By Anders Lustgarten
Set within the similar constituency that BNP chief Nick Griffin is to face for within the impending normal Election, A Day on the Racists is a uniquely courageous and perceptive piece of political theatre. It either makes an attempt to appreciate why humans will be attracted to the BNP and diagnoses the deeper reason for that allure: the political abandonment and betrayal of the operating category via New Labour.
The plot is as follows: Pete Case was once anything - a number one Labour celebration organiser within the neighborhood vehicle factories. Now he struggles to get by way of as a decorator as immigrant employees undercut his top mate's enterprise, his son Mark cannot get a task or onto the housing checklist and no-one, from his Labour MP to his granddaughter's instructor, turns out to care. Then Pete reveals unforeseen wish: Gina is younger, combined race and status for Parliament on a platform of assisting the area people. She is status for the British nationwide occasion. As Pete's rage and melancholy progressively conquer his longstanding loathing of the BNP, he's drawn into the realm of Gina's crusade and reveals himself entangled in a nightmare of political machinations that pit his closest relationships - son, top mate, lover - opposed to his longest-held ideals and newfound aims.
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A Day at the Racists (Modern Plays) by Anders Lustgarten