We were contacted by Wiltshire BBC for a radio interview on Matthew Smith's Sunday Morning programme. However, we were then advised that the BNP Press Officer would also be on the programme.
We therefore withdrew from the programme as we will not share air time with a racist and fascist organisation. Particularly as the only reason the story was in the news in the first place was because we were leafleting against the BNP -we see no need to give these fascists an opportunity to promote race hatred over the airwaves.
We have now been told that the BBC intend to proceed anyway with the BNP interview. This is irresponsible and sensationalist journalism from the BBC - instead of denying the BNP publicity they are courting them.
If you have any doubts about the true nature of the BNP please check the facts at this web-site: http://www.stopthebnp.com/
Please e-mail and telephone complaints as soon as possible to BBC Swindon and Wiltshire: email@example.com
Newsdesk: 01793 513652
Race Officer - Swindon and Wiltshire GMB Union