Sensational stuff you might think looking back a few years to the BNP’s rise in Barking….but unremarked on by the Left. How come I’ve not heard about this you’ll be puzzling? Has a far left party really gained two seats in the FORMER BNP stronghold. Yes it is. Arthur Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party has more seats on Dagenham and Barking council than the BNP. No wonder the crafty party leader was in good form at Tony Benn’s funeral – for he already had more councillors in London than TUSC/LU/SP put together. Two Labour councillors had defected to the SLP and four to UKIP!!! So there you have it – a party which hardly exists and is run by a recluse regularly polls ahead of other left groups despite standing only paper candidates. A lesson to be learned there comrades. Let me know what they are?