Monday, 24 May 2010

Nick Griffin to stand down as BNP leader

The implosion of the British National Party continued apace last night as Nick Griffin said that he would stand down as leader.

Griffin made the announcement, after a truly dismal set of election results for the BNP.

Announcing his intentions to resign in 2013, Griffin told the BNP Advisory Council:

"By then I would have been leader of the BNP for 15 years and that is long enough...

“It will be time to make way for a younger person who does not have any baggage which can be used against the party.”

Griffin said that he would step aside for a candidate who was "a serious contender for power."

So far the only "serous contender" to be suggested is Richard Barnbrook. Yes I mean *that* Richard Barnbrook.

Please, please, let it be so.

7 comments:

Bob said...

This is a mixed blessing for all those fighting the far right. Nick Griffin has become a liability for the BNP so his standing down could make way for someone who could really capitalise on the underlying support for the party. On the other hand there aren't any obvious replacements that would do any better as you point out.

AdamB said...

It is always reassuring that the best two candidates the BNP could muster were Barnbrook and Griffin. Of course it's always a risk that they will find a charismatic, intelligent leader in the future, but it's hardly an attractive prospect for them if they exist. You never know though.

Anonymous said...

He won't last until 2013. They'll have him out by the end of the month.

Leon said...

Please please please let it be Richard!!!

Denise said...

This isn't what it seems. Remember who you're dealing with:

http://norfolk.unitywebring.com/?p=1745

AdamB said...

I understand that this may be his motivation Denise. The history of these kinds of announcements doesn't look too good for him though. He's done this from a position of weakness and I suspect he will only get weaker after this.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

The BNP is dying, thank God for that, long may it remain in the gutter.