A reply comes from Cllr Derek Tipp of the New Forest. Tipp is one of the Tory councillors who have thier names listed on the Better Off Out supporters’ list, along with a BNP member. However, rather than letting the Freedom Association know that he he would rather not be associated with a racist party, he writes:
To me it does not matter who else supports the Better Off Out campaign, but that its aims are right and I sincerely believe they are. It would be silly to withdraw from a perfectly legitimate campaign simply because another supporter held other views which I did not agree with.
One wonders how many other Tories around the country don’t mind campaigning along side the racist BNP?