• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Should the BNP be allowed to make Party Political Broadcasts on national TV?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Should the BNP be allowed to make Party Political Broadcasts on national TV? "Would you choose to live in a country where you were judged by your parentage? A country where your skin colour came before character? A country without choices? For the vast majority of you in here today, the answer to those questions would be "No." Yet many of you sitting in front of me now shamelessly argue to let the British National Party make speeches on national TV to help them achieve their ultimate aim of turning our country into one just like the type in which you would choose not to live. Where all of those things could come true. "You may believe that a short, simple Party Political Broadcast would not do so much damage. Believe me, it could. The British National Party knows how to appeal to the people who would grant them votes. Unfortunately some people will take the BNP and won't see them for what they truly are- a group of narrow-minded lazy bigots, who wish to rid this country of anybody they do not consider 'right.' Their speeches are tactical and convincing, and could easily sway the minds of the weaker-minded members of our community. ...read more.

Middle

Our society is already a yob-culture in which children have to grow up. We are not born with the incentive to be racist. A young child can be asked to describe a person and will say every detail except for the fact that they are black Asian or white. We learn racism if we live racism. Too many children in today's World are growing up with the harsh reality of this persistent problem. How would you feel if you knew your children may not be safe because they look different to the majority of children in their area? Their home. Many blacks and Asians experience this feeling day in, day out. Our country needs to move with the other developed countries of this World. The British National Party is holding us back in this area. They claim they are "Creating a future for British children," yet what sort of future is it if they cannot live harmoniously and without prejudice? What sort of future is this for the children of Asian or black descent in our communities? For many of their families have been in this country longer than many white families the British National Party would not discriminate against. ...read more.

Conclusion

Sending asylum seekers home would be almost like committing murder. A crime in the eyes of the law and the God whom all monotheistic religions share. "Films, television programmes, books and other commercial products can be banned by law if they are truly racist without reason, as they can be very influential. I'm sure there is not one person in this room that has ever read an argument or listened to a debate and not reconsidered their opinion. A party political broadcast is a television programme. The BNP are racist and therefore should they not be banned?. Why should the broadcasting committee's rules be broken for one political party? In the cases of directors and authors we can take away free speech, why not with the BNP? We should NOT weaken to let them broadcast their views, ESPECIALLY not in a prime-time slot on television when impressionable members of our community may be watching. My final point for you to consider is this. The main argument for the British National Party being allowed to make Party Political Broadcasts is that by not allowing them to you are taking away their free speech, a right every man should have. Yet if we did allow them to make broadcasts, if they did brainwash the impressionable members of our community, if they did come to power, there may be no free speech to take away. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Politics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Politics essays

  1. Asylum seekers

    They choose the town of Lee to test this idea out. They were going to take over an old naval base and turn this into the "Asylum Heaven". But, the local community had very strong views about the centre being built.

  2. Russia - political past, present and future

    The Bolsheviks together with Lenin gained more and more support from the common population, as they were able to establish the "socialistic paradise" and life free of dictatorship in the minds of people who lived lives of uncertainty and hopeless poverty.

  1. The Kurds make up about blank% of Turkeys population

    Kurds could not express their culture in any way. They could not write anything to promote their culture or write anything negative of the Turks. The Turks just wanted to make them go away. At least the Turks were not as brutal towards the Kurds as the Europeans were to the Native Americans in earlier US history.

  2. A critical analysis of selected election literature and party political broadcasts from the general ...

    The slogan is split in two, with a picture in between. The picture splits the question and the answer. "Election communication" and "hotline" give a sense of urgency and of professionalism. This is one of the qualities of the party and it is therefore important that these are portrayed in the leaflet.

  1. Is the Media an independent political actor?

    person to leave Britain please turn out the lights"6 filled the front page of the Sun on the morning of Election Day 1992. Coverage of the 1997 General Election saw an unprecedented shift of support away from the Conservative Party as John Major's leadership suffered severe criticism in the press

  2. Critically evaluate the impact of the National Lottery since its inception on the arts ...

    to the application process, as the target for 2003/2004 for the average cost of each application (a performance measure used by the council) was �5000, yet it only actually cost �3831 (under half of what each application cost on average the previous year)

  1. Shifting blame for Home Office mistakes in dealing with asylum seekers

    It is for that reason and for that reason alone, and with a heavy heart, that I resign from the government."7 Robin was not the only one who decided to resign. The International Development Secretary Clare Short resigned from the government as well.

  2. An Introspective Study: Elitist Views of Political Socialisation in Education.

    had realised multiple questions had all given way to the same oriented answer. With a one-question approach, the interview would be both flexible and standardized. Participants also had no idea of what was going to be asked. This was important because it simplified representative data from possible external influences they could have consciously or unconsciously gathered before the interview.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work