Was the palace right to bar Nick Griffin?
BNP leader Nick Griffin has been denied entry to a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Should he have been allowed in?
Buckingham Palace say this is "due to the fact he has overtly used his personal invitation for party political purpose through the media" which in turn increases the security threat and potential discomfort to other guests.
The palace statement said: "The decision to deny entry is not intended to show any disrespect to the democratic process by which the invitation was issued. However, we would apply the same rules to anyone who tried to blatantly politicise their attendance in this way."
Mr Griffin's personal invitation to the garden party on Thursday was issued to him as an elected member of the European Parliament.
Did Nick Griffin blatantly politicise his attendance? Is the ban fair? Should he have been given a personal invitation?
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