How well Nigel Farage exploited the media establishment's hatred of the BNP for UKIP's benefit in the recent Euro elections. The media ran the UKIP campaign for him! Despite this and lack of funds the BNP still gained two MEPs. Since then as GLW points out in his blog, click here, the treatment of these elected representatives has been deplorable. GLW and I both detest racism but we do support civilised standards of behaviour and debate.
The way to defeat the BNP is to rebut their racist arguments not ignore them. Ignoring them or physically attacking them makes them martyrs. The BNP represent in part the poor indigenous population that used to be represented by the old Labour party. New Labour is little more than a collection of special interest groups and has disconnected from ordinary working people. This lets the BNP thrive. Don't blame the BNP the fault lies with the political elite of New Labour and the Lib Dems.