I find it difficult to be in the same room as BNP politicians without feeling like having a shower (Iain Dale)
Social and political change is always littered with invective and career-changing positioning, whether it is the casual remark that "I need a shower after being in the same room" or a resignation, such as that of Anthony Eden from the Chamberlain Government. Both are part of the process, but only the brave, the clever, the morally strong can withstand the lemming like quality of going with the flow.
We look at being Gay, for example, from the perspective of putative acceptance and equality. We look at votes for women as natural, and a given. A hundred years ago, the majority took the opposite view. Women had no vote and homosexuals were sent to prison - all, and this is important, with the tacit consent of the majority.
Opinion can turn 90 degrees and become, subsequently, the status quo.
The problem with the issues surrounding the BNP is that at the core of their arguments, they have a point. The point is the destruction of our national identity in favour of those who have no interest in perpetuating it, and further, want to destroy it.
It is exactly as if the Saltire was banned in Scotland to avoid upsetting the English.
Currently the main parties are falling over themselves to provide halal meat in schools, and language services, and advisors and grants to foreigners. 80 percent of our laws are outsourced to Brussels. It cannot go on. In sheer practical and economic terms it cannot go on. You cannot point to one country, where these immigrants come from, who would reciprocate in favour of British people, in their country of origin. Not one. And that is because the whole concept of multiculturalism is absurd. At its heart is cynicism about the indigenous population and colonial guilt.
The language used against the BNP is not novel. The shower remark could have been made of Oscar Wilde. If you trouble to read the transcripts of the summing up at his trial, you could only conclude that he was an utter monster. Ditto the women who dared to demand the right to vote.
I am not saying that the BNP is the answer, but no one else is daring to ask the question.