The British National Party has told The Drum that it will launch an all-out final assault to attract disappointed Labour supporters early next week.
It is understood that a press advertising campaign, which highlights the BNP's belief that the Labour party and leader Gordon Brown hold the British public in contempt after Wednesday's overheard comments about Rochdale pensioner Gillian Duffy, will run in regional and local newspaper titles in Manchester, Barnsley, Stoke-on-Trent, Leicestershire, Barking and Dagenham.
In an email today BNP leader Nick Griffin is urging supporters to send money to finance the newspaper campaign.
Griffin said: "In areas where the BNP is organising impressive and well-oiled campaigns, it will be us - as long as we push that extra few yards at this late stage to take advantage of the crisis that Brown's stupidity and arrogance has unleashed.
Creating almost universal disgust at the very end of a General Election campaign will be the kiss of death for the Labour Party, so we must react quickly to this golden development. How do we plan to take advantage of this unique opportunity?
"Our activists are already at full stretch and we have no spare finances to fund extra campaign material, so what we want to do is to raise enough extra funds to place newspaper adverts in a whole range of key target areas up and down the country.
"The working class target areas we have identified are Barking & Dagenham, Stoke-on-Trent, Leicestershire, Manchester and Barnsley. If we can raise the necessary funds this weekend to place the newspaper adverts in next week's local and regional papers it could tip the balance in our favour in places where our activists are already doing the legwork on the ground.
"As I said, our existing funds are already stretched to the limit paying for the huge costs incurred in running a national election campaign. If we are going to make this happen, we need to dig deep right now. This could mean the difference between a breakthrough or not in the General Election. Can you help us make it happen? Can you spare a paltry £20?"