By Nick Lowles, December 16, 2010
Last Saturday British National Party leader Nick Griffin addressed his party's annual conference in Leicester. He promised a renewed political energy and increased militancy against radical Islam.
Despite his fighting talk, his words fell on deaf ears. Whereas once Griffin's hardline speech would have caused ripples in some sections of the media, he was now largely ignored.
While it would be wrong to dismiss the threat from the BNP, as the austerity measures should play into their hands, it is, for now, a sideshow.