I was asked by Griffin loyalist:
"How can you challenge for the leadership of a party when you ain't even a member of the party?"
I could set up a party that has exactly the same constitution and manifesto as the BNP, but then start making changes from there, to show how it can be done.
The BNP are reduced to thinking that showing they are still breathing, though in a persistent vegetative state and on life support, is the most they can do at the moment.
(This is seen by the fact that the leadership thinks it is OK to field a candidate who has Asperger's Syndrome who in the event obtained 23 votes votes in Kingston. Not that UKIP did much better with 56.)
I invite everyone to use their imagination on how things different things would be if I ran the party.
The Eurosceptic movement would be merged into just one non-racist broad church party made up of people who want fewer laws and lower taxes with criminals punished properly and children taught properly. The country could then be taken by storm.
"My kingdom for a horse" is a Shakespearean refrain that comes to mind. It is true that politics is a bit like horse-whispering, and I have not been doing terribly well by trying to appeal to their reason. I must try harder to persuade them that civic nationalism is the only way forward and that civic nationalism can really be quite radical and successful if you are prepared to take risks.
Taking risks is not pretending that butter wouldn't melt in your mouth. Taking risks is claiming that it will positively SIZZLE.
And this is what I promise: All my policies involve the lowering of taxes and the repeal of hated legislation as well as the condign punishment of criminals.
What is there not to like?