At the risk of sounding bombastic, I want to say that there are two parties about which there can be no shilly–shallying. The first is the BNP, which is simply an old neo–Nazi movement with a PR makeover. The second is Respect, an alliance between the intellectually exhausted Marxist–Leninists of the Socialist Workers Party and Islamic fundamentalists, which has come together under the leadership of George Galloway, a charismatic huckster who praised Saddam Hussein for his “courage, strength and indefatigability”.