The leader of the BNP and newly-elected Euro MP, Ron Nasty, has been threated with jail even before the new European Parliament session begins next week.
The speaker of the House of MEPs, Dutch MEP Dimme Whitte has told Mr Nasty, in no uncertain terms, that if he takes his seat, he could face a term in jail.
Mr Whitte was in the Euro Parliament House in Brussels to practice his opening speech when he saw Mr Nasty at the back of the parliament hall. It appears mr Nasty was attacking his seat with a Phillips screwdriver in an attempt to take the seat with him.
Mr Nasty said that he was just "borrowing" the seat, and actually had no intention of "taking" it. He also said that it was pure coincidence that he also had a space booked at the Brussels International Car Boot Sale on Sunday, where some narrow-minded people could draw the conclusion that he might just put the seat on sale.
Mr Nasty continued to defend his position by saying that it would be unfair to expect a Euro MP to stand for the entire duration of the car boot sale.
He also denied rumours that he was going to park his car the wrong way 'round in an attempt to sell the engine.