I know it might be a bit late, but I want to state my view about the news that BNP will be asked to take part with other parties on Question Time. I think that it is right that this step has been made, as if the political system recognises them as a political party, despite their obvious immoral and racist policies, then we have to treat them in the same way we treat other political parties. Therefore, they should be allowed onto programmes such as Question Time as other minority parties are, such as the Greens and UKIP. It is also worth nothing that UKIP's policies themselves are questionably racist too.
After all, the only way that we are going to beat the BNP is through politics. A testament to this is how they were able to win the seats in the European Elections. They are too able to play the anti establishment card, and thus go underground acting as an alternative protest vote to the traditional political systems. If we, and by we, I mean the respectable parties, could show them up for who they really are on a programme such as Question Time, it would help the public become more aware of their racist attitudes. The BNP play the "we are not racist" too often, and one only has to look at their membership criteria that only allows white Caucasians to join, to see how endemically racist they are.
Whilst I understand the controversy this will cause, as the BNP is a party fuelled with hatred and division, I have to agree with Question Time and I am pleased the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and now Labour will share a platform with them. It is worrying that MP's such as Alan Johnson wont stand against BNP, as this still gives them something to play with and work in the whole we are the protest against this undemocratic system rubbish. The political parties need to show a united front against the BNP and show them up for what they really are, a fascist and racist party.
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