The leader of the BNP Nick Griffin was yesterday declared bankrupt. He doesn't own a house, and has run out of money. But there are some other, probably more important things that the far-right politician lacks...
1. Elementary self-awareness
Griffin still believes he's an unfairly-hounded hero, with an important voice on the global stage:
'To all the NUJ presstitutes wanting interviews on this politically irrelevant nothing, if you'd called when I helped stop Cameron's Syrian War, I'd take you seriously' he tweeted today.
2. Straightforward humanity
When Nelson Mandela was on his deathbed, Griffin stood up for apartheid:
''Statesmen’ must be judged on results not rhetoric. Before Mandela, South Africa was safe economic powerhouse. Now crime ridden basket case.'
3. Even the teeniest resemblance to Winston Churchill
In 2009 Griffin insisted on BBC Question Time that Churchill, who fought and won a war against fascists, would be a member of the BNP were he alive today.
4. Understanding that the Holocaust isn't a myth
"It's nonsense about gas chambers", said Griffin, denying the holocaust in his early career. "It's been exposed as a total lie"
On Question Time Griffin later said he was no longer a holocaust denier, but said European law prevented him from answering further.
5. Ability not to be an arse towards homosexual people
After a gay couple were refused a room by a Christian hotel owner, straight pride champion Griffin appeared to threaten them with a beating:
“So Messrs Black & Morgan, at [their address]. A British Justice team will come up to Huntington & give you a bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple’s home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!”
All in all, bankruptcy seems the least of this man's troubles...
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