BBC – Questiontime
got it sky+ incase it kicks off 😉
on a serious note i dont agree with them at all, but its the voters fault getting them to the point their at.
they are saying it will be the start of a BNP uprising in popularity, i think and hope he will just make a fekin arse of himself.Posted 8 years ago5thElefantMember
The news coverage of the protests is interesting. I really fail to see what that group of scruffy half-wits thinks they're doing? The BNP couldn't buy publicity like this. Ironically if the mob manage to stop Griffin speaking he'll come off infinitely better than if he gets to spout his crap. Idiots.Posted 8 years ago
The problem is that they do have some attractive policy ideas over and above their out and out racism, many of which are a no-no to the mainstream parties (from the Telegraph):
It favours nationalisation and a break up of "socially, economically and politically damaging monopolies".
It would devolve powers to the "lowest level possible" to give local people as big a say in decisions as possible.
On health, it is committed to a free, fully funded NHS for all Britons and wants more emphasis on healthy living and sickness prevention.
Those responsible for causing pollution should pay and towns should be a blend of local architectural styles and take place on "a more human scale".
The BNP would restore the earnings link with pensions.Posted 8 years ago
yeah but all thsi talk of the socialist economic principles etc of the bnp is irrelevant
they exist to promote racism
anyone who votes for them is fully aware of their racist rootsPosted 8 years ago
regardless of how much they wanna stick 2 fingers up to the current crop of torry/labour windbags , you would only support the bnp if you are racist
I know that, but meet people in my work who say they'll put up with racism if those principles are returned to society.
People are generally selfish and some will vote for personal gains even if someone else loses out.
Many (if not most) people don't give a shit about child labour so long as they're clothes are cheaper or pesticides poisoning whole communities cos they want cheap good quality bananas – even when they know they still act to benefit themselves and sod everyone else.Posted 8 years ago
beans they also have downright outrageous policies too: no mixed marriage (dilutes a white family line), non-whites are not ethnically British no matter how many generations of your Family have live in the UK. For me its the racist overtones I cant ignore. I dont know about their other policies as their website is down right now…Posted 8 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Not arsed tbh – exposing the likes of the BNP to public scrutiny is generally a good thing. Nick Griffin doesn't strike me as particularly intelligent and can't speak articulately from what little I've seen of him – think he'll struggle in the QT forum.
This could of course give him the sympathy vote a la Sarah Palin trying to debate with Joe Biden. Biden knew this and was canny enough not to take Palin to the woodshed. I doubt Bonnie Greer – an aching ballsack of a woman who should herself be censured for boring the aris of the viewing public – will show similar restraint.Posted 8 years agoLord SummerisleMember
Fair play to the BBC for letting this guy on – I dont agree with any of their policies at all but the more you deny someone the the right to a platform, the more ammunition you give them. Let him on & watch the whole thing blow up! Its going to be car crash TV this!
Exactly – give them enough rope… and they'll hang themselves! banning them will make them more powerful.
Confront their arguments, rather than shy away saying they should be banned, increases the appeal.
has being banned ever made anything go away?Posted 8 years agoCaptJonMember
dangerousbeans – Member
The problem is that they do have some attractive policy ideas over and above their out and out racism, many of which are a no-no to the mainstream partie
Except the BNP's policies aren't policies. They do what parties are increasingly doing; just providing generic flavours of politics which are so unspecific they sound like reasonbly good ideas. There is no detail, and if you think some of them through they are idiotic.Posted 8 years agojabbathehutMember
sunchaser – Member
I can't believe the BBC are giving this scum airtime!! It's a disgrace he's allowed to voice his vile opinions in Public. Shame on you BBC.
But how do you counter his arguments and ideas if you dont do this.Posted 8 years ago
Give him rope, let him argue himself into a mess and hang himself.jabbathehutMember
For once i completely agree that The BBC should not act as a sensor.
I do not agree on one thing that the BNP stand for. Let me get that straight but we do live in a free democratic country and as this party has been elected in certain areas they need to be given a voice so the public can scrutinise their values.
i know this is a bit of a hot potato at the moment but whats your thinking?Posted 8 years agoernie_lynchMember
exposing the likes of the BNP to public scrutiny is generally a good thing.
I think you might be confusing what programme he's appearing on. Question Time doesn't scrutinise any politicians.
It simply asks a selection of guests, many of them not politicians, to philosophise on an assortment of topics.
There is no reason why there should be any scrutinising or grilling going on. Are you confusing it with Newsnight and Jeremy Paxman ?Posted 8 years agothomthumbMember
i trully hope that they ask him pertinet questions, expose the nonsense of his policies – british jobs british workers, what your gonna nationalise asda? (the website did have details of these crackpot policies but recently seems you can join or give money!!)
unfortunately i think it will degenerate into calling him a fascist repeatedly!
as an aside what do they think of mixed parantage people. If 'ethnically british' people have a right to be here, but others don't do people who are 3/4 british have 3/4s of the right to be here and 1/2 white people can only be here 6 months of the year?Posted 8 years agoCHBSubscriber
Agree that the BBC should have this nutter on. Air his views and challenge them. Ernie, of course it ain't Paxman, but QT can often be more aggressive than Newsnight. If you don't want this scum on TV then they should be outlawed. Whilever they are on voting papers then they are legitimate, and the BBC should give them a slot.Posted 8 years agoernie_lynchMember
..it ain't Paxman, but QT can often be more aggressive than Newsnight.
Huh ? You are kidding me aren't you ? Will Bonnie Greer get a grilling ? …….no of course not. She will be asked to pontificate and philosophise.
If they make a point of giving Nick Griffin a hard time, he will simply be seen as a victim of unfair prejudice – something which the BNP always tries to milk for every last drop.Posted 8 years agoGJPMember
I find it hard to believe that the Telegraph could not see that their [BNP] "broader policies" at are odds and completely undermined by their racist underpinnings.
How can you possibly have a policy statement supporting a fully funded, free NHS for all Britons when you fail to accept that all people are born into this world equal in the first place.
Let's hope he hangs himself tonight.Posted 8 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Coyote – Member
Who really gives a f***?
I do. Millions of right minded people do. The vast, overwhelming majority of this country do.
I give a f*** that such an odious individual and such an odious political organisation has gained even the tiniest foothold of political power. I give a f*** that we find every opportunity to decry everything that they say and to stop them having the slightest chance of gaining any more political influence.
This must be done by peaceful, deomcratic means. It must not be violent, it must be reasoned and measured, but it must be done.Posted 8 years ago
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