One prevailing thought I’ve had is that if the BNP can be kept to its core vote we wouldn’t be having the fuss about them today. It’s clear that the `fascist skinhead` vote has now found a home. Some of the ex-Labour crowd particularly in the North have turned to them although that support is more of a grudge against the way they feel treated by `the London elite`. There are also the cultural minimalists who seem to have a very fearful psychological framework of feeling `we’re losing our culture`. When you pin them down they say they’re losing `their British christian culture`.
Let’s put those people to one side. There are another type that Griffin likes to court – I’ve come across these while canvassing. A student I know said that she was told by someone on her course that he’d voted BNP. He didn’t know why (or any of their policies) except mentioning a load of conspiracy theories. Apparently this student can make a conspiracy theory out of almost nothing and become obsessed to the point of ridiculousness. Is he a `Griffin voter`? Does he look to Griffin as a supreme fantasist and do they need each other? Perhaps these people always been attracted to the Tories and have now have found a new home?
The problem with the BNP is that it is a `feeling blind alley`. At the end of the day people don’t need politicians just saying `we say what you think`. They need politicians who really listen and explain how complicated the world really is. I suppose for the BNP, why let an argument get in the way of a simple story?
Perhaps that’s what a tiny minority of people who are psychologically unstable are looking for?