BNP leader to appear on Question time.

  Flak999 16:23 14 Oct 2009

The leader of the British National Party Nick Griffin, is to appear on the BBC Question Time programme to be screened on the 22nd October. click here

Do you think the BBC should offer a platform to Mr Griffin, or do you think it is totally unjustifiable for the corporation to allow him to give his view on the topics put forward by the Question time audience?

  jakimo 18:41 14 Oct 2009

The question time audience and viewers for the first time will see him for what he is

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:44 14 Oct 2009

He has a right to free speech providing that what he says is not racially abusive. NC is not so daft as to put his hoof in it, so I will watch the programme. He has as much right as that reptile Mandleson.


  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:46 14 Oct 2009

'The question time audience and viewers for the first time will see him for what he is' have a naive view of the British Public, the vast majority of whom know nothing of the policies of the party they vote for.


  bremner 18:46 14 Oct 2009

He is the leader of a legitimate political party. A party that has a number of councillors, two MEP's and who will field a large number of candidates in the General Election.

I believe that his parties views and policies are abhorrent to any sane sensible person and by having him on QT millions will get the opportunity to see exactly for what he stands for.

  wee eddie 19:33 14 Oct 2009

with interest, it looks as though his co-Panelists will be well able to defend their corners

  Flak999 19:33 14 Oct 2009

As most respondents to this thread feel it is right for Griffin to be allowed to speak. What should the reaction be to the members of the group "Unite against Fascism" who are determined not to allow the program to go ahead, by blockading Television centre?

Should the Police escort Griffin into the venue, and who should pick up the bill for Policing the event. The License fee payer or the local council?

  morddwyd 20:16 14 Oct 2009

Unite against Fascism?

Like the Russians did from about 1930 to 1990?

All dissidents to the Gulag?

  al's left peg 21:23 14 Oct 2009

I think he should be allowed to appear as well. His party is growing in popularity it seems so he should be given a chance to give his views as well.
I do hope though, that it does not turn into a Question Time about making Nick Griffin into a monster. It should be about open debate about issues of today but I doubt it will be that way.

I don't vote for Griffin's party, but I would like to see him on national television and given a chance to air his views. I will probably get shouted down here but, at the moment we are being governed by a crew who have a leading member of the cabinet that has had to resign at least twice due to fiddling mortgages and fiddling passports to get gay lovers into the country.
They are no better in my opinion than Griffins mob.

  octal 22:34 14 Oct 2009

I want to hear what he has to say so that I can make up my own mind, so far I don't like what they have to stand for, but doesn't mean I won't listen to what he says. The anti fascism no need to protest on my behalf, I can make up my on mind thanks.

  Stuartli 22:58 14 Oct 2009

The news that the leader of this despicable organisation was to appear on Question Time was first revealed by the BBC three or four weeks ago.

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