London, UK In a move that has surprised many, national newspaper The Daily Telemail has announced that it will be supporting the far-right British National Party in the run up to the 2010 general election.
"We have found that, more than any other party, the BNP's views on dirty immigrants, thieving gypsies, and sleazy unnatural gays coincide with our own." states prominent Telemail columnist Littledick Johnson.
"Yesterday we were happy to criticise the BBC for allowing BNP leader Nick Griffin to appear on its Question Time programme" he admits, "but once we heard what he had to say, we realised that it bore a striking similarity to our own editorial line, and that it would be churlish to maintain our opposition. Today we are happy to criticise the BBC for not allowing Nick Griffin a fair hearing. We have not yet decided what we will criticise the BBC for tomorrow."
This is not the first time that The Daily Telemail has flirted with far-right political parties, its notorious editorial "Hurrah for the blackshirts" was openly supportive of Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists in the 1930s.
Nick Griffin has not yet commented on The Daily Telemail's endorsement, and insiders speculate that he may be reluctant to associate the BNP with The Daily Mail's extremist views.