The Latent Support for the Extreme Right in British Politics

  title={The Latent Support for the Extreme Right in British Politics},
  author={Peter John and Helen Z. Margetts},
  journal={West European Politics},
  pages={496 - 513}
This article argues that the extreme right in Britain has a higher level of latent support than would be indicated by its polling performance. After reviewing the likely salience of demand, supply and opportunity structures as factors that could explain the level of support of the extreme right in British politics, the article analyses survey evidence and voting data on the British National Party (BNP) from 2004 to 2007. The article presents results from surveys of the liking for and propensity… Expand
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