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A Few Highs And Lows From Nick Griffin’s Hacked Twitter Account

THE hacker with the Anonymous group known only as @Anon_0x03 has gained access to the Twitter account of British National Party’s chairman Nick Griffin. You’ll remember him from that time before Nigel Farage became the go-to face of intolerance. Onr theory is that UKIP leader Farage’s sole mission is to destroy the BNP vote. After all, UKIP is an empty vessel into which people can pour their pet hates and prejudices.

So. What did the hackers twitter from @nickgriffinmep?

@jamiesont quips:

Nick Griffin has apologised to his followers for a series of grammatically correct & inoffensive tweets posted after his account was hacked.


 just wish someone funny who could really have gone to town had hacked it.

HackRead records a few of the tweets, which are crude and could have been much funnier:


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The Telegraph reports an exchange that suggests the hacker had little idea what a Nick Griffin is:

What are you actually going to do with the account now you’ve got it? @bnp”one user tweeted to the hacker.

No sure, any ideas? I don’t really give a ****. It was just a random target. I’m not even from GB,” the hacker replied

The Journal says Griffin’s website,, and have also been hacked.

We leave you with a few more tweets:


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Nick Griffin and the BNP have been more ludicrous…



Posted: 3rd, May 2014 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Nigella Lawson sexism row: Nick Griffin is ‘nowhere near as attractive as he thinks he is’


WITH the Celebrity Police Force investigating, Charles Saatchi tells one and all that the photos of him apparently holding his wife Nigella Lawson’s throat were part of a “playful’ tiff”.

He tells the Evening Standard:

“The pictures are horrific but give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place…

“About a week ago, we were sitting outside a restaurant having an intense debate about the children, and I held Nigella’s neck repeatedly while attempting to emphasise my point. There was no grip, it was a playful tiff. Nigella’s tears were because we both hate arguing, not because she had been hurt. We had made up by the time we were home. The paparazzi were congregated outside our house after the story broke yesterday morning, so I told Nigella to take the kids off till the dust settled.”

The story does not end there. Ever since the Sunday People published the photos, the story has been a cause of chatter. The Sunday Mirror even made a joke of it all, punning that TV cook Nigella was at “BOILING POINT“.

A few days on and vain arsehat Nick Griffin, the BNP’s monocular tosser, who thanks to the democratic experiment has the mandate from 120,139 voters, tweets:

If I had the opportunity to squeeze Nigella Lawson, her throat wouldn’t be my first choice.

The Mirror gets wind of that stupid comment and reports:

Controversial politician makes derogatory sexual comment about celebrity chef

Others would surely prefer to look at the fact that Griffin fancies a Jewish mother of two. (Griffin claimed he fell out with Tyndall over the latter’s policy on Muslims: “Because he hated Jews so much, he thought Muslims couldn’t be all that bad if they didn’t like Jews” – Times)

But let’s not analyse the pillock. Let’s just note that the Mirror made its own joke at a time when it appeared to be alleging that Nigella had been the victim of domestic violence. Classy stuff.

The Express picks up on the story. It thunders: “Outrage as BNP leader Nick Griffin makes sick joke about Nigella Lawson on Twitter”.

This would be the Express whose sister paper the Daily Star once backed the EDL? The Express that asked of Nigella, “So has TV’s yummy cook out a bit too much in her tummy?” Is this the Express whose sister organ, Channel X, is showing this week such right-on films as Angel’s Gutter Girls, Skint Students and St Teenycums Nymphic Games 1? Is that the same Express outraged by “derogatory sexual comment about the celebrity chef? 

The Daily Mail once invited us to look at Nigella’s “jumbo knees”. And ITV infamously tweeted: [Nigella Lawson] is “nowhere near as attractive as she thinks she is”.

Be outraged by Nick Griffin. Be more outraged that people actually elected him to be an MEP (one reason to quit the EU, surely, Mr Farage). But if you are going to outraged by sexism, recognise that it’s not only racial bigots who champion it…

Posted: 17th, June 2013 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Revealed: what Nick Griffin is doing in Syria and Lebanon

BNP leader Nick Griffin during a demonstration in Westminster in central London.


NICK GRiffin, the BNPs’ monocular head, is in the Middle East? He wants us all to guess why? Our guess was that he’d read his own placards and was only obeying orders:


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But KarlRemarks other ideas?

Is he “about to relaunch the Crusades”?



Griffin says he’s conducting research.

Posted: 13th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Job done: Nick Griffin wants ‘hate preachers’ out of Britain – BNP leader heads to Syria

NICK Griffin, the monocular BNP leader, does read his own placards, and has responded to his own demands. This hate preacher’s gone to Syria…

BNP leader Nick Griffin during a demonstration in Westminster in central London.

BNP leader Nick Griffin during a demonstration in Westminster in central London on June 1.

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Posted: 11th, June 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Nick Griffin tweets home address of victimised gay couple: a twitter hunt follows

MICHAEL Black, 64, and his partner John Morgan, 59, are £3,600 better off (£1,800 each). When Christian Susanne Wilkinson refused to let them stay in a double bed at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire, she was breaking the law.

She said she was sticking up for her religious beliefs.

The couple had a reservation and paid a deposit. That was March 2010.

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Posted: 18th, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Nick Griffin, Kim Jong Un, Glitter and Jeremy Kyle fight Redknapp for England job

HARRY Redknapp will be the next England manger. Maybe. Says he:

“It wouldn’t be fair to anybody here if I started to let my thoughts wander elsewhere.”

Oh, come on Harry Redknobb. We need to know who we can hate next.

The Anorak Wish List – not in Association with The Sports Journalists’ Association runs:

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Plus points: Hated
Negative points: Too British – may have Welsh tendencies

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Posted: 10th, February 2012 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Jackboot-A-Nory: BNP Guiding Star Nick Griffin Tells The Nativity Story (With Added Cat!)

IT’S Jackboot-anory with Nick Griffin. The BNP will BNP Christmas Time – Nick Griffin tells The Nativity Story, with a cat.

It’s hard to think of a way to make the BNP look less relevant and sillier. Your suggestions, please…

Posted: 2nd, December 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

BNP’s Nick Griffin Is Not The Royal Family’s Right Sort Of Nazi: Garden Party Photos

BNP leader Nick Griffin was not at the Queen’s Garden Party of July 22, 2010. He wasn’t there the previous year, either. If Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t to get him in garden, she will have to try harder. The lure of garden party isn’t working.

Anorak suggests she issue a covert invite, possibly in German. The difficulty is having the hounds kept quiet while a fox’s is tail is pinned to Griffin’s suit bottoms. One ruse is to use not a real fox but a photo of Erwin Rommel attached to a short piece of string hooked into a huge pork sausage. Will Griffin take the bait..?

Says a Palace insider:

“It was all so different in King Edward VIII’s day…”

But Andrew Brons was there:

At the National Front, Brons was a close ally of Richard Verrall, the author of the Holocaust-denial tract Did Six Million Really Die?, who was vice-chairman. In 1981, while Brons was chairman, the NF endorsed We are National Front, a pamphlet carrying an introduction from Verrall. It had photographs of Brons and Verrall as well as a picture of a gorilla and a black man stating: “These two creatures look the same, don’t they?”

Conservative MP Julian Lewis says people “do not wish to rub shoulders with neo-Nazis” at garden parties.

No. At least the knobs don’t wish to since the Nazis lost…


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BNP Leader Nick Griffin who has had his invitation to a Buckingham Palace garden party withdrawn today because he was using it for "party political purposes", arrives at Television Studios in Milbank, central London.

Posted: 23rd, July 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Nick Griffin Banned From Queen’s Garden Party: Pictures

BNP Leader Nick Griffin never made it to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. But the Palace ruled that he was using it for “party political purposes“. He had earlier called it a “highly symbolic breakthrough” for the BNP. Such is the power of tea.

Last year he never went either. And next year. He probably won’t go. This will go on until the public gets the message that standing in the Queen’s garden sipping over-brewed tea while Prince Philip screams “Pull!” and “Release the hounds!” from his bedroom window is the stuff of dreams.

Better, perhaps, that Mr Griffin meet the Queen on a Stag stalking expedition or on the cross channel ferry to France on August 14th at 754 pm sharp.

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Posted: 22nd, July 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Nick Griffin To Attend Royal Garden Party: Edward VIII Would Approve

NICK Griffin, leader of the British National Party, is to meet the Germans, the Greeks and other royals when he attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace this summer. As an MEP it is Griffin’s entitlemenet.

Last year he pulled out so as not to “embarrass” the Queen. It turns out that the Queen – related to Princess Michael of Kent, Sarah Ferguson and Edward VIII – is not all that easily embarrassed.

The BBC Anti-Nick Griffin BNP Protest In Pictures: Hello Mum

Griffin will not be attending alone, having secured three extra tickets. Who they are is not know, but Bony M are available for hire…

Spotter: June

Posted: 15th, June 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Jedward Do The X Factor: The Most Amazing Things About John & Edward Mania

jedwardX FACTOR  Watch – Jedward special: Simon Cowell fixed it for Jedward, Halloween and bust, swine flu, Robbie Williams supports, Noel Gallagher cheers, JLS are on  message, Danyl Johnson votes John & Edward, the look-alikes and Jedward sing YMCA…

ON the front pages of the Mirror, Sun and Star, each time dressed as vampires ready to administer a love bite to anyone close enough, and so create another Jedward clone, the brothers Grimes introduce Halloween.

The Mirror: “X Factor twins John and Edward Grimes may be too sick to perform”

The sick so-and-sos. What they gone and done now?

Simon Cowell’s prayers could be answered – terrible twins John and Edward have been SILENCED by raging sore throats.

If they can’t sing, John & Edward get a pass through to the next round. Happily, Queen’s We Will Rock You is along with YMCA the world’s big semaphore hit and John & Edward can still perform with camping and foot stamping while stood on a large rock.

But the Brothers Grimes are now bona fide celebrities and a sore throat is not enough. As stars they demands more:

THE X Factor twins have been struck down with “flu-like” symptoms – just 24 hours after The Sun revealed the pair were at risk from swine flu.

Belfast Telegraph: “X Factor: Would you vote for the Grimes brothers?”

At his BBC Electric Proms performance last week Robbie stunned the crowd when he told them: “Go for the twins. John and Edward all the way.”

Well, if you can’t stun the crowd with your singing your new song that sounds like a composite blend of your own song with lyrics penned by an angst-riddled teenager, knock them bandy with something else.

And it’s not only Robbie Williams who likes Jedward:

Last year’s X Factor runners-up JLS have also given them the thumbs up, and even Noel Gallagher is reported to be behind them.

You imagine X Factor runners-up JLS like them because it reflects well on them to support a special needs act, and Noel Gallagher likes them because it’s pretty much what Simon Cowell’s pop factory deserves.

X Factor favourite Danyl Johnson, who is being mentored by their nemesis Simon Cowell, has revealed that he’s been voting to keep the twins in.

Danyl Johnson is so desperate to be likes he votes for John & Edward and then let’s this fact be know to the world at large. Others need John & Edward to remind the rest of us that they exist:

And John and Edward have also won the support of Big Brother reject Becky Shiner, who waited outside the X Factor house for hours to see them.

And to be seen.

The Guardian: “X Factor twins John and Edward pin victory hope on talent for publicity”

Simon Cowell described them as “vile little creatures who would step on their mother’s head to have a hit” and vowed to leave the country and sulk for six months if they won. Cheryl Cole said they could neither sing nor dance (“fact”) and more than 181,000 people joined a Facebook hate group in their name.

Hundreds of journalists quite about them.

“It’s been Jedward mania this week,” said Sam Delaney, the editor of Heat. “We’ve hit the tipping point. It’s up there with Bros mania, or Take That at their peak.” Delaney said the rise of JedwoodJohn and Edward mirrored the ascent of another upwardly mobile public figure. “There are parallels here with David Cameron,” he said. “People started off loathing him, then they started mocking him and then one day we woke up and thought: ‘Jesus Christ, he could actually win this.'”

Surely he thought, “Simon Cowell, he could actually win this.” Cowell is bigger. Right, Max:

Publicist Max Clifford believed people were voting to wind up Cowell. “The more Simon speaks out about them the way he does, the better it gets for them.”

The more media space they get the more people are familiar with them and the more likely they are to vote for them. Simon Cowell! John & Edward are Nick Griffin set to music!

But wait a moment. What’s this?

The Sun: “Simon loves Jedward”

SIMON Cowell secretly loves X Factor twins John and Edward Grimes and hatched a plot to turn them into megastars FOUR MONTHS ago, The Sun can reveal.

What’s this? The voting public is being duped? Louis and Simon are in this together!

Westlife’s Shane Filan said Simon and Louis showed footage of the boys to him and his bandmates in June, declaring: “They’re going to be massive.” And he said Simon knows the duo will have a big TV career even if they flop as pop stars.

Shane, 30, whose band is managed by Louis, the twins’ mentor, said: “We went with Louis to Simon’s house in LA and they took us to a room with a cinema and said, ‘We want to play you something.’ They played us John and Edward and Simon said, ‘They’re going to be massive.’ We were like, ‘Oh my god, they’ve gone crazy!’ It was when they did their first audition and they were asked where they’d be in ten years’ time and they were like, ‘We’re gonna be a bit older.’ And Simon said, ‘These are going to make it in the final 12.’

So it’s a fix. Cowell and Walsh are in an elite club of two that sets the agenda as to who wins their TV show.  And you trust the Sun to bring you the facts:

The Sun told this week how the twins scored the highest vote on last weekend’s show, while Simon’s act Danyl finished in the bottom two.

Only they didn’t. Rachel did. John & Edward came nearer the bottom than the top. Is the Sun in on this conspiracy to promote Jedward?

Irish Times: “The public’s guilty pleasure”

You can hear the editor screaming: “Get me a few hundred words on Jedward fast. A writer gets to work:

WE ARE ALWAYS more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess than to be praised for the 15 which we do possess.” Clearly, Mark Twain wasn’t an X Factor devotee, but his words are cannily spot-on when it comes to Dublin twins John and Edward Grimes. Talent – in musical terms anyway – doesn’t ooze from their collective pores, and some critics question whether they have any skills at all, let alone 15 of them.

Spot on, then. One thing we can agree on, and the writer can agree with himself on is this:

Cringey? Yes. Camp? Certainly. But it was so damn watchable, even if you had to peek through your fingers.

To win the show, Jedward need to be as awful as possible. Anorak has produced their playlist to ensure success. And do look at their look-alike gallery – your suggestions please…

Posted: 31st, October 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Revealed: What Nick Griffin Wrote On Question Time

WHEN Nick Griffin appeared on BBC TV’s Question Time he spent a considerable effort in putting pen to paper. So often did Nick write that many viewers supposed that he had been brought along to take the minutes.

Mr Griffin may have been unaware that his words can be recorded on video and audio, believing that unless something is written down it cannot be real. Thankfully, Mr Griffin was not forced to tattoo the evidence on his arm and was afforded a piece of paper.

Those jotting have now come into our possession. These are they:



Posted: 29th, October 2009 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

School Nativity Features Slaughter Of The Innocents

baby-killersTHE GUARDIAN’S Alex Renton supports an end to babies and the causes of babies – the end of sperm banks and an end to IVF.

He tells us: “Fewer British babies would mean a fairer planet.”

No, Nick Griffin and your BNP goons – he means fairer, as in green not white. Renton is no fascist:

The worst thing that you or I can do for the planet is to have children.

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Posted: 26th, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Nick Griffin On Question Time: Germans Declare War On British Fascists And BNP Jokes

bnp11NICK Griffin BNP Watch: With Her Majesty The Queen, war with Germany, former KKK leader David Duke calls Griffin a ‘liar’, mother-in-law calls him a racist and the X Factor…

NoTW: “Queen fury at BNP – Queen fury at BNP Outrage at Nick Griffin Churchill hijacking”

If “non-indigenous” Britons had to go “home”, as the BNP wants, The Queen would have to return to Germany.

THE QUEEN has declared WAR on the BNP.

It’s Germany versus the BNP. Game on! Listen out for Prince Philip turning to Liz and saying:

“If we stay here much longer we’ll turn into one-eyed bigots.”

He’s Not Just A Bigot, He’s A Silly Boy


Bnp leader Nick Griffin has been branded a work-shy racist… by his mother-in-law. Muriel Cook, mum of Griffin’s wife Jackie, says he hardly ever worked when his children were young – and is merely hiding his vile views to win votes.

Muriel, a widow, says: “Nick is still a racist. He still holds those views – always has. He wants to see an all-white Britain, but that will never happen… he’s living in the Dark Ages.”

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Posted: 25th, October 2009 | In: Politicians | Comments (9) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

BNP Nick Griffin’s Question Time: Christmas Cancelled, Winston Churchill Tweets And White Trash

bnp4JUST when you thought you’d heard the last of twitchy BNP leader Nick Griffin, up pop the media to tell you that you should be thinking about him.

Before we go on, we have question for Mr Griffin:

If, as you say (we have video evidence), Winston Churchill would have joined the BNP, in what capacity would he have served – as leader or as your subordinate? And if he would have been the BNP’s leader, in what ways would he have made a better leader than you? The Indy sums it up best:

It is not hectoring or mystique, but familiarity that breeds contempt.

Oh for a Sir Jimmy Goldsmith clapping along as the crowed chant “Raus! Raus! Raus!”

Now to all the news and views:

Sky News: “’One In Five Voters Now Considering BNP’”

Shocking news for Sheila and Lucy Cohen to know that one of them or their three grown-up children is a Nazi. But the BNP is all-inclusive (you said that too, Nick.)

More than a fifth of voters would consider voting for the British National Party according to the first opinion poll taken since the controversial appearance of Nick Griffin on Question Time.

Would consider… And then dismiss it?

More than half of those questioned said that they agreed with the BNP, or thought that the party had a point, in wishing to speak up for the interests of the indigenous, white British people which successive governments have done too little to protect.

Into the void created by the mainstream parties’ lack of desire to talk about immigration, race and a media that demonises the white working class steps the BNP.

And as our own Ed Barrett notes:

Today, the white working class has neither political power nor cultural cachet. One consequence of this is that the rest of society sees no reason to hide its distaste when discussing it. In these politically correct times poor whites are just about the only section of society that it is permissible to insult. The council estate, once a symbol of progress (albeit of a bureaucratic penny-pinching variety), is now regarded as the British equivalent of the American trailer park, and its inhabitants, once the harbingers of a coming classless age, are derided as ‘white trash’.

Sky news’s facts leads to the Sun’s front-page headline:

“DOWNFALL – NAZI BACKSLASH FOR GRIFFIN – Nation turns on BNP chief after TV fiasco”

Only seven per cent in the YouGov poll of 1,314 people said they would “definitely” or “possibly” back them.

Down with the BNP!

As the Guardian puts it:

“Ministers warn of poll boost for BNP after Question Time”

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Posted: 24th, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (3) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Anorak Wraps Up The Week When Lindsay Lohan Died And Nick Griffin Forgot His Lines

acid_picdump_57_55THAT was the week when: Lindsay Lohan died, Nick Griffin twitched, Cheryl Cole had the Y Factor, India’s call centre workers exploded, Stephen Gately died – again; Madeleine McCann became a mascot – but not a Halloween outfit – and James Arthur Ray didn’t break sweat…

Sunday October 19:

Only Video Of Anne Frank Emerges

Cheryl Cole’s X Factor Lap Dance Undoes Whitney Houston’s Dress

Someone should have told Whitney Houston that you don’t need a wardrobe malfunction to be British pop star, you just need to come on stage dressed as a lap dancer and get mum, dad and the kids to clap along.

Indian BT Worker ‘Bombs’ British Customer’s House

“I’m disgusted that something like this can happen with such a respected company. The whole thing has been upsetting. It doesn’t get much worse than someone – a stranger – saying he is going to blow you up.”

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Posted: 23rd, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Cassette Boy Does Nick Griffin, The Most Powerful Muslim Woman in Britain

nick-griffinNICK Griffin is on Question Time. Nick Griffin is the Most Powerful Muslim Women In Britain.

“I am against black people kissing in public.”

“I believe that the Holocaust was an emormous party”

“The British National Party is extraordinarily racist”

Video proof:

* Nick Griffin has trouble remembering what he says and maybe this video can jog memeries…

Posted: 23rd, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

The BBC Anti-Nick Griffin BNP Protest In Pictures: Hello Mum

WERE you at the BBC protest against the BNP? Which acronym were you gunning for? NF? ANL? SKY? Was that you screaming “Intolerance will not be tolerated!

* Were you with the Socialist Workers who gave us the Jew-free Holocaust?

* Were you with the Conservatives who in Europe have “allied themselves with some pretty awful characters on Europe’s far right – Poland’s Michal Kaminski among them – including For Fatherland and Freedom, a Latvian party that has participated in an annual event commemorating the Latvian Waffen SS, the Lettish legion”?

* Were you with Labour, who tells us we are 45-minutes from being hit by an Iraqi bomb, whould they get one big enough?

* Were you with the BNP, who hate.

It’s not just the fascists who are sure of themselves, who are sure they are right. You want to test if you are right, really right, and they are really wrong, really wrong? Then debate it.

Or shout as loudly as them. Silence is not an option.

We’ve got the pictures from the telly demo on the day the news came to the BBC.

That you?


Posted: 23rd, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Hugs And Shakes Before Nick Griffin’s Question Time Wobble

bonnie-greer-nick-griffinBRITISH politics is in such a dire state that even our Great British leader of our Great British far-right extremists is twitchy, nervy and about as skilful an orator as Worzel Gummidge, a Great British scarecrow in a Great British field, in a Great British tizz.

The media, however, has not said enough about Nick Griffin, and we continue our round up of all the views and news on the BBC telly Question Time show with this delightful insight from black female culture vulture Bonnie Greer, she of the BBC’s speed dial nodding head service.

In “When Bonnie Greer met Nick Griffin”, the London Evening Standard’s David Cohen pits Greer and Griffin head to head.

Griffin looks not enough unlike the monster from The Goonies, while Greer looks on him as if eyeing a interestingly shaped turd.

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Posted: 23rd, October 2009 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

BNP Leader Nick Griffin’s Question Time Review, With Jan Moir, David Letterman And All The Views

nick-griffin-2_632928aDID BNP leader Nick Griffin do it on Question Time? Did Nick Griffin do what everyone who sat up to watch political chatter over tractor racing, repeats of Coronation Street and strippers get what they hoped for? Did he tick the boxes? Let’s take a look:

Sky News: “Disgusting’ Griffin Defends Ku Klux Klan”

Far-right BNP leader Nick Griffin has defended the Ku Klux Klan, attacked Muslims and called gay couples “creepy” in a controversial appearance on BBC’s Question Time.

Were it not for the KKK, Griffin could pass for a tabloid hack voicing off. “JAN MOIR FOR LEADER!”, “BUY THE DAILY EXPRESS!” come the cries from the BNP voting households. Can Griffin recover?

At one point moderator David Dimbleby snapped at the BNP leader for smiling as he struggled to answer a question about his past denial of the Holocaust. He was booed as he attacked Jack Straw’s father for being in jail for not fighting in the war while his own father was serving in the RAF.

Smirking… Snide comments about MPs…We stayed awake for this?

Sky’s chief political correspondent Jon Craig said: “Griffin was exposed on Question Time as a nasty piece of work, with unpleasant views on race, immigration, Islam, homosexuality and Winston Churchill.”

BNP leader is unpleasant… We needed to watch him to know this?

Those front pages:

“Griffin uses BBC to attack Islam and defend the Klux Klux Klan” – Daily Telegraph

“As protestors bay outside, Griffin says “I’m not a Nazi’” – Guardian

“Hostile reception for Griffin” – The Times

“BIGOT AT BAY – Jeered, scorned and ridiculed…but still BNP leader milks his moment in the spotlight. Now the BBC faces angry questions of its own” ” – Daily Mail

“Griffin baptism of fire at the BBC” – Indy

“BNP leader Nick Griffin is… A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY” – Daily Express

“RAT RUN – BNP chief scuttles away after humiliation on TV” – Daily Mirror

“BNP CHIEF IS A NUTTER… even wife puts boot in” – Daily Star

The Show Without Punch

The Guardian: “BNP on Question Time: Lone voice freezes Griffin’s grin”

Nick Griffin was not sitting on the far right of the panel. But if that would have been a cliche too far for Question Time’s producers, Mentorn, there was symbolism enough as the four men and two women took their seats for last night’s recording.

Faced with the BNP, all three mainstream parties, in what had doubtless been the subject of some negotiation by the programme’s producers, were seated squarely to the left of the long, curved desk, with David Dimbleby in the centre acting as a reassuring buffer against any anticipated xenophobic spittle.

Bonnie Greer alone, unelected and hence beyond contamination, sat next to Griffin, though with her elbow nearest to him planted firmly on the desk throughout, one shoulder directed in sniffy contempt.

And her eyebrows ready to fire at will.

The Times: “Audience is outraged as Griffin says Churchill would have joined BNP”

The British National Party’s exposure to a nationwide audience provoked outrage last night as its leader reiterated his claim that Winston Churchill would have joined his party.

And Churchill would have served diligently under leader Nick Griffin. Right, nick? Far right!

BBC: “Griffin attacks Islam on BBC show”

His references to Britain’s “indigenous people” prompted other members of the panel to challenge him to say he meant white people. Mr Griffin said the colour was “irrelevant” and said Mr Straw would not dare go to New Zealand and tell a Maori he was not “indigenous”. “We are the aborigines here,” he claimed

At least he’s doing jokes now.

THIS Is Staffs: “Mixed blessings in TV’s big time”

“The vast majority of this audience finds what you stand for disgusting,” one man told him. “You’d be surprised how many people would have a whip round to buy you a ticket to the South Pole,” said another. “It’s a colourless landscape and it’d suit you fine.”

The Times:

The redoubtable American playwright Bonnie Greer, who refused to look his way, started him off by referencing the new law that would require the BNP to admit non-whites to its membership. “You laugh,” said Ms Greer. “If I was you, I would be scared.” The vision of the policy U-turns a mass influx of Muslims would cause, was such a good joke Mr Griffin even applauded.

She wasn’t joking. If every non-white, Jews, Muslims, Hindu and more join the BNP, the BNP would die.

The Sun: “I’m the most loathed man in Britain”

SMUG bigot Nick Griffin appeared on BBC1’s Question Time last night – after sparking mayhem at Television Centre. At one point the fascist BNP leader, 50, confessed he was “the most loathed man in Britain” among Nazi sympathisers.

The Opinions

Daily Mail, Max Hastings: “Repugnant, slippery and exposed as an empty vessel”

Anyone think Hasting is giogn to talk about the war?

Greer said that Churchill’s mother was possibly of Mohawk Indian descent, which made nonsense of the BNP’s ideas on British racial identity. As a history lesson, almost all the panel talked tosh. Winston Churchill, in his own time, possessed the values and racial attitudes of the Victorian aristocracy from which he came, wildly politically incorrect in modern terms.

The Guardian, Aditya Chakrabortty: “Nick Griffin on Question Time: No big gaffes, so he will say it’s a success”

Griffin’s success last night can be defined as follows: neither cabinet ministers nor protesters stopped him from getting on air and there were no punch-ups nor any telltale flashes of temper. For the BNP, those are sufficient grounds to chalk up last night as a victory.

The Sun: “Sun panel gives its verdict on BNP leader”

Matthew Todd, editor of gay mag Attitude, says… Saira Khan, of TV’s Apprentice, says….

You need to know what the gay man and the Asian woman think of Nick Griffin?

FT, Matthew Engel: “’Billy Bunter’ is wounded in bear-bait

This was not Question Time , it was a bear-bait, with Nick Griffin as the animal supposedly undergoing torment. This was the only way the BBC could square its decision to invite him with the bien-pensant view that he should never have been allowed. It would have been far better if he were just allowed to rabbit on until even the most alienated builder in Burnley realises that Mr Griffin is unimaginably stupid. Last night’s performance may have created some kind of sympathy for him….

The Times, Andrew Billen: “Question Time, BBC 1”

Maybe Mr Griffin couldn’t find a gag writer, or maybe he thought by looking serious and speaking slowly he would be taken seriously. But this tactic was soon in trouble and, suddenly, after 10 minutes he went as giggly as a sixth former…

There was so much ganging up, I was half-reminded of barmy David Icke’s sorry appearance years ago on Wogan in which he elaborated his sci-fi conspiracy theories. It is not easy — it even requires courage — to say the unsayable even when the unsayable is plain wrong. Unfortunately, Mr Griffin — evasive, hair-splitting, his every other answer further proof of bad faith — turned out to be unspeakable. Sympathy for the devil? I think not.

Anyone else on the show?

The representative of what’s left of New Labour was Jack Straw, striking absurd Churchillian poses, who was his usual evasive old-line political self. He was outshone by the Tory communities’ spokesman Sayeeda Warsi. But Mr Griffin was the most incoherent and unconvincing.

CRIKEY, Alex Mitchell: “BBC’s Question Time gets Nicked with a reborn Alf Garnett”

Instead, Question Time presented the British public with a reborn Alf Garnett with none of the comic satire of Warren Mitchell…His presentation is so lightweight it’s difficult to see him emerging as the leader of a major neo-Nazi force, which is what the political hysterics are predicting.

The Times, Libby Purves: “‘All of the panel wanted to attack a man who wanted to be attacked’

It was an odd show because almost all of the questions — even the five minutes on gays — were BNP-related, and the entire audience and panel anti-Griffin. Dimbleby, briefed to keep quoting his YouTube nonsenses back at him, risked making him seem a victim. Griffin’s tactic was to grin pudgily and to keep his answers crisper than Jack Straw’s (not difficult). It is never easy for a chairman to come down hard on someone who keeps it brief.

The Times, Matthews Parris:

Nobody crashed. Nobody descended into incoherence. All of them — landed with the task of attacking a man who wanted to be attacked — found their own distinct way of doing battle. But nobody dared try what, if it could have been done, would have been the most devastating tactic of all, and perhaps the only tactic that would have done Mr Griffin any real harm: to brush him aside as a small man, enlarged by the anger of his enemies.

The Times, David Aaronovitch

Griffinism is a state of permanent denial, followed by self-incrimination and wild eccentricity…

Tested on his penchant for Holocaust denial he became a Holocaust-denial-denyer, replying “I do not have a conviction for Holocaust denial” and telling the nation how he couldn’t explain how and in what way he had changed his mind on the Holocaust as he might be prosecuted in France.

On Islam he slipped in a reference to supporting Israel on Gaza, which was unlikely to win the Jewish vote and likely to baffle the BNP vote.

Finally he confided that he thought the BBC to be “part of a thoroughly unpleasant ultra-leftist establishment”, when voters know it best for Strictly Come Dancing. He showed himself to be, not so much a fearful Nazi, as kook.

Nick The Celebrity

Late Show With David Letterman Amy Poehler; Nick Griffin; Judy Collins performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

His Last Word

The Herald: “BNP leader laps up the publicity but wilts in Question Time heat”

Reviewing his own performance he said: “People will see the extraordinary hostility shown to me from the people representing the three old parties. It’s still a matter of the main political parties being against the outsider and that is what it is about.”

The Last Word

Radio Netherlands: Giving the far right rope to hang itself

It’s a risk. As soon as you promote extreme attitudes you create more attention for those views. Professor Groebel says the media also plays its part, being more interested in risky, thrilling stories than moderate ones. On the other hand, he says, to suppress them completely is dangerous because you then have a movement that you cannot control publicly. In the end, people have to be trusted to weigh up their politicians, says Mr Groebel. “A strong democracy does not necessarily have to fear more extreme views if they are placed in context and surrounded by good moderation.”

The Mail: “Talk about bare-faced hypocrisy.”

Normal service has been resumed, the Mail is attacking the BBC:

Amidst the furore over the BBC’s decision to invite Nick Griffin on to Question Time, its director general, Mark Thompson, claims that he had no choice because of the Corporation’s ‘central principle of political impartiality’. What a pity that the BBC for years has comprehensively trampled this so-called ‘central principle’ into the dirt. This is an organisation that’s utterly in thrall to the left-wing agenda of the majority of its staff.

Nick Griffin – an unlikely man who would never get anywhere in a major political party gets a lot of attention…

Posted: 23rd, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (28) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Can Nick Griffin Say Something Really Offensive And Save The BBC?

nick-griffin2MUCH hope in Anorak Towers that Nasty Nick Griffin will live up to the hype and say something truly terrible that makes tuning in worthwhile. But he looks like he might not be up to it. He seems to pathetic.

If Griffin fails to deliver then Question Time will slink back into its late evening slot that has made it an unwatchable show fronted by a smirking BBC host (do they mould these people?) and populated by a bunch of jobbing politicos and a celebrity who is there to cut thought the nonsense and show us just how shit politicians are. Right, kids?

The very future of  the BBC depends on Griffin being offensive. But is he up to it?

Old Mr Anorak has equipped us with cards on which the following things to look and listen out for:

1. Griffin saying: “All blacks are sub-human and since black footballers started playing for England, the lads have failed to win the World Cup.”

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Posted: 22nd, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

BNP’s Nick Griffin On Question Time: In Pictures

BNP leader Nick Griffin is on Question Time. Outside the BBC, it’s all kicking off. The BBC is now the news, the host and the brodcaster. Hurrah!














Posted: 22nd, October 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

BNP Leader Nick Griffin On Question Time: Oddballs, Exposure And A Riot

nick-griffinNICK Griffin, monocular leader of the BNP, is to appear on BBC’s Question Time politics show. You can read what we think of it here and here. But what says the media? What says the media about the BBC’s decision to make its moribund TV show interesting?

The front pages:

“Why even the BNP leader’s wife thinks he is a weirdo” – Mail

“BBC chief: We were right to allow BNP on Question Time” – Guardian

“BNP: Thank you auntie for giving us such a boost” – The Times

“Riot fear over BNP talk show” – Daily Star

Nick Griffin The Man

Daily Mail, Dominic Carman: “DOMINIC CARMAN: A deeply disturbing encounter with the BNP’s Nick Griffin – and the wife who thinks he’s an oddball”

Jackie [Griffin’s wife] pulls no punches when it comes to her husband. The former district nurse later revealed some extraordinary home truths about the couple’s marriage.

“My mother thinks he could do with a damned good slap,’ she confided in me, adding: ‘Nick’s parents taught him that the sun rose and set in his a***. He never had to do anything at home and was told he was always right, he can do everything and he’s wonderful.”

They first met in Suffolk in 1978: she was 15, he was 19 and friends with her sister’s boyfriend.

“Nick was an oddball, never part of the gang,” she says.

Sing along: Nick Griffin is only one oddball, the other is in the…

After graduating in 1980, Griffin worked full time for the National Front.

“I thought he would grow out of it,” says Jackie. “I was earning money, he wasn’t – what a fool I was.”

The couple married in 1985. Joe Pearce, best man at their wedding, was imprisoned twice for inciting race hatred. The Griffins lived on state benefits for more than a year.

“I worked my a*** off trying to keep us going,’ Jackie moaned. “I’ve been… working to keep us going financially and bring up four children while he’s spent his time playing at stupid politics. To Nick, it’s all a game.’

Meanwhile, In Scotland…

The Herald: “BBC ‘bent over backwards’ to accommodate BNP leader”

Mike Russell, the Scottish Culture Minister, said of the decision to invite MEP Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, on to the flagship show tonight: “BBC managers in London must explain why they are bending over backwards to accommodate this overtly racist party, which has absolutely no standing north of the Border.”

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Posted: 22nd, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (14) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

BNP Leader Nick Griffin Lampoons Himself

bnp3NICK Griffin , of the BNP, has not even taken the stand at the BBC’s Question Time and he is already losing his thread. Following the shocking news that war is not a place for extremists, Griffin of the cartoon tells us:

“Those Tory generals who today attacked the British National Party should remember that at the Nuremburg Trials, the politicians and generals accused of waging illegal aggressive wars were all charged — and hanged — together.

“Sir Richard and Sir Mike fall squarely into this bracket, and they must not think that they will escape culpability for pursuing the illegal wars in Iran and Afghanistan… These two gentlemen are Tories who have seen the traditional Conservative vote in the army, from private level up to senior officers, dissolve away and turn into BNP votes”.

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Posted: 21st, October 2009 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0