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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...

Nick Griffin: 'Question Time will be a political blood sport'

BNP leader Nick Griffin predicted that tonight's Question Time would be "political blood sport" but said it could propel his party into "the big time".

'Bigoted' BNP will be exposed on TV, says Gordon Brown

The appearance of British National Party leader Nick Griffin on Question Time this evening will present a good opportunity to expose his "unacceptable" views, Gordon Brown said today.

Steve Richards: The enemies of democracy are very grateful for this free gift

These are unusually febrile times. The BNP could fill a dangerous gap in the market

BBC stands by Griffin invitation

The BBC tonight stood by its decision to invite British National Party leader Nick Griffin on to Question Time as its governing body debated 11th-hour attempts to block his appearance.

List of alleged BNP members posted on internet

A document apparently listing thousands of British National Party members was posted on the internet today.

Leading article: The BBC is right to press ahead with Question Time

It's a matter of fair dealing not countenancing a hateful party

BNP plays race card with attack on Question Time rivals

Bonnie Greer described as 'black history fabricator' and Jack Straw branded 'slimy'

BBC stands by its BNP invite

The BBC today rejected a call from Cabinet minister Peter Hain to drop British National Party leader Nick Griffin from the panel on BBC1's Question Time this Thursday.

BNP attacks fellow 'Question Time' panellists

As the far-right party prepares for its first programme appearance, it accuses the BBC of 'stirring up trouble' with its choice of guests

Geoffrey Wheatcroft: Hateful views we should not suppress

Plenty of people will be repelled by the thought of Griffin on TV, or Wilders in the UK

Steve Richards: The panel format may allow Griffin to thrive

The BBC is right to give airtime to Nick Griffin, but wrong to offer him a place on the panel of Question Time, a format which will almost certainly fail to expose or closely scrutinise the foolishly dangerous views he holds.

Leading article: Poisonous debate

Rarely have the limits of free speech been so hotly debated. The Unite Against Fascism group yesterday called for a blockade of the BBC's Television Centre to disrupt the appearance of the leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin, on the Corporation's Question Time programme later this month. Meanwhile, the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal has overturned a government bar on the far-right Dutch MP, Geert Wilders, entering the UK.

Johann Hari: The looming threat of terror that comes from the far right

The threat comes not only from jihadis but 'neo-Nazis' out to kill black people, Jews and gays

Hain to complain to BBC over BNP on 'Question Time'

Minister's fury prompts anger and a bitter split with colleagues as Nick Griffin prepares to take the stage

TV union plans BNP Question Time protest

The TV technicians' union today attacked the BBC's decision to invite BNP leader Nick Griffin on to Question Time and pledged to join a demonstration against the recording of the programme.

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