London Lite Friday, 23 October 2009 7 TO INVITE RIGHT-WING LEADER ON CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW AS 8MILLION TUNE IN No easy ride as QT panel lands a few punches Standoff: police face the demo outside BBC Why are you smiling? Dimbleby and Griffin DAVID DIMBLEBY The broadcaster, 70, saved the BBC from accusations of giving the BNP leader a free ride with lines such as Did you deny the Holocaust? Why are you smiling? Its not a particularly amusing issue You say you are misquoted but I cant find the misquotations and neither, apparently, can you. He also slapped down Jack Straw for evasiveness. JACK STRAW Nervous at first but soon throwing punches. What about Auschwitz? he demanded. The Justice Secretarys worst moment was when Griffin said that while his father had served in the RAF, Straws was jailed for refusing to fight Hitler. SAYEEDA WARSI The Tory community cohesion spokesman called Griffin a thoroughly deceptive man, adding that her grandfathers served in the war and it was disgusting for the BNP to use Churchill for its publicity. BONNIE GREER The black American playwright told Griffin Churchill would not have been accepted into the BNP as his mother was part Native American Indian. CHRIS HUHNE The Lib-Dem home affairs spokesman asked Griffin: Which bit did Adolf Hitler go a bit too far? Critical of governments immigration and border control policy. NICK GRIFFIN Claimed I am the most loathed man in Britain in the eyes of Britains Nazis, before suggesting the Ku Klux Klan leader was non- violent. A gay woman drew cheers when she told him: The feeling of revulsion is mutual, -- which Griffin appeared to laugh along with. He attacked Islam as a wicked, vicious faith. Support: Jean- Marie Le Pen shaking hands with Nick Griffin in 2004 HOW THE PANELLISTS PERFORMED... Emma tackles racism for her adopted son EMMA THOMPSON is to give a talk to university lecturers on racism after her adopted African son suffered abuse. Thompson, 50, says Tindyebwa Agaba, 22, had unpleasant experiences because of his colour while at Exeter University. Next month she will give a lecture at the Devon uni on how to treat black students. The Oscar-winning actress and her partner Greg Wise adopted the former child soldier in 2003, after he fled genocide in Rwanda. Thompson said: He had some unpleasant experiences at Exeter, but also some good ones. University spokesman Stuart Franklin said: Racism is a sad reality. We would be nave to think it did not affect some of the 18,000 people on campuses. Unpleasant experiences: Emma with her adopted son Tindyebwa Agaba index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html