Nick Griffin

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Nick Griffin

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Nick Griffin
Chairman of the BNP
In office
Preceded byJohn Tyndall
Member of the European Parliament
for North West England
In office
14 July 2009 – 2014
Personal details
Born (1959-03-01) 1 March 1959 (age 64)
Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Political partyBritish National Party
Spouse(s)Jackie Griffin
(m. 1985-present)
RelationsEdgar Griffin (father)
ResidenceLlanerfyl, Powys, Wales
Alma materDowning College, Cambridge

Nicholas John "Nick" Griffin (born 1 March 1959 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England) is a British politician who served as the chairman of the British National Party (BNP), from 1999 to 2014, and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the region of North West England, between 2009 and 2014.

Nick Griffin was educated in Suffolk, and joined the National Front when he was 14. He became a political worker for the party after his graduation from Cambridge University. In 1980 he became a member of its governing body, and later wrote articles for several right-wing magazines. In 1995, he joined the British National Party and in 1999 he became its leader. He made several attempts to make the party electable including the removal of certain extremist policies. At the 2009 European Parliament election, Griffin was elected an MEP for the North West England region. In October 2009, he was on the BBC television show Question Time which caused controversy.

In March 2017, Nick stated that he would want to emigrate to Hungary. He said,

“And I hope that Hungary, the Hungarian government, the Hungarian people, will welcome people who are genuine refugees from western Europe but keep out the liberals who have brought western Europe to this state in the first place.”[1]

In May 2017, he was issued with a entry and residence ban from the Hungarian government, declaring him as the persona non grata.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former BNP leader Nick Griffin says he hopes to emigrate to Hungary". The Independent. 2017-03-19. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  2. Sue Austin. "Far right leader Nick Griffin banned from Hungary". Retrieved 2017-09-18.

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