BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Straw joins debate alongside BNP
Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said he has agreed to take part in a debate alongside the British National Party on the BBC's Question Time programme.
Speaking on the Politics Show in the North West, Mr Straw said he would join a panel which will include BNP leader Nick Griffin, the Tories and Lib Dems.
He said the BNP were defeated when Labour "fought them hard".
Labour does not share a platform with the party normally but said it would take on the its "disgusting politics".
Very interesting I see as usual the Labour are being idiots in this. If you wish to prove how much the BNP is or isn't a race party wouldn't you take part in any debate you can engage them in. Especially on the largest and most watch political show in England or is the Labour Party cowards. At least the Tories and Lib Dems have no problem with taking the BNP on and Labour wonders why they keep lossing.