Thanks for describing your own experiences LMCtech.
Over the past 20 years or so, the far right has had far less success in the UK than in countries such as France, Italy and especially Austria. But the new BNP under Nick Griffiths is more canny than previous incarnations and strives to project itself as a mainstream party with appeal across the class spectrum, which makes it more dangerous. It has had successes in local elections and has won some council seats.
Here's a gem from the BNP website in response to the airport emergency last August:
The British National Party Executive's solution....is to ban immediately, ALL MUSLIMS from flying out of (and in to) Britain until the security situation has been fully resolved.
Nick Griffith's "The Rune" denies the Holocaust and Mark Collett, leader of the young BNP was shown on TV saying: “I honestly cant understand how a man who’s seen the inner city hell of Britain today cant look back on that era [Hitler’s Germany] with a certain nostalgia.” He remains a full-time party worker.
This really is a party with a public face and a private one.
Clarke's political affiliations came as a surprise to me as virtually all of the dance people I meet are liberals. I hope she keeps her job, despite the likely breach of contract involved with the Sunday Mail interview.
Nevertheless, her unpleasant affiliation means that I will exercise my freedom of expression and avoid her performances.