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22/10/2015 13:00 BST

Nation Shocked To Learn BNP Still Exists

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Members of the British National Party (BNP), hold placards during a demonstration in central London, Saturday, Jun. 1, 2013. British National Party supporters gathered to protest the May 22 killing of British soldier Lee Rigby. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The British National Party still exists, it has emerged.

The revelation came as Nick Griffin's former party actually bothered to field a candidate for the London mayoral election.

"The BNP became unknown relatively quickly when the media found another far-right bunch of racists to give free publicity to," politics expert Michael Surname told HuffPost UK. "Polling shows complete public ignorance of the party becoming evident as soon as the BBC started reporting on Britain First."

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