According to the authors view in the article, the British National Party changed its political strategy after the court ruling to specifically focus on issues of indigenous Britons in shaping the post-colonial multiculturalism in the country amidst the realities of the multiracial community working in the country after the industrial period. Consequently, the entire political thinking in the country shifted from issues of social class towards a focus on the collective organization of the country based on issues such as ethnicity, and cultural nationalism. The article is also based on numerous evidences taken from historical and ethnographic research conducted between 1998 and 2000 about the postindustrial Docklands in Southeast London. Based on the evidences taken from the articles, the author proves that the “rule about growth in influence in the first decade of the twenty-first century of far-right politics in post-industrial urban areas of Britain” (Evans, 2012).
The main argument of the author in the article is that the political scene in Britain was greatly influenced by the ruling in the monumental court case of Mandla v Dowell-Lee (1983). As such, there was a significant shift in political strategy and general political thought with a specific focus on issues of multiculturalism and more importantly, the question of indigenous Britons in an era populated by different ethnicities and racial backgrounds in the wake of a post-industrial period in Britain (Evans, 2012).
In my opinion, the article is a very interesting piece to read for various reasons. Firstly, the author tries to explore on of the most overlooked topics in anthropology. His analysis and arguments are above board, making the article educative and compelling to read. For this reason, the article was very interesting due to the important facts I came across, which were new to me. Secondly, the article is well written