a return of "they're taking our women!")
Anyhoo, I'm sure there are instances where British born people may have trouble getting jobs because a local firm has hired cheaper foreign migrant
I've also no doubt that is sometimes a hard one to take.
But other people getting a job you wanted - in a time when jobs are hard to come by - is a fact of life sometimes; it's a highly competitive world
out there and it's crap to be on the wrong end of that sometimes.
But blaming those 'foreigners' for the actions of the local employers is a little 'cock-eyed' IMO.
But there is also a wider aspect to this.
There's no doubt the influx of immigrant workers from eastern Europe has contributed to the British economy as a whole.
Some economists say quite plainly that the reason why we have not dipped into recession recently is because of the addition these people have made to
British economic activity.
Largely they're doing the jobs 'our' people will not do or are doing them at a pay rate 'our people' would not.
But it is the local employer choosing to hire them at those terms, they haven't 'made' anyone do anything.
It's also true (if you look at the record) that every Gov (of all 'colours') since the late 1950's
(1959 to be precise) has added some for
of restriction on immigration, the idea that you'll only get 'control on immigration with the BNP' (where their record is one of absolutely
but aggressive talk ...... and stirring up a load of fear, trouble and violence where they can) is laughable and completely wrong.
(......and God help us all with all the other stuff they'd try to do.)
But who's kidding who here, hmmm?
The BNP can barely get elected to a handful of council seats, never mind a single seat in our Parliament, never mind any actual Parliamentary
The Green party polled twice the level of support the BNP got in the last round of council elections, so, giving long consideration to a British move
towards the Greens would be twice as justified, right?
[edit on 26-11-2006 by sminkeypinkey]