22 Jul 2010

Nick Griffin 'he just ran off. What a coward'




“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.

It was so cool to see my good friend Peter Tatchell ambush Nick Griffen in Millbank, after that sad far rightest had tried to milk his exclusion from the Queens Garden party.

Peter is such an inspiring person.




Nick Griffin ambushed by Peter Tatchell

BNP leader runs away when challenged

Refuses to apologise for BNP’s anti-Semitism, homophobia & attacks on Muslims

London – 22 July 2010

The far right BNP leader Nick Griffin was ambushed at his press
conference and photo call at Millbank Studios in London this afternoon
by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

See BBC footage of the ambush and a full transcript here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10729194

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invitation, which was withdrawn by the Queen earlier today.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.

1 comment:

Martyn said...

I thought Peter was amazing, standing up to that odious spineless creature like he did! Like normal Griffin's hired help were heavy handed and acted like animals.
Also, Nick Griffin beind barred from the Queen's garden party was the second item on BBC news last night! come on! how can this be considered as such important news when there is so much more going on in the world. Boggles the mind.