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Tuesday, 25 May 2004

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Griffin, refusing to vote in a recent debate about Europe.

In a confounding move, British National Party leader, Nick Griffin, has announced his party's intention to continue their anti-European stance by standing in the upcoming European Elections.

Even more baffling is Griffin's insistence that should they win any seat in the European Parliament, they will use them to lobby for the Parliaments closure.
Every 5 years, proportional representation is used to allocate seats to Member States of the European Parliament. The British National Party has long been an avid campaigner against Britain becoming politically active in Europe.

In an interview today, Griffin explained his surprising theories:

"We in the BNP have decided that the best way to fight 'em is to join 'em. If we can successfully instate a British National Party in France and Germany, then we could win more seats and forward a motion to remove power from the Parliament, once this is done the European Parliament will be powerless."

Spoof journalist Igor was at the BNP conference in Burnley to ask Griffin what he would do should his party win a seat:

"Well, we wouldn't turn up, obviously, my Dad didn't fight in World War 2 so that I could shake hands with Fritz. We would actively abstain from all voting in the Parliament and would attempt, where possible, to remotely derail debates."

The British National Party have long been under suspicion of withdrawing from their hard-line right wing politics, after recently using Asylum Seekers to distribute anti-asylum leaflets. This recent move, along with the appointment of their new Treasury Secretary: Mjim Ghundubo, has led many to question whether anyone in the party has a clue exactly what message they are trying to get across.

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