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October 24, 2009

Two Minutes Hate unplugged

Question Time becomes an add for the British National Party as the BBC sets up Nick Griffin to be martyred. This is an own goal for democracy, an affront to Britain's working class and a harbinger of worse to come.

If Nick Griffin is the monster he is made out to be - and let's face facts, the BNP is nothing if not an exercise in self-parody - and it if it is in any sense the place of the BBC to vet the political choices set before the public, it would have been far better to invite Griffin to Question Time in its ordinary format and let the man flounder in the policy subtleties of postal strikes and the like.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 24, 2009 08:17 PM