I suppose that it is possible, theoretically, that somebody might join the British National Party, being wholly ignorant of its racist policies, its racist membership criteria, and the convictions for violent and racist crime of a good number of both its rank and file and senior leadership.
But, come on! The whole point of the BNP is that it is a racist party. That is its unique selling point.
Have any of you ever read the BNP’s Constitution? Here you go:
SECTION 2: MEMBERSHIP
1) The British National Party represents the collective National, Environmental, Political, Racial, Folkish, Social, Cultural, Religious and Economic interests of the indigenous Anglo-Saxon, Celtic and Norse folk communities of Britain and those we regard as closely related and ethnically assimilated or assimilable aboriginal members of the European race also resident in Britain. Membership of the BNP is strictly defined within the terms of, and our members also self define themselves within, the legal ambit of a defined ‘racial group’ this being ‘Indigenous Caucasian’ and defined ‘ethnic groups’ emanating from that Race as specified in law in the House of Lords case of Mandla V Dowell Lee (1983) 1 ALL ER 1062, HL.
2) The indigenous British ethnic groups deriving from the class of ‘Indigenous Caucasian’ consist of members of: i) The Anglo-Saxon Folk Community; ii) The Celtic Scottish Folk Community; iii) The Scots-Northern Irish Folk Community; iv) The Celtic Welsh Folk Community; v) The Celtic Irish Folk Community; vi) The Celtic Cornish Folk Community; vii) The Anglo-Saxon-Celtic Folk Community; viii) The Celtic-Norse Folk Community; ix) The Anglo-Saxon-Norse Folk Community; x) The Anglo-Saxon-Indigenous European Folk Community; xi) Members of these ethnic groups who reside either within or outside Europe but ethnically derive from them.
3) Membership of the party shall be open only to those who are 16 years of age or over and whose ethnic origin is listed within Sub-section 2
This is the very definition of a racist party.
Yes, the BNP is legal. I would oppose its criminalisation. Being a racist is not a crime. Neither is it a crime to discriminate unlawfully against somebody, or campaigning to make discrimination against section of the population, merely because they are members of a “racial” minority group, lawful. It is not a crime to want to thrown citizens out of this country, because they are not members of the Norse-Celtic-Cornish Folk Commuity.
But that is utterly disgusting behaviour, is it not?