Friday, 8 January 2016

Electoral Commission remove BNP for political party register

The British National Party is no longer a registered UK political party after the Electoral Commission struck them off the list.

The BNP has failed to submit the required paperwork or pay the registration fee to maintain its registration so from today, there is no such thing as the British National Party.

At the height of its success in 2009 the BNP had two MEPs elected in the north east of England and Yorkshire & the Humber, a member of the London Assembly, 50 councillors and were the official opposition group on Barking & Dagenham Council. In a little over 6 years they lost all their councillors, their London Assembly member, both their MEPs, their leader openly admitted to being a racist live on TV before resigning and now they've finally ceased to exist.

While it's great news that the BNP may have ceased to exist, the poisonous politics they represented haven't gone away. The footsoldiers of the BNP can be found in the English Democrats, Britain First, the EDL and other far right groups which we must continue to fight both at the ballot box and on the doorstep.