How much does it cost to run a political party? If you really do have support then people will work for free anyway.
Yes things like TV campaigns and what not cost, but sometimes it is about ideas anyway.
The reason why the media does not like the BNP is because of their policies, UKIP are far more media friendly, and so they get more support, and so in the last EU election UKIP got 12 seats and 2.4 million votes, the BNP got 0 seats and 800,000 votes.
The BNP think they can get up to 7 seats, some say they are headed for 4 seats, but then if what happened last time, happens this time, they won't get any.
The question is how big are UKIP in the minds of people. If UKIP get 2.4 million votes, i doubt the BNP will get more than 1 million. If UKIP are on the way down, then maybe the BNP can steal a few.
But look at UKIP, they did well in the last EU election. Come the general election what happened? Their vote went down to 600,000, 2.2% of the vote, no seats.
The BNP had 800,000 in the EU election, their vote went down to 200,000.
So the BNP gets say £2 million for the 4 members of the EU parliament. How much do they then need to spend on these 4 people? Then take what is left over. If they were to run in every constituency, this £2 million then means around £2,000 per candidate, this is compared to the tories and labour who have far more than this.
The BNP has managed to rain £300,000 for this election. peanuts in comparison.
Labour have, at a time when membership was at its lowest, 200,000 members paying what £30 each. The BNP have 14,000 paying £30 each. See the difference.
There is a difference between an EU election and a general election and the BNP will get found out then.