So, BBC Question Time featuring Nick Griffin has been and gone.
And I have to say, Griffin can go home tonight feeling very, very happy. He didn't fuck up, he was as slippery as Jack Straw when it came to difficult questions, he went into the most hostile audience / panel / chair combination I've ever seen and he survived it.
He had twenty tonnes of glorious publicity, he held his own against severe challenges and he looked in charge of himself and of the situation. He didn't convince me and he didn't convince anyone in the studio, but I think a lot of people who were watching might feel differently.
Because the politicians didn't take him seriously and lined up the most useless panel of twats against him. When Chris fucking Huhne stands out as the guy who landed the best punches, you fucking know you're in trouble. Their combined intellectual efforts were not enough to land a killer blow.
So he's had acres of press coverage, riots trying to shut him down, didn't get (metaphorically) killed in a seriously hostile show ... as far as he concerned, it couldn't have gone any better unless he'd been gang-raped by Warsi and Greer.
Well done to the intellectual heavyweights in the LibLabCon clusterfuck for screwing his one completely and utterly.
Update: Peter Hoskin makes a good point here. Only one real blow landed on him, and it was an own goal.
Update 2: The Curate's Egg has a good bit.