Catherine at Dolphinarium has posted this great interview with Suresh Grover at the BBC demonstration against Nick Griffin's appearance on Question Time.
In another video, everything you (didn't) want to know about Nick Griffin plus part one of last night's Question Time.
Cassette Boy vs Nick Griffin on Question Time video. Very funny.
Front line account and pictures of the demo from Harpy Marx
Barry Kade, among other left blogs, observes that the three mainstream politicians all agreed that immigration was the big problem, and no-one challenged their assumptions. Nothing about bankers, privatisation (postal strike) or Afghanistan.
Sean at The Soul of Man Under Capitalism has a guest post from Nick Griffin.
A debate at Socialist Unity.
An extensive blog round-up at The Daily Maybe.
Did Griffin lie about his father's war service in the RAF?
The BBC basks in the attention from the rest of the media with a round-up and links to mainstream press reviews of the spectacle. The BBC tripled its normal audience to 8.2 million. It's an ill wind, etcetera.
It quotes today's Guardian editorial describing the BBC as:
a ratings-hungry corporation [which] failed to defend the values embodied in its own equality policies; it confused ultra-relativism with a proper commitment to free speech.At the risk of repeating myself, do read Gary Younge's excellent appraisal of the circus, asking who started this?
Griffin's presence did all the parties a favour in that they were bound to look good in comparison. Want to imporove your standing with the electorate? Share a platform with Nick. Didn’t the Baroness do well? Sharp, articulate, very impressive. Unfortunately, as a Tory Warsi got away with murder because we’re measuring her against him. Would you rather eat poo or poison?
We can congratulate ourselves that he is a buffoon (as I did in my last post). But Griffin was a lardy John the Baptist. My worry is about who comes next.