BNP Expel Former Leader Griffin

BNP Expel Former Leader Griffin

Nick Griffin was on Wednesday expelled from the British National Party, three months after stepping down as leader of the far-right group following disastrous results at the European Parliament elections.

In a statement, the party accused the 55-year-old of seeking to “destabilise” the party and “embroil it in factionalism”.

“Although we all appreciate that Nick has achieved a lot for our party in the past, we must also remember that the party is bigger than any individual,” Clive Jefferson, a member of the conduct committee, said.

“Nick did not adjust well to being given the honorary title of president and it soon became obvious that he was unable to work as an equal member of the team and alarmingly his behaviour became more erratic and disruptive.”

Griffin responded on Twitter, claiming that the party leadership was engaged in “plastic gangster games”.

He stepped aside at a party leadership meeting in July after nearly 15 years in charge of the anti-immigration group, which campaigns for Britain to leave the European Union. 

Having won 6.3 percent of the vote in 2009, the party polled just over one percent in May’s European elections, with Griffin losing his seat, the only one the party held.


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