Can Anybody Find Any Significant Difference Between May’s Policies and the British National Party Manifesto of 2005? 88

I was struck by how entirely similar Theresa May’s discourse is to that of the British National Party candidate I fought in Blackburn in 2005. That led me to turn to the BNP 2005 Manifesto, and I can see little significant difference between it and current Tory policy.

The British National Party in 2005 advocated:

– Severe cuts in immigration
– Leaving the EU
– Bringing back grammar schools
– Increased military spending
– More “security” and “strong leadership”
– Foreign policy driven by “British national interest” not human rights
– Reduce development aid

Indeed, the few differences I can find between the BNP 2005 manifesto and the current Tory platform are in areas like the NHS, where the Tories are more right wing than the BNP were.

Thankfully it was still considered by most people socially beyond the pale to support the BNP in 2005. Today the media portray anyone perceptibly to the left of those positions as mad. Society has changed markedly – and not for the better.

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88 thoughts on “Can Anybody Find Any Significant Difference Between May’s Policies and the British National Party Manifesto of 2005?

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  • nevermind

    all those who have cheated at the last elections, whichever party should be banned from standing again. Every marginal constituency should be under international observation as our very own party political electoral Commission is unable to do the job, unwilling, off the ball, not that interested.

    I’m sure the OSCE could help us find our cheating party politicians and point them out to the EC and the police, which is not really interested in electoral fraud either, well they weren’t in 2010, when they were asked to monitor the Blackburn shenanigans.

  • nevermind

    A little list of what they could do to stop our cheats repeating what they did at the last GE.

    Advising election commissions;
    Application of international standards and good practices;
    Improvement of electoral administration;
    Technical reviews of elections;
    Reform of electoral codes;
    Consultations among stakeholders of the voting process;
    Training, performance reviews and evaluations;
    Supporting and engaging with international networks;
    Strengthening the participation of women in elections;
    Awareness-raising campaigns on voter rights and electoral procedures;
    Supporting NGOs observing local and national polls; and
    Establishing voter lists.

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