Predictably, British National Party leader and MEP Nick Griffin had a repulsive quote to hand when photos emerged that appeared to show British food writer Nigella Lawson being grasped by the throat by her husband Charles Satchi.
Predictably, British National Party leader and MEP Nick Griffin had a repulsive quote to hand when photos emerged appearing to show British food writer Nigella Lawson being grasped by the throat by her husband Charles Satchi.
“If I had the opportunity to squeeze Nigella Lawson, her throat wouldn’t be my first choice,” the 54-year-old MEP tweeted.
I say predictably because, once you start to look into Mr Griffin’s background a bit more, you are spoilt for choice with a hideous quote for every occasion.
Here are five of the worst:
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1) “Saint #nelsonmandela on last legs it seems. Make sure to avoid BBC when the murdering old terrorist croaks. It’ll be nauseating.” – Griffin on learning of Nelson Mandela’s recent illness.
2) “‘Statesmen’ must be judged on results not rhetoric. Before Mandela, South Africa was safe economic powerhouse. Now crime ridden basket case.” – Same.
3) “A British Justice team will come up to [address] & give you a … bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple’s home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!” – Just two hours after a gay couple had won a court case against owners of a Bed and Breakfast for refusing them a room because of their sexual orientation in 2012, Griffin publicly exposed their address to his followers.
4) “I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that 6 million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also also once held that the Earth was flat… I have reached the conclusion that the ‘extermination’ tale is a mixture of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie, and latter witch-hysteria” – Griffin outside court in 1998.
5) “The TV footage of dozens of gay demonstrators flaunting their perversions in front of the world’s journalists showed just why so many ordinary people find these creatures so repulsive” – the BNP leader writing in Spearhead in 1999.