By Robyn Rosen, September 2, 2010
The former legal adviser to the BNP has said the party includes "hardcore Nazis".
Lee Barnes left the far-right party earlier this month and then wrote on his blog that he was thinking of starting up a new party.
He said the BNP was "comprised on one the hand of hard-core Nazis on one wing and, on the other, civic nationalists. Both sides despise each other.
"The Nazi wing are in complete denial about the party's recent constitution change to allow ethnic minority members in, whilst the moderate wing are up in arms that the party did not do this sooner.