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The leader of the BNP Nick Griffin was yesterday declared bankrupt. He doesn't own a house, and has run out of money. But there are some other, probably more important things that the far-right politician lacks...

Going live: party leaders prepare to make TV history

Brown, Cameron and Clegg do battle before the nation this week. Michael Cockerell on a spectacle that's been 46 years in the making

Leading article: The BNP has not profited from the publicity it sought

Better to ridicule them openly than feed their sense of persecution

BBC grants BNP an election interview on Today programme

The British National Party is to be given an interview slot on the prestigious BBC Radio 4 Today programme on the morning after the corporation broadcasts its prime ministerial debate, moderated by David Dimbleby later this month.

Business Diary: 27/03/2010

Looking for relief at a time of stress

What were the regulators up to when the global financial system was crashing?

Political debate: Do not adjust your set

Party leaders agree historic TV debates (and make sure they won't be clashing with the football)

Adam Boulton: ‘I want to see Brown and Cameron going at each other'

Sky News’s political editor is keen to stamp his channel’s personality, if not his own ego, on the pre-election debates, he tells Ian Burrell

Bellamy's People - The celebrity road trip gets skewered

Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson have adapted their hugely popular radio satire about a spoof phone-in for the small screen. The character-comedy masters tell James Rampton how they did it

Leading article: Field of dreams

Today the garden feels a little less colourful. The droll banter and sage advice of John Cushnie were one of the elements that have made BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time such a pleasure for so many years.

Review of the Year 2009: The BNP

Still on the fringes, but making more noise than ever

Party leaders to take part in election TV debates

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg will go head to head in an historic series of television debates during next year's general election campaign.

Anti war anger over Question Time panellists

The BBC was involved in a fresh row over its flagship Question Time programme today when it was accused of not reflecting public opinion in a line-up of panellists set to discuss the war in Afghanistan.

Leading article: Brothers beyond

One hopes that the bullock which knocked out David Dimbleby, causing him to miss chairing his first episode of Question Time in more than 15 years, was suitably ashamed of itself. We are hardly so blessed with distinguished broadcasters that we can afford to have their safety threatened by rogue livestock.

Johnson: we need a debate on migration

Labour's failure to engage with issue 'has boosted BNP' admits Home Secretary

Protesters harangue BNP leader at radio station

British National Party leader Nick Griffin faced angry protests today as he appeared on a local radio phone-in.

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