Monday, April 04, 2005

Moustachioed demagogue

The Guardian reports from Bethnal Green and Bow:

Introducing Ms King to a largely New Labour audience, her agent, Graham Taylor, said: "The East End has a strong sense of history and tradition. In the past we have seen off a moustachioed demagogue who formed a party in his own image and around his own ego. We did it in 1936, we will do it in 2005."

His reference to Oswald Moseley and the British Union of Fascists will not be lost on voters in an area, aware of anti-semitism and racism bubbling under the surface.