So the BNP got 17% of the votes, based on proportionality alone. I feel sad for Britain today and I regret not going out to vote. Here is a video of a man who is an active BNP member that caused controversy a couple of years back because he said that it can be scientifically proven that white people are smarter than black people.
I remember I was taking a human rights module and we had to decide if he has a right to free speech which is a right that is highly protected here, or if this right should be curtailed when it incites hate. The conclusion was that freedom of speech in England is too great a right to curtail even at the expense of people's feelings as long as it doesnt actually harm people(John Stuart Mill). I agree with this, but all the same I think its a huge step back for British Politics that I have come to see as the benchmark for Democracy. Oh well, At least we have Obama right?