Sorry – I’ve no truck with the BNP but this is a fascist move.
You either have democracy or you don’t. Democracy is not just a cosy club of the usual Tweedle-dum, Tweedle-dee suspects alternating in power and enriching themselves at public expense.
If the established parties want to put an end to the BNP then they should analyse why its popularity is steady and growing. The elite plutocracy and so-called intelligentsia already have their hands firmly on power; this is just another attempt to conserve their comfy status quo.
I am astonished by this move. It’s like saying. “You can have free speech and free association as long as you agree with us.” I read some minister saying that banning the hideous full-face burka “would not be British”. If anything is not British it is limiting democracy and freedom of speech. The bottom line is that the BNP is not an illegal party; the idea of banning its members from particular jobs is incredible.
I am disgusted.