Having previously called gay people “repulsive”, Ian Paisley Jr’s homophobic pedigree is not in doubt. Last night’s Question Time¬†featured the unedifying spectacle of him goading Peter Tatchell: “You’re entitled to get married tomorrow, Peter. You’re just not entitled to get married to a man.” The studio audience seemed less than impressed.

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has confronted BNP leader Nick Griffin, calling him a “gutless coward”. Mr. Griffin was emerging from BBC studios in Westminster when Mr. Tatchell approached him, asking “Isn’t it about time you apologised to the British people for your party’s long history of anti-Semitism, homophobia and attacks on the Muslim community?” […]