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# gone
The BNP is no longer a recognised political party
The controversial group has had its official party status revoked over an administrative delay.
# Bankrupt
'No surrender!': BNP leader Nick Griffin's response to being declared bankrupt
Griffin says his bankruptcy won’t prevent him from staying on as an MEP.
UK: Police investigate Nick Griffin tweets about gay couple in B&B case
The controversial MEP has also issued a statement about his use of the phrase “fenian bastards” on Twitter.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added meerkat
The things we learned, loved and shared today.
MEP Nick Griffin says he will not apologise for 'Fenian' comment on Twitter
Griffin hit out at republicans after he received “vast amounts” of abuse on his Twitter feed.
# UK
UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case
The men, all of South Asian descent, were found to have lured girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. Far-right parties protested outside the court
UCC society withdraws Nick Griffin invite to 'free speech' debate
UCC’s Government and Politics Society withdraws its invite to the BNP leader, citing concerns for student safety.
UCC pledges security support for Nick Griffin visit in February
The student society organising a debate featuring the BNP leader says it has been given full security support by the college.
Column: UCC’s Nick Griffin invitation is a game – and fascism is the winner
The invitation to the BNP leader will spark a predictable cycle of outrage – but nobody involved is considering the real victims, writes Gavan Titley.
BNP's Nick Griffin set to address UCC society on free speech
The British right-wing politician is to participate in a UCC debate months after another Irish university group withdrew its invitation to him.
BNP leader says opponents of Trinity debate used "fascist methods" to stop it
Griffin was speaking to a student radio station at Dublin City University in an interview to be broadcast later today.
# Your Say
Poll: Should far-right groups be given a platform to speak?
Nick Griffin’s invite to a college debate has been withdrawn over safety fears. But should similar figures be invited in the first place?
Trinity society withdraws invite to BNP leader Nick Griffin
The Phil had invited the controversial MEP to participate in a debate next week, but withdrew the invite after student protests.
# Debate
Anti-racism campaigner hits out at Trinity College over gig ban
The organiser of an anti-racism gig has said he is “disgusted” that Trinity College Students’ Union will not hold a Love Music, Hate Racism gig on the same day BNP leader Nick Griffin comes to speak at the university.
Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at Trinity debate
Griffin has been invited address students about immigration – but some are calling on the university to cancel the event.
# coalition trouble
UK coalition government party 'humiliated' in by-election
The Liberal Democrats finished sixth in the poll increasing pressure on their embattled leader whose decision to enter into a coalition with the Conservatives has been unpopular.
# British Politics
Griffin denied entry to Buckingham Palace garden party
The BNP leader was turned away after officials said he was using his invitation for party ‘political means’.