Posts Tagged ‘extremism

22
Oct
09

Is the best way to fight extremism to ignore it?

griffin qt

 It is not often that we pick a completely British story, but this one got us talking most in the meeting.
It is quite close to home – there are protesters outside the BBC’s TV studios because of it.

They are angry because the leader of the far right British National Party, Nick Griffin, will be appearing on BBC TV’s top political programme Question Time tonight.  He was invited on after getting 6% of the vote in recent European elections, as the BBC’s chief political adviser Ric Bailey explained a few weeks ago.
Continue reading ‘Is the best way to fight extremism to ignore it?’

09
Sep
08

On Air: Is the international approach in Afghanistan all wrong?

Two stories have got you talking today and they are inextricably linked. President Bush is set to announce he’s to send more troops to Afghanistan. He will say that the improving security situation in Iraq will allow a “quiet surge” of troops in Afghanistan in coming months. Continue reading ‘On Air: Is the international approach in Afghanistan all wrong?’




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