I watched BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time last night, and I still find myself in two minds about whether the BBC did the right thing in having him on.
On the positive side, he came out of it looking a fool. Mind you, the other panelists didn’t exactly cover themselves with glory Bonnie Greer being the honourable exception), and framing an argument to make Griffin look ridiculous is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.
Negatively, the whole show was essentially given over to a ‘debate’ about the vile nonsense that the BNP espouse. So while I’m glad he was on in one sense, it did mean that many other urgent issues went undiscussed.