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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Can the BNP afford to campaign?

Due to their lack of support, and their limited supporters not financialy contributing to the party cause, what are your opinions on the fact that the BNP has had to turn to free sources of information, such as Yahoo Answers, to spread their policies and points of view?

Will their next General Election campaign be based around Yahoo Answers and Wikipedia? Do they recruit using Habbo Hotel?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    They are mounting this no expense spared campaign this week. This is geared up to run at huge cost over three days.

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  • tom
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    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.

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  • danor
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    As you well know the voting system of this country has everything to do with money, the reason being that indirectly its the very wealthy tycoons etc who actually assist a government into office. That is the reason there is only a three party system in the UK and if the wealthy have their way it will be that way for a long time to come. Personally I don't listen to the propaganda put out by all the media, so BNP and like parties will have my full consideration at voting time

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lack of support? There was over a million Brits who voted for them in the last general election and not to mention the many thousands of working class members which of whom fund the party themelves. Don't believe the BBC in telling you that this nationalist party consists of a small handfull of skinhead thugs, cause it aint true. The BNP is slowely on the rise!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Once they get a couple of MP's in, drawing many thousands of pounds in expenses, they'll be able to do some real campaigning. Habbo hotel? What a cool idea.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    without patronage from wealthy individuals and/or big business I can't see the BNP having enough clout to sway public opinion.winning hearts and minds by supporting the arts, culture,community,youth and old people might help them win support.And with the current government and opposition out-of-step with the voters over the expenses debacle now would be the time to act!

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  • 1 decade ago

    actually the BNP, can afford the campaign, the have everything they need. even to their own media. Cos "the" media won't give them air time, except to decry them.. whats supported them is the likes of me. Joe public, 55 year old grandma. who willing donates to them because they do not have the big companies'/ business backing them. can the other parties claim the same, how many Joe public have joined lab/con etc; and donated. my grandad and mum campaigned for the labour party. New labour has let us down, never thought i would see that day.. have the politicians not got one iota of the feelings of the british voting public. i just hope that in june, there will be a wake up call for all those expense cheating MPS.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You say "Due to their lack of support " "and there limited support" sorry to burst your bubble but your Information is wrong ! they have massive support and there support is not limited what so ever in fact its growing and growing massively... but anyways to answer ur question the supporters contribute ect and they raise hundreds of thousands of pounds themselves ! @ EU elections bnp will gain about 7-12 seats no problem at all !!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    This year the BNP have launched their biggest logistical operation in the party's history.We have called this "Operation Outreach"

    As part of our publicity machine, 29,000,000 BNP leaflets will be delivered across the country.

    The BNP will have SIX party political Broadcasts in the next few weeks, 3 tomorrow evening, and 3 on the 26th of May.

    The BNP have also spent £100,000 on Billboards across the country.

    We also spent £40,000 on the BNP truth truck.

    In three months, the BNP has raised £340,000 towards its EU fund.This is on top of the Party's annual turnover of £2 Million.

    The BNP has 14,000 Members, each paying between £30 and £60 to the BNP.

    For every MEP the BNP gets this year, an extra £250,000 will go towards the party.

    The reason why BNP activists are on sites like these is because the BNP is making full use of every media platform available to them.The press, tv, radio, and the internet.

    The BNP are predicted to win up to SEVEN MEP's this year.

    Source(s): BNP Gold Member
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Obviously your post is designed to insidiously discredit the BNP.

    As one of the most discussed subjects on Yahoo Answers and indeed the British media,it is clear that the BNP do not suffer from lack of support.

    One of the reasons that the BNP is a hot topic is the exponential increase of support despite the BBC blackout and the negative propaganda generated by the big 2 parties.

    Though more campaign funds are always welcome,the party does receive incredible support from good wholesome families who want the best for Britiain and the British.

    The BNP has not "turned to Yahoo Answers".Yahoo Answers is a forum for individuals to explore the Q+A format with any given subjects.

    It so happens that a proportionate cross section of the public will obviously be represented on here.Much in the same way that dimwits,communists,foreigners and the generally ignorant are equally represented.

    Anyone who is unsure of the BNP is welcome to browse the website and make up their own minds with information straight from the horses mouth and not from the "truths twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools"-Kipling.

    Thanks

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  • Trev
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It is in the interest of this unjust society to ensure that we people never unite to change the whole world for the better for everybody. So, parties of division, BNP, NF, LOSG etc, are almost certainly supported by high up right wing groups within the tory party and possibly even the state.

    One question: How on earth will removing consumers from a society that depends entirely upon trade resolve the unemployment problem?

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