Friday, 23 July 2010

Peter Tatchell Challenges Coward Griffin Who Ran Away

A week after getting an honourary doctorate, Peter Tatchell is again making the news.

On the day Nick Griffin has been attemting to milk the Queens Garden Party invite, Peter turned up at Griffins press conference and challenged him. Rather than arguing, Griffin ran away!

Griffin is claiming he was banned because he is a racist, but actaully its him using it for political publicity that got him kicked out.

He was touring TV studios after a GMTV interview, furious royal aides banned the smug extremist - accusing him of blatantly politicising the social event.
Matthew Collins, of anti-BNP group Searchlight, declared: "Griffin has shown a complete lack of class in some of the comments about his invitation. He came across as the buffoon he really is."

See BBC footage of the ambush and a full transcript.

Mr Tatchell sneaked between the photographers pack and strode right up to Mr Griffin as he was showing off his Buckingham Palace Garden Party invitation, which was withdrawn by the Queen earlier today.

"As soon as he saw me he had a look of horror on his face" said Mr Tatchell.

"I asked Griffin: Isn't it about time you apologised to the British people for your party's long history of anti-Semitism, homophobia and attacks on the Muslim community???

"Griffin looked sheepish. He seemed stumped for an answer. I asked him again. Then he just ran off. What a coward.

"Griffin's minders shoved me down the stairs. It's proof that the BNP doesn't believe in free speech or in the public asking their leader awkward questions. It shows the kind of autocratic society the BNP would impose if they ever won power.

"For many years, the BNP has preached a totalitarian ideology of anti-Jewish, anti-black, anti-gay and anti-Muslim hatred. The party has a long and strident hatred of non-white immigrants and asylum seekers. It's racist views are an affront to democratic values.

"Behind Nick Griffin's silky words and smiles lurk his party's neo-fascist roots. The BNP is a threat to human rights and social solidarity" said Mr Tatchell.


Jonathan said...

I'd love someone to ask him this question:

If everyone else in the world were do follow the same policy as the BNP, and send all their British people back here, would that not lead to a lot more people arriving on our shores than the people he has sent back to other countries?

There's about 300m people in the USA, and just over half of them are of British or Irish origin. Then there's most of the population of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, some of the white population of South Africa and Zimbabwe, although in the case of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabee has already carried out BNP style reforms, and there are quite a few people elsewhere in the world.

Adrian Windisch said...

Good points. Some South Africans are of Dutch origin. Most people are 'from' more than one country. We are all originally from Africa anyway, and are all related. Quite distantly in the case of Griffin.