Full marks to the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for confronting the BNP’s Nick Griffin today about his party’s record of ‘homophobia, antisemitism and attacks on the Muslim community’. It was all caught on film and can be viewed here. Just watch how Griffin’s minders violently push Tatchell out of the way rather than allow their beloved leader to be questioned. What a love for free speech they must have!
I have been honoured to share a speaking platform with Peter on two occasions and I learned much from him both times. He has been a life-long campaigner for gay rights and was doing so when there was still a lot of prejudice against gay people. Today’s Britain is thankfully a lot more tolerant regarding the issue of sexual orientation and it is due in no small part to the efforts of people like Peter Tatchell.