The gutless coward in question is Nick Griffin, BNP leader.
Peter Tatchell took the antifascist fight directly to that well known neo-fascist as this marvellous BBC clip shows.
Pink News has more:
“Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell confronted BNP leader Nick Griffin today over his party’s record of homophobia, anti-Semitism and verbal attacks on Muslims.
Mr Griffin, who was barred from a garden party at Buckingham Palace today, was leaving the BBC studios in Westminster when Mr Tatchell ambushed him in a stairwell.
Mr Tatchell said: “Hi Nick, isn’t it about time you apologised to the British people for your party’s long history of anti-Semitism, homophobia and attacks on the Muslim community?”
As he was manhandled down the stairs by Mr Griffin’s security, Mr Tatchell shouted: “This is the BNP in action. Look at them, they’re thugs.”
He added: “Why don’t you apologise, you gutless coward? You attack the vulnerable and you won’t even face an accuser.”
Mr Griffin did not respond to Mr Tatchell’s taunts but told Radio 4′s PM programme this afternoon that Mr Tatchell had “assaulted” him by shouting and his security feared the activist would become violent.
Mr Tatchell said this afternoon: “Griffin looked sheepish. He seemed stumped for an answer. I asked him again. Then he just ran off. What a coward.”
He added: “For many years, the BNP has preached a totalitarian ideology of anti-Jewish, anti-black, anti-gay and anti-Muslim hatred. The party has a long and strident hatred of non-white immigrants and asylum seekers. It’s racist views are an affront to democratic values.”