In a classic case of the hysterical silliness with which the British political Establishment has dealt with this manifestation of democracy
There were furious scenes at the declarationâ€¦ When Griffin's turn came to speak, all the other candidates took the unprecedented step of walking off the platform in protest.
BNP membershipâ€”that is, membership in a democratic and legal political partyâ€”is grounds for local governments to sack police and teachers. In the fall of 2008 the party membership list was leaked, and many such firings occurred.
The authorities have also tried to suppress Griffin under the UKâ€™s scandalous hate speech legislation.
More such fun can be anticipated.
Altogether a good evening for those of us who believe, as Alexander Solzhenitsyn said in his Nobel Prize speech
Nations are the wealth of mankindâ€¦the very least of them wears its own special colors and bears within itself a special facet of Godâ€™s design."