James Greenhalgh interviews BNP leader Nick Griffin for the University of Leeds’ Leeds Student:
Despite being shunned by student media across the country, Leeds Student challenged BNP leader Nick Griffin to an interview. James Greenhalgh spoke to the censured MEP about racism, gay rights and the future of his party.
Leeds Student: Your political support is slipping away, why do you think this is? Is it because the main parties are dealing with immigration in a way that is supported by the electorate?
Nick Griffin: That certainly has had an effect, but a far bigger factor is that the nationalist vote is primarily working class. When the Labour party is in power, working class people who want to protest against the government do so by voting against Labour, a lot of them could never stomach voting Tory, so they vote for us. It’s a problem that will be reversed once the Labour party are back in power.
LS: That suggests you’re bracing yourself to lose seats in the upcoming elections?
NG: We’re not taking part in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections. We think that the concept of party political control of the police is appalling. It’s extraordinarily dangerous, and we’re siding with the senior police officers who are urging people to remove the democratic legitimacy of the winners by not voting, so there’s the lowest possible turn out…
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