The British public have been outraged today over the appearance of British National Party leader Nick Griffin on a high-profile BBC show called Question Time. In Sarah Mirk's words, "I like British politics, they seem to say what they actually mean, instead of sticking to talking points." I agree. Young people would be so much more engaged in Oregon politics if only there were more zingers like these flying back and forth:
Griffin, whose party is predominantly supported by racist skinheads, has been seeking to exploit the recession and win more followers with its hard-line against immigration and of course, repeated holocaust denial. Griffin has been called all manner of names on Twitter this afternoon. The Guardian's website has been fascinating as the air-time has built up, too. This is the first footage to have emerged.
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