There’s been much ado in today’s press about a guest attending one of the Queen’s annual garden parties to be held in June.
Nick Griffin is the leader of the British National Party (BNP) and is being taken to the event as the guest of a BMP member of the London Assembly.
London’s mayor, Boris Johnson has publically accused the far right BNP of trying to turn the garden party into a “political event” which seems to be a bit rich coming from someone with the track record of Boris.
Last time I checked, we were living in a democratic society where freedom of speech is paramount and people of differing views are tolerated. The Queen is the figurehead of our society and during her reign has met people with all beliefs and attitudes – many far worse then those of the BNP. She is the ultimate professional and I am sure she will be able to handle the situation with both grace and charm.
Whatever mainstream politicians may think of the BNP and its moral standing, after recent events, now is not really the perfect time for the ‘pot to be calling the kettle black!’