Latest update: 24/10/2009
- British politics - racism - UK
Far-right leader's prime-time appearance sparks furore
The appearance of a far-right leader on a flagship BBC programme has sparked a heated debate in the United Kingdom, amid fears the televised appearance before 8 million viewers could boost the British National Party in forthcoming elections.
Our guests today are Steve Richards, chief political commentator at the Independent newspaper, and Dr Jim Shields, professor of French at Warwick University.