Sadly, the truth is a little less exciting than that.
The British National Party has been quietly running an office in Burnley town centre for up to nine years, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal.Unaware? Or uninterested?
The low-key office, just metres from Burnley town hall, is not mentioned in the far-right party’s literature or on its website - and most residents and even seasoned local politicians were unaware it existed.
But Lib Dem council leader Gordon Birtwistle said only “very, very few” people were aware of it.What sort of people, Gordon?
He added: “Outside their membership I would not have thought anyone knew. If they had been open about it, they would not have used a pseudonym and it would be on their leaflets.
“If they want to be taken seriously they should be open so people know if they want to visit them they can do.”
These sort of people?
Yeah, can see why they aren’t happy to advertise…
Elaine Heywood, 37, of East Road, said: “It makes you wonder what they have got to hide. They are supposed to be a major political party now, but they are not being open and transparent. You can’t have your cake and eat it.”Why not, Elaine?
All the other major political parties are more than happy to have their cake and eat it, particularly when it’s been paid for by the taxpayer.
And when it comes to being ‘open and transparent’, well, take a look at what we learned over the weekend.
Still think they need to be more like the other parties, Elaine?