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Racial antiVenom

The Question Time program with Nick Griffin attracted over 8m viewers – the highest ever for any episode. What a pity that the quality of discussion seemed to be the lowest ever.

Nick Griffin and the BNP attract so much venom and raise so many issues, that especially at the start of the program, most of the great and the good on the panel could not actually marshall their arguments properly. Instead they resorted to slurring Griffin’s character which simply generated sympathy for him.

The BBC is apparently not ruling out inviting Griffin onto the programme again. If they do they will need a far more capable chair than David Dimbleby. But I fear he may be the best there is.