By Anders Lustgarten
Set within the comparable constituency that BNP chief Nick Griffin is to face for within the drawing close 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 may be interested in the BNP and diagnoses the deeper explanation for that allure: the political abandonment and betrayal of the operating type by means of New Labour.
The plot is as follows: Pete Case was whatever - a number one Labour celebration organiser within the neighborhood automobile factories. Now he struggles to get by means of as a decorator as immigrant staff undercut his top mate's company, his son Mark cannot get a task or onto the housing record and no-one, from his Labour MP to his granddaughter's instructor, turns out to care. Then Pete unearths unforeseen wish: Gina is younger, combined race and status for Parliament on a platform of aiding the area people. She is status for the British nationwide celebration. As Pete's rage and melancholy progressively triumph over his longstanding loathing of the BNP, he's drawn into the area of Gina's crusade and reveals himself entangled in a nightmare of political machinations that pit his closest relationships - son, most sensible 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