So almost no-one agreed with Nick – and he doesn’t understand why?

It has certainly been a bad week for Nick Griffin. The party polled badly in the General Election, with Griffin’s much-hyped bid to win Barking constituency ending in a poor third place. The BNP’s already tiny local council base took a pounding, with total wipe-out in Barking & Dagenham, a council they hoped to control. Most damning for the future of the party itself, there has been huge damage from defections and scandal, resulting in the BNP main web site being taken down just a week before the election.

Nick Griffin has sent an email out to party members, attempting to justify the truly terrible results of last week’s elections to BNP members.

So the election dust has now settled, and from our point of view there are four key outcomes: First, the resulting hung Parliament and political instability will rapidly add to Gordon Brown’s economic disaster. The Bank of England prediction that whoever won this election will end up being “out of power for a generation” is now going to apply to two of the three old parties. That’s bad news for Britain, but good news for us.

So the British National Party doesn’t really care about Britain – just itself?

Second, although many people were initially disappointed that the enormously sympathetic response (yes, don’t worry; it wasn’t just you, it had me going too!) we received from the public during the campaign did not translate into huge votes,

No one likes us: we don’t care, we don’t know why – and we don’t believe it either.

… the fact remains that this was the best general election result in the history of British nationalism. The headline figures tell us what we need to know: Total votes cast 563,743. This compares with 192,746 votes secured by the BNP in 117 seats in 2005.

In 2005, the BNP fought 117 seats and polled 192,746 votes: 1647 votes per candidate. In 2010, the BNP fought 339 seats and polled 563,743 votes. 1663 votes per candidate. Hardly a ringing endorsement and under 2% of the electorate.

There were a record number of deposits saved. This would undoubtedly have been even higher were it not for us missing out on crossing this important threshold in a number of seats by the votes that were undoubtedly lost in each constituency thanks to the confusion and concern caused by the unforgiveable sabotage of our website.

There was a record number of deposits lost – 267 to be precise, or 79% of constituencies where they stood. That has cost the BNP £133,500. The party’s share of the vote varied between 0.4% and Nick Griffin’s 14.6% in Barking. Only two other BNP candidates managed a double digit share of the vote.

The 6,620 votes I secured in Barking is the highest number ever cast for a BNP (or in fact for any British nationalist party) candidate in a general election.

With all the publicity that Griffin has received over the past year, his 6,620 votes were just 68 more than he gained in Oldham West & Royton in 2001. His share of the vote at 14.8% was 1.6% lower than that received nine years earlier.

BNP candidates beat UKIP in the majority of seats where we went head-to-head — despite their party having vastly more money and receiving relentless media puffs.

UKIP stood in 234 more seats that the BNP. Had the BNP stood in some of those seats, I suspect that UKIP would have outperformed them in those generally leafier constituencies.

Despite Blair, despite Brown, the strong local challenges of three radical (sic) alternative parties [BNP, UKIP, CPA] have been crushed, leaving the whole of East London, from the edge of the City right out to the horsey fields of Essex, a Labour one party state.

Leaving aside the thought that the BNP, UKIP or the CPA could be seen as ‘radical’ in any sense of the word, would the BNP be complaining if East London was a BNP one-party state? Aren’t Labour’s victories simply democracy in action?

The fourth and final point is that we have just seen the last first-past-the-post major election contest in British history. Apart from local council elections, which may continue to be held on the old basis for some time yet, first-past-the-post is finished; Britain has entered a new political era. If a pure one were to be adopted, last week’s showing would give us twelve MPs, which would compare well with UKIP’s twenty and the Greens’ six.

I wouldn’t bank on any form of voting in this country helping the BNP. There is of course nothing ‘pure’ about the d’Hondt system which helped to elect two BNP MEPs last June.

Even more worrying for Labour and their hate-filled far-left mercenaries, the voter targeting they have now mastered in local elections is many times harder to roll out in the much larger constituencies that have to be used to make PR work. We can, and will, learn ways to use techniques such as mass telephone contacts to boost and then mobilise our core vote in those future contests, but they are far harder to apply in the negative way we’ve just seen rough us up so effectively at local level.

So Nick Griffin admits the BNP are rubbish at fighting elections?

Make no mistake, the forces of political hell are about to be unleashed on us. ‘Operation Total Destruction of the BNP’ is being rolled out right now.

Your paranoia is showing, Mr Griffin …

You’ll hear it in the disgusting accusations of fraud, theft and all sorts of horror stories that are already being hawked around by various Searchlight and direct state assets who have burrowed into the party over the years.

Such as that in an internal BNP party email? Or in the evidence found, such as the video of BNP candidate for Romford kicking an Asian youth who was lying on the ground.

In fact, in reality, we are much more than a political party, and have no desire to be like the others. For this is not a “party”, so much as a movement — nay, the movement — of national salvation. Without a complete change of course our entire nation and civilisation are heading for the rocks and for irrevocable disaster.

Oh please!

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  • Martin Land 11th May '10 - 2:01pm

    Yes, the rejection of the politics of hatred was one of the best results of this election. The results from East London where especially pleasing – though it always struck me as singularly appropriate that ‘Barking’ should be a BNP stronghold. Though I’m relieved it is no longer.

  • Duncan Crowe 11th May '10 - 2:08pm

    Shhhh. There’s something else going on right now. Tease the racists later.

  • The BNP vote appear to dropped considerably since the Euro-elections.

    It’s so reassuring that “the silent majority” are such a small minority.

  • george gray 11th May '10 - 2:12pm

    i cant believe what i am seeing millions of people like me voted liberal democrats or tory because we wanted achange of government .we have had 13 years of lies and bad policys and you are not joining labour for anyother reason then self interest.I feel sure that if this goes ahead there will be an election within 12 months and the party that will suffer will be the lib dems

  • Nick Griffin says “wibble”, puts two pencils up his nose and sits in the corner with his underpants on his head.

  • “So the British National Party doesn’t really care about Britain – just itself?”

    So the Liberal Democrat Party doesn’t really care about Britain – just its PR quest?

  • George Kendall 11th May '10 - 4:09pm

    The BNP’s drubbing was, indeed, one of the best results of this election.
    When I heard Margaret Hodge’s acceptance speech, I found myself silently cheering her. Never happened before with a Labour politician, doubt it’ll ever happen again…

  • Liberal Democrat 11th May '10 - 4:20pm

    Barking now has 51 Labour councillors and no opposition. Surely not something to celebrate?

  • What a complete sell out from Clegg. No one seems to remember what the Thatcher goverment did to this country but we are still paying for it

  • One of the reasons the BNP did so badly in the council elections in Barking is they accused the government of deliberately encouraging black people to move into the area to defeat them. ie vote BNP and you’ll get more non Anglo Saxons.

    The scheme that they were talking about was to encourage people to move from social housing in inner London to free up property. Less than 30 people were involved and most of them were white.

  • Who cares what the limp dims think. You lot are now in bed with racists, homophobes and eurosecptics . Its the dust bin for you lot come the next election. Like the last time, the liberals split into three groups.

    I am a labour supporter and i even think funny thing went down in barking. Dodgy postal votes, ghost voters and all the other trick that were pulled out to stop the BNP.

    Where did you lot come in barking, that’s right behind the BNP.

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