Trevor Phillips, the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, who I have always thought of as a fairly decent bloke, went out to go after the BNP prior to the last election on the basis that - "The Commission believes the BNP's constitution and membership criteria are discriminatory and, further, that the continued publication of them on the BNP website is unlawful." The BNP then had a referendum which agreed to change the membership rules. However, apparently not content with this, the EHRC is still continuing to spend public money on going after the BNP, due to their policies on immigration. This despite several of the trustees of the commission resigning in protest at Phillip's chairmanship. Although we all know about politicians promises, the BNPs immigration policy is stated as being: *- Deport all the two million plus who are here illegally; - Deport all those who commit crimes and whose original nationality was not British; - Review all recent grants of residence or citizenship to ensure they are still appropriate; - Offer generous grants to those of foreign descent resident here who wish to leave permanently; - Stop all new immigration except for exceptional cases; - Reject all asylum seekers who passed safe countries on their way to Britain. While I don't support the BNP, I don't object to anything about the above policy, but I have a serious concern about a publicly funded, supposedly independent quango, attacking a minority political party which is nevertheless, properly constituted, and has democratically elected representatives.