Friday, October 16, 2009

Before pulling the trigger, aim gun away from foot

Apparently the BNP is to start permitting non-whites to join as a result of a legal challenge. I'm not too convinced that there will be a massive rush from non-whites to sign up to the BNP, but I certainly know at least a couple who will apply.

The thing is, though - if the BNP do start allowing non-whites to join then the mainstream parties will have simply removed one of the key barriers that prevents many people voting for the BNP. By forcing the BNP to stop discriminating on the basis of race, they will have deprived themselves of their favourite taunt that the BNP racially discriminate!

They might then claim that the BNP are only allowing non-whites to join because the law says they must, but the same could be said about any other organisation - including the mainstream parties.

I have a feeling that the establishment has just shot itself in the foot.


JPT said...

Blown their toes off I think.

nemo_sum said...

Nice - shoot first, think later!

William Gruff said...

It isn't difficult to imagine thousands of 'non-white' people joining the BNP. If the party constitution does not currently disbar new members from voting in party matters and holding office it soon will.