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BNP's Griffin stepping down as leader

Postby Chumblywumbly » Mon May 24, 2010 8:08 am

....in a bit.

BNP leader Nick Griffin to stand down ... in 2013

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, has agreed to stand down in 2013 as part of an attempt to stave off an immediate leadership challenge.

Griffin has been facing growing internal criticism after the party's disastrous performance in the general and local elections. He told a meeting of the BNP's special advisory council at the weekend that he would make way for "someone who will be able to drive support up to where it can be a serious contender for power".

Griffin was beaten into third place in its key target seat of Barking – trailing Labour's Margaret Hodge by 18,000 votes. The party failed to make any breakthrough in the council elections and lost all but two of its 28 sitting councillors.

According to the party's website, Griffin told the advisory council he was prepared to stand down in three years' time.

"By then I would have been leader of the BNP for 15 years and that is long enough," Griffin said. "It will be time to make way for a younger person who does not have any baggage which can be used against the party."

However, anti-racist campaigners described Griffin's announcement as part of a wider power struggle inside the BNP.

"Far from being a resignation this is a naked attempt by Griffin to play for time in an attempt to cling to power," said Daniel Hodges, from Searchlight.

The BNP's election campaign was dogged by problems and descended into violence on the eve of the poll when the BNP councillor and London organiser, Bob Bailey, was caught on camera fighting in the street with a group of teenagers.


It's interesting to note that this not only comes after the BNP's poor showing at the pools, but also after Nick Griffin's poster boy, Mark Collett was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Griffin, in what the BNP leadership described as an attempted "palace coup".

So, are we seeing an imploding BNP? Was Labour's anti-BNP campaign in Barking a success outside of the polls?
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Postby Kayliea » Mon May 24, 2010 8:10 am

:lol: "The message of Barking to the BNP is: Get out and stay out. You are not welcome here, you are not wanted here, and your vile politics have no place in British democracy."

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Postby Risottia » Mon May 24, 2010 8:14 am

Time to replace Griffin, but let's keep it in the family...
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Postby Karsol » Mon May 24, 2010 8:21 am

Risottia wrote:Time to replace Griffin, but let's keep it in the family...
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Peter Griffin, next BNP leader, and his family.

Stewie seems more the type >.>
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Postby Risottia » Mon May 24, 2010 8:24 am

Karsol wrote:
Risottia wrote:Time to replace Griffin, but let's keep it in the family...
Peter Griffin, next BNP leader, and his family.

Stewie seems more the type >.>

He's too intelligent to get involved in the BNP. Bet he's working on replacing Cameron.
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Postby Karsol » Mon May 24, 2010 8:27 am

Risottia wrote:
Karsol wrote:
Risottia wrote:Time to replace Griffin, but let's keep it in the family...
Peter Griffin, next BNP leader, and his family.

Stewie seems more the type >.>

He's too intelligent to get involved in the BNP. Bet he's working on replacing Cameron.

I thought that would have been Brian, as an imitation of Churchill.
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Mon May 24, 2010 8:28 am

Did the fact that the BNP's key target seat was called 'Barking' set anyone else achuckle?

Yes, 'achuckle' is a brand new word i invented. Embrace it.
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Postby Risottia » Mon May 24, 2010 8:30 am

Karsol wrote:
Risottia wrote:
Karsol wrote:
Risottia wrote:Time to replace Griffin, but let's keep it in the family...
Peter Griffin, next BNP leader, and his family.

Stewie seems more the type >.>

He's too intelligent to get involved in the BNP. Bet he's working on replacing Cameron.

I thought that would have been Brian, as an imitation of Churchill.

Nah. Brian is already running for Labour leadership.
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Postby Karsol » Mon May 24, 2010 8:30 am

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Did the fact that the BNP's key target seat was called 'Barking' set anyone else achuckle?

Yes, 'achuckle' is a brand new word i invented. Embrace it.

You clearly never heard of the chuckle brothers, they mentioned it once in an episode, the navy one I think.
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Postby Hydesland » Mon May 24, 2010 8:31 am

Risottia wrote:Nah. Brian is already running for Labour leadership.


I had him down as a Lib Dem.

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Postby Risottia » Mon May 24, 2010 8:31 am

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Did the fact that the BNP's key target seat was called 'Barking' set anyone else achuckle?

Why yes!

Yes, 'achuckle' is a brand new word i invented. Embrace it.


I for one embrace my new achucklement.
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Postby Risottia » Mon May 24, 2010 8:33 am

Hydesland wrote:
Risottia wrote:Nah. Brian is already running for Labour leadership.

I had him down as a Lib Dem.

Really?
...hmmm...
As a matter of fact, the Cameron-Clegg coalition could be one of those episodes focused mostly on Brian and Stewie...
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Postby La Habana » Mon May 24, 2010 8:34 am

The BNP is a running joke at the best of times; it is no wonder that the BNP is in crisis, it always is.......
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Postby Adauchi » Mon May 24, 2010 8:34 am

Karsol wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Did the fact that the BNP's key target seat was called 'Barking' set anyone else achuckle?

Yes, 'achuckle' is a brand new word i invented. Embrace it.

You clearly never heard of the chuckle brothers, they mentioned it once in an episode, the navy one I think.


somehow they're still alive, i reckon they're zombies.

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Postby Adauchi » Mon May 24, 2010 8:36 am

La Habana wrote:The BNP is a running joke at the best of times; it is no wonder that the BNP is in crisis, it always is.......


although, i did find it reassuring that they lost all their Councillor seats too.

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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Mon May 24, 2010 8:41 am

I hope when he steps down he trips and falls into a vat of acid.

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Postby Southern Patriots » Mon May 24, 2010 8:51 am

The BNP really needs a new leader who will do his best to make the whole group not look insane. :?

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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Mon May 24, 2010 8:53 am

EvilDarkMagicians wrote:I hope when he steps down he trips and falls into a vat of acid.


As curses go, very uncreative. No points for you.

I hope his grandchildren are born brown and gay. :)
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Postby Karsol » Mon May 24, 2010 9:01 am

Southern Patriots wrote:The BNP really needs a new leader who will do his best to make the whole group not look insane. :?

Quite hard that, as Britian is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. >.>
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Postby Unchecked Expansion » Mon May 24, 2010 9:03 am

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Did the fact that the BNP's key target seat was called 'Barking' set anyone else achuckle?

Yes, 'achuckle' is a brand new word i invented. Embrace it.

Hey!
I was born in Barking...

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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Mon May 24, 2010 9:03 am

Southern Patriots wrote:The BNP really needs a new leader who will do his best to make the whole group not look insane. :?


Maybe their new leader should be brown and gay. :)
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Mon May 24, 2010 9:04 am

Unchecked Expansion wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Did the fact that the BNP's key target seat was called 'Barking' set anyone else achuckle?

Yes, 'achuckle' is a brand new word i invented. Embrace it.

Hey!
I was born in Barking...


Figures. :p
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Postby Unchecked Expansion » Mon May 24, 2010 9:04 am

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
Unchecked Expansion wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Did the fact that the BNP's key target seat was called 'Barking' set anyone else achuckle?

Yes, 'achuckle' is a brand new word i invented. Embrace it.

Hey!
I was born in Barking...


Figures. :p


Harsh, but fair.

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Postby Karsol » Mon May 24, 2010 9:05 am

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
Southern Patriots wrote:The BNP really needs a new leader who will do his best to make the whole group not look insane. :?


Maybe their new leader should be brown and gay. :)

Have been having an exta-maritial affair? You seem to bring up brown gay men a lot recently, hiding something?:p
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Postby The Imperial Navy » Mon May 24, 2010 9:07 am

BNP in 2013: Different leader, same shit.

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