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What a shame it wasn’t Nigel Farage.

It could have been, considering the description. Turns out it was only Nick Griffin.

He stepped down as leader of the BNP after the disastrous collapse of its vote in the European Parliament elections, when he lost his seat. It seems the extremist members of the British public had found another far-right party to support, headed by another toad-faced leader (as intimated in our headline).

Now the backlash: The BNP’s conduct committee – and you’re probably no less amazed than anyone else at the revelation that it has one – launched an investigation into Griffin’s behaviour when he stepped down as leader in July (after 15 years). Announcing its decision to kick him out, the committee said he had sought to “destabilise” the party and “embroil it in factionalism”.

In return, he tweeted an accusation that the party’s new leadership was indulging in “plastic gangster games” – which is hardly an insult as that’s what the BNP does normally, isn’t it?

Griffin appeared on the BBC’s Question Time in 2009, after the BNP gained six per cent of the vote in that year’s European elections.

The appearance provoked widespread protest from the public. One can only wonder how many of those people now support UKIP.

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