The BNP thrive on being vilified, being picked on, being treated as a special case. I sit next to a member of the BNP on the London Assembly and I can assure you they are nothing to be scared of.
When they are given the opportunity to act like real politicians they struggle and then they fail. This can be seen in council chambers across the country and in any video of Mayor's Question Time you might want to watch. Elected BNP members quickly move from being a mild irritation to becoming a complete irrelevance.
Question Time provided the perfect vehicle to show this incompetence, but the BBC did what so many on the left do, obsess about the BNP and feed their inflated sense of self importance. It was clear that Almost the whole of tonight's programme focussed on Nick Griffin and the BNP. Where were the questions on the postal strike, the funding cuts for the TA, swine flu, recording of crime figures etc. etc. etc?
The BBC treated Nick Griffin and the BNP as a special case, they are not special they're just crap.