Thursday, February 04, 2010
Angry White Men: Membership of the BNP
I don't normally draw for my posts on academic journals as they tend to be a bit too dry and esoteric. But the article by Robert Ford and Mathew Goodwin in the current(Feb 2010) Political Studies examines the social background of BNP members. And it makes interesting reading. What would you think its typical membership was? I'd have said young working class whites, primarily males, living in the south-east and the Midlands.
Perhaps one day we might well get a labour party for the poor working class thugs back again.
I went to grammar school, sadly at 11 and 3 month my mother was crippled in a car accident, I ended up a carer for a family of four cooking cleaning as my education went out the window.
But I've learned one thing in my life, you place people into groups, those group will get fed up and want to break out.
I see nothing wrong with people showing anger by voting BNP anymore, a party to rule well nope, but it's a great way of showing your anger.
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