(Original post by dave134)
What I found most interesting about the program, and the subsequent interview with Nick Griffin on Newsnight, is how politically astute Nick Griffin is. By using the fact that it was a senior member who had turned against them, it was easy to brush away the claims regarding the criminal actions of the people featured, as they had been recruited by the mole. If you are looking to criticise a group of people, recruiting some of the worst members of society into the group would be an easy way to achieve that. I am not saying thats what happened, but by the fact that Andy Sykes was so high up in the party structure, it offered leverage back to Nick Griffin.
Personally my political views and his are very different, but it shows that the far right-wing of british politics have leaders that can hold their own on Newsnight, better than many sitting MPs
To anyone who strongly disagrees with the views of the BNP, they need to fight them on issues, rather than entering into a mudslinging contest. The NUS No-Platform policy is a prime example of how not to win a political argument. By censoring any group, you seek only to strengthen their support, as they turn the debate away from the issues at hand, and into a debate on Freedom of Speech. If the BNP are attracting support in an area, the Center-Left and Center-Right parties need to look to see why people are disillusioned with them. Is the BNP winning purely on issues, or is there a local problem being exploited for political gains? The left wing would do better to improve living conditions for all. If there is very low unemployment, people won't worry about "Immigrants taking our jobs", but if there is high unemployment, resent will build up from, as Nick Griffin himself put it, "Angry young white men"
The allegations of terrorism against the journalist could be complete fiction, but are more likely the result of taking out of context what the journalist said whilst scared, drunk, and trying to fit-in and not blow his cover.
The BNP will brush this documentary off quickly. Long term, UKIP will do more damage to the BNP than this program.