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Nick Griffin to quit as BNP leader

Nick Griffin has signalled his intention to quit as leader of the British National Party after the party conceded it suffered a "bloody nose" at the hands of voters this month.

BNP leader Griffin signals intention to step down

Nick Griffin has signalled his intention to quit as British National Party leader after the party conceded it suffered a "bloody nose" at the hands of voters this month.

Errors and Omissions: Our language betrays how we love to take pot shots at the middle classes

As a proud son of the bourgeoisie, I have remarked before on the widespread snobbery that makes it acceptable to sneer at the middle classes. It is as if writers feel that readers need constant reassurance that they are not the kind of middle-class people who read the Daily Mail.

MPs 'pleased' at BNP's failure

MPs are "very pleased" that the British National Party failed to win a single Commons seat at the general election, Harriet Harman said today.

A rude awakening: What now for former MPs and failed contenders?

What becomes of the rejected hopefuls and ejected incumbents after the ballots are all in? Emily Dugan asked Judi Chadaway, of headhunters Scarlett2, what they might do next

BNP in disarray as candidates slump to defeat in target seats

Weakened by internal divisions and a campaign which culminated in one of his senior lieutenants trading punches with an Asian man in a street brawl, Nick Griffin yesterday failed in his attempt to force his party into the political mainstream when he suffered a crushing defeat in its east London stronghold.

Griffin's future in doubt as BNP campaign implodes

The British National Party (BNP) failed in its efforts to break into the political mainstream when it suffered a succession of defeats in its key target seats.

Twelve hours that left the nation dazed and confused

For those following the results as they were declared, it was as draining a night as it was for the politicians. Paul Vallely reports

Pack your bags and go, victor Margaret Hodge tells Griffin

Hopes haboured by the British National Party of winning its first parliamentary seat were crushed this morning when tourism minister Margaret Hodge retained her Barking seat.

How the BNP set its sights on Stoke's schools

The party now has governors at seven schools in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Griffin unable to tell if radio caller was British

British National Party leader Nick Griffin said today he was unable to tell if a caller to a radio phone-in was British as he couldn't see what he looked like.

Balls squares up to BNP at Independent's soapbox

Ed Balls, Gordon Brown's closest Cabinet ally, will go head to head with the British National Party today in The Independent's soapbox debate in Morley, West Yorkshire, as he battles to avoid a "Portillo moment" in Thursday's general election.

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