All entries for Monday 17 April 2006
April 17, 2006
Damien Green, the Conservative MP, is on BBC News 24 at the moment speaking about the apparent rise of the BNP in the local elections. But rather than take a united multilateral stance on the racist idiots, he seems to be using the story for personal gain.
He reckons that the BNP are doing well in Labour-dominated areas, because of the failings of local Labour-governed councils.
Wrong. The BNP are doing well in those constituencies because the Conservatives are so completely out of the electoral equation there that there is room for the BNP to compete! A BNP voter is much more likely to have something in common with traditional Conservatives than with the Labour councils which Green blames for the BNP's rise.
Regardless, he seemed very petty to be trying to make political capital out of the situation which is bad news for all parties.