Firstly, if I was Nick Griffin I’d have absolutely made sure there were riots outside the BBC centre if I knew I was going to be on Question Time. It’ll be interesting if it turns out that at least some of the protesters against his presence there turned out to BNP members bigging up the occasion.
The real significance of the occasion for me was that he was there in the first place anyway. A representative of a fringe party, regarded by most as cranks a few short years ago, now here they are on a highly-regarded mainstream political program, albeit from what I gather (didn’t watch it) he wasn’t asked any decent questions. What would have seemed impossible, unimaginable even a few short years ago is now becoming commonplace and even respectable.
Who are they going to have on next week, the Druids?