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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...

Diane Abbott: Dark times for the debate on immigration

My first appearance on ‘Question Time’ proved acceptance as no other programme could

Griffin's performance gets a more sympathetic hearing in his heartland

Jonathan Brown tests the reaction in Barnsley to the BNP leader's appearance

Leading article: The untalented Mr Griffin

So the appearance of the BNP leader, Nick Griffin, on the BBC's Question Time has come and gone. What has it left behind, aside from several hundred frustrated protesters who failed to stop it from happening and Mr Griffin's complaint to the BBC that he faced a "lynch mob"?

Sholto Byrnes: A shame that outrage and not debate confronted Nick Griffin

I am the son of an immigrant. My close family includes Jews and Muslims as well as Christians. I oppose everything the BNP stands for. And I too feel disgusted about Nick Griffin’s appearance on BBC1’s Question Time – but not because he was invited to appear on a respected, high-profile national discussion programme.

Question Time 'a lynch mob', complains Griffin

BNP leader Nick Griffin complained today that he had been the victim of a "lynch mob" following his controversial appearance on the BBC's Question Time.

Griffin's Question Time appearence watched by 8m

More than eight million people tuned in to watch Nick Griffin on Question Time last night - around three times the usual number of viewers and just over half of the potential audience.

Andrew Grice: The Nick Griffin Show

It made gripping telly, but I'm still not convinced that the BBC's "Question Time" was the right platform for the nation to scrutinise Nick Griffin's policies.

Griffin under fire: 'Send him to the South Pole. It's colourless there'

His arrival at Television Centre was met with protests. And there was no refuge for the BNP leader inside

Joshua Martin: I don't think Griffin enjoyed it very much

He was visibly shaking after 15 minutes and came across as a buffoon

Chris Huhne: Griffin is trying to peddle hatred against Muslims

This was not a normal Question Time. When the BBC has someone with views as odious as Nick Griffin's on the panel, it is difficult to have a mainstream debate about what most people would think to be the pressing issues in Britain. The economy was not discussed, because the BNP has no blueprint for helping recovery. Reform of our broken politics was ignored, because the BNP has nothing to say on changing the system that has failed the British public.

The BBC gave Griffin the oxygen of publicity. He choked

Tom Sutcliffe on Nick Griffin’s Question Time appearance

Griffin: 'I am not a Nazi'

British National Party leader Nick Griffin tonight denied he was a Nazi as he made his controversial first appearance on the BBC's Question Time.

Anti-BNP protesters breach BBC cordon

BNP leader Nick Griffin arrived at BBC Television Centre today for his controversial appearance on Question Time despite fiery protests outside.

Andrew Grice: BBC hypes BBC shock

Is it just me, or is anyone else fed up with all the hype ahead of the BNP leader Nick Griffin's appearance on BBC TV's Question Time programme tonight?

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