2005-09-23 14:02:14 UTC
of anti-Moslem whining ever could.
The BNP made television history last night with Dave Joines posing the very
first question of a new series of the popular BBC Question Time.
The party's perfectly presentable North West Regional Organiser stood up in
front of the cameras and a television audience of about 8million, announced
he was from the BNP and asked the panel in Blackpool the question:
"Prior to the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein warned that the soles of the feet of
his enemies would burn. Given the spectacle on Monday, is it time we pulled
our troops out?"
There was not a single negative response from the audience which is always
carefully chosen by the BBC to reflect the "diversity" of the area from
where the broadcast is made and not a single panellist refused to provide an
answer. All the panellists gave replies with the LibDem agreeing that the
troops should be withdrawn. The audience gave a good round of applause when
Dave Joines stated that the troops should be withdrawn immediately.
Yesterday's panel consisted of David Miliband, the Communities and Local
Government Minister, Theresa May, the Conservative Shadow Culture Secretary,
David Laws the Lib Dem Work and Pensions Spokesman, Quentin Letts, the Harry
Potter look-alike Daily Mail Parliamentary Sketch-writer and Bonnie Greer,
the Afro-American playwright and critic.
This establishes a precedent that a BNP spokesman can engage with a
government minister, a Black spokeswoman and a Shadow Cabinet member without
protests from the far-left, riots from angry left mobs and shouts of
condemnation from an angry audience. It also blows a massive gaping hole in
the "No Platform" policy of the Labour Party where its representatives
refuse to debate with their BNP counterparts.
Hundreds of messages of complaint have been submitted over the past two
years by BNP supporters to the BBC, about the lack of a BNP panellist in
those programmes broadcast from areas where we have elected representatives
or strong electoral support. It seems that this is the BBC response to those
complaints and that the effort of all those who have complained have paid
The question posed by David Joines was one on which the BNP has strong
views. We have opposed the war in Iraq since the beginning declaring that
not a drop of British blood should have been shed in a war which secures the
oil reserves of that country for corporate America. It clearly demonstrates
that the BNP is being taken seriously even by the political establishment.
The programme is available for viewing on the BBC website on the Question
Time page, then click on the link marked Video on top right.
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