What do you think that Mail and Express readers think of their newspapers describing the BNP as 'extremists' in articles today?
You'd expect scenes like these with the Mail and Express, of course, given the line they take with immigration and race stories. But it's not just those newspapers, of course. As ever, BBC's Have Your Say poses an innocuous question and attracts the usual storm of faeces:
(God, wouldn't you hate to put questions up on the BBC's Have Your Say messageboard? "What do you think about cheese?" "IT'S ABOUT TIME THIS DISCREDITED GOVERNMENT LISTENED ON IMMIGRATION"; "Do you like the smell of pine trees?" "THIS CORRUPT BUNCH OF ROBBER MCCLOWN WILL BE KICKED OUT, BRITAIN HAS SPOKEN, I AM GOING TO VOTE BNP IN FUTURE" and so on and so on forever. I'd last about five minutes, I think.)
As I always say, the BNP and its fans are good at piling on to all forums to create the impression that they're more popular than they actually are. If they were as popular as they appear to be from Daily Mail story comments, for example, then they would have got many more than just two MEPs last night. But they didn't. Yes, nearly a million people voted for a racist party last Thursday, but many, many millions more didn't. We are many; they are few. They'll always vote; we need to as well.