Political

BNP stops being a political party – for the moment

The Electoral Commission has today (8 January) removed the British National Party (BNP) from its register of political parties in Great Britain for failing to confirm their registration details with the Commission – a legal requirement that must be submitted annually…

Now that the party has been removed from the register, BNP candidates cannot, at present, use the party’s name, descriptions or emblems on the ballot paper at elections. The party can, however, submit an application to re-register at any time and their name, descriptions and emblems are protected under PPERA for two years to prevent other parties using them. [Electoral Commission]

Note that second paragraph. But in the meantime, there’s humour such as this to enjoy:

UPDATE: The BNP is back on the register.

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