Wales goes to the polls on May 3rd to elect members to the National Assembly. A range of material has been arriving through my letter box from various candidates seeking my vote, but none has been more interesting than that from the British National Party. I won’t link them - Google will turn up their website if you’re keen. The BNP are the far right of British politics, very much on the lunatic fringe, peddling a strange mixture of hatred and fear. (The BNP have turned up on this site before if you’re interested. I especially recommend this piece by our late friend Mike Blakey.) This latest election leaflet made no attempt to break new ground: same old lies about immigrants “flooding” our country, taking our jobs (ie the ones no one wants to do!), breaking up our communities. You know the sort of thing. The only surprising thing in the leaflet is that it ascribed to Eastern European workers the ability to both undercut Welsh wages AND price youngsters out of rented accommodation.