it did, and the one with brown is just kind of offensive. it's basically saying "how can a man with a face like this be PM?" which is, well, beside the point at best! oh yeah, i know, and the fact they have so much support is worrying in itself. but back before they were elected to their EU position, they weren't in fact a legally mandated party - someone somewhere decides whether a party is legitimate, i can't remember who, and they're only allowed to appear on the ballots (and therefore receive votes) if that mandate is granted. i think it's less about giving parties green lights than about stopping parties that are engaging in illegal activity. the bnp were waved through in the early 00s i think. there was a huge fuss about it at the time (and rightly so i think) - on one hand they do have a lot of support (but then so did abu hamza) but on the other hand, as far as a lot of people (myself included) are concerned their activities/policies are *not* legal and therefore they should never have been allowed to stand legitimately in the first place. the only reason they got those votes is because someone somewhere said they could be voted for legitimately. if that hadn't happened, they'd still be unmandated, they'd have nothing like the power that they do, and they'd be another bunch of raving idiots making a fuss, but people could essentially just ignore them. yeah, it's worrying - the situation in oldham, bradford and a couple of other places is pretty worrying and really we don't need someone like the bnp coming along and stirring it up! it's bad enough already! the problem is that the bnp are very very good at tapping into discontent. they seem to be able to tailor their policy targets depending on local issues. also they have one thing on their side which is that labour have alienated so many of their traditional supporters that there's a massive amount of very disgruntled working class anger that's easy to tap into, especially if you start feeding in ideas about white/british people (obviously to the bnp you can't be british unless you're white) being passed over for housing/jobs etc. if you can distort facts a little and tap into insecurities and anger, that's a lot of votes! it's a big problem actually and one the main parties really really need to think about, and fast. while they're busy worrying about image and non doms and expenses, they're ignoring, alienating and pissing off the actual voters who want more concrete policies on things like jobs, housing, immigration etc (as is their right!), and in doing that they're basically fertilising the ground for the bnp to plant little seeds of anger. i wouldn't want to find out, i think i'd emigrate to france.