It's not that i'm looking through rose tinted glasses. I just think it's fairly obvious the BNP has a marred past of racism and violence, but on the other hand, so have most other parties, in some way or other, they have all had horrible dealings. One only needs to think of the huge numbers of sex offenders in the other parties, or the terrorist links in Sinn fein, but they are accepted nowadays.
I think it is rose tinted glasses to look at the BNP and pretend they are not the only bad guys out there.
As for them hurting my family, i don't think that is likely. They always cavass around here come election times, (only time they bother) and i tell them a big resounding 'NO' but my family has never been attacked for not being white.