GRIF­FIN WARN­ING

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment&analysis -

The rea­son­ing be­hind Nick Grif­fin’s re­fusal on Ques­tion Time to ex­plain his views on the Holo­caust was a le­gal non­sense and re­vealed far more about him­self and the views of his party than he might have hoped.

Those who per­sis­tently and de­lib­er­ately mis­rep­re­sent and ma­nip­u­late his­tor­i­cal ev­i­dence on the Holo­caust have a hid­den agenda to pro­mote divi­sion and ha­tred. Grif­fin’s per­for­mance, and the pub­lic­ity he has re­ceived in the me­dia over the last few weeks, are a warn­ing to us all that we must pre­vent the BNP mak­ing fur­ther in­roads, and un­der­lines why Holo­caust ed­u­ca­tion in schools is so cru­cial — to ed­u­cate stu­dents on the dan­gers of al­low­ing the pol­i­tics of ha­tred to gain a foothold in so­ci­ety. Lord Jan­ner of Braun­stone QC Chair­man Holo­caust Ed­u­ca­tional Trust Lon­don WC1

It does con­cern me that the BNP leader ap­pear­ing on Ques­tion Time has re­ceived more cov­er­age than the in­vi­ta­tion by the Con­ser­va­tives to form a work­ing re­la­tion­ship with Euro­pean leaders with a far-right past. Cer­tainly we need to keep a close watch on Nick Grif­fin and his co­horts, but to give Michal Kamin­ski and Roberts Zile a cloak of re­spectabil­ity by our lead­ing politi­cians and Jewish leaders is in­ex­pli­ca­ble. Tony Halle Hedge Lane, Lon­don N13

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