By Ben Cohen
Some very alarming news from the U.K. From the BBC:
BNP leader Nick Griffin has been elected to the European Parliament as the party won its first two seats.
Griffin was elected for the North West region while Andrew Brons picked
up another BNP seat in Yorkshire and Humber, where it won 10% of the
Mr Griffin said the BNP was not racist, but won votes because it “spoke openly about the problem of immigration.”
Labour’s Harriet Harman described the result as “terrible” while Tory leader David Cameron said he was “sickened”.
Moral posturing from the Tories and Labour won’t change any of this – it’s largely their fault in the first place. They’ve utterly failed to create policies that resonate with the average person, so blind nationalism and xenophobia is filling in the void. Gordon Brown looks set to go, and the Tories will inherit a badly fractured country come the next General Election. There isn’t a chance in hell they can provide the answers to Britain’s many problems, and it is up to the Left to re-organize and come up with something better that New Labour’s corporate platform. A sad day for British politics.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.