Nick Griffin was forceably expelled from the British National Party, it was announced last night.
The former leader of the far-right political party and ex-MEP, who believes gay marriage ‘kills’ children and two men kissing is ‘creepy’, was told to leave for ‘trying to cause disunity’.
He has been accused of harassing members of BNP staff, allegedly making physical threats in at least one case, and of ‘bringing the party into disrepute’.
Griffin received a letter that stated: ‘We believe that, since being given the title of honorary president, you have put all your efforts into trying to cause disunity by deliberately fabricating a state of crisis.
‘The aim of this was to again embroil the BNP in factionalism designed to destabilise our party.’
He also confirmed his expulsion on Twitter:
Breaking news! I’ve just been ‘expelled’ without trial from the #BNP! That’ll teach me to tell a member of staff he’s a ‘useless, lazy twat’
— Nick Griffin (@nickjgriffinbnp) October 1, 2014
Funnily enough, Griffin has not exactly received a huge amount of support online.
BBC News – BNP expels ex-leader Nick Griffin. There is a God and she is a black socialist. http://t.co/YXBcmrcq2L
— Lee Jasper (@LeeJasper) October 1, 2014
Both of the other BNP members have expelled Nick Griffin for being too gay and not having enough tattoos.
— Just Pengy (@RealPengy) October 1, 2014
Poor Nick Griffin, rejected again. He had a difficult childhood, you know. He was always the black shirt of the family.
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) October 1, 2014
In the past, Griffin has claimed children will ‘die’ if they are raised in househeads headed by gay couples.
‘Civil partnerships are a way of sliding towards marriage for everyone through the backdoor. It undermines the institution of marriage, and as a result of that, children will die over the next few years, because they’ll be brought up in homes which aren’t married,’ he said.
But despite describing gay people as ‘poofs’ and ‘creepy’, he denied he is homophobic.
‘I do tolerate you [gays]. In fact, when I took over, the BNP had a policy to re-criminalize homosexuality,’ he said.
‘Why can’t you people simply get over it and tolerate the fact that a lot of heterosexual people – we don’t want to persecute you – but we find the sight of two men kissing creepy. That’s just a fact.’