I just picked this up on the Conservative Home Blog about the BNP, some interesting positioning from the author. Head of Politics within the BBC's Editorial Unit agrees that it is better to avoid giving the BNP any label Griffin Nick A little while ago I emailed the BBC about the BNP being described as "Far Right" by Today's John Humphys. My full post is here but this was the thrust of my argument: "In some ways their professed patriotism might put them on the traditional right of the political spectrum although it is, of course, true that many on the Left also love their country. I would argue, however, that many of their policies come from a Left-wing, big state mindset. This partly explains their success in traditionally Labour areas. I think, for example, of the BNP's support for high rates of taxation on higher income earners, their support for nationalising strategically important economic assets and also their protectionist policies on trade."