For part of Saturday night I was channel-hopping between Britain’s Got Talent and the second part of Robert Carlyle’s portrayal of  Adolf Hitler on Channel 4.

On BGT, I voted for Shaheen, with a sneaky side vote for Stavros Flatley, my daughter voted for Aidan Davis, and Fiona voted for Susan Boyle in part out of anger at the way the press had built her up to knock her down. But by the time of the final result, I had seen enough of Hitler to be glad that Diversity had won. Great name, great act, and their victory further evidence that Britain should be, and largely is, proud and happy to be a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, modern country.

‘Largely is …’ of course some are not happy that we are anything other than all white. Turn to Pages 6 and 7 of the Observer today, and there’s Hitler again, popping up in the mouth of someone called Barry Bennett … ‘whatever’s good enough for Hitler is good enough for me. God rest his soul.’

Bennett is a BNP candidate for the South West in Thursday’s local elections. His views alone should justify the pushing to one side of the current expenses furore for the length of time it takes to turn out and vote, preferably Labour if you’re asking me of course, but if not then one of the other non-racist parties.

Well done to the Observer for exposing the reality of a party attempting to portray itself as the reasonable voice of the man and woman in the street.

Eddy O’Sullivan, candidate in the North West, (Facebook status ‘wogs go home’), is quoted as saying of blacks ‘they are nice people – oh yeah – but can they not be nice people in the Congo or bongo land or whatever.’

Russ Green, candidate in the West Midlands … ‘Indians, Africans etc … the British multi-National party. I really do hope that never happens.’

In there too quotes from senior party officials and organisers enjoying the beating of Rodney King and a stabbing in a place they call ‘Coon town,’ condemnation of David Beckham for being ‘not white, he’s a black man, an insult to Britishness,’ the greeting of America’s new President as ‘Obama wog dollar’, and another joining an internet debate about the death of David Cameron’s son Ivan by saying we cared too much about ‘the weak and unproductive.’

More evidence of their so-called moderation under Nick Griffin (guilty of incitement to racial hatred) from the mouth of his running mate in the North West, Garry Aronsson, who lists his hobbies as ‘devising slow and terrible ways of paying back the Guardian-reading cunts who have betrayed the British people into slavery and poverty,’ and adds ‘every time you change your way of life to make immigrants more comfortable, you betray our future.’

Hard to know who the BNP would have voted for in Britain’s Got Talent. Certainly not Diversity. But I suspect they would have been over on Channel 4, getting their rocks off on the scenes where Hitler whips crowds into a frenzy of hatred of the Jews, then later shedding tears at his downfall in the bunker.

Mainstream politics is not flavour of the month at the moment. The economy is not in great shape at the moment. They were twin pillars of Hitler’s rise. I am not pretending for one moment that the thugs and misfits surrounding Griffin could ever attract the support that the Nazi leader did.

But one vote for them is too many. And the Euro election system means that by not voting, we don’t just register apathy, we help the BNP chances of winning a seat in the European Parliament.

Get out and vote Diversity.