There the BBC will be showcasing the BNP on a panel alongside the mainstream parties as an equally legitimate, respectable, democratic political party, when it is nothing of the kind.Which is true, but Hain himself has appeared on these things for years and everyone still thinks he is a sleazy crook so why it will be different for the BNP I don't know.
Hain is only in favour of boycotting some fascist groups, with others he is an ethusiastic supporter. In March 1996 the Independent's John Rentoul and Alan Murdoch reported:
Meanwhile, Tony Blair hit out yesterday at Labour MPs who expressed open support for Sinn Fein, the political wing of the IRA. The Labour leader described backbencher John Austin-Walker's attendance at the conference as "wrong and foolish". And he dissociated himself from a greetings message from five Labour MPs, including Peter Hain, who is an Opposition whip in the Commons.
This was whilst the IRA were still active, in fact only the previous month they had bombed London Docklands killing two people. Now I'm thinking that if Nick Griffin had sent a cheery message of greeting to an organsiation that had murdered an Asian shopkeeper the previous month we would never hear the end of it (and rightly so) but for Peter Hain this is acceptable.