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The very worst of Nick Griffin in quotes


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Nick Griffin is a repulsive figure at the best of times.

The British National Party leader’s vile, deluded and self-serving rhetoric has in the past attracted criticism from all corners of the political spectrum.

But with over 25,000 followers on Twitter, it seems that many on the social media network actually have plenty the time for what Griffin has to say.

And Griffin’s latest social media outburst has seen him pass a typically blunt view on pictures of Charles Saatchi’s aggressive altercation with other half Nigella Lawson:

“If I had the opportunity to squeeze Nigella Lawson, her throat wouldn’t be my first choice,” the 54-year-old MEP tweeted.

Griffin himself later described the tweet as an “allusion to the attractiveness of Nigella’s profiteroles” but this is hardly the first time the much-maligned politician has spoken out of line.

As such, TNS has delved through the hoards of nonsense Griffin has become infamous for over the years. Enjoy – or rather, don’t:

On Twitter:

Earlier in June, Griffin attracted widespread condemnation for his 140-character attacks on Nelson Mandela, the former Prime Minister of South Africa:

“Saint #nelsonmandela on last legs it seems. Make sure to avoid BBC when the murdering old terrorist croaks. It’ll be nauseating."

“‘Statesmen’ must be judged on results not rhetoric. Before Mandela, South Africa was safe economic powerhouse. Now crime ridden basket case.”

Two hours after a gay couple had won a court case against owners of a Bed and Breakfast for refusing them a room because of their sexual orientation in 2012, Griffin proceeded to publicly expose their address to his followers:

"A British Justice team will come up to [their Huntington address] & give you a … bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple's home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!"

Next up,  an altercation with a University of Bournemouth student saw the BNP leader get personal.

After she had tweeted her hope that Griffin was having an unpleasant day, the 54-year-old said he was “Sorry to disappoint” her, with the student retorting: “That's alright, life is full of disappointment”.

 “Um, Bournemouth Uni has been your biggest to date I fear,” Griffin responded.

In words:

"I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that 6 million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also also once held that the Earth was flat... I have reached the conclusion that the "extermination" tale is a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter witch-hysteria," Griffin said in a statement outside court in 1998. He has since admitted to “changing his views”.

"The TV footage of dozens of gay demonstrators flaunting their perversions in front of the world's journalists showed just why so many ordinary people find these creatures so repulsive," the BNP leader wrote of his views on homosexuality in Spearhead in 1999.

And then there was that famous appearance of Question Time...

 “I cannot explain why I used to say those things, any more than I can tell you why I have changed my mind."

Griffin goes into great detail about his transformed views on the Holocaust.

"I regard the BBC as part of a thoroughly unpleasant, ultra-leftist establishment which, as we have seen here tonight, doesn't even want the English to be recognised as an existing people.”

The MP launches a scathing attack on the same organisation that agreed to allow him to attend its programme.

 “I shared a platform with David Duke, who was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan, a totally non-violent one by the way.”

Griffin reveals – to much amusement from the audience – that he once shared a platform with a “totally non-violent” senior member of the KKK.

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