Changing course or changing clothes? Reflections on the ideological evolution of the British National Party 1999–2006

  title={Changing course or changing clothes? Reflections on the ideological evolution of the British National Party 1999–2006},
  author={Nigel Copsey},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={61 - 82}
  • N. Copsey
  • Published 30 January 2007
  • Sociology
  • Patterns of Prejudice
ABSTRACT Copsey examines the ideological development of the British National Party (BNP) under the leadership of Nick Griffin. Until recently, Griffin's programme of ‘modernization’ had considered ideology a secondary concern. Ideological debates were put to one side as Griffin looked to transform the BNP from a political pariah into a respectable electoral party capable of entering Britain's mainstream. At first, the BNP simply borrowed from the discursive and organizational style of more… 

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