7 September 2009

The BNP in British democracy

As a left-wing socialist I have a deep loathing of the BNP, and if these fascists ever came to rule Britain I would leave.

However what makes Britain a valuable country to live in is that it is – despite new Labour’s authoritarianism - still a democracy. That means that a political party like the BNP, however vile, has a right to participate in the affairs of the country. It has to be defeated by democratic means not by means of an authoritarian state banning the participation of political parties in the democratic process.

I have no doubt that New Labour would love the power to limit the democratic political participation of political parties. I for one would not give them that power.

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