The BNP is an issue that the government (and certainly British socialism) ought to acknowledge.
Why has this party achieved electoral success in the north? Because the Labour government has failed and ignored the voters‘ needs.
If we look beyond the BNP at the causes that have created the current rise in its popularity, then we will be addressing the real problems. As a democratic country we ought not to be bleating about banning the BNP, which would be disastrous, but rather do our best to resolve some of the issues that have been highlighted through the ballot box.
Seen as such, voting BNP is a cry for help.