What worries me the most is this comment:
Labour is pinning its hopes on getting white voters to the polls, to compensate for loss of Muslim support to Respect.Turning elections into crude sectarian headcounts does nothing to improve democracy. There are many problems in Tower Hamlets but they are not going to be solved by a party being seen to owe its electoral success to one ethnic group. All it does is perpetuate the idea that the body meant to help the population as a whole is only going to support that group. This approach merely breeds political extremism as a reaction.
As the article also says:
Millwall, a ward which briefly elected a BNP councillor, Derek Beacon in the 1990s.That was the first ever BNP victory in the country.
And they're standing candidates in the borough...