A dancer, the BNP, protests and newspaper reporting
The Guardian gave extensive coverage (the whole of page 3) yesterday to demonstrations for and against the dancer Simone Clarke. She had been outed as a member of the British National Party by the paper’s undercover investigation of the far-right party.
Towards the end of the story of the protests surrounding the English National Ballet star, there is this paragraph:
But following yesterday’s demonstration the company, which is publicly funded and is therefore obliged by the Race Relations Act 2000 to promote good race relations, is coming under increasing pressure to explain why one of its highest profile employees is allegedly using her position as a platform for the far-right party.
That is disingenuous. Her membership of the party was not known to the public before the Guardian’s investigation and I have not heard that she had been going around expressing political views.