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Simon Parke: Glory and bonfires

ONLY a hermit in the deserts of Middle Egypt will have failed to notice Nick Griffin’s recent appear­ance on Question Time. He will also have missed the shining figure of glory emerging from this bonfire of hypocrisy.

The shining figure is not Mr Griffin, a small-time bigot who hit the publicity jackpot. We will grant him a little bravery; for a figure of hate must live with threats. But we will not grant him pity or applause, because he peddles a myth of ...

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