Inbetween finishing off an article for the group Scientists for Global Responsibility this morning I had to have a look at the BNP membership which everyone's been talking about.
I found three people in my village on the list. A husband and wife and a soldier from the Royal Signals.
Three (one of whom is only 'passing through') out of about 1,500 potential members, in a white, rural, conservative area, is pretty good (or absolutely awful if you look at it from their point of view).
Then had a very interesting talk with my journalism students researching the list and discussing the ethics of it as a news source.
Update: a thoughtful post on this story from A Very Public Sociologist.
Update (2): Labourhome overlays areas where BNP support is strong with parliamentary constituencies and concludes the BNP is Labour's problem.
This post was proof read by James Barlow.