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Watch out for a feminised BNP

This May, the BNP looks set for the best ever performance by a far-right party in a British general election. Despite standing candidates in only about one quarter of seats, it is expected to poll at least 300,000 votes (50 per cent up on 2005), with especially strong showings in Stoke Central and Barking. A recent book—The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain (Routledge)—suggests that…

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