hmmm... good education? really?
There are so many people like you in this forum. They need to step back and take off their blinkers for a minute or two.
Most comments in this thread have contained, roughly, either one, or both, of these two mistaken statements:
(1) The BNP were elected democratically, and so can't be challenged.
(2) The people protesting in town are "unwashed," "lefty" "dropouts," and so should be ignored and ridiculed.
They're usually either pre-, or super-ceded by something along the lines of:
"I hate the BNP!," or "I'm not a racist!"
Now, let's see what's wrong with them.
(1) There are two problems with this view.
The first is that, although they have been democratically elected, their party is not a democratic one, and doesn't uphold democratic values. If the BNP were to be elected into power (which, as long as people try and keep their brains active, won't ever happen), they wouldn't maintain a climate of democracy. Rather, they'd create one of fear, exclusion, racism, violence, and ignorance. Democracy means inclusion, not exclusion, and exclusion is what the BNP actively encourage.
The second problem is that, if you love democracy so much, then surely you should let people express themselves in protest. If people see that a convicted criminal who encourages violence against their friends and/or family is going to represent them, they should be free to get angry. Hitler was a fan of not letting people protest. So was Chairman Mao. And Stalin. All mass murderers, and all considered, by most people, to be among the most evil leaders in history.
(2) There are also two problems I have with this statement.
The first is that it is a perfect example of ignorant narrowmindedness. Just because people look different, it doesn't mean that they shouldn't be taken seriousley. Hitler encouraged testing of skin colour to determine whether people should or shouldn't be sent to concentration camps - whether they were worthy of consideration. Can you see a similarity too?
The second is that, although you call them drop-outs, they probably aren't. In fact, they're probably the opposite. They are definately people who have used their brains more than you have. Otherwise, you'd be there with them.
This, I hope, has shown why the superceding statements of either "I'm not a racist," or "I hate the BNP," don't make much sense either. Anybody who says that the BNP can go and do what they want, free from protest, because they've been elected, should think seriously about what happened when people started voting for the Nazi party in the Reichstag elections of the 1930's. Would you have protested then? Or would you have discouraged people from venting their anger at it?
And for those who say that immigrants are ruining our country, please do us a favour, and use your brain. They come here to take refuge, and to excercise their freedom to move. This is what our war veterans fought for, so stop insulting everyone. Economic migrants and refugees don't owe us anything. Benevolence and charity are intrinsic goods, and don't need to be paid back.