I received many emails about my article yesterday arguing that civilised people abhor the BNP and for the same reason reject Respect.
Most comments were clearly from BNP supporters, who decried immigration and took umbrage at the notion that they were uncivilised. "If such contempt for the feelings of ordinary people by the so-called political elite is 'civilised', I'd rather be a savage," writes one. "It seems I'm not alone." Couldn't have put it better myself.
But email of the week came from Clive Searle, who I assume is the same Clive Searle who chairs the Manchester branch of Respect and sits on the party's national council. He writes: "Your an idiot."