Why is the BRITISH National party being seen as a purely English one? They fought seats in both Wales and Scotland lsst week, getting over 5% in Wales, and increasing their vote in Scotland. There will always be parties of the hard right and the hard left (anyone know the difference?) but fortunately their share of the vote is usually so small that it can be ignored. In the 1970s, at parliamentary by-elections, the National Front won over 10% of the vote on several occasions. The BNP would love to do that well these days!