"If you want a nigger for neighbour, vote Labour" was the 1964 slogan of Tory candidate Peter Griffiths. Griffiths won his election by a 7.2% margin. The British National Party later used it themselves.

The message resonated with many voters because the sudden influx of immigrants was quickly changing the character of the nation and some felt their Anglo-Saxon culture was threatened by immigrants.

What's changed today? The obviousness of the message. These days, the BNP web page features smiling white people with the slogan "Putting Britain FIRST!" If you check the essays, you'll find a justification for stopping immigration—"we shouldn't be taking doctors away from the third world because it's unethical." Convenient. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Before you call me a racist, remember—it's worth making record of because it shows how many Britons were thinking at the time. Hiding history is a terrible idea. Node hate.