Ok I've just finished watching the "OMFG how controversial the BNP are on" Question Time.
What a load of absolute drivel delivered by a BBC pandering the masses who were baying for Nick Griffin's blood.
OK, I'm going to point out right now, I am not a fascist in fact I find the BNP party deplorable and think Mr Griffin is an ignorant, miseducated cretin who also has the mis-fortune to be an ugly version of Ricky Gervais.
However; why invite the guy onto the show so you can tear him a part. So you can level the occasional intelligent and indeed relevant question only to then talk over his answer.
The beauty of Nick Griffin and his fellow BNP members are that they are at their most stupid when they are simply allowed to talk. However I got very frustrated that whenever fuck-face started to talk somebody (usually Jacky-boy or Dimbledore) cut-in and moved him away from his point (which one can only assume would be as much bizarre as it was contradictory).
However I suspect this is what the BBC intended all along. They won their viewers over by having the BNP represented on a show that otherwise plods along as part of the regular Thursday night political schedule by giving a hint on controversiality but instead aired a public lynching which served no real political debate and would not have gone any way to sway anybody's political opinions. Those who already stood against the BNP will come away from tonight with the opinion that Griffin has no no political points and is an ideologically confused moron. However those that support him and his policies will claim he was being fought against from all corners audience, panel members and, quite shamefully, the host as well. What is the fucking point? Surely Question Time's role is to inspire political debate not to chastise someone, no matter how much of a moron they are.
Indeed had Griffin been allowed to carry on down some of his lines of thought there may have been more of the comments which appeared towards the end where he appeared to be a more right-wing version of Jan Moir. His homophobic comments have alienated him even more from the domain of the sane public. Had he been given room to breath and put himself across fully I'd imagine he'd have convinced many who thought of themselves as 'BNP supporters' to perhaps think again.
I am very disappointed by the BBC and sickened by Dimbleby.
What a waste of time and over-hyped drivel. I'd rather watch a bull-fight, which strangely probably would've looked quite similar had Straw dressed up a bit more.
On another note how awesome was Bonnie Greer!