BBC has received no official objection four weeks after BNP leader made controversial appearance on politics show
Almost a month after he vowed to make a complaint to the BBC about his controversial appearance on Question Time, BNP leader Nick Griffin has still to make an official objection. Despite Griffin vowing to lodge a complaint at what he claimed was the "unfair" way the Question Time programme was produced, the BBC has not received a formal complaint.
After he appeared on the BBC's flagship current affairs show in October, Griffin claimed he was treated unfairly by the panel and audience and complained that the show, filmed at Television Centre in London, was broadcast from a city which had changed beyond all recognition because of what he called uncontrolled immigration. "That was not a genuine Question Time; that was a lynch mob," he told Sky News.
A BNP spokesman also said at the time that it planned to put in "a freedom of information request to the BBC and programme-makers to ask about the process of changing the format of the whole programme". "[We want to know] why they felt they had to break with the usual format," the spokesman added.
However, BBC sources confirmed that the corporation has still not received an official objection from Griffin.
"There has still not been a complaint by him or the BNP and we are not aware of any freedom of information requests by him either," said one.
A BNP spokesman said he did not know what Griffin's plans were regarding any complaint: "I'm not sure. There are so many things going on at the moment, it may be that Nick's not done it yet."