A set of recent election results has dramatically revealed how the civic nationalist UKIP party has benefitted from the collapse of the British National Party and its inability to even contest seats which would have been in its strongest areas just three years ago.
In elections to the Kent County Council, Tunbridge Wells East, held on Thursday 14th June 2012, the Cons polled 1171 (32.3%), the Lib Dems 1022 (28.2%), UKIP 1000 (27.6%) and Labour 321 (8.9%).
In South Bucks District Council, Iver Heath Ward, held on Thursday 14th June 2012, the Cons polled 404 (61.0%), UKIP 196 (29.6%), and Lib Dems 62 (9.4%).
In the Failsworth East (Oldham) seat, also held on Thursday 14th June, Labour polled 1199 (79.0%), UKIP 209 (13.8%), and the Lib Dems 109 (7.2%).
In these elections, UKIP has been able to present itself as the “nationalist” alternative because the BNP has been so destroyed that it has been unable to mount any sort of campaign.
The total failure of the BNP to even contest a seat in Oldham, is a stirring indictment on the party’s leadership, or rather, lack thereof.
All true patriots are heartbroken at the course of events. It seems as if Nick Griffin, who has long accused any opponent of being a “state agent” could not have done a better job of destroying nationalism in Britain than any number of “state agents.”