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Challenge the BBC now!

griffin-bbcThere is now a very strong case that the BBC could be breaking the law by inviting far right leader Nick Griffin onto Question Time later this week. It’s now time for the BBC to hear make your voice.

Following comments from cabinet minister Peter Hain that the British National Party are currently an “unlawful body” as a result of a court case over the ban on non-white people joining the BNP.

The arguments for the BBC to pull the plug on Griffin is strong, and growing stronger by the day. Hain makes a very valid point about the legality, or illegality, of Griffin’s party. And it is crucial that the public service broadcaster does not afford an unlawful body publicity.

Hain has already challenged the BBC over the corporations “shaking handling” of interviews with two senior BNP officials on Radio 1. Viewers were not told that “two young guys who are members of the BNP” were the party’s press officer and another senior figure.

BBC director-general Mark Thompson has so far rejected Hain’s complains.

Operation Black Vote is encouraging licence-fee payers to complain to the BBC over its decision to invite Nick Griffin on to Question Time.

You can do so by clicking on this link.

We suggest that you select the ‘complaint’ category in stage one of the online process.

Operation Black Vote’s main concerns are:

  1. Given that there are question-marks over the legality of the British National Party, Nick Griffin should not be invited onto Question Time until the legal process is resolved;
  2. Question Time is not the right format to scrutinise Nick Griffin’s racist beliefs or truly hold the BNP to account over its associations with extremists in America and Europe;
  3. That failure to properly scrutinise Nick Griffin in one-to-one interviews is legitimising a party that is in many ways illegitimate. Until Nick Griffin and the BNP are properly scrutinised over racism and links to fascism, it is morally wrong to air their views about other topics of the day, such as the economy etc.

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  1. I pay my T.V licence and I object strongly to the BBC using my money in this way. If the BBC goes ahead with this, I will read from it that the BBC agrees the doctrine of the BNP.

    That failure to properly scrutinise Nick Griffin in one-to-one interviews is legitimising a party that is in many ways illegitimate. Until Nick Griffin and the BNP are properly scrutinised over racism and links to fascism, it is morally wrong to air their views about other topics of the day, such as the economy etc.

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