Like Iain Dale, I initially felt that the Palace's decision to bar Nick Griffin was a mistake. The invitation to Griffin proffered in his role as and MEP, and thus was in many ways an invitation in recognition ofthe votes of thousands, not in any way a suggestion of support for him or his policies.
As such, much as it must be distasteful he had earned the honour.
But the reasoning displayed by the palace is on the button. There is no doubt by broadcasting his invitation on the BNP website, calling for suggestions on what he she say to the Queen and so on was deeply inapproriate.
The fact that his fellow BNP MEP Andrew Brons seems not to have been excluded makes the point entirely.
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