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BBC has no licence to peddle the BNP’s Nazi lies

Issue No. 2151

The fascist British National Party (BNP) has attempted over the past few years to rebrand itself as a “respectable” party of the mainstream.

It is now being helped in this lie by the BBC and other media outlets which keep giving the Nazis a platform to air their lies.

Disgracefully, the BBC has in the last week interviewed BNP leader Nick Griffin on the Daily Politics show, covered the BNP’s manifesto launch and even run a video of a three minute speech by Griffin on its website.

This follows a recent BBC Newsnight feature on the Nazis’ campaign in Carlisle.

The BNP is not just a nasty right wing party: it is a fascist organisation that wants an all-white Britain and would destroy all vestiges of democracy if it came to power.

We should campaign to stop the BBC and other media giving a platform and a veneer of respectability to these Nazi thugs.

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What We Think
Tue 12 May 2009, 17:19 BST
Issue No. 2151
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