Honestly; there are times when even the most vociferous and steadfast opponent of the BNP must feel the tiniest twinge of heartfelt pity for the poor, benighted, embattled “patriots” of Britain's Fastest Shrinking Party.
Like some unfortunate soul with an addiction to self-harm, they just don't know when to stop hurting themselves.
There was Griffin's splendid brainwave of appointing Mr & Mrs Kitchen to a major position within the Party. Unusual in that it was actually one of the few positions not yet recorded on DVD and available to aficionados of esoteric entertainment.
Or the curious decision, at a time when even their most faithful supporters are leaving the fold in droves, to alienate (and, apparently, to “proscribe”) the site of one of their few remaining disciples; the entertainingly disturbed Paul Morris.
They're even bleating about wanting to appear on “Question Time” again, despite the fact that the 2009 audience hadn't been treated to the sight of a man being so conclusively beaten up since Joe Pesci in “Casino”, and mounting evidence that the main people who'd love to see Griffin (or Brons, or Darby – it makes no odds) thrown to the wolves once again are their opponents.
This is a “party” whose leader, at a time when even the few remaining faithful are saying “enough with the begging letters!” outdoes himself with the slimiest, most craven, nakedly grasping and cynical missive yet. (“Monday was Valentine's Day. It got me thinking about love, in different forms”. Which, quite frankly, Nick, is not the language to use at a time when you're trying to make people forget about the Kitchens...)
And now, in an effort to demonstrate that they “aren't just a single-issue party”, they publish a hard-hitting piece on their Site about a scandalous misuse of public money during a time of swingeing cuts (Screen Capture below):
Very impressive journalism, chaps!
Except you don't know what “Pro Rata” means.
(Many thanks to “Wes” for the tip!)