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The BBC’s Question Time Makes BNP Leader Nick Griffin A Celebrity

by | 20th, October 2009

bnp-nazis1HAVING invited BNP leader Nick Griffin to the big Question Time debate, the BBC has achieved its intended goal of getting the media to talk about its show.

Maybe if Question Time can develop its policy of featuring leaders of actual political parties, however odious they are, there will be no need to hire celebrities to sell politics to a slack-jawed audience.

Today’s update comes from former Army generals have written a letter warning that political extremists had no right to share the Armed Forces’ proud reputation.

War is no place for extremists!

The open letter is signed by former heads of the Army, General Sir Mike Jackson and General Sir Richard Dannatt. As Sky News notes:

The move follows the British National Party’s (BNP) tactic of using images of Winston Churchill and wartime insignia during recent European election campaigns.

Remember that picture of the Spitfire? As Anorak noted at the time:

“Battle for Britain,” bellows the legend. That’s a Spitfire soaring thought the skies, strafing the fascist scum. Hurrah! It’s a Romeo Foxtrot Delta Plane, as flown by Polish pilots in the great fight. Poles of the famous 303 Squadron of the RAF – the group made up of Polish airmen. The Kościuszko squadron that claimed 126 enemy kills (fascists) more than any other unit during the Battle of Britain.

Who says the BNP is not inclusive, it having embraced a Jewish hippy, a far-right American nutter, climate sceptics, anti-fascist fascists, a desk off a corridor in Brussels, break dancers, coppers, Poles, the kids and fools.

The top brass’s letter to the Times goes thus:

“The BNP is claiming that it has a better relationship with the Armed Forces than other political parties. How dare they use the image of the Army, in particular, to promote their policies. These people are beyond the pale.

Beyond the pale? An unfortunate choice of words, or may an attempt at a pun.

But if the BNP can be easily undone, it is with humour and ridicule. Treat them with the contempt you usually reserve for Labour and the Tories.

The BNP in cartoons.

Russell Brand Appears On Question Time To Debate Ashley Cole, Nick Griffin And The BNP

Cartoons via:

ZCMSD, Tribune, Matt Wardman, Great Bustard, Chris Applegate, Tim Ireland, The Foreward News, Hullabamoo



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