THE British National Party’s ex-Chairman Nick Griffin has been kicked out of the party he headed for 15 years.
In a letter published on Wednesday, October 1, the party’s new Chariman Adam Walker elaborated on his decision to expel Griffin.
The statement read: “We believe that, since being given the title of honorary president, you have put all your efforts into trying to cause disunity by deliberately fabricating a state of crisis.
“The aim of this was to again embroil the BNP in factionalism designed to destabilise our party.”
The nationalist party, infamous for holding beliefs found by the political majority to be racist, xenophobic and homophobic, organised a conduct committee to decide on Griffin’s future, deciding that it was time for him to leave.
It is reported that Griffin leaked, or enabled the leaking of, various reports and allegations on personnel and financial matters onto the internet. He is also reported to have physically threatened a BNP member on at least one occasion.
With Griffin’s behaviour becoming increasingly unpredictable, the party decided that it was time for him to go.
A BNP spokesperson said: “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.
“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.”
After heading the party as Chairman for 15 years, Griffin stood down in July after losing his seat in the European Parliament and filing for bankruptcy.
Griffin took to social media to express his indignation at the decision. In messages published on his Twitter account he claimed to have been kicked out without a trial, and then later wrote: “Only thing is that the ruling Wigton Soviet are operating outside the constitution so I shall ignore their plastic gangster games.”