Saturday, February 21, 2009
A former minister has warned that Britain's main parties are complacent about the British National Party, after the BNP won a local election victory
Labour MP Peter Hain said that Labour's own supporters were being targeted by the far-right. He said the government needed to make sure local, rather than foreign, workers were prioritized for jobs. A BNP leader said the recession had helped the party win because potential supporters were being hit hardest. Mr Hain was speaking after the BNP won a seat at a by-election for Sevenoaks Council in Kent.