Buckingham Palace and the Greater London Authority are under pressure to explain why a BNP member was last week allowed to attend a garden party hosted by the Queen.And why, exactly, does the Palace have to ‘explain’ themselves to anyone over when a party is held? And who they choose to invite?
Questions were raised yesterday over whether officials had misled the public to avoid further embarrassment, following the scandal that erupted when Barnbrook invited BNP leader Nick Griffin as his guest. Mr Griffin later decided not to attend.Which disappointed no-one, except those looking to make political capital out of it.
Both the Palace and the Assembly allowed reports giving the incorrect date of Mr Barnbook's visit to be published.
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A spokesman for anti-fascist group Searchlight said: 'We were surprised to hear Richard Barnbrook's attendance at the garden party was kept so quiet.‘Surprised’? No, I don’t think that was the word you first thought of….