Saturday, 22 November 2008

Blears' fears...

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has called out for a renewed drive against the British Nazi Party, in The Guardian, following this week's leak of a list of the party's membership on the interweb. She blames 'local political failure' for an increase in the popularity of the BNP, under the leadership of Nick Gryffindor, stating that white working-class voters, disenchanted with the major parties, are starting to believe his "pernicious but plausible lies".
Now, don't get me wrong, my name and address are yet to appear on the list of BNP membership, but two points strike me immediately: firstly, isn't that a bit rich coming from a New Labour spokesperson (one only has to think of Mandy to appreciate the irony of the phrase "pernicious but plausible"), and secondly, it seems awfully condescending to the millions of sensible white working-class voters who would never dream of supporting an immoral thug like Griffin, whose views are so controversial he was even rejected as a character on Family Guy.
Instead of wasting energy on campaigning against the BNP, why not try doing something to address the concerns of the populace yourselves, and that way you might actually win more votes, steal their thunder and show them up for the ignorant bigots they actually are (that's the BNP, not the populace...I think).

Today's Haiku Film Review:

This Is England (2006) -

If this is England
I think I would emigrate -
The Eighties were crap!

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