Thursday, 31 January 2013

"One of the reasons why I first got into politics was that the British National party set up a recruitment meeting in a primary school directly opposite where I lived"

Carlos has done some work with NTV Russia down in London today following on from the Muslim Patrol videos story in Tower Hamlets. Nick should be on the BBC TV this weekend with another separate radio interview lined up soon after.

I am almost certain the reason they did not have us on The Wright Stuff this morning was that we are absolutely opposed to the concept of public funding of political parties. If we had of been in favour and consequently even badder bad boys than we are now, I'm sure we would have got the green light, or green room to be more accurate.

Over at Westminster last week there was a surprising admission from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Don Foster. A packed Commons was told that he owed his parliamentary career to the inspiration offered by the British National Party. However, since he was crawling on the floor on his hands and knees at the time, nobody seemed to notice.


Don Foster (LibDem Bath): One of the reasons why I first got into politics was that the British National party set up a recruitment meeting in a primary school directly opposite where I lived. The thought that extremism could still catch fire in our civilised society today, just as it did in an earlier civilised German society, was chilling and I resolved there and then to do what I could to make sure that it did not take hold in my community.