Griffin Under The Spotlight

Matthew Collins - 02 06 12

An Irish newspaper will tomorrow publish allegations against BNP leader Nick Griffin that for legal reasons we cannot repeat in full.

The Sunday World, which has editions both in the North and the Republic of Ireland, has taken advantage of a British law which excludes Northern Ireland from UK law banning the reporting of allegations made by a witness in a court case.

Although the basis of the allegations levelled against Griffin have been well known to us at Hope Not Hate for a number of years and we have been forced to remain frustratingly silent, the graphic and full extent of the wide ranging allegations made in the article in Ireland may well shock even the most ardent of Griffin remaining admirers.

It is doubtful that even the most loyal and close of trusted party apparatchiks and sycophants will be aware of the extent to which Nick Griffin has spirited away money since becoming party leader in 1999. Nor is it likely that they will be aware of the allegedly secret deposits of large sums of cash made by senior and trusted party officials into foreign bank accounts.

At the time of Griffin’s admittance to the BNP in the early 1990’s, the bankrupt former NF leader was allegedly eking out a living stacking shelves at his local Supermarket while his wife worked full time as a midwife to supplement their rapidly declining lifestyle. Nick and Jackie’s farm house is not even in their names. The names on the deeds of the property are in fact allegedly those of the Griffins’ Hungarian neighbours and occasional baby and house sitters.

The allegations in the Sunday World focus on Griffin’s unreported alleged wealth and serious allegations are also made relating to the nature of the business practices of the BNP while they were ensconced in the Belfast offices of the Loyalist extremist, Jim Dowson.

Most of these allegations, and other explicit and graphic claims, are due to be heard by a court later this month when judges could hand severe prison sentences in a case involving BNP officials.

What will come as a surprise to the BNP and its remaining supporters are previously unheard of allegations of a series of properties and investments made with finances allegedly from the BNP’s shrunken funds.

The case was already promising to be explosive, with allegations that the BNP were entangled with amongst other things, Irish paramilitaries and electoral fraud.

We look forward to printing the full story as it untangles itself later this month.


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