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October 21, 2009

Having turned patriotism from a civic virtue into a racial crime

Melanie Phillips places the blame for the forthcoming success of British National Party leader Nick Griffin as he prepares for an appearance on Question Time. It is a question of what "the political class" is getting badly wrong.

...the strategy being adopted to contain and destroy Griffin is to attack him for being a racist. Which he is.

But that is not the reason for his appeal. Those who support him do not in the main do so because they are racially prejudiced. It is because he also opposes mass immigration, Islamisation and the loss of sovereignty to the EU.

These are all legitimate concerns which are widely held by people who fear the loss of Britain’s historic identity — but which are stigmatised as beyond the pale by an intelligentsia which considers any such expression of nationalistic sentiment to be a form of racism.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 21, 2009 06:24 AM

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I envy their "historic identity". If you asked me what ours was, I'd be at a loss to say.

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 22, 2009 12:44 PM

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