British National Party

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The British National Party (BNP) is a political party in the United Kingdom.

It was founded in 1982 by John Tyndall, who was previously the chairman of the National Front.

The current National Chairman is Nick Griffin. He joined the BNP in 1989 after spending time as an activist for the National Front while he was reading a Law degree at Cambridge University.

It is typically described as a far-right neo-fascist party, although its presentation has been altered since Nick Griffin took over as National Chairman. The BNP's ties with the British Union of Fascists comes from the National Front, which is considered to be one of the direct inheritors of the BUF's role in British politics.

In the 2001 General Election not a single candidate was elected as an MP in the House of Commons.

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see also nationalism, fascism