"He was nervous, trembling, acting with exaggerated gestures, grinning at inappropriate moments and at times incoherent"
- nobody told me Gordon Brown was going to be on it
A hostile highly articulate audience facing a man who, being blunt about it, didn’t get over any message very well and seemed, at times, to be inarticulate.
I was expecting well thought-out sound-bites on how his party was fighting for sections of society that didn’t get heard and who were being ignored by the mainstream parties - something like that could have been powerful and brought benefit to the BNP.
From the extracts seen so far that didn’t happen and you’ve got to conclude that he fluffed it - he simply appeared unprepared for the likely grilling.
- a lot of people knew that Griffin and his ideas won't stand the light of day, even if he is right on some of the substantive issues.
I haven’t watched it yet – I have better things to do, but if I’ve nothing better to do tomorrow I might watch it then.
- that makes two of us then, Tom.
Griffin embarrassed himself in front of the cameras - he was given scant opportunity to gloss over his more unsavoury views; he looked terribly uncomfortable whenever the debate ran away from him; and the other panellists scored most of the major points (Pete Hoskin)
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