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Question Time - Nick Griffin & Jack Straw to appear

#1
If this has been done before, please bin! However, this QT should be interesting. Labour generally refuse to share any sort of platform with the BNP, but this time Jack Straw will be on stage with Nick Griffin.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1216479/Jack-Straw-BBC-debate-BNP-leader-Nick-Griffin.html

I do wonder if Jack Straw is going to get an easy ride given that Griffin tends to polarise opinion. Nonetheles, he is democratically elected. Perhaps Jack Straws hopes that his own expenses claims will go overlooked or be drowned out by the cries of "racists out"?...

Edited for being a mong!
 
#3
Standby for a QT of pantomime proportions with all the booing and hissing.

I fully expect to hear the call of "look out Jack,he's behind you."

I hope that Griffins presence will prompt some serious debate about immigration as that is the key to getting rid of national socialists like BNP.

I dont think its going to happen though,Labour can be torn to shreds over immigration policy if it is debated in any meaningful way and so I confidently predict that whenever the going gets tough for Straw he will shrilly scream 'rascist' and the obliging QT audience will lap it up and forget any sensible points that are raised.
 
#4
I would have thought that Straw was vulnerable to the challenge that he's only in Parliament because of the votes of Asian immigrants, so of course he can't see a problem. I would think that he's a poor choice for the Labour person.

But other posters are right, there won't be a debate, it'll just be a shouting match, and Griffin will just smile and collect the votes.
 
#5
Jack Straw, this was the foreign secretary who didn’t go anywhere or say anything, (not a bad idea if you’re in the labour party).
Nick ‘the pr1ck’ Griffin must be shittin himself.

What we really want is a panel with Hislop, Ken Clarke/Liam Fox, Ashdown/Cable, Littlejohn/Clarkson....desperately trying to think of a labour mp with a backbone and failing.... Tony Benn, oh and that Chackrabati woman, can’t stick her but good entertainment if Griffin’s on.
 
#9
leveller said:
Jack Straw, this was the foreign secretary who didn’t go anywhere or say anything, (not a bad idea if you’re in the labour party).
Nick ‘the pr1ck’ Griffin must be shittin himself.

What we really want is a panel with Hislop, Ken Clarke/Liam Fox, Ashdown/Cable, Littlejohn/Clarkson....desperately trying to think of a labour mp with a backbone and failing.... Tony Benn, oh and that Chackrabati woman, can’t stick her but good entertainment if Griffin’s on.
I believe that David Starkey is on the Griffin programme - I would hope for Hislop but Starkey pulls no punches.
 
#11
dropshortjock said:
I believe that David Starkey is on the Griffin programme - I would hope for Hislop but Starkey pulls no punches.
Could be good with him when Griffin starts spouting about heritage etc.

Jack Straw is weak and I cant see him laying into Griffin, be like being mauled by a toothless hamster.

Another good one for the panel, total dick, but I reckon it would wind Griffin right up............

Ken Livinstone?
 
#15
leveller said:
dropshortjock said:
I believe that David Starkey is on the Griffin programme - I would hope for Hislop but Starkey pulls no punches.
Could be good with him when Griffin starts spouting about heritage etc.
Might also tempt Griffin to put his foot in it by saying that Starkey only supports minorities because by virtue of being gay, he is a minority himself.
 

cpunk

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Moderator
#16
It'll be interesting to see whether Griffin is still wearing last year's poppy when this appears, or will sales have restarted by then? The fat hypocrite.
 
#17
Alsacien said:
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pandora said:
This is going to be a very interesting watching Question Time with Nick Griffin & Jack Straw.
Is this Chubbs latest incarnation?
Yes
I thought so,the vacuous post coupled with the twatty sig gave it away.

leveller said:
Another good one for the panel, total dick, but I reckon it would wind Griffin right up............

Ken Livinstone?
Is he not already booked up for panto season?

The last thing that is needed on a topic as serious as immigration is that discredited has-been hamming it up for the gallaries.

I would personally of liked to of seen Frank Field for the reds and David Davis for the blues on the show.
 

cpunk

LE
Moderator
#18
parapauk said:
Might also tempt Griffin to put his foot in it by saying that Starkey only supports minorities because by virtue of being gay, he is a minority himself.
I doubt Griffin will criticise anyone for being gay: he has a some form in that department himself.
 
#19
Alsacien said:
Would be more fun to watch Griffin and Baroness Scotland slugging it out for the moral high ground...
In that partiular comparrison I'm not so sure Griffin would be the biggest cnut in the room.

Back to Question Time, I shall watch with interest but I should imagine the BBC and the mainstream politicians will go to great lengths to ensire no meaningful debate happens. I would imagine the audience balance will be verry carefully engineered (even more so than normal)
I have little dount it will be a heckling excersise, sadly that won't resolve anything and will simply swing a few more thousand votes Griffins way.
 
#20
cpunk said:
It'll be interesting to see whether Griffin is still wearing last year's poppy when this appears, or will sales have restarted by then? The fat hypocrite.
My bold
And how is that different from any other inhabitant of Westminster or the EU Parliament? Seriously?
 

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