The BNP have launched their manifesto – you can download it is a PDF from that page. It’s quite amusing, but in a rather sinister, scary way – especially with regards to university education:
We reject the idea that the left is entitled to institutionalised control of higher education and through this means impose its ideas on the rest of the nation. We will require ideological balance on university faculties.
We will systematically de-fund nonsense disciplines and will not provide grants or loans for such studies.
Notice how ‘nonsense disciplines’ isn’t defined.
They want to give us a free university education, but only
On satisfactory completion of their period of National Service… . All 18 year olds would need to complete military training – anyone who opts out would have to do community work and lose the right to vote (!). Kinda goes against the whole democracy thing, don’t you think? Especially when the manifesto itself is called “Rebuilding British Democracy”…
There is a very definite attempt by the authors to make the party appear to be merely anti-immigration (though the term ‘creeping islamification’ is used in a rather derogatory sense) rather than all-out fascist, since being a load of racist thugs doesn’t really appeal to the public. But then you’d me more welcoming to a wolf if it has made itself look like a sheep, wouldn’t you?