Laban points out an interesting article in the Guardian. It's all worth reading, but this seems like a major concession:
The other extreme is that of Nick Griffin and the BNP who yearn for an England that never existed, where a homogeneous population was at ease with itself, each person content with their place in society and while class differences existed the concept of race and nation bound everyone together. A bit like John Major with his old maids bicycling to early morning communion and all of the railway companies in their prewar livery, er, yeh, ok.For years the left has been trying to tell us that everyone in the BNP - without exception - is a slavering Nazi lunatic. Now we have at least one liberal tacitly admitting that actually a lot of these folks may have perfectly understandable - even respectable - motivations.