The EFP differs from the BNP in its analysis of the United Kingdom. It criticises British nationalism and supports English nationalism instead. Most members of the EFP are former BNP members like their chairman, Cotterill.
Many critics of the EFP have identified them as a far-right party, many saying they are to the right of even the BNP.
The EFP campaign against the creation of regional assemblies across England, currently supported by the UK's Labour government. They also campaign on issues such as opposing immigration; and opposing the UK's continued membership of the European Union.
The EFP advocate involuntary repatriation programmes to encourage non-White people to emigrate from England, and repeal legislation on equal rights for same-sex unions. "Whilst (due to the European Constitution of Human Rights - ECHR) homosexuality can not be made illegal, gay bars, websites, advertisements and carnivals shall be." Public displays by religions not of European origin would be banned, and the number of non-Christian places of worship would be sigfnificantly reduced in order to protect English culture, and any other non Pagan or Christian religion would be banned by the EFP if public opinion supports this ("other sects, religions and places of worship will be allowed until there is an overwhelming consensus of public opinion and support for them not to").
On the economy, the EFP support the gradual nationalisation of most national and public services in attempts to achieve autarky. While not aiming to abolish capitalist ownership, the EFP claim the interests of workers is paramount and subsequently support worker co-operatives. The EFP would also end the connections between trade unions and the Labour Party while encouraging trade union membership. The EFP would re-nationalise the coal mines and would re-open mines which had a "reasonable working life".
According to the accounts filed with the Electoral Commission the party had 27 full members at year-end 2004 and 85 'supporters'. By the end of 2005 this had increased to 39 paid members and 97 registered supporters.
2 candidates contested the May 2006 local elections in Blackburn, polling an average of 37% of the vote and both were elected as councillors. In a by election in the East Rural ward of Blackburn in September 2006, they polled 13%. They also contested a by election in the Danehouse and Stoneyholme ward in Burnley in February 2007, polling 7%. Despite the party campaigning for a ban on mixed-race marriages it was revelaed that one of the two elected councillors had a grandfather from Cameroon.
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Oct 19, 1996; THE year, 2005; the place, Islington, North London. Peter Mandelson, the leader of the Labour Party, which has just come second...