Monday 13 January 2003

A not-so-new party

The New Party for Britain is planning to contest the May elections for the Scottish parliament. Unfortunately for them, they have made a slightly disturbing mistake:
One issue they are expected to tackle is the embarrassing name the New Party - it was chosen without anyone realising that it has strong links to 1930s fascism - it was the name of Sir Oswald Mosley’s first party.
And what are their policies? According to the website:

Our policies are being developed from the ground up guided by people with practical experience and overseen by leading academics.

In other words they have no consistent ideology and will therefore get nowhere.