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<b>Friday 23 October:</b> Question Time question dodging, Darling's call to the North and local single mum wins blog award

Published on October 23rd 2009.

NORTH WEST MEP NICK GRIFFIN appeared on Question Time yesterday amidst angry scenes outside the BBC Television Centre in London. Hundreds of people protested against the BNP leader appearing on the show, which the broadcaster said was “due to impartiality rules”. Asked on the programme about a quote attributed to him in which he equated six million deaths in the Holocaust with the flat earth theory he replied that "European law" stopped him explaining.

A MOORS MURDER VICTIM’S MOTHER is hoping a trust fund will finance the search for her son’s remains on Saddleworth Moore. Keith Bennet was killed by the Moors murderers more than 40 years ago. Greater Manchester Police called off the search for the 12-year-old’s body in July. The boy’s mother, Winnie Johnson wants to use The Keith Bennet Trust Fund to employ a team to find the grave, saying, “It would be heaven if we found him.”

THE NORTH NEEDS TO “DIVERSIFY” if it is to successfully end its reliance on the state, according to the Chancellor. Alistair Darling said the North's economy was changing, because "the heavy industry is going, although it has got a large public sector", adding, “the North has got to look at encouraging more private sector involvement.”

A SINGLE MUM FROM SALFORD has scooped a double award at the annual Manchester Blog Awards. Emily Morris, 27, won the personal blog and best written categories at the event for her online diary - Sh***y Twenties, at the newly reopened Band on the Wall.

This ‘N’ That wisdom: Jealousy is the only vice that gives no pleasure.

Taken from the free calendar available at This 'n' That, Soap Street, Northern Quarter. Wisdom rating 6/10

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eugeneOctober 23rd 2009.

off topic here, but...i lobve the new Blackdog Ballroom. Very chic (and not snobby....yet? - hope not)Leep up the good work :-)

AnonymousOctober 23rd 2009.

You can find that blog at http://myshittytwenties.wordpress.com :)

Paris HiltonOctober 23rd 2009.

Whos this Nick Griffin and why was nobody watching me instead of him? Thats Hot.

jaybeeOctober 23rd 2009.

The BBC Question Time prog was a joke. A hand picked anti Griffin audience, a hand picked anti-Griffin panel and a so, so biased chairman. Griffin neve got a chance to give an answer being constantly interupted and howled down. His silly statements made in his youth were all that was of interest to the show and it was a sick parody of the usual format. I liked the part when Straw claimed 'we fought the Nazis' we? Griffins dad was in the RAF servicing our brave pilots radios whilst Straw's dad preferred the comforts of a prison cell to fighting against Hitler. The mob of so-called anti-fascists are a collection of the usual far-left rabble rousers of the SWP, RCP, WP, Communist Party etc etc and the unwashed. These thugs are apologists for Communism that killed up to 100 million souls last century...yet the mass media gives them an easy ride. They are the true fascists who deny the right of free speech. And finally, thanks to Blair's former advisor, Andrew Neather, we now know that Labour allowed millions of immigrants in to the country to destroy our communities. Three million unemployed at present, three million immigrants. Pay cuts for those still in a job and big business rubbing its hands. White working class suffer and Blair is on hand to become President of the EU Superstate...and the extremists of the far-left wonder how Nick Griffin was elected MEP. Well done Mr Griffin, you showed them up for what they are...traitors.

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