27 Feb 2011

The Far right and British voters

According to a report in the Daily Mail "Half of Britain 'would vote for far-Right parties if they gave up violence".

The report was about the results of a poll carried out by Populus and commissioned by the Searchlight Education Trust, who asked people if they would back a party that ‘wants to defend the English, create an English parliament, control immigration and challenge Islamic extremism’.

Apparently a total of 48 percent respondents would ‘definitely support’ or ‘consider supporting’ a party with such an agenda provided they "Shunned violence and fascist imagery".

Interestingly, more British Asians (38%) polled believed that immigration should be halted - at least until the economy is back on track as compared to 4% of white Britons and 21% of black Britons.

Not surprising considering the fact that the results of the "Transatlantic Trends" also showed that the British are the most worried about immigration in Europe, even more than the French, Spanish and Germans, even though their countries have far higher number of immigrants compared to the UK.

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