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Question Time, Result.

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I was going to blog on the Question Time programme, but to be honest I lost concentration after about 30 minutes. From what I saw, I thought Jack Straw was piss poor and surprisingly (as I am unfamiliar with her) that Baroness Warsi made some pointed digs and was very sharp.

Brockley’s finest covers it in more detail, but if that’s the best that mainstream politicians can do to the BNP under the hot camera lights, then Britain’s fucked. Not very impressive.

I wish they had listened more to David Aaronovitch.

Update 1:
Whilst I remember, note to questioners. If a BNPer goes on how much they support Israel, just ask them *why* they do, and make the point that it is simply a bit of political camouflage, that its not that the BNP likes Jews or Israelis. Rather they don’t want to fight on two fronts and it throws their political opponents off balance. Far better to ask them about their weird views about Jews controlling the world, etc. That’s *if* you must.

Update 2:
Jim’s done a very good around up on the topic.

Update 3: I forgot to add that as well as normalising neo-fascism in Britain, the BNP’s appearance on Question Time will naturally increase their overall exposure in the media, as in the future other programme producers will use QT’s decision as an excuse to allow BNPers to spread their filth across the airwaves.

Update 4: Coatesy, again hit the nail on the head with the Dead-End Identity Politics.

Written by modernityblog

23/10/2009 at 01:04

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  1. I found the ‘debate’ to be poor. But to be honest, thats cos I think that the ‘issues’ debating arent actuallly debatable. Why is this party even legitimate? Like everyone else I blogged about it.

    Deeply Flawed But Trying...

    23/10/2009 at 16:19

  2. Yes, Jack Straw was absolutely rubbish. He has been in politics since 1979…. or should I say 30 years! That was a dreadful performance!

    Flexible New Deal

    24/10/2009 at 22:08

  3. […] not sure that it is as clear cut as that, but the BBC’s QT decision to invite Nick Griffin, BNP leader, started the ball […]

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