Monday, 23 November 2009

POLICE SECURITY FOR GRIFFIN ON QUESTION TIME COST £143,000




BNP leader Nick Griffin’s controversial appearance on Question Time will cost taxpayers £143,000 in police costs, it was revealed today.


Critics are now calling for the BBC to pay for the cost of protecting the leader of the far right party from anti-fascist groups who protested outside the corporation's studios in west London, last month.  The Met drafted in thousands of extra police at a cost of £109,000 and spent a further £13,000 in overtime, and £21,000 on road closures, erecting barriers and a helicopter.  The decision to invite Mr Griffin on to Question Time prompted a mass demonstration, with at least 500 protesters picketing the corporation.


Labour MP Andy Slaughter, whose constituency covers the Television Centre in White City, said BBC bosses should pay for the security out of the £17.5 million they pocketed in bonuses last year.

Sorry, I don't believe that should be the case.  The cost should be paid for by London Council Taxpayers.  If they want to have all these HQs on their doorstep they have to pay for them, the same way that Glasgow and Scotland as a whole is paying for the COMMONWEALTH GAMES.  We should not IMO be paying for the London Olympics but that is another matter.

Were the BBC right to have Griffin on QUESTIONTIME?  I believe so, but as discussed on previous postings the show was badly directed and presented.  As ARISTOTLE once said, "WHEN THE SWORD OF DAMACLESE FALLS, SOME FUCKER'S GOING TO GET CUT"! 

13 comments:

Mr Garrow of Newgate said...

They should have turned all the protestors upside down and emptied their pockets to pay for it. Apart from the old fucker in the centre. Probably have killed the old bastard.
Haven't these gimps heard of free speech ?

Dark Lochnagar said...

Mr Garrow. I did think of putting the comment on the posting that the protesters should have paid for it, only £268 each. Surely a small price to pay for free speech to protest. Aye, what's that stupid old fucker in the middle doing. I bet he was on his way to the pub when he saw the crowd and thought to himself, fuck me the Arsenal must be playing, I'll just follow them and go to the game.

The Young Oligarch said...

Call me obtuse , but were the "demonstrators"/agitators not from tax-payer funded organisations like UAF ?

Why Teddy Taylor put his name to their shameful operation escapes me . Call me Dave's motivations are less opaque .

scunnert said...

DL - aye - let London pay for it.

technophobe said...

scunnert. How does one access your website ? I click away but nothing happens.

INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

Indeedee DL you cannot cut the Gordion knot without breaking eggs.

Since the whole thing was staged from begining to end I'm sure the tab was picked up by MI5 anyway since their agent was in da house at the time. Everything else in MSM is there just to take the piss out of us or to wind us up.

Isn't it amazing how some things are counted down the the last penny like clips of ammo and white benefit theft. Other things like shooting innocent people dead by robots is in a vague indifferentiable "pot".


I hate that word!! It is quintessentially GGT!"

Dark Lochnagar said...

Oli, it seems to me that quite a few of the placards have UNITE on them. Now presumeabley this is the Unite trade union. Interestingly I was reading tonight in Sunday's Herald that they shoved a six figure sum into Willie Bain's election because he is a member. They also organised large amounts of their members to make phone calls to Labour voters. Now if Unite have all this money it seems perfectly reasonable to me to ask them to pay for the police costs.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Scunnert, fucking right. They want to be the capital, so let them pay.

Dark Lochnagar said...

INCOMING!!!!!! I have noticed that you are not one to mix metaphors, however they know the value of everything and the value of nothing. Aye, you could be and probably are right. Griffin could well be a MI5 plant, but you would have thought they would have got one with some brains, but he might just be a good actor!

The Young Oligarch said...

Ah , DL ! You get to the point .

Were the "demonstrators" sent by "Unite Against Fascism" (State sponsored goons) or UNITE (conglomeration of many unions AND state sponsored goons)?

Is there a difference ?

We , in the land of McConnell , know not .

banned said...

Yeah, identify the Polytechnic lecturer in the middle and make him pay.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Oli, if UNITE is state sponsored, how then can they be allowed to demonstrate against a legal poitical party in the U.K. It's a bit like the Labour Government sponsooring a group to go and break up Tory party meetings. Fucking shouldn't be allowed!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned. I'm still convinced the old twat doesn't know why he is there by the look on his gub. He's probably some BBC executive on £600,000 a year!