Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, actually looks like what he is, a buffon, and really one has to wonder why mainstream television gives fools like this a platform. All the more so, because a large section of the British people can actually identify with a fool like this. That this is so is revealed by one report in the ‘Guardian‘ which maintains that “the public say Nick Griffin was ‘picked on'”. Now, it is time for the BBC to be careful and they shouldn’t be too smug about the 8 million audience for their ‘Question Time’ programme; the British don’t like people to be ‘picked on’ and remember Saadam picking on Kurds and Shiites and the Taliban picking on women and anyone who disagreed with them, were the two of the main reasons why Tony Blair, could get the British public to support his illegal wars.
Indeed, the ‘picked on’ factor appears to have already given the BNP a boost with another report in the ‘Guardian’ pointing out that a pool for the ‘Daily Telegraph’ put their support at a general election up from 2% to 3% with as many as 22% of Britons willing to think about voting for them in local and European elections.
Nevertheless, we shouldn’t worry too much about Nick the buffon and, while his comments about multi-cultural London and his other views should give us reason to condemn the BBC for giving someone who openly insults a large section of the British public a platform just so that they can increase their ratings, we do at least know where we are with Nick. No, the British ultimately “don’t” pick on anyone. Or let me put it this way, eloquent spin merchants are required in the “land of the free” before the British commit their crimes against humanity and, while they will be ever so careful not to insult muslims and any who think differently at home, they will be wiping them out on foreign fields.