Following a change to its constitution the British National Party has been swamped with applications for membership from immigrants. Recent arrivals to the UK have identified the BNP as the one party where they can truly make a difference. In a few weeks time Nick Griffin will stand for re-election as leader against Mt Mohammad Abbassi, originally from Afghanistan. If Mr Abbassi wins he believes that he will become Prime Minister within 5 years. "The BNP is the party that has opened its doors to immigrants. Membership had been small, but we have flooded in and created a true mass political movement."
The BNP has seen many of its policies altered by its new membership. The party is in favour of no border controls whatsoever and no longer wants to send any foreigners back to their country of origin.
British people have responded by seeking forced emigration in a bid to escape and try to build a new life elsewhere. It is not just one time right wing activists who are angry at these developments. Left wing protesters have little to demonstrate against. One member of the Socialist Workers Party said "What do we want? A strong fascist party. When do we want it? Now!"
By trying to become a mainstream political party the BNP has cut its own throat.