Mr Griffin, aka, C***.
BBC.BBC to allow BNP on Question Time
British National Party leader Nick Griffin will be allowed to appear on Question Time, the BBC Trust has said.
The BBC's governing body had convened a meeting to consider complaints from Welsh Secretary Peter Hain and others about Mr Griffin's appearance.
The trust said it was "a question of editorial judgment" whether it was appropriate for the BNP to appear.
But Mr Hain insisted the BBC had "made one of the biggest mistakes in its proud history".
In an article for Thursday's Guardian newspaper, BBC director general Mark Thompson has said the case against inviting the BNP to appear on Question Time is "a case for censorship".
BBC.Anti-BNP groups to protest at BBC
Protesters are expected to picket BBC Television Centre in London later ahead of the appearance of BNP leader Nick Griffin on Question Time.
Cabinet minister Peter Hain's appeal to the BBC Trust to stop Mr Griffin appearing was rejected on Wednesday.
The trust said it was a "question of editorial judgement" whether it was appropriate for the BNP to appear.
BBC head Mark Thompson said the case against having the BNP on Question Time is "a case for censorship".
Writing in Thursday's Guardian newspaper, Mr Thompson added only governments could decide which organisations should be banned from the airwaves.
The BBC Trust has asked Mr Thompson to ensure the pre-recorded programme was within BBC guidelines.
The decision to allow Mr Griffin, whose party won two seats in the European Parliament in elections in June, has prompted an outcry among anti-fascist protesters.
Is this good, is this bad?
Although I think I'd rather he weren't there at all, I'm kind of looking forward to seeing what happens.