In October 2008, Alderton ward BNP councillor Tony Frankland hit out at Broadway ward Labour councillor Tom Owen for referring to the "fascist party". In a letter to the Epping Forest Guardian, Frankland said that "it is time that people like Tom Owen stopped referring to the BNP as fascists, which gave rise to Hitler and his despicable third Reich."
Yet, in June 2005 the Standards Board ruled that it was acceptable to call the BNP "nazi", rejecting a complainted by a BNP councillor against LibDem councillor Gavin Stollar who had said, "We don't want nazis in our town". The Standards Board said that Stollar "expressed his views on a rival political party within the normal and acceptable limits of political debate".
The cross-over between terrorism, football hooliganism and the BNP has been well-documented. Do we want these Nazis operating in our communities and in charge of our taxes?