So, with the campaigning finally over and the results coming in across the country, we have a hung parliament. The Conservatives made some stunning gains in some areas and failed to meet expectations in others; the rise of the Liberal Democrats in the media was followed by a dramatic fall when it came to the […]
Just a quick one this evening – I don’t really want to ruin my good mood brought out by Bayern more or less wrapping up the Bundesliga title… One down, two to go. So… Britain, 2010. A situation summed up in a nutshell by two stories, both of which leave me scratching my head in […]
A burning topic over the last few weeks has been that of the idea of identity, and what it takes to be part of a wider community. The prominence of the likes of the BNP in the news has made the very idea of what it means to “belong” a hot topic, and opinions on […]
Having spent the best part of a fortnight obsessing over the damp squib that was the Nick Griffin special edition of Question Time, it appears the fellows at the Guardian are now having to get back to the same old whine-fests… Today comes the revelation that the police (boo! hiss!) have taken to photographing members […]
Erm, right. For all the pre-event media furore and brouhaha, it was all really a damp squib. Old Nick came out looking like a bit of a tit, but then so did Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw whose attempts to wriggle out of answering a question on immigration was positively cringeworthy – as […]
I guess some of you sad folks who read this little blog are waiting for some extensive feedback on last night’s edition of Question Time – dubbed the “Nick Griffin Special”… Sorry, not yet. I had a little bit of work to do yesterday evening, and after our usual late dinner Caroline and I settled […]
Like many other interested commentators I will be watching Question Time and the appearance of BNP chairman Nick Griffin on Thursday evening; maybe then a line can be drawn under this subject and we can all get back to the serious business of sorting out this country. Since the announcement was made, Griffin has come […]
Sometimes I wonder why some people just cannot shut up and crawl back into their little holes. Nope, on this occasion I am not talking about BNP leader Nick Griffin, but Welsh Secretary and serial meddler Peter Hain.
Yet again the British National Party make their way into the news when they should have been left to trot along, but those who have only served to make their case stronger seem intent on magnifying what is, in truth, a minor issue.
Many spokespersons from the mainstream parties have described the British National Party (BNP) winning two seats in the recent European election “a bad day for democracy”. I however am not so sure.