The thrust of the BNP's party election broadcast tonight's seems to be on distorting the events surrounding the last two world wars and trying to make it fit their version of history.
Oddly, the BNP claim that Britain was fighting to stop a European super state from 1939-45. They do mention, in passing, the Nazis. But fail to mention how many members of the BNP are or have been involved in Nazi saluting, or other pro Nazi activities. They ask "Are you proud to be British ?" I am, but not when I see history being re-written in this way.
They also ask what those who have fallen in world wars would think if they saw the immigrant walking our streets today, claiming this is what the last two world wars were about. Actually, I imagine my ancestors who died fighting for this country would imagine how lucky we all are to have a free press, the right to travel freely and the rule of law in place instead of thuggery, hatred and protectionism.
When the BNP opened their broadcast claiming that all the other political parties were up to no good (expenses wise) and the BNP were different. I have to agree. After all the Tories, Lib Dems, Labour and UKIP are all led by people who are not convicted criminals. The leadership and executives of these parties are not made up of people with convictions for violence, racism and possessing weapons.
The BNP has a right under our freedoms to sell their message. However, it is a shame that they chose to distort history. I am making use of my democratic rights to say how much I oppose what they have to say, and I don't doubt for one moment that should their kind ever come to power these freedoms would disappear as quickly as they did in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.