18th June: one more, and perhaps more later
I have lots more to say on this, but am running out of steam. I've left some comments at various other blogs. The first few links below, with stars by them, have comments by me, the others are worth reading. I don't think I 100% endorse any of them though. What do you think?
Max Dunbar: Northern Uproar*
Though Cowards Flinch: Our loyalty must be to our class...*
Tendence Coatesy: Defend the SWP!*
Grimmer Up North: Which way forward? [left a comment, but not moderator approved]
YouGov: Who voted BNP and why?
IWCA: Labour got what it deserved, and so did the BNP [h/t Waterloo Sunset]. See also commentary from Left Luggage*.
Vengeance & Fashion: We Don't Hire Any English People Here
AVPS: How can 900,000 vote BNP?
Paul Kingsnorth: The left needs to confront the root causes of BNP support [h/t Rayyan Mirza, who I see lives in my manor]
Left Luggage: The lessons of the elections
There's lots of psephological analysis at Jim J's place, including showing how weak the BNP are in London outside its three strongholds, and going into some detail about whose fault the vote in the North West was.
The next few are relevant, but moving a little off topic.
Winston Pickett: James von Brunn's shattered myths [relevance comes out in last paragraph. Note, not only is von Brunn linked to the BNP, he is linked to the English Democrats too.]
Rabbit's Eye View: As Sure as eggs is eggs* [on the Nick Griffin pelting incident]
Finally, this deals with a different subject altogether - Modernity: John Wight, racist thug, attacks blog*
Added links 16th June
Left Luggage: Amateur psephology and the rise of the far-right
Social Republic: The Mirage of Unity
Added links 19th June [last updated 18.07 Brockley time]
Vengeance and Fashion: Before You All Jump off a Bridge*
AWL: on No2Eu or a new Socialist Alliance.
The Commune: Responding to the SWP Open Letter.
David Osler: SWP and No2Eu.
Your Friend: Fascism and how not to fight it.
New Direction: Why Labour played the BNP's game.