Bid to jail BNP leader Nick Griffin adjourned

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A move to jail British National Party leader Nick Griffin was adjourned today at the High Court.

The Commission for Equality and Human Rights has applied for the committal of Mr Griffin, deputy Simon Darby and party officer Tanya Lumby over allegations that the BNP has failed to remove potentially racist clauses from its constitution.

Mr Griffin, who is representing himself, has countered with an application for the cases to be thrown out.

At a brief hearing in London before Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, it was agreed the actions should be heard by two judges and be transferred to the Divisional Court for a two-day hearing starting on November 8.