Friday, November 10, 2006

Far right

It takes a very special kind of idiot to put the leader of the British National Party in the right. But we have that kind of idiot.

The final decision to prosecute the pair was taken by Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, the day after Labour called the last General Election.

The Daily Telegraph understands there were concerns among some senior police officers about being called in to investigate on the basis of a BBC documentary which is thought to have cost £3300,000(sic) to produce.

It presented the BNP with a "win-win" prospect, that if its members were jailed they would go down as martyrs and if they were cleared it would be presented as a vindication of its policies.


Steve said...

Peter - have you seen Gordon Brown's attempt to use this as a pretext for further curbs on free speech?

Peter Risdon said...

Steve, yes I have. I also saw your post about it.

I bet you a pint he doesn't become labour leader, though. Not that there'd be any difference under anyone else in NuLab.

We need to get shot of these bastards.

Steve said...

A pint? You're on. Do you know something I don't?

Do you think getting shot of Labour will make any difference? I know the Tories talk a good game on free speech but they never seem to deliver anything.

Peter Risdon said...

No special knowledge; I just reckon he'll lose the leadership.

I think there's a chance the Tories wouldn't try to introduce a bill banning incitement to religious hatred. Other than that, not much better.

Peter Risdon said...

Heh. Guess I owe Steve a pint.