BNP’s Nick Griffin Declares Bankruptcy

Peter Dominiczak, Telegraph (London), January 3, 2014

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, has been declared bankrupt.

The MEP appeared at Welshpool County Court this week and declared himself bankrupt.

There was initially speculation that his bankruptcy would disqualify Mr Griffin from sitting as an MEP.

However, a rule change means that bankruptcy no longer automatically prevents someone sitting in the European Parliament.

Mr Griffin claimed that he will now write a booklet on “dealing with debt”.

The BNP’s membership has collapsed in recent years, according to reports.

Mr Griffin wrote on Twitter: “A note for all: Being bankrupt does not prevent me being or standing as an MEP. It does free me from financial worries.”

He added: “Party funds are not affected in any way. Our campaign in May will be our most professional yet and I will be lead candidate in the North West.

“I am now turning the experience to the benefit of hard-up constituents by producing a booklet on dealing with debt. No surrender!”

A spokesman said that it is “business as usual” for the party and for Mr Griffin.

“He was in Welshpool magistrates,” the spokesman said. “He tried to have a settlement with the firm of solicitors who were after him. They simply refused . . . they weren’t having anything other than bankruptcy.

“But politically it makes no difference.”

In June Mr Griffin visited Syria on what he described as a “fact finding mission”.

Calling Damascus a “modern, bustling city”, he compared security to that of Belfast during the Troubles, and aside from “occasional explosions” in the distance, said life in the Syrian capital was “normal”.

Mr Griffin will be automatically discharged from bankruptcy in one year, on January 2 2015, in accordance with the Insolvency Act.

Mr Griffin was elected for the North West region of England in 2009.

Advice published by the Electoral Commission said bankruptcy in itself does not bar someone from being a member of the European Parliament or standing for election.

Restrictions are only triggered if an individual is made subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order or debt relief restrictions order.

The Insolvency Service said such orders had not been made in Mr Griffin’s case.

Before April 1, 2004 being bankrupt itself would have disqualified a person from standing as an MEP or MP.

The restriction was amended as part of the Insolvency Act 1986 so only the addition of a Bankruptcy Restriction Order on top of being bankrupt means a person being disqualified.

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  • Spartacus

    To be honest, I don’t know what the hell happened to the BNP. They used to be very well organized, with a sound ideology and a realistic chance to become the third party in Britain.

    • Hunter Morrow

      They got hounded to death and were forced to have nonwhites in the party.

    • jackryanvb

      Bad Karma from World War II .

      Slaughter of civilians in Dresden and Hamburg, putting Boer farmers in Concentration Camps In SA…

      Bad karma.

      • alex

        Do you blame bad karma for the fate of the “Thousand Year Reich”?

        • bilderbuster

          Looking at the changing color of Europe one can see the Bad Karma everywhere for opposing The Reich.

        • bilderbuster

          Could it be “bad karma” for opposing the Reich is the reason for modern Europe’s present multicultural malaise?

    • Internal treachery, and co-option by the UKIP.

    • SirMe

      UKIP attracted a lot people away from the BNP, even though the UKIP aren’t a white nationalist party.

      • Spartacus

        Is UKIP the only reason ? Or is there something else as well ?

        • jeffaral

          Good question! Not long ago the BNP had about 20 thousand members, now it’s down to maybe 4 thousand. Looks like we have a leadership problem hier: The members who left accuse Mr Griffen of being authoritarian, incompetent and not up to the job. Unfortunately the nationalist movement in Britain is in shambles. Very sad indeed.

          • That episode where all the BNP member’s names and addresses were published on line, couldn’t have been very confidence inspiring.

  • David Ashton

    Didn’t he run a pig farm in Wales?

    • bilderbuster

      What’s wrong with that?
      Is eating pork against your religion?

      • David Ashton

        Nothing at all. Quite the opposite.
        I mentioned it as an example of his hard work and self-supporting efforts, and wondered what has happened to his landholding and his family who live there.
        I am now writing after a Sunday morning bacon and egg breakfast. I am neither a Jew nor a Muslim, and have English ancestry. I was baptised in the “Church” of “England”, and am now a reluctant agnostic.
        Your questions suggest a silly slur, and IstvanIN should withdraw his vote.

        • bilderbuster

          Being a pig farmer was used as a silly slur against Heinrich Himmler as he studied agronomy & apprenticed on a farm.
          When you say that being a pig farmer is honest labor I cannot fault you on that & it was an honest mistake on my part if that is the case.

          • David Ashton

            “Das Schwein als Kriterium fur nordische Volker und Semiten” (Walther Darre, 1927).

        • The Australian Right wing politician Pauline Hanson once owned a fish and chip shop, so of course every single time, without fail that she is introduced in the Australian media they announce her as “ex fish and chip owner Pauline Hanson” (well they slip the reference in somewhere), no matter how many political offices and titles she’s held since.

          • David Ashton

            Not as much a disadvantage in Australia which has a lower degree of occupational snobbery than other English-speaking countries. The chief problem for “right wing” parties is what the “far left” call “splittism” (though they have more ideological media sympathy), i.e. division provoked by sectarian squabbling over minor differences, neo-nazi nostalgia, personal vanity, agents provocateurs, cranks and criminals.

  • bigone4u

    Many white men, women, and children are in financial distress in Britain due to the hoards of foreigners taking their jobs and collecting benefits. The same is happening in the US. Don’t buck the system if you goal is to die rich. If you choose to live with honor, you have no choice but to buck the system.

  • jackryanvb

    Nick Griffin has been a brave, fair, decent man defending the legitimate rights of our people while also respecting others like regular, secular, Christian Arabs in places like Syria.

    God protect him and anyone like him/us in these terrible times.

  • Charles W.

    The Powers That Be have a supreme knack for channeling funds to internationalist parties that promote their agenda, and conversely choking off funds from nationalist groups that oppose them.

    An edifying read for anyone interested in “Their” strategy, straight from the horse’s mouth, is something called “Red Symphony”. It is readily available online.

  • jackryanvb

    Why is this the case with intelligent, responsible nationalism in the UK, but notin Switzerland, Holland, France or Spain.

    Why is Britain so viciously anti British?

    What happened?

    • Singingbird1

      Furthermore, I was listed as an ‘Activist’ even though I had never met another BNP Member because of that International Traitor Julian Assange.
      I don’t know the answers to what you ask my friend, but it makes a person very cautious about getting involved again.

    • dodger

      They lack courage.

    • Sick of it

      Britain has a larger population of special people.

  • dodger

    The truth of the matter is that the BNP represent White, British, heterosexual, Christian, working class and middle class people, and the Liberals are going to let them have a say in the running of Britain.

    They are determined that they are to have no political representatives in parliament, unless it’s the crooks that are already there now. Over the last few years a number of the honorable members have done time in the slammer. There is one in there now.

    The extreme elements of the left wing, the communists ally themselves with capitalists elites to ensure the working class are silenced. The elites are happy to work with violent left wing Trotskites who will stop at nothing to silence the working class. Many hundreds of commies have been arrested with very few arrests and prosecutions. We all know how that ones works.

    There doesn’t seem to be any give on either side. Support for the views of the BNP is increasing yet the ruling elites make no concessions.

    Conflict is therefore inevitable.

    I think the saying No taxation without representation has some meaning to you chaps?

  • Norseman

    There are some vital differences between BNP and UKIP, notably in economic policy.

  • odious liberal

    The British secretly want to be dominated politically and sexually by muslims. They have lost their greatness by worshiping at the altar of political correctness and diversity.