BNP lose out on £389,000

Matthew Collins - 31 01 14
Griffin: Sick as a parrot

Griffin: Sick as a parrot

The British National Party is in legal hot water after failing in a High Court bid to inherit £389,000 left to it by a British ex-pat.

The two sons of Joseph Robson, who died in Spain, appear to have stopped their father’s money going to the hate party.

A judge today ruled that Mr Robson’s bequest fell foul of the ban on foreign donations to political parties, saying the BNP broke the law by ‘receiving’ and ‘accepting’ the gift.

Judge Richard Sheldon QC effectively tore up Mr Robson’s will, declared that he died intestate and awarded his fortune to the sons he tried to disinherit. Neither of Mr Robson’s sons attended the hearing.

This is terrible news for BNP leader Nick Griffin, who as we reported in December, had set up a charitable trust to inherit the money.

Griffin is apparently on holiday in Portugal while his party faces being wound up in March. Party insiders were told that this £389,000 was going to save the party!


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