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the BNP is "committed to stemming and reversing the tide of non-white immigration and to restoring, by legal changes, negotiation and consent the overwhelmingly white makeup of the British population that existed in Britain prior to 1948." The BNP also proposes "firm but voluntary incentives for immigrants and their descendants to return home."
It advocates the repeal of all anti-discrimination legislation, and restricts party membership to "indigenous British ethnic groups deriving from the class of ‘Indigenous Caucasian’". The BNP also accepts white immigrants that are assimilated into one of those ethnicities.
Now, as reprehensible as I consider the BNP to be, I'm not sure I can support the publication of this kind of information. Instinctively, I think that people should be free to form whatever associations they like. What I'm not certain of is whether I think people necessarily have the right to conceal such associations, or deserve to have the fact of such an assocation protected from this kind of revelation.
I've looked at the list. Nobody I know, thankfully, but a number of people who live near me, and a number of people who own, or work at, businesses that I could potentially come into contact with (mostly given away by people who used their work email addresses when they registered). Suffice to say that I would probably avoid using those businesses and coming into contact with those people. Again, I don't think I could claim the moral high ground by doing so.
A further possible consequence of the leak is the possibility of people losing their jobs. It's worth pointing out that, while the BNP are a legal political party, it's also considered an extremist group, to the extent that Police Officers, and Prison Service Officers are prohibited from being BNP members. It's also worth pointing out that the right of employers to refuse to hire, or dismiss employees and trade unions to expel members on the basis of BNP membership has previously been upheld as legal in the UK and European courts. Interestingly, this seems to happen mostly on the basis that members of the BNP must inherently be racist and/or anti-homosexual, thus hiring them necessarily conflicts with any anti-discrimination policy that the organisation implements, rather than on the basis that they are a member of a particular political party.
So, to what extent are those belonging to extremist political parties entitled to protection from the consequences of those views?