Thursday, November 20, 2008

BNP Membership List online

Someone has put the entire BNP membership list online. On the face of it this is a gross breach of Data Protection law, and both the BNP and the perpetrator are responsible. The BNP have a duty to protect the personal information of their members and they have clearly failed. Whoever leaked it has ridden roughshod over the privacy of thousands of individuals. Both could be prosecuted or be subject to action from the Information Commissioner.

The information also throws up an insight or two on the BNP's support base, which is summed up in an article on Labourhome entitled 'The BNP IS Labour's problem'. Basically, if you have a predominately Labour-voting area then you get BNP support. Conservative areas tend to reject them.

By the way, if you want to check out the list then it would be irresponsible of me to tell you to go and look on Wikileaks.