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How to make me happy - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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sion_a From: sion_a Date: October 16th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Nick Griffen is an evil, manipulative bastard. He's playing the "We're being forced to make this change because otherwise we'll be bankrupted contesting the ruling" card when he's wanted to push it through for ages anyway. He's already got the party to field a Greek election candidate, and from his comments after the elections this year it's clear he'd like the support of non-Muslim Yorkshire Asians. It's going to schism the party, and from the liberal perspective this is a bad thing, because he'll be rid of the political wing of the National Front and be left in charge of a credible far-right (ideologically, if not economically) party which will continue to leach support from Labour strongholds let down by NuLabour's drift from Socialism and Conservative strongholds feeling let down by the Tories (welcom) drift to social liberalism. Well, that's my thoughts anyway.
undyingking From: undyingking Date: October 16th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
If a neo-Griffinite party draws Tory rightists away from the moderating leadership, I think that's a good thing: better to have them with him than actually in government alongside Cameron. Up till now we have been pretty unusual (among European countries) in having most of our far-right opinion snuggled cosily into our mainstream centre-right party. I think it's preferable to have them out in the open where we can see them. The left needs to be able to defeat Griffin in the battle for hearts and minds, not just spinelessly rely on the NF rump continuing to hold him back.
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