The leader of the British National Party has appeared as a panellist on Question Time on BBC1. This is surely only meant to be viewingfigurebustingtellyentertainment. But one should be more careful.
The far right is on the march again.
In Austria’s recent general election, nearly 30 per cent of voters backed extremist right-wing parties. Facism in the birthplace of Hitler is as de rigueur as bold shoulderpads in Shoreditch.
Austria, you wonderful tumour of a place. Tucked in snuggly between Germany and Italy; yet exotic. Go in winter and you encounter fur clad dachshund-stroking pensioners who spend their time ranting about the Turks, the Bulgarians, the Polacks, the Pakis, the Jappos, the Jambo Jambos, ….
Austria gave us Schnitzel, Hitler and Mozart.
The British gave us Curry.
The U.K. is not a country that provides a platform for fascists and holocaust deniers. Jade Goody was until now as primetime racist as it got.
What were they thinking to seriously question someone who should not be given the time of day? Especially not on Question time?
Some people don’t deserve the freedom of speech. Nick Griffin is an Austrian at heart and I bet he enjoys a good Schnitzel.
Schnitzel with Potato Salad
- 2 organic chicken breasts
- 2 eggs, beaten
- salt & pepper
for the potato salad:
Cook new potatoes and dress with vinegar, mustard and dill.
Beat the chicken as hard as you can with a mallet until thin.
Roll chicken in flour.
Dip chicken in egg and then roll in breadcrumbs.
Fry in hot oil until brown.
Salt and pepper chicken and serve with the potato salad and a slice of lemon.