June 11, 2009
Regarding ‘Former MEP: UK far-right success ‘won’t last’‘:
I was rather taken aback to see numerous references to ‘the UK’ having voted for the BNP in the interview with former Labour MEP, Richard Corbett.
I think this is seriously misleading, as ‘the UK’ includes Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as England, and I don’t recall the BNP doing too well in the Celtic nations, with the possible exception of Wales, where they obtained around 5% of the vote.
The Labour Party is largely to blame for the rise of the BNP in England, due firstly to their betrayal of the working classes, and secondly to their recourse to moronic and ill-thought out statements, such as the now infamous ‘British Jobs for British Workers’, as they seek to shore up their rapidly eroding support.
Labour let the cat out of the bag when it declared open season on foreigners and they are now paying the price. I therefore doubt that Mr Corbett will be back in Brussels in five years time as he seemed to be suggesting.
Tom CuddihyAuthor : Letters to the EurActiv editor