Friday, May 05, 2006

Winds of change in Britain

I've commented here previously that British voters appear fed up with the ineptitude of the Labour party, and yesterday's local elections appear to be confirming that belief. Labour lost more than 250 local council seats and 16 town halls.

How much of this debacle is attributable to opposition to the war in Iraq and how much to Labour's blinkered multi-culturalism and resulting immigration problems would be guesswork for me, but it's clear that Mr. Blair's Labour party is in serious trouble.

Maybe most telling is the fact that the far-right British National Party, often depicted in British media as racist, won 11 of the 13 seats they were contesting in east London, and picked up other seats elsewhere. Given the BNP's hard stance against Labour's outrageous immigration policies which have allowed criminals and terrorists into the country, I'd venture a guess that the voters' revolt is due in large measure to anti-immigration backlash.

2 comments:

British National Party member said...

What did you make of the manifesto?

Eric said...

I liked and agreed with much of it. I obviously didn't like this particular statement:

We will also withdraw all British troops with immediate effect from Iraq. We will never again involve British troops in any more American ‘wars for oil’ or neo-con adventures on behalf of the Zionist government of Israel.

It's a complete mischaracterization of the nature of the war, and anti-semitic to boot.