I wont be watching the "BNP" edition of the BBC's Question Time on Thursday. First of all, I do not have a television, and secondly, I don't like to watch people having slanging matches, which is inevitably what it will turn into.
Much more interesting to watch will be the reaction of the public, and the commentators. My guess, having read a lot of articles around this issue is that unless Nick Griffin messes up, public opinion will be on the side of free speech.
Straight MPs are still not in favour with the public. Almost all of them have been found out to be grasping thieves. The Government is not popular, Brown is not popular and we are facing considerable fiscal discomfort.
People are very angry that we have been lied to about almost every issue of public concern. People are angry about our involuntary linking with the EU Treaty and the failure of all mainstream parties to deal with immigration and Islamic fascism.
Ordinary people are being pushed towards the extreme parties because of the failure of Labour and the Tories to address the issues.
It is ironic, but when Hitler came to power he banned things and made it very difficult for certain sectors of the population to go about their business. Fascism is alive and well, it seems. In the Labour Party.
So, I shall watch the reaction, not the event. Of course I shall dismiss reports in the MSM, since they too have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. But I shall read the blogs, dozens of blogs, from all corners and tell you what I find.
I fished this out of the Archives of the Independent. I had no idea they kept it. An early incarnation of Wrinkled Weasel: