Call me a bit warped but I’m kind of looking forward to Nick Griffin being on Question Time. I’m certainly bemused at all the attempts to stop him from “being given a platform”. I mean whatever we think of his politics, he was democratically elected and as distasteful as it is that he now has legitimacy, legitimate is what he is.
What I don’t want to happen (but I’m sure it will) is for him to be jeered and booed at all the way through the programme by the audience. Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing I’d like more than to see Nick Griffin being publicly humiliated on national television but apart from this being an ideal opportunity to challenge Griffin and his dirty ideology, I actually like to listen to the show and every week we get the same thing, an impassioned audience constantly interrupting with their applause-on-demand and predictable heckling.
Anyway, Griffin himself will do a mighty fine job of self-humiliation so let’s hope the anti-fascist groups stay calm and allow him to hang himself.
It will happen folks so in the grossly ill-judged words of that silly old geezer George Bush, bring ’em on. Just make sure there’s enough room at the table for the angry-heads.