posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 01:33 PM
Originally posted by budski
I don't think the BNP could ever gain more than a small foothold in UK politics - but of course I could be completely wrong.
You're probably right, but any gain for them is a loss for decency. We don't want pseudo-Nazis in power in our country - we fought a war to keep
them off our shores, thank you.
As for Lega Nord, I doubt they'll go far for two reasons:
1) The Italian political system makes it extremely difficult (almost impossible) for anyone to gain a majority... and the reason the system operates
like this is to prevent precisely the kind of groups that Lega Nord is a part of (extremist groups... fascists or communists) from gaining power.
2) Italians have already had first-hand experience of fascism. It's not one they're likely to want to repeat.
It's sad that people are voting for parties like this, however. Mainstream parties need to stop being afraid of talking about immigration, because
clearly people want to discuss it. If it's done in a sensible, rational way (no "Immigrants give my mortgage cancer!" nonsense, please) then
where's the harm?